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.

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.

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How to Apply

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

Lab Tech

DEPARTMENT: Academic Dean’s Office – College of Chiropractic
REPORTS TO: Assistant Dean, Pre-Clinical Education
CLASSIFICATION: Student – Federal Work-Study only
Estimated hours: 2-4 hours/week
Salary: $10.00/hour
Positions available: 1


Assist with Microbiology and Anatomy lab solution preparation including making wetting solutions, stocks, and plate.  Ensure that the prep room and labs are clean and stocked.  This position may also include some clerical work to assist with setting up supply orders.


  • Assist with preparation of lab materials for microbiology courses
  • Prepare wetting solution for anatomy labs
  • Clean counter tops and stock labs
  • General clerical including locating and assisting with supply order purchases
  • Other duties as assigned

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

  • Previous experience with preparing stocks and plates for microbiology labs
  • Current enrollment in any UWS academic program
  • Reliable and able to work independently
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to meet assigned deadlines
  • Prefer individual who has blood borne pathogens training and DOT biohazard training

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.

Marketing and Outreach Assistant

POSITION: Marketing and Outreach Assistant
REPORTS TO: Megan Nugent
CLASSIFICATION: Student – Federal Work-Study only
Estimated hours: 3-5/week during academic term
Salary: $10.00/hour
Positions available: 1


Assist UWS associate vice president of university communications and advancement with outreach, events and social media


  • 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.

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: $13.40 per hour


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.


  • 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.


  • 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 Monitor, Continuing Education

POSITION: Student Monitor
DEPARTMENT:Postgraduate Studies & Continuing Education
CLASSIFICATION:Student – U.S. Federal Work Study 

ESTIMATED HOURS AND SCHEDULE: up to 20 hours per month; varies depending on needs; must be available for and commit to working weekend shifts as needed
COMPENSATION:$12.50 per hour


This position is responsible for monitoring the continuing education seminars, workshops, and certification programs that occur on the weekends on the campus of University of Western States. The student worker monitors attendance at continuing education programs and ensures that attendees complete the proper documentation to receive continuing education credit. Additionally, the student worker is trained on lecture room audio visual equipment and provides a/v services for program speakers. If available, student workers are also needed for data entry during normal office hours – Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.


  • Manage registration at the beginning and end of each program, each day.
  • Provide available resources to attendees such as handout materials, WiFi access, etc.
  • Adhere to staffing schedules in order to provide adequate coverage at continuing education programs.
  • Document, report and/or notify supervisor of potential issues, incidents, relevant comments and concerns regarding the standards of continuing education offerings.
  • Provide excellent customer service to campus visitors, students, administration, faculty, staff and other community members.
  • Receive and lay out catering as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Reliable, punctual, able to follow directions and maintain confidentiality.
  • Available to work weekends.
  • Able to work independently & collaboratively.
  • Friendly with a professional demeanor and commitment to providing outstanding customer service.


To apply, please email [email protected] identifying your interest in the position.