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 2014-15 school year and hiring information are posted below. All work study positions currently pay at the hourly rate of $7.25. Most positions average around 7.5 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 email@example.com. If you have questions regarding the work study payroll process, please contact Sherri Phelps in Administrative Services. Phone: 870-245-5585, Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Job Openings for Fall 2014
Rec Life - Openings for seven referees. Contact Jason Bean @ email@example.com.
Athletic Training – Openings for two athletic training assistants. Contact Terry DeWitt @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
School of Business – Opening for one office assistant (fall semester only). Preference will be given to business students. Contact Anita Black @ email@example.com.
Sports Information – Opening for one sports statistician. Contact Margaret McGraw @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sturgis Supervision – Openings for eight activity facilities supervision assistants. Some evenings and one weekend per month work required. Congract Margaret McGraw @ email@example.com.
Math/Computer Science - Opening for one programming lab assistant. Contact Jeff Sykes @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Football - Openings for three athletic assistants. Contact Todd Knight @ email@example.com.
Men’s Basketball- Opening for one basketball manager to help with practice, game setup, organize travel and supervise equipment. Contact Dennis Nutt @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
School of Fine Arts Music Library - Openings for three music library assistants. Contact Cindy Phillips @ email@example.com.
Accounting - Opening for one clerical assistant. Contact Jeanie Curry @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Business Administration - Opening for one clerical assistant. Contact Marshall Horton @ email@example.com.
Physics - Opening for one clerical assistant and one lab assistant. Lab assistant duties include setup and minor maintenance of lab equipment, some grading, and organizing. Knowledge of physics is not required, but basic math and computer skills is useful in both available positions. Contact Kevin Cornelious @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Services - Opening for two clerical assistants, upper classmen preferably. Contact Cara Deetz @ email@example.com.
Kinesiology and Leisure Studies- Opening for one clerical assistant, Kinesiology and Leisure Studies major or minor preferred. Contact Mike Reynolds @ firstname.lastname@example.org.