Begin by downloading the Federal Work-Study (FWS) Job Description Form. Review the instructions and complete the form in full. Return the FWS Job Description form CWSP Coordinator via email.
During the academic-year employment term, students’ work hours should be limited to 15–20 hours/week. We suggest not expecting more than 10 hours a week. During breaks, with their supervisor’s approval, and during the summer, students may work full-time if not taking classes.
In accordance with Federal Work-Study Guidelines, the following must be considered and taken into effect when establishing wage rates:
The skills needed to perform the job;
How much persons with those skills are paid in the local area for doing the same type of job;
Rates the school would normally pay similar non-FWS employees;
Any applicable federal, state, or local laws that require a specific wage rate.
It is not acceptable to base the wage rate on the student’s need or any other factor not related to the student’s skills or job description.
How to Post a Job
Before a job description is posted, there will be an approval process to ensure eligibility. The Einhorn Center and Cornell University may limit or restrict tasks based on agencies insurance liability coverage.
Once approved, the jobs are listed in Workday Student Postings. Postings are cross-posted on the Einhorn Center’s CWSP webpage.
Jobs are typically posted within five business days of their arrival and are posted until mid-semester for each fall, spring and summer term.