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.

Date posted: IT Support Assistant 

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

Number of available opening(s): 1

Number of hours needed per week: 10

Schedule: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Flexible hours

Hourly wage: $11.00

Department address: 4200 Valley Dr.

Job description:

The School of Public Health’s Solutions Center has an exciting opportunity for an undergraduate student to gain valuable IT experience by providing critical support to faculty, staff, and students seeking assistance with their computer problems. The student will work under the guidance of graduate assistants and IT staff.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Provide front-line IT support for routine computer problems.
  • Staff the help desk (virtually, for fall 2020), answer phone calls and emails, and monitor incoming and ongoing issues via our ticketing system.
  • Assist in website content migration.
  • Set up and troubleshoot AV and IT support for in-house events (Webex, seminars, presentations, etc., virtually and when live events resume).
  • Assist with configuration and maintenance of various IT systems in the school.
  • Contribute to advancing SPH’s culture of computing excellence by addressing an evolving set of priorities and responsibilities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Must be a University of Maryland, College Park undergraduate student with a 2020-2021 Federal Work Study Award.
  • Knowledge of or interest in learning basic multimedia, AV, networking, and computer (hardware and software) functionality.
  • Strong oral and interpersonal communication skills and an interest in providing excellent customer service.
  • Ability to work independently, organize tasks and information, and offer proactive solutions.

Learning opportunities: This is an excellent opportunity to learn professionally valuable skills in computing, IT support, and workplace communication.

Additional comments: This position can be performed remotely.

Contact person(s):

  • Mary Shelley: mshelley@umd.edu

To apply: Submit a resume via email.

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.

Date posted: September 18, 2020

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

Number of available opening(s): 3

Number of hours needed per week: 20

Schedule: $11.000

Hourly wage:

Department address: 3115 Benjamin Building College Park, MD 20742

Job description: 

The Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education will need up to three students to assist with general filing and organizing tasks. They will also assist the regular department staff in providing administrative support to both department staff and faculty. The routine tasks will also include answering calls, copying, filing, mail distribution, data entry, accounting, shredding and other duties assigned.

Qualifications: Good communication, organizational and computer skills, works well with others and detail oriented. Knowledge with Microsoft Office and Excel is preferred.

Learning opportunities: Students will gain experience in an office setting and learn the University processes and policies.

Additional comments: This position cannot be performed remotely.

Contact person(s):

  • Ylesia Stefanie James: yjames@umd.edu

To apply: Submit a resume 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 11, 2020

Job Title: Student Assistant 

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

Number of available opening(s): 5

Number of hours needed per week: 10

Schedule: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Flexible hours around the student’s schedule

Hourly wage: $11.00

Department address: 0130 Clarence M. Mitchell Jr Building 

Job description:

  • Filing and updating applicant records
  • Entering test scores and graduation dates into our database
  • Other clerical and data-processing duties as assigned

Qualifications: Motivated and enthusiastic Federal Work-Study student employees!

Learning opportunities:

Within the Enrollment Operations department you will have the opportunity to learn the behind the scenes operations of what happens when applicants apply to the university.

Additional comments: This position can be performed remotely.

Contact person(s):

  • Cheree Tillman: eso-help@umd.edu

To apply: Submit a resume via email.

Date posted: September 8, 2020

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

Number of available opening(s): 2

Number of hours needed per week: 20

Schedule: 

Hourly wage: $11.00

Department address: 1210 Marie Mount Hall

Job description: The receptionist is responsible to greet those who come to the suite seeking assistance and other office duties as assigned. (ie. Xeroxing, Scanning, Faxing, Filing, Assisting Faculty).

Qualifications: Some office knowledge preferred.

Learning opportunities: Learn the academic operational side of the University.

Additional comments: Must be self-driven and reliable. This position cannot be performed remotely.

Contact person(s):

  • Patricia Rhodes-Kelly: prhodes@umd.edu

To apply: Submit a resume and cover letter, and provide two references 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.

Date posted: September 2, 2020

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

Number of available opening(s): 2

Number of hours needed per week: 10

Hourly wage: $11.00

Department address: 1204 Benjamin Building

Job description:

This position in the Office of Student Services, College of Education, will provide support to all staff as Office Assistants.  This position is behind-the-scenes records maintenance and provides general office assistance with other duties as assigned. Responsibilities include a variety of records maintenance tasks that include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Data entry of graduate applicant information
  • Maintenance of current graduate and undergraduate student files in hard-copy formats and electronic versions. 
  • Routine copying and filing
  • Scanning to create electronic versions of student records
  • Electronic organization of student records
  • Perform simple comparison of records and reports via computer databases
  • Front desk assistance, including greeting visitors and answering the office phone 
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications: Applicants should possess strong organizational and communication skills, and perform work with attention to detail and efficiency, and be dependable. Office experience is preferred. 

Applicants must be eligible for and offered Federal Work-Study and must provide a copy of their Financial Aid Offer page for employment.  Please print out your financial aid offer page and "FWS Work Authorization Form" listed under the Documents page of your financial aid account via www.testudo.umd.edu 

Learning opportunities: The student in this position will develop strong organizational and time management skills, and will gain experience working in a professional office environment. 

Additional comments: This position cannot be performed via telework

Contact person(s):

  • Glenn Kasten-Sportes: gckasten@umd.edu 

To apply: 

Submit a cover letter, resume, and financial aid offer page via email. In the email subject line please include “Office Assistant Work-Study Position”. Documents will be reviewed and highly qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview. Note: your financial aid offer is listed under the Documents page within your financial aid account.

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

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.

Date posted: September 11, 2020

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

Number of available opening(s): 1

Number of hours needed per week: 5

Schedule: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Hourly wage: $11.00

Department address: Microbiology 2105

Job description:

The student will assist in the maintenance and organization of a microbiology research laboratory. Duties involve preparing solutions and culture media, washing glassware, autoclaving, laboratory maintenance, and maintaining a microbial strain collection. Students will receive full training.

Qualifications: An interest in working in a microbiology lab environment. Students majoring in Biological Sciences or Biochemistry are preferred. GPA 3.0 or higher.

Learning opportunities: 

Students will learn microbiology techniques and how to operate microbiology lab equipment and an anaerobic chamber. Students will gain exposure to an active research lab and interact with graduate students, other undergraduates, and the PI. Opportunities exist for assisting with research projects depending on the student's interests and abilities.

Additional comments: This position cannot be performed remotely.

Contact person(s):

  • Dr. Brantley Hall: brantley@umd.edu

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

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

 

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.