Work Study Jobs

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

  • meet satisfactory academic progress

If you are a student interested in a Federal Work Study position at MCC, your first step is to complete the FWS Student Interest Form.

If you need help navigating the Maricopa Jobs website, or assistance with job searching techniques, please visit building 36N on the Southern and Dobson campus and ask the Career Services front desk staff for assistance (or call 480-461-7592).

FWS Job Openings

Front Desk Assistant - Outreach Center

Status: Federal Work Study
Location: Mesa Community College - Southern & Dobson Camps
Department: Outreach Center GC54B
Office Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 6:00pm, Friday 10:00am - 4:30pm
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Pay Rate Schedule: Hourly (RPS)
Pay Rate: $17.72 per hour
Hours Per Week: 19.5 hours per week
Work Schedule: Varies

Job Summary
The Outreach Center is looking for a Federal Work Study Student, Front Office Assistant for the Spring 2024 semester. The student worker will provide assistance to the office, staff and the administrative specialist in a community engagement setting to ensure that the office is running smoothly and efficiently.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Awarded Federal Work Study
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Willingness to learn on the job
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and detail oriented
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Suite
  • Proficient with PC
  • Good English grammar and spelling

Desired Qualifications

  • Bilingual in Spanish is a plus
  • Customer Service Experience

Essential Functions:

  • Greet all visitors
  • Escort students to offices on campus
  • Answer department phone
  • Provide office support as needed (emailing students, assembling packets, creating documents, photocopying, and scanning documents)
  • Assist with special projects

How to apply:

  • Please email your Resume and Cover Letter to Aurora Dorsey (aurora.dorsey@mesacc.edu)
  • Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. If you have any questions please call Aurora Dorsey at 480-461-7429

Front Desk Assistant - Testing Center (Red Mountain Campus - 2 positions available)

Status: Federal Work Study
Location: Red Mountain Campus – Mesquite Building #5
Department: Testing Center
Office Hours of Operation: Monday–Thursday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm; Friday, 10 am-5:00 pm
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Pay Rate Schedule: Hourly (RPS)
Pay Rate: $14.35 per hour
Hours Per Week: 19.5 hours per week
Work Schedule: Varies
Weekly Meetings: MCC – Red Mountain Campus (7110 E. McKellips Road. Mesa, AZ 85207)

Job Summary
Provides a high-level of customer service to faculty, students and community members by
administering a variety of academic, career, and certification assessments at the MCC Red
Mountain Campus Testing Center. This position follows strict policies and procedures for
online test administration and provides technical support to customers and team
members.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Be at student at Mesa Community College
  • Received federal financial aid (Pell Grant) from Mesa Community College*
  • Available to work the 2023-2024 academic year
  • Federal Work Study Eligibility Confirmation (you will receive an email from the Office of Financial Aid stating that you have been awarded)
  • Able to pass a background check
  • Experience working with computers to include databases and spreadsheets, and a
    willingness to learn other software applications
  • Experience providing effective and courteous customer service
  • Experience establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with
    diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Filing, organizing, & maintaining confidential student records in the DRS database
  • Basic testing room and space sanitation

Special Working Conditions:

  • May require prolonged periods of viewing a computer screen
  • May require prolonged periods of standing or sitting
  • Work alternating open and close shifts
  • May be required to lift or carry up to 25 pounds

Essential Functions:
70% - Administers a variety of academic assessments and GED tests to students and community members using various online systems and software while providing a high-
level of direct customer service. Acts as the official test proctor for these exams, follows strict MCCCD district’s and exam sponsor’s guidelines, policies and procedures. Maintains
confidential testing records, databases and exams. Must be able to work in a team environment. Supports the testing center team and ensure a secure and appropriate
testing environment.

10% - Assists with basic technical troubleshooting; provides technical support to students,
candidates, and other team members. Utilizes various communication methods to
correspond with Faculty, outside departments, and external companies regarding testing issues

10% - Provides general and specific information to students, Faculty, and the public
regarding the operation of the testing center. Maintains office systems and procedures;
provides general clerical assistance, including answering phones, greeting/directing
student/customer traffic. Other duties as assigned

How to apply:

Front Desk Support - Nursing Department

Status: Federal Work Study
Location: Mesa Community College -Southern and Dobson Campus
Department: Nursing - HW Building
Office Hours of Operation: Variable Mon-Fri between 0800-1800 (Part-time)
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Pay Rate Schedule: Hourly (RPS)
Pay Rate: $13.85 per hour
Hours Per Week: 19.5 hours per week
Work Schedule: Variable - Mornings 8am-11am, 14pm-18pm
Benefits Eligible: No

Job Summary

This position supports the front desk by providing customer service to students, answer the phones, and other clerical duties

Essential Functions:

  • Answer phones, make copies, filing, typing, organizing equipment

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Organizational skills
  • Microsoft processing
  • Telephone operations

Desired Qualifications:

  • Second language
  • Simulation experience
  • Lab equipment knowledge

How to apply:

  • Interested applicants should submit their Resume & References to Diana Breed (diana.breed@mesacc.edu), and call 480-461-7695 if you have any questions.
Morning Office Assistant - Social Science Department

