Student Jobs at UWS

At UWS we strive to create a workplace filled with respect and appreciation of all persons that are a part of our university community. UWS further strives to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. View available student jobs below.

Equal Opportunity Statement

UWS does not discriminate in education or employment on the basis of sex, race, creed, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or familial status, sexual orientation, or veteran status, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by local, state or federal law. This policy complies with the spirit and the letter of applicable federal and local laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

How to Apply for Student Employment

U.S. Students
1. Student must be eligible to participate in Federal Work Study (FWS). Contact the financial aid office to determine eligibility.
2. If eligible, student may apply for any open position and will be referred to the supervisor overseeing the position.
3. If hired, student will need to provide documentation of eligibility to work in the U.S. to the human resources department.

International Students
1. Review the job description to determine if the position is open to international students. If the language contains “Student – Federal Work-Study only” then international students are not eligible to be hired. If the language contains “Student – U.S. Federal Work Study or International” then international students are eligible to apply.
2. Contact the financial aid office to go over any general questions and get the application process started.
3. Obtain a U.S. social security number. This process can take up to several weeks. Contact the UWS Designated School Official (DSO) to start the process.

Open Positions

Canvas Course Support

DEPARTMENT: Center for Teaching and Learning
REPORTS TO: Dean, Center for Teaching and Learning
CLASSIFICATION: Student – U.S. Federal Work Study

Estimated hours: approximately 8 hours/week through March 2022.
Salary: $14/hour
Positions available: 1

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION:

Come be a part of our exciting virtual campus relocation from webCampus to Canvas! This position will assist the Center for Teaching and Learning staff with reformatting and beautifully designing courses that have been migrated from webCampus to Canvas. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist with administrative tasks related to course preparation and reformatting in Canvas including but not limited to:
      • Reformatting text and other content
      • Checking links for functionality
      • Validating course settings
      • Creating course design elements such as images, banners, etc.

QUALIFICATIONS: (Knowledge, skills and abilities needed to perform the job.)

  • Highly detail oriented
  • Timely
  • Experience with:
      • Canvas as a student or instructor (preferred but not required)  
      • Editing images
      • Excel, Word (required) and Office 365 (preferred)
      • File management

To apply, please visit the financial aid office to confirm work-study eligibility. Eligible students will be referred to the supervisor for application process. Position is open until filled.

Data Entry – College of Graduate Studies (Remote)

DEPARTMENT:  College of Graduate Studies
REPORTS TO:  Alisa Bates
CLASSIFICATION:  Student – Federal Work-Study only

Estimated hours:  10-15 hours per week
Salary:  $14/hour          
Positions available:  1
Work location:  REMOTE – all work required for this assignment can be completed online

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION:

Entering student learning data for CACREP accreditation in the CMHC department as well as other administrative tasks for departments in the College of Graduate Studies as time allows.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Gather and enter data related to student learning from learning management system into excel spreadsheets.
  • Other related duties, as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: (Skills and abilities needed to perform job.)

  • Enrolled in any UWS academic program; preference will be given to students outside the CMHC and SPP programs
  • Reliable and able to work independently
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Excel and UWS online course platforms
  • Able to meet assigned deadlines
  • Eligibility for Federal Work Study
  • Strict confidentiality and compliance with FERPA/HIPAA as applicable

To apply, please contact the financial aid office to confirm work-study eligibility.  Eligible students will be referred to supervisor for application process. Position is open until filled.

Student Ambassador

POSITION: Student Ambassador
DEPARTMENT: Admissions
REPORTS TO: Assistant Director of Operations and Technology
CLASSIFICATION: Student – U.S. Federal Work Study or International

Estimated hours: approximately 2 hours/week
Salary: $14/hour
Positions available: multiple

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION:

Student Ambassadors promote the University of Western States by representing the student experience for prospective students, their families, guests, administrators. faculty, staff, alumni, community partners, dignitaries, and friends of the University.

