Work Study Departments

NOTE: Students must complete the FAFSA and determine work study eligibility through the Financial Aid Department before applying. Please contact the Financial Aid office at 859-846-5410 for more information on eligibility. For information on student work study positions, please contact Jessica Combess in Student Affairs at 859-846-5399.

Midway College is an equal opportunity employer.

Date Department Position Hours Job Description
Accounting Student Assistant M-Th: 8AM-6PM, F: 8AM-5PM The student selected will be responsible for assisting payroll, human resources and accounting with daily business tasks and errands. Duties include, but are not limited to, filing, copying, recording absence reports, verification of time cards, sending out packets to new adjuncts, AS400 journal data entry and organizing/set up archive file room. Good organizational skills are a must and some secretarial and accounting skills a plus. Must be willing to work through various types of situations. Interaction includes students, faculty and accounting personnel on a regular basis.
Athletics Student Assistant Dependent on sport schedules Cleaning of the gym, laundry for all sports (in season only), cleaning of locker rooms and laundry room, cleaning of weight room daily. Must be willing to work days and evenings.
Biology Student Assistant M-F: 8AM-4:30PM The purpose of this position is to assist Biology/Math faculty and staff in preparing for laboratories and lectures. The student will assist in preparing for and cleaning up after laboratories and maintaining general cleanliness. All duties are integrated and can change daily to include: preparing microbiological media, laboratory solutions, and setups for the biological laboratories; cleaning and disinfecting counters, tabletops and microscopes; washing glassware; typing and copying materials for faculty and staff; maintaining teaching materials and inventory of laboratory supplies; answering telephone and taking messages; preparing orders for supplies; taking inventory of supplies shipments. Observance of safety rules and regulations for laboratory work a must. Appropriate dress for duties is required. No experience is necessary. All training will be provided. Students must report to work on time. An interest in biological sciences and typing and/or computer skills helpful, but not required. Twenty-four hour written notification for any planned absence is required.
Business Office Student Assistant M–F: Hours to be set according to the student's schedule The function of this position is to provide assistance to the Business Office, including journal entries, miscellaneous filing and copying. This position will interact with students and all business office staff as well as staff from other departments. Must be able to work without supervision after learning the job, and be dependable and responsible. Selected individual(s) will have access to student personal and confidential files including financial data and as such must display a level of maturity and professionalism with regards to the handling and holding in confidence all information. Accounting or Business major preferred. Computer or typing skills would be helpful. Must be able to accurately file both alphabetically and numerically.
Chemistry Student Assistant M-F: Hours to be set according to the student's schedule The function of the chemistry lab assistant is to assist instructors, especially in the preparation and clean up procedures for the chemistry laboratory courses. Responsibilities of the position include preparation of stock solutions, maintenance of chemical and non-chemical inventories, washing glassware, cleaning lab, running errands, photocopying and assistance with grading. Depending on the student's experience, she may be expected to assist in the supervision of undergraduate chemistry laboratory sections. One year of college level chemistry is desirable, but not required.
Communication Center Student Assistant M–F: 8AM-5PM This position assists the communication center staff with the daily operation of a busy campus support department. Responsibilities include staffing the reception counter to assist customers; photocopying documents for faculty, staff and students; answering the college switchboard; distributing mail to campus departments; and providing general office support to faculty and staff who have requested help through the campus work pool. Training will be provided. Desirable qualities include attention to detail, dependability, good attitude and experience in a customer-driven environment. The ability to multi-task is a must.
Computer Lab Student Assistant M-F: 8AM-4PM The purpose of this position is to assist the college community, including faculty, staff and students, with computer usage in the computer lab. Responsibilities include assisting with hardware for IBM compatible computers, Windows and various printers. Assist with software applications in Microsoft Office and various desktop publishing. The ability to work with others in stressful situations and social skills are a must. Computer Information Systems not required. The student must have computer knowledge and keyboarding skills.
Day College Admissions Student Assistant M-Th: 8AM-6PM, F: 8AM-4:30PM The position helps the admissions office prepare materials to send to prospective students, assist with file management and gives campus tours. The position also helps all admissions staff with special projects and mailings. Specific responsibilities include coding marketing materials with marketing codes, stuffing marketing materials, compiling marketing packets, typing labels, inventory, copying, data entry, running errands on campus, meeting prospective students and their families, and answering the front desk telephone. The ability to work autonomously, typing skills, some computer experience and attention to detail are required.
