Join the Stern Center Team

Stern Center Staff 2020-2021

Team Stern - Stern Student Center Staff Hiring for FALL 2022!


Applications will be accepted through CougarConnect until Friday, March 25 at 5pm.

Applications will be accepted and reviewed in an ongoing basis. Interviews will be scheduled either virtually or in person on an ongoing basis. We appreciate your patience as we process applications.

Question concerning positions may sent to Mandi Copeland, Associate Director for Student Life Events and Operations at




The Stern Student Center Staff provides organizational support to the Stern Student Center (SSC) and Office of Student Life through various positions. Building Managers and Staff Assistants manage the Information Desk, 4th Floor Information Desk, Game Room and serve in operational capacities for the student center. Staff are cross-trained to provide maximum efficiency in all areas and are the front-line to a diverse population utilizing the facility including the College of Charleston and Charleston community.

Staff Student Learning Outcomes

Through job-specific duties, interaction with staff and the campus community, continual trainings and other experiential opportunities, the Stern Center staff will:

  • Develop interpersonal skills by building healthy relationships, working collaboratively with teammates, and communicating effectively
  • Become more comfortable in conflict management, both within a team environment and in a customer service setting.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to professionalism by following policies and procedures and articulating the ability to transfer each policy to a future career.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of transferable skills provided in job duties from positions in Stern Center to after graduation.

All Stern Center student employees will:

  • Provide a high level of customer service
  • Provide a welcoming and inclusive environment
  • Use human relations skills to interact with individuals from a variety of backgrounds and exhibit positive, helpful behavior
  • Maintain focus in a high-energy environment

General Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal.
  • General knowledge of CofC Campus
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs, with assistance. Up to 25 lbs unassisted.
  • Ability to work autonomously with limited supervision.
  • Ability to use human relations skills to interact with individuals from a variety of backgrounds in a supportive behavior.
  • Ability to work and maintain focus in a chaotic, high-energy environment.

General Requirements:

  • Must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA and be enrolled in 12 credit hours (full-time student). The only credit-hour exception will be for final-semester seniors.
  • Maintain satisfactory work performance; staff receiving warnings will be eligible to return pending satisfactory performance evaluations.
  • Adhere to all Stern Center Staff and College of Charleston guidelines and protocols outlined in the Staff manual.
  • Not be found in significant or repeated violations of the College of Charleston Student Code of Conduct.
  • Attends mandatory student staff training, regularly scheduled staff meetings, and any one-on-one meetings.
  • Demonstrates sense of dependability regarding work hours and completion of assignments/tasks.
  • Appropriate dress and behavior within the Stern Student Center in accordance with staff guidelines.

Position Description

Staff Assistant