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Programming Assistant Job Description

Student Involvement and Leadership Center

Programming Assistant

Job Description

Student Involvement and Leadership Center Programming Assistants work with a team of other Programming Assistants, student Marketing Assistants, and professional staff to plan, implement, and evaluate a variety of events, programs and services to foster a thriving community for Boise State students.


  • Work with the programming team (~9 students) to develop and implement high-quality student events, programs, and services to foster a thriving community for Boise State students. This includes campus activities such as evening and weekend social events, short and long-term service and volunteer opportunities, student leadership development programs, and large-scale campus collaborations and traditions.
  • Lead the process to research, develop, and implement 6-8 events per semester, delegating responsibilities to the programming team and student/staff volunteers. 
  • Partner with Student Involvement staff to develop and implement 2-3 additional departmental programs and/or services based on personal goals and interests.
  • Develop a variety of events and programs to meet the diverse needs and interests of all Boise State students.
  • Forecast, manage and reconcile the budgets for each event that you are assigned to lead.
  • Be informed of campus event policies and actively seek additional information as needed.
  • Be aware of other campus programs and events, and proactively seek out collaborative partners.
  • Support the mission and goals of the Student Involvement and Leadership Center and the shared values of Boise State University.


  • Desire to learn and excel at event planning and marketing in a team-oriented environment.
  • Excellent project management skills to consistently meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work well and quickly under pressure both individually and as a part of a team in a fast-paced setting.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills to both anticipate and react to needed changes.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Desire to develop a variety of  professional skills including but not limited to leadership, event and time management, interpersonal relationship building, problem solving, and creativity.
  • Willingness to demonstrate leadership skills within a peer group.
  • Ability to relate to and engage with all members of our diverse campus community.
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled at Boise State University in a certificate/degree-seeking program and, if hired, be enrolled in six credits or more each semester that they are employed.
  • Applicants must have at least a cumulative 2.50 GPA and, if hired, must maintain at least a cumulative 2.50 GPA each semester they are employed.

Other Information

  • This paid student position can also be registered for internship credits.
  • Starting hourly wage of $10.00.
  • Position commitment August 1, 2023 – May 5, 2024, at 15 hours per week. A minimum of 8 office hours; the remaining hours will be completed via staff meetings, program attendance, remote work, and additional office hours as needed.
  • Fall training will be the week of Monday, August 7, 2023. Spring training will be the week of January 2, 2024.
  • Staff will not work during Thanksgiving Break, Spring Break, and two weeks during Winter Break. There will be weeknight and weekend commitments.
  • Work Study is not required for this position; however, work-study recipients are encouraged to apply.

Apply using our online application available on our website Applications are due by 11:59 PM MST on Sunday, March 5, 2023. First round interviews will take place during the week of March 13-17 and second round interviews will be held the week of March 27.

Applicants are also highly encouraged to apply for LeaderShape, a student leadership retreat. This will take place in Cascade, ID from May 8 through May 11 2023. 


For questions about this position please contact Maura Romano ( or visit us in the Student Involvement and Leadership Center (2nd floor of the Student Union above Buster’s Kitchen).