To confirm Work Study eligibility, contact Student Employment Services.
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.
WORK STUDY - Art & Design - seeks an Office Assistant
Duties Include: Provide frontline customer service; answer department phone calls; greet all visiting students, faculty and staff; make copies and scan documents to faculty and staff; word processing; inventory of office supplies; file confidential documents; preparation of material slips; shredding; coordination of mail and packages; maintain department copier; take attendance for artist talks and art gallery events; compile and update accounting spreadsheets; assist with keeping the office clean and organized; run errands on campus; and other duties as assigned.
Skills Desired: Successful candidates have excellent telephone communication skills, outgoing personalities, and a great attitude; familiarity with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and Outlook; good interpersonal skills, attention to detail, organizational skills, and the ability to work effectively with others and independently when necessary; dedicated and willing to learn new skillsets; and can manage a high level of confidentiality. Preference given to applicants available to work four semesters or more; GPA minimum of 3.0; preference given to students with accounting and budgeting experience.
Schedule: 10-20 hrs/wk; flexible with classes; Fridays 8a-5p required. Some evening hours required once or twice a month for about an hour after 5pm for art event attendance.
To Apply: Email a cover letter, resume, and Work Study eligibility amount to Cindy Verwey, firstname.lastname@example.org
GSA and WORK STUDY - Athletics - seeks Event Staff
Duties Include: Pre-event setup, ticket taking, access control, assistance with administration of event logistics, crowd monitoring, customer service, post-event teardown, opening and closing of facilities, and all other duties as assigned.
Skills Desired: Knowledge and proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word; strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills; strong attention to detail; and ability to lift 50lbs. on a regular basis.
Schedule: Potential exists to begin prior to the Fall semester. Must be available to work nights and weekends, home football and gymnastics events; approximately 20 hrs/wk, based on availability.
GSA and WORK STUDY - Athletics: Student-Athlete Services - seeks a Face-to-Face Tutor
Duties Include: Understand and effectively communicate subject matter to students; assist students to work to define and utilize personal learning styles in academic pursuits; provide feedback to Academic Coordinators via in-person conversations, emails, phone calls, and session reports on our internal software system; navigate all Blackboard content thoroughly and effectively; and submit tutor reports electronically in a timely manner.
Skills Desired: Must have earned a minimum of B or better in the course to be tutored; hold a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher; possess strong communication skills and the ability to relate to students of diverse academic backgrounds; ability to direct session, engage student-athlete in effective course work, and motivate student-athlete; abide by all Dick Enberg Academic Center Policies & Procedures, Central Michigan University, Mid-American Conference, and NCAA standards.
Schedule: Flexible with classes.
GSA and WORK STUDY - Athletics: Student-Athlete Services - seeks a Front Desk Associate
Duties Include: Greet all those who enter and leave the
Dick Enberg Academic Center and ensure a mask is worn upon entry; ensure all
student-athletes scan in and out of the Dick Enberg Academic Center; monitor
student-athletes to confirm academic work is being completed both virtually and
in person; log virtual study time; complete all opening, daytime, and closing
duties dependent upon shift; connect tutors to their assigned student-athletes
and confirm tutoring and mentoring sessions begin on time; report any issues to the
Associate Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Services; other duties as
Skills Desired: Hold
a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher; possess strong communication skills and the
ability to relate to students of diverse academic backgrounds; display
leadership skills and attention to detail; show commitment to the Dick Enberg
Academic Center Policies & Procedures, Central Michigan University,
Mid-American Conference, and NCAA standards.
Schedule: Flexible with classes.
To Apply: Email a resume and a copy of unofficial transcripts to Lucy Mariani,
Associate Director, email@example.com
GSA and WORK STUDY - Campus Dining
Duties Include: Assist and courteously serve customers; 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.
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.
WORK STUDY - Educational Leadership - seeks an Office Assistant
Duties Include: Basic office
administrative duties including but not limited to greeting visitors;
answering phones; completing assigned projects including typing, formatting,
copying, faxing, and scanning; deliveries throughout campus, and other duties
Skills Desired: Microsoft Office
programs such as Word and Excel; excellent communication and interpersonal
skills; basic telephone skills; attention to detail; organizational skills; and
the ability to work effectively with others and independently when necessary.
