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Federal Work Study

The following departments are approved to hire work study students. Current pay rate is $10.25 per hour, up to 19.5 hours per week. If you are interested in a description, contact the hiring department for more details.


1 student worker position open 2015-16

Supervisor: Olga Murr 
If interested in this position, please contact Olga Murr
Job Description:

Primary duties and responsibilities included shelving books and periodicals, assisting with Pay-Per-Print system, maintaining the collection’s appearance and order, shifting items, processing newly cataloged items, shelf reading and collection maintenance, assisting students, faculty and staff with general library questions.
Preferred Skills:

  • Must have customer service experience in a fast paced, diverse work environment.
  • Excellent listening and speaking skills.
  • Punctual, dependable, and courteous.
  • Past library experience preferred.
  • Committed to excellent customer service.
  • Team player.



Educational Planning Center (formerly Academic Advising)

1 student worker position open 2015-16

Supervisor: De’Aira Holloway   
For Position Contact Jennifer Quinn


Job Description:

  • Assigned to Front Counter of the Educational Planning Center. Sign visitors/students in to meet with advisors.
  • Answer phones.
  • Maximum 19.5 hours per week allowed; minimum not guaranteed. Weekly schedule will be dependent on department’s scheduling needs and may vary week to week.

Preferred Skills:

  • Must have customer service experience in a fast paced, diverse work environment.
  • Excellent listening and speaking skills.
  • Punctual, dependable, and courteous.
  • Basic Computer proficiency.
  • Committed to excellent customer service.
  • Maintain courteous demeanor while providing accurate and current information.
  • Team player.



Biology Lab (1 student worker)
Department Name: Mathematics & Natural Sciences - Biology
Supervisor: Monica Atwell
Contact Number: (972) 860-3955
Job Description: Would prefer a student who has taken biology. Will be responsible for washing and maintaining clean glassware, feeding/watering plants and animals. Restocking supplies in lab instructor desks. Restocking supply trays for students. Filing. Assist with special projects as needed.
Hours: Fridays and 2 additional days of the week (MW or TR). Hours can vary depending on work load.

Registrar's Office (1 student worker)
Location: A405
Supervisor: Francyenne Maynard
Days to work: Tuesday and Fridays
Job Duties: Performs general office functions requiring the exercise of initiative and independent judgment -- receiving and routing incoming calls; coordinating the reproduction and distribution of department publications; assisting the Assistant Registrar with filing of confidential documents, and the developing of Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint slides.

Upward Bound (2 student workers)
Location: H212
Supervisor: Guy Melton
Contact Phone: 972-273-3267 or 972-273-3375
E-Mail: or
Job Description: Type letters, memorandums, test, syllabi and reports. Proofread work as required for accuracy and completeness. Reproduces material using various types of reproduction equipment. Answer phones and routine questions, convey messages and run errands. Files according to department guideline. Performs related duties as assigned.
Skills Required: Graduation from high school or equivalent plus one year of general office experience. Requires basic understanding of personal computer software/hardware. Ability to communicate effectively and courteously with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Nursing Lab (4 student workers)
Supervisor: Diana Neal
Email: Diana Neal
Location: T155 or T154
Job Description: Help set up labs for class with supervision. Clean up labs after classes. Some light typing on computer, filing, and copying. Some lifting required of manikins (50 lbs.). Must be pleasant and interact well with faculty and other students. Must be interested in learning new things and be responsible-show up on time.

Accounting Services (4 student workers)
Direct Supervisor: Pamela Mays
Location: A416

3 Cashiers, 1 Office Assistant
Days and Hours:

Cashier: 8:30-11:30 or 2:30-6:30 M-R 

Office Assistant: 11:00-2:30 M-F


CE/Workforce Development - Grant Management (2 student workers)
Location: Building L Lower Level
Supervisor's Name:  Carlene Ross
Position #1
Job Description: Assist with paperwork associated with the Skills (SDF & SSB) Grants. This will include filing, data entry and delivery of documents to other campus departments. This will also include some assistance with special events associated with grants.
Position #2
Job Description: Assist with paperwork associated with CE open enrollment classes. This will include filing, data entry, delivery of documents to other campus departments and supporting registration activities.

Physics Lab (1 student worker)
Department Name: Mathematics and Natural Sciences - Physics Department           
Supervisor's Name: Evan Whitfield -
Job Description: Prepare materials for lab activities, organize lab equipment, perform occasional maintenance of lab equipment, assist professors with grading, and occasionally tutor students as instructed by the lab coordinator.

