Listing a Job
- How Do I List a Job?
- How Do Students Contact Me If They Are Interested?
- How Can I Attract Students to the Job?
Employers who wish to post a job on this website may do so by downloading a Job Posting Form from the Handbook section of this website, under Employer Forms. The form follows the exact format of our website job postings. Simply fill it out and e-mail or fax it back to the Work-Study Office at 847-467-5912. Be sure to include an e-mail address in your contact information. We will e-mail you a confirmation number (example: #437) letting you know that the job is on the website. Keep this confirmation number on file and refer to it when you want to have the job description removed or updated.
If you have a job with multiple positions (ex: you need five Library Aide 2s) you simply include the number of positions you wish to fill in the body of the job description, and we post it under one confirmation number. Once all of the positions have been filled, please contact us and we will remove the job from the website. We also have the capability to hide jobs from the website over the summer, and re-post them in the fall. It is very helpful to keep the job confirmation number handy when reposting a job, as we have hundreds of jobs on the website.
All On-Campus Work-Study employees should be classified using the "Aide" titles found in the Job Titles section of this handbook. To determine a position's job title, an employer should review the job descriptions and choose the one that most closely matches the particular vacancy. In addition to the title, each job description lists a unique job classification code which identifies it within the University payroll scheme.
Forms are accepted for posting throughout the academic year. If a position has a future start date (ex: advertising for a Winter quarter job during Fall quarter) please make a note of the start date on the Job Posting Form.
The Work-Study website is designed with efficiency and self-service in mind. Students seeking employment look through the list of openings on the Work-Study Website for positions that attract their interest. Students then contact employers directly to set up interviews. Be sure when you are setting up an interview that the student you are interested in hiring is Work-Study eligible. The student should present a Federal Work-Study Authorization Form as proof of eligibility.
If an employer experiences difficulty filling a position, there are several things that can be done. The first is to review the job posting. The employer should provide as much information as possible, while keeping the information concise. Be sure to include the wage rate. Students tend to bypass job postings that list the wage as TBA. Employers may also want to try putting a classified ad in The Daily Northwestern , and post flyers around campus. Please note that certain areas of the campus, such as Norris University Center may require prior approval for posting ads on their bulletin boards.