Work-Study

Part-time jobs for students

Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a federally funded, need-based financial aid program that allows undergraduate students with financial need to earn FWS funds through employment with authorized FWS employers. Federal work-study is considered employment and the income earned is taxable.

To be considered for FWS, undergraduate must be matriculated in a degree-granting program, enrolled at least half time minimum of 6 credits for undergraduate students and maintain satisfactory academic progress as outlined for financial aid. Eligible students will be automatically awarded when other federal aid is determined. Students who have not been awarded should with the financial aid office to determine eligibility to participate in the program. Once eligibility has been determined, students can pursue either on-campus or off-campus employment. Students should notify the fwfinaid@iufw.edu of the position they are interested in.

After completing an interview, if extended an offer, the student an employer will be instructed in regard to the necessary documents for hiring. Please note that a background check will be required. Once the hiring process is complete, students will receive a confirmation email with a copy of the work-study time sheet and payroll schedule attached. Students should not begin working until this confirmation is received.

Eligibility periods and dates

  • Academic year 2018-19: Students can begin working on 08.12.2018; the last day to earn work-study funding is 05.04.2019
  • Summer 2019: Students can begin working on 05.13.2019; the last day to earn work-study funding is 08.02.2019.

Open positions

If you are interested in applying for one of the following work-study positions, send your resume and cover letters to fwfinaid@iufw.edu

On-campus

  • Position Title: Summer Student Event Coordinator Assistant
  • Department/Office: Enrollment Management
  • Organization: Indiana University Fort Wayne
  • Hourly Wage: $10.15
  • Average Hours/Week: 10-20 hours per week (29 max); occasional weekends/evenings
  • Timeframe: 5/13/2019 – 8/2/2019

General Purpose

Under the supervision and guidance of the Assistant Director of Recruitment and Outreach, the Summer Student Event Coordinator Assistant will be crucial to the implementation, organization, and creation of summer events. The Summer Student Event Coordinator Assistant will display excellent people and organizational skills which will contribute to the success of the department and planned events. The position will provide an excellent opportunity to learn applicable skills in event coordination and planning within a professional environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Providing a workplace that fosters and challenges its student staff to learn in line with these outcomes will ideally enhance the college experience of each student. We aim to provide guidance in developing these outcomes that are transferable after the college experience. Below is a summary of the job duties/ responsibilities for the Summer Student Event Coordinator Assistant position.

  • 65% Assist primary event coordinator with the planning, organizing, and set up/tear down for events including Advising and Registration Days, Campus Visit Days, New Student Orientation, and other events as needed; Administer campus tours.
  • 20% Support primary event coordinator with distribution of marketing materials, fliers and e-communication for enrollment operations, special events, and programs.
  • 10% Assist with the creation and stocking of marketing materials for department and events.
  • 5% Complete additional duties as assigned.

Desired Minimum Qualifications:

  • All IU Fort Wayne majors are welcome to apply.
  • Candidate must be a continuing student registered for courses in either the Summer Semester or the Fall Semester of 2019.
  • Experience in organization of materials and/or planning of events; strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of IU Fort Wayne community and needs, including students, faculty, staff, administration, and partners.
  • Familiarity with IUFW and PFW campus locations and resources.
  • Skill in verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to analyze audience and tailor communication appropriately.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and web-based applications; ability to learn new technology and software programs as required.
  • Ability to collaborate and participate effectively within a team.
  • Ability to think creatively about sharing information and developing ideas for improvement.
  • Ability to research questions, seek out resources, and gather information.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and work independently.
  • Ability to walk/stand for multiple hours at a time while assisting during events or hosting a campus tour.
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs occasionally.
  • Ability to work either indoors or outdoors as needed per event.

  • Position Title: Marketing, Social, & Multimedia Associate
  • Organization: Indiana University Fort Wayne
  • Department/Office: Enrollment Management
  • Hourly Wage: $10.15
  • Average Hours/Week: 10-12 hours per week
  • Supervised By: Assistant Director for Marketing and Communications
  • General Purpose: Creating multimedia presentations and developing content management strategy to maintain a social media presence for IU Fort Wayne and the department. This position will provide you with the opportunity to gain experience working and collaborating with others in a professional environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as creative consultant to the department of Enrollment Management by managing social media outlets and content development (i.e., Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram).
  • Create and integrate multimedia content throughout social media strategy, including photo and video production.
  • Integrate appropriate social media and multimedia products into existing website presence. Assist with the review, enhancement, and development of the campus website and unit pages.
  • Develop and integrate content management strategy and content calendar into overall instructional guide for social media management incorporating best practices to market services.
  • Maintain and update content (photos, videos, status posts, etc.) on all social media outlets while building social media fan/follower base from target populations (students, employers, faculty/staff, etc.).
  • Design and deliver updates on social media management to campus staff including: analytics/evaluation of effective content, proposals for enhancing current social media strategy and/or adopting new outlets, and overall creative recommendations for future management of social media as part of the overall departmental strategy.

