To confirm the amount of Work Study you have, contact Student Employment Services at 989.774.3881, Bovee University Center, Room 121.
Students may apply for Work Study jobs only if awarded Work Study on the Financial Aid award letter. If you completed your FAFSA but do not know if you qualify, contact Financial Aid, 989.774.3674 or Student Employment Services, 989.774.3881.
All students may apply for General Student Assistance (GSA) jobs.
Contact departments directly to pursue a job.
GSA and WORK STUDY - Academic Advising & Assistance - seeks Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leaders for ACC, BIO, CHM, CPS, ECO, HDF, MTH, PSY, STA
Duties Include: Assist in providing leadership in implementing an exemplary and comprehensive SI program; conduct two or three peer-assisted study sessions per week for assigned class; attend all lectures for the assigned class every week and keep up on class materials; create handouts, worksheets, pre-tests, and other instructional tools to be used during SI sessions; develop a positive and effective working relationship with the professor, instructor, GA and/or TA teaching the lecture section assigned to; and attend mandatory SI Leader trainings and meetings.
Skills Desired: Possess an overall GPA of 3.0 or above; must have received a minimum of an A- as a final grade in the course applying for, preferably at CMU; demonstrate good interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills; ability to commit 12+ hours per week to the job and attend required meetings and training sessions; a strong emphasis is placed on the ability to integrate cultural competency into the SI sessions
Schedule: 2 - 3 evenings per week and attendance at all classes required.
GSA and WORK STUDY - Annual Giving - seeks a Phonathon Student Caller
Duties Include: Call alumni and friends of CMU on behalf of the annual fund. Callers are expected to be friendly on the line, update alumni information, build rapport, inform alumni about campus updates and various funds, and secure donations.
Skills Desired: Successful candidates have excellent telephone communication skills, fluency in English, are outgoing, have a great attitude, and are willing to ask for donations. Ideal candidates are fun, outgoing, hard-working CMU students. A positive attitude, a desire to learn, and sales experience are a plus.
Schedule: Candidates must commit to working at least 3 shifts/wk, with one shift being a weekend shift. Sun, 1p - 5p and 5:45p - 9:30p, Mon - Thu, 2p - 5p, Mon - Thu, 5:45-9:30p, and Fri, 12-4p.
GSA and WORK STUDY - Athletics - seeks an Academic Tutor
Duties Include: Tutor student athletes with CMU courses at the Indoor Athletic Complex. Courses include: ANT 171; BCA 223; CHM 421; ENT 200; FMD 252; MKT 305, 310, 440; PES 410; PHL 140, 318; PHS 151; PHY 130QR, 175; PSY 301, 322, 459; SOC 350; and STA 580.
Skills Desired: Previous tutoring experience is a plus; must have a B+ or higher in the course desiring to tutor and a 3.0 cumulative GPA; must have a strong ability to present material utilizing a variety of tutoring strategies to meet the different learning styles of students.
Schedule: Hours vary according to the needs of the student athletes' schedules. Hours would be between Mon - Thu, 8a - 10p; Fri, 8a - 4p; Sun, 4p - 10p. A minimum of 5 and maximum of 20 hrs/wk desired.
To Apply: Email a cover letter, resume, and academic history including grades, to Malik Peacock, email@example.com.
GSA and WORK STUDY - Campus Dining
Duties Include: Assist and serve customers in a courteous manner; prep, serve, and cook assorted foods using various equipment and utensils; assist in keeping kitchen and service areas clean and sanitized; follow all safety and food handling guidelines; report to full-time employees as assigned; attend and complete employee trainings and meetings as scheduled; become familiar with and follow all CMU Campus Dining policies and standards; complete other duties as assigned.
Skills Desired: Must be able to lift 25 lbs.; must be able to handle temperature changes including putting stock away in coolers and/or freezers; must be able to stand and walk for extended periods of time; must be able to push loaded stock carts; prior food service and/or customer service experience.
Schedule: Days and hours vary by location.
Catering - Office Assistant
Catering - Team Member
Fresh Food Company (FFCo) - Team Member
The Market - Team Member
Merrill Residential Restaurant - Team Leader
Merrill Residential Restaurant - Team Member
Northside Market - Team Member
POD Market/Subway - Team Leader
POD Market/Subway - Team Member
Real Food on Campus (RFoC) - Team Leader
Real Food on Campus (RFoC) - Team Member
Robinson Residential Restaurant - Team Member
GSA and WORK STUDY - CMU Libraries
Located within the Charles V Park Library building, the University Library and the Clarke Historical Library offer flexible hours, a variety of responsibilities and a desirable work environment. Many students work with the libraries for their entire college careers. Job vacancies are filled from applications submitted to the current job postings list, below. More information can be found on the library's website. Applicants must have a current class schedule to apply.
