Federal Work Study

Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program

This need-based employment program is available summer, fall, winter and spring terms each award year. You must reapply by submitting the FAFSA and demonstrating eligibility each year to receive it.

To be eligible, you must:

  • Submit a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) each year
  • Have unmet need equivalent to the amount of work study offered
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress each term
  • Be enrolled at least half time (6 or more credits) each eligible term

Employment opportunities may be available on campus in The Dalles and Hood River. Students may begin working only after FWS has been offered and accepted. Students may earn up to $1,000 per term with a maximum of $4,000 per award year, depending on terms of attendance and eligibility.   The average work study award per term is $500-$1000.

Steps to Receiving Federal Work-Study

  1. File for Federal Student Aid (through FAFSA process) and accept award. 
  2. Look for position openings below or come check out our new JOB BOARD in Student Services (Building 3)!
  3. Email financialaid@cgcc.edu to confirm your eligiblity for a work study position.
  4. We'll help you choose the right department for you to work in, then you'll interview with that department and get hired!

Federal Work-Study Opportunities

Below is a list of College departments and a brief description of possible tasks required for each work study position. Not all departments will have work-study positions availabile each year or each term.  First, contact the financial aid department at 541-506-6021 or financialaid@cgcc.edu to check on your eligibility for work study; then contact the department hiring supervisor (as noted below) to set up an interview.   It may be helpful to fill out a Work-Study Interest Job Sheet (below) where you can highlight your interests and experience to your prospective supervisor.  

College Departments

Advising:    Position is not currently available.

AVID Program-Hood River County School District:  *NOW HIRING-Remote position*  As an off-campus position, this posting comes with an escalated pay rate.   Work with small groups of students, grades 7-12 under the supervision of a classroom teacher.  AVID is a program that targets potential college students who may be first generation attendees and helps to prepare potential students by teaching study and organizational skills.   Full job description here.  For eligibility information, please email JCHRISTENSEN@CGCC.edu or call 541-506-6029.  

AVID Program-The Dalles High School & Middle School:  *NOW HIRING-Remote position*  As an off-campus position, this posting comes with an escalated pay rate.   Work with small groups of students, grades 7-12 under the supervision of a classroom teacher.  AVID is a program that targets potential college students who may be first generation attendees and helps to prepare potential students by teaching study and organizational skills.   Full job description here.  For eligibility information, please email JCHRISTENSEN@CGCC.edu or call 541-506-6029.   

Bookstore: *Please stand-by for 2020-21 Job Updates*Position assists the Bookstore Manager in retail support position, providing customer service and sales functions in conjunction with shipping and receiving duties.  Great for students seeking careers in retail, sales and customer service.  Full job description here.  Contact Rose Kelly for more information about this position at:  (541) 506-6063.  For eligibility information, please email financialaid@cgcc.edu.

Business Office:   *Please stand-by for 2020-21 Job Updates*Position provides clerical support including spreadsheet management, filing, scanning and some reconciliations.  Great for students seeking careers in business, accounting, billing, auditing, payroll, bookkeeping or finance. Full job description here.  Contact Joyce Zrelak for more information about this position at (541) 506-6057.   For eligibility information, please email financialaid@cgcc.edu.

Child Care Partners:  *Position not currently available* Provides clerical assistance and telephone follow-up.  Great for students seeking careers in child, family and school social work, pre-school and childcare programs.  Full job description here.    Contact Nancey Patten for more information about this position at (541) 506-6130.    For eligibility information, please email financialaid@cgcc.edu.

Chinook Campus Pantry:  Data Entry Clerk position involves transcribing data into a secure information system. Great for students seeking careers in non-profits and data entry.  Full job description here.   Contact Tiffany Prince for more information about this position at (541) 506-6013.  For eligibility information, please email financialaid@cgcc.edu.  

Electro-Mechanical Technology (Em-Tech):  *Please stand-by for 2020-21 Job Updates* Position entails assisting with inventory, repair and setups in the electro-mechanical labs.  Full job description here.  Contact Jim Pytel for more information about this position at (541) 506-7157.  For eligibility information, please email financialaid@cgcc.edu.

Facilities*Please stand-by for 2020-21 Job Updates*Position will entail assisting the custodial, maintenance and/or grounds crews with their daily tasks, projects or event preparations.  2-3 positions available.  Great for students seeking careers in hospitality, housekeeping, janitorial, custodial or groundskeeping services.   Full job description here.  For information about this position, please contact Amanda Bernal at (541) 506-6096.  For eligibility information, please email financialaid@cgcc.edu.

Information Technologies Services (IT):  *Please stand-by for 2020-21 Job Updates* Assist with day-to-day tasks of the IT department, including organization, inventory, security and software updating, troubleshooting and help ticket assignments.   Great for students seeking careers in information security, computer programming, computer systems and software development.  Full job description here.  Contact Aaron Churchwell for more information about this position at (541) 506-6095.   For eligibility information, please email financialaid@cgcc.edu.

Instructional Services:    *Please stand-by for 2020-21 Job Updates*Position involves providing clerical support to the department and assisting with other projects as needed.   Full job description here.  Contact Jonathan Neptune for more information about this position at (541) 506-6031.  For eligibility information, please email financialaid@cgcc.edu.

