FWS Jobs

This page lists jobs from approved FWS employers and is only available for students who have been offered and have accepted their Fall-Spring FWS aid.


Students must accept their FWS offer online through Testudo. Please remember to print out your Financial Aid Offer page and FWS Work Authorization Form which can be found in your FinAid Portal and submit these two forms to your employer. The FWS Work Authorization form must be completed and returned to the Office of Student Financial Aid for new and returning students before the start of employment.

You must have an FWS offer to apply for the jobs listed on this page. Please review the FWS Student Handbook for more information. If you do not have Federal Work-Study eligibility, the Career Center may help you locate a non-FWS position.

Employers interested in having their jobs listed on this page must complete the FWS Job Listing form.

Positions listed in this section involve accounting and/or bookkeeping tasks to support accounts payable/receivable, payroll, timekeeping, auditing or other accounting functions.

There are no current job openings for this category.

Positions listed in this section relate to computer operations, web design, hardware/software maintenance and/or providing instruction on the use of software programs.

There are no current job openings for this category.

Positions listed in this section involve general office work such as data entry, copying, filing, answering phones, word processing, greeting students/visitors, running errands and/or preparing bulk mailings.

Semester(s)/Term(s): Fall 2020

Number of available opening(s): 2

Number of hours needed per week: 10

Schedule: Flexible hours

Hourly wage: $12.00

Department address: 8020 Greenmead Dr

Job description:
The Communications/Office Assistant will support various ongoing and upcoming projects to support Maryland 4-H Youth Development including, but not limited to: 

  • designing brochures, flyers, and other marketing materials
  • assist with updating and cleaning up the 4-H Website to prepare for migration to a new platform
  • helping to prepare materials and provide assistance during virtual camp meetings
  • collecting and organizing data for digital archiving
  • email and phone communication
  • printing and labeling (as needed and based on building access and the individual’s comfort level)
  • other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/experience in designing materials
  • Enthusiasm for youth development and the 4-H mission
  • Comfortable working on multiple projects and practicing good time management

Learning opportunities:

  • Youth Development
  • Project management
  • Experience working in an office setting 

Additional comments: This position can be done remotely.

Contact person(s):

  • Stephanie Jackson: sjacks+4hfws@umd.edu

To apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume via email.

Date posted: November 16, 2020

Semester(s)/Term(s): Fall 2020

Number of available opening(s): 1

Number of hours needed per week: 12

Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. (flexible hours)

Hourly wage: $12.00

Department address: 2119 Plant Sciences Building

Job description:

The student will work as an Office Assistant in an academic department's administrative support offices to assist with general daily financial and administrative operations of the department. Tasks include, but are not limited to general office duties, web development, communications to stakeholders, filing, errands, copying, etc. 

Qualifications: A knowledge of Microsoft Office suite. Previous work experience working in an office setting is preferred. Willingness to learn and the ability to work independently. 

Learning opportunities:

Additional comments: This position can be done remotely. 

Contact person(s):

  • Michelle Neff: mneff1@umd.edu

To apply: Submit a resume and cover letter via email. Reference “Office Assistant” in the email subject line when applying.

Date posted: September 28, 2020

Semester(s)/Term(s): Fall 2020

Number of available opening(s): 1

Number of hours needed per week: 10

Schedule: The Kinesiology Business Office is open 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (virtually), however, most work can be performed remotely and outside normal business hours to accommodate the employee's course and study needs.

Hourly wage: $11.00

Department address: Department of Kinesiology,  Room 2351, School of Public Health Building

Job description: 

The Department of Kinesiology is looking for a Federal Work-Study (FWS) student to work as a Business Office Assistant during the Fall 2020 semester. The position includes general office work such as data entry and editing documents as well as managing the business office ticketing system, making travel arrangements, receiving and distributing mail and packages.

Qualifications: Some office/clerical experience, knowledge of MS Excel and Word

Learning opportunities: Employee may be able to participate in some training sessions and workshops offered by central campus units (AP, ORA, SPAC, ISSS, etc.)

Additional comments: Training will be conducted by business office staff up to 3 times a week during the first month of employment.

Contact person(s):

  • Keisha Woods: sph-knes@umd.edu

To apply: Submit a resume and cover letter via email.