Library Research and Instruction Services - Student Assistant
WORK STUDY - Education & Human Services Center for Student Services and Teacher Education & Professional Development - seeks an Office Assistant
Duties Include: Include managing incoming calls, scanning document into digital database, checking students in and out of advising appointments, accepting paperwork, creating teacher education photo IDs, and performing additional special projects for faculty and staff.
Skills Desired: Prior office experience preferred. Must be skilled in Microsoft Office Suite and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. A positive, self-motivated, dependable and adaptable personality is required.
Schedule: Tues-Thu from 11-1p and Tues-Wed from 3-4p. Shifts may be longer if desired but student must be able to work some of the times listed.
To Apply: Email Cassie Sprague, firstname.lastname@example.org, with the Subject Line: Office Assistant Application. Include Work Study eligibility amount and shift availability.
GSA and WORK STUDY - Facilities Management - seeks a Custodial Assistant
Duties Include: Sweeping, operating a vacuum cleaner, wet mopping, washing windows, general cleaning, and trash removal; any other tasks as assigned by the supervisor.
Skills Desired: Must have a valid Driver's License and be able to pass a Driver's License check.
Schedule: 20 hrs/wk, must be available to work nights.
GSA and WORK STUDY - Facilities Management - seeks a Sign Shop Assistant
Duties Include: Assist Sign Shop staff; attend safety meetings; any other related tasks assigned.
Skills Desired: Computer knowledge and graphic design experience; proper grammar and spelling skills; and attention to detail. Must have a valid Driver's License and the ability to pass a Driver's License check.
Schedule: 20 hrs/wk, 7:30a - 4:p, Mon - Fri.
GSA and WORK STUDY - Facilities Management: Landscape Operations - seeks a Grounds Worker
Duties Include: Take care of all areas of CMU campus grounds and the athletic areas; seed, fertilize, and water landscape areas; clean, trim, and maintain all areas assigned (sidewalks, flowerbeds, lawn areas, and bleachers); assist regular Landscape Operations personnel in their duties as needed, along with performing other duties as assigned.
Skills Desired: Minimal skills and experience required; must have a valid Driver's License and be able to pass a Driver's License check.
Schedule: 20 hrs/wk, Mon - Fri.
GSA and WORK STUDY - Facilities Management - Seeks a Recycling Worker
Duties Include: Collect all types of recyclable materials (paper, cardboard, Styrofoam, batteries, lightbulbs, electronics, etc.) from buildings around campus and prepare them for recycling. Drop off empty recycling bins as requested. Attend weekly recycling meetings. Other related duties as assigned by a supervisor.
Skills Desired: Must be able to lift 50 lbs. Must have valid Driver's License check. Good knowledge of campus and buildings. Good communication skills. Must demonstrate the ability to work independently with little or no supervision. Willingness to learn.
Schedule: 20 hrs/wk, Mon-Fri 7:30-4p.
WORK STUDY - Health Sciences - seeks an Office Assistant
Business students encouraged to apply.
Duties Include: Assist office professionals; compile information for financial statements; review department procedures and internal controls; work on independent projects; general office duties including answer phones, scan documents, deliver office mail, copying, filing, and other duties as assigned.
Skills Desired: Proficiency in Microsoft Office software; must be positive and reliable; have a hardworking and eager-to-learn attitude; excellent customer service; exhibit a professional appearance; strong organization and communication skills.
Schedule: TuTh, 8a-12:30p. Potential for Summer work and flexible work hours beyond the spring semester.
To Apply: Email a cover letter with Campus ID number and CMU email address and phone number, resume, Spring 2020 class schedule, amount of eligibility for Work Study to Marybeth Denton, email@example.com. Indicate what your signed (or intended) undergraduate major and minor are, and if you are available to work during the Summer.
GSA and WORK STUDY - Information Technology - seeks a Data Services Student Assistant
Duties Include: Data validation and analysis, report requests, report development, documentation, and troubleshooting data issues.
Skills Desired: Ability to work independently, maintain confidentiality, and possess good judgment skills. Experience with report writing or any of the following technologies is preferred - SAP, SQL Server, Excel, Sharepoint.
Schedule: 10-20 hrs/wk. Position extends to Summer semester and possibly Fall semester.
