How to Get Started
- Determine your budget needs for the year. This includes not only the academic year, but also Intersession, the summer, and L&T.
- Quantify in hours per week how much time it will take the average student to accomplish the responsibilities you will be assigning him or her.
- When you have determined the nature of the work, job description, and the time needed to accomplish it, multiply the number of hours per week by $4.35 (60% of minimum wage), assuming that the student you hire qualifies for work-study funding. This product will then need to be multiplied by the number of weeks you want the student to work for you. This total will give you what you need to have in your budget line in order to cover the cost of paying the student.
- In order to determine if the student you are hiring has qualified for federal work-study funding as well as the maximum amount they can earn in a given academic year, contact us at the Student Employment Office at ext. 7469. Remember that for any student who does not qualify for work-study funding, the College and YOUR budget will incur the full cost per hour ($7.25) of this student's hourly wage, instead of $4.35. You also need to figure into your calculations that work-study funds are not available during the summer months, including during the Language and Thinking Program. In addition, the summer wage maybe more than minimum wage—so you'll need to take these factors into account when coming up with the total amount.
The minimum wage in New York State will increase as follows:
Note: Departmental responsibility is 60% of wages
- $8.00 per hour effective January 1, 2014
- $8.75 per hour effective January 1, 2015
- $9.00 per hour effective January 1, 2016
Advertising Available Positions
Assuming there are funds available in your budget line, the next step is to advertise the opening.
To reduce paper waste, we require you to submit your form online. You may always print a copy for your records prior to submitting it, if necessary.
Faculty and staff members should advertise any available positions with the Student Employment Office. This assists us in several ways, providing us with an accurate idea of the number of campus positions as well as providing the students with a wide variety of employment options.