Working alongside the professional members of the Admissions Office, Student Ambassadors play a pivotal role in the recruitment of prospective students. Ambassadors leverage their personal experience and knowledge of the University to ensure that prospective students are informed of the benefits of all UWS educational programs- both on-campus and online. They serve as on-campus leaders, sources of information, and role models for both current and aspiring students.

The ambassador program serves as a leadership laboratory through which Student Ambassadors demonstrate and enhance their academic, communication, time management, and other professional skills. Ambassadors are required to balance these professional/leadership responsibilities with continuing excellence in their academic coursework. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide excellent customer service to prospective students, their families, alumni, and other constituents.
  • Serve as official tour guides to prospective students and their families, campus visitors, dignitaries, and other admissions guests.
  • Host student visitors on-campus, accompany them to class visits, introduce them to services, resources, and facilities, etc.
  • Perform various administrative tasks including assisting with reception, phones, mailings, meetings with students and parents, data entry and integrity, and other duties as assigned.
  • Answer emails received from the “Ask a Current Student” portal in the UWS Student Ambassador website.
  • Monitor and participate in the UWS-hosted Facebook pages for newly admitted students.
  • Create content to aid in virtual recruiting- examples include recorded video messages for prospective students, guiding virtual tours, and other needs as they arise.
  • Represent the DC program during online and on-campus events for prospective and new students including the Chiropractic Preview Day, webinars, receptions, open houses, on-campus tabling events, etc.
  • Serve as encouraging role models and advocates of higher education to accepted students.
  • Promote a culture of diversity and inclusion.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: (Knowledge, skills and abilities needed to perform the job.)

  • Enthusiasm for UWS, its programs, and the chiropractic profession.
  • Willingness to collaborate with other student ambassadors, current students, and UWS staff and faculty to fulfill ambassador responsibilities.
  • Highly motivated, energetic, dependable, positive, and knowledgeable.
  • Demonstrate a growth mindset and ability to learn new things.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills

To apply, please visit the Financial Aid Office to confirm work-study eligibility. Eligible students will be referred to the supervisor for application process. Position is open until filled.

Student Teaching Assistant

POSITION: Student Teaching Assistant
DEPARTMENT: variable in the College of Chiropractic
CLASSIFICATION: Student – U.S. Federal Work Study or International

ESTIMATED HOURS: up to 18 hours per week; varies each term depending on instructional needs
COMPENSATION: $14.00 per hour
NUMBER OF POSITIONS AVAILABLE: multiple

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION:

Student teaching assistants in the doctor of chiropractic program primarily assist faculty in providing lab instruction in a variety of courses.  Subject areas may include, but are not limited to, biomechanics, palpation, adjustive technique, physical therapy, history taking, physical exam, orthopedic testing, report of findings, taping/splinting, minor surgery, and report writing. Subject areas are chosen at the discretion of the Department Chair and Dean.

RESPONSIBILITIES / DUTIES:

  • Observe, assist, demonstrate and offer constructive feedback to students in clinical skills development instructional lab sessions.
  • As appropriate, perform simulations of various conditions which may include having students take histories and perform examination procedures on the teaching assistant.
  • Meet with the lead course instructor and/or the lab coordinator as necessary for training, educational, and/or administrative purposes.
  • Read, understand and act in accordance with all FERPA standards established by UWS for protecting the security and privacy of student records.
  • Demonstrate appropriate ethical, communication, appearance and behavior attributes, consistent with being a professional.
  • Communicate with faculty and administrative personnel regarding schedule and availability in a timely manner.

Qualifications: (Knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform job)

  • Demonstrated proficiency in the clinical skills associated with the instructional assignment.

Demonstrated meeting all CCE Meta-Competency Outcomes pertinent to courses taught.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Have sufficient mobility to move among students engaged in various types of lab activities.
  • Have sufficient visual acuity to accurately identify student psychomotor abilities.
  • Have sufficient manual dexterity to operate adjusting tables and/or equipment as instructional activities demand.