Schedule: Flexible around class schedules.
To Apply: Email a resume, Work Study eligibility amount, and
class schedule to Nan Clapp, firstname.lastname@example.org
WORK STUDY - English Language & Literature - seeks an Office Assistant
Duties Include: Scan and make copies using department printer; do basic maintenance on the machines such as clearing paper jams, replacing ink
canisters; scanning jobs require the use of department shared drive; obtain information and exercise sound reasoning to answer questions
from faculty, staff, and visitors; assist with
proofreading and editing, simple recordkeeping, and maintain the children’s
library; assist faculty and staff with projects as needed and work
with other student employees to keep the workspace stocked and sanitary; and perform
reception duties by answering the department telephone and taking clear and
concise messages and/or forwarding the call as needed.
Skilils Desired: Ability to maintain positive interpersonal relationships and communicate effectively in both written and verbal form is required; able to complete assigned duties with little supervision and a high degree of accuracy. Customer service
experience, especially over the telephone, is a plus; will train as
Schedule: Up to 10 hrs/wk.
To Apply: Email a cover letter, resume and Work Study eligibility amount to email@example.com
GSA and WORK STUDY - Facilities Management - seeks an Accounting Clerk
Duties Include: Compile and update accounting spreadsheets; update files related to purchasing and payables, plant fund accounts, recharges, and utilities; provide clerical assistance to staff; general office support including data entry, copying, scanning documents, filing, delivery, and pick-up of documents to other departments; all other related duties as assigned.
Skills Desired: Must be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel; must demonstrate attention to detail and good communication skills; must have the ability to prioritize tasks; must have a valid driver's license and be able to pass a driver's license check.
GSA and WORK STUDY - Facilities Management - seeks an Electrical Shop, Architectural Trades and Maintenance Shop Office Assistant
Duties Include: Accurately fill out and correct work time records for all shops; handle confidential materials including account numbers, personal information, and credit cards; understand and properly prepare time records with various types of work, sick, vacation, personal, and overtime hours so workers receive proper pay; look up job orders quickly, print, and close out work orders on SAP; must know names and faces of full-time staff and student employees to properly facilitate calls and manage timesheets; use different systems to put in data for the supervisors; handle daily mail, file, answer phones, or any type of Word or Excel usage; assist supervisors with student interviews and the hiring process; during the Summer, assist the full-time shop staff with necessary tasks as needed.
Skills Desired: Must be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel; must have a valid driver's license and be able to pass a driver's license check.
Schedule: Up to 20 hrs/wk, Mon-Fri, 7:30a-4p, no weekends; position may continue into Summer 2022 with up to 40 hrs/wk Mon-Fri, 7:30a-4p, no weekends.
GSA and WORK STUDY - Facilities Management - seeks a Maintenance Worker
Duties Include: Assist full-time staff with changing filters, belts, and other necessary duties.
Skills Desired: Must have a valid driver's license and be able to pass a driver's license check.
Schedule: Up to 20 hrs/wk during office hours Mon - Fri, 7:30a-4p, no weekends; position may continue into Summer 2022 with up to 40 hrs/wk Mon - Fri, 7:30a-4p, no weekends.
GSA and WORK STUDY - Facilities Management - seeks a Service Center Clerk
Duties Include: Take requests for routine and emergency facility repairs via telephone, 2-way radio and email; make decisions using written procedures on how to respond to emergencies; respond to complaints regarding campus concerns such as lighting and parking; communicate with the President and everyone below, and has the possibility of affecting the entire university in situations such as tornado warnings, power outages, floods, and fire; many decisions require common sense. May be responsible for opening Facilities Management Service Center in absence of full-time employee, and assist with training new student employees. Office duties include data entry, answering multi-line phone, filing and creating new files, numerical analysis, copying, scanning work orders and Human Resources information, 2-way radio, errands, and sorting mail
Skills Desired: Must be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel; must have a valid Driver's License and be able to pass a Driver's License check; and must be able to maintain confidentiality.
Schedule: Flexible with class schedule during officer hours, Mon- Fri, 7a - 5p.
WORK STUDY - Fashion, Interior Design & Merchandise - seeks an Office Assistant
Duties Include: Check and send emails, mail runs, answer phones, deliveries; create and edit Word and Excel
documents; filing and organizing.
