College Work-Study Jobs
College work-study is a need-based program that is awarded to eligible students who indicated an interest in the program on 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.
Federal college work-study provides jobs to students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay for education 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 students are paid on a semi-monthly basis (around the 10th and 26th of each month), based on the number of hours worked. College work-study money is earned and paid to the student, and is not deducted from the student’s Western account.
Work-study students must have a minimum of six credits, during the academic year, to qualify to work under this program. Positions are available on-campus and off-campus.
Fall & Spring:
Fall and Spring work-study students can work 10 hours per week with compensation of $8.00/hour.
Summer work-study students can begin work on May 1st and can work up to 25 hours per week. A summer 2014/15 FAFSA must be completed prior to summer 2014 for summer work-study awards. Students enrolled in summer credit classes are NOT eligible to work under the summer work-study program.
When a student is awarded college work-study and accepts their award via their Financial Aid Online account, a questionnaire will be emailed to the student for completion. Once completed and returned to Heather Marx, a work-study supervisor will contact the student to set up an interview.
If hired, students will need to meet with Heather Marx. Her office is located in the Administrative Building on the corner of 7th and Main Streets. Students will need to show two forms of identification.
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 Fall Work-Study Positions
Sustainability Assistant - Environmental - La Crosse Campus
Purpose: Assist in planning and promoting sustainability at Western Technical College. Responsibilities: Duties may include, but are not limited to: 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.) as needed; Participate in information exchange within Western & between community organizations on environmental issues (local foods, recycling, etc.) and 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. Hours: 7-8 per week.
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.
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.
Clerical/Office Assistant - Independence Campus - Independence Campus
Answer phones, print class materials, take counselor/COMPASS testing appointments, make copies and other duties as assigned.
Clerical/Office Assistant - BIS - La Crosse Campus
Purpose: To assist the Business and Industry Staff in their everyday roles and processes. Responsibilities: Create forms as requested by BIS staff, tabulate BIS evals. and post to shared drive, create certification of completions for courses and send to customers, take customer registration for classes and events, update customer database in Goldmine, scan BIS files to Smartsearch and other duties as assigned. Qualifications: Experience in MS Office Suite, Office machine operations (scanner, copier, printers, etc. Length of Employment: August to April.
Clerical/Office Assistant - Tomah - Tomah Campus
Answer phones, prepare flyers, process mail, copy and file documents as well as other duties as assigned.
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.
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.
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.
Lab Assistant - Electronics - La Crosse Campus
Basic cleaning of lab benches, computers and video area, assisting instructors in formation of lab kits, test leads and basic components, performing basic electronic equipment set-up and repair, assisting instructors in the maintenance of the open lab equipment and other duties as assigned.
Student Newsletter Intern - Student Life - La Crosse Campus
Responsible for creating, publishing, and marketing the weekly Student Newsletter. Applicants will need to work effectively and independently to meet publication deadlines, produce some original content for the Student Newsletter, gather information from online submissions, and edit all content for the Student Newsletter. Strong proven written and verbal communication skills, inclusive of grammar and punctuation, are necessary, and experience with page and layout design and design software is preferred.
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.
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.