SDSU Research Foundation

  • Student Assistant (Office)

    Req No.
    Part-Time Contract
    $16.00 - $17.78/hr
    Dept/Proj Name
    Interwork Institute
    Close Date
  • Overview

    The Department of Administration, Rehabilitation and Postsecondary Education (ARPE) includes three academic degrees: Master of Arts in Education with a concentration in Postsecondary Education Leadership, the Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling and the Doctorate in Education with a concentration in Community College/Postsecondary Education Leadership. The Department is located on Campus and the Interwork Institute is co-located on Alvarado Road while the Institute’s Exceptional Family Resource Center is located at Sky Park.

    Interwork Institute administers approximately 50 federal grants, state contracts, and other contracts from a wide range of resources. These grants and contracts cover a diverse range of topics, i.e., master's degree in rehabilitation counseling, certificate in rehabilitation administration, capacity building, assistive technology, transition and supported employment, technical assistance and continuing education, statewide needs assessment, workforce education, postsecondary educational leadership, and community college teaching. The Interwork Institute includes six centers. There is a combination of funding through grants and contracts with the Foundation and the University.

    The ARPE/lnterwork Institute faculty and staff serve a large geographic area as well as diverse ethnic populations. This includes California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, CNMI, Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Republic of Palau, other US states and selected international partnerships. There are more than 60 employees that staff and administer the grants and contracts under the ARPE/Interwork Institute.


    *This is a 15 hr/wk position - Monday-Thursday only*


    Under general direction of the Associate Administrator for Fiscal and Operations Support for the Interwork Institute, this position provides administrative support to the Administrator for fiscal, personnel and facilities responsibilities pertaining to the Institute. This position carries a medium level of responsibility with regard to the information available to him/her; therefore, the candidate’s success is contingent upon his/her ability to maintain a high level of professionalism, integrity and confidentiality at all times.


    The Student Assistant is responsible for independently performing numerous and varied day-to-day project activities:



    The Student Administrative Assistant is responsible for providing administrative support to the Institute’s fiscal staff including filing; logging and maintaining the expenditure shadow system; preparing travel claims, check requests and purchase orders, processing and tracking of all budget requests submitted to the Budget Office including but not limited to: budget projections; expenditure reimbursements; purchase requisitions for supplies, services, equipment, and travel. The position is also responsible for assisting with hosted events sponsored by the Institute.




    Students must be currently enrolled as a student at SDSU. Undergraduate students must be enrolled in at least 6 units and be in good academic standing; Graduate students must be enrolled in at least 5 graduate weighted units and be in good academic standing. 




    • Education is based on the particular knowledge, ability or expertise needed.
    • Experience focusing on the particular area or specialty for which the service is required


    • Equivalent to two years of responsible office experience, which provides the above knowledge and abilities.
    • Current SDSU student with the equivalent training and administrative work experience.

    A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with SDSU Research Foundation


    San Diego State University Research Foundation is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer


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