Student/Part-Time Opportunities

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Student/Part-Time Opportunities and Benefits

Benefits for student and part-time staff at the Union include:

  • Students with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 are eligible for an annual scholarship in the amount of $500 ($250 per semester) from the Union.
  • Hourly student employees are exempt from social security and Medicare taxes being withheld. This is commonly referred to as FICA; the current FICA rate is 7.65% of gross wages.
  • Students enjoy a flexible work schedule because school is priority number one.  
  • Students can participate in the many fun Union employee social events.
  • Student employees receive discounts at Campus Store, Cats’ Den, Bowling Center, & select Union restaurants. 
  • Students enjoy easy access to work by staying right here on campus. 
  • The pride that comes along with working at the #16 ranked best college union in the country! (According to CollegeRank.net, 2017)
  • Advancement opportunities are available.
  • Learn and develop essential skills for the future:
    • Dependability/Accountability
    • Work Ethic
    • Honesty and Integrity
    • Career-Specific Responsibilities
    • Communication
    • Customer Service
    • Motivation and Initiative
    • Teamwork
    • Organization/Time-Management
    • Analytical Thinking
    • Flexibility and Adaptability
    • Diversity-Minded
    • Safety-Consciousness
    • Leadership 

Coordinator/Retail Services 

Location: K-State Student Union, 918 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Manhattan, KS 66506 

Summary of Position: Responsible to work under the direction of, and in coordination with, the Assistant Director/Retail Services to ensure a customer-centric experience for all food service, catering, bowling, and esports patrons in the Union.

  • Department: Retail Services 
  • Status: Union Support Staff, part-time, non-exempt 
  • Supervisory Responsibility: No
  • Work Schedule: Varied, including Saturdays and upon need; averaging 29 hours/week 
  • Pay: $14/hour 
  • Supervised By: Assistant Director/Retail Services 

Date Position Closes: Review of application materials will continue until the position is filled.

Application Requirements: Applications and/or résumés are accepted via the Union website https://union.k-state.edu/ or Indeed. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact the Union HR department at (785) 532-6577 or unionhr@k-state.edu.

Key Functions: Assist supervisor with soliciting and coordinating catering business and act as representative/liaison to approved catering businesses. Attend pre-event planning meetings for catered events to ensure a successful event for the customer. Assist with prepping for catered events as well as supervising the events; addressing any catering-related concerns and issues. Maintain cleanliness and organization of catering kitchens. Inspect catering kitchens post-event and report findings to supervisor. Ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local food safety standards and liquor laws in Union-operated retail venues and catered events; inform supervisor of any deficiencies. Assist with product production and placement for catered events (e.g. coffee, beverages, et al.).  

Qualification Requirements:

Education - Minimum 

  • High school diploma or equivalent.  

Education – Preferred 

  • Current ServSafe certification.
  • Higher educational courses in hospitality management, business, or food science. 
  • Degree or certificate from an accredited school of culinary arts.

Experience - Minimum Demonstrated: 

  • Previous food service and/or catering experience; 
  • Knowledge and experience with federal and state food handling and storage laws and regulations;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software and web-based communications (ie. Zoom, Teams); 
  • Customer-centric service;  
  • Flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekends; 
  • Become ServSafe certified within one month of hire.

Experience - Preferred Demonstrated: 

  • One or more years of demonstrated work experience in a university and/or student union environment. 

Skills and Abilities: Ability to move throughout facility, to include catering kitchens. Full range of physical motion (ie. bend, stoop, reach, grasp) to operate and manipulate equipment and inventory. Sight and ability to read printed material, operate POS system, and count money with or without vision aids. Verbal and written communication to present, convey and exchange information and ideas accurately and quickly. Physical agility to lift, carry, and/or pull up to 30 pounds. Hearing for average or normal conversations and to receive information. Ability to safely operate and clean slicers, fryers, grill. The scope of the job occasionally requires attendance at evening and/or weekend activities. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the key functions of this position. 

