Who is Eligible to Apply
- Student Employment during the academic year is restricted to current TCNJ students attending classes at TCNJ on a minimum of half-time status (undergraduates 2 units and graduate 6 credit hours).
- During the Summer, TCNJ students do not have to be taking courses but do need to be a student who has not yet graduated in December or May.
Maximum Hours of Employment
|Sessions||Maximum Hours per week|
|Academic Year||15 hours per week|
|Winter Break||35 hours per week|
|Spring Break||35 hours per week|
|Summer||35 hours per week|
Student Employee Job Responsibilities
- Establish a work schedule that does not interfere with your class schedule.
- Notify your supervisor in advance of any changes to your work schedule or other commitments that will affect work availability.
- Give advance notice when unable to work a scheduled shift.
- Take the job seriously and perform at the highest level of your ability.
- Treat your supervisor and fellow employees with respect.
- Dress appropriately for the job location.
- Report to work on time. Notify your supervisor in advance of any possible delays.
- Do not conduct personal business on the job.
- Refrain from using cell phones and personal laptops or tablets while on the job.
- Take an unpaid half-hour break if working five or more consecutive hours.
- Accurately report the hours you work in a timely manner.
- Give two weeks’ notice when resigning.
Termination and Grievance Procedures
- If a student employee has a work-related grievance, the student is encouraged to meet with her/his supervisor to discuss the employment issue. An earnest attempt should be made by both parties to resolve the problem.
- Termination decisions are made by the employing department. Students who feel that they are being wrongfully terminated should exhaust all departmental appeal processes. If the student does not feel the situation has been satisfactorily resolved, she/he/they pursue the matter with the Office of Human Resources.
- Departments may have policies for student employees connecting Student Conduct outcomes to work eligibility (e. g. Residential Education and the Ambassador Program).
- Should a student conduct issue result in a student’s termination, the student may appeal through the department.
Student Employment During the Summer Months
To be eligible for employment as a student after classes end in May or December, you are required to be a current TCNJ student who is enrolled, and returning to TCNJ for the fall or spring semester, respectively. There is no requirement to be enrolled in classes in June, July, or August.
An individual who has graduated is no longer eligible to apply for a student employment vacancy.
Employment for Students Who Have Graduated
Once a student has graduated from the College, she/he/they are no longer eligible to apply for employment as a student. For consideration of employment with TCNJ, you must apply for regular or temporary staff job vacancies. To learn about staff vacancies, view staff postings and pursue the staff employment hiring process.
Student employees follow The College of New Jersey’s college-wide policies and procedures for:
- TCNJ Policy Prohibiting Discrimination in the Workplace/Educational Environment
- TCNJ Earned Sick Leave Time FAQ and Department of Labor Earned Sick Leave Time FAQ
- Earned Sick Leave — Employee Notice of Rights
For more questions on TCNJ Procedures for internal complaints click the following:
- TCNJ Procedure for Internal Complaints Alleging Discrimination in the Workplace/Educational Environment
- Faculty Guide to Ethical and Legal Standards in Student Hiring
- Off-Campus Federal Work Study Guide
- Things to keep in mind when supervising student employees
- Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity (AA/EEO)
- The Office of Title IX
- Title IX Contact
- Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
- Worker’s Compensation Policy