College Work Study Jobs

Federal Work-Study Jobs

General

The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program is a need-based program that is awarded to eligible students based on the filing of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Work-study funds are limited, and are awarded to students on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The FWS program provides jobs to students with financial need allowing them to earn money to help pay for educational expenses. Students who are eligible for FWS can earn up to the amount listed on their award letter or until Western’s total Federal work-study allocation is exhausted.

FWS employees are paid on a semi-monthly basis (around the 10th and 26th of each month), based on the number of hours they worked. FWS money is earned and paid to the student, and is not deducted from the student’s balance on their Western account.

Positions are available both on and off-campus.

Fall & Spring:

To be eligible to work during the Fall and Spring terms, students must have a financial need for FWS and they must be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credits (not including developmental credits) during the Fall and Spring terms. Fall and Spring term work-study employees can work up to 12 hours per week but no more than 8 hours per day, with compensation of $8.00 per hour.

Summer:

To be eligible to work during the Summer term, students must have a financial need for FWS and they CANNOT be enrolled in credit classes. Summer work-study employees can work up to 25 hours per week but no more than 8 hours per day, with compensation of $8.00 per hour. Summer term work-study begins on May 1st.

In order to work between May 1st, 2016 and June 30th, 2016 students must have their 2015-2016 FAFSA filed, must have financial need, and CANNOT be enrolled in credit classes for the Summer term.

Students who continue to work after June 30th, 2016 must have their 2016-2017 FAFSA filed, must have financial need for FWS, must be enrolled in the Fall 2016 term with at least six (6) credits (not including developmental credits), and CANNOT be enrolled in credit classes for the Summer term.

Hiring Process:

When a student is awarded Federal Work-Study, an email will be sent to the student indicating they are eligible for work-study and what their next steps are if they are interested in the work-study program. If hired, students will need to speak with Bao Yang, Work-Study Coordinator, to complete the necessary paperwork. Her office is located in the Welcome Center.

Further questions about Federal Work-Study may be addressed to the Work-Study Coordinator, Bao Yang at 608-789-2081 or workstudy@westerntc.edu.

Resources

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Summer Work-Study Qualifications:

  • Must file a 2015/2016 FAFSA if working between May 1st, 2016 and June 30th, 2016
  • Must file a 2016/2017 FAFSA if working after June 30th, 2016
  • Must qualify for work-study funding
  • CANNOT be enrolled in summer classes
  • MUST be enrolled on a minimum of 6 credits for the upcoming fall semester

Open Summer Work-Study Positions

Start date is May 1, 2016.

Sustainability Assistant - Environmental - La Crosse Campus

Purpose: To promote and support the Sustainability Department at Western Technical College. Responsibilities: Assist in planning and promoting earth week and other sustainability related events, identify and record data related to sustainability, assist with marketing materials and participate in information exchange with community organizations when needed. Length of Employment: September to April (with potential for summer) Supervisor & Contact Info: Shannon Havlik – 608-789-4733 or at HavlikS@westerntc.edu

Child Care Assistant - YWCA - La Crosse - 419 North 9th Street, La Crosse, WI 54601

Purpose: To gain experience and knowledge of working with children in a group setting. Responsibilities: Assist teachers who work with children, assist in the care of children with teacher direction, clean/wash toys, and help in the kitchen for meal prep and clean-up, help in the office (answer phones, file, type, make copies). Qualifications: Interest in working with/next to children, ability to talk to children and interact with them. Background check and TB Test required. Length of Employment: September to April (with potential for summer) Supervisor & Contact Info: Sharlene Weibel - 608-785-9541 or sweibel@ywcalax.org

Clerical/Office Assistant - Integrated Technology Division - La Crosse Campus

Purpose: To assist department staff Responsibilities: Assist staff with event management of items used for recruitment and orientations (tri-folds with program information), filing and imaging documents, and other duties as assigned. Qualifications: Proficient in Word and Excel (a test will be given), organized, punctual, attention to confidentiality, professional, creative, ability to take direction from many different staff, works well in team environment. There will be an administered test in Excel and Word for this position. Length of Employment: September to April (with potential for summer) Supervisor & Contact Info: Wendy Brownell - 608-785-9172 or at BrownellW@westerntc.edu

