Post a Job

Any University position for which there is a professional staff person to provide regular supervision is eligible for consideration under the Federal Work-Study Program. Work performed for a professor must be in relation to the work as a Northwestern University professor, not for personal projects. Work-Study students may not be employed by graduate students to assist them in research unless the student is hired by the department.

Off-campus, the Federal Work-Study Program has been expanded to include community service organizations. As defined by federal regulations, community service is designed to improve the quality of life for community residents, particularly low-income individuals, or to solve particular problems related to their needs, including such fields as health care, child care, literacy training, education, welfare, social services, transportation, housing and neighborhood improvement, public safety, crime prevention, recreation, rural development and community improvement.

Northwestern University also participates in the America Reads Program to meet part of the community service portion of the Federal Work Study Program. Through this program work-study students will be able to make a contribution to the community by working as reading and math tutors at several Evanston public schools.

How do I list a job?

Employers who wish to post a job on this website should:

  • Review Job Titles and identify one that fits your position.
  • Download a Job Posting Form. The form follows the exact format of our website job postings.  
  • E-mail or fax the form back to the Work-Study Office. Be sure to include an e-mail address. We will send you a confirmation e-mail letting you know when the job is active on the website. 

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. Once all of the positions have been filled, please contact us and we will hide the job on the website. We have the capability to hide jobs from the website over the summer and re-post them in the fall. 

All On-Campus Work-Study employees should be classified using the "Aide" titles found on the Job Titles page. 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. 

How do students contact me if they are interested?

The Work-Study website is designed with efficiency and self-service in mind. Students seeking employment look through the list of openings on the Jobs page 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. Contact our office to confirm eligibility.

How can I attract students to the job?

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. 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, like Norris University Center, may require prior approval for posting ads on their bulletin boards.