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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, and support department programs and services to foster a thriving community for Boise State students.


  • Work with the programming team (~8 students) to develop and implement a variety of high-quality student events, programs, and services to foster a thriving community for all 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.
  • Serve as a department liaison to guide student organizations and campus partners wanting to plan social, educational, and service events. 
  • Prepare, manage, and reconcile the budgets for each event that you are assigned to lead.
  • Consult with student organizations on the development of ASBSU grant funding budgets and application process.
  • 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

  • Starting hourly wage of $13.00.
  • Position commitment August 5, 2024 – May 9, 2025, 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 5, 2024. Spring training will be the week of January 6, 2025.
  • 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.
  • This paid student position can also be registered for internship credits.

Apply using our online application available on our website Applications are due by 11:59 PM MST on Sunday, April 1, 2024. First round interviews will take place April 5 and 6, and second round interviews will be held the week of April 8.

Applicants are also highly encouraged to apply for LeaderShape, a student leadership retreat. This will take place in Cascade, ID from May 6 through May 9 2024. 


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).