Background Check: The final candidate must pass a criminal history check as related to the position. 

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Assistant Manager/Retail Services - Chick-fil-A at the Union (Non-Student Position)


Location: Chick-fil-A at the K-State Student Union, 918 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Manhattan, KS 66506 

Summary of Position: Responsible for assisting with the management and facilitation of daily operations of the Union’s Chick-fil-A (CFA) quick service restaurant in support of the Union’s mission and vision. This position is responsible for compliance with company standards in all areas of operations, including production, preparation, customer relations, and inventory management.

  • Department: Retail Services 
  • Status: Union Support Staff, part-time, non-exempt 
  • Supervisory Responsibility: Yes
  • Work Schedule: Varied, including Saturdays and upon need; averaging 29 hours/week 
  • Pay: $15.25/hour 
  • Supervised By: Manager/Retail Services 

Date Position Closes: Review of application materials will continue until the position is filled; applications received by 5 p.m. 11/02/2022 will be assured full consideration.

Application Requirements: Applications and/or résumés are accepted via the Union website https://union.k-state.edu/ or Indeed. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact the Union HR department at (785) 532-6577 or unionhr@k-state.edu.

Key Functions: Assist the manager/retail services to ensure all CFA operations comply with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations.  Monitor a clean and safe work environment in accordance with established health and safety standards. Monitor food quality. Ensure all food service standards and audits are met. Follow up on inspection findings and implement necessary changes. Identify and resolve potential safety hazards.   Take advantage of slow shift days by performing extra weekly/monthly cleaning list duties and/or organizing back-of-house products/inventory. 

Qualification Requirements:

Education - Minimum 

  • High school diploma (or equivalent) and one and a half or more years of demonstrated experience; or
  • Associate’s degree from an accredited institution and one or more years of demonstrated experience.   

Education – Preferred 

  • Associate’s degree from an accredited institution and one or more years of demonstrated experience. 
  • Current ServSafe certification. 

Experience - Minimum Demonstrated: 

  • Progressive food service industry experience; 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software and web-based communications (ie. Zoom and/or Teams); 
  • Fiscal management experience; 
  • Ability to work cross-functionally and with a wide variety of projects and competing deadlines;
  • Customer-centric service;  
  • Participate and pass Chick-fil-A licensee manager training within first year of hire; 
  • Become ServSafe certified within one month of hire.

Experience - Preferred Demonstrated: 

  • Progressive food service management experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge/experience with federal and state food handling and storage laws and regulations.
  • General accounting knowledge and experience.
  • Six months or more of demonstrated work experience in a university and/or student union environment.

Skills and Abilities: Ability to move throughout CFA unit. Full range of physical motion (ie. bend, stoop, reach, grasp) to operate and manipulate unit equipment and inventory. Sight and ability to read printed material, operate POS system, and count money with or without vision aids. Verbal and written communication to present, convey and exchange information and ideas accurately and quickly. Physical agility to lift, carry, and/or pull up to 30 pounds. Hearing for average or normal conversations and to receive information. Ability to safely operate and clean slicers, fryers, grill. The scope of the job occasionally requires attendance at evening and/or Saturday activities. Become ServSafe certified within one month of hire. Within one year of hire must successfully pass Chick-fil-A licensee manager training. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the key functions of this position.

Background Check: The final candidate must pass a criminal history check as related to the position. 

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Office Assistant/Business Services (Student Position)
$9/hour - Must be available to work in the afternoon

Summary of Position: Responsible to assist the business services department in the day-to-day functions in support of the Union’s mission and vision. 

