On-Campus Leadership Positions

Residence Life


Resident Advisor (RA)

RAs intentionally engage peers in conversation, develop relationships with residents, provide opportunities for residents to interact and form friendships, plan programs that promote growth, be an accessible campus resource, administer care in conflict and crisis situations. Apply Now

Application Process

  • Applications open October 26 and close Monday, November 27th at 11:59pm.
  • Group Process: January 12, 2018
  • Individual Interviews: January 17–19, 2018
  • Decision Letters Mailed: January 30, 2018
  • Questions? Email ra.selection@biola.edu.
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Student Government Association (SGA)


What We do

We love supporting, empowering, and serving students! We do this by listening to student concerns, funding student initiatives, and working with the administration to help Biola become the best school it can be for each and every student.

Ways to Get Involved

  • Run for Senator, SGA Vice President, or President in the Spring semester, and attend the Elections Info Nights on December 5, 8-9p, in BUSN 109 and December 6, 3:30-4p, in the SGA Conference Room, located in the upper SUB.
  • Apply to be an Office Assistant or part of the Executive Board shortly after election season ends in the spring. Applications can be found on the sga website (sga.biola.edu) once elections are over.
  • Stop by one of our Senate meetings and learn about changes happening across campus! Weekly on Thursday afternoons from 3-6 p.m., in the SGA Conference in the upper Student Union Building.
  • Become a First Year Intern! (2 volunteer positions) - First Year Interns are able to provide fresh ideas from new students and engage the with other first year students in a way that allows SGA to serve the student body more effectively. Freshmen and transfer students are welcome to apply. More information about application will be available on Facebook and sga.biola.edu.

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Student Success


Academic Advising

Peer Academic Advisors: Applications become available in late November to work the following academic year. Look for more information around campus and online at biola.edu/peeradvising in November. Positions open to students who are sophomores, juniors, or seniors at the time of application.

Contact Us

Questions? Contact Amanda Jordan, Director


Career Development and Success

Become a Peer Internship Ambassador

Peer Internship Ambassadors empower all students in select academic programs to engage in quality internship experiences, through student advising and building bridges with internship employers. Working in partnership with Career Center staff to support Biola students in their career preparation and readiness through:

Student Engagement: Assist students in their endeavors to explore, experience and connect with career opportunities.

  1. Student Advising: Inspire students in your major to take the next step in their career journey through 1x1 appointments, classroom presentations, workshops, on-campus recruiting events and continued communication.

Employer Engagement: Serve as a liaison between Biola and both potential and continuing employer relationships.

  1. Research & Promote: Identify key employers that offer opportunities that match the career interests of your major and communicate findings to interested students.
  2. Customer Service & Event Impact: Support events and activities that connect employers and students by welcoming and hosting employers and brokering relationships between employer and Biola (students, faculty, staff).

Department Support: Act as a bridge between Career Development and your individual department.

  1. Partner with key faculty or administrative representatives within your department to establish and execute department specific communication, collaborate on events and projects, and provide timely updates to each department

Timeline

  • November: Job posted on Handshake
  • 1st week of February: Applications Due (for specific date please see the job post on Handshake)
  • February: Interviews
  • March: Job offers
  • August/September: Training and start of the position

Requirements

All applicants are asked to meet the following requirements:

  • Be an upcoming Junior or Senior
  • Have experience in at least one professional, off-campus internship
  • Be able to commit to working for the full academic year (Fall & Spring semester)
  • Be able to work 10 hours per week between 8:30-5:00 M-F
  • Be able to attend a 1 week on-campus training the week before Fall semester starts
  • Be able to attend weekly meetings throughout the semester Wednesdays at 9:30

Available Positions

The Career Center employs Peer Internship Ambassadors to work with students in specific major departments across campus (listed below). Applicants may apply to their major's department, if it is listed. Current openings are for the following majors:

  • Art
  • Biblical Studies
  • Biological Science
  • Business
  • Cinema & Media Arts
  • Communication Studies
  • English/Philosophy
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology
  • Political Science
  • Public Relations
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Resume Reviewer/General PIA

Ready to Apply?

