Job Series Classification and Salary Structure

The student employment job classification and compensation system is designed to establish consistent hiring and pay practices for all student employee throughout the College.


The student job classification and compensation structure is based on the current national minimum wage and increases accordingly with the job duties, responsibilities, and qualifications.


Student salaries must be at a wage no less than the minimum required by the law and may not exceed the maximum of the salary range established for the position. 


The level and salary of a position will be determined by the job responsibilities, knowledge, skills and level of supervision needed. 


Individuals supervising student work are expected to the the Hiring Supervisor. All faculty and staff at Ithaca College can have access to this responsibility. Federal regulations require those overseeing actual job duties, performance, etc., are those expected to be approving hours worked for payroll. 


Appendix A provides detailed job series definitions

Student employment opportunities will be assigned to one of the following classification series:

  • Office Assistants
  • Maintenance and Event Operations
  • Technical Services
  • Dining Services
  • Specialized Skills (SEOdiscretion, and Graduate Assistantships)

Positions assigned to each series will vary and the assigned duties and responsibilities will range from routine to advanced and/or specialized. Positions within each series will be assigned a level determined by the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to preform work successfully as well as the level of supervision needed. 


Supervisors will be required to provide a written description of the job duties and responsibilities for positions supporting their office operations. In addition to the list of duties, the job description should include the level of supervision and summary of qualifications. The job description will be necessary to assign the position within the correct series.