Open Work-Study Positions

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, help in the office (answer phones, file, type, make copies). 

Qualifications

Interest in working with/next to children, ability to talk to children and interact with them. Background check and TB test required. 

Length of Employment
September to April (with potential for summer)
Supervisor
Sharlene Weibel
608-785-9541
sweibel@ywcalax.org

Clerical/Office Assistant - Integrated Tech Division

Location
La Crosse Campus
Purpose

To assist department staff

Responsibilities

Assist staff with event management of items used for recruitment and orientations (tri-folds with program information), filing and imaging documents, data entry, open to variety of tasks with multiple directions from different staff and other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications

Proficient in Word and Excel (a test will be given), organized, punctual, attention to detail and confidentiality, professional, creative, ability to take direction from many different staff, works well in team environment.

Length of Employment
September to April (with potential for summer)
Supervisor
Wendy Brownell
608-785-9172
BrownellW@westerntc.edu

Marketing/Graphic Design Assistant

Location
La Crosse Campus
Purpose

To provide graphic design and clerical support for Western's Marketing Department.

Responsibilities

Some reception duties, filing, copying, working on publications and print projects, assist with events and provide support for all Marketing staff. 

Qualifications

Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, operating standard office equipment, lift boxes, and communicate effectively face-to-face.

Length of Employment
September to April (with potential for summer)
Supervisor
Julie Lemon
608-785-9890
LemonJ@westerntc.edu

Clerical/Office Assistant - Foundation

Location
La Crosse Campus
Purpose

To assist the Foundation office achieve fundraising and communication goals, provide financial support to the college and its students while gaining job skills for the future. 

Responsibilities

Data entry, filing, mailings, answering phones, deliveries, assisting with special events, create displays and other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications

Proficient in Microsoft Office, attention to detail, ability to work independently and reliably. 

Length of Employment
September to April (with potential for summer)
Supervisor
Jaime Fortier
608-785-9261
FortierJ@westerntc.edu

Clerical/Office Assistant - BIS/LLL

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)
Supervisor
Kimberly Anderson and Nicole Pelowski
608-789-6021 or 608-789-6081
AndersonK@westerntc.edu, PelowskiN2@westerntc.edu

Computer Lab Attendant - Library Computer Lab

Location
La Crosse Campus
Purpose

To assist students and provide security for the equipment in the lab. 

Responsibilities

Help students with problems (software, hardware, scanning, and printing), add money to students' print accounts, monitor systems, enforce Western computer policies, monitor the lab, prevent theft of equipment. You will be a backup to the circulation desk, and other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications

Classes or experience with computers and Microsoft Office software. Experience with MAC and Adobe a plus. Dependable and flexible.

Length of Employment
September to April (with potential for summer)
Supervisor
Charles Callan
6088-789-6145
CallanC@westerntc.edu

Customer Service Representative - Wellness Center

Location
La Crosse Campus
Purpose

To assist in the day-to-day operations of the Wellness Center and its programs. 

Responsibilities

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 complaints. Adhere to college policies and maintain facility rules and regulations. Perform regular daily maintenance and facility cleaning. Help coordinate and implement campus wellness programs such as intramurals. Perform other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications

CPR/first Aid Certification within three months of hire date. Excellent oral and written communication skills. One to three years of customer service experience. Point of sale experience. Data entry skills. Computer efficiency in Microsoft Office. Ability to lift 45 pounds. 

Length of Employment
September to April (with potential for summer)
Supervisor
Melanie Bush
608-785-9145
BushM@westerntc.edu

Energy Program Assistant - Environmental

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. 

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 to April (with potential for summer)
Supervisor
Genevieve Mortenson
608-789-6024
MortensonG@westerntc.edu

Library Assistant - Library

Location
La Crosse Campus
Purpose

To support circulation and technical services in providing library services to students, staff, and faculty. 

Responsibilities

Check in/out materials, answer questions at circulation desk, shelve materials, review correct placement of materials in collection, process materials (i.e. new books, magazines), and basic cleaning.  Will also provide backup for the computer lab.

Qualifications

Dependability, flexibility, and detail oriented are a must. Self-motivated and able to work independently and with a team are required. Familiarity with libraries and good customer service skills to assist in various areas of the library is desirable. Must be able to learn library classification system, lift heavy options and reach high shelves. 

Length of Employment
September to April (with potential for summer), evening, and Sunday hours available.
Supervisor
Sara Kaminsky or Abby Landers
608-785-9142
KaminskyS@westerntc.edu, LandersA@westerntc.edu

PCServices Help Desk

Location
La Crosse Campus
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. Answer questions at helpdesk in INMS. 