  1. Review the job description found on the online application page on Handshake.
  2. Upload and attach your resume and cover letter to the application via Handshake.
  3. Hit the Submit button in the bottom right corner once both documents are attached.

Contact Us

Questions? Contact Tiffany Lee, Director or Heather Martin, Assistant Director of Career Exploration & Experience

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New Student Orientation and Transitions


Interested in being a “first friend” and resource to new students and their families as they come to campus? There are approximately 65 volunteer positions that also receive semester-long leadership training and team building skills.

Our incoming class of students is diverse (major interest, hometown, denomination, ethnicity, age, experience, personality type, etc.) so we want our team to reflect that as well!

How to apply

  • Fill out First Year Leader application (Due December 15).
  • Have a reference form completed for you.
  • Attend Selectrocution (group process interview) on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018.
  • Complete an individual interview between Jan. 16 - 26 (sign ups available at Student Services front desk Jan. 3 - 12).
If selected, mandatory Spring Training takes place every Monday from 3:00 - 4:30 pm, starting on Feb. 5. Fall Training will be about 2 weeks in August.

Contact Us

Questions? Contact Marcy Binuya, Director, at sos.director@biola.edu.
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Spiritual Development


Worship and Formation

Mike Ahn, Director

Chapel Worship Team

  • We will also host two Worship Info Nights - one late this semester and one early next semester.
  • Applications and interviews will be due in January 2018.
  • Auditions will be in February 2018.
  • Please look for times on the TVs around campus. For more information, or to join our mailing list for updates, email worship.intern@biola.edu.

Chapel Programs

Lisa Ishihara, Director

  • Torrey Conference Ministry Team applications in late August/early September. Come check out the table at the Ministry Fair!
  • Chapel Intern & AfterDark Intern applications are due in February.
  • Chapel & Torrey Conference Coordinators/Ministry Team and AfterDark Ministry Team applications are due in early March. Look for info on an information session in the fall and early spring.

Student-Led Ministries and Formation

Chad Miller, Director
  • Opportunities for students to serve in campus, local, and global ministries.
  • We have several upcoming opportunities to learn more about our various ministries:
  • Ministry team informational meetings held August-September
  • Ministry team leadership applications and selection process - spring semester.
  • For more information, e-mail spiritualdevelopmentministries@biola.edu
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Office of Campus Engagement


The Office of Campus Engagement (OCE) exists to provide quality co-curricular experiences in order to engage every student to cultivate community, learning, and development by connecting them to University life.

We’ll be hiring next February for our open 2018-2019 positions! Be sure to check out studenthub.biola.edu/spa-leadership or stop by our office in the Upper SUB for more info.

  • Apply to be an OCE Coordinator (12 paid positions):
    • Campus Events- help plan our large-scale events including Punk N Pie, Heritage months, Mock Rock, and more
    • Intramurals- manage our Intramural programs and help coordinate events like Nationball and Free Agency mixers
    • Outdoor Excursions- plan various outdoor trips to help fellow students get outside and try new things
    • Finance- work with SPA Coordinators and club leaders to manage purchases and budgets
    • Clubs- provide support and resources to club leaders
    • Marketing & Communications- oversee all marketing and social media needs for SPA
  • Become a Campus Events Assistant (5 paid positions): provide support for our Campus Events staff and large scale events.

