Available Work-Study Positions | Western Technical College

Available Work-Study Positions

Additional work-study positions will be posted on an on-going basis. Students who are interested in applying for a work-study position are encouraged to complete an application and submit it to the supervisor of the interested position.

The current pay rate for Federal Work-Study is $14 per hour.

Bio-Med Lab Assistant

Location
La Crosse Campus
Purpose

Maintain Bio-Med equipment and lab operations, and process data for bio-med program. 

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, data entry or Microsoft office editing, tutor or lead study groups and other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications

Skills with electronics or computer maintenance or computer networking preferred or admitted to the HTM or an electronics program. Skills with word or access preferred. Able to move and lift equipment up to 30 lbs.

Length of Employment
September to April
Supervisor
Lilly Kosir
608-785-9279
kosirl@westerntc.edu

Campus Shop Clerk

Location
La Crosse Campus
Purpose

To provide support to the Campus Shop in any or all of the ways described in the duties and responsibilities listed below.

Responsibilities
  1. Perform Cashier Functions
    1. Issue refunds or exchanges as necessary
    2. Operate cash register to process payments via cash or credit card
    3. Ability to perform accurate and efficient retail sales activities
  2. Customer Service
    1. Provide a high level of customer service by greeting customers, offering assistance, and responding to questions about products and purchases
  3. Merchandise Display
    1. Assist in creating trendy marketing displays and maintaining an orderly sales floor
    2. Stock and restock shelves
  4. Inventory Functions
    1. Assist in receiving and processing shipments and deliveries
  5. General Cleaning
    1. Maintain a clean and orderly sales floor by organizing, dusting, and straightening of merchandise on shelves
Qualifications

 1. Good computer database management skills/ computer and internet friendly

2. Accurate money handling skills

3. Self-motivating

4. Reliable, with good follow-through

5. Helpful, friendly, and courteous to customers

Length of Employment
September to April (with potential for summer)
Supervisor
Dawn Konze
608-785-9140
KonzeD@westerntc.edu

Catering Assistant - Food Services

Location
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 skills are imperative. A strong understanding of campus programs and operations is extremely valuable. 

Length of Employment
September to April (with potential for summer)
Supervisor
Kim Moen
608-789-6155
moenk@westerntc.edu

Child Care Assistant

Location
YWCA - La Crosse, 419 North 9th Street
Purpose

To gain experience and knowledge of working with children in a group setting.

Responsibilities

Assist teachers who work with children, assist in the care of children with teacher direction, clean/wash toys, help in the kitchen for meal prep and cleanup, and help in the office (answer phones, file, type, make copies). 

Qualifications

Must have certain classes in order to be with children or left with children. Can discuss further at interview. Background check required for the YWCA.

Length of Employment
September to April (with potential for summer)
Supervisor
Jayme Larson
608-785-9541
Director@ywcalax.org

Clerical/Office Assistant - BIS

Location
La Crosse Campus
Purpose

To learn office work and gain experience for future employment and assist the Business and Industry staff in their everyday roles and processes.

Responsibilities

Answer phones and assist with inbound customer inquiries and general clerical duties, data entry. Create forms as requested by BIS staff, tabulate BIS evaluations and post to shared drive, create certification of completions for courses and send to customers, update customer database in Goldmine, scan BIS files to Smartsearch and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Telephone and customer service experience, experience in MS Office Suite.

Length of Employment
September to April (with potential for summer) 4-5 hours per week
Supervisor
Eva Burns
608-789-6244
BurnsE@westerntc.edu

Clerical/Office Assistant - Financial Aid Resources & Planning Services

Purpose

To assist the Financial Aid Resource and Planning Services office with every day duties as well as getting experience for the future.

Responsibilities

Providing customer service to students, parents, and staff while answering questions regarding financial aid, answering phones and email, data entry, assisting students with completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), mailing, scanning, filing, general office duties and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Knowledge of Microsoft Office, dependable, good customer service, attention to detail, ability to work with confidential information.

Length of Employment
September to April (with potential for summer)
Supervisor
Ka Xiong
608-785-9569
XiongKa@westerntc.edu

Digital Content Assistant

Location
La Crosse Campus
Purpose

Create video content for Western's marketing and official Social Media accounts

Responsibilities

Assist Western's Media Digital Content Specialist with developing video content and/or photos for social media and other marketing purposes. You will have access to the necessary equipment in the marketing department and/or Digital Media program and may be asked to use your personal smart phone to create and post content to Western's social media channels.