Key Functions

  • Corporate credit card specific 
    • Reconcile receipts with individual statements
    • Resolve issue of missing receipts/incorrect receipts/collect receipts from staff
    • Post credit card receipts into QuickBooks
    • Reconcile account for payment
  • Agency Payment Voucher (APV) specific 
    • File APVs 
    • Organize and maintain APV filing system 
    • Assist with rotating files/records at the end of each fiscal year
    • Retrieve APVs when requested
  • Accounts Receivable (AR) specific 
    • Generate reoccurring invoices
    • File invoices with backup documentation
    • Run monthly customer statements
    • Follow-up on past due accounts
    • Keep customer accounts current with up-to-date information
    • Process customer credit card payments over the phone 
    • Assist customers needing invoice copies
    • Make deposits to include: Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and sales deposits
  • Accounts Payable (AP) specific 
    • Create reoccurring APVs for payment
    • Post payables to vendor accounts in QuickBooks
    • Scan and upload APVs to university’s Division of Financial Services 
    • Pick-up checks from Unger Complex
    • Post payments to QuickBooks
    • Prepare checks to mail with accompanying APVs
    • Complete corporate bank card payments
  • Business Office specific
    • Provide excellent customer-centric service to both in-person and phone customers 
    • Help with lost and found items/contact owners
    • Serve as back-up cashier to include: making change for customers, logging incoming/outgoing checks, checking out cash bags, and processing petty cash reimbursements
    • Maintain clean office by dusting, ensuring items are properly stored and organized
    • Assist with mail and package distribution 
    • Execute other duties and special projects as assigned and instructed 

Qualifications Preferred

  • Student majoring in business or accounting-related degree
  • Experience working with monetary transactions 
  • Knowledge of Quickbooks and Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work with multiple interruptions
  • Knowledge of general office processes 

Physical Demands:

Work in a general office environment. Remain seated/stand 75% of shift. Finger dexterity/movement for typing, picking up small objects and utilizing varying office equipment. Sight to view computer, documents, and general office machinery. Verbal and written communication to present, convey and exchange information and ideas accurately and quickly.  There are no hazardous or significantly unpleasant physical conditions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the key functions of this position. 

Additional Information: 

  • Must pass a criminal history check as related to the position
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license 
  • Is subject to possible changes in work schedule due to the operational needs of the department and/or the Union  
  • Is required to attend work regularly and on time 
  • Must plan appropriately for absences and assume personal accountability for work 

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Maintenance Assistant
$9/hour

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in repairing equipment and structural items in the Union.
  • Assist in troubleshooting leaks, stoppages, and inadequate supply or faulty operations of water, steam, gas and airlines.
  • Make appropriate repairs to help prevent future occurrences.
  • Maintain a safe environment in the shop by cleaning and storing appropriate tools.
  • Assist in duties that may pertain to cleaning the plaza, painting, staining, varnishing, fixing light fixtures and emergency lights testing.
  • Operate a two-way radio.
  • Demonstrate a high standard of customer service by assisting customers throughout the building.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience using basic tools such as a hammer, screwdriver, etc.
  • Experience using power tools such as saws, drills, etc.

Physical Demands: Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Ability to remain on feet for long periods of time while having to bend repeatedly.

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Retail Services Team Member
$9.50/hour

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for customer experience by maintaining efficient, fast, friendly and personalized services by developing a rapport with our customers.
  • Be knowledgeable with our products and services.
  • Maintain the highest quality products by adhering to standard food safe procedures.
  • Accurately ring orders into the cash register and count back change to customers.
  • Report all customer complaints to manager on duty and respond proactively to prevent customer service situations.
  • Report potential safety hazards, employee incidents and operational inconsistencies to the manager on duty.
  • Maintain a clean, safe and organized work environment. Other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Customer service experience, cash handling experience and cash register experience.

Physical Demands: Ability to lift up to 30 lbs. Ability to remain on feet for long periods of time while bending and twisting from waist frequently.

 

Priority will be given to those with availability from 10 am to 1:30 pm

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We are an equal opportunity employer and actively seek diverse employees. See the non-discrimination policy at k-state.edu/nondiscrimination. The final, non-student part-time candidate must pass a criminal history check as related to the position.

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