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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 and student Marketing Assistants to plan, implement, and evaluate a variety of events for the Boise State community.


  • Work with the programming team (~9 students) to develop and implement high-quality student events, including but not limited to large evening and weekend social events, films, family-friendly programs, service programs, and annual campus traditions. Visit our website,, for a calendar of upcoming programs and events.
  • Develop events that target a variety of student audiences that meet the university’s demographics.
  • Organize 5-7 events per semester, delegating responsibilities to the programming team.
  • 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.
  • Ability to consistently set and achieve goals.
  • Willingness to demonstrate leadership skills within a peer group.
  • Ability to relate to and assist 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 $8.50.
  • Position commitment August 2, 2021 – May 7, 2022, at 15 hours per week.  A minimum of 10 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 2, 2021.  Spring training will be the week of January 3, 2022.
  • 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, February 28, 2021. Interviews will take place during the weeks of March 9 and March 24.

For questions about this position please contact Mikayla Mitzel ( or visit us in the Student Involvement and Leadership Center (2nd floor of the Student Union above the BRC).