Federal Work Study Program

Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a type of financial aid designed to assist needy students with the cost of college, including tuition, fees, transportation and books.  Most students who participate in Federal Work-Study (FWS) work ten to twelve hours per week during periods of enrollment, although individual students may have different levels of eligibility.  The FWS program has limited funds; therefore, we do not have the resources to offer a FWS position to every needy student who applies.

 To qualify:

  • a student must be enrolled at least half-time (six or more credits per semester),
  • demonstrate adequate financial need
    • financial need is determined by the Financial Aid Office when a student files the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submits all other requested documents,
    • generally, a student must have at least $2,700 of unmet need.

If you are interested in applying for a FWS position for the 2014-2015 academic year, whether it’s on-campus or off-campus at one of our non-profit community service partners:

  • you must first meet the basic eligibility guidelines noted above,
  • complete the 2014-2015 – FWS Interest Form, and be sure to include list of preferred job sites (see below),
  • submit 2014-2015 Federal Work-Study Application & Interest Form to the MWCC Financial Aid Office between August 1, 2014 and September 30, 2014.

Upon receipt of FWS applications:

  • the Financial Aid Office screens applicants to ensure eligibility,
  • qualified applicants are then forwarded to the job sites with existing openings,
  • the job site will contact students directly to schedule interviews and complete the hiring process.

Positions Available (Positions will be updated for the 2014-2015 school year between August 15 and September 15, 2014.  Please check back for updated listings.)

