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Work Study

Federal work study is one way to help you meet your financial obligations while attending college.  It also provides solid work experience to help enhance your resume.  You must complete the following steps to apply for work study at ASU-Beebe.

  1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  2. Meet the ASU-Beebe Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.
  3. Read, sign, and adhere to the ASU-Beebe Federal Work Study Assignment (to be completed during hiring process).
     

The following departments have available positions for Spring 2017:

HEBER SPRINGS CAMPUS:

DEPARTMENT: FINANCIAL AID (HEBER SPRINGS)

Job Title: FWS Clerk

Positions Available/Hours: 1 @ 20 hours a week

Job Description: The student will assist in answering phones, assist with walk-ins, view and log Financial Aid documents. The student will scan, index, and shred documents. The student will assist students/parents with FAFSA questions and completion. Other duties as assigned.

Prerequisites: Typing skills, alphabet for filing documents, accuracy, and detail oriented. Required to pass background and credit check. Required to sign confidentiality agreement.

Supervisor: Nina Provence
Student Services Building, Room #139
501 362-1209

DEPARTMENT: ADMISSIONS (HEBER SPRINGS)

Job Title: Admissions Ambassador

Positions Available/Hours: 1 @ 10 hours a week

Job Description: The student will lead prospective student tours of campus, attend university recruitment events, assist with university-sponsored activities, and assist in the Admissions Office with various duties.

Prerequisites: Completed one semester at ASU-Heber Springs at the time of appointment. Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. Must have demonstrated leadership ability and/or involvement in co-curricular activities at ASU-Heber Springs.

Supervisor: Shannon Wiley
Heber Springs Campus, Student Services and Administration, Room#100
501 362-1100

SEARCY CAMPUS:

DEPARTMENT: PRACTICAL NURSING (SEARCY CAMPUS)

Job Title: Office Clerk

Positions Available/Hours: 1 @ 12 hours a week

Job Description: The student will scan old files into the ASUB-System, file and copy.

Prerequisites: Confidentiality training & understanding; Ability to follow directions; Computer Skills.

Supervisor: Cindy Smith
Searcy Campus, Beulah Bloodworth Bldg., Room# 602
501 207-6255

DEPARTMENT: STUDENT SERVICES (SEARCY CAMPUS)

Job Title: Student Services Assistant

Positions Available/Hours: 1 @ 10 hours a week

Job Description: The student will help all the staff in Student Services with any duties they might need done; assemble information packets for prospective students, fold letters for admissions; check mail daily; post outgoing mail daily; keep the brochure rack stocked; take phone messages when necessary; tidy waiting area and offices; keep signs and calendars updated; keep storage room and copy room organized, and other duties as assigned.

Supervisor: Jennifer Downey
Searcy Campus, Main Building, Hall 100
501 207-6205

BEEBE CAMPUS:

DEPARTMENT: ADMISSIONS

Job Title: Campus Tour Guide

Positions Available/Hours: 1 @ 15 hours a week

Job Description: The student will plan and set campus tours for all call-in, email, and community requested tours. The student will provide informative tours to prospective students, their families and community members. The student will assist in updating and administering Campus Tour Surveys to all tours. The student will answer telephone lines as needed and prepare information packets.

Prerequisites: At least one completed semester on campus

Supervisor: Robyn Driver
Admissions, Room#100
501 882-8860

DEPARTMENT: EDUCATION

Job Title: Assistant

Positions Available/Hours: 1 @ 6 hours a week

Job Description: The student duties will include clerical work, typing, filing, copying, scanning and shredding for the division. The student would answer telephones, check on-campus mail, and miscellaneous moving of various light to medium weight items in the building.

Prerequisites: The student must have a 3.0 GPA, the ability to type and use the computer, the ability to lift and carry light to medium weight objects, and to stand, and walk numerous times throughout the scheduled work period.

Supervisor: Kathleen Vaughan
Owen Center, Room OC135
501 882-8921

DEPARTMENT: FINANCIAL AID

Job Title: FWS Clerk

Positions Available/Hours: 1 @ 15 hours a week

Job Description: The student will assist in answering phones, assist with walk-ins, view and log Financial Aid documents. The student will scan, index, and shred documents. The student will assist students/parents with FAFSA questions and completion. Other duties as assigned.

Prerequisites: Typing skills, alphabet for filing documents, accuracy, and detail oriented. Required to pass background and credit check. Required to sign confidentiality agreement.

Supervisor: Anna Watson
State Hall, Room #105
501 882-8845

DEPARTMENT: THEATER

Job Title: Production Assistant

Positions Available/Hours: 2 @ 15 hours a week

Job Description: The student will be responsible for helping with set up and take down of production sets, maintain cleanliness of stage, campus mail, make copies, assist faculty and students when needed, standing and walking for periods of time, lifting light to medium size items, along with various other duties needed in the theater department.

Prerequisites: Theater major, responsible, punctual, willing to work and assist in the theater, lift up to 20lbs.