Status: Federal Work Study
Location: Mesa Community College -Southern and Dobson Campus
Department: Social Science: SC-14
Office Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 7:30 am to 6:00 pm, Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Pay Rate Schedule: Hourly (RPS)
Pay Rate: $14.35 per hour
Hours Per Week: 19.5 hours per week
Work Schedule: Flexible Morning Hours
Benefits Eligible: No

Job Summary
Monitor Front Desk by providing assistance to and greeting all visitors, including students, faculty, staff, and the general public in a professional and welcoming manner; answer and screen phone calls in a polite and professional manner. Provide office support as needed (typing, e-filing, organizing, cleaning office areas, etc.). Performs other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist office staff and faculty with daily operations including document processing such as scanning documents or making copies; sorting and distributing mail; computer assistance; escorting students to classrooms, greeting all visitors, answering department phones, etc.

  • Provide office support as needed (typing, e-filing, organizing, cleaning office areas, etc.

  • Must be able to problem solve when it comes to MAC and PC computer issues

  • Intermediate level of Microsoft programs including Word, Excel, and Google Docs

  • Good English grammar and spelling

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to maintain a courteous, friendly mannerism when working with students and staff
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and detail oriented
  • Intermediate level of Microsoft programs including Word, Excel, and Google Docs
  • Proficient with MAC and/or PC

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with Excel, Google Docs, Google Sheet
  • Typing: Min. 45 WPM
  • Bilingual in Spanish a plus

Special Working Conditions:

  • May require prolonged periods of viewing a computer screen
  • May be required to lift or carry up to 25 pounds

Professional Documents needed to apply:

  • Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to lori.berg@mesacc.edu and lori.kimball@mesacc.edu by open until filled
  • Please enclose your resume and cover letter provide the following items: (1) Clearly illustrate how prior experience; and (2) knowledge and education meet the minimum and desired qualifications for this position
Front Office Assistant & PIRC Lab Assistant - Psychological Science Department (4 positions)

Status: Federal Work Study
Location: Mesa Community College -Southern and Dobson Campus
Department: Psychological Science Department - BP-43A
Office Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Closing Date: January 19, 2024
Pay Rate Schedule: Hourly (RPS)
Pay Rate: $13.85 per hour
Hours Per Week: 19.5 hours per week
Work Schedule: Hours may vary - TBD
Benefits Eligible: No

Job Summary:
The Psychological Science Department is looking for a Federal Work Study student office assistant whose abilities are performing clerical tasks, providing customer service and supporting the administrative specialist in an academic setting to ensure the office is running efficiently. We seek applicants who are enthusiastic, proactive, and demonstrate a willingness to learn on the job to support student success.

Essential Functions:

  • Greet visitors who come into our office including students, faculty, and administrators

  • Answer phones, taking messages, sending emails

  • Support faculty and staff needs such as: making copies, distributing correspondence, and other special projects

  • Partake in setting up/taking down events for special events hosted by the department

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED Certificate
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Office, Google Suite knowledge
  • Effective oral and written communication skills

Desired Qualifications:

  • Psychology Major
  • Prior customer service experience

Special Working Conditions:

  • Lifting 15-20 lbs occasionally

Professional Documents needed to apply:

  • Email resume and references to Brenda Rosales-Gutierrez at brenda.rosales-gutierrez@mesacc.edu or drop off a resume and references to the Psychological Science Department, BP-43A building.
Desk Assistant - Learning Enhancement Center (2 positions)

Status: Federal Work Study
Location: Mesa Community College -Southern and Dobson Campus
Department: Learning Enhancement Center
Office Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday 9:00 am to 7:00 pm and Friday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Pay Rate Schedule: Hourly (RPS)
Pay Rate: $14.00 per hour
Hours Per Week: 19.5 hours per week
Work Schedule: Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 7:00pm, Friday: 9:00am - 3:00pm (prefered hours Monday - Thursday 9:00 am to 2:00 pm)
Benefits Eligible: No

Job Summary:
Mesa Community College is hiring several Desk Assistants positions to work in the Spring 2024 semester. These positions provide reliable clerical assistance and outstanding customer service in the Learning Enhancement Center.

Essential Functions:

  • 60% Greets and logs students in and out for Center usage; provides front-line customer service; schedules tutoring appointments; monitors the virtual front desk

  • 25% Answers/routes incoming calls; tracks Center resources; provides clerical assistance; performs data entry

  • 15% Connects students with tutors; stocks center with materials; performs duties commensurate to grade level of position.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Awarded Federal Work Study

  • Possess customer service orientation

  • Possess effective verbal and written communication skills

  • Basic knowledge of Google Suite and MS Office.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience multi-tasking in a busy setting
  • Experience working in a team-oriented environment
  • Experience handling confidential information.

Special Working Conditions:

  • Desk Assistants will work in-person and may work at various LEC locations on the Southern and Dobson or Red Mountain campus.

How to Apply:

Professional Documents needed to apply:

  • Resume and Cover Letter

      MCC Federal Work-Study Supervisors

      If you are looking to post a Federal Work Study position, please fill out our Federal Work Study Job Posting Request form.

      If you are looking for a copy of the Federal Work study handbook for supervisors please email Tori Stanton (tori.stanton@mesacc.edu).