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 your financial aid portal 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 financial aid portal 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

Transitional Studies
Job Title:
Administrative Support Staff
Remote work
Hourly Pay Rate:
Number of Positions:
Work Hours:
As arranged, Monday - Friday
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
  • Perform data entry duties
  • Perform other tasks as assigned

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
  • Previous office and/or accounting experience preferred
  • Ability to commit to the position at least 1 year
  • Strong communication & 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

Contact Information:
Name: Jonathan Molinaro

Office of Advancement/Foundation
Job Title:
Development Assistant
Remote work
Hourly Pay Rate:
Number of Positions:
Work Hours:
Job Description:

  • Marketing and communications support, including social media, marketing materials design, editing
  • Alumni relations support, including assisting with professional development workshop planning and execution, coordinating speakers, research Alumni Spotlight candidates
  • Special events support, including Save the Date and invitation design, create event timelines, day of support
  • Research new grant funding opportunities
  • Scholarship support, including flyer and poster design, scholarship promotion
  • Special projects 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:

  • Must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Proficient with social media platforms
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Ability to multitask
  • Must be organized, disciplined, dependable, punctual, self-motivated, and flexible
  • Must have a positive attitude
  • Commit to the full academic year
  • Graphic design experience preferred

Contact Information:
Name: Michelle Cimaroli
Phone: (206) 817-6852

Student Accessibility Services
Job Title:
Disability Service Aide
Remote work
Hourly Pay Rate:
Number of Positions:
Work Hours:
Mon-Thurs between 8am-5pm; Fri between 8am-4:30pm (hours flexible)
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.
  • Other tasks or duties as assigned.

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:

  • Ability to communicate responsibly and efficiently via email, Microsoft Teams, text, and phone.
  • Have excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Be able to speak and write effectively in English.
  • Show 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. 

Contact Information:
Name: Eberth Arias, Program Coordinator
Please contact by email to arrange a distance interview via Zoom.

Gender Equity Center
Job Title:
Gender Equity Center Peer Leader
Remote work
Hourly Pay Rate:
Number of Positions:
Work Hours:
15 hours per week
Job Description:

This position works with the Gender Equity Center (GEC) team to plan, coordinate, and implement student-facing programming related to gender, sexuality, and equity.

Duties Include:

  • Attend weekly team meetings
  • Work with the team to develop, coordinate, and implement programming and outreach
  • Possibility to host events
  • Support students interested in the GEC, making referrals to other campus resources as appropriate
  • Coordinate with Multicultural Center staff and Student Life on programming
  • Assist the Manager with event assessment and data tracking

Educational Benefits for Students in this Position:

  • Students will learn about equity, especially as it related to gender and sexuality
  • Students will have the opportunity to learn about programming and event planning
  • Students will learn essential communication and teamwork skills

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled student at Shoreline Community College
  • Receive Work-Study funding through Financial Aid
  • Be able to use a computer
  • Must be able to work remotely, access online meetings, and attend events via online platforms while the college is in remote operations.
  • Be able to communicate with a variety of people
  • Must have an understanding of LGBTQ+ identity, gender equity issues, or another related topic.

Contact Information:
Name: Mical DeGraaff

Multicultural Center
Job Title:
Multicultural Center Peer Navigator/Peer Mentor
Pagoda Union Building (PUB) 9301
Hourly Pay Rate:
Number of Positions:
Work Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm
Job Description:

This position(s) will play a key role in assisting underrepresented students navigate Shoreline Community College and the greater community to enhance retention and reduce academic opportunity gaps.

Duties Inculude:

  • Plan and implement activities or events for centered student populations in an online environment.
  • Work with Recognized Student Organizations (RSO) to provide referrals for comprehensive services such as tutoring assistance, leadership development, financial aid, help RSOs discover other resources outside the MC that Shoreline Community College has to offer.
  • Identify leadership building opportunities to assigned RSO’s or student populations to grow the versatility of students’ skill sets. For each RSO meeting attended fill out and turn in RSO progress report.
  • Engage in outreaches (2 per quarter) to present students with resources that the MC provides.
  • Update and manage the Multicultural Center’s Facebook webpage with MC events, academic reminders, RSO events, on-campus workshops and resources. Process Facebook page quarterly data.
  • Maintain weekly progress updates with Program Manager, weekly supervisor meeting, and weekly staff meetings.
  • Manage, Re-supply, and staff the Study Room Program when campus is open
  • Plan, organize, lead and facilitate Multicultural Center events.
  • Be a visible, active, and positive role model presence to the campus community.
  • Share experiences and lessons learned regarding you own educational career.
  • Receive Center visitors and callers in a courteous and empathetic manner.
  • Engage in virtual tabling outreach program (as scheduled by supervisor).
  • Navigators are required to participate fully in all training and operational exercises.

Educational Benefits for Students in this Position:

  • Develop and practice Cultural Responsiveness in a professional setting.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to work 10-15 hours a week in the Multicultural Center.
  • Prefer completion of a Multicultural Studies course(s) or experience working with diverse populations.
  • Ability to interact with a diverse community, (students, College employees, community at large.
  • Be enrolled and a registered Shoreline student during the 2020-2021 academic year maintaining at least six credits each quarter.
  • Have completed at least 12 credits at Shoreline Community College.
  • Familiarity with campus student resources such as Enrollment, Financial Aid, Student Leadership, etc.
  • Currently have and maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher.
  • Ability to maintain the security, confidentiality and integrity of confidential information related to students and employees.
  • Ability to attend Multicultural Center trainings and Staff Meetings
  • Familiar with Microsoft Suite, (Outlook, Word, Excel, Publisher) or similar programs.
  • Have time management skills

Contact Information:
Name: Zainab Al Quriqchee
For an application or questions, please contact via email.

Student Life
Job Title:
Student Life Office Assistant
PUB 9301/Remote
Hourly Pay Rate:
Number of Positions:
Work Hours:
Up to 8 hours per week
Job Description:

Office Assistants provide front-line support to the Student Life staff by performing the following tasks:

  • Follow up on phone calls and e-mails directed to the Student Life Office
  • Help prepare materials for meetings, events, and trainings
  • Help update and maintain Student Life’s social media accounts including posting materials and responding to messages
  • Entering data in Microsoft Office or Word
  • Completing other administrative duties as assigned

Educational Benefits for Students in this Position:

Students will be able to develop and hone valuable administrative and organization skills while learning about various campus and community resources.

Minimum Qualifications:

Students interested in this position must have:

  • Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Familiarity with an office environment and/or ability to learn how to operate basic equipment including printers, scanners, and telephones
  • Solid communication skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to handle confidential information and be professional
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Willingness to take on new projects or challenges
  • Ability to work up to 8-10 hours per week (based on class schedule and availability)

Contact Information:
Name: Sundi Musnicki

Workforce Education
Job Title:
Outreach Support - Program Assistant
Hourly Pay Rate:
Number of Positions:
Work Hours:
12-14 hours per week
Job Description:

Assist in the intentional outreach and recruitment of adult learners in under-represented populations. Outreach activities include but not limited to:

  • Event support
    • Technical support (assist virtual event participants with login and general troubleshooting)
    • Monitoring event waiting room and chat, and keeping track of attendance
    • Administrative support (reminder phone calls, event confirmation emails)
    • Translation support
  • Assist in the development of the events
    • Participate in the planning process of culturally specific events
    • Hosting events in their language
    • Assisting in delivering event marketing messages
    • Networking with community-based organizations, state agencies, and throughout the campus
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • May require flexible hours.

Educational Benefits for Students in this Position:

  • Building communication skills
  • Learning about the operational side of community-based organizations and state agencies.
  • Project management skills through the hosting of events.
  • Flexible hours for studying.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Preferred fluency in one of the following languages: Korean, Vietnamese, Spanish, Amharic, or Tigrinya.
  • Willingness to work with underserved-communities, vulnerable populations and non-traditional learners.
  • Technical abilities (i.e. web conferencing, Microsoft Office suite)
  • Ability to effectively communicate in an inclusive manner

Contact Information:
Name: Inez Olive
Phone: (206) 480-0051

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. Request a hiring pack and a Job Referral form be sent to you from the Financial Aid Office by emailing
  2. Contact the employer for the job you are interested in and set up an interview.
  3. Fill out the student portion of the Job Referral form and the Employment Form for Hourly/Student Employees and email it to the interviewer before 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, submit all required hiring paperwork per the instructions emailed to you in your hiring packet. Submit all filled-out forms to the Financial Aid Office by emailing them to Remember, some of your hiring documents will need to be signed and submitted in person.
  6. Due to the College operating remotely, you will be contacted by the Human Resources Office to set up an appointment to submit required original documents and sign forms in-person.
  7. Create your employee payroll account online at See instructions below on how to create your account.

Please call (206) 546-5880 or email with questions regarding your appointment with an HR staff member.

How to create your employee account online

  1. Go to and scroll down to view job postings
  2. Click on the first hyperlink — *Internal ONLY Application*
  3. Click on the Apply button
  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.
  6. The Human Resources Office will send an email to your Shoreline email account with your PIN number and instructions on how to report your work hours after your payroll account has been set up.

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 need assistance, 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, 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

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