Student Employment at College Ten

Student staff members are central to the successful functioning of our college community. Join the College Ten staff! Develop leadership skills, contribute to your community, and share your skills and experience by applying for one of the following positions:

Resident Assistant (RA) 

A Resident Assistant (RA) is a trained student leader who works to create and maintain a supportive system for residential students.  Each RA is assigned to work within a specific community of students.  RAs work to host different social, academic, and cultural activities for their residents; act as a resource and mentor; and act to address any safety or security concerns that occur in their areas.  They also take turns serving as 24-hour emergency on-call support, during which time they support students with any safety or security concerns they might have.  Applications are accepted in early winter quarter for the following academic year.  For more information, contact Mirabai Hutton at mwhutton@ucsc.edu.

Social Justice and Community CoCurricular Programs CUIP Intern 

The Chancellor's Undergraduate Internship Program position provides leadership in planning and teaching College Ten 2-credit class, facilitating a leadership group, and developing other programs to enhance the college's theme of Social Justice and Community. For more information about the CUIP program, please visit the Career Center or contact Wendy Baxter at wbaxter@ucsc.edu

The application deadline for this position is February 16, 2017. 

International Living Center Special Programs Assistant 

The ILC Assistant provides coordinates both the Language Tables Program and the International Affairs Group, as well as completing administrative tasks and other special projects related to the management of the ILC.  For more information contact Mirabai Hutton at mwhutton@ucsc.edu.

Praxis CUIP Intern 

The Praxis CUIP Internship Position provides leadership in the planning and executing of various community service opportunities for students as part of the college's service learning program. For more information, contact Abbey Asher at aasher@ucsc.edu. 

Faculty Initiatives Program Assistant 

Assist in the development and implementation of programs that bring together faculty and students from Colleges Ten in meaningful interactions that enhance co-curricular learning related to the college's theme. Plan faculty presentations, field trips and other programs. For more information, please contact Wendy Baxter at wbaxter@ucsc.eduThe application deadline for this position is April 12, 2017. 

Community Program Assistants (CPAs) 

Community Programs Assistants are part of the College Nine and College Ten Programs & Activities Team and work under the general supervision of the College Programs Coordinator. The Programs & Activities staff plan and produce community-wide programming at College Nine and College Ten (College Nights, Dances, etc.), and works collaboratively with other college units, staff at other colleges, departments, and student organizations. The Programs & Activities staff is also primarily responsible for campus-wide programs at College Nine and College Ten, including Welcome Week and the College Nine and College Ten Commencement Ceremonies. For a more detailed description, click here.

Recruitment for Community Program Assistant position begins in mid February and runs until early April. Click here to find out how to apply online. For more information, contact Assistant CPC Tim Barbour at 459-4465 or acpc910@ucsc.edu.

Fall Planning Assistant (FPA) 

The Fall Planning Assistant is part of the College Nine and College Ten Programs & Activities Team and work under the general supervision of the College Programs Coordinator. The FPA helps to develop, plan, implement and document Welcome Week at College Nine and College Ten, as well as student-staff and volunteer training for the Activities Office. The FPA works extensively with the Orientation Leaders, so previous experience as an Orientation Leader is required. The FPA is hired in Spring Quarter, and works through the summer into Fall Quarter. Check back soon for more detailed information.


Recruitment for Fall Planning Assistant position begins in mid February and runs until early April. Click here to find out how to apply online. For more information, contact Assistant CPC Tim Barbour at 459-4465 or acpc910@ucsc.edu.

Graduation Assistant (GA) 

The Graduation Assistant is part of the College Nine and College Ten Programs & Activities Team and works under the general supervision of the College Programs Coordinator (CPC). Working with the CPC and the Assistant CPC, the Graduation Assistant helps to plan and implement the College Nine and College Ten Commencement Ceremonies. The Graduation Assistant serves as the first point of contact between the Activities Office and prospective graduates and is heavily involved in the creation of graduation related materials. For a more detailed description, click here (The dates listed here are not current, check back in Fall Quarter for updated information).


Recruitment for Graduation Assistant position begins in mid October and runs November. Click here to find out how to apply online. For more information, contact Assistant CPC Tim Barbour at 459-4465 or acpc910@ucsc.edu.

Service Learning Student Assistant 

Assist Abbey Asher, the Service-Learning Coordinator for College Nine and College Ten. The student provides support for and co-facilitates Esprit de Corps, a service-learning course offered in the fall, winter and spring quarters. The student facilitates the placement of significant numbers of student volunteers with schools and non-profits in the Santa Cruz community. Excellent communication and computer skills are required as well as experience with service learning and the Esprit de Corps class itself. The student works closely with the Praxis and Alternative Spring Break Coordinators. 10-15 hours/wk. Please contact Abbey Asher at aasher@ucsc.edu for more info. Apply in the winter/beginning of spring. Check the Career Center website for full job description and application.

Alternative Spring Break (ASB) Leader

Upper Division College Nine students with experience in service learning through Praxis, Esprit de Corps, or another comparable organization, are invited to apply to lead an ASB in our local Santa Cruz Community over spring break.  Student works closely with Abbey Asher, Service-Learning Coordinator for College Nine, in recruiting student participants, interacting with local non-profits, planning the weeklong service activities, developing an educational component, evaluating the trip, and helping to plan the Volunteer Recognition Ceremony at the end of spring quarter.  Two positions available for stipend.  Apply in the spring (applications due the first Monday in May) for the following academic year.  For more information, contact Abbey Asher at aasher@ucsc.edu. To view detailed job description, please click here. To apply, please click here

Mailroom Assistant 

Sort and distribute U.S. and intercampus mail; maintain logs of registered, insured and express mail; maintain current records of student addresses; must be able to work a variable schedule between 10am and 2pm for a minimum 2 hour block of time; evening and Saturday morning hours available.

Tech Crew 

Assist the College staff or outside units with setting up events and operating audio/visual equipment needed for programs. Hours vary - evening and weekends required, incl. Commencement and Fall Orientation and Move-In. Contact Chris Salerno in Activities at resc9c10@ucsc.edu.

Terry Freitas Café Barista 

A Terry Freitas barista works with a dynamic team to support the general functions of the daytime and nighttime Café facilities. Along with donation management, food shopping, and coffee preparation, a barista is expected to contribute ideas and energy toward evening programming that serves to both entertain and educate the College Nine and College Ten communities. A fully student run organization, Terry Freitas baristas get the opportunity to develop a welcoming space for folks to study and socialize. In addition to supporting the cafe, Terry Freitas baristas do a nightly facilities check of all additional study spaces within College Nine and College Ten to assess maintenance needs. Each year, we hire two student co-managers to run meetings, support the team, provide guidance, carry on traditions and encourage the growth of Terry Freitas Café.

For more information, contact:

Terry Freitas Café Co-Managers: Marie Kim at mahkim@ucsc.edu. and Oscar Montiel at omontiel@ucsc.edu.

Terry Freitas Café Supervisor: Reggie Shaw at rshaw1@ucsc.edu.

Office Assistant Positions (OA) 

This position is available in each of the college offices, including the Activities Office, Advising Office and the CoCurricular Programs Office. Duties and hours will vary by office needs. Look out for postings throughout the year or talk to any staff member.

Student Sustainability Assistant (SSA) 

This position introduces students to the campus sustainability movement and provides them with professional experience in sustainability-related topics. Please contact Silas Snyder at silass@ucsc.edu for more information.