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 email@example.com.
Open Spring Work-Study Positions
Child Care Assistant - YWCA - La Crosse - 419 North 9th Street, La Crosse, WI 54601
Assist teachers who work with children, assist in the care of children with teacher directions, clean, wash toys, help in the kitchen for meal prep and clean-up, help in the office (answer phones, file, type, make copies) and other duties as assigned. Contact Sharlene Weibel firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-785-9541.
Clerical/Office Assistant - Independence Campus - Independence Campus
Answer phones, print class materials, take counselor/COMPASS testing appointments, make copies and other duties as assigned. Contact Doris Mish 715-985-3392 or email@example.com
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 - 7 River Alliance - La Crosse Campus
Purpose: To provide administrative and office support. Responsibilities: Create and maintain databases for events and groups; Research and compile data for projects; Proofread and edit publications; Special event planning and meeting set up; Answer calls and directing inquires that come into the office; Schedule meetings; Make copies, file, and organize paperwork; Collect incoming mail, mail and distribute information to investors and others requesting information; and other duties as assigned. Qualifications: The ability to multitask and work independently; Excellent interpersonal and communications skills; String customer service focus; Detail oriented and ability to proof and correct own work; Flexibility in response to changing work assignments; Proficiency with MS Office Outlook, Word and Excel; One year experience working in an office environment; and High School completion plus one year of college. Contact Lisa Herr firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-787-8777.
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. Contact Jeanette Brownell 608-374-7700 or BrownellJ@westerntc.edu.
Clerical/Office Assistant - BIS/LLL - La Crosse Campus
General clerical duties, data entry, answering phones and other duties as assigned. Contact Kimberly Anderson email@example.com or 608-789-6021.
Clerical/Office Assistant - Tomah - Tomah Campus
Answer phones, prepare flyers, process mail, copy and file documents as well as other duties as assigned. Contact Nikki Purvis firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-374-7700.
Clerical/Office Assistant - Enrollment - La Crosse Campus
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 detail oriented and familiar with Microsoft Office. Hours: Monday - Thursday until 6:00pm Friday until 4:00pm. Contact Francee Jakobi JakobiF@westerntc.edu or 608-789-6027.
Clerical/Office Assistant - EMS - La Crosse Campus
Answer phones, greet visitors and respond to general questions regarding course and program offerings (direct more specific inquires to correct department/staff), prepare certification cards, clean manikins, filing, data entry and word processing duties, create flyers and brochures and other duties as assigned. Contact Paula Zastrow email@example.com or 608-785-9295.
Clerical/Receptionist - Bolton Refuge House - P.O. Box 481 Black River Falls, WI 54615
Purpose: For the student to gain an understanding of the workings of a non-profit while assisting advocates. Responsibilities: Answering phone calls, scheduling donation drop-off/pick-up, transporting donations between storage sites, light cleaning of facilities, filing/copying/sorting/organizing, aid in preparation of public awareness events, and other various duties as assigned. ALL DRIVING WHILE ON THE JOB MUST BE DONE IN AN AGENCY VEHICLE, NO USE OF PERSONAL VEHICLE WILL BE PERMITTED. Qualifications: Pleasant demeanor, mature and responsible, organization skills are preferred, must pass a criminal background check, valid driver's license/insurance, clean driving record, able to lift and carry at least 25 pounds. WILL BE LOCATED IN THE BLACK RIVER FALLS AREA. Contact Tayna Potter firstname.lastname@example.org
Custodial/Maintenance - Bolton Refuge House - P.O. Box 481 Black River Falls, WI 54615
Purpose: For the student to gain an understanding of the workings of a non-profit while assisting advocates. Responsibilities: Picking up donations, transporting donations between storage sites, light cleaning of facilities organizing storage facilities, lawn maintenance, light gardening tasks, and other various duties as assigned. ALL DRIVING WHILE ON THE JOB MUST BE DONE IN AN AGENCY VEHICLE, NO USE OF PERSONAL VEHICLE WILL BE PERMITTED. Qualifications: Be in good academic and judicial standing, model successful interpersonal and organizational skills. Prefer a residence hall occupant. WILL BE LOCATED IN THE BLACK RIVER FALLS AREA. Contact Tanya Potter email@example.com
Lab Assistant - Welding - La Crosse Campus
Purpose: To assist the welding staff with shop related tasks Responsibilities: Prepare metal for classes, prepare lab for classes, cleaning and maintenance, and other duties as assigned. Qualifications: Ability to lift up to 50-75 pounds. Would prefer welding or related program student. Length of Employment: August to April. Contact Kenric Sorenson SorensonK@westerntc.edu or 608-789-6221.
Library Assistant - Library - La Crosse Campus
Purpose: To support circulation and technical services in providing library services to students, staff, and faculty. Responsibilities: Shelving book and checking books for correct placement on shelf; recording and placing on shelves newspapers and magazines; sorting mail; processing of 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 library service is desirable. Must be able to learn library classification system; lift heavy objects and reach high shelves. Contact Heather Turner 608-785-9142 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Reading Tutor - School District of La Crosse - 1611 Kane Street, La Crosse, WI 54601
Serve as a small group leader for students in the after school program, provide oversight and supervision and lead group activities, OR serve as a tutor helping students on skill deficit areas and with homework completion. Contact Laura Huber email@example.com or 608-789-7970.
Tutor - Hamilton Boys & Girls Club - 1111 7th Street South, La Crosse, WI 54601
To help school aged members with their homework, supervise small groups, plan activities, assist on field trips and help with discipline issues. Contact Jake Brown 608-784-6065 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tutor - Academic Success Center - La Crosse Campus
Assist students n 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. Contact Kimberly Hanson hansonk@Westerntc.edu or 608-785-9198.