University of Vermont

L/L Work-Study Application Information (Spring Semester)

Living/Learning Center Director's Office
Work-Study Job Application Information
Fall Semester 2015

If you worked for us last year:

Whenever possible, we give priority to students who worked for us last year for re-hire into the same work-study job. This minimizes the amount of training that we must provide.  In order to be eligible for re-hire, you must have satisfactorily performed your job responsibilities last year.  If you wish to work for us again this semester, you still need to submit an application and availability form so that we know when you are available to work. The deadline for submitting the on-line application and scheduling form is Wednesday, September 9 at 12:00 Noon. However, we will begin reviewing applications upon receipt, so we encourage you to submit your application and availability schedule form as soon as possible. If you do not submit the application/scheduling form by the deadline, we will assume that you do not wish to work for us again this semester. 

If you are applying to work with us for the first time:

Thank you for your interest in a work-study job with the Living/Learning Center Director's Office. Each semester we employ more than 40 students in a variety of jobs throughout the Center. Work-study students play a critical role in the operation of our facility.

You can find a list of the various jobs that we offer here:

An application and scheduling form is available online. The deadline for submitting an application is Wednesday, September 9 at 12:00 Noon!  However, we review applications on a rolling basis, so don't wait until the deadline to apply. In order to apply for a job, you must have been awarded financial aid in the form of a Federal Work-Study Award. Regrettably, we are not able to offer jobs to students who don't have work-study funding. You also need to know when you are available to work. NOTE:  Applications submitted during the summer months will be received by our office but not reviewed by supervisors until mid-August.

When we receive your application, it will be forwarded to the supervisor of the job you listed as your first choice. That supervisor will review your schedule of available times to see if you can work during hours where coverage is needed. If not, your application will then be forwarded to the supervisor of your second-choice job. This process repeats until your application has been reviewed by the supervisors of all of the jobs you have applied to. As you can see, the more jobs that you preferenced on your application - and the more hours that you listed as available to work on the schedule form - the better your chances of employment will be.We do our best to make all hiring decisions by Friday, September 11 at 4:30 p.m.

Here are some tips that will improve your chances of getting a job:

  • Turn in your application early! We review applications on an ongoing basis as they are received. Please Note: During the Fall semester, our first priority is to rehire all work-study students who worked for us last semester. This minimizes the amount of training that we have to provide.
  • Rank all of the jobs you are willing to work. The more jobs that you select, the better your chances will be. Please be sure to indicate your preference for each job by marking them 1, 2, 3, 4, etc.
  • List all of the times you are available to work on the availability schedule. The more hours that you are available, the better your chances of getting a job. Historically, it has been difficult for us to find coverage for shifts on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. If you are available at those times, please let us know. Note that some jobs require mandatory rotating weekend shifts! If you are hired for one of those jobs, you will be expected to work weekends on a rotating basis.
  • Tell us about your skills. If you have special skills that apply to a particular job, consider sending the supervisor of that job an e-mail describing those skills. Contact information for supervisors can be found on the mail L/L work-study page:
  • If your work availability schedule changes, please stop by the L/L Director's Office immediately to complete an updated schedule!

If You are Offered a Job:

After you submit your application you may be contacted by a work-study supervisor to confirm your availability and/or to set up an interview. Please be sure to return all e-mails or phone calls promptly! We generally try to notify you by e-mail and/or telephone as soon as we place you on a schedule. We strongly encourage you to check your e-mail and voicemail at least twice each day until you hear from us. If offered a job, please confirm your acceptance of the offer promptly.

Applications that are received after the posted deadline may not be reviewed until after all "on time" applications have been processed.

Once you confirm that you would like to accept our job offer, we will send you an e-mail with detailed instructions about taking care of all required employment paperwork. You cannot begin working until all paperwork is completed, so please follow those instructions carefully.



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