Date posted: September 28, 2020

Semester(s)/Term(s): Fall 2020

Number of available opening(s): 2

Number of hours needed per week: 15

Schedule: Available to work between 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., preferably on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday

Hourly wage:$11.00

Department address: 9636 Gudelsky Drive, Building III, Suite 1100, Rockville, MD 20850

Job description: 

The Center for Student Engagement and Financial Resources (CSEF) at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) is looking for a student office assistant who can provide exceptional support in the day-to-day operations of our service centers and can perform a wide range of tasks to ensure USG students, faculty/staff, prospective students and community members receive excellent customer service.

  • Duties and responsibilities include:
  • Update academic calendars on CSEF team calendar
  • Assist with updating and maintaining USG web pages via CMS
  • Input data through SharePoint
  • Assist with updating partner institution tuition fact sheets
  • Assist with research involving partner resource document
  • Work with team in compiling list of events
  • Create promotional materials for virtual/upcoming events
  • Assist and attend virtual events as needed
  • Assist with processing USG IDs
  • Assist with proofreading the USG Weekly through Constant Contact
  • Assist with special projects and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

  • Must be registered at USG
  • Must be awarded UMD Federal Work-Study for the academic year
  • 2020-2021
  • Must be in good academic standing

Competencies and Skills

  • Good customer service skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office and Google suite

Working Conditions

  • Available to work 10 - 20 hours per week
  • Available to work between 9AM- 5 PM, preferably on Tuesday,
  • Thursday, and Friday
  • Have access to reliable internet, computer/laptop, and phone

Learning opportunities:

USG has excellent leadership, training, and professional development opportunities. We provide hands-on supervision and monitoring by professional staff for all student employees. We also celebrate and recognize students through Annual Student Staff Appreciation events throughout the year. Student staff are highly encouraged to attend student life events in the areas of social, leadership, cultural, civic engagements, health and wellness and community service.

Additional comments:

Contact person(s):

  • Sharmaine Arias: sarias28@umd.edu
  • Ilona Faulks: ifaulks@umd.edu

To apply: Submit a resume and cover letter via email.

Date posted: September 11, 2020

Semester(s)/Term(s): Fall 2020

Number of available opening(s): 15

Number of hours needed per week: 10

Hourly wage: $11.00

Department address: 0102 Lee Building

Job description:

Assist financial aid counselors in answering incoming phone calls regarding financial aid inquiries. Phone lines are open from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Qualifications: Basic Computer Knowledge, Microsoft Program Knowledge, Communication Skills

Additional comments: This position can be performed remotely.

Contact person(s):

  • Brandon Moten: bmoten@umd.edu

To apply: Submit a resume and cover letter via email.

Date posted: September 8, 2020

Semester(s)/Term(s): Fall 2020

Number of available opening(s): 1

Number of hours needed per week: 10

Schedule: Based upon the student’s schedule

Hourly wage: $11.25

Department address: 1131 Martin Hall

Job description:

The Communications/Design Assistant will support the daily communication needs of the Women in Engineering (WIE) Program including, but not limited to: 

  • designing brochures, fliers, and other marketing materials
  • update the Women in Engineering Website as necessary
  • helping to create presentation slides and other workshop materials  

At times, the Communications/Design Assistant may be asked to support the daily clerical/operational needs of the Women in Engineering Program including, but not limited to:

  • collecting and organizing data.
  • email and phone communication.
  • printing and labeling (provided the individual is comfortable being physically present in the office)

Qualifications:

Knowledge/ experience in designing materials using Canva or similar creativity software. Enthusiasm for the mission of Women in Engineering Program.

Learning opportunities:

This person will have the chance to learn more about the mission of supporting women and underrepresented groups in engineering. There may also be opportunities to present information to current students, k-12 students, and professionals who are associated with WIE.

Additional comments: This position can be performed remotely.

Contact person(s):

  • Becky Kenemuth: rzonies@umd.edu

To apply: Submit a cover letter and resume via email.

Date posted: September 8, 2020

Semester(s)/Term(s): Fall 2020

Number of available opening(s): 1

Number of hours needed per week: 6

Schedule: Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (required), remaining hours are flexible

Hourly wage: $11.00

Department address: 2101 Woods Hall

Job description:

The Department of Women’s Studies seeks an undergraduate student to directly assist the Women’s Studies Undergraduate Program Planning Team with event marketing and logistics. 

We will run up to 9 virtual events this semester, these will be a combination of panels, single speaker events, and Q & A style calls with the Department advisor. We need a student who can help with marketing these events and managing the event tech in Zoom. 