Development Office Student Assistant M-F: 8AM-5PM Student workers will perform a variety of tasks in support of the work in the Development Office. These tasks include: follow-up phone calls to donors, letter writing, and organization of materials. This is an important position that works very closely with the Development and Alumni Offices and the President’s Office. Qualities necessary: good interpersonal skills, pleasant and mature phone skills, organizational skills and maturity in dress and demeanor. Workers must display a level of maturity and professionalism with regards to the handling and holding in confidence all information.
Equine Equine Barn Assistant Sun-Sat: 6:30AM-7PM The stable assistant will assist the barn and student barn manager in daily maintenance of horse herd stables. Responsibilities include feeding horses in the morning and evening on weekdays according to a posted schedule, daily maintenance of barn and equine facility equipment, bringing in horses for class and grooming if time allows, treating sick or injured horses, and assisting with weekend chores such as feeding and stall cleaning as assigned. Those who are Equine Study majors or have two years of "hands on horse" experience are preferred. Experience in operating farm machinery helpful. Good communication and telephone skills helpful.
Equine Equine Student Barn Manager Sun-Sat: 6AM-6PM The student barn manager will assist the barn manager in supervising the daily maintenance of the herd and stables. Responsibilities include supervising and assisting a small group of students while feeding horses, preparing horses for class, treating sick or injured horses, cleaning stalls and other assigned work in the stables. The student barn manager will also supervise weekend activities and feeding at stables as assigned. Those who are Equine Study majors are preferred. Two or more years of "hands on" horse experience helpful. Good communication and telephone skills required.
FinancialAid Student Assistant M-Th: 8AM-6PM, F: 8AM-5PM The purpose of this position is to provide general office support for the financial aid office. Responsibilities include assistance in tracking and preparation of student loan documents; filing and copying; student interaction, both in person and over the telephone; research via campus computer system; shredding documents; typing and stuffing envelopes; basic data entry; mail delivery and other duties as requested. The student(s) selected for this position must be trustworthy, for many confidential documents are handled. Qualifications include attention to detail, pleasant personality and basic keyboard skills. This position has a high degree of contact with students and other financial aid staff.
IRIS Student Assistant M-F: 8AM-5PM Students in this position will act as assistant to the Institutional Research/Information System (IRIS) staff. Responsibilities include assisting with maintenance of campus-wide PC inventory in Access database software; maintaining and updating IRIS spreadsheets; assisting with hardware software installs; and assisting with miscellaneous technical support, including PCs, network and telephone equipment. Also, she will assist with data entry, mailings and filing. The individual selected for this position must be self-motivated. Some PC skills required--including familiarity with Windows operating systems (Windows 98 and higher) and word processing.
Library Student Assistant M–Th: 8AM-11PM, F: 8AM-5PM, Sat: 12PM-4PM, Sun: 1PM-10PM The library student assistant performs circulation-related activities at the circulation desk and assists library patrons to utilize the facilities, collections and services of the library. Responsibilities include circulation and reserve procedures for students, faculty and other patrons in a courteous and competent manner; answering incoming telephone calls with correct protocol and taking legible accurate messages; re-shelving all materials accurately; maintaining a neat and orderly work environment, including the library's public areas; completing correct opening and closing routines when scheduled; and shelf reading when assigned. This position will also be responsible for maintaining a quiet atmosphere, participating in special projects as directed and knowledge of library staff positions sufficient to make referrals. Arrangement for a substitute in case of absence is also a requirement. Qualifications include a service-oriented individual, great attention to detail, dependability, prompt, the ability to work without supervision and the ability to climb stairs and handle heavy books and equipment. Computer skills are required. All students are expected to work some nights and weekends as needed. All academic majors are eligible and library experience is preferred.
Math Lab Student Assistant Varies The student will assist the Math Lab, in which they must have the ability to work with students, assisting them with their work, assignments, projects, etc. in mathematics and statistics and providing guidance in the use of mathematic technology and software. Math Lab staffers should have taken at least Calculus I or Survey of Calculus or be currently enrolled in one of these. Staffers should be interested in, and capable of, working helpfully one-on-one with students.
