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Frontline Services Student Assistant - Poly Escapes 

About the Organization Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) provides Cal Poly students with opportunities to experience life outside of the classroom through the wide variety of programs and services offered at the Cal Poly Recreation Center, Julian A. McPhee University Union, Orfalea Family and ASI Children's Center, and Cal Poly Sports Complex. Cal Poly students and full-time staff members have the opportunity to work on campus to create quality programs and services for all students. Whether you are looking for a position that supports your academic/professional goals, need to support yourself while at Cal Poly, or are looking to develop your leadership skills, ASI offers a unique and fun work experience for all of our employees. Apply to join our team today!
EOE Statement The Associated Students, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position Frontline Services Student Assistant - Poly Escapes  
Open Date 1/30/2023  
Close Date 2/21/2023  

Frontline Services Student Assistant - Poly Escapes

Definition and Purpose

The Poly Escapes Frontline Services Student Assistant is responsible for monitoring the reception area and performing customer service functions. The Poly Escapes Frontline Services Student Assistant handles a high volume of diverse requests and is expected to be a resource to all customers. The emphasis of this position is providing outstanding and courteous service and ensuring customer satisfaction.

The Poly Escapes Student Office Assistant is responsible for providing clerical assistance and performing internal customer service functions.

ASI is committed to supporting the aspirations of the University Learning Objectives. Our employees are expected to make reasoned decisions based on ethics, respect for diversity, and an awareness of issues of sustainability. Additionally, they will work productively as individuals and in groups while communicating effectively.


Educational Requirements and Qualifying Experience

  • Must be a currently enrolled student at Cal Poly with a minimum of 6 units. All ASI student staff must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 at Cal Poly. Graduate students must carry 4 units/3.0 cumulative GPA at Cal Poly.
  • Ability to be highly organized and have good planning skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Previous general office or clerical experience preferred.
  • Reliable, self-motivated and works well with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Awareness of safety concerns and risk management.
  • Experience working with high-volume, fast-paced environments.
  • Previous customer service experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of Windows-based computer systems required (Microsoft Office); strong Excel skills required for Student Office Assistant positions.
  • Ability to initiate, establish, and foster communication and teamwork by maintaining a positive, cooperative, productive work atmosphere.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within a diverse population and with those from various cultural backgrounds, specific needs, or limitations.
  • Experience in cash handling and basic accounting functions.
  • Ability to make routine decisions based on specific criteria/guidelines.
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to change.
  • Ability to have a high level of attention to detail.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others or independently, as the situation requires.


Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist customers via the telephone and in person with issues related to all aspects of ASI programs and services.
  • Maintain a welcoming environment for all visitors and staff members.
  • Handle confidential information according to ASI policies and procedures.
  • Provide quality customer service to all staff members and customers.
  • Provide positive public relations, program promotion and policy education to staff and customers.
  • Keep accurate records and ensure accurate data entry.
  • Adhere to ASI departmental policies and procedures.
  • General office assistance (word processing, filing, mailing, copying).
  • As required, position will ensure that financial paperwork submitted includes the information necessary for processing.
  • Applicable computer program knowledge for work area.
  • As requested, will assist with supply ordering.
  • Maintain knowledge of all current activities and upcoming events within ASI.
  • Maintain prompt hours and follow attendance procedures.
  • Attend all mandatory meetings, workshops, and retreats.
  • Keep work areas neat and organized.
  • Assist with special projects.
  • Maintain familiarity with evacuation plan for work area.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Specialized Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the function and operation of the reception area.
  • Open and close work area and follow procedures with documentation.
  • Assist with all cash-handling functions.
  • Review daily communications and information in Communications Log.
  • Sort and distribute office mail.
  • Explain related policies and procedures to customers.
  • Responsible for the daily function and operation of the Poly Escapes Rental Program.
  • Responsible for gear specific inventory as it relates to the Poly Escapes Rental Program.
  • Sign students and participants up for quarterly outdoor education trips.
  • Properly fit a variety of outdoor equipment to the use, such as backpacks and wetsuits.
  • Lift approximately 50 lbs.
  • Complete rental refund forms as needed.
  • Assist in the trip cancellation policy by filling out forms and notifying trip leaders of participant changes.
  • Monitor Climbing Park access by using Hand Key Gate Access System, renting equipment, ensuring its return, and checking eligibility to climbing and/or belay.
  • Answer any area-specific information about outdoor recreation areas close by.
  • Able to repair and maintain a variety of gear.
  • Assist Student Manager and Coordinator, Outdoor Programs in restocking and repairing inventory.
  • Understand policies and procedures relating to trip and rental cancellations.
  • Utilizing CommLogs to communicate with co-workers.


Diversity and Inclusion

  • Recommend and support practices intended to eliminate racial, gender, or any other form of bias in processes, policies, and procedures.
  • Demonstrate awareness of one’s own biases, comfort levels, and various aspects of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
  • Demonstrate effort to understand each person’s individual and collective role in creating inclusive environments.
  • Participate in trainings and activities provided by ASI as it relates to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in ASI policy as a condition of their employment.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Period of Employment

Employment with this organization is of an "at will" nature, which means that the employee may resign at any time and ASI may discharge the employee at any time with or without cause.


Compensation and Hours

Pay Rate: $15.50 per hour; 4-16 hours per week needed (maximum 20 hours per week).

Start Date: 04/03/2023

The Associated Students, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Date revised: 01/30/2022

Number of Openings 3  
Location Recreational Sports  
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Position Requirements

This position may require sitting, standing, walking, bending over, reaching overhead, and lifting or carrying up to 25 pounds.


Environmental factors include working inside, dry, working with others, working around others and working alone.

Req Number STU-23-00008  
Shift Details None Specified 

Requires 1-2 hours per day None Specified 

Requires 3-4 hours per day None Specified 

Requires 5-6 hours per day None Specified 

Requires 7+ hours per day None Specified 

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