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 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

  • Summer 2021: Students can begin working on 05.09.2021, the last day to earn work-study funding is 08.07.21.
  • Academic year 2021-2022: Students can begin working on 08.08.2021; the last day to earn work-study funding is 05.07.2022. 

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: 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: 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
  • 10% Supervise trainees with disabilities to fulfill orders*
  • 15% Update Internet listing on website, social media and print media*
  • 50% Manage inventory; prepare show items for sale; retrieve items for sale*
  • 20% Plan, setup and staff displays about mission of organization*
  • 5% Assist staff and volunteers in sharing the stories/public education*
  • *Note that the percentages may fluctuate depending on the time of year/events.

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

  • Title: Lifeguard
  • Organization: Turnstone Center for Children and Adults with Disabilities, Inc.
  • Hourly Wage: $10.15
  • Average Hours/Week: varies
  • 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./Lifeguard”

General Purpose

This is a Federal Work Study position as a Lifeguard 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:

  • Customer service
  • 100% responsible for creating and maintaining a safe and secure environment for all pool patrons.

Desired Minimum Qualifications

Candidates should have the following experience:

  • Verbal Communication
  • Presentation and Public Speaking Skills
  • Customer service skills
  • Friendly/Outgoing Personality
  • Strong work ethic
  • Annual lifeguard certification. (Turnstone may be able to help with this certification.)

Physical Demands

The employee must be able to meet all requirements for lifeguard certification.

Work setting

The work is performed primarily in warm water therapy pools. 

Skills and Experience that will be gained from this position

Through this position the candidate will gain the following skills and experience:

Core communication and Quantitative skills:

  • Make effective use of information resources and technology.

Integrations and Application of Knowledge:

  • Enhance their personal lives
  • Meet professional standards and competencies

Understanding Society and Culture:

  • Compare and contrast the range of diversity and universality in human history, societies, and ways of life.
  • Analyze and understand the interconnectedness of global and local communities.
  • Operate with civility in a complex world.

Values and Ethics:

  • Make informed and principles choices and to foresee the consequences of these choices.

Other skills/learning outcomes students will develop in this position:

  • Turnstone’s mission is to “empower people with disabilities to achieve their highest potential by providing comprehensive services an programs” Working with our clients would provide a broad outlook of the human experience of a student.


Learn more about Turnstone

  • Position Title: Administrative Assistant
  • Organization: Turnstone Center for Children and Adults with Disabilities, Inc.
  • Hourly Wage: $10.15
  • Average Hours/Week: Varies
  • 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 an Administrative 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.  Please visit http://turnstone.org/about to learn more about this organization.  Students who have Federal Work Study may apply by emailing a cover letter and resume to fwfinaid@iufw.edu as directed above.

 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.

 

Skills and Experience that will be gained from this position

Through this position the candidate will gain the following skills and experience:

  • Core communication and Quantitative skills:
    • Express ideas and facts to others effectively in a variety of formats, particularly written, oral, and visual formats.
    • Make effective use of information resources and technology.
  • Integrations and Application of Knowledge:
    • Enhance their personal lives
    • Work across traditional course and disciplinary boundaries
  • Understanding Society and Culture:
    • Compare and contrast the range of diversity and universality in human history, societies, and ways of life.
    • Analyze and understand the interconnectedness of global and local communities.
    • Operate with civility in a complex world.
  • Values and Ethics:
    • Understand ethical principles within diverse cultural, social, environmental and personal settings.
    • Other skills/learning outcomes students will develop in this position:
    • Turnstone serves those with disabilities and the work study student will soon be introduced to all manner of abilities and be awe struck by the services Ft. Wayne has to offer and to the awesomeness of humankind.

 

 

  • Position Title: Facility Assistant
  • Organization: Turnstone Center for Children and Adults with Disabilities, Inc.
  • Hourly Wage: $10.15
  • Average Hours/Week: Varies
  • 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./Janitorial 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.  Please visit http://turnstone.org/about to learn more about this organization.  Students who have Federal Work Study may apply by emailing a cover letter and resume to fwfinaid@iufw.edu as directed above.

 

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
  • Multi-tasking
  • Strong work ethic
  • This work study student will work in a collaborative environment where everyone recognizes that every job is 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.

Tools/equipment used: vacuums, brooms and other typical cleaning implements.

Skills and Experience that will be gained from this position

Through this position the candidate will gain the following skills and experience:

  • Integrations and Application of Knowledge:
    • Enhance their personal lives
    • Work across traditional course and disciplinary boundaries
  • Understanding Society and Culture:
    • Analyze and understand the interconnectedness of global and local communities.
  • Other skills/learning outcomes students will develop in this position:
    • Turnstone empowers people with disabilities to achieve their highest potential by providing comprehensive services and programs. This is a fabulous environment for young people to become familiar.  They will have contact with people of all abilities and be a part of a truly unique organization.

 

 

  • Position 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.  Please visit http://turnstone.org/about to learn more about this organization.  Students who have Federal Work Study may apply by emailing a cover letter and resume to fwfinaid@iufw.edu as directed above.

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.

Skills and Experience that will be gained from this position:

Through this position the candidate will gain the following skills and experience:

  • Core communication and Quantitative skills:
    • 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.
    • Identify and propose solutions for problems using quantitative tools and reasoning.
    • Make effective use of information resources and technology.
  • Critical Thinking:

    • Apply, analyze, evaluate and create knowledge, procedures, processes, or products to discern bias, challenge assumptions, identify consequences, arrive at reasoned conclusions, generate or explore new questions, solve challenging and complex problems, and make informed decisions.
  • Integrations and Application of Knowledge:

    • Enhance their personal lives
    • Meet professional standards and competencies
    • Further the goals of society
    • Work across traditional course and disciplinary boundaries
  • Intellectual Depth, Breadth, and Adaptiveness

    • Show substantial knowledge and understanding of at least one field of study
    • Compare and contrast approaches to knowledge in different disciplines.
  • Understanding Society and Culture:

    • Compare and contrast the range of diversity and universality in human history, societies, and ways of life.
    • Analyze and understand the interconnectedness of global and local communities.
    • Operate with civility in a complex world.
  • Values and Ethics:

    • Make informed and principles choices and to foresee the consequences of these choices
  • Other skills/learning outcomes students will develop in this position:

    • Turnstone is small enough that we can provide the work study student with real business experience that they can apply to their future career. We need the help and will give them real work, even tailoring it to their interests if possible.  Practical business experience and exposure can be beneficial professionally and personally.
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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.