Qualifications

Experience in Microsoft Office and Microsoft Windows. Mac experience is helpful. Basic hardware and software knowledge and customer service experience is a plus. 

Length of Employment
September to April (with potential for summer)
Supervisor
Joan Pierce
608-785-9915
PierceJ@westerntc.edu

Wood Tech Work-Study - Wood Techniques

Location
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 be in the Wood Tech Program. 

Length of Employment
September to April
Supervisor
Scott Erdman, David Hahm
608-785-9239, 608-785-9435
ErdmanS@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

Clerical/Office Assistant - Health Science Center

Location
Health Science Center La Crosse
Purpose

To assist the administrative assistant with assignments for health-related programs and to 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

Mut 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
January to April (no more than 4-6 hours per week)
Supervisor
Darlene Campo
608-78-4757
campod@westerntc.edu

Clerical/Office Assistant - Viroqua Campus

Location
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. 

Length of Employment
September to April (with potential for summer)
Supervisor
Ann Cade
608-637-2612
cadea@westerntc.edu

Clerical/Office Assistant - Multicultural Services

Location
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, deliver keeping multicultural 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
September to April (with potential for summer)
Supervisor
Bernard Black
608-789-6270
blackb@westerntc.edu

Clerical/Office Assistant - K-12 Relations

Location
La Crosse Campus
Purpose

To provide clerical support for the Recruitment and K-12 Relations staff. 

Responsibilities

Some reception duties, filing, copying, assist with events and tours, and provide support to all Recruitment and K-12 Relations staff. 

Length of Employment
September to April (with potential for summer)
Supervisor
Deb Hether
608-785-9588
hetherd@westerntc.edu

Clerical/Office Assistant - Disability Services

Location
La Crosse Campus
Purpose

To assist with several clerical duties for Disability Services. 

Responsibilities

Prepare promotional folders for marketing purposes, create a basic excel spreadsheet, schedule weekly testing rooms for students, copy timecards, file monthly note taker copies, prepare files and organize materials for staff, fax, copy, and other duties as assigned. Learn a basic computer program for converting text files to audio files to make audio textbooks. 

Qualifications

Strong clerical skills, particularly in Word and Excel, flexible, ability to work independently, punctual and reliable. 

Length of Employment
September to April (with potential for summer)
Supervisor
Kristina Stellpflug
608-785-9875
stellpflugk@westerntc.edu

Clerical/Office Assistant - Business Office

Location
La Crosse Campus
Purpose

To assist the business office and gain accounting experience. 

Responsibilities

Document imaging, filing, general clerical duties and other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications

Prefer an Accounting student with previous office experience. 

Length of Employment
September to April (with potential for summer)
Supervisor
De Anne Otto
608-789-2069
ottod@westerntc.edu

Coleman Coffee Shop - Union Market

Location
La Crosse Campus
Purpose

Prepare coffee and food for cusotmers. 

Responsibilities

Take and give patrons quick and courteous service, prepare customers' coffee or food order using 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 setup, service and clean up in operations as needed. Accurately and efficiently tell and charge patrons for purchases, and 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 operations and the student's availability. 

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

Kitchen Work-Study - Union Market

Location
La Crosse Campus
Purpose

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 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 setup, service and clean up in operation as needed, and 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. 

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

Bio-Med Lab Assistant

Location
La Crosse Campus
Purpose

Maintain Bio-Med equipment and lab operations, and process data for biomed 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

Admitted to the Bio-Med Program preferred, skills with Word forms 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

Tutor - School District of La Crosse

Location
La Crosse School District - 4010 Sunnyside Dr.
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 students in the after school program, providing oversight and supervision and leading group activities. OR Serve as tutor helping students on skill deficit areas and with homework completion. 

Qualifications

Highly motivated, responsible, effective communicator, reliable, role mode, interested in working with you, desire to make a difference in the lives of kids. 

Length of Employment
September to April
Supervisor
Lisa Schriener
608-789-7970
lschrein@lacrosseschools.org

Residence Hall Desk Assistant - Resident Hall

Location
La Crosse Campus
Purpose

To assist the RAs

Responsibilities

Keep desk area well organized, maintain desk inventory, maintain all desk logs and forms, meet regularly with student life coordinator, distribute mail to residents/forward all mail, and other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications

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

Length of Employment
September to April (with potential for summer)
Supervisor
Courtney Prest or Leah Durninhoover
608-789-4774 or 608-785-9446
PrestC@westerntc.edu, Durninhooverl@westerntc.edu

Tutor - Hamilton Boys & Girls Club

Location
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
Supervisor
Jake Brown
608-784-6065
jake.brown@bgclax.org

Union Market Food Service Assistant - Union Market

Location
La Crosse Campus
Purpose

Preparing food for customers.