Library *Please stand-by for 2020-21 Job Updates* Performs basic clerical duties, keyboarding and database searching, assists patrons at the Service Desk.   Great for students seeking careers in library science, archival studies, records, historical interpretation, research, audio-visual and multimedia collections.  Full job description here.  Contact Dylan McManus for more information about this position at (541) 506-6087.  For eligibility information, please email financialaid@cgcc.edu.

Marketing Department:    *Please stand-by for 2020-21 Job Updates* Great for students seeking careers in marketing, research analysis, advertising and social media.  Full job description here. Contact Jessica Griffin-Conner for more information about this position at (541) 506-6039.   For eligibility information, please email financialaid@cgcc.edu.

Nursing Department:  *Please stand-by for 2020-21 Job Updates* Assists with projects and routine duties in the Nursing and Health Occupations office and simulation labs.  Great for students seeking careers in nursing, medical and health services.   Full job description here.   Contact Angela Jones for more information about this position at (541) 506-6141.   For eligibility information, please email financialaid@cgcc.edu.

Pre College:   *Please stand-by for 2020-21 Job Updates* Position includes greeting students and visitors, data entry and other administrative skills.  Great for students seeking careers in adult basic education, literacy training, tutoring, education and counseling.   Full job description here.  Contact Teresa Cummings for more information about this position at (541) 506-6041.   For eligibility information, please email financialaid@cgcc.edu.

President's Office:  *Please stand-by for 2020-21 Job Updates* Position involves daily and short term projects including basic office duties, internet research and other assignments.    Great for students seeking careers in executive administration or administrative support.   Full job description here.    For job information, please contact Margaret Myers at (541) 506-6101.  For eligibility information, please email financialaid@cgcc.edu.

Resource Development/CGCC Foundation (Hood River Campus):  *Please stand-by for 2020-21 Job Updates* Duties involve marketing Columbia Gorge Community College Foundation’s scholarship program and fund-raising events.  Great for students seeking careers in public relations, sales, fundraising and event-planning.  Full job description here.   Contact Stephanie Hoppe for more information about this position at (541) 506-6113.    For eligibility information, please email financialaid@cgcc.edu.

Small Business Development Center  Position is not currently available. 

Student Life Center:    *Please stand-by for 2020-21 Job Updates*  Assisting Student Leadership and Student Life Advisor with various projects, filing, data entry and other duties.  Great for students seeking careers in residence life coordination, advising, community and social service specialists.  Full job description here.   For eligibility information, please email financialaid@cgcc.edu.

Student Outreach and Recruitment:    *Please stand-by for 2020-21 Job Updates* Assisting the SOAR team with various tasks, general office duties, mailing and other assignments.   Great for students seeking careers in community service, non-profit management, promotions and recruitment.  Full job description here.   For eligibility information, please email financialaid@cgcc.edu.

Student Services*Please stand-by for 2020-21 Job Updates* Position involves clerical support work, including but not limited to, greeting and assisting students in person and over the phone.  Great for students seeking careers in education administration, advising, administrative support and customer service.  Full job description here.    Contact Mary Martin for more information about this position at (541) 506-6025.   For eligibility information, please email financialaid@cgcc.edu.

The Hook Cafe:  *Please stand-by for 2020-21 Job Updates* Position includes food preparation, catering, customer service, cash handling and food development.  Great for students interested in culinary or hospitality careers.  Full job description here.  Contact Tammy Huffman for more information about this position at (541) 506-6196.  For eligibility information, please email financialaid@cgcc.edu.  

Virtual Tutoring Services - Tutor:  *NOW AVAILABLE* Position includes providing individual or group assistance in a virtual learning environment, answering student questions related to course content, resolving technical or connectivity issues using Zoom and maintaining required records.  Students must have proficiency in one or more of these academic subjects:  Math, Writing, Reading, Science or business.  Full job description here.  Contact Tiffany Prince for more information about this position at tprince@cgcc.edu.  For eligibility information, please email financialaid@cgcc.edu.  

Virtual Tutoring Services- Administrative Assistant: *NOW AVAILABLE* Position will assist in the coordination of tutorial services for the college.  Duties involve scheduling virtual tutors, assisting with tutor tracking software and operating Zoom.  Full job description here.  Contact Tiffany Prince for more information about this position at tprince@cgcc.edu.  For eligibility information, please email financialaid@cgcc.edu.  

Writing Literature & Foreign Languages Department - Virtual Writing Desk Tutor:  *NOW AVAILABLE*  Position entails assisting other students with developing basic writing skills in support of the Writing Lab.  Full job description here.  Contact Leigh Hancock for more information about this position at lhancock@cgcc.edu.  For eligibility information, please email financialaid@cgcc.edu.

For more information about the Columbia Gorge Community College Federal Work Study program, please contact the FWS manager, Jennifer Christensen at jchristensen@cgcc.edu

Columbia Gorge Community College is an equal opportunity educator and employer.  All career recommendations sourced from O*NET Online.  For disability resources, please contact Shayna Dahl at sdahl@cgcc.edu or call 541-506-6046.

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