To Apply: Email a cover letter and resume to Ryan Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org
GSA and WORK STUDY - Information Technology - seeks a Service Representative
Duties Include: Provide administrative and technical support to CONNECT CMU customers, including answering phone calls, responding to emails and chat/SMS messages, greeting visitors, service ticket management, database management, document scanning and storage, device activations, device deliveries, charging purchases using a POS register and other duties as assigned.
Skills Desired: Strong written and oral communication skills; a demonstrated ability to provide an excellent customer service experience and maintain confidentiality; general computer skills including database experience; must present a professional image and display consistent integrity, positivity and maturity; must have a valid driver's license.
Schedule: Availability on TuTh afternoons desired.
WORK STUDY - Police Department - seeks a Safe Rides Escort Officer
Duties Include: Transport students from one Safe Rides Stop to another Safe Rides Stop in a marked department vehicle via a routing system.
Skills Desired: Have a good driving record.
Schedule: 8p - 2a, 7 days/wk when classes are in session.
GSA and WORK STUDY - President's Office - seeks a Student Assistant
Duties Include: Greeting visitors, basic clerical assistance to department staff, errands on and off campus, and answering incoming phone calls.
Skills Desired: Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), positive image and attitude in the office, punctual and reliable with integrity and judgment. Ability to maintain confidential information and excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Schedule: Varied days and occasional nights and weekends.
To Apply: Email a resume, current class schedule and Summer/Fall schedule to Amy Turley, email@example.com. Send in Word.doc or PDF format only.
GSA and WORK STUDY - Psychology - seeks a Social Media Assistant
Duties Include: Assist in the design and promotion of department events to social media platforms; set up and implement video production for the department; create faculty and student of the month promotional materials; perform other duties as assigned to support web research and communication.
Skills Desired: Excellent writing and editing skills; experience with online research; interest and experience with a variety of media, video, and graphic design; self-motivation; willingness to work with others; follow written and verbal instructions; and a high level of initiative and detail-orientation.
Schedule: Flexible, 10-15 hrs/wk, Academic Year and Summer.
To Apply: Email a cover letter, resume, and class schedule to Colleen Craft, firstname.lastname@example.org.
GSA and WORK STUDY - Public Broadcasting - seeks On-Air Host/Announcer
Duties Include: The host's responsibilities include delivering news, weather, and sponsorship messages in a clear and conversational manner. The local host is responsible for airing programming, promos, and other on-air elements as scheduled. Responsible for making musical selections for on-air. The student employee will serve as a local host during award-winning NPR programs, including "Weekend Edition" and "All Things Considered," as well as signature programs like "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me" and "This American Life." Depending on knowledge and experience, this position may also involve hosting WCMU's late-night jazz program, "Nightside Jazz and Blues."
Skills Desired: Ability to deliver live material on-air. Experience operating broadcast equipment is preferred. Punctuality and attention to detail is required and the successful candidate must have excellent speaking skills. Knowledge of jazz and blues musical formats is preferred, as is a background in audio production.
Schedule: Applicants must be available Saturday and Sunday mornings and/or afternoons and at least two evenings per week. Weekday shifts from 6:30p - 10p and 10p - 2a. Weekend shifts from 7a - 1p, 1p - 7:30p, and 7:30p - 2a.
To Apply: Email a resume and cover letter to Mike Horace, email@example.com. Please note the position you are applying for.
GSA and WORK STUDY - Public Broadcasting - seeks a Production Assistant
Duties Include: Importing local and national programs into on-air playback systems, producing and editing local spots and programs, and posting stories to our website. The student will occasionally serve as a Board Operator during locally and nationally produced public radio programs and assist with various production-related tasks.
Skills Desired: Background in audio production and a working knowledge of audio editing software, such as Adobe Audition. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel is also required. Punctuality and attention to detail is essential to this position. Experience with websites and content management systems is also preferred.
Schedule: Successful candidates must be available at least two days per week. Work shifts are generally during the afternoon and early evening.
To Apply: Email a resume and cover letter to Mike Horace, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note the position you are applying for.
GSA and WORK STUDY - Research and Graduate Studies - seeks an Animal Husbandry Student Assistant
Duties Include: Change mouse and rat cages, monitor health status, sweep, mop, empty trash, and wash cages.
Skills Desired: Computer skills including Microsoft suite, keeping accurate records, problem solving, critical thinking, ability to handle mice and rats, and dependability.
Schedule: Mon - Sun; hours vary by workload and weekends are rotated. Prefer 3-4-hour morning blocks of time. Candidates must be available during breaks and holidays.
To Apply: Email a resume to Carol Stevens, email@example.com.
