Work Study


Federal Work Study Program

Students who demonstrate that they are effective, dependable employees can open many doors for their future, no matter what position they fill on campus.

Available Positions

Graduate School Office Help

Position Title: Office Help Work Study

Department: Graduate School

Supervisor: Kelly Conkle

Purpose: Assist Graduate School staff in recruiting, admitting and retaining graduate students.

Duties/Responsibilities: Scanning, filing, putting together mass mailings, compiling handbooks, and organizing materials for Open Houses and Orientation.

Qualifications: Mature, self-disciplined individual with office experience preferred. Must be dependable. Hours are flexible but, consistent days/times required. Must be organized and possess excellent computer skills.

Pay Range: $7.95/hr.

Hours: 4 – 10 hours per week, as needed.

Period of Employment: May 2014 – July 2014

Marketing Office Worker

Department: University Relations
Reports to: Director of University Relations
Contact: Helene Sheets - hsheets@lourdes.edu; 419-824-3965


Provide assistance in daily operations of University Relations - marketing/advertising, media, web, publications


Assist with marketing and advertising projects including event planning, photography sessions, covering events, social media and other office duties as needed.


Strong written and verbal communications; ability to take direction well and be a self-starter; creative problem solver; and comfortable working independently as well as in large group settings/events

Pay Range: Standard Federal Work-Study Amount

Hours: 8 - 12 hours per week

Period of Employment: Fall and Spring semesters


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Softball Manager

Position Title: Softball Manager

Department: Athletics

Supervisor: Jo Ann Gordon, 419-824-3897 or jgordon@lourdes.edu

Purpose: To assist the softball coaches with daily practices, team laundry and scorebook during the season

Duties/Responsibilities: Laundry, data entry, practices/workouts, scorekeeper during season

General: General work study rate

Qualifications: Self-motivated, hardworking and passionate about softball

Hours: 10 hrs/week during Fall semester and 10-20 hrs/week during Spring semester

Period of Employment: Entire school year (mid-August through mid-May)

Choral and Class Assistant

Position Title: Work Study Choral and Class Assistant

Department: Music

Supervisor: Karen T. Biscay, Department Chair

Purpose: To assist with regular, weekly maintenance and administrative tasks peculiar to the music discipline.


  1. Administrative assisting: assisting with concert publicity/choral promotion mailings, chorister information mailings, copying and distributing these materials; assisting with the regular maintenance of the music library, including cataloguing new music, preparing choral music folders, filing used music, etc.; maintaining the record library in good order and reporting on tardy returns of borrowed recordings; posting concert/music information fliers/ posters and removing them from Departmental bulletin boards in a timely way; assisting with the posting and distribution of concert and promotional posters around campus; collecting and recording chorister mailing/contact information, and collecting/recording Music Fees and/or any other fees, proceeds from CD donations, etc.; other similar duties as they arise; copying course materials and handouts. Student assistant would also provide similar services for Adjunct Instructors in the Music Department as needed.​
  2. Maintenance assisting: assisting with arrangement of chairs in the Choral Room before rehearsals begin, changing the configuration as needed, and putting chairs away; keeping humidifiers filled and in good working order; keeping the music library as neat as possible; keeping the choir robes as neat as possible, and assisting with handing them out/taking them in each semester, as needed; refreshing and/or changing poster displays in Choral Room, Choral Bulletin Board in Mother Adelaide Hall, and Music Department Bulletin Board in St. Clair Hall, second floor; other similar duties as they arise. Student assistant would provide similar services for Music Dept. Adjunct Instructors.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate would be participating in the Choral Program while employed. If not, a minimal knowledge of music and choral aspects would be helpful. Good clerical and people skills are essential. Being computer technology savvy is a plus. The candidate should be available on Wednesdays, from about 4:30 pm until about 8:00 pm, and on weekends when concerts and dress rehearsals occur per the class syllabus. Other times during the week can be negotiated for other Adjunct Music Faculty.

Pay Range: Beginning hourly rate ca. $7.95 per hour

Hours: Fall – an average of 3-4 hrs per week; more on concert days (Sunday, October 12, Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7). Must be available on Wednesdays, 4:30 – 8 pm, possibly earlier; other days/times are negotiable.

Period of Employment: Fall Semester, 2014; possible continuation, Spring Semester, 2015.

Table Manager - Women's Lacrosse

Position Title: Table Manager

Department: Athletics

Supervisor: Paul G. Sieben

Purpose: Score Table

Duties/Responsibilities: Run score table at all HOME games for Women's Lacrosse

  1. Sit at table and relay to SID via walkie-talkie any player's number who committed any penalties, made assists, and/or scored goals
  2. Be available to relay any information from officials to SID/Scoreboard staff

General: We are required to have someone present at the score table at all home games

Qualifications: Responsible male or female student at Lourdes University. No lacrosse knowledge required. Some sports knowledge preferred.

Pay Range: Minimum wage

Hours: 6-8 home games for 3 hours

Period of Employment: Feb/March/April Spring 2015

Contact: Paul Sieben at 419-517-8867, or at psieben@lourdes.edu

Team Manager - Women's Lacrosse

Position Title: Women's Lacrosse Team Manager

Department: Athletics

Supervisor: Paul G. Sieben

Purpose: Manage team operations


  1. Wash uniforms after games/return to team
  2. Film Home and Away games
  3. Equipment management
  4. Help prepare team for games
  5. Set-up and break down of home games
  6. Misc. duties as assigned by coaching staff
  7. Ability to travel to away games will be required

General: A motivated, responsible, self-sufficient individual who can help manage/organize the women's lacrosse team and game operations

Qualifications: Female, Lourdes University student, non-freshman. No filming experience necessary, but preffered

Pay Range: Minimum wage


  1. Fall (4 hours for each scrimmage day (3 scrimmages)) = 8.5 hours total
  2. Spring (15 hours a week in season, 3 months/12 weeks) = 180 hours total

Period of Employment:

  1. Fall 2014: needed only for scrimmages (3), scrimmage days TBD
  2. Spring 2015: Feb/March/April

Contact: Paul Sieben at 419-517-8867, or at psieben@lourdes.edu

Learn More

What is Federal Work-Study?

FWS (federal work study) is a source of federally funded, need-based financial aid whereby eligible students can search for and obtain a job working on or off campus at a pre-determined FWS location. You can work up to 20 hours per week and earn a paycheck biweekly. Students who demonstrate financial need based on their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) may be eligible for work study.

Am I eligible for Federal Work Study?

To find out if you are eligible for FWS just file your FAFSA, making sure to check that you are interested in Federal Work Study. Then wait for your financial aid award letter from Lourdes to see if federal work study has been awarded to you. In some cases if you do not see FWS on your award letter you may still be eligible. Contact the Financial Aid Office (FAO) to find out.

Things you Need to Know

FWS at Lourdes University is very competitive. When a position is available it is posted right here on this webpage. You can then click the link to open the job description. If it looks like a job you might be interested in just contact the individual listed in the job description for further details and/or an interview.

  • The funds come directly to you in the form of a paycheck. They are not applied to your bill. 
  • A work study position is not guaranteed. As the student you are responsible for searching for and obtaining employment.
  • In order to work as a federal work study student you must be enrolled at Lourdes University. If, for example you attend classes and have an FWS position for fall, but are not attending spring semester, you cannot work as an FWS in spring.
  • If you don’t see any positions posted, don’t get discouraged! Check back regularly as jobs are posted on a continual basis.
If you have any questions regarding FWS please contact the financial aid office at 419-824-3732 or email Finaid@lourdes.edu


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