To apply please send an email outlining your interest and experience as well as a resume and the names of two UMD references. Samples of flyers or social media posts you have created for event marketing in the past are welcome.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and create flyers to advertise department events
  • Manage Zoom room for events- admit participants from the waiting room, assign breakout rooms, run shared screen, pin speakers
  • Create Zoom registration pages for all events  
  • Advertise events through the department listserves, social media, word of mouth, and the department newsletter.
  • Attend and document all undergraduate events for social media
  • Maintain a weekly work log on all tasks completed and pending tasks
  • Meet with faculty events team every 2 weeks 
  • Meet with Academic Coordinator weekly

Qualifications:

  • Experience with graphic design and making event flyers
  • Experience with Zoom and Google Drive
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer and experience using social media for professional purposes
  • Ability to independently execute multi-step projects and smaller tasks
  • Creative thinker and quick problem solver
  • Ability to work well in conjunction with UMD faculty, staff, and other students
  • Alignment with the social justice mission, goals, and values of the Department of Women’s Studies
  • Preferred:
    • Declared Major, Minor, or Certificate in Women’s Studies, LGBT Studies, or Black Women’s Studies
    • Junior, or Senior standing
    • Experience working with UMD student groups, campus organizations, and/or academic programs

Additional comments:

This position can be performed remotely. We will contact all applicants regarding their applications and request interviews from potential candidates. People of color, LGBTQ+ students, first-generation college students, and gender marginalized students are strongly encouraged to apply.

Contact person(s):

  • Gwen Warman: womensstudies@umd.edu

To apply: Please submit a single PDF with your resume, unofficial transcript, and cover letter, including related academic courses and student life experience to womensstudies@umd.edu by Tuesday, September 15, 2020. When you apply please put Undergraduate Virtual Event Assistant in the email’s subject line.

Positions listed in this section are in facilities operations, maintenance and/or security.

 

Date posted: October 8, 2020

Semester(s)/Term(s): Fall 2020

Number of available opening(s): 2

Number of hours needed per week: 8

Schedule: As needed - availability a couple of hours during the week and possibly some weekend work.

Hourly wage: $11.00

Department address: Transportation Services 8056 Regents Drive College Park, MD 20742

Job description:

The Department of Transportation Services (DOTS) is looking for a Student Marketing, Communications & Sign Shop Assistant to join our communications and marketing team for the fall 2020 and spring 2021 academic semesters. This position will assist in promoting the UMD DOTS core messages and services through both print and digital marketing, events and outreach. This position will also assist the Sign Shop in print production and installation.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Brainstorming, writing and scheduling social media content that includes videos and photos
  • Analyzing our social media metrics
  • Adding events to the Campus Calendar and reaching out to other departments for cross-promotion opportunities
  • Assist Marketing with events, advertising and office duties
  • Assist with research projects, campaigns and initiatives
  • Complete other duties as assigned: assist with the fabrication (cutting, folding, stapling, laminating) and distribution of print materials, etc.
  • Assist the Sign Shop with print and production
  • Posting print signage, advertisements and campaigns throughout campus

Qualifications:

  • Superb attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Strong understanding of Google Drive & social media scheduling platforms
  • Work well with hands and has an eye for designs
  • Ability to travel around campus or have a driver’s license
  • Videography, photography and Adobe experience, preferred but not required
  • If you have experience please provide a link to work samples or your online portfolio

Learning opportunities:

  • Learn how an in-house marketing and communications team operates
  • Increase understanding on various digital and print marketing channels
  • Gain hands-on experience working in a Sign Shop

Additional comments: This position cannot be done remotely. This position requires some office work, some telework and some manual labor.

Contact person(s):

  • Phillip Hyon: phyon@umd.edu

To apply: Submit a resume and sample work on related material or your online portfolio via email.

Date posted: September 2, 2020

Job Title: Daily Screener

Semester(s)/Term(s): Fall 2020

Number of available opening(s): 6

Number of hours needed per week: 20

Schedule: 

  • 5:30 - 9:30 a.m.
  • 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Hourly wage: $11.35

Department address: Xfinity Center and Gossett Football Team House

Job description: 

Daily interaction with Maryland student-athletes at a check-in point to review daily COVID symptoms online and take the daily temperature. All COVID precautions provided to staff. Athletics has been doing this safely for two months. 

Qualifications: UMD student must be enrolled in fall semester classes. Training provided. 