Requirements: (Education, training and experience)

  • Must be 11th quarter or above.
  • Must have passed all courses to date and the Clinical Skills Assessment Practical Exam

Student Operations Assistant

POSITION:                   Student Operations Assistant
DEPARTMENT:            Facilities, Campus Store
REPORTS TO:             Executive Director of Safety, Security, Emergency    and Campus Operations
CLASSIFICATION:       Student – U.S. Federal Work Study only

Estimated hours:         approximately 15 hours/week
Salary:                         $14.00/hour
Positions available:     multiple

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION:

The student operations assistant may assist with a variety of tasks including monitoring parking, washing clinic laundry and working in the campus store or gym.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Parking Monitor

  • Walk the campus parking lot and cite illegally parked vehicles.

Clinic laundry

  • Gather clinic laundry to wash, dry and fold.

Campus Store

  • Inventory, clean and perform prep work.

Gym attendant

  • Ensure gym space and equipment is kept clean.

Miscellaneous Tasks

  • Label equipment and track inventory.

QUALIFICATIONS: (Skills and abilities needed to perform job.)

  • Current enrollment in any UWS academic program
  • Reliable, punctual and able to work independently
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to meet assigned deadlines

To apply, please visit the financial aid office to confirm work-study eligibility. Eligible students will be referred to the supervisor for application process. Position is open until filled.

Library Student Worker I

Department: Library
Reports to: Head of Library Public Services
Classification: Student – U.S. Federal Work Study
Estimated hours: 4-8 hours a week
Compensation: $14.00 per hour
Number of positions available: multiple

Summary Description:
The Library Student Worker will be responsible for circulation duties in support of the UWS Library. Provide staffing at the library circulation desk, perform check-in and checkout of all library materials, and assist library users with directional and ready-reference questions.

Primary Duties:

  • Perform check-in and checkout of all library materials including:
  • Reserve materials
  • Items held for library patrons obtained from other libraries
  • Receiving fines
  • Open/close library as necessary
  • Assist library users with directional and ready-reference questions such as:
  • Library policies
  • Library hours
  • Locating journals and books
  • Minor computer, copier, and equipment maintenance.
  • Process patron hold requests
  • Stacks maintenance (re-shelving, shelf reading, dusting materials)
  • Light cleaning (i.e. cleaning plastic models)
  • Maintains order in Library and is alert to safety issues
  • Assist with special projects such as inventory

Qualifications:

  • Be enrolled in the UWS DC program
  • Be qualified for federal work-study program
  • Be able to work independently
  • Be reliable
  • Have the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing

Application Instructions:

To apply, please first contact the financial aid office to determine federal work-study eligibility. Eligible students will be referred to supervisor for application process. Position(s) open until filled.

Administrative Support - Registrar's Office

Department:            Registrar’s Office
Reports to:             Michelle Dodge
Classification:       Student – Federal Work-Study only
Estimated hours:         4 hrs/week during academic term
Salary:                         $14.00/hour
Positions available:     1

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION:
Assist Registrar’s Office with administrative/clerical duties.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • General clerical duties including filing
  • Entering and maintaining data in an excel tracking sheet
  • Other related duties, as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS: (Skills and abilities needed to perform job.)

  • Current enrollment in any UWS academic program
  • Strict confidentiality and compliance with FERPA/HIPAA
  • Reliable and able to work independently
  • Attention to detail
  • Computer experience with experience in Excel & Word
  • We’ll work with your availability

To apply, please visit the financial aid office to confirm work-study eligibility.  Eligible students will be referred to supervisor for application process. Position(s) open until filled. No phone calls please. EOE.

Student Anatomy Lab Monitor

DEPARTMENT:  Doctor of Chiropractic Program
REPORTS TO:  Associate Dean for Pre-Clinical Education
CLASSIFICATION:  Student – U.S. Federal Work Study only

Estimated hours:  approximately 3-5 hours/week
Salary:  $14.00/hour
Positions available:  multiple

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION:

Monitor open lab sessions in anatomical sciences building during spring 2021 and summer 2021 academic terms. Students will be reviewing prosected cadavers and brains in optional labs associated with gross anatomy III and neuroanatomy. The anatomy lab is located at the previous UWS campus. The monitor will ensure that students access the lab based on their cohort assignment and will emphasize COVID safety protocols (e.g., mask wearing, social distancing when possible, hand sanitizing) while the students are in the lab.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide timely student entry to anatomical sciences building and to dissection lab
  • Monitor student activity while they review prosected cadavers and brains
  • Report any inappropriate student activity to course instructor
  • Ensure cadavers, covering shrouds and brains are kept wet at all times
  • Ensure cadaver carts and brain containers are properly closed at end of session
  • Ensure all students exit anatomical sciences building after their session is completed
  • Disinfect door handles after students have entered and left lab

QUALIFICATIONS: (Skills and abilities needed to perform job.)