Contact Us

Questions? Contact Lexi Adres, Director of Campus Engagement
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SEID


  • 9 Coordinator Positions (8-10 hours/week, paid):
    • Affinity Group Coordinator (Supervises 8 Affinity Group Interns)
    • SEID Services Coordinator (BiolaShares, Lending Library, Mosaic Center)
    • LEAD Program Coordinator (Facilitates Formation Group, administration)
    • 2 Community Coordinators (Oversee volunteer team to plan and host community-building events)
    • FirstGen Programming Coordinator (Oversee volunteer team to plan and host college success workshops and community-building events for all firstgen students)
    • FirstGen Mentoring Coordinator (Oversee ~15-30 Peer Mentors)
    • Gospel Choir Coordinator (Oversee volunteer team to support choir)
    • Public Relations Coordinator (Coordinate SEID PR, graphic design, social media, and photography of events)
  • Additional Positions (2-5 hours/week unpaid unless otherwise specified):
    • 8 Affinity Group Interns (3-5 hours/week, paid)
    • Graphic Designer (8 hours/week, paid)
    • Social Media Intern
    • Photographers
    • Community Volunteer Team
    • FirstGen Volunteer Team
    • Gospel Choir Volunteer Team
  • Applications for Coordinator Positions due January 28 at 11:59pm, interviews in February.

Contact Us

Questions? Contact us at seid@biola.edu.
Lester Larios, Assistant Director
Alicia Miller Andre, Director of Intercultural Education & Assessment
www.biola.edu/seid

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Commuter Life


  • Getting Involved On Campus - We LOVE helping off-campus students get involved here at Biola! Commuter Life plans 1-2 events per week, and we also connect students to opportunities across campus. Whether you like to be up front, behind the scenes, plan, welcome & connect people, decorate, design, write, photograph, shop, cook, etc., there is an opportunity for you to get involved.
  • Come visit the Collegium located in the Upper Student Union this is Biola’s Home-Away-From-Home for Commuter Students a place of hospitality were we welcome all commuter students to join a community on campus to help get connected, resourced, and informed.
  • Collegium Leadership Staff (CLS) - Volunteer position working in the Collegium, the Off-Campus Home-Away-From Home, in the Upper Student Union. Provides welcome, community care, resource referral, event planning for Collegium members. 3-4 Hrs/Wk. A few positions are open for Spring 2018, which will be due at the end of November.
  • Off-Campus Community Assistant (OCCA) - Paid peer leader position working with the Collegium, the Off-Campus Home-Away-From Home, in the Upper Student Union and also with external events. Provides welcome, community care, resource referral, event planning and works with specializations such as graphic design social media, inventory management, team care, administration, special population support, etc. 8-12 Hrs/Wk -
  • Commuter Lockers are available for rent for $15/semester or $20 for the entire year (cash or check only). You can sign up for one at the Collegium in the Upper SUB.

Contact Us

Questions? Contact us at commuter.life@biola.edu.
Katie Tuttle, Director
Patrick Shin, Assistant Director
www.biola.edu/commuter-life

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Undergraduate Admissions


  • Biola Ethnic Advancement Team (BEAT)
    • Veronica Alvarado, Assistant Director of Multi-Ethnic Outreach
    • For first-year students only: Engage in active leadership development, local community outreach, and ministry related activities in order to recruit students from diverse backgrounds to Biola!
    • Applications will open in August
    • For questions, please email multiethnic.outreach@biola.edu or contact Veronica Alvarado at veronica.alvarado@biola.edu
  • Eagle Host Program
    • Hailey Lee, Assistant Director of Campus Visits
    • Want to host visiting students overnight? Want to share about your love for Biola through hospitality? Become an Eagle Host! *Limited number of spots available*
    • Apply through Handshake
    • Get in touch with any questions: Hailey Lee: hailey.ee@biola.edu
  • Student Ambassador Program
    • Heather Davenport, Associate Director of Campus Visits, Events and Student Ambassadors
    • Want to get involved in getting new students to Biola? Love interacting with people & representing Biola? Become an Ambassador! Opportunities available to be a tour guide or Social Media Representative, in addition to calling prospective students, participating in other types of creative communication with prospective students & working on campus Admissions Events. *Limited number of spots available*
    • Application available on Handshake every August (we only hire 1 time per year)
    • Keep your eyes open for positions available over Summer!
    • Get in touch with any questions: Heather Davenport: heather.n.davenport@biola.edu or ambassador.supervisor@biola.edu
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