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Federal Work Study

The following departments have openings for work-study employees in fall 2013. All work study positions pay $7.70 per hour. If you are interested in a description, contact the hiring department for more details.

Academic Advising (4 student workers)
Department: Academic Advising
Supervisor: De’Aira Holloway   
For Position Contact Jennifer Quinn

• Answer phones.
• Provide blank forms & answer routine questions related to front-line procedures in Academic Advising.
• Proofread records & forms for completeness & accuracy.
• Sort and file records & reports.

• punctual & dependable
• customer service friendly
• Must have ability to work in a fast paced, diverse office environment.
• Possess oral & written communication skills to deal effectively with the diversity and varying levels of DCCCD’s staff, students, vendors, and the general public.
• Maintain courteous demeanor while providing accurate and current information.
• team player
• organizational skills required
• must be able to multi-task
• telephone skills necessary
• basic computer skills

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: A-405
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: H-212
Supervisor: Guy Melton
Contact Phone: 972-273-3267 or 972-273-3375
E-Mail: or
Job Description: Type letters, memorandums, test, syllabi and reports. Proof read 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 (1 student worker)
Supervisor: Iris Urday
Email: Iris Urday
Location: T-155 or T-154
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: A-416

2 Front Desk, 1 Office Assistant, 1 Purchasing Assistant

Days and Hours:
Front Desk: 8:00-11:30 or 1:30-5:00 M-F
Office Assistant: 11:00-2:30 M-F
Purchasing Assistant: 9:30-1:00

Continuing Education (1 student worker)
Location: Building L Lower Level
Supervisor's Name:  Russel Braga
Job Description:  Assist with paperwork associated with CE open enrollment classes.  This will include filing, data entry and delivery of documents to other campus departments.

Grant Management (1 student worker)
Department Name:  CE/Workforce Development – Grant Management
Location: Building L Lower Level
Supervisor's Name:  Carlene Ross
Job Description:  Assist with paperwork associated with the Skills Development Fund Grant.  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.

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
  • bi-lingual (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: A brief job description for the position: 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, K-308
Supervisor: Gina Federer
Contact: Paula Osbaldeston, 972-273-3004
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.

ABST front desk (2 student workers)
Department Name:  Arts, Business, Sports Science & Technology Division
Position:  Division Front Desk - Reception                                
Telephone Number:  972-273-3450
Location: T-135
Direct Supervisor of FWS Staff:   Glenda Scales and/or Caroline Creel
Schedule of Working Hours for Position: Need coverage from 8:00 am - 8:30 pm Monday-Thursday; Friday is Optional. Let us know when you are available.
Job Description: 
  • Respond to and effectively direct walk-ins in a professional and timely manner.
  • Handle faculty, student and staff requests, emails and phone calls in a professional and timely manner.
  • Notify students of canceled classes by phone and email.
  • Post signs for canceled classes.
  • Deliver, pick-up and distribute mail/materials.
  • Run campus errands as needed.
  • Use copier for scanning, faxing and copying documents.
  • Monitor copier and printer paper levels.
  • Monitor and fill Division Promotional/Brochure Racks.
  • 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 respond 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 office 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.