Qualifications

Must be enrolled in Western's Digital Media program and familiar with creating and editing digital content for use in polished videos and/or Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube social media channels.

Length of Employment
September to April (with potential for summer
Supervisor
Peter Simon
608-785-9548
simonp@westerntc.edu

Electromechancial Work-Study

Location
La Crosse Campus
Purpose

To facilitate the electronics instructors ability to utilize equipment.

Responsibilities

Organize and repair equipment. Set up and tear down labs. Help maintain a clean and safe lab environment.

Qualifications

Electromechanical student, second year preferred.

Length of Employment
September to April
Supervisor
Philip Hess
608-785-9294
HessP@westerntc.edu

Electronic, Physics, & Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) Work-Study

Location
La Crosse Campus
Purpose

Maintain, repair, design and build lab equipment.

Responsibilities

Work with program instructors to work on lab equipment.

Qualifications

Currently enrolled in the Electronic & Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) program.

Length of Employment
September to April (with potential for summer)
Supervisor
Randy Hytry
608-785-9290
Hytryr@westerntc.edu

Energy Program Assistant

Location
La Crosse Campus
Purpose

To promote and support energy efficiency and conservation practices at Western Technical College. 

Responsibilities

Assist in facility energy audits, monitor and report Western Energy Program performance, identify and record data and work with other sustainability efforts as needed. Advocating for sustainable practices on social media. 

Qualifications

Basic computer skills, skills in Microsoft programs (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), data entry ability, good listening and observation skills, and must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. 

Length of Employment
September - April with potential for summer
Supervisor
Casey Meehan
608-789-4733
Meehanc@westerntc.edu

Enrollment Services Staff

Location
La Crosse Campus
Purpose

Provide clerical support and front line customer service.

Responsibilities

Filing, scanning, answering phones, front line customer service, assist with events and tours, and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Familiarity with Microsoft Office, operate standard office equipment, lift boxes, and communicate effectively face-to-face.

Length of Employment
September to April (with potential for summer)
Supervisor
Mac Kiel
608-789-4709
KielM@westerntc.edu

Human Resources Work-Study

Location
La Crosse Campus
Purpose

To provide clerical and office support for Human Resources

Responsibilities

Provide assistance to staff and customers, maintain confidentiality, answer phones and take messages, assist with data entry, sort mail and process bulk mailings, scan files to ImageNow, filing, organize timecards, and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word & Excel), can operate standard office equipment (printer, scanner, and copier). Prefer someone in the Human Resource Management, Business Management, or Administrative Assistant fields.

Length of Employment
September to April (with Summer potential)
Supervisor
Karla Koch
608-785-9077
KochK@westerntc.edu

Interior Design Student Assistant

Location
La Crosse Campus
Purpose

Support Interior Design program staff and students.

Responsibilities

Various office duties, helping with lesson planning activities, helping with computer support for students, helping with special projects as approved by supervisor, helping with other miscellaneous activities and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Must be a current interior design student holding a 4.0 GPA. Can not have any missing work.
 

Length of Employment
September to April (with potential for summer)
Supervisor
Jennifer Stangl
(608)-785-9228
StanglJ@westerntc.edu

Kitchen Work-Study - Union Market

Location
La Crosse Campus
Purpose

A Union Market student employee is responsible for all phases of food service at Western Technical College.  Food prep, cooking, and clean up all fall within the scope of this position.  Each position will fluctuate depending on time of day and specific needs. 

Responsibilities
  • Prepare customer’s order using the proper recipe, portion and technique.
  • Follow proper cooking, storage, and food handling techniques as given by full-time staff.
  • Keep work area clean, safe, and orderly at all times.
  • Complete training on all pieces of equipment prior to use.
  • Assist in all phases of set up, service and clean up in operation as need
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications

Team Members must be efficient, dependable, and able to carry out instructions independently. A professional demeanor, in addition to strong communication and customer service skills are imperative. Work hours will vary depending on hours of operation and the student’s availability. Generally, team members will work day and evening shifts.

Length of Employment
September to April (with potential for summer)
Supervisor
Ben Bierman
608-785-9403
biermanb@westerntc.edu

Learning Commons Assistant

Location
La Crosse Campus
Purpose

Provide attentive, friendly, and helpful customer service to students, staff, and faculty, and participate in the work of the Learning Commons as a valued member of our team.  