Skills Desired: Present a positive
appearance and attitude; experience with Word, Excel, and Outlook.
Schedule: Flexible during Mon - Fri, 12p - 4p.
To Apply: Email Work Study eligibility amount with an attached resume to Sherry Yens, firstname.lastname@example.org
WORK STUDY - Marketing & Hospitality Services Administration - seeks a Student Assistant
Duties Include: Front desk
management, answer phone calls, make appointments for students using Microsoft
Outlook, make campus deliveries, assist the supervisor, department chair and
faculty with various tasks, and other general office duties as assigned.
Skills Desired: Provide information
when needed by department and CMU personnel, students, and visitors through
demonstrated resourcefulness by exploring the internet and other sources; a
willingness to learn; adaptable; accountable; ability to work with minimal
supervision and as a team player; ability to manage multiple duties while
assisting anyone on the phone or in the office; convey a professional,
courteous, and kind attitude with visitors, students, and department and CMU
personnel whether in person, on the phone, or email; follow HIPAA and FERPA
guidelines to ensure confidentiality of all student information; ability to
communicate verbally or in writing with persons inside and outside the MHSA
department; must be able to answer general questions and provide general
information about the MHSA department and its programs; assist students by
phone or in person to book appointments with the department's academic advisor;
must be proficient with Microsoft Outlook and Calendars; must have an eye for
detail, use proper grammar in speech and written form, and convey messages
clearly and completely in a timely manner; proficiency with computer software
programs including SAP, MS Office Suite, Adobe, and Google Docs; familiarity
with navigating the CMU and CBA website; able to use the office copier and
scanner to save and preserve documents required for record-keeping in the
department; exhibit a willingness to fill in and/or assist coworkers or
department personnel to complete a task for the department or provide support
during a department or CBA event; exhibits a positive attitude and
dependability; ability to work with department and CMU personnel to support
special projects or events such as Career Fair, CMU Sales Challenge, SCMA
Events, and Company Recruiting Days; value and respect all students, visitors,
and CMU personnel on the phone, in person, or email; ability to interact with
respect and understanding of individual differences. Identify and articulate
own skills, strengths, knowledge, and life experience relevant to the desired
position or career goals; ability to identify areas requiring personal growth;
self-motivated to explore options and pursue job opportunities.
Schedule: Available and
flexible to work during office hours, Mon - Fri, 8a-5p.
To Apply: Send an introductory
email to Robin Berry, email@example.com
and attach a cover letter, resume, Work Study eligibility amount, and Fall 2021/Spring 2022 class schedule. Those with Work Study need only apply.
GSA and WORK STUDY - Mathematics - seeks an Office Assistant
Duties Include: Answer the phone,
greet visitors, photocopy, scan, work with spreadsheets, make deliveries on campus, prepare announcements, and other basic office duties as needed.
Skills Desired: Knowledge of
Microsoft Office, strong communication skills, organizational skills, attention
to detail, and the ability to work effectively with others and independently
when needed. Previous work experience, knowledge of Photoshop and Publisher are
Schedule: Mon, 1p - 5p, with additional hours as needed.
GSA - Media Graphix - seeks a Graphic Designer
Duties Include: Evaluate projects to provide accurate job estimates and final statements to clients; collaborate and communicate with clients daily; translate ideas into stunning promotional pieces for clients across the university; collaborate with Printing Services to request print quotes and review printer proofs to produce final products; coordinate meetings and develop project timelines; follow processes and work within a project management system; and uphold excellent customer service and values set by CMU's leadership standards.
Skills Desired: A willingness to learn new skillsets, seek out innovation and explore ideas; availability to work both in person and remotely as needed; proficient in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator with knowledge of After Effects; ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects, sometimes on tight deadlines; must be a highly organized and self-motivated individual.
Schedule: Flexible during office hours, Mon - Fri, 8a - 5p; 20 hrs/wk; includes Summer 2022. Summer hours may vary.
To Apply: Submit a completed application
and email a cover letter, resume, a link to your portfolio and three portfolio samples: one print, one digital and a third of your choosing, a brief explanation as to why each was chosen, work availability for the Fall, and two letters of recommendation to Mel Purdy, firstname.lastname@example.org
WORK STUDY - Political Science & Public Administration - seeks a Student Assistant
Duties Include: Answer telephone,
take accurate messages, and transfer calls; make initial contact with the public and CMU community, and refer to appropriate faculty for advising; copy,
file, scan, and assist with special projects as assigned; type faculty course
work and other assignments including letters, articles, and flyers; sort and
distribute mail; and run miscellaneous errands on campus.
