Types of Work Study Employment
- On Campus refers to hourly positions that can be within any office or department at UW-Green Bay.
- Community Service refers to jobs that work directly with disadvantaged community members to include youth, families or the elderly. These jobs promote valuable hands-on experience, while benefiting the community.
- America Reads utilizes Work-Study students as reading and/or math tutors for elementary/middle school grades. This is a great opportunity for education, psychology or human development majors, as well as others.
On Campus Program
Most offices and academic departments at UW-Green Bay provide jobs for students. Not all jobs require Federal Work Study, however all hourly positions can utilize a Work Study award. Positions classified as Work Study on-campus are no different from regular on-campus employment positions. The difference lies in how the wages are paid. Wage rates remain constant, regardless of Work Study.
Find an On Campus Job
Students seeking a position on campus with their Federal Work Study award should search the position type "On Campus Work Study" AND "On Campus Non-Work Study" in the PRO System. This is because a student with Federal Work Study can have the funds applied to any on-campus hourly position, even if the department did not specify a need for the award.
There are some offices on-campus that require a student with Federal Work Study. These jobs are typically located in student service areas, such as Admissions, Academic Advising, Career Services, Cofrin Library, American Intercultural Center (AIC), and Financial Aid, among others. If a job is listed in PRO as "On Campus Work Study," only apply for the position if you have Federal Work Study as part of your aid award.
Off Campus Community Service Program
The Federal Work Study program encourages positions in community service and work related to each student's course of study. As a result, Work Study positions are also available off campus at specific non-profit or public agencies. The work performed must be in the public interest to be considered a part of the Federal Work Study program.
As a requirement of the Federal Work Study program, UW-Green Bay must make students aware of community service opportunities and employ students in community service jobs. The majority of these positions are held off campus through various local community organizations.
Some examples of Off Campus Community Service Employers are:
- NEW Curative Rehabilitation Center
- Boys and Girls Club
- NEW Community Shelter
- Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary
Find a Community Service Job
If you are interested in applying for a Community Service position, please search the PRO System for positions categorized as "Off Campus Work Study". UW-Green Bay partners with several local agencies to provide a variety of opportunities for students.
In order to use a Work Study award at an off campus agency, that agency must hold an active Federal Work Study contract with UW-Green Bay. These agencies must be community service based, located within a reasonable distance to campus and provide positions that are beneficial to UW-Green Bay students. To discuss current contracted agencies or the possibility of contracting with UW-Green Bay, please contact the Student Employment Office at 920-465-2556.
America Reads/America Counts Program
The Federal Government created the America Reads/America Counts program during the 1990's. This was an initiative to increase the reading level of all students, with a goal of having students reading independently by the end of third grade. UW-Green Bay partners with all of the local elementary schools to provide reading and math tutors for grades K through 8. UW-Green Bay tutors work in groups or one-on-one to enhance student's reading or math skills in a classroom setting.
Find an America Reads/America Counts Job
If you are interested in applying for a tutoring position, please search the PRO System for positions categorized as "Off Campus Work Study" with the title "America Reads/Counts Tutor".
You can also log on to the Green Bay Area Public Schools website to get a listing of all the local elementary schools. UW-Green Bay partners with the entire Green Bay School District and our students can tutor at any of the local elementary or middle schools. If you are interested in working for one that does not currently have a posting on PRO, the Student Employment Office can work with you to begin a position at a school of your choice.