Lead Recreation Assistant*

Directs and organizes several types of recreation programs, including leagues and tournaments. Serves as a group team leader and training assistant for members of the recreation assistant staff. Team leadership includes monitoring and coordinating a weekend closing team and assuring team dependability. Leaders are expected to demonstrate leadership skills and serve as examples to the recreation assistant crew in all employment aspects. The lead recreation assistant also assumes responsibility for programmatic marketing, event promotions, and administrative projects as directed by the recreation center manager.

Recreation Assistant

Serves as a front-line customer service agent for the union recreation center.

Event Management I

Event Management I is an entry-level position in the Event Management office. This position will support events in Squires Student Center, Burruss Auditorium, and other locations across the Virginia Tech campus. As an entry-level position, the technician is exposed to basic sound reinforcement principles and basic system operation (lighting and sound), and will work under the leadership of the production technician II and technical supervisors to learn the skills necessary for moving into the next-level position. This position is also accountable for the placement of all equipment in reservable spaces in Squires Student Center and the Graduate Life Center at Donaldson Brown. Utilizing a computerized reservations system and other relevant documents, this position will plan and execute setups, break down setups, and promptly return all equipment to the appropriate storage area after use. The staff will also maintain equipment consisting of, but are not limited to, chairs, tables, risers, and audio-visual equipment.

Event Planning Specialist*

This position is the primary assistant to event planners and assists with all assigned duties and tasks including event scheduling, management and on-site coordination, and maintenance and communication of liability and risk management. The event planning specialist is also responsible for various client consultations, referrals, account maintenance, and event coordination as well as general office tasks (filing, mailing, copying, etc.). The event planning specialist will participate in meetings with professional staff and various clientele, act as secondary scheduling assistant during high-traffic/busy office times, and assist the office manager, planners, and the assistant director with duties and tasks as assigned.

GLC Building Manager

Building Managers support the Graduate Life Center at Virginia Tech. This position works closely with the Student Engagement and Campus Life Operations Manager and the Graduate School to provide services to the patrons of the GLC. This includes providing excellent customer service, oversight of the information desk, reserving rooms, basic cleaning (wiping tables, vacuuming, etc.), administrative support, marketing, and clerical duties. Shifts hours vary but may require Saturdays and may include early morning, day, evening, weekend and holiday hours as needed.

JSC Building Manager

The Johnston Student Center (JSC) Student Assistant Building Manager is a unique and character building position within Student Engagement and Campus Life. Student Assistant Building Managers have the ultimate responsibility for the smooth, efficient operations of Johnston Student Center and its employees during the assigned evening and weekend shifts. The SBM must exhibit exceptional leadership abilities, interpersonal skills, accountability, supervision skills, and ensure the safe operations of Johnston during weekend events. Student Building Managers must exercise sound judgment and exhibit a professional image at all times.

JSC Operations Specialist

The Operations Assistant (OA) position is an integral part of the continuous efficient operations of Johnston Student Center. The work of the OA can be summarized in four different categories. The OA primarily responsibilities are maintaining a clean facility; meeting room setups and restoration of equipment after use; Service to patrons, guests, students, faculty and staff who are using the facility; Assistance with the security of Johnston Student Center, which includes continuous patrolling as well as securing of interior and exterior doors at the end of the day.

Student Building Manager*

The Squires student building manager is a prominent position among Student Engagement and Campus Life student employees and is hailed as an invaluable senior experience. Building Managers have the ultimate responsibility for the smooth, efficient operations of Squires Student Center and its employees during the assigned evening and weekend shifts. The student building manager must exhibit exceptional leadership abilities, interpersonal skills, accountability and the ability to supervise and delegate successfully. Student building managers must exercise sound judgment and exhibit a professional image at all times.

Operations Specialist

Operations team maintains the cleanliness of the Squires Student Center during their shifts, including public space, reserved spaces, and restrooms. This position utilizes leadership skills ranging from time management and delegation to staying organized and completing multiple tasks that may have time implications. This position must prioritize tasks during the course of their shifts while working independently; ultimately, the ability to operate in the team setting will ensure the success of the operations staff of Student Engagement and Campus Life as a whole.

Operations Lead*

The operations lead is an integral part of the continuous efficient operation of Squires Student Center. As a student leader, the operations lead’s primary responsibility is meeting space setups and restorations. They also provide support to Student Engagement and Campus Life staff and customers in response to requests or any unanticipated needs, as well as support to security concerns for Squires facility and equipment.

Information Services Specialist

Students working in the Squires Information Services area must be capable of assisting Squires Student Center patrons (students, faculty, staff, and visitors) with a multitude of information related services in a prompt, professional, courteous, and effective manner.

Art Gallery Attendant

Gallery attendants serve as public relations and security personnel for the Student Engagement and Campus Life Perspective Gallery.

Ticket Office Attendant

Selected applicants process season ticket orders for Virginia Tech Union, the Lively Arts series, and the School of the Arts series; and sell single ticket orders via mail, phone, and over the counter. The Ticket Office attendant distributes literature to patrons and answers questions about shows and events. Other than selling tickets, the top priority of the Ticket Office attendant is customer service.

Venture Out Assistant Team Leader*

The Venture Out assistant team leader is the liaison between the Venture Out manager and the assistants and as such, set the example and provide leadership in all assistant responsibilities.

Venture Out Assistant

Venture Out assistants serve as front line customer service agents for Venture Out equipment rentals, trips, and resources.

Chapel Services Specialist*

The chapel services specialist will contribute to providing a customer-oriented atmosphere. Recognizing the chapel customers as the first priority, the specialist must be capable of assisting customers in a professional, courteous, and effective manner and demonstrate the ability to work under minimal supervision as needed. Knowledge of basic website maintenance is helpful, but not mandatory. The chapel services specialist holds a leadership position in Student Engagement and Campus Life and participates in professional development and student leadership opportunities.

*prior experience required


Contact Us

Student Engagement and Campus Life
225 Squires Student Center (0138)
290 College Avenue
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone: 540-231-5431
Fax: 540-231-5430
stuact@vt.edu