In this position you will be expected to maintain confidentiality in regard to student records.

Required Qualifications:

  • Camera/Video production and editing experience
  • Familiar with popular & relevant social media sites & trends
  • Can effectively create or maintain long-term social media campaigns
  • Experience with public speaking and multi-media presentations.

Desired Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education and Experience: All IU Fort Wayne majors are welcome to apply
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Effective communication skills & experience with public speaking. Experience using audio, video and photo editing software (Adobe Premiere and Adobe Photoshop software experience preferred)

  • Position Title: Student Office Support Associate
  • Department/Office: Enrollment Management
  • Organization: Indiana University Fort Wayne
  • Hourly Wage: $10.15
  • Average Hours/Week: 10-20 hours per week 

General Purpose:

Under the supervision and guidance of the director, our student office support associates are an integral part of IU Fort Wayne enrollment management operations. Student office support associates provide excellent customer service and contribute to the success of the department through welcoming all guests and connecting them with the most appropriate resources, while providing general office support services and aiding with student focused initiatives. This position will provide you with the opportunity to gain experience working and collaborating with others in a professional environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Providing a workplace that fosters and challenges its student staff to learn in line with these outcomes will ideally enhance the college experience of each student. We aim to provide guidance in developing these outcomes that are transferable after the college experience. Below is a summary of the job duties/ responsibilities for the Student Office Support position.

  • 50% Respond to in-person and phone guests by answering general questions from students, faculty, staff, and community members; direct guests/calls to appropriate staff; check and respond to emails in the departmental account
  • 20% Support photocopying, mailings, distribution of marketing materials, fliers and e-communication for enrollment operations and special events and programs; organize and update departmental files.
  • 10% Assist with the creation and stocking of marketing materials for department and events.
  • 10% Develop and maintain the departmental and student employee manual; maintain, revise and develop new departmental operational resources.
  • 5% Assist department staff with general administrative duties including information requests from staff, community and campus partners.
  • 5% Complete additional duties as assigned.

In this position you will be expected to maintain confidentiality in regard to student records.

Desired Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education and Experience:  All IU Fort Wayne majors are welcome to apply; preference will be given to those with an academic or career interest in research or professional management.
  • Experience in organization of materials, general office and research practices; strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of IU Fort Wayne community and needs, including students, faculty, staff, administration, and partners.
  • Skill in verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to analyze audience and tailor communication appropriately.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and web-based applications; ability to learn new technology and software programs as required.
  • Ability to collaborate and participate effectively within a team.
  • Ability to think creatively about sharing information and developing ideas for improvement.
  • Ability to research questions, seek out resources, and gather information.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and work independently.
  • The ability to listen, write, and speak effectively.
  • The ability to assess a situation, seek multiple perspectives, gather more information if necessary, and identify key issues that need to be addressed.
  • The ability to find solutions to problems using creativity, reasoning, and past experiences along with available information and resources to create solutions.
  • The ability to design, plan, organize, and implement projects and tasks within a specific timeframe.
  • The ability to manage multiple assignments and tasks, set priorities, and adapt to changing conditions and work assignments.
  • The ability to demonstrate a sensitivity and awareness to other people and cultures. The ability to relate to your co-workers, inspire others to participate.
  • The ability to maintain a productive climate and confidently motivate, mobilize, or coach other employees.

Off-campus

  • Position Title: Tutor/Academic Enrichment Aide
  • Organization: Cornerstone Youth Center
  • Hourly Wage: $10.15 Average
  • Hours/Week: up to 15 hours per week
  • Desired Work Schedule: TBD

General Purpose

This is a Federal Work Study position as a Tutor/Academic Enrichment Aide for Cornerstone Youth Center. The position will be off-campus at their educational center or an after school site. There are three possible sites in the following locations: Monroeville, New Haven or Woodburn.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

This position requires the following essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Coursework in education, math or language arts
  • Experience with middle/high school youth

Desired Minimum Qualifications

Candidates should have the following experience:

  • Verbal communication
  • Detail oriented
  • Has Initiative
  • Written communication
  • Presentation and public speaking skills
  • Problem solving
  • Flexibility/adaptability/creativity
  • Organizational skills
  • Leadership
  • Friendly/outgoing personality
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Strong work ethic
  • Open and accepting of others
  • Math skill though algebra/calculus
  • Patience
  • Sense of humor
  • Able to work in an environment with lots of activity
  • Able to change focus as needed

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit or stand for long periods; lift, carry, transport supplies on site; reading using office equipment/computers; speak at levels needed in the environment.

