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Employer Information

The Student Job Board is available for both on- and off-campus employers to advertise part-time and seasonal positions to UMass Amherst students.  Jobs submitted to the board will be reviewed by Student Employment staff and published by the end of the following business day.  Jobs will automatically drop-off the job board after 45 days.  Employers may use the Update or Cancel a Job form to edit, re-list, or cancel a job listing. When you have hired a student, please use the Update/Cancel a Job form to provide stats for student hires, or you may be contacted by Student Employment for this information.

Employers seeking UMass Amherst students for on- or off-campus jobs may post a job here.

Click here to Update or Cancel a job.

On-Campus Employers

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 cases, a student may become ineligible for Federal Work Study after they have been hired.  In these cases, departments will be charged retroactively for all hours submitted. 

The majority of undergraduate students can be hired using the Rapid Student Hire process.  When the hourly pay rate for any student hire is greater than $17.00 per hour, a completed Personnel Action Form and job description must be forwarded to the Student Employment Office for approval.   Please see the Human Resources for information about on-campus student hiring procedures and forms.

During periods of enrollment, it is recommended that students work no more than 20 hours per week.

For students employed on-campus using work-study, and an encumbrance change is necessary to release work-study funds, the department will need to submit a Encumbrance Adjustment Request to Student Employment. 

Employers may also see the UMass Amherst Student Employee Handbook for valuable information about hiring and supervising students, as well as training information provided to campus staff.

Off-Campus Employers

If you are not posting a Federal Work-Study position, go directly to the post a job form to advertise a student part-time or seasonal position.  If you are an employer located in Massachusetts as a non-profit community service organization with an active 501(c)3, you may hire students using Federal Work-Study funds.  See the Community Service link for more information and guidelines.

The following types of positions will not be posted by Student Employment:

  • Volunteer positions
  • Full-time positions (non-seasonally)
  • 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.