Supervisor: Sandy Williams
Owen Center, Theater
501 882-4493

DEPARTMENT: RESIDENCE HALL

Job Title: Desk Assistant

Positions Available/Hours: 3 @ 10 hours a week

Job Description: The student greets and directs visitors, answer calls, and provides general information and assistance. The student will also assist residence hall staff in maintaining lobby areas. The student will check-in visitors, maintain visitation logs, check-out residence hall equipment, assist in distributing information to residents, and hang up flyers for events in halls and around campus.

Supervisor: Zach Singleton
Horizon Hall, Room #115
501 882-8918

DEPARTMENT: PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Job Title: PE Facilities Assistant

Positions Available/Hours: 2 @ 13 hours a week

Job Description: The student will assist PE instructors with setting up and returning of equipment. The student will monitor PE facilities. The student will clean fitness center equipment and keep equipment room neat and clean.

Prerequisites: Adequate Physical Condition to do job

Supervisor: Pam Burke
Owen Center, Room 194
501 882-8998

DEPARTMENT: INTRAMURALS

Job Title: Assistant

Positions Available/Hours: 1 @ 7 hours a week

Job Description: The student will assist the Intramurals Director.

Prerequisites: Adequate Physical Condition to do job

Supervisor: Charles Burns
Owen Center, Room 214
501 882-4463

DEPARTMENT: ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY AND ALLIED HEALTH

Job Title: Assistant

Positions Available/Hours: 1 @ 10 hours a week

Job Description: The student will help with assisting all the department instructors and office staff with computer related tasks and/or issues with technological equipment, general office procedures, straightening up labs, and inventory.

Supervisor: Michael Troop
Advanced Technology & Allied Health, Room T101
501 882-8920

Updated Jan. 5, 2017

YOU MUST HAVE A CURRENT FAFSA ON FILE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR WORK STUDY

Steps to determine eligibility:

  1. Verify with Financial Aid that you qualify
  2. Visit with above department(s) you are interested in working for
  3. If department wishes to hire you, they must send an email to Lakita Watson to generate a job contract
  4. Job contract will be sent to supervisor for completion by student and supervisor
  5. Financial Aid will send completed job contract to Human Resources (HR)
  6. Human Resources will review job contract and will determine if student must do any required orientation
  7. If any orientation is required, HR will contact student to come in for orientation on a Monday or Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. or a Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  8. Once orientation is complete, HR will send release to begin work to the supervisor

Do NOT begin working without release from Human Resources

Federal Work Study FAQs:

Q.  How do I apply for federal work study?
A. 
The Federal Work Study program is for students with financial need. Students must have the Free Application for Federal Student Aid on file with the Office of Financial Aid. Once the application has been processed, the student must contact ASU-Beebe Financial Aid at (501) 882-8845 to determine eligibility status.

Q.  How do I find a work study position?
A. 
A list of departments allotted Federal Work Study positions is maintained by ASU-Beebe Financial Aid.   Once you have determined you are eligible, you may view open positions on the Financial Aid bulletin board or via the webpage.  

Q. How do I get hired?
A.
You must visit with departments that have openings and are requested for hire by that department.

Q.  How many hours per week can I work?
A. 
Based upon a student's eligibility, a student may be able to work from 5 hours (minimum) to 20 hours (maximum) per week. This also depends upon the work study positions available. Students must maintain a minimum of 3 hours enrollment during the summer and 6 hours enrollment during the fall and spring semesters.

Q.  How will I be paid?
A. 
A student is paid for the hours worked on the 15th of each month and the last day of each month.

Federal Work Study: Information

Federal work study funds are earned.

Your funds are paid with the regular payroll based on the number of hours you and your supervisor certify that you worked during the pay period (remember that you cannot work over the number of hours for which you are eligible).  In order to receive your Federal Work Study funds, you must work - work study is just like any other job, you must perform the duties assigned to you in order to earn your pay.

Federal Work Study positions are not guaranteed.

There may be more students eligible for Federal Work Study positions than there are positions available.  Financial Aid will make every effort to assist a student in locating a position but the final decision is made by the individual supervisors.

It may be helpful to talk to your teachers and advisor.

Teachers and advisors might be interested in hiring you for a position in their department (if the department has been approved for a position through the Federal Work Study program).

What happens if I am hired by a department?

A Federal Work Study Assignment form and a Steps for Hiring form are sent to the department supervisor to be completed by the student and the supervisor and both forms must be returned to the Financial Aid office. Both forms will then be sent to the Human Resources office to determine required paperwork and orientation for employment. Make sure you give a working phone number and/or email address that you can be reached for setting up your meeting with Human Resources.

What if this is my first job with ASU-Beebe?

Once your Federal Work Study Assignment form and your Steps for Hiring form have been returned and submitted to Human Resources, you will receive contact from Human Resources to schedule your orientation which is required for hiring.

Currently the Human Resources orientation hours for work study students are Mondays at 2 p.m. and Tuesday or Wednesday at 9 a.m.

Upon completion of this process with Human Resources, the Steps for Hiring form will be completed by Human Resources and sent to your Federal Work Study supervisor. This will clear the student to begin work. Do NOT begin working until your supervisor has received clearance from Human Resources.