Work setting

This work is performed primarily in quiet or moderate noise leves at the education center; at moderate to high activity levels in surrounding space. Tools and equipment used: Computer, ipads, books, academic enrichment lesson plans, paper pencils, pens, markers and white boards.

Skills and experience that will be gained from this position

  • Express ideas and facts to others effectively in a variety of formats, particularly written, oral, and visual formats.
  • Comprehend, interpret, and analyze ideas and facts.
  • Communicate effectively in a range of settings.
  • Identify and propose solutions for problems using quantitative tools and reasoning.
  • Make effective use of information resources and technology.
  • Critical Thinking

Learn more about Conerstone Youth Center

  • Position Title: Communications Assistant Organization: Friends of the Third World, Inc.
  • Hourly Wage: $10.15
  • Average Hours/Week: 10-15 hours per week
  • Desired Work Schedule: flexible within Tuesday- Saturday 10 am - 6 pm

General Purpose

This is a Federal Work Study position as a Communications Assistant for Friends of the Third World, Inc. The position will be off-campus at 611 W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

This position requires the following essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Data Entry
  • Customer Service
  • Social Media
  • Email Communication
  • Writing/EditingCoaching
  • Mentoring or Peer Advising
  • 15% Retrieve internal orders for educational materials
  • 25% Supervise trainees with disabilities to fulfill orders
  • 15% Update Internet listing on website, social media and print media
  • 10% Edit information on low income producers of handicrafts/foods
  • 25% Plan, setup and staff displays about mission of organization
  • 10% Assist staff and volunteers in sharing the stories/public education

Desired Minimum Qualifications

Candidates should have the following experience:

  • Verbal communication
  • Written communication
  • Adobe (photoshop/illustrator/indesign)
  • Detail oriented
  • Has Initiative
  • Flexibility/Adaptability/Creativity
  • Microsoft office skills (excel and/or access)
  • Organizational skills
  • Office equipment
  • Customer service skills
  • Friendly/outgoing personality
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work in a term
  • Strong work ethic

Physical Demands

Some lifting may be needed, work can be adapted.

Work setting

Office area or gift shop Tools/equipment used: computer, packaging equipment.

Learn more about Friends of the Third World

  • Position Title: Program Instructor
  • Organization: LEARN Resource Center
  • Hourly Wage: $ 10.15 (per America Reads program)
  • Average Hours/Week: 10-25 hours per week
  • Desired Work Schedule: flexible within M-F 6:45-9 am and/or M-F 3:15-6 pm.

General Purpose

This is a Federal Work Study position as a Program Instructor for LEARN Resource Center. The position will be off-campus at an EACS elementary school.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

This position requires the following essential duties and responsibilities:

  • 100% Youth Program Instructors work with elementary age youth in our before/after school programs. Staff assist children/youth with homework and academic enrichment activities in literacy and math.

Candidates should have the following experience:

  • Verbal communication
  • Problem solving
  • Flexibility/Adaptability/Creativity
  • Leadership
  • Friendly/outgoing personality
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work in a term
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Strong work ethic
  • Preferred candidates will have experience working with children, or desire a career working with children.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand or move around.

Work Setting

The agency’s before and after school programs are school based at 3 EACS elementary schools.

Learn more about the LEARN Resource Center

  • Position Title: Facility Assistant Organization: Turnstone Center for Children and Adults with Disabilities, Inc.
  • Hourly Wage: $10.15
  • Average Hours/Week: 8-12 hours per week
  • Desired Work Schedule: can vary with student’s schedule
  • To apply: Email a cover letter and resume to fwfinaid@iufw.edu with subject line “Turnstone Center for Children and Adults with Disabilities, Inc./Facility assistant”

General Purpose

This is a Federal Work Study position as a Facility Assistant for Turnstone Center for Children and Adults with Disabilities, Inc. The position will be off-campus at 3320 N. Clinton St., Fort Wayne, IN 46805.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

This position requires the following essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Event/Meeting planning
  • 100% maintain the cleanliness and sanitization of such things as floors, bathrooms, furniture in lobbies, etc.

Desired Minimum Qualifications

Candidates should have the following experience:

  • Has Initiative
  • Problem solving
  • Friendly/outgoing personality
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong work ethic
  • This work study student will work in a collaborative environment where everyone recognizes that every job in important. You are part of a friendly team.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to lift, bend and pull up to 50 lbs. Mopping, vacuuming, and moving furniture may be required.

Work setting

This work is performed primarily inside a climate controlled building. Some outside work may be expected.