Skills Desired: Must have good
communication and typing skills, and ability to pay close attention to details; experience with Microsoft Office; must be able to work as a team; must
have confidentiality, professionalism and a positive work ethic; must have
value, respect, and learn from diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, sexual
orientations, and religions.
Schedule: Up to 10 hrs/wk
WORK STUDY - Psychology - seeks an Office Assistant
Duties Include: Answering phone;
typing; data entry; copying, collating and stapling of class materials;
scanning; filing; running errands on campus; scheduling rooms; and providing general
assistance to department staff and faculty.
Skills Desired: Prior office experience;
excellent communication and interpersonal skills; accurate typing; spelling and
proofreading skills; experience with Microsoft Office products and Adobe
Acrobat Pro is helpful; excellent attention to detail; able to work with
frequent interruptions; and punctual and reliable.
Schedule: Approximately 10-15
hrs/wk during office hours Mon - Fri, 8a - 5p for the Academic Year, based on student availability and Work Study funds.
To Apply: Email a cover letter,
resume and class schedule with availability to email@example.com
WORK STUDY - Statistics, Actuarial & Data Science - seeks a Student Assistant
Duties Include: General office duties; answering phones and forward or take messages as needed; scan and copy projects on behalf of professors; greet visitors; assist faculty and staff; deliver departmental mail as needed.
Skills Desired: Excellent written and oral communication skills; strong attention to detail; self-motivated; willing to do various tasks; professional. Knowledge of Microsoft Office is required. Experience with Photoshop and Publisher is preferred. Office experience is preferred but not required.
Schedule: TuTh, preferably midday; and Fr, 8a - 12p.
To Apply: Email a resume, Work Study eligibility amount, and two professional references to Eszter Haseli, firstname.lastname@example.org
WORK STUDY ONLY - Student Account Services & University Billing - seeks multiple Call Center Student Assistants
Sophomores or new transfer students are encouraged to apply. Students with accounting and budgeting experience are preferred, but not required.
Duties Include: Provide quality service related to answering questions regarding student accounts, financial aid refunds, and other general billing questions for the CMU community; answer phone calls and schedule appointments; interoffice mail delivery, recycling maintenance, data entry, scan documents, and process incoming coin; stuff envelopes for mass letter mailings; assist in keeping the office clean and organized; assist with reception desk management; and other general office duties and projects as assigned.
Skills Desired: Must have strong communication and organizational skills with the ability to provide excellent customer service; must be able to work independently, as a team, work with interruptions and multi-task. Basic accounting and budgeting experience is desired. Must sign a confidentiality agreement.
Schedule: Availability during Call Center Hours, Mon-Fri, 9a - 4:30p. Multiple positions are available. Minimum of a 3-hour shift required, number of hours assigned weekly dependent upon financial aid budget.
To Apply: Email a cover letter, resume, and class schedule to Karlee Herzog, email@example.com
GSA - University Communications: Media Graphix - seeks a Photographer
Duties Include: Produce
images to support Central Michigan University’s brand; create
content for CMU’s official social media channels; participate in creative
brainstorms and the development of communication plans for university-wide
efforts; be able to balance a non-traditional work schedule with punctuality
and professionalism; collaborate well with fellow photographers, writers, and
cinematographers; maintain a professional appearance, demeanor, and approach.
Skills Desired: Demonstrate an
established understanding of the photographic process and have maintained a
regularly updated portfolio for more than one year; experience in
photojournalism, events and/or sports photography is preferred. Preference is given
to applicants able to commit to multiple semesters; earning an undergraduate
degree in photography, journalism, or a related area of study; display
excellent written and oral communication skills; proficient in photography
techniques, including lighting, audio/video editing, graphic design; able to
use Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom; able to provide photography and photo
editing for a variety of platforms, including social media, website, and print;
able to work in a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends; able to work
both independently and as part of a team; basic knowledge of programs and services offered by
University Recreation; able to prioritize and multitask in a fast-paced
environment; demonstrate excellent customer service and uphold CMU’s Leadership
Schedule: up to 20 hours per
week in the office on campus under the guidance of professional staff.
