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.
Open Fall Work-Study Positions
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
Catering Assistant - Catering - La Crosse Campus
Purpose: To help assist with catering events around campus. Responsibilities: Prepare and serve meals, snacks, buffets and any other requirements specified for the event, prepare and serve hot and cold drinks, clean and clear tables and eating areas when required and make sure that all equipment, dishes and utensils are cleaned and returned to proper storage areas, ensure cleanliness of all eating and drinking areas, assist in the food preparation for catered meals and assist in other related duties. Qualifications: Must be efficient, dependable and able to carry out instructions independently. A professional demeanor, in addition to strong communication and customer service skill are imperative. A strong understanding of campus programs and operations is extremely valuable. Length of Employment: Fall and Spring semesteres
Clerical/Office Assistant - Independence Campus - Independence Campus
Purpose: To assist the Independence office with general office duties Responsibilities: Answer phones, print class materials, take counselor/COMPASS testing appointments, make copies and other duties as assigned Qualifications: Computer knowledge, good customer service skills Length of Employment: Summer, Fall and Spring semesters
Clerical/Office Assistant - Viroqua Campus - Viroqua Campus
Clerical duties, assisting student with handouts and assignments, copying, mailings, answering phones and other duties as assigned. Contact Ann Strangstalien StrangstalienA@westerntc.edu or 608-637-2612.
Clerical/Office Assistant - Minority Services - La Crosse Campus
Purpose: To assist the Multicultural Center Responsibilities: Filing, data entry, greeting customers, taking messages, directing/walking students to various office/departments as needed, delivery, keeping MC in order and helping staff as needed. Qualifications: Computer knowledge preferred, good communication skills, filing skills, flexible schedule, willing to work with diverse student populations and must be a people person. Length of Employment: Fall and Spring semesters.
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: Knowledge in MS Office and computer literacy. Length of Employment: Fall and Spring semesters
Clerical/Office Assistant - ISS - Tomah Campus - Tomah Campus
Purpose: To help the staff in the office as well as give the student work experience for the future. Responsibilities: Answering phones, correcting papers, customer service, copying instructional materials and other duties as assigned. Qualifications: Must be able to type at least 35 wpm and have a basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Word 2007. Length of Employment: 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 - Health Science Center - Health Science Center - La Crosse
Purpose: To assist the administrative assistant with assignments for health-related programs and to help clean lab equipment. Responsibilities: Creating and updating documents in Word and Excel for faculty and staff, cleaning lab equipment, shredding, copying, sorting mail, filing, breaking down cardboard boxes, and other duties as assigned. Qualifications: Must have ability to work independently, strong organizational skills, motivated, basic computer knowledge in Word Processing, scanning and electrical filing, problem solving skills, and the ability to adapt to various situations. Length of Employment: Fall and Spring semsters ***Hours will be split between the Health Science Center and the Kumm building, depending on class schedule and work demands.***
Clerical/Office Assistant - Enrollment - La Crosse Campus
Purpose: Provide clerical support and front line customer service. Responsibilities: Filing, answering phones, scheduling appointments, front line customer service and other duties as assigned. Qualifications: Office experience, dependable, dedicated to work in a fast-paced environment; customer service and experience with appointment scheduling are helpful, high level of confidentiality and professionalism required, must be detailed oriented and familiar with Microsoft Office. Length of Employment: Fall and Spring semesters **Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday 7:30m - 6:00 pm Friday 7:30 am – 4:00 m**
Clerical/Office Assistant - Student Development - La Crosse Campus
Purpose: To assist the Student Life Office with a wide variety of clerical and customer service support. Responsibilities: Providing customer service, creating and printing student ID cards, selling/filing parking permits, data entry, hanging posters, marketing/design related projects, and other projects as assigned. Qualifications: Positive customer service experience, attention to detail, knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel software. Highly desired: background/experience in Graphic Design. Length of Employment: 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.
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
Customer Service Representative - Wellness Center - La Crosse Campus
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.
Graphics Assistant - Graphic Design - La Crosse Campus
Purpose: To assist in the maintenance of the Graphic Design Program’s physical area and equipment as well as help students and assist in implementing advertising and marketing strategies for the program. Responsibilities: Create projects using Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Dreamweaver, use bindery equipment for cutting, folding scoring and other post-production jobs, operate color correction/printing equipment for department, course and school related projects, assist in inventory of papers and supplies, cleaning of all classroom areas and equipment and various other duties as assigned. Qualifications: Preferably be second year Graphic Design Program student. Length of Employment: 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.
Lab Assistant - Bio-Med Lab - La Crosse Campus
Purpose: Maintain Bio-Med equipment and lab operations Responsibilities: Cleaning the lab, organizing, lab set-up, lab development, photo copying of assignments and handouts, repair of lab equipment and electronic devices, repair services to medical equipment in other parts of the campus including RT, EMT, CLT and Nursing, other duties as assigned. Qualifications: Admitted to the Bio-Med Program. Length of Employment: Fall and Spring semesters
Reading Tutor - School District of La Crosse - 1611 Kane Street, La Crosse, WI 54601
Purpose: To assist school district staff in making the after school program run efficiently and effectively, providing a safe and supervised place for students during the high-risk hours of 3:00 – 6:00 pm as well as providing academic and enrichment opportunities for students that may not otherwise have. Responsibilities: Serve as a small group leader for student in the after school program, providing oversight and supervision and leading group activities, OR Serve as a tutor helping students on skill deficit areas and with homework completion. Qualifications: Highly motivated, responsible effective communicator, reliable, role model, interested in working with youth, desire to make a difference in the lives of kids. Length of Employment: September to Apri
Shop Assistant - Automotive - La Crosse Campus
Purpose: To provide shop/lab support for the automotive staff Responsibilities: General shop clean-up, lifting and moving auto engines and other duties as assigned. Qualifications: Must be in Automotive Program. Length of Employment: 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
Tutor - Hamilton Boys & Girls Club - 1111 7th Street South, La Crosse, WI 54601
Purpose: To help mentor school aged children in grades K through 5th. Responsibilities: To help school aged members with their homework, supervise small groups, plan activities, assist on field trips and help with discipline issues. Qualifications: Seeking individuals who have a background in working with school aged children. A background check will be done prior to employment. Length of Employment: September to Apri
Tutor - Academic Success Center - La Crosse Campus
Purpose: Peer tutors. Responsibilities: Assist students in learning/understanding content in a specific class or field, keep a log of session, and check in with tutor coordinator at least once a month. Qualifications: Need teacher referral or documented knowledge of material, confidentiality, patience and openness. Tutor training will be provided. Fields in need: Math, Accounting, Chemistry, Computers, Electronics, Biology and A&P. Length of Employment: Fall and Spring semesters
Union Market Food Service - Union Market - La Crosse Campus
Purpose: To assist with all phases of food service at Western Technical College. Responsibilities: Take and give customers quick and courteous service, prepare customer’s orders using the proper recipe, portion and technique, keep work area clean, safe and orderly at all times, assist in all phases of set-up, service and clean-up in operation as needed, accurately and efficiently tell and charge customers for purchases, assure security of cash register and perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications: Must be efficient, dependable and able to carry out instructions independently. A professional demeanor, in addition to strong communications and customer service skills are imperative. No experience needed, will train. Length of Employment: Fall and Spring Semester
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
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 TO BE IN WOOD TECH PROGRAM. Length of Employment: Fall and Spring semesters. **Please contact Scott Erdman (608-785-9239), Richard Cantlon (608-789-6222), or David Hahm (608-785-9435).**