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
Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Service Assistant - Refrigeration - La Crosse Campus
Purpose: To assist the program instructors in preparing the labs and equipment for use, as well as general maintenance. Responsibilities: Maintain lab areas, assist staff and other duties as assigned. Qualifications: Prefer a program student. Must be able to take and follow directions both verbally as well as written, able to work alone as well as with others, think safely and clearly, bend, squat, lift, push, pull, climb and work on ladders, climb up and down steps. Length of Employment: Fall and Spring semesters.
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
Purpose: To assist the Viroqua office operations. Responsibilities: Clerical duties, assisting students with ITV handouts and assignments, copying, mailings, answering phones and other duties as assigned. Qualifications: Computer skills, written and oral communication skills, customer service experience.
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 - 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 - 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
Event Support Team Member - Lunda Center - La Crosse Campus
Purpose: The even support team members are responsible for the moving and lifting of tables and chairs based on event needs as well as light cleaning. Purpose: To gain experience and knowledge of working with children in a group setting. 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: 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. Length 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 Western Technical College as an EEO/AA/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status. Reasonable accommodation will be provided in the job application process to enable a qualified applicant to have an equal opportunity to be considered for a job as is provided to all Western employees. If you want to request an accommodation please contact the EEO/AA Compliance Officer at (608)785-9274.
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 April
Sustainability Institute Assistant - Sustainability Institute - 400 North 7th 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 semesters
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
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 April
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).**