Construction Technology (2 student workers)
Location: West Campus
Supervisor's Name: Paula Hutchinson
Job Description: General office duties and customer service: answering department phone, directing calls, taking messages, answering questions and providing general information. Doing research, copying, filing. Assisting staff, faculty and students, interfacing with North Lake partners. Requires compliance with privacy issues.
Skills required:
  • customer service – listening, communication, resourcefulness, initiative
  • basic computer software skills
  • willingness to help as team player, and at other times work independently
  • bilingual (Spanish) a plus, but not necessary

North Campus Welcome Desk (2 student workers)
Department Name: North Campus – Admission and Advising Welcome Desk
Location: North Campus
Supervisor's Name: Tanisha Shorter
Job Description: Will serve as a front line individual processing in person and phone call requests.  Will manage wait list and act as an information source, providing information related to DCCCD policies and procedures, state and federal regulations related to admissions and registration. Will also provide general office support to work area.

Marketing Front Desk (1 student worker)
Department Name: Marketing & Public Information
Location: central campus, K308
Supervisor: Gina Federer
Contact: Paula Osbaldeston, 972-273-3004
Applicants must be cleared by Financial Aid for the work study program prior to applying with Marketing/PI.

16.5 hours per week, preferred 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. daily but hours are flexible

Job Description: Positioned in front office of Marketing. Responsible for interacting with visitors to K308. Will be given various duties such as answering phone, collecting mail, participation in departmental organization and projects, and other duties as assigned.

Skills Required:
  • software applications; critical thinking skills; good communication skills
  • May interact, independently, with student population for Marketing purposes.
  • Will interact frequently with NLC staff and faculty.
  • Must be able to communicate, competently, in person and via telephone orally, and in writing.
  • May be required to lift and carry boxes weighing up to 20 lbs.

Knowledge of software applications, such as Word and Excel, is a plus.


The Arts, Business, Sports Science and Technology Division (2 student workers)   
Lab Monitor                        
Telephone Number:  972-273-3465
Location: T225
Direct Supervisor of FWS Staff: Linda Ward and/or Lynne Smith-Brush
Schedule of Working Hours for Position: Daily coverage, hours TBD.
Job Description:
  • Respond to and effectively direct walk-ins in a professional and timely manner.
  • Handle faculty, student and staff requests in a professional and timely manner.
  • Maintain paper supply in lab printers and keep staplers full of staples.
  • Return order to the lab area by placing chairs in their proper locations; restack books that become jumbled; wipe off desks, keyboards, and mice, etc.
  • File course materials as requested by the Instructor.
  • Distribute course materials to students working in the lab after class hours, as requested by the Instructor.
  • Post signs for canceled classes.
  • Use copier for scanning, faxing and copying documents.
  • Document personal work hours on a daily basis and complete appropriate attendance sheets.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Skills Required:
  • Must be proficient in the English language - familiarity with a 2nd language is desired but not required.
  • Must be able to communicate orally and via email using correct grammar/diction.
Additional Requirements:
  • Must be willing to consistently dress in business casual or business attire when on duty.
  • Must have a verifiable track record of dependability/reliability and punctuality.
  • Must be willing to converse with students and other staff to cordially complete requested tasks.
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision and exhibit a strong work ethic.
  • Must be willing to establish and adhere to specific days and times to report to work.
  • Must have a minimum GPA of at least 2.0 in the last semester in which the student attended school.
  • Must sign a confidentiality agreement.
  • Free time (upon completion of assignments) can be used for class assignments or learning available software.
Texting, multiple personal phone calls, personal email communication, Facebook, twittering, blogging and other forms of social media are prohibited during working hours.

Student Resource Center (1 student worker)

Location: central campus, L240
Supervisor: Kay Monsey,
11.5 hours per week. 
Fridays 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Job Description:
This is a front desk position interacting with students and staff in a professional manner. General office work (answering phones, scanning, faxing, data entry, etc.), issuing student IDs and parking permits, assisting students on the computers, and other duties as assigned.
Skills Required:
  • Graduation from high school or equivalent plus one year of general office experience.
  • Intermediate knowledge of personal computers hardware and software applications including MS Office suites.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to interact with individuals form diverse backgrounds.
  • Strong knowledge and experience providing effective customer service.
  •  May be required to lift and carry boxes weighing up to 30 lbs.