Work Study & Jobs on Campus


Student FWS Forms 2014-15

Supervisor Forms and Hiring Procedures for 2014-15

Federal Work Study (FWS) means JOBS on campus for students. It is a form of federal financial aid. To be eligible, you must:

  • have a complete FAFSA on file at MCC
  • have an unmet financial need
  • enroll in at least six (6) credit hours (may vary for summer FWS)

To determine your eligibility for this program, go to MCC Enrollment Services and get your "FWS eligibility slip."

(Click here for FWS Student Checklist.) 

You can then apply for jobs on campus.  See below for details about the current available openings. The FWS job application process at MCC is very competitive. You are applying for a real job and, as such, you should dress and act like you are applying for a job. 

You should be prepared to tell the supervisors what skills you possess and relate any past job history or pertinent experience.  There are many more eligible students looking for jobs in the work-study program than there are jobs available, so make sure you look and act as professional as possible.

  Remember to bring an up-to-date resume to your interview, or submit it by email if directed.   If you need assistance with job search techniques, please meet with a Career Services Advisor.

Fall 2014 FWS Job Openings

At this time, Financial Aid is out of Federal Work-Study funds for the Fall semester.   Please check the below listing for Spring 2015 openings:

Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) -- Office Assistant -- Duties and Qualifications include Front Desk Support, answering phones, assisting employees as needed.  To apply, please contact Cheryl Patton at 480-461-7366 or visit their department in AS-160.  Work hours will be 8am to 12pm and 12 to 4pm (hours may vary).  The pay rate is $8.25/hr.

Counseling Department -- Work Study Front Office Help -- Duties and Qualifications include Customer Service, MS Windows and Phone Etiquette.  To apply, please contact Heather at 480-461-7587  or visit their office on the second floor of the Library.  Work hours will be between 8a.m. to 7p.m. M-TH & 8a.m. to 4p.m. on Fridays.  The pay rate is $8.50/hr.

Journalism Department -- Receptionist Position -- Duties/Qualifications include reception, answering phones, filing, making copies, faxing and light clerical work.  Student also needs computer knowledge, including Word and should possess a pleasant, cooperative spirit.  To apply, please contact Debbie Riley at 480-461-7330, or visit their office in EF 121.  Work hours will be 19 hrs. per week/afternoons (12-4 p.m., and on Fridays, 12-3p.m.).  The pay rate is $8.15/hr.

Occuptational Health & Safety Department -- Recycling Collector -- Duties/Qualifications include collecting campus recycling, cleaning bins, sorting of materials, lifting and outdoor work, observe safety guidelines, communicate effectively with employees, is reliable and shows attention to detail.    Must have valid AZ Driver's License.  To apply, please contact Suzi Dodt at, and applications are hanging on the door of NU122.  Work hours will be flexible on weekdays, but only between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., and you must be available for at least a minimum of 3-4 hrs. in a row.  The pay rate is $8.15/hr up to 20 hrs. per week.

Office of Development -- Office Assistant -- Duties/Qualifications include answering phone & making calls, creating files and filing confidential documents; preparing & printing thank you letters, archiving files and other duties as assigned.  Student should be knowledgeable in MS Office Suite (with proven expertise in Excel).  Preference will be given to those with FileMaker Pro, and/or other database software experience.  Should also be organized, detail-oriented and know how to prioritize.  To apply, please contact Tanya Smith at 480-461-7200, or visit the office in AD42/Rm 148.  Work hours will vary between 8 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. for 20 hrs. per week (M-F).  The pay rate is $10.00/hr. 

Office of Outreach & Recruitment -- Office Coordinator -- Duties/Qualifications include experience with Excel spreadsheets, familiar with MS applications, experience with recruitment or sales (a plus), commitment to service excellence, outstanding communication skills (both written & verbal), energetic and self-motivated.  Bilingual students are encouraged to apply.  If you are interested in work in a fast paced team environment, you need to join our team today! To apply, please contact Andre Henderson or Greg Reents at 480-461-6292 or 480-518-5115.  You can also visit their office at the Downtown Center, at 165 N. Centennial Way, Suite 109 in Mesa.  Work hours are M-F between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. (we will work around your class schedule!).  The pay rate is $8.50/hr.

Philosophy & Religious Studies -- Student Assistant -- Duties/Qualifications include answering office telephone; running errands on campus for secretary and instructors; distributing fliers; assisting office visitors; photo copying; sorting department mail; writing up copy requests; lighting cleaning.  Some MS Office knowledge is required, and other duties may be assigned.  To apply, please contact Valerie Hill at 480-461-7860, or visit their office in BP43A, Rm. 42.  Work hours are T/Th any time and MWF from 8 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  The pay rate is $8.15/hr.

Rose Garden -- Student Gardener -- Duties/Qualifications include assisting with general maintenance of the Rose Garden, such as weeding, pruning, watering, trash pickup, etc.  To apply, please contact Tanya Smith at 480-461-7200 or visit the Development office in AD42/Rm. 148.  Work hours will vary from 5:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. M-F.  The pay rate is $10.00/hr.

MCC Federal Work-Study Supervisors

Use the FWS Job Order Form. Complete the form and forward to Debby Smith in Career Services.  Please also remember to let us know when you have filled an opening, so we can keep our records current.

Other Jobs on Campus

Student Testing Assistant - Red Mountain campus (Not Work-Study)
Administer college placement testing, ESL testing, answer phones, clerical. Require up-to-date and accurate computer skills in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and internet research. Excellent customer service skills required. Dependable, reliable and flexible. Ability to work in confidential and fast paced work environment. Will work around student's class schedule as much as possible. 20 hours per week. Some mornings and evenings. Between the hours of M-Th (8am-7pm) and Fridays (1pm-5pm). To apply, fax your resume to  480-844-3257.

If you are a student who does not qualify for Federal Work-Study and looking for an on-campus job, stop by Career Services.  There may be some non-work-study (department budget) student employment positions.  Come in and see what we have posted. Also, there are lots of employers close to campus who advertise job openings. Check out our Maricopa Career Network  job board.

If you are not a MCC student, but interested in working on campus, please visit the MCCCD Human Resources web site for current openings.  Go to

Or, see the MCC Human Resources website for temporary job openings for non-students.

Temporary, Time Card Assignment Opportunity

Position:  Administrative Secretary III

Department/Location:   Education Studies/Southern & Dobson

Work Days/Hours:  Mon-Fri, 20 hrs per week

Hourly Rate:  $12.50 hr

Benefits Eligible:  No

Job Summary:

The Administrative Secretary III reports to the Teachers of Language Learners Learning Community (TL3C) Project Director. This is a part time position under the TL3C grant. The position provides a wide variety of secretarial and administrative duties such as compilation and maintenance of records and the review and processing of documents related to grant management.

Essential Functions:

●      Assist the Project Director with data entry and organization

●      Create purchasing requisitions and track/update budget expenditures on grant account

●      Assist with the distribution of information regarding TL3C Project activities and deadlines to faculty, staff and administration

●      Coordinate logistics for program meetings and events

●      Coordinate travel arrangements

●      Create and update documents, using word processing, spreadsheet, database, and/or presentation software

Minimum Qualifications:

●      Experience coordinating complex activities, including composition of correspondence and maintenance of fiscal and other records

●      Experience working with confidential information

●      Knowledge of standard office practices, procedures, and equipment

●      A high level of written communication skills, including the use of proper English grammar, spelling and vocabulary

●      Experience with computers and the use of MicroSoft Office software to create and maintain program documents

●      Experience using Google Apps for document sharing (Google Docs), survey creation (Google Forms), and data entry (Google Spreadsheets) or comparable platform

Desired Qualifications:

●      Experience in a college or university setting in a related area

●      Experience maintaining budgets

●      Experience using financial and student information systems (e.g. Oracle CFS, Peoplesoft SIS)

●      Proven to be a self-starter with problem solving capabilities as well as the ability to anticipate problems before they occur

●      Experience multi-tasking with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple demands

●      Experience working independently but also with the ability to accept suggestion and direction

●      Experience working with federal grants

Special Working Conditions:

May require occasional evening and/or weekend hours; may be required to lift objects up to 40 lbs.

How to Apply:   Submit your cover letter and resume via email to  Please reference “Administrative Secretary III” in the subject line.

Deadline to Apply:  November 17, 2014 by 5:00pm

The budget for this position cannot support regular overtime, blended overtime, or an increase to existing employee benefits.  This is an at-will, temporary position.

The Maricopa County Community College District is an EEO/AA institution and an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.