GSA and WORK STUDY - University Events - seeks an Athletic Event Engineer Trainee
Duties Include: Assist with audio production for athletic competitions in McGuirk Arena including Basketball, Wrestling, Volleyball, and Gymnastics; work with professional staff and learn how to set up and use all necessary equipment; and work in teams to see that all department equipment is handled with care, department safety guidelines are implemented adhering to industry event standards, and that inclusive event practices are honored. Candidates are comfortable working in a fast-paced environment which values and prioritizes reliability, professionalism, communication, and a high level of customer service and care. This position requires commitment to following event guidelines and technical protocols relating to vehicle and equipment operation, venue-based parking, loading, and operating instructions, and procedures for safe equipment operation. On the job and formal training is provided in areas including but not limited to leadership, venue safety, and event logistics. Candidates have the ability to thrive within a dynamic team structure and a willingness to learn and understand their role on the team.
Skills Desired: Basic mechanical and technical knowledge is preferred but not required if the applicant has a strong desire to learn about complex audio systems including mixing equipment, signal paths, audio effects, and troubleshooting equipment. Candidates must have an ability to follow written instructions, a positive attitude, good work ethic, punctuality, alertness, and must display continued integrity and maturity while working.
Schedule: Work times are dependent on CMU home athletic schedule. Candidates are available to work in Mount Pleasant for all games scheduled between semesters. As these dates are subject to change, preference is given to those with a flexible schedule over breaks who live locally. Amount of work per week is dependent on the number of events but will not exceed 20 hrs. Some late evening shifts are required. Work continues into the Spring Semester and other event-related opportunities may be available at this time.
To Apply: Email a cover letter and resume listing relevant skills, requested number of hours, Fall class schedule, current work or RSO commitments, and interest to firstname.lastname@example.org
GSA and WORK STUDY - University Events - seeks Event Crew
Duties Include: Labor-intensive event setup; delivery of event furniture, sound and lighting systems, and installation of carpet and vinyl floor covering for comprehensive university and community events; pre- and post-event clean-up; responsible for returning department-owned equipment, furniture, and technology to proper storage locations after event use and treating all department gear with care; implement department safety guidelines, adhering to industry event standards, and honoring inclusive event practice; safely operate CMU owned vehicles; ability to perform repetitive lifting (40 lbs and up); install furniture in all environmental conditions. Applicants should be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment that values and prioritizes reliability, professionalism, communication, and a high level of customer service and care. This position requires a commitment to following event guidelines and technical protocols relating to vehicle and equipment operation, venue-based parking, loading, and operating instructions, and procedures for safe equipment operation. On the job and formal training is provided in areas including but not limited to leadership, venue safety, and event logistics. Applicants should have the ability to thrive within a dynamic team structure and a willingness to learn and understand their role on the team.
Skills Desired: Candidates should have experience performing tasks involving manual labor and the ability to follow written instructions and event diagrams along with implementing room layouts; be able to demonstrate knowledge of methods, materials, and tools utilized in event setups as well as some mechanical and technical knowledge of equipment; have a positive attitude, taking initiative in anticipating what needs to be done, and critical thinking with changing event needs and schedules are crucial for this position; good work ethic, punctuality, and alertness are essential; display continued integrity and maturity while working late nights, early mornings, and long shifts. Selected candidates who obtain a Chauffeur's License and excel within the team dynamic and interpersonally may be selected for future leadership roles.
Schedule: Frequent night and weekend work required; late nights, early mornings, and lengthy shifts. The shift schedule varies to match changing event needs. Preference given to applicants with a desire to work 15 - 20 hrs/wk, have availability during times when classes are not in session and are looking to grow with the team throughout their academic career.
To Apply: Email a cover letter and resume listing relevant skills, requested number of hours, Fall class schedule, current work or RSO commitments, manual labor, leadership, theatre, and/or event experience, and interest to email@example.com
GSA and WORK STUDY - University Events
University Events offers various different employment opportunities that foster growth, development, and technical experience. University Events manages the production of various events across campus and manages space reservations for RSOs, departments, and external groups.
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; 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, the ability to develop a 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 before 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.