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

Animal Care, Clerical, and Teaching Assistant

Department: Center for Science Education and the Environment                          

Supervisor: Dr. Christine Knaggs   

Purpose: To assist in various responsibilities that are current, and upcoming for the Center for Science Education and the Environment.                                               


  1. General animal care involving birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and fish.
  2. Maintenance of salt, and fresh water enclosures.
  3. Maintenance of outdoor bird feeding stations, care of garden (such as weeding, planting, and pruning), and pond.
  4. Light housekeeping.
  5. Helping with special educational events involving the community.
  6. Teaching special educational events.
  7. Daily clerical duties.
  8. Other duties that may be required.

General: If interested, send resume to Christine Knaggs at cknaggs@lourdes.edu.


  1. (This job is not always supervised) Must be a self-starter.
  2. Good work ethic.
  3. Works well alone, or with others.
  4. Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
  5. Not afraid to get dirty.
  6. Flexible
  7. Dependable and responsible.
  8. Desire to work with children.                            

Pay Range: $7.85                              

Hours:   Job spans a 7 day week. Occasional holidays are required. Hours are negotiable.                                               

Period of Employment:    Summer 2014, with possibility of extending to Fall 2014 and Spring 2015

College of Nursing

Department: College of Nursing
Reports to: Assistant to the Dean
Contact: Gina Duran at 419-824-3791


The Nursing Office Federal Work Study Student is responsible for assisting the nursing office personnel and faculty. The duties will vary depending upon the semester and include, but are not limited to: filing, copying, assembling packets, and running errands.

Essential Functions

Assist the College of Nursing Office personnel in their daily activities. Serve as a resource for faculty.


  • File recruiting folders
  • Assemble recruitment giveaways
  • Filing
  • Copying
  • Mail
  • Assist in Nursing Learning Lab on a limited basis
  • Other duties as assigned


To be considered for this position you must qualify for Federal Work Study; have a flexible schedule; have good communication skills; be dependable and neat in appearance.


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.

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

Nursing Lab

Position Title: Nursing Lab Federal Work Study Student

Department: College of Nursing

Supervisor: Leah Matteson

Duties/Responsibilities: This position will provide customer service and hospitality to everyone in the lab, assist students and faculty with multimedia resources, and utilize the Tutor Trac system. Other office duties include answering phones, typing, filing, data entry, and copying. This position will also assist with inventory and provide access to nursing skills equipment and supplies for class and practice.

Qualifications: Customer service and knowledge of working with computers are a must. Tutor Trac experience preferred. Must have a history of being reliable and being able to maintain confidentiality.

Hours: 10 hours per week

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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