Learn more about Turnstone

  • Title: Administrative Assistant Organization: Turnstone Center for Children and Adults with Disabilities, Inc.
  • Hourly Wage: $10.15
  • Average Hours/Week: 10-12 hours per week
  • Desired Work Schedule: variable on a weekly basis
  • To apply: Email a cover letter and resume to fwfinaid@iufw.edu with subject line “Turnstone Center for Children and Adults with Disabilities, Inc./Administrative Assistant”

General Purpose

This is a Federal Work Study position as a Facility Assistant for Turnstone Center for Children and Adults with Disabilities, Inc.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

This position requires the following essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Data entry
  • Customer service
  • Phone coverage/reception
  • 85% Customer service
  • 10% Payment collection
  • 5% Data entry

Desired Minimum Qualifications

Candidates should have the following experience:

  • Microsoft office skills (word/powerpoint/excel/access)
  • Detail oriented
  • Has Initiative
  • Flexibility/Adaptability/Creativity
  • Customer service skills
  • Friendly/outgoing personality
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong work ethic
  • Greet guests in a positive and prompt manner. Transfer their call to the appropriate person. Process payment on a variety of platforms while maintaining adequate internal control.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, reach, walk and talk concurrently.

Work setting

This work is performed primarily inside a climate controlled building.

Learn more about Turnstone

  • Title: Accounting Assistant Organization: Turnstone Center for Children and Adults with Disabilities, Inc.
  • Hourly Wage: $10.15
  • Average Hours/Week: 10 hours per week
  • Desired Work Schedule: Flexible according to student’s schedule but then fixed for the semester.
  • To apply: Email a cover letter and resume to fwfinaid@iufw.edu with subject line “Turnstone Center for Children and Adults with Disabilities, Inc./Accounting Assistant”

General Purpose

This is a Federal Work Study position as an Accounting Assistant for Turnstone Center for Children and Adults with Disabilities, Inc. The position will be off-campus at 3320 N. Clinton St., Fort Wayne, IN 46805.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

This position requires the following essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Data entry
  • Customer service
  • Email communication
  • Computer/technical support
  • Writing/editing
  • Phone coverage/reception
  • 75% Enter transactions into accounting software
  • 10% Perform basic reconciliations
  • 10% Data base management assistance with accounting and fixed asset software
  • 5% Back up to reception desks

Desired Minimum Qualifications

Candidates should have the following experience:

  • Microsoft office skills (word/powerpoint/excel/access)
  • Detail oriented
  • Has Initiative
  • Problem Solving
  • Organizational Skills
  • Customer service skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Strong work ethic
  • Expectation to adhere to confidentiality policy

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, type, reach.

Work setting

This work is performed primarily inside a climate controlled office Tools and equipment used: Computer, telephone, copier, fax and other typical office machines.

Learn more about Turnstone

Additional information

Employer obligations

  • The work done by FWS students must not displace regular workers or violate existing employment contracts
  • The employer must be willing to pay a minimum of 25 percent of the wages earned by the FWS student unless the position meets the condition for a waiver due to the students being employed as reading and/or math tutors for children in preschool and elementary school, or in a family-literacy project that provides services to families for preschool-age children or elementary-school children
  • The student's earnings must not exceed the amount of his or her FWS award.
  • The student must be paid for all hours worked. The Fair Labor Standards Act prohibits any employer from accepting voluntary services from any paid employee
  • The work must not involve the construction, operation, maintenance of facilities or programs of sectarian religious instruction or worship, or of partisan political activity.
  • Payment of dues, fees, gratuities or gifts must not be a condition of the student's employment
  • The student must not be paid for receiving instruction for college credit in a classroom, laboratory or other academic setting

Student obligations

  • Once a student has agreed upon a position and pay rate with the potential employer, he or she must contact the financial aid office and complete the appropriate hiring documentation before the student may begin working
  • The student may only work during the allowed eligibility period and dates for which their authorization has been granted.

FWS students who work at IU Fort Wayne will be paid at least the minimum of $ 10.15 per hour. Off-campus employment is set by the off-campus agency but may not be below minimum wage for Indiana. Once a student is approved for Federal Work Study and all the hiring process is completed, the student will be forwarded timesheets and a payroll schedule. Students should expect to receive their first paycheck up to five weeks after beginning work. If bi-weekly time sheets are submitted promptly, paychecks will be issued every two weeks.

Federal Work Study is a part-time work program. Students generally average 10 to 20 hours per week. The maximum amount of hours allowed to be worked within one week is 29. Any excess over 29 hours per week requires specific permission from the financial aid office. Under no circumstances can students be paid for more than 40 hours per week. Students cannot work for more than six hours without taking at least a half-hour break. Students cannot work more than eight hours per day unless granted permission from the financial aid office.