Learning opportunities: Experience in health care, athletics operations, safety operations. Learn hands-on electronic monitoring systems, athletes data monitoring, and health practices. 

Additional comments: Become a part of our high-performance health care team working within college athletics.

Contact person(s):

  • David Klossner: klossner@umd.edu

To apply: Submit a resumer and cover letter via email.

Positions listed in this section assist with laboratory activities including preparing, collecting, logging and labeling specimens as well as cleaning, sterilizing and stocking lab equipment.

There are no current job openings for this category.

Positions listed in this section involve providing individual/group instruction to children and/or adults in one or more topics.

Date posted: October 14, 2020

Semester(s)/Term(s): Fall 2020

Number of available opening(s): 2

Number of hours needed per week: 8

Schedule: Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (flexible)

Hourly wage: $11.00

Department address: 1131 Martin Hall

Job description:

Engineering Career Services is looking to hire 1-2 Federal Work-Study (FWS) students for Spring 2021. Preference will be given to sophomore and junior engineering students. Please see the list of responsibilities and qualifications below. 

Please complete the Google Form Application by Friday, Nov. 6 at 5 p.m. (Best consideration date).  Please direct all questions to Liza Lebrun at LLebrun@umd.edu

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct orientation sessions on application procedures and using Careers4Engineers
  • Assist students with Careers4Engineers
  • Critique student resumes
  • Assist with mass mailings, data entry, filing, and other clerical tasks

Qualifications:

  • Current or prior experience with an engineering co-op, summer, or part-time position.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail required.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Familiarity with personal computers, word processing, and databases.

Learning opportunities:

  • Counsel students on employment opportunities
  • Create Social Media content

Additional comments: This position can be done remotely.

Contact person(s):

  • Liza Lebrun: llebrun@umd.edu

To apply: Submit a resume and the Google Form Application via email. 

 

Date posted: September 18, 2020

Semester(s)/Term(s): Fall 2020

Number of available opening(s): 6

Number of hours needed per week: 10

Schedule: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Hourly wage: $11.50

Department address: 4130 Campus Drive, College Park, MD 20742

Job description: 

  • Participate in a tutor Orientation session prior to meeting with tutees.
  • Attend all training sessions and team meetings; notify Program Coordinator immediately if there is a scheduling conflict.
  • Tutor undergraduate students who are registered with OMSE for tutorial assistance.
  • Be prompt and available to provide tutorial assistance for all contracted time commitments; always be courteous and professional.
  • Notify Program Coordinator (supervisor) at least 24 hours in advance (excluding emergencies) if unable to attend scheduled tutoring session.
  • If you have a tutoring appointment, always be punctual and do not break appointments. If you must cancel or reschedule a session, inform your tutees as soon as possible before the session occurs.
  • Provide effective tutorial services to students through the required hours set aside for tutorial assistance.
  • Modify and develop your tutoring skills to meet individual tutee needs and to adjust to their learning styles.
  • Complete and submit all required forms when they are due.
  • Update your schedule and course information as needed. 

Qualifications:

  • Earned a grade of A in course(s) wanting to tutor
  • Must have at least a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Knowledge of subject matter and the ability to effectively communicate in their respective disciplines
  • Applicants need good communication skills and must have the ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds and with varied skill levels.
  • Patience and respect towards others
  • Working knowledge of Zoom platform

Learning opportunities: team building, tutoring, leadership development

Additional comments:

OMSE Tutors support the mission of the office by providing tutorial services to multi ethnic undergraduate students in various academic disciplines. The position is designed to enable students to better comprehend undergraduate level required courses and to support the successful academic development of program participants. Tutors serve as an OMSE ambassadors and demonstrate academic proficiency in their respective areas of tutoring. The number of hours you will work depends on your available hours, the courses you can tutor, and the number of students requesting tutoring for those courses. The tutor position will serve as a work-study funded job; therefore, you must qualify for work-study through your financial aid package.

This position can be performed remotely. 

Contact person(s):

  • Miriam Osborne Elliot: mosborn1@umd.edu

To apply: Submit a resume, cover letter, transcript, class schedule and complete the student application.

Positions listed in this section are with the National Archives or Peace Corps.

There are no current job openings for this category.

Positions listed in this section include mentoring and/or tutoring in math or literacy to Prince George's County elementary school children through the Maryland Mentor Corps.

There are no current job openings for this category.