Federal Work Study

Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program

Need-based program available summer, fall, winter and spring terms each award Year. You must reapply each year and demonstrate eligibility.

To be eligible, you must:

  • Submit a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) each year
  • Have unmet need equivalent to the amount of work study offered
  • Be in satisfactory academic standing each term
  • Be enrolled at least half time (6 or more credits) each eligible term

Employment opportunities may be available on campus in The Dalles and Hood River. Students may begin working only after FWS has been offered and accepted. Students are paid 50 cents above Oregon minimum wage and may work up to $1,000 per term with a maximum of $4,000 per award year, depending on terms of attendance and eligibility.   The average work study award per term is $500.

Steps to Receiving Work Study

  1. File for Federal Student Aid (through FAFSA process).
  2. Have unmet need equivalent to the amount of work study offered
  3. Check for position openings as listed below.
  4. Call contact person to set up an interview for a work study position or ATTEND A WORK STUDY JOB FAIR!
  5. Get hired!

Work Study Opportunities

Below are a list of College departments and a brief description of possible tasks required of each work study position. However, not all departments will have availability each year or each term. If a department has an opening, a “NOW HIRING” tag will be indicated next to the department. You will then need to contact the department hiring supervisor (as noted below) to set up an interview.   It may be helpful to fill out a Work Study Job Interest sheet where you can highlight your interests and experience to your prospective supervisor.  

College Departments

Advising:    **NOW HIRING**   Assisting with various Advising team support projects.   Full job description here.   Contact Mike Taphouse at (541) 506-6026.

Business Office:   Provides clerical support including spreadsheet management, filing, scanning and some reconciliations.  Full job description here.  Contact Lisa Deswert at (541) 506-6058. 

Child Care Partners:  **NOW HIRING** Provides clerical assistance and telephone follow-up.  Contact Nancey Patten at (541) 506-6130.    Full job description here.

Class Act Cafe: Position may entail food preparation, taking orders, cleaning and stocking kitchen.  Hours 10am until 2pm Monday through Thursdays.  Contact Dave at (541) 506-6196.  

Facilities: **NOW HIRING**   Position will entail assisting the custodial, maintenance and/or grounds crews with their daily tasks, projects or event preparations.  2-3 positions available.  Full job description here.  Contact Jim Austin at (541) 506-6070.

Instructional Services:    **NOW HIRING** 1) Position involves clerical support for GED department. 2) Position includes database and word processing projects.   Contact Mary Martin at (541) 506-6031.  Full job description N/A

Library Performs basic clerical duties, keyboarding and database searching, assists patrons at the Service Desk.   Full job description here.  Contact John Schoppert at (541) 506-6080.  

Nursing Department: **NOW HIRING** Assists with projects and routine duties in the Nursing and Health Occupations office and simulation labs.  Full job description here.   Contact Angela Jones at (541) 506-6141.  

Resource Development:    Duties involve marketing Columbia Gorge Community College Foundation’s scholarship program and fund-raising events.  Full job description here.   Contact Stephanie Hoppe at (541) 506-6113. 

Student Life Center:    **NOW HIRING**  Assisting Student Leadership and Student Life Advisor with various projects, filing, data enry and other duties.   Full job description here.   Contact Michelle Gietl for more information at (541) 506-6027.

Student Outreach and Recruitment:    **NOW HIRING**  Assisting the SOAR team with various tasks, general office duties, mailing and other assignments.   Full job description here.   Contact Tama Bolton for more information at (541) 506-6065.

Student Services**NOW HIRING**Position involves clerical support work, including but not limited to, greeting and assisting students in person and over the phone.  Contact Dawn Sallee-Justesen for more information at (541) 506-6028.   Full job description N/A


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