Clerical/Office Assistant - Marketing & Engagement - La Crosse Campus

Purpose: To provide writing and clerical support for the marketing department staff. Responsibilities: Some reception duties, filing, copying, working on publications and print projects, assist with events and provide support for all marketing staff. Qualifications: Enrolled in Marketing program and/or successfully completed Written Communication, familiarity with Microsoft Office, can operate standard office equipment, lift boxes and communicate effectively face-to-face. Length of Employment: May to August only Supervisor & Contact Infor: Julie Lemon - 608-785-9890 or at LemonJ@westerntc.edu

Clerical/Office Assistant - Foundation - La Crosse Campus

Purpose: To assist the Foundation office achieve fund raising and communication goals, provide financial support to the college and its students while gaining job skills for the future. Responsibilities: Data entry, filling, mailings, answering phones, deliveries, assisting with special events, create displays and other duties as assigned. Qualifications: Proficient in Microsoft Office, attention to detail, ability to work independently and reliability. Length of Employment: September to April (with potential for summer) Supervisor & Contact Info: Jaime Fortier - 608-785-9261 or at FortierJ@westerntc.edu

Clerical/Office Assistant - BIS/LLL/PD - La Crosse Campus

Purpose: To learn office work and to gain experience for future employment. Responsibilities: General clerical duties, date entry, answering phones and other duties as assigned. Qualifications: Telephone and customer service experience. Length of Employment: September to April (with potential for summer) Supervisor & Contact Info: Kimberly Anderson – 608-789-6021 or at AndersonK@westerntc.edu

Computer Lab Attendant - Library Computer Lab - La Crosse Campus

Purpose: To assists students and provide security for the equipment in the lab. Responsibilities: Help students with problems (software, hardware, scanning, and printing), add money to students’ print accounts, monitor systems, enforce Western computer policies, monitor the lab, and prevent theft of equipment and other duties as assigned. Qualifications: Classes or experience with computers and Microsoft Office software. Experience with MAC and Adobe a plus. Length of Employment: September to April (with potential for summer) Supervisor & Contact Info: Charles Callan - 608-789-6145 or at CallanC@westerntc.edu

Customer Service Representative - Wellness Center - La Crosse Campus

Purpose: To assist in the day-to-day operations of the Wellness Center and its programs. Responsibilities: Provide reception and interact with customers through face-to-face, telephone, or web - based contact to provide information in response to inquiries about services and programs of the Wellness Center. Assist customers in membership application, program registration, and facility tours. Perform cash handling including balance and collection fees. Provide equipment orientation to members of the Wellness Center. Verify student credit load. Handle and resolve customer's complaints. Adhere to college policies and maintain facility rules and regulations. Perform regular daily maintenance and facility cleaning. Help to coordinate and implement campus wellness programs, such as intramurals. Perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications: CPR/First Aid Certification within three months of hire date. Excellent oral and written communication skills. One to three years customer service experience. Point of sale experience. Data entry skills. Computer efficiency in Microsoft Office. Ability to lift 45 pounds. Length of Employment: September to April (with potential for summer) Supervisor & Contact Info: Melanie Bush - 608-785-9145 or at BushM@westerntc.edu

Energy Program Assistant - Environmental - La Crosse Campus

Purpose: To promote and support energy efficiency and conservation practices at Western Technical College. Responsibilities: Assist in facility energy audits, monitor and report Western Energy Program performance, identify and record data and work with other sustainability efforts as needed. Qualifications: Basic computer skills, skills in Microsoft programs (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), data entry ability, needs to have good listening and observation skills, and must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Length of Employment: September to April (with potential for summer). Supervisor & Contact Info: Shannon Havlik - 608-789-4733 or at HavlikS@westerntc.edu