GSA - Research and Graduate Studies - seeks a Pre-Award Student Assistant
Duties Include: Assist with the administration of grants and contracts provided to CMU to support research and programmatic activities. Some responsibilities include, but are not limited to, preparing official university documents, assist with monitoring the integral signature routing and approval process, electronic filing, email correspondence, monthly reporting, preparing internal forms, and preparing correspondence for university faculty and staff.
Skills Desired: Strong candidates will be personable, flexible, very detail-oriented, have excellent computer skills, have strong basic mathematical skills, and be enthusiastic about learning and applying new skills. The ability to handle confidential matters and be professional. SAP experience preferred.
Schedule: 10 hrs/wk, Mon - Fri between 8a-5p. Preferably 2-3 hour blocks at least 3-4 days a week.
To Apply: Email resume and availability to Lenora Calkins, firstname.lastname@example.org
GSA - Technical Operations - seeks a Web Developer
Duties Include: Designing user interfaces and coding web applications and API's.
Schedule: Required to work a minimum of 15 hrs/wk in shifts of at least 2 hrs between 8a - 5p, Mon - Fri. Within these parameters you can usually set your own schedule.
GSA and WORK STUDY - University Events - seeks Event Crew
Duties Include: Responsible for event setup duties including transportation, maintenance, and inventory of UE equipment and furniture. Will be involved in on the job and formal training sessions that may include but are not limited to: leadership, venue safety, and event logistics. Applicants should have the ability to excel within a dynamic team structure. Other responsibilities include preparation and restoration of event venues before and after use. Ability to operate a CMU vehicle is required and must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. Work uniform requirement to include black pants (no jeans), black work shoes, and shirt supplied by department.
Skills Desired: Willingness to learn and follow instructions is essential. Must maintain a positive demeanor to CMU customers and the public and must be adaptable with changing event needs and schedules. Applicants should be self-starters who are detail oriented and able to multitask with minimal direction. Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently is critical. Must display continued integrity, positivity, and maturity while working late nights, early mornings, and long shifts. Applicants should be able to work and communicate effectively in a team setting while maximizing productivity. Those selected that show initiative may be selected for future leadership roles.
Schedule: Frequent night and weekend work required; late nights, early mornings and long shifts.
To Apply: Email a cover letter and resume listing skills and interest to email@example.com.
GSA and WORK STUDY - University Events - seeks an Event Technician
Duties Include: Will be involved in on the job and formal training sessions that may include but are not limited to audio, lighting, and other A/V applications. Must be able to work at heights in excess of 6 feet. Responsible for preparing, maintaining, and operating UE technical equipment. Other responsibilities include preparation & restoration of event venues before and after use. Ability to operate a CMU vehicle is required and must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. Work uniform requirement to include black pants (no jeans), black work shoes, and shirt supplied by department.
Skills Desired: Based on job requirements cell phone use is not permitted during work. Willingness to learn and follow instructions is essential. Must maintain a positive demeanor to CMU customers and the public and must be adaptable with changing event needs and schedules. Applicants should be self-starters who are detail oriented and able to multitask with minimal direction. Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently is critical. Must display continued integrity, positivity, and maturity while working late nights, early mornings, and long shifts.
Schedule: Frequent night and weekend work required. Late nights, early mornings and long shifts.
To Apply: Send a resume and cover letter listing skills and interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.
GSA and WORK STUDY - University Recreation
CMU's University Recreation department offers a variety of employment opportunities at the Student Activity Center. The SAC work environment prides itself on being not just a job, but also an experience. No matter what your academic focus, URec Student Staff gain valuable lifelong skills from their employment experiences at the SAC. With more than a million users and visitors coming into the SAC each year, student staff gets to work in a diverse environment and share a unique employment experience.
WORK STUDY - Volunteer Center - seeks an America Counts and Reads Tutor
Duties Include: Meet students at school(s) during the classroom's regular reading and/or math time; read one-on-one with students using trained methods to instill confidence in the child's independent reading ability during reading time; and act as a general classroom assistant answering questions as needed and leading small group activities during math time.
Skills Desired: Passion for children and mentorship, ability to develop positive rapport with teachers and students, excellent communication skills, and a demonstrated history of professionalism and reliability. All tutors must go through training and complete a successful background check prior to being in the schools.
Schedule: Prospective tutors are expected to offer at least 10 hours of availability during regular public school hours (8a - 3p) and should be prepared to work 5-12 hrs/wk. It is key that potential tutors have an open weekly schedule. Transportation is not provided to local schools, but a few are within walking distance to campus.