Summer Information Systems Assistant

Basic Function

The Summer Information Systems Assistant position provides an educational environment for a motivated student to develop and utilize relevant skills in computing to support the information systems goals of the Division of Student Affairs and its departments and programs. The exact duties will be determined on an ongoing basis by the Training and Support Manager. Staff needs, current projects and priorities will be considered when determining ongoing assignments. Assistants are expected to develop new skills during employment.

Daily duties may include:

  1. Clerical tasks in support of ongoing projects.
  2. Telephone support/inquiries for users in the Division of Student Affairs.
  3. Electronic mail support/inquiries for users in the Division of Student Affairs.
  4. PC-compatible hardware support.
  5. Configuration of computing equipment in a networked environment.
  6. Movement and installation of computing equipment (lifting of up to 50 lbs. required).
  7. Working with hardware vendors to troubleshoot and repair hardware problems.
  8. Providing software support for Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Windows Operating Systems, Adobe Acrobat, or other software programs utilized by the division.
  9. Software installation following established guidelines for security and licensing.
  10. Working with software vendors to troubleshoot and repair software problems.
  11. Content development for divisional web sites following established style guidelines using HTML.
  12. Photo acquisition and manipulation for divisional web sites.
  13. Small project development and maintenance using appropriate software.
  14. Development or maintenance of floor plans or building layouts using AutoCAD or Visio.
  15. Windows application development using Microsoft Visual Studio, C# and the .NET Framework.
  16. Web application development using Microsoft Visual Studio, C# and the NET Framework.
  17. Create documentation and training materials for new and existing projects.
  18. Additional responsibilities as assigned by appropriate staff.
Reporting Responsibilities

The information systems assistant reports directly to the Training and Support Manager. Additional supervision will be provided by full-time staff in the IT Operations Group.


Initial paid training will take place in the last few weeks of the spring semester. We ask that you complete a minimum of 10 hours over the course of 3 weeks. Assistants must complete training for the operation of university vehicles. The IT Operations Group staff will provide appropriate technical training for new projects and responsibilities on a regular basis.


Must hold a valid driver's license. Must have experience diagnosing and repairing computer-related hardware (CPUs, printers, monitors). Prior programming experience and knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Office required. Knowledge of HTML, web development, graphics, Access, SQL, .NET and C# are beneficial.


Single room, $12.00/hour, 30 hours per week, two paid holidays.
Summer employment dates: Monday, May 11, 2015 to Friday, August 21, 2015.
** Sunday, August 16, 2015 is first year move-in and is a mandatory work day (only partial day). Additional hours worked that day will be given off through a day earlier in the week.
Unpaid time off during the employment period is negotiable.