Responsibilities
  • Providing focused and friendly customer service by:
    • Welcoming students, staff, and faculty as they enter the Learning Commons.
    • Answering questions about the Learning Commons services, Counseling,the SPACE, the Cavalier Cupboard, etc. (in-person and by phone)
    • Referring questions and requests to appropriate staff as needed
    • Using Microsoft Teams to message counseling staff when students arrive in the Learning Commons for their appointments
  • Attending to library tasks each shift:
    • Checking in/out books and DVDs
    • Monitoring printers and refilling paper
    • Shelving books and DVDs
    • Monitoring shelves, and making sure books shelved neatly and correctly, and are routinely dusted
  • Help students, staff, and faculty with computer needs, including:
    • Printing
    • Microsoft Office - Word, PPT, Excel, One Drive, etc
    • Blackboard and MyWestern
  • Providing basic office support (e.g., filing, copying, inventory) and other tasks as assigned
Qualifications
  • Excellent and attentive customer service skills
  • Dependable and reliable- focused and attentive to the responsibilities of the job during scheduled shifts
  • Willingness to learn and attentive to detail
  • Experience with computers, printers, scanners, copiers, Microsoft Office, and Blackboard
  • Able to work both collaboratively and independently
  • Able to follow oral or written instructions
  • Willing to maintain confidentiality
  • Collaborative and able to work independently
  • Able to bend and stretch to reach high and low bookshelves
  • Deliver materials to other Western La Crosse Campus buildings
Length of Employment
September to April (with potential for summer) Work shifts are Monday-Friday. Morning, afternoon, and evening hours.
Supervisor
Kirsten Dayking, Linda VanSistine-Yost, or Esther Kindle
608-785-9278 or 608-785-9142 or 608-785-9198
DaykinK@westerntc.edu, Vansistine-yostl@westerntc.edu, KindleE@westerntc.edu

Office Assistant - Health & Public Safety

Location
La Crosse Campus
Purpose

To learn office work and gain experience and assist the Health and Public Safety Division office in their everyday roles and processes.

Responsibilities

Assist Program Assistants, answer phones, data entry, copy/scan documents, assist Nursing and EMS TA's when needed. Other job duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Knowledge of Microsoft Office, dependable, good customer service, attention to detail, ability to work with confidential information. Student in Business program preferred.

Length of Employment
September to April (with potential for summer)
Supervisor
Paula Berg
608-785-9295
BergP@westerntc.edu

Residence Hall Desk Assistant - Resident Hall

Location
La Crosse Campus
Purpose

To provide information, support, and services for residents in the Residence Hall community. Desk Assistants are often the first face residents and guests see, making interpersonal and organization skills keys to success.

Responsibilities

•Being a role model to other community members by following all Residence Life policies

•Being punctual and professional and valuing customer service

•Assisting residents with questions or concerns, and referring to appropriate resources or Residence Life staff when needed

•Keeping desk area clean and well organized

•Maintaining all desk logs and forms (paper and electronic),

•Effectively distributing mail and packages to all residents, and forward mail accordingly for non-residents

•Meeting regularly the Community Director for training, scheduling, and performance evaluation

•Other duties as assigned by the Community Director

Qualifications

Be in good academic and judicial standing, model successful interpersonal, and organizational skills. Prefer a residence hall community member.

Length of Employment
September to April (with potential for summer)
Supervisor
Orion Roen
608-789-4774
RoenO@westerntc.edu

Union Market Food Service Assistant - Union Market

Location
La Crosse Campus
Purpose

A Union Market student employee is responsible for all phases of food service at Western Technical College.  Setup, service, cashiering, and clean up all fall within the scope of this position.  Each position will fluctuate depending on time of day and specific needs. 

Responsibilities
  • Take and give patrons quick and courteous service.
  • Prepare customer’s order using the proper recipe, portion and technique.
  • Follow proper cooking, storage, and food handling techniques as trained.
  • Keep work area clean, safe, and orderly at all times.
  • Complete training on all pieces of equipment prior to use.
  • Assist in all phases of set up, service and clean up in operation as needed.
  • Accurately and efficiently tell and charge patrons for purchases.
  • Assure security of cash register.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications

Team Members must be efficient, dependable, and able to carry out instructions independently. A professional demeanor, in addition to strong communication and customer service skills are imperative. Work hours will vary depending on hours of operation and the student’s availability. Generally, team members will work day and evening shifts. No experience needed we will train you.

Length of Employment
September to April (with potential for summer)
Supervisor
Ben Bierman
608-785-9403
biermanb@westerntc.edu
Contact Us

For more information, contact the Work-Study Coordinator: