Students working on campus may be paid using departmental funds or, in some cases, a combination of departmental and Federal Work-Study funds. Please note in some instances, a student may become ineligible for Federal Work-Study after they have been hired. In this situation, departments will be charged retroactively for all hours submitted.
The majority of undergraduate students can be hired using the Rapid Student Hire process. If the hourly pay rate for any student hire is greater than $18.00, a completed Personnel Action Form and job description must be forwarded to the Student Employment Office for approval. Please see the Human Resources website for information about the on-campus student hiring procedures and required forms.
During periods of enrollment, it is recommended that students work no more than 20 hours per week.
If a student is employed on campus using work-study and an encumbrance change is necessary, please complete the Encumbrance Adjustment Request to release work-study from your department.
Post a Job Listing Edit/Update a Job Listing
- Student Employee Handbook
- On-Campus Employer Training Session Notes
- Useful Links and Navigation for employers
- Workplace Learning & Development
If the position is not Federal Work-Study, go directly to the “Post a Job Listing” page to advertise part-time or seasonal employment opportunities for UMass Amherst students.
If you are an employer located in Massachusetts as a nonprofit community service organization and you have an active 501(c)3, you may hire students using Federal Work-Study funds. See the Community Service link for more information and guidelines.
Student Employment will NOT post:
- Volunteer positions
- Full-time positions (other than summer or winter-term positions)
- Positions that consist of payment for participation as a research subject
- Positions that require an initial investment by the student or are paid by commission only
Student Employment reserves the right to refuse any job advertisement that may be inappropriate for part-time and seasonal student positions.