Job Site/Department Job Summary  Status
Academic Support Center Answer phones, photocopying, posting flyers, filing, provide computer assistance to students, assist w/ other clerical duties.  Open
Academic Support Center Provide individual & group tutoring in multiple subjects, provide computer assistance to students.  Filled
Admissions Office Answer phones, greet visitors, assist with mailings, assist with campus tours, photocopying, filing, other various office tasks.  Filled
Advancement & Community Relations Maintain library of MWCC’s marketing materials, catalog pictures for MWCC’s photo server.  Assist w/ mailings, telephone calls, maintain division bulletin board, etc.  Filled
Advising Greet students, answer telephones, filing, assist with mailings, assist with projects & departmental events.  Open
Art Department Responsible for organization and cleanliness of studios and the Art Dept.  Open
Maintenance & Mechanical Systems Maintain college-wide preventative maintenance computer application.  Collect data from employees & departments.  Open
Broadcast & Electronic Media (BCT) Operate broadcast equipment, clean/update on-line studios, audio studios, deliver A/V equipment, operate PA system, etc.  Open
Biotech Dept. Laboratory Keep glassware clean, keep lab area stocked w/ supplies, perform sub-culturing, autoclave culture tubes, etc.  Open
Business & Social Science Dept. Answer phones, filing, photocopying, prepare mailings,receive visitors & other clerical duties.  Open
Business, Science & Technology Dept. Answer phones, distribute mail, order supplies, copying, preparing program info packets, assist w/ departmental mailings.  Open
Center for Democracy & Humanity Responsible for supporting civic engagement programs administered by Center for Democracy & Humanity, web-page oversite, processing mailings, filing, sending email blasts, etc.  Open
CGD Lab Assist students in open labs, check photo discs and stock books, manage phones, make copies for faculty, check out equipment, etc.  Open
Division of Life Long Learning Answer phones, filing, photocopying, assist with mailings & other projects as needed.  Open
Educational Talent Search Assist Director w/ maintenance & up-keep of CAPP database, photocopying, filing, conduct mailings, etc.  Filled
Facilities and Maintenance Assist with custodial, janitorial, groundskeeping or maintenance tasks on campus.   Open
Facilities/Sustainability Work on campus-wide initiatives directed towards developing a sustainable campus.  Update website, create posters, pro- mote farmer’s market, etc.   Filled
Financial Aid Office Responsible for general office duties, greeting customers, answering phones, filing, assisting w/ mailings, ability to maintain high level of confidentiality a must.   Open
Food Services General clean-up, stocking food & supplies. Organization of walk-ins, & refrigerators.  Maintenance of linens.  Sanitize food contact surfaces.   Open
Foundation Provide clerical assistance to the Foundation.  Assist w/ mailings, answer phone calls, organize events, etc.   Filled
Gear Up Light office work, filing, photocopying, telephone work. Data entry of student info into GEAR Up database, etc.   Filled
Greenhouse & Laboratories Wash/stock glassware, fill cleaner bottles in labs, monitor biohazard bags in labs, stock labs, help with setups & breakdown of labs.   Filled
Health Services Answer phones, make appointments, receive visitors at MWCC Health Services office.  Gather & provide information for upcoming Student Health 101.  Assist w/ health service videos.   Filled
Human Resources Answer telephones, prepare & mail correspondence, maintain files & records, answer inquiries as appropriate, prepare standardized forms, such as receipts, food order forms, etc.   Filled
Instructional Technology Assist Director of Instructional Technology, create & edit web pages, digital image manipulation, create training videos & voice-overs, create materials in regard to teaching/learning, etc.   Filled
Information Technology Clean computer labs, remove hard drives from computers, installation of operating systems, upgrading computers, and assisting w/ Help Desk customer service matters.   Open
Leominster Campus Assist w/ administrative duties, such as photocopying, faxing, filing, mailings, answering telephones, etc.   Filled
Library Reshelve books, clean & organize stacks, maintain study area, check library materials in/out, etc.  Open
Mail Services Answer phones, filing, delivery of mail & supplies, sort mail, assist with stocking of store-room, etc.   Open
Open Computer Lab Assist students with computer questions/issues, maintenance and upkeep of the computer lab area, cleaning monitors, etc.   Open
Print Shop Should be mechanically inclined, operate Xerox/print shop equipment, maintain inventory of printing supplies, interest in computer graphics preferred.   Filled
Records Office Answer phones, assist w/ filing, mailings, front desk coverage & special projects as assigned.   Open
School Newspaper Answering phones, assisting visitors, filing, photocopying, deliver newspaper throughout campus, special projects.   Open
Student Activities Filing, photocopying, posting flyers, assisting w/ student IDs and special events, answering phones, complete expense forms & purchase orders.  Open
Student Support Answer telephones, photocopying, filing, other office tasks such as faxing and assisting students.   Open
Veterans’ Success Center Monitor & assist with Veteran’s webpage.  Assist w/ veteran’s events.  Clerical office duties, such as filing & answering telephones.   Open
Visions Department Filing, typing, faxing, reception, photocopying, answering telephones, etc.   Open
OFF – CAMPUS SITES
Athol Orange TV Production assistant responsible for operation of automatic playback system, editing, lighting, audio, graphics.  Greeting people, answering phones, etc.   Open
Boys & Girls Club Assist w/ supervision of club members, stimulate program participation, register new members, aide in their orientation, provide guidance & role modeling to members.   Open
CAPS Collaborative Work in local school settings assisting w/ students and educational plans.   Filled
Crystal House Assist members with daily activities, such as cleaning, cooking, mailing, typing, etc.   Filled
Elm Street School Tutor Tutor – Duties include assisting students in academic & curriculum activities in small group & 1-on-1 situations; tutor students in reading and/or math skills.   Open
Fitchburg Public Access TV Responsible for assisting w/ daily operation of access TV station, including creating electronic bulletin board announcements, equipment checks, studio and phone work.   Open
Franklin Comm. Action Corp. Assist in development & implementation of community-based programs for low-income youth, ages 6-14.  Provide behavioral & emotional support to youth, etc.   Filled
Gardner League of Artists Support membership drive, fundraising efforts, assist with newsletter; includes telephone work, publicity, printing and mailings.   Filled
Guild of Saint Agnes Assist w/ direct care of children, assist teachers w/ curriculum, and tutor children ages pre-K to 8 in reading &/or math.   Open
Hope House Administrative duties to include: answering phones, filing, making appointments, etc.   Open
Hope House Assist w/ mentoring children in grades K-2 via PALS program; tutoring children in reading & math skills, assist w/ afterschool program.   Open
MOC Child Care & Head Start Assist w/ office duties, such as designing flyers & filing. Help w/ classroom activities & mealtime.  Tutor children w/ reading skills.   Open
North Quabbin Citizen Advocacy Should have an interest in human services & community organization. Assist coordinators w/ information management, computer system, and outreach to benefit clientele of NQCA.   Filled
Skyview Middle School Provide subject support as part of 8th grade team; assist teachers w/ daily routines, & enrichment activities; work w/individuals & small groups of students on reading skills.  Open
Spanish American Center Duties include greeting clients, answering phones, completing intake forms, preparing letters & reports, processing mail, assisting w/ food pantry; bilingual strongly encouraged.   Open
Trustees of Reservations Event coordination, room set-up, Microsoft Word & Excel background preferred, filing, data-entry, research, assist staff w/ other administrative duties.   Open
United Way Program Recruit student volunteers for Alternative Spring Break, co-ordinate media and plan for volunteer-recognition events.   Filled
Waterford Street School Tutor Tutor – Work in classroom w/ Kindergarten children; assist students in academic/curriculum activities; tutor children in reading skills.  All activities occur in both group & 1-on-1 settings.   Filled
Wheeler Memorial Library Greet patrons at the Children’s Room circulation desk, check materials in/out, supervise the usage of public access PCs, etc.   Open