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, 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
Summer Only (May-August)
Supervisor
Ben Bierman
608-785-9403
biermanb@westerntc.edu

Air Conditioning/Refigeration Service Assistant

Location
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 HAVCR 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
September to April (4-6 hours only)
Supervisor
Mark Running
608-785-9277
RunningM@westerntc.edu

Graphic Arts Assistant - Graphic Design

Location
La Crosse Campus
Purpose

To assist in the maintenance of the Graphic Design Program's physical area and equipment as well as help 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, 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

Must be second year Graphic Design Program student.

Length of Employment
September to April
Supervisor
Barbara Fischer
608-785-9083
FischerB@westerntc.edu

Electromechancial Work-Study - Electromechanical

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
Andy George and Randal Hytry
608-785-9227 or 785-9290
GeorgeA@westerntc.edu

Clerical/Office Assistant - Human Resources

Location
La Crosse Campus
Purpose

 To provide clerical and office support for first floor admin (HR & Payroll).

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 potential for summer)
Supervisor
Karla Koch
608-785-9077
KochK@westerntc.edu

Shop Assistant - Automotive

Location
La Crosse - Larson Street
Purpose

To provide assistance and support for the automotive staff.

Responsibilities

General shop clean-up, lifting and moving training aids, maintenance of vehicle training fleet and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Must be in Automotive Program

Length of Employment
September to April
Supervisor
Andy Olson
608-785-9181
OlsonA@westerntc.edu

Lab Assistant - Welding

Location
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
September to April
Supervisor
Kenric Sorenson
608-789-6221
SorensonK@westerntc.edu

Network-Systems Lab Assistant

Location
La Crosse Campus
Purpose

To support the Networking Systems Administration program with equipment maintenance and lab testing.

Responsibilities

Maintain and organize labs when needed, support the instructors with equipment maintenance in B21, B215, B216 and B217. Will also troubleshoot errors in existing labs and prototype new technologies for future labs as needed.

Qualifications

Must be a student in the Network Systems Administration program. Will be skilled in configuring and setting up Cisco Packet Tracer and physical networking equipment such as routers and switches. Student will be practiced in Windows Server OSs, Windows Workstation Oss, VMware, and Linux. Must be able to take direction, work independently, be self-motivated and demonstrate critical thinking abilities to independently solve problems.

Length of Employment
September to April (with potential for summer)
Supervisor
Scot Wiedenfeld
608-785-9293
WiedenfeldS@westerntc.edu

Elect & Comp Engineering Lab Assistant

Location
La Crosse Campus
Purpose

To help reduce student wait times during lab and assist instructor in lab set-up.

Responsibilities

Check lab trainers and software for proper operation before class starts. Help answer students questions regarding software error messages. Provide guidance in program development and debugging to students with instructor approval.

Qualifications

Must have completed Digital Electronic Concepts, Microprocessors, Introduction to LabView and ideally Introduction to Java or consent of instructor.

Length of Employment
September to April
Supervisor
Jeff Fancher
608-789-6137
FancherJ@westerntc.edu

Clerical/Office Assistant - Business Division

Location
La Crosse Campus
Purpose

Assist office staff and faculty with various tasks and projects. Perform general reception duties.

Responsibilities

Assist office staff with data entry, answering phones, calling students, events & orientations and preparing various materials. Assist faculty with a wide variety of projects. Document management and assistance in maintaining Paralegal program accreditation documentation. Complete projects for Dean and Associate Dean. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Experience with the MS Office Suite. Must have the ability to work independently, be organized, punctual, maintain confidentiality and be professional. Will need to take direction from many different staff, works well in team environment.

Length of Employment
September to April (with potential for summer)
Supervisor
Mai Sheng Lee or Sheryl Amborn
608-785-9168 or 608-785-9816
LeeM@westerntc.edu, AmbornS@westerntc.edu

Clerical/Office Assistant

Purpose

To assist the Office of Student Financial Aid with every day duties as well as getting experience for the future.

Responsibilities

Customer service, mail, filing, data entry, answering phones, 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. Business program preferred.

Length of Employment
September to April (with potential for summer)
Supervisor
Terre Armstrong
608-785-9437
ArmstrongT@westerntc.edu
Contact Us

For more information, contact the Work-Study Coordinator: