Work Study

Work study offers on and off-campus part-time employment opportunities to current Shoreline students that are on financial aid and have received work study allocation as part of their financial aid package. Students work and earn money to help pay for the cost of going to college such as tuition, fees, books, transportation, and other expenses.

In addition to helping you pay for your education, the work study program helps you gain work experience, develop your skills, and build a possible pathway to future employment opportunities.

Work study is a need-based program and your eligibly is determined based on your current financial aid application through the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). You can check the Financial Aid section in your ctcLink account to see if you have been offered work study as part of your financial aid package.

You must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits each quarter and must meet Shoreline’s Satisfactory Academic Policy standards to remain eligible. If your enrollment level falls below 6 credits or if you are put on financial aid cancellation due to our Satisfactory Academic Progress policy, then your work study will be cancelled as well.

As a work study, you may work up to 19 hours a week while classes are in session. During quarter breaks, you may work up to 40 hours a week if you have enough unearned funds remaining and you are planning to take classes the next quarter.

Your the Financial Aid section in your ctcLink account will list your quarterly work-study allocation. Your work hours will depend on your quarterly allocation, hourly wage rate, and your work schedule based on the department’s need. In general, you can use the formula below to figure out what your work schedule could look like:

Work study allocation ÷ weeks in a quarter (usually 11 weeks) = weekly earnings
Weekly earnings ÷ hourly rate = number of hours per week you can work

Work study students:

  • Must get paid for all the hours they work.
  • Cannot volunteer at the same place they work.
  • Get paid twice a month on the 10th and 25th of each month, if they work on campus.
  • Must get paid at least once a month, if work off-campus.

Work studies are responsible for keeping track of their hours worked and to make sure they are not over-earning their quarterly work study allocation. All work studies must stop working by June 15th of each academic year.

 

Available Work-Study Positions

Department:
Human Resources
Job Title:
Office Assistant 1
Location:
Room 1012 – 1000 Building
Hourly Pay Rate:
$15.64
Number of Positions:
1
Work Hours:
Up to 16 hours a week
Start Date:
Fall Quarter 2022
Job Description:

  • Receive, sort, and distribute incoming mail
  • Maintain office filing and storage systems
  • Keep office areas clean and tidy
  • Photocopy and scan documents
  • Review paperwork and files for completeness

Educational Benefits for Students in this Position:

  • Gain hands-on general office experience including clerical and reception functions
  • Learn to work with a team of professionals whose values include integrity, flexibility, and collaboration
  • Gain a basic understanding of how payroll/HR work.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school graduation or GED (General Educational Development) equivalent. OR Six months of clerical work experience OR Equivalent education/experience.
  • Must be a current Shoreline Community College Student and enrolled in 6 or more credits.

Contact Information:
Delene Bryant, dbryant@shoreline.edu OR 206-546-4515
Administration Building 1000

Department:
Visual Arts - Sculpture
Job Title:
Sculpture Lab Assistant I
Location:
Visual Arts
Hourly Pay Rate:
$18.68
Number of Positions:
2
Work Hours:
Variable
Start Date:
Fall 2022
Job Description:

  • Inventory of classroom supplies
  • Inventory of shelves and equipment
  • Identifying organization of room and materials for faculty and student use
  • Following written and verbal instructions
  • Clean up of studio-wiping tables, towels, sinks
  • Recycling, storage, and disposal in classroom/lab

Educational Benefits for Students in this Position:

Student will be assisting in the daily operation and improvement of the Sculpture Studio. Student will have the opportunity to acquire a better understanding of the Arts. Student will have the opportunity to acquire independent work habits. Students recognize good environmental lab practices, proper care of materials and equipment, learning cordial and effective interaction with others in a work shared environment.

Minimum Qualifications:

These responsibilities of the studio assistant require organizational and time management skills; follow written and verbal directions, technical understanding, and problem-solving skills, understanding of safety issues, time management skills, and personal skills in dealing with students. Experience and comfort around hand and power tools. 

  • High school graduation or equivalent AND
  • Two years of full-time clerical experience OR
  • Equivalent education/experience.

Contact Information:

Mary Bonar Visual Arts Center, Building 2000 - Office 2057 mbonar@shoreline.edu

Department:
Visual Arts - Ceramics
Job Title:
Ceramics Lab Assistant I
Location:
Visual Arts
Hourly Pay Rate:
$18.68
Number of Positions:
3
Work Hours:
TBA
Start Date:
09/28/2022
Job Description:

  • Inventory of classroom supplies
  • Inventory of shelves and equipment
  • Identifying and organization of room and materials for faculty and student use
  • Following written and verbal instructions
  • Clean up of studio-wiping tables, towels, sinks
  • Recycling, storing and disposal of supplies in classroom & lab

Educational Benefits for Students in this Position:

Student will be assisting in the daily operation and improvement of the Ceramics Studio. Student will have the opportunity to acquire a better understanding of the Arts. Student will have the opportunity to acquire independent work habits. Students recognize good environmental lab practices, proper care of materials and equipment, learning cordial and effective interaction with others in a work shared environment.

Minimum Qualifications:

These responsibilities of the studio assistant require organizational and time management skills; follow written and verbal directions, technical understanding, and problem-solving skills, understanding of safety issues, time management skills, and personal skills in dealing with students. 

  • High school graduation or equivalent AND
  • Two years of full-time clerical experience OR
  • Equivalent education/experience.

Contact Information:

Mary Bonar Visual Arts Center, Building 2000 - Office 2057

mbonar@shoreline.edu

Department:
Office of Advancement/Foundation
Job Title:
Program Assistant (Foundation)
Location:
Foundation Office (1005)
Hourly Pay Rate:
$17.44
Number of Positions:
1
Work Hours:
Flexible
Start Date:
Fall Quarter 2022
Job Description:

  • Assist with Marketing and Communications, including social media, marketing materials design, editing, accounts payable tracking, and other tasks as assigned
  • Support with alumni relations campaigns, including assisting with professional development workshops planning and execution, coordinating speakers, drafting newsletter content, research Alumni Spotlight candidates, data entry
  • Assist with special events which may include day-of support, invitation and marketing materials design, mailings, creating event timelines, donor acknowledgement
  • Support Foundation Manager with scholarships, such as flyer and poster design, scholarship promotion
  • Assist with other special projects, events, and campaigns as needed

Educational Benefits for Students in this Position:

  • Enhance time management, problem solving, and teamwork skills
  • Demonstrate professional communications skills through writing or editing
  • Effectively and efficiently convey and receive information using verbal, non-verbal, and writing skills amongst various stakeholders
  • Gain experience in stewardship, administration, event planning, graphic design
  • Develop an understanding of professional cultures and expectations

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Proficient with social media platforms
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Ability to multitask
  • Must be organized, detail oriented, disciplined, dependable, and flexible
  • Must have a positive attitude
  • Commit to the full academic year
  • Preferred Graphic design experience
  • High school graduation or equivalent
  • AND
  • Two years of full-time clerical experience
  • OR
  • Equivalent education/experience.
  • Must maintain satisfactory academic progress

Contact Information:
Michelle Cimaroli, mcimaroli@shoreline.edu, 206.533.6783
1000 Administration Building, Suit 1005

Department:
Community Employment Program - Student Equity & Success
Job Title:
Program Assistant
Location:
In-person (remote/hybrid possible)
Hourly Pay Rate:
$17.44 per hour
Number of Positions:
1
Work Hours:
Varied hours between 8:00am – 4:30pm, Monday-Friday
Start Date:
Fall 2022
Job Description:

The Community employment Program (CEP) is a specially funded program within Student Support Programs at Shoreline Community College. The program supports participants with a variety of disabilities in building skills for the world of work.

CEP believes all individuals regardless of ability have the right to choose their own unique path to employment and lead self-determined lives. CEP supports our participants in job preparation and obtaining employment in the community.

Job Duties – Remote and in-person on campus:

  • Check in calls with participants via phone
  • Zoom appointments with selected CEP participants – weekly or more
  • Substitute in for Lead CEP staff with participants on zoom calls as needed
  • Document interactions on our Case Notes system
  • Assist with preparation of our King County and CARF reaccreditations/audits
  • Digitizing work – general organization of online files
  • Other duties or projects as assigned
  • Additional online training through WISE when all other billable work has been completed
Skill in or knowledge of:
  • Previous experience with persons with disabilities preferred
  • Strong command of oral and written English
  • Strong interpersonal skills

Educational Benefits for Students in this Position:

  • Serve an under-represented group
  • Engage in leadership opportunities
  • Learn and create ways to teach and train folks for work
  • Build professional connections and public speaking skills
  • Learn and hone work-from-home skills and customer service skills via cell phone, Google voice, Zoom, Facetime, and others
  • Students will learn about accommodations and equal access rights granted through the American with Disabilities Act and other legislation
  • Students will learn about the challenges of living with significant disabilities on a daily basis
  • Students will learn about how to communicate with and support students with a variety of disabilities
  • Students will learn the role of the Community Employment Program on the College campus and how it contributes to and fosters a climate of inclusion and equity
  • Excellent opportunity for those students interested in working in education, human services, social work, or the medical field

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school graduation or equivalent
    AND
  • Two years of full-time clerical experience
    OR
  • Equivalent education/experience

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Pass a DSHS background check before any 1:1 interaction
  • Please provide Current CPR, First Aid, Bloodborne Pathogens Certifications. CEP will provide a training opportunity if needed.
Skill in:
  • Contribute to equity and inclusion by fostering a climate of multicultural awareness and appreciation
  • Maintain engagement by being an active listener and flexible in your job communication approaches with the participant(s)
  • Contribute to and model the principles of care, compassion, patience, and respect
  • Interacting effectively with colleagues, staff, and participants

Contact Information:
Name: Maria-Lynn Olsson
Email: molsson@shoreline.edu
Office: Building 2900, Room 2910

Department:
Student Accessibility Services
Job Title:
Program Assistant – Disability Services Aide
Location:
Building 5000 (FOSS) Building, Room 5226
Hourly Pay Rate:
$17.44
Number of Positions:
1
Work Hours:
Monday-Thursday, 8:00am-5:00pm; Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm. Up to 16 hours a week.
Start Date:
Fall Quarter 2022
Job Description:

  • Respond to Student Accessibility Services (SAS) emails and voicemails in a timely manner.
  • Schedule appointments and meetings using Microsoft Outlook calendar and Zoom.
  • Assist new students, parents, etc. through the application process.
  • Assist in implementation and maintenance of SAS’s AIM (Accessible Information Management) site.
  • Assist in maintenance of department spreadsheets and database, perform complex word-processing tasks; assist in preparing, formatting, and maintaining multiple confidential records including student files, forms, and communication records.

Skill in or Knowledge of:
  • Ability to communicate responsibly and efficiently via email, Microsoft Teams, text, and phone.
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to speak and write effectively in English.
  • Sensitivity toward the SAS population, including individuals with disabilities, veterans, parents and other family members, Faculty, and others.
  • Concurrent or successful completion of ENG & 101 and MATH 099, or equivalent is recommended.

Educational Benefits for Students in this Position:

  • Email etiquette, procedures, and communication skills practice.
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, etc.) general work and data entry.
  • Handling confidential information in a higher educational environment.
  • Opportunity to learn about accessibility tools and interacting with individuals with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school graduation or GED (General Educational Development) equivalent.
    OR
    Six months of clerical work experience
    OR
    Equivalent education/experience.

  • Must be a current Shoreline Community College Student and enrolled in 6 or more credits.

Contact Information:
Eberth Arias, Program Coordinator
Email: earias@shoreline.edu
Phone: (206) 546-4545

Department:
Assessment & Testing Center
Job Title:
Student Office Assistant
Location:
5000 Building (FOSS), Room 5100
Hourly Pay Rate:
$15.64
Number of Positions:
2
Work Hours:
19 hours/week during the hours the Testing Center is open: Monday-Thursday, 8am-5pm and Friday, 8am-4:30pm
Start Date:
September 28th, 2022
Job Description:

The Testing Center is looking for an Office Assistant who will contribute to our team by performing a variety of routine clerical, reception, and office support functions. The successful candidate will have great attention to detail and a positive attitude.

Primary Job Tasks:

  • Greet public and clients and direct them to the correct staff member
  • Answer busy phones, take messages, and direct calls
  • Monitor and maintain office and testing supplies
  • Receive, sort and distribute incoming mail
  • Maintain office filing and storage systems
  • Keep office and testing areas clean and tidy.

Educational Benefits for Students in this Position:

The Testing Center Office Assistant will gain hands-on general office experience including clerical and reception functions; learn to work with a team of professionals whose values include integrity, flexibility, and collaboration; and gain knowledge of and experience with nationally recognized, professional testing standards.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school graduation or GED (General Educational Development) equivalent
    OR
    Six months of clerical work experience
    OR
    Equivalent education/experience.

  • Must be a current Shoreline Community College Student and enrolled in 6 or more credits.

