The Office of Student Employment provides a variety of employment programs for students throughout their years at Hofstra University. Through part-time student employment, students have the opportunity to enrich and enhance their academic experiences by applying learned skills and theories in a practical setting, while earning income to assist with college expenses. To be eligible, students must be matriculated and enrolled as half-time students, at least, which is six (6) credit hours for undergraduates and four and one-half (4 ½) credit hours for graduate students. International students must be registered as full-time students to be eligible to work as a student employee.
The Office of Student Employment is located in the Human Resources Center on north campus.
Services are provided on a walk-in basis during office hours, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Individual appointments, when necessary, can be scheduled by calling (516) 463-6782 or by emailing us.
TYPES OF POSITIONS ON CAMPUS
Positions for student workers are as varied as the different offices and departments that service the University community. On-campus student employment opportunities for eligible Federal Work-Study students and non-Federal Work-Study students include positions in a diverse array of departments throughout campus, such as: Residential Life; Public Safety; various academic departments; Career Center; Child Care Institute; Computer Center; Admissions; Student Leadership and Activities; Human Resources; University Relations; and Sports Facilities.
Many of the jobs available on campus involve general office duties. Typically, students answer telephones, sit at reception desks, assist with mailings, and serve as messengers between offices. Some positions require customer service skills; others require familiarity with computers. Some students work as front desk security for the residence halls or as safety patrols around campus. Other positions include science and computer lab assistants, lifeguards, sports referees, child care assistants, tutors, and library workers.
HOW TO APPLY FOR AN ON-CAMPUS STUDENT POSITION
Jobs are available in many departments on campus, whether on a University-funded budget or through the Federal Work-Study program. Matriculated students in good academic standing who are enrolled as at least half-time students (International students must be enrolled as full-time) are eligible for student employment at Hofstra.
To apply for a Federal Work-Study (“FWS”) position, students must include a request for student employment on their financial aid application. International students may not hold FWS positions. The financial aid application—the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, FAFSA—is submitted to and reviewed by the Hofstra Student Financial Services department (“SFS”). If approved by the SFS for an FWS grant, students may apply for open FWS positions as posted and instructed on the “Current Jobs” link on this website. FWS students are permitted to work a maximum of 25 hours per week. Hofstra University encourages those students eligible for FWS to take advantage of employment offering community service opportunities. These jobs are available both on campus and in the local community.
Hours and wage rates vary depending on department needs, job description and student skills.
For non-FWS positions, open positions may be advertised by departments directly and/or through the Student Employment website under “Current Jobs.”
HOURS AND PAY
Students are permitted to work only one position per semester for a maximum of 25 hours per week during the academic year for non-FWS positions and 20 hours per week for FWS and international students. During vacation periods, intersession and summer, students may work a maximum of 35 hours per week.
Students may hold only one (1) student position at a time.
Student wage rates begin at the applicable minimum wage, and are based on the nature of the work to be done, the skills required and/or the length of time the student has held the job. All payments are made directly to the student in compliance with applicable laws and are considered taxable income.
Any student workers who are dismissed from their student employment positions based on violation of policy, insubordination, fraud, excessive tardiness or the like may be prohibited—at a minimum—from working for any Hofstra University department for at least the remainder of that semester.
SUMMER POSITIONS ON CAMPUS
Continuing and new students may to work on campus during the summer. Some positions offer full-time hours up to a maximum of 35 hours per week. Contact the Office of Student Employment for details during the spring semester or click on “Current Jobs” to find out about opportunities.
There are opportunities for students who are eligible for Federal Work-Study to work at off-campus locations. These community service positions are in the local area and include working with elementary school children as reading tutors, and office work in nonprofit and government agencies. Students interested in this employment should contact the Office of Student Employment.
For other part-time employment in the local community, visit The Career Center at M. Robert Lowe Hall, South Campus.
Managers please note that there is a “For Managers” link located under “FEATURED LINKS” above, which contains pertinent documents for employing and managing student employees.