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Administrative Assistant (Work-Study)

This position is open to those awarded Work-study for 2016-2017. 

NOTE: If you were awarded work-study for 2016-2017 and did not seek employment fall 2016, you may still have work-study. Please call financial aid and confirm!

Schedule: Must have blocks of 4+ hours of availability on available working days.

We are seeking a student worker to assist with clerical and related tasks for our program. Needs to have good time management, organizational skills, excellent attention to detail and good general office skills (including typing/basic computer skills). Must be dependable and able to self-motivate. Must have good people skills, show confidence and enjoy working with others.

Performs varied clerical and related tasks for the staff of The Meadows Center

  1. Reception duties to include greeting visitors and assisting them to their destination
  2. Answering the phone and making calls on behalf of the department
  3. Word processing, data entry, creating and updating records in the department database
  4. Copying, scanning, filing, and sorting and creating and updating records in the department database
  5. Compiling information as requested by the departmental supervisor
  6. Checking and verifying work to maintain accuracy
  7. Scheduling appointments for the department
  8. Delivering materials to other campus offices
  9. All other duties as assigned

Additional Information:

* Must be federal work study eligible.*

  • *Note: We are located in Spring Lake Hall
  • Hourly wage based on experience ($7.25-$7.75/hour)
  • *Work-Study Award is mandatory for this position*
  • Must be enrolled in at least 6 semester credit hours to qualify

Must apply online at Job4Cats through Career Services.

Environmental Education Positions

The Meadows Center's educational mission is to provide people of all ages with the ability to recognize Spring lake as an unique freshwater ecosystem through interactive experiences that engage the audience in an exploration of the interconnections between all living things and water. Those interested in environmental education, nature and working outdoors are encouraged to apply.

You will lead tour groups of 10-30 participants around the park interpreting various environmental and historical subjects concerning the area. You will be working with various age groups Pre-K through Senior Citizens. You will be required to learn how to drive the glass-bottom boats. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) leading tour groups, driving boats, customer service, setup/cleanup of tour supplies, and taking out the trash.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be available a minimum of 3 weekday mornings from 8:30am-1pm. Morning availability on more than 3 weekdays and weekends is preferred.
  • Must be available to work at least half of spring break, 2 shifts during finals week, and during the majority of the Summer. Some holiday work required.
  • Must have great customer service skills and a positive attitude.
  • Must be comfortable working with children.
  • Must be comfortable working around water.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current Texas State Student
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: Education, Working with Children, Public Speaking, Biology, Geography, Texas History, Archaeology, Recreation, Lifeguarding, or related field.
  • Bilingual individuals that speak Spanish are highly encouraged to apply.

Apply in-person at the Meadows Center's ticket kiosk (201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX).