College Work-Study Jobs
College work-study 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 Federal College Work-Study program provides jobs to students with financial need allowing them to earn money to help pay for educational expenses. Students who are eligible for College Work-Study can earn up to the amount listed on their award letter or until Western’s total college work-study allocation is exhausted.
College Work-Study employees are paid on a semi-monthly basis (around the 10th and 26th of each month), based on the number of hours they worked. College work-study money is earned and paid to the student, and is not deducted from the student’s balance on their Western account.
Work-study students must have a minimum of six credits (not including developmental credits) each term to qualify to work under this program. Positions are available both on and off-campus.
Fall & Spring:
Fall and spring term work-study employees can work up to 10 hours per week but no more than 8 hours per day, with compensation of $8.00/hour.
Summer work-study employees can begin work on May 1st and can work up to 25 hours per week but no more than 8 hours per day, with compensation of $8.00/hour. Students who work starting July 1st or later must have their 2015-2016 FAFSA filed and must be enrolled for the Fall term carrying at least 6 regular credits. Students enrolled in credit classes for the summer, are NOTeligible to work under the summer work-study program.
When a student is awarded College Work-Study, a questionnaire will be emailed to the student for completion. Once completed and returned to the Work-Study Coordinator, someone will be in contact with the student. If hired, students will need to speak with Heather Marx to complete the necessary paperwork. Her office is located in the Administrative Building on the first floor.
Further questions about College Work-Study may be addressed to the Work-Study Coordinator, Heather Marx at 608-785-9594 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Work-Study Qualifications:
- Must file a 2015/2016 FAFSA
- 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, 2015.
Sustainability Assistant - Environmental - La Crosse Campus
Purpose: To promote and support sustainability at the college with a focus on energy efficiency, waste minimization and conservation practices at Western Technical College. This position will also work with student groups & the residence hall leadership on sustainability programs. Responsibilities: Assist in planning and promoting earth week and other sustainability related events, identify and record data related to sustainability, monitor and report program performance, work with sustainable energy programs, assist with website development and other web-based materials relating to sustainability (social media, Facebook, etc…), and participate in information exchange between community organizations on environmental issues (local foods, recycling,…) Qualifications: Basic computer skills, skills in internet search techniques, skills in Microsoft programs (word, excel and PowerPoint), data entry ability, must be able to research, learn and apply environmental sustainability practices, needs to have good listening and observation skills, and must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, and should have social networking and media skills. Length of Employment: Summer, Fall and Spring semesters
Clerical/Office Assistant - Business Office - La Crosse Campus
Purpose: To assist the business office and gain accounting experience. Responsibilities: Filing, general clerical duties and other duties as assigned. Qualifications: Prefer someone with previous office experience. Length of Employment: Summer, Fall and Spring semesters
Clerical/Office Assistant - Marketing - La Crosse Campus
Purpose: To provide writing and clerical support for the marketing department staff. Responsibilities: Interviewing Western employees or students and writing articles for the Online News Center, 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: Summer, Fall and Spring semesters
Clerical/Office Assistant - Cashier's Office - La Crosse Campus
Purpose: To assist the Cashier’s Office staff with general office duties while providing the employee with experience and help them develop skills required to work in an office setting. Responsibilities: Provide quality customer service, help with mail, filing, answering phone general office duties and other duties as assigned. Qualifications: Experience in an office setting preferred, experience with customer service, filing, answering phones, computer skills and 10key, cashiering experience preferred but not required Length of Employment: Summer, Fall and Spring semesters.
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 IMC-Desk phone, assisting staff with basic Audio Video and IDL classroom problems and request questions, answering general questions from students, staff and public regarding the use and scheduling of equipment and IDL classrooms, and other duties as assigned Qualifications: Experience in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Windows, Audio and Video and Electronics experience is helpful, basic hardware and software knowledge a plus, customer service experience a plus as well. Lenth of Employment: Summer, Fall and Spring semesters.
Sustainability Institute Assistant - Sustainability Institute - 400 Noth 7 th Street, La Crosse, WI 54601
Purpose: Assist in planning and organizing meetings & 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: Summer, Fall and Spring semsters
Visual Communications Assistant - Computer Services - La Crosse Campus
Title Visual Communications Assistant 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. 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: Summer, Fall and Spring semesters