Student Employment and Leadership Opportunities

Seattle University students can support neighborhood youth to succeed in college, career and life. Working in our programs that build relationships with young scholars in the community helps Seattle U students gain experience and earn money to support their own educational journeys.

Student Positions

Seattle University students can support neighborhood youth to succeed in college, career and life. Working in our programs that build relationships with young scholars in the community helps university students earn money to support their own educational journey. Seattle University volunteers and Community Engaged Learning students are supported by experienced student leads and staff from the Center for Community Engagement.

Our partner schools are within walking distance or a short bus ride away from campus. Both paid and volunteer opportunities are available throughout the school day (8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.) and during after-school programs (2:30-5:00 p.m.). 

Both work-study and other positions are available. Please visit Handshake for position description details, or email for more information.

Jumpstart is a national early-education opportunity for college students to serve preschool children in underserved communities. Get the details on a student position with Jumpstart or contact Seattle University Jumpstart Program Manager Sarah Hernandez-Torres, 206-296-2572.

We recruit undergraduate mentors at the beginning of every school year. We also encourage current mentors to return and continue deepening their relationships with the Bailey Gatzert Elementary (BGE) community.

RAMP mentors’ main responsibilities include providing in-class support, facilitating after-school programming and participating in weekly lesson planning sessions.

Through constant collaboration, mentors work with their teammates to develop effective programming tailored to the scholars’ needs. Mentors also engage in professional development opportunities on topics such as culturally responsive teaching, social-emotional learning and positive behavior support.

For more information or to apply, contact Bailey Gatzert Site Manager Liz Lin.

At Washington Middle School (WMS), our goal is to work alongside scholars and their families by providing educational support in daytime and after-school opportunities. Seattle University students have the opportunity to work as a team in providing academic mentoring, supporting teachers and building relationships with these amazing young scholars. We are looking for Seattle University students who love working in groups, who are excited about learning with and from youth, and who want to build authentic relationships. 

WMS Opportunities

  • The Redhawk Academic Mentoring Program (RAMP) is designed to support scholars in their academic and social-emotional well being. RAMP matches scholars in grades 6-8 with Seattle University undergraduates who serve as Academic Mentors and meet one-on-one with mentees weekly during the school day.
  • RAMP After School provides programming for youth 3:45-5:30 p.m. on Mondays and 2:30-4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.
  • Classroom Assistants: Seattle University students can also be classroom assistants during the school day on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 8:55 a.m.–3:55 p.m., and on Wednesdays 8:55 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 
  • Mentors are asked to commit to a full academic year, attend mandatory trainings and engage in group mentorship development. 

For more information contact Washington Middle School Site Manager Nakiya Baker, 206-296-2570.

Our mentors work with local high school students as they transition to post-secondary life. High School Change Makers mentors create lesson plans following program themes centered around social-emotional wellness, college and career readiness and community engagement. Our student employees work with the Change Makers high school cohort in group settings with opportunities to also mentor scholars one-on-one and tutor scholars after-school. This is a great opportunity to engage in community and be a part of fight for educational justice.
We are looking for mentors with strong leadership skills and a passion for education or youth-centered work. The ideal candidate is a junior or senior with experience working with young people.
For more information contact the Change Makers Program Manager Makaelah Smith.

The Center for Community Engagement employs graduate students on an as-needed basis to support school-based academic programs, family engagement classes, events and projects as part of the Seattle University Youth Initiative and Campus Engagement teams. These positions are often posted in the summer for the following academic year.

For more information contact Sr. Director of SUYI Programs LaKesha Kimbrough or Sr. Director of Campus Partnerships Dr. Cecilia Morales.

Find your niche in the community through a volunteer role. Volunteers can find one-time events on Connect SU to assist in the community or on campus, or contact community organizations by using our online platform, GivePulse, to find other opportunities.

CCE does not manage individual matches of volunteers and organizations, but we can help answer questions and point you toward what may help achieve your goals. Email CCE with any questions.