Online College Admissions Student Assistant M-F: 9AM-6PM The function of this position is to provide assistance to the Online College in miscellaneous filing and copying. This position will interact with students and all online college staff as well as staff from other departments. Must be able to work without supervision after learning the job, and be dependable and responsible. Selected individual(s) will have access to student personal and confidential files and as such must display a level of maturity and professionalism with regards to the handling and holding in confidence all information. Computer or typing skills would be helpful. Must be able to accurately file both alphabetically and numerically.
Residence Life Desk Attendant Vistitation Hours These employees provide a first line response in making the residence halls safe and secure for all students. Employees are responsible for greeting visitors; signing in guests and making sure they are escorted at all times; reporting any visitation violations to Residence Life staff; answering the telephone and taking messages; working with the Residence Life staff to ensure safety and security of the building; reporting emergencies; attending periodic staff meetings; and performing any other duties as assigned by the Director of Residence Life. Employees must have good communication and assertiveness skills, be able to stay awake and alert while working weekends and nights on a regular basis. Employees will be hired as either Day Staff or Evening Staff. Evening Staff will work a set schedule of one evening each week during the semester (Sunday through Thursday) from 6 p.m. to 12 p.m. and will work a minimum two weekend nights (Friday and Saturday) over the course of the semester running from 8 pm -2am. Evening staff may be asked to pick up some daytime shifts. Day Staff will be responsible for the remainder of visitation hours (Sundays 10 to 6, Mondays-Thursdays 12 to 6, Fridays 12 to 8 and Saturdays 10 to 8) and will work at a minimum of three weekend nights (Friday or Saturday) over the course of the semester running from 8 pm to 2 am. Day and Evening Staff may change their status (day to evening or vice versa) in the spring semester.
SCD Academic Affairs Student Assistant M-F: 9AM-6PM The person in this position will assist the AA full-time staff with the day-to-day operations of the office. This will include answering and forwarding phone calls, clerical duties such as filing, copying, and distributing information and materials, as well as acting as receptionist. Qualities necessary: good interpersonal skills, pleasant and mature phone skills, organizational skills and maturity in dress and demeanor.
SCD Admissions Student Assistant M-F: 8AM-6PM The position will provide general office assistance and act as a representative of the office of Enrollment Services for the School for Career Development. Responsibilities include filing, typing, data entry, copying, running errands and answering the telephone. Computer skills, pleasant personality and good telephone skills are necessary. Professional dress preferred.
Student Affairs Student Assistant M-F: 8AM-6PM The student will report to the Office Manager and will assist with the daily operations of the Student Affairs office. Duties: Greet and assist students, staff and visitors. Design and distribute activities announcements, signs and posters. Get student and staff mail from the Communication Center, sort and distribute it. Manage front office when staff is away from the office. Sell stamps and store supplies. Light cleaning and other duties as assigned by Student Affairs staff. Requires ability to carry objects up to 15 lbs; working knowledge of office equipment; good communication skills and appropriate phone etiquette. Be courteous, friendly and helpful. Some training can be provided. CONFIDENTIALITY IS A MUST!
Teacher Education Student Assistant M-F: 8AM-5PM The purpose of this position is to assist the Teacher Education Division in preparation for accreditation visits by SACS and EPSB. The individual will assist the Teacher Education Division in maintaining records, particularly those related to field experience of students. Duties include filing, typing, copying, entering data into database and/or spreadsheets, maintaining the resources in the Teacher Materials Center and Marrs, answering the telephone. Records will be maintained for all teacher education students-campus day on SCD cohorts. Qualifications include timeliness, cooperation and dependability. The individual should also be comfortable with the use of Microsoft products (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, and Access). The position will report primarily to the division chair, but will help all faculty members in the Teacher Education Division. The student may be scheduled to work with each faculty member on a regular schedule.
Writing Lab Student Assistant Varies The Writing Lab is an academic support program that falls under the direction of the Office of the VP of Academic Affairs. Writing Lab tutors are required to assist Midway College students in developing written communication skills. Writing Lab tutors may be called upon to help students study for an exam, prepare for an in-class oral presentation, improve reading comprehension skills, class discussion skills, grammar and the ability to apply the knowledge to written communications. In addition, tutors must feel comfortable interacting one-on-one with other students and be interested in becoming a teacher at the high school or college level. Applicants for this position should have cycled through ENG 101 and ENG 102 and must submit a writing example to the Director of the Writing Lab.