OBU Student Employment Program for Academic Year (September through May)
Welcome to the OBU student employment web site. This site is intended to assist in locating employment positions for students who have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have received an award notice from Student Financial Services indicating eligibility for the federal work study program. If you would like to be considered for the work program, but have not yet completed the FAFSA to determine eligibility, you may do so online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Please do not contact a department about an open position until you have first completed the FAFSA and been notified of your eligibility for the work program.
First priority will be given to those students who are eligible for the federal work-study program. There are a limited number of jobs available and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Employment is not guaranteed. Students not eligible for federal work-study may apply for any remaining positions AFTER the beginning of the school year. It is the student’s responsibility to contact an office or department to secure a work-study position. We suggest that you only contact one department at a time; however, if you do not receive a reply from the supervisor you contact, please make your Admissions Counselor aware of this.
Job openings for the 2018-19 school year and hiring information are posted below. All work study positions currently pay at the hourly rate of $9.25, effective January 1, 2019. Most positions average around 6.5 hours per week. (Hourly exceptions will be listed in the job openings.)
Once you have been requested to work, a written request by the office or department hiring you will be submitted to Administrative Services.
More information will be sent to assigned work-study students in the summer providing instructions on the paperwork that will need to be completed before work may begin.
Work Study Guidelines, Forms, and Additional Information
Payroll dates for the upcoming year, employment forms and other pertinent information related to the work study process can be found at: http://home.obu.edu/hr/personnel-policies/work-study/.
For more information about work study eligibility at Ouachita, please contact Karen Matros at 870-245-5573 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions regarding the work study payroll process, please contact Sherri Phelps in Administrative Services. Phone: 870-245-5585, Email email@example.com.
Work Study Opportunities
Student Development – Opening for one (1) office assistant, averaging 30 hours per week. Contact Vickie Davis @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall 2019 & Spring 2020
Sociology – Opening for one (1) office assistant. Contact Elizabeth Kelly @ email@example.com.
Chemistry – Opening for one (1) lab assistant. Contact Joe Bradshaw @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Career and Calling – Opening for two (2) office assistants. Contact Rachel Roberts @ email@example.com.
Jones Performing Arts Center – Opening for three (3) stage hands. Contact Cynthia Booker @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rec Life – Opening for nine (9) referees. Contact Collin Battaglia @ email@example.com. Interested persons may also complete the Rec Life application found at https://obu.edu/reclife/intramurals/ref-app/ .
Rec Life -Opening for one (1) climbing wall supervisor. Contact Shane Seaton @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Athletic Training – Opening for two (2) athletic training assistants. Contact Kyle Bowles @ email@example.com.
Student Development – Opening for one (1) office assistant. Contact Vickie Davis @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Department of Communications – Opening for three (3) photographers. Must have photography experience. Opening for seven (7) writers. Must be Communications and Media major or minor. Contact Deborah Root @ email@example.com.
Academic Success Center – Opening for one (1) office assistant. Contact Nicole Porchia @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
I. T. Services – Opening for two (2) office/computer assistants. Contact Bill Phelps @ email@example.com.
Sports Information – Opening for one (1) sports statistician. Contact Nick Bushart @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Business Administration – Opening for one (1) office assistant. Contact Marshall Horton @ email@example.com.
Accounting – Opening for one (1) office assistant. Contact Jeanie Curry @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Academic Affairs – Opening for two (2) office assistants. Contact Missy Lewis @ email@example.com.
Theatre Arts – Opening for two (2) box office guest services representatives. Contact Eric Phillips @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Political Science – Opening for one (1) office assistant. Contact Doug Reed @ email@example.com.