Federal Work Study

Federal Work-Study is a government program that provides financial assistance to students through part-time employment. Learn more by checking details on how to apply, eligibility information, and check out open federal work-study opportunities.

Eligibility

• Demonstrate financial need
• Attend school at least half-time
• Be enrolled in a degree-granting program
• Be either a citizen or permanent resident of the United States

Wages

Sofia University pays $20/hr. Student Assistants may work a maximum of 20 hrs/week.

How to Apply

Please send your resume to lisa.sammon@sofia.edu and indicate on email subject line for the position you are applying for.

Deadline

All positions are open until filled.

Pay Schedule

Student Assistants receive a paycheck 2x/ month (the 1st and 15th of the month).

Open Positions

We invite you to apply to any of the following opportunities that you may be interested in.

Office Assistant - Dissertation Office

Dissertation Office Assistant
Reports to: John Elfers
Department: Dissertation Office
Classification: Part-time, Non-Exempt
Location: Palo Alto, Costa Mesa, or Remote

Please send your resume to lisa.sammon@sofia.edu and indicate position name in subject line.

General Description:The Dissertation Office (DO) Assistant is a work-study position. To be eligible for work-study,
the student must have a completed FAFSA application and eligible for Title IV federal funds.

Responsibilities:

• The DO Assistant will manage students’ documents when they are on dissertation process
and keep correspondence in order, including administrative records and financial records.
• The DO Assistant will archive the forms that the student submits and inform the student
of next steps. Additionally, they will track each student’s dissertation process, including
their committee members, contracts, financial activities, cooperation with the Research
Ethics Committee, and final edit checks.
• This position can be fulfilled remotely. It does involve checking into the office at least
every other day to manage paperwork.
• This position is supervised by the Director of the Dissertation Office.
• Federal Work Study (FWS) students may work a maximum of 20 hours per week and
will earn $20 per hour. FWS students may not work more than 2 work study jobs.
• Work Study positions run on a quarterly basis.

Sofia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Human Resources Department at 888-820-1484 ext.10200.

Assistant - Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning Department

Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) Assistant
Reports to: John Elfers
Classification: Part-time, Non-Exempt
Location: Remote

Please send your resume to lisa.sammon@sofia.edu and indicate position name in subject line.

General Description:The Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) Assistant is a work-study position. To be eligible for work-study, the student must have a completed FAFSA application and eligible for Title IV federal funds.

Responsibilities:

• The CITL Assistant will manage media, resources, and a website devoted to fulfilling the
mission of the CITL.
• The CITL Assistant will communicate with various departments within Sofia University,
gather and organize media resources, manage email, maintain and regularly update a
website, manage the CITL email account, conduct research and maintain records. This
position can be fulfilled remotely. It does involve checking into the office at least every
other day to manage paperwork.
• This position is supervised by the Director of the CITL.
• Federal Work Study (FWS) students may work a maximum of 20 hours per week and will earn $20 per hour. FWS students may not work more than 2 work study jobs.
• Work Study positions run on a quarterly basis.
• Work Study Assistants will receive quarterly performance evaluations.

Sofia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Human Resources Department at 888-820-1484 ext.10200.

Mentor - Alta Housing (External Opportunity)

Mentor – Hiring for Multiple Openings
Reports to: Lisa Sammon
Department: Alta Housing (Community Service Partner)
Classification: Part-time, Non-Exempt, Community Service
Location: Remote

Please send your resume to lisa.sammon@sofia.edu and indicate position name in subject line.

General Description:

YOUTH CLUB:BUILT ON FRIENDSHIP

• Mentors provide guidance, motivation, emotional support, and role-modeling.
• Mentor relationships with our youth residents.
• Build student self-esteem to complete homework independently.
• Guide students with different study skill strategies.
• Coach students based on volunteers’ experiences.
• Do fun and interesting activities together.
• Support academic improvement.
• Model wellness to positively influence youth and relationships.
• Mentoring session for all subjects: Grades 4th-9th.
• A mentor will help with exploring careers, setting goals, developing contacts, and identifying resources.
• Each mentor partners with 2 students.
• Student mentor must pass a criminal background check. (Sofia University pays for this.)
• Federal Work Study (FWS) students may work a maximum of 20 hours per week andwill earn $20 per hour. FWS students may not work more than 2 work study jobs.
• Work Study positions run on a quarterly basis.

Sofia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Human Resources Department at 888-820-1484 ext.10200.

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