Event Support Team Member - Lunda Center - La Crosse Campus

Purpose: The event support team members are responsible for the moving and lifting of tables and chairs based on event needs as well as light cleaning. Responsibilities: Assist in the removal of tables and chairs after an event. Reset tables and chairs to prepare for upcoming events. Perform light custodial duties including vacuuming and wiping down tables. And other duties as assigned. Qualifications: Must be able to lift consistently up to 50 pounds. Must be able to follow set-up diagram. Must be able to work evening and occasional weekend hours. Must be efficient, dependable, and able to carry out instructions independently. Must have a willingness to learn light custodial tasks. Length of Employment: September to April (with potential for summer) Supervisor & Contact Info: Dan Murphy - 608-789-6030 or at MurphyD@westerntc.edu

INMS Help Desk Assistant - Computer Services - La Crosse Campus

Purpose: To assist the staff in running the department smoothly and to gain work experience for the future. Responsibilities: Answering HelpDesk phone, assisting students with activation and email questions, assisting staff with basic computer problems and application questions, answering general questions from students, staff and public regarding the computers for sale, and other duties as assigned Qualifications: Experience in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Windows, Mac experience is helpful, basic hardware and software knowledge a plus, customer service experience a plus as well. Length of Employment: September to April (with potential for summer) Supervisor & Contact Info: Jess Strelow – 608-789-4776 or StrelowJ@westerntc.edu

Library Assistant - Library - La Crosse Campus

Purpose: To support circulation and technical services in providing library services to students, staff and faculty. Responsibilities: Place books, magazines and newspapers on proper shelves, check books for correct placement, record newspapers and magazines, sort mail, process books, housekeeping duties and other duties as assigned. Qualifications: Dependability, flexibility and detail oriented are a must. Familiarity with libraries and good customer service skills to assist in various areas of the library is desirable. Must be able to learn library classification system, lift heavy objects and reach high shelves. Length of Employment: September to April (with potential for summer) Supervisor & Contact Info: Heather Turner – 608-785-9142 or at TurnerH@westerntc.edu

Sustainability Institute Assistant - Sustainability Institute - 400 North 7th Street, La Crosse, WI 54601

Purpose: To assist in planning and organizing meetings and events for the Sustainability Institute. Responsibilities: Duties may include, but are not limited to: Create Agenda’s, schedule meetings, prepare minutes and other materials. Track metrics for the Institute and coordinate educational events. Assist with website development and other web-based materials relating to Sustainability Institute needs (social media, Facebook, etc.) as needed. Seek out experts in sustainable topics for various presentations and events related to the Institute. Overall support of the Board of Directors, the MPower Committee and the Education Committee. Other duties as assigned. Qualifications: Looking for enthusiastic individuals that have an interest and/or passion for sustainability or learning more about sustainability. Individuals from any program are encouraged to apply. Length of Employment: September to April (with potential for summer) Supervisor & Contact Info: Shannon Havlik – 608-789-4733 or at HavlikS@westerntc.edu

Visual Comm Assistant Media Center/Help Desk-INMS - Computer Services - La Crosse Campus

Purpose: To assist the staff in running the department smoothly and to gain work experience for the future. Responsibilities: Checking equipment in/out to students, work on video/audio projects for school and other duties as assigned. Answer questions at helpdesk in INMS, Customer Service skills needed. Qualifications: Experience in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Windows, Mac experience is helpful, basic hardware and software knowledge a plus, customer service experience a plus as well. Length of Employment: May to August only. Supervisor & Contact Info: Joan Pierce - 608-785-9915 or at PierceJ@westerntc.edu

Wood Tech Work-Study - Wood Techniques - La Crosse Campus

Purpose: To assist wood tech with operational needs. Responsibilities: General shop maintenance, shop clean-up along with shop and jobsite organization and efficiency and other duties as assigned. Qualifications: MUST be in the Wood Tech Program. Length of Employment: September to April Supervisor & Contact Info: Scott Erdman – 608-785-929 or David Hahm – 608-785-9435