Job Description

Posting Date Job Number Job Title Revision Date Category Type Status
8/11/2015 999-TMP Temporary Assignment Opportunities 08/01/2017 Staff Temporary Continuous Recruitment

Please submit a resume with Job No. 999-TMP. Instructions to complete the application are provided in a PDF format at the bottom of the recruitment posting. A link to upload a resume and/or other support documents is provided within the body of the online application. Please note that application materials must be completed in its entirety in order to be considered for the recruitment pool.

Chapman University is accepting application materials for qualified candidates who are interested in temporary assignments.  Temporary assignments may be for several days to about five months and for full-time or part-time depending on the needs of the departments.  Successful completion and outcome of the background check is required prior to hire.  It is not a guarantee when you join the temporary pool that you will find a regular position with the University.  We will contact you when an opportunity becomes available for which your skills and/or experience as well your preference on the duration and for part-time or full-time work would be a great match.  We seek to maintain a diverse candidate pool of individuals who possess a variety of skills and experience.

Following is a list of common areas for which we seek temporary employees:

  • Entry level office support
  • Administrative support
  • Admissions
  • Accounting and fiscal
  • Development
  • Human Resources
  • Library
  • Theater
  • Information Systems

Most temporary assignments are scheduled between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  There may be specific need for evening or weekend work hours.  Certain temporary assignments may be located at the Rinker Health Sciences Campus in Irvine.


Below are general descriptions of the possible assignments in each of the common areas.  A temporary job description with detailed duties and requirements will be available for the specific assignment.

All temporary assignments will require the ability to communicate clearly and interact with diverse constituents in a professional, tactful and diplomatic manner.  Most assignments will require the ability to maintain confidentiality.  Most assignments will also require computer proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite applications and technical skills to learn and use enterprise systems, such as PeopleSoft Campus Solution, Finance or HCM modules, ImageNow, Blackboard, Webadvisor, 25Live and etc. 

Entry level office support assignments do not generally require prior professional experience. It requires computer proficiency and technical skills as well as the ability to answer phones, perform accurate data entry, maintain electronic and paper files, sort mail and etc.  Administrative support assignments build upon the ability and skills needed for entry level office support.  They will require strong Microsoft Excel skills with professional experience in providing administrative support and in developing, formatting and performing calculations in the spreadsheet.

Accounting assignments require bookkeeping skills with strong Microsoft Excel skills, as well as administrative support skills and knowledge.  Admission assignments require the ability to read and evaluate application materials as well as the understanding of the higher education admission processes.  Development assignments require the ability to coordinate logistics for events and to provide support for various development functions.

Human Resources assignments require the general knowledge of the recruitment and on-boarding processes.  They also require the ability to learn and understand relevant California labor laws.

Library assignments require the ability to perform public service duties at the Circulation Desk and to learn Innopac functions and processes.  Must be able to learn how to conduct stack maintenance and perform basic troubleshooting of photocopiers and microform machines.

Theater assignments require skills in the specific areas of production needs such as theater sound, lighting, audio, stage setup, rigging, scenic construction and painting, audio visual setup, load-in/load-out productions, costume design, cuttings, alterations and fittings, and etc.

Information systems assignment require technical skills in the specific areas of project needs such as front end web development, back end web development, PeopleSoft developer, help desk support, network support and etc.

The offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion and outcomes of a criminal background screening, and returning to the Office of Human Resources a signed original acceptance of the Chapman University Agreement to Arbitrate.


Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.
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