  • Current enrollment in any UWS academic program
  • Reliable, punctual and able to work independently
  • Attention to detail
  • Comfortable supervising small groups of students
  • Able to ensure lab and safety protocols are followed

To apply, please visit the financial aid office to confirm work-study eligibility. Eligible students will be referred to the supervisor for application process. Position is open until filled.

Student X-ray Positioning Lab Monitor

DEPARTMENT: Doctor of Chiropractic Program
REPORTS TO: Associate Dean for Pre-Clinical Education
CLASSIFICATION: Student – U.S. Federal Work Study only

Estimated hours: approximately 3-5 hours/week
Salary: $14.00/hour
Positions available: multiple

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION:

Monitor x-ray positioning open lab sessions (Room 1010 – Haystack Room) during Spring 2021 academic term. Students will be reviewing x-ray positioning procedures. The monitor will ensure that students access the lab based on their cohort assignment and will emphasize COVID safety protocols (e.g., mask wearing, social distancing when possible, hand sanitizing) while the students are in the lab.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide timely student entry to Room 1010
  • Monitor student activity while they review x-ray positioning procedures using the available equipment in the lab
  • Report any inappropriate student activity to course instructor
  • Ensure equipment is properly turned off and the room is left organized and neat
  • Ensure all students exit the lab when the session is complete
  • Disinfect door handles after students have entered and left lab

QUALIFICATIONS: (Skills and abilities needed to perform job.)

  • Current enrollment in any UWS academic program
  • Reliable, punctual and able to work independently
  • Attention to detail
  • Comfortable supervising small groups of students
  • Able to ensure lab and safety protocols are followed

To apply, please visit the financial aid office to confirm work-study eligibility. Eligible students will be referred to the supervisor for application process. Position is open until filled.

Marketing and Outreach Assistant

DEPARTMENT: Marketing
REPORTS TO: Megan Nugent
CLASSIFICATION: Student – Federal Work-Study only

Estimated hours: 3-5/week during academic term
Salary: $14.00 /hr
Positions available: 1

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION: Assist UWS communications department with outreach, podcasting, events and social media.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Engage with social media (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) during events
  • Student blogging coordination and contributions
  • Take part in podcasting endeavors including hosting the Weekly Vitals Top 5 podcast
  • Photograph events on and off campus
  • General office assistance

QUALIFICATIONS:  (Skills and abilities needed to perform job.)

  • Current enrollment in any UWS academic program
  • Reliable and able to work independently
  • Able to meet assigned deadlines
  • Strict confidentiality and compliance with FERPA/HIPAA

To apply, please visit financial aid office to obtain certification of work-study eligibility. Eligible students will be referred to supervisor for application process. Position is open until filled.

No phone calls please.  EOE.

Administrative Support

DEPARTMENT: Business Office
CLASSIFICATION: Student – Federal Work-Study only

Estimated hours: 10-15 hours/week
Salary: $14.00/hour
Positions available: multiple

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION: Assist Business Office administrative and clerical tasks.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Scan paper records
  • Rename electronic copies
  • Save electronic copies in designated electronic folder

QUALIFICATIONS: (Skills and abilities needed to perform job.)

  • Current enrollment in any UWS academic program
  • Reliable, punctual and able to work independently
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to meet assigned deadlines
  • Strict confidentiality and compliance with FERPA/HIPAA

To apply, please visit the Financial Aid Office to confirm work-study eligibility.  Eligible students will be referred to supervisor for application process. Position is open until filled.