Frequently Asked Questions for Staff Job Applicants

Application Phase

How often are new staff positions posted?
Staff position vacancies are posted on our website as they occur.

I found a position for which I would like to apply. Are you still accepting applications?
We are accepting applications for all positions currently posted on our website. Please note that postings are open for a minimum of 10 business days and then may close at any time.

How long does the hiring process usually take?
Each department has different hiring needs so the length of the hiring process will vary depending on the position.

What happens after I submit my application materials?
Application materials are screened for minimum requirements and then forwarded to the hiring supervisor for review, with the exception of the equal employment opportunity information. If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted by phone or email.

You can check the status of your application by logging in to your account through the applicant portal of our recruitment system.

Do I have to fill out the Education & Training and Employment History sections of the online application, even if I’ve uploaded my resume which already contains this information?
Yes, please make sure to complete those sections if they are relevant to the requirements of the position for which you are applying. Initial screening of applicants is completed using the online application and failure to provide all the relevant information in these sections may result in removal from consideration.

What is the application deadline for the position for which I applied?
Staff positions are open for application for a minimum of 10 business days and may close any time after that period. Occasionally positions will have a specific deadline, and if so, it will be identified in the posting. Otherwise, you may apply for any open and posted position.

What if I need an accommodation to apply for a position?
Please contact the Human Resources Office for assistance at (909) 621-8254.

I was interviewed for a position but have not heard back. How will I know if I was selected?
The length of time required to fill a position varies depending on the needs of each department. Once a position is filled, notification phone calls or emails will be made to those who were not selected.

Interview Phase

How do I schedule an interview?
The scheduling of interviews is initiated by Pitzer not the individual applicants. Applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted by the hiring department, search committee or a member of the Human Resources team.

I would like to send a Thank You note after the interview process. Where can I find the names and mailing addresses of the people who interviewed me?
Please forward all post-interview communications to the Human Resources Office with your name and the title of the position for which you interviewed. We will ensure proper delivery of your correspondence.

Final Phase

The Staff Jobs web page states that the final candidate will be required to successfully complete a background investigation. Does this include a credit check?
The background investigation does not include a credit check, unless you are applying for a position that has access and/or control of the College’s financials (e.g. Treasurer, Financial Analyst, etc).

How do I know if I am a final candidate?
Final candidates will be contacted by the the hiring supervisor, search committee or Human Resources and notified of their status. She or he will be asked to complete the authorization form required to initiate a background investigation and confirm the ability to contact professional references and former employers.

An offer of employment will not be made until references have been contacted and favorable results have been received from them and from the background investigation.

I received an email notifying me that I was not selected for the position to which I applied. May I contact Human Resources or the hiring supervisor for additional feedback?
We do not provide additional feedback regarding your application materials or interview performance.