Contact Information:
Dannica Totten, Program Manager, Assessment & Testing Center
Email: dtotten@shoreline.edu 
Direct phone: (425) 610-6232
Voicemail: (206) 533-6604

Department:
Workforce Education
Job Title:
Office Assistant 1
Location:
On Campus
Hourly Pay Rate:
$15.64 an hour
Number of Positions:
2
Work Hours:
10-19 hours per week
Start Date:
Fall Quarter 2022
Job Description:

  • Greet people students and prospective students coming into the office
  • Assist with filing of documents
  • Assist spreadsheet maintenance and data entry using excel
  • Send reminder/follow-up emails to information session participants
  • Receive, sort distribute incoming mail
  • Coach prospective students in completing workforce application
Skill in:
  • Friendly personality, ability to build rapport with students
  • Previous/current workforce education student preferred

Educational Benefits for Students in this Position:

  • Gain skills and training in Office administration using Outlook, Teams, SharePoint, Excel, PowerPoint, Customer Service
  • Apply what is learned in the classroom to office environment
  • Will receive mentorship through weekly check-ins
  • Will receive training in all aspects of position

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED or six months of clerical work/equivalent work experience

Contact Information:
Name: Jenna Durney
Email: jdurney@shoreline.edu 
Phone: (206) 546-6961
Office: FOSS (5000) Building, Room 5101

Department:
Transitional Studies
Job Title:
Office Assistant 1
Location:
Transitional Programs Office in FOSS (5000) Building
Hourly Pay Rate:
$15.46
Number of Positions:
3
Work Hours:
As arranged, Monday-Friday
Start Date:
Fall 2022
Job Description:

  • Assist and support Transitional Studies students, staff, and faculty via email, phone/text, and video
  • Answer and direct student questions/inquiries via email or phone/text
  • Perform general communications to students via email or phone/text
  • Track student use of technology resources, e.g., laptops
  • Schedule appointments via Outlook
  • Assist in maintenance of department spreadsheets and perform complex word processing tasks;
  • Assist in preparing, formatting, and maintaining confidential records, including student files, forms and records
  • Assist with and help proctor CASAS testing
  • Perform data entry duties
  • Perform other tasks as assigned
Skill in:
  • Previous office and/or accounting experience preferred
  • Ability to commit to the position at least three quarters
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multi-task and focus on details
  • Knowledge of MS Outlook and Excel
  • Knowledge of Shoreline website
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively via email or over the phone
  • Ability to engage people from a variety of language backgrounds and English language levels
  • Demonstrated reliability and a desire to learn new skills;
  • Flexible and a quick learner
  • Multi-lingual candidate preferred but not necessary

Educational Benefits for Students in this Position:

  • Learn administrative and clerical processes
  • Develop Office 365 and other software skills
  • Develop interpersonal and communication skills
  • Acquire basic knowledge of modern administrative practices, methods, and procedures
  • Improve English vocabulary and use of electronic information equipment
  • Gain experience working with diverse student populations and advancing academic equity initiatives

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED or equivalent skills
  • OR 6 months clerical work experience OR equivalent education/experience

Contact Information:
Name: Jonathan Molinaro
Email: jmolinaro@shoreline.edu 
Office: FOSS (5000) Building, Room 5205

Department:
Workforce Education
Job Title:
Program Coordinator
Location:
5000 Building, Room #5101
Hourly Pay Rate:
$18.68
Number of Positions:
2
Work Hours:
10-15 hours per week
Start Date:
Fall Quarter 2022
Job Description:

Under general direction, advise and provide information to prospective students about Shoreline CC programs. Duties include:

  • Calling students who have expressed interest in attending Shoreline, meeting prospective students on campus, sharing your Shoreline experience.
  • Exercise independent judgment about Workforce Education Application eligibility criteria.
  • Draft emails, marketing content and other outreach materials to be used in Campus publications, Shoreline Today, on campus and off campus sites.
  • Create and update marketing content for Workforce Education – Update newsletter make targeted flyers etc.
  • Coordinate and present virtual and on-campus presentations in classrooms, clubs etc.
Skill in or knowledge of:
  • Communication with all individuals
  • Workforce education as it applies to students

Educational Benefits for Students in this Position:

This position will be perfect for a Marketing, Business, VCT majors to gain entry level marketing skills. Apply what is learned in the classroom to an office environment. Great resume builder. Will receive training and mentorship. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Two years of experience in Workforce Education OR Equivalent education/experience 

Contact Information:
Name: Jenna Durney
Email: jdurney@shoreline.edu
Phone: (206) 546-4739
Office: FOSS (5000) Building, Room 5101

Department:
Advising
Job Title:
Office Assistant 1
Location:
5000 Building, Room 5229
Hourly Pay Rate:
$15.64
Number of Positions:
1-2, depending on availability
Work Hours:
Varies
Start Date:
September 28, 2022
Job Description:

Support of office operations - perform repetitive routine clerical duties such as maintaining record keeping, electronic filing systems and/or databases, serving as a receptionist, performing mathematical calculations, copying materials, helping students navigate the college website and Canvas and other duties as assigned.

Educational Benefits for Students in this Position:

Gaining in-depth knowledge of the College system and the programs that are offered. Helping students navigate the website and Canvas will contribute to increased knowledge of those systems. Gaining knowledge of creating & maintaining databases and how those can be used.

Minimum Qualifications:

High school graduation or GED (General Educational Development) equivalent.
OR 
Six months of clerical work experience
OR 
Equivalent education/experience.

Contact Information:
Name: Norah Peters, Program Coordinator
Email: npeters2@shoreline.edu
Phone: (206) 546-4559
Office: FOSS (5000) Building

Department:
Human Resources
Job Title:
Office Assistant 1
Location:
1000 Building, Room 1012
Hourly Pay Rate:
$15.64
Number of Positions:
1
Work Hours:
Up to 16 hours per week
Start Date:
Fall Quarter 2022
Job Description:

  • Receive, sort and distribute incoming mail
  • Maintain office filing and storage systems
  • Keep office areas clean and tidy
  • Photocopy and scan documents
  • Review paperwork and files for completeness

Educational Benefits for Students in this Position:

  • Gain hands-on general office experience including clerical and reception functions
  • Learn to work with a team of professionals whose values include integrity, flexibility, and collaboration
  • Gain a basic understanding of how payroll/HR work.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school graduation or GED (General Educational Development) equivalent. OR Six months of clerical work experience OR Equivalent education/experience.
  • Must be a current Shoreline Community College Student and enrolled in 6 or more credits.

Contact Information:
Name: Delene Bryant
Email: dbryant@shoreline.edu 
Phone: (206) 546-4515
Office: 1000 Building (Administration Building)
 

How to Apply

Awarded work study? Find a position you are interested in, then follow these steps to help you get started!

Once you have found a work study position you would like to apply for:

  1. Pick up a work study hiring packet and a job referral form from the Financial Aid Office or request a hiring pack and a Job Referral Form be sent to you from the Financial Aid Office by emailing financialaid@shoreline.edu.
  2. If you have worked for the college in the past 18 months, you will only need to request a work study referral form and an hourly employment form.
  3. Set up an interview with an employer. Fill out the student portion of the Job Referral Form and the Employment Form for Hourly/Student Employees and bring it to your interview. The job referral form lists your quarterly work study allocation for the academic year.
  4. The employer will determine if you meet the specific qualifications for the job and could offer you a position. Work study placement is not guaranteed.
  5. Once offered a job, you and your employer will fill out all forms that were included in your hiring packet. You must sign some of your paperwork in the presence of your employer. Please refer to the hiring guide included in your packet.
  6. Please submit all forms to your supervisor. Your supervisor will check for completion and send them to the Human Resources Office. A copy of your referral form will need to be sent to the Financial Aid Office by your supervisor.
  7. Create your employee payroll account online at www.shoreline.edu/hr. See instructions below on how to create your account.

How to create your employee account online

  1. Go to www.shoreline.edu/hr and scroll down to view job postings
  2. Click on the first hyperlink — *Internal ONLY Application*
  3. Click on the Apply button at the bottom
  4. Create an account, fill out the application, answer all questions, and attach any required materials
  5. Review for accuracy and submit. If your online submission has been successful, you will receive an email confirmation.

If you need assistance, please look at the “Frequently Asked Questions” and “How to Apply Online Step-by-Step” located on the left of the Human Resources page.

If you have questions or would like confirmation, please contact the Human Resources office by calling (206) 546-5880.

All off-campus work study employers need to have an approved contract with the State of Washington Work Study Program. Contract information is available online through the Washington Student Achievement Council. Employers who would like to hire work study students can contact the Financial Aid Office for information.

Once you have found a position you would like to apply for:

  1. Contact the off-campus employer to set up an interview.
  2. Contact the Financial Aid Office at financialaid@shoreline.edu, to request a Job Referral Form to be sent to the employer you are interviewing with. The job referral form lists your quarterly work study allocation for the academic year and confirms to the employer that you have a work study allocation.
  3. Once hired, have the employer sign and date the work study job referral form and return it to Financial Aid Office via email at financialaid@shoreline.edu.
 

Contact Us

Financial Aid

Location
FOSS (5000 Building)
Email
financialaid@shoreline.edu
Phone
(206) 546-4762
*Be sure to include a contact phone number and student identification number (SID) number when leaving a message.
Fax
(206) 533-5101
Hours
See the College's operating hours