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Employee Handbook

Pay Increase Info


Effective January 3, 2023

Hourly Pay Rates for Student Employees

LEVEL 1:  $11.00

LEVEL 2:  $12.00

LEVEL 3:  $13.25

LEVEL 4:  $14.00

LEVEL 5:  $14.75

LEVEL 6:  $15.00

LEVEL 7:  $16.50

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Each student employee who works a minimum of a four-hour shift, per day, receives a free meal.


Student Referral Program


The Student Employee Referral Program:

if a student refers two new hires, they will receive $25 in Bobcat Cash as soon as the new hires begins working. If both new hires work at least 4

hours, every week for 8 straight weeks (not including academic breaks) the referrer will receive an additional $50 in Bobcat cash, AND each of the referrals will receive $25 in Bobcat Cash. This program will also go in effect on September 25, 2022.

Venue specific employment opportunities include:

  • Dining Courts: Preparation and serving of three meals a day (2 on Sunday) in two Dining Courts, Nelson and The District on West Green, throughout the academic year. Jobs include: server/transporter, foodprep/stocker, dining room/concept clean up, dishroom & pots and pans.
  • Campus Markets: Join in one of our three campus markets (convenience stores) at Nelson, Boyd and Jefferson Marketplace. Jobs include: stocker, inventory, cashier, barista at Jefferson's OHIO Cafe, deli worker at Jefferson's Brick City Deli or a smoothie bar attendee at Boyd Market.
  • Baker University Center West 82, Latitude 39, and OHIO Catering: In these BUC retail operations jobs are server, hostess, bartender, cashier, kitchen help/prep, kitchen cleanup, stocker.
  • Central Food Facility: Central Food Facility houses a large-scale bakery, vegetable preparation kitchen, central supply kitchen, and warehouse. Jobs include: bakery staff, vegetable preparation staff, and dish room staff.
  • Cafes: Come be a barista in one of our four campus cafes on the Athens campus. Alden Library - Cafe Bibliotech, Baker University Center - Front Room Cafe, Academic and Research Center - ARC Cafe and Heritage Hall College of Medicine - Cafe at Factory Street.


For information regarding employment opportunities, please email us at Once you complete an application, please allow a week for our staff to determine if there are any positions that need to be filled.


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