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Student lifeguard

Earn a paycheck while preparing
for your career.

Whether you work five hours a week or 20, it can make a big difference in helping pay for your education — not to mention enrich your studies. National research shows that students who work part-time while in college perform better academically.

All University of Dayton students, regardless of financial need, may apply for University-funded employment opportunities on campus. Positions are available in many on-campus departments, and hourly wage is based on experience and job description.

Federal work study is awarded to undergraduates who demonstrate financial need and have FAFSA results on file by May 1. Positions are available in many on-campus departments, and hourly wage is based on experience and job description.

All student employees are encouraged to read the University's Student Employee Handbook (.pdf) which contains valuable information regarding the policies and procedures involving campus employment.

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Browse for jobs in your PJs.
Just don't come to work wearing them.

All student employment openings are posted on the University's Employment Opportunities website.

To search for Student Employment positions, click 'Search Jobs'.  You can then filter your results to Student Employment opportunities only by changing the Posting Category to 'Student' and then 'Search'.  Select 'View Details' to see more information about the positions returned in your search.

When you locate positions that interest you, apply using the following instructions:

  • New Users: Click the 'Create Account' link and complete the necessary fields.
  • Returning Users: Click the 'Login' link and enter your username and password. This enables you to do several things (a) apply to new jobs using the demographic information that you created on your initial account (b) review the status of positions to which you have applied (c) bookmark jobs of interest to you and (d) edit Account Settings.

Positions listed as 'OFF CAMPUS – FWSCS' are off-campus, community service oriented jobs and are restricted to students with federal work study. These students are responsible for finding their own transportation to their job.

NOTE: Any student applications created prior to January 21, 2013 are no longer available for use due to the upgrade to our new Employment system.  All applicants will need to create a new user account after this date.

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Answers to who, what and when.
Where and why are up to you.

To be eligible for student employment at the University of Dayton, you must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at the University or be enrolled as part of an exchange program with the University of Dayton. Transient students are not eligible for University of Dayton student employment.

Due to the limited number of positions available, students are limited to holding one campus job at a time.

Student employees are limited to working no more than 20 hours per week during periods they are enrolled in classes. This includes vacation periods when the student is taking classes (e.g. summer term). Student employees may work up to 40 hours per week during vacation periods (e.g. summer and Christmas break), as long as they are not enrolled in classes.

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Dotting the I's. Crossing the T's.

Before you begin work, you'll need to complete forms to confirm your employment eligibility and ensure federal and state of Ohio taxes are being taxed.

Domestic and international students have slightly different documentation requirements. Please view and complete the required forms appropriate for your citizenship type.

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Your hard work. Deposited directly into your bank account.

A couple of hours a day can go a long way toward helping pay for your education, and it can put some spending money in your pocket, too.

Salary for student positions is based on experience and the job description. All student employees will earn at least the state's minimum wage rate, and there are two pay periods per month. These earnings are not automatically applied to your student account, and you can determine how to best use these funds to pay for your educational expenses.

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Hiring Students 101.

The University of Dayton is committed to employing students — and making the hiring process as simple as possible for supervisors like you.

The hiring process begins when you post an available position through the student employment office. Once your position has been reviewed and approved, you will be able to review student applications online. Before your chosen student(s) can begin work, they must complete required paperwork.

You will find the steps for posting positions and hiring students in the following documents:

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Relax. We're here to help.

Although we've provided you with a lot of information, chances are you still have questions. And we'd be happy to answer those for you!

Location: Flyers First Office, St. Mary's Hall, Room 411
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Assistance is provided on a walk-in basis.
Phone: 800-259-8864 or 937-229-3249
Fax: 937-229-4338