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On-Campus Student Employment 

If you are a JCC Student seeking On-Campus Student Employment, our Career Planning and Job Placement Department can help you navigate the process and prepare you for success! We encourage you to use our Services and this informative webpage to support your campus job search! If you have questions, contact Career Planning and Job Placement at 315-786-2288.

The primary goal of the JCC On-Campus Student Employment Program is to provide financial assistance to students to pay their college expenses.  The secondary goal is to provide a meaningful job experience, and thirdly, assist in the operation of our campus employment opportunities.

If you are applying for on-campus employment, it is very important that you read through the entire process before applying for a position. There are documents that are needed for employment and you will need to be prepared before applying.

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Types of On-Campus Student Employment

Jefferson Community College’s On-Campus Student Employment Program includes Federal Work Study and JCC Student Aid.  The difference between the two programs is the source from which the funding is available.  The Federal Work Study Program funds are provided by the Federal Government, and Student Aid funds are provided by the JCC College budget.  Guidelines differ between the two programs.


Eligibility Requirements for the Federal Work Study Program – Students Must:

1. Be a U.S. citizen or in the U.S. for other than a temporary purpose with the intention of becoming a permanent resident.

2. Be Matriculated and currently enrolled for a minimum of 6 credit hours.

3. Display financial need as determined by the Financial Services Office.

4. Apply for Federal aid by completing the “Free Application for Federal Student Aid” (FAFSA).


Eligibility Requirements for the Student Aid Program – Students Must:

1. Be U.S. citizen or possess authorization to work in the U.S. (for example: international students in valid F-1 status are allowed to work on campus part-time while enrolled).

2. Be Matriculated and currently enrolled.


Most on-campus jobs average between 10 to 15 hours per week.  When you interview, ask the Department Supervisor about an anticipated work schedule.  You will be paid every two weeks either via direct deposit or a paycheck provided through JCC’s Payroll Department, for the number of hours you worked.

Am I Eligible for Work Study?

As stated above, you must be eligible to work in a Work Study position. As a reminder, most everyone is eligible for Student Aid positions. Additionally, when completing your FAFSA, you need to have indicated that you are interested in Work Study. If you did not indicate that you are interested in Work Study, your eligibility will not show up on your award letter. This does not mean you aren’t eligible, it means that you will need to contact Enrollment Services in the Jules Center to inquire if you are eligible.


If you indicated that you are interested in Work Study, follow these steps to see if you are eligible:

  1. Log onto the JCC website (
  2. Click on My JCC at the top of the page.
  3. Follow the Log-in Instructions.
  4. Current Students – click on Quick Links ** New Students – Scroll down to the Financial Aid Section.
  5. Click on “Display SUNY Award Letter”.
  6. Click on “Select Aid Year” and select 2017-2018.

View your award letter for the Work Study amount that you have been awarded for the 2017-2018 financial aid year.

Job Descriptions

To look at position availability and their respective job descriptions, please visit Filter your search for On-Campus Work Study or On-Campus Student Aid. Read each description carefully to ensure you meet the qualifications to work in those positions. Make note of which position you would like to apply for.


Job descriptions will remain available to look at throughout the semester, even if the position is filled. You may still apply for that position and the Supervisor may keep your application on file if a position opens throughout the semester.

Student Employment Readiness Checklist

Please use this checklist to progress through the Student Employment Process. The closer you follow this checklist, hopefully, the sooner you can start working on campus!

  1. Review job descriptions on CANNONLink.
  2. Complete the Student Employment Application.
  3. Watch your email or phone for a call from a Campus Supervisor for an interview.
  4. Complete your interview with the Campus Supervisor and then hear from the Supervisor that you have been hired.
  5. If you are hired for a Federal Work Study position, your supervisor will instruct you to complete an additional form in Enrollment Services prior to your appointment with Human Resources.
  6. Schedule your orientation appointment with Human Resources, then watch for an email from Human Resources with documents that you will need to complete before you can start working.  Make sure to read all directions carefully!
  7. You will need to bring your completed forms with you to the orientation appointment.  The faster and more efficient you are with this process, the faster you can start working on campus.
  8. Watch your email for notification that you can start working!  This notification will come from your Campus Supervisor. 

It is very important to keep an eye on your email or phone throughout this process! The Campus Supervisor, Financial Aid or Human Resources may need to reach you for additional information through the hiring process.

How do I Apply to Work On-Campus?

1. Research the available positions with their respective job descriptions online at When you are searching for open positions, filter the positions for the On-Campus Work Study and Student Aid only positions. Read through the descriptions and make note of the positions that suit you the best.


Please note: If you haven’t registered already, you will want to complete your free registration to set up your account with CANNONLink.


2. Next, complete the Student Employment Application. Ensure your application is as complete as possible. When you submit your completed application, it will be sent to the Supervisors in the departments that you are interested in. If the Supervisor is interested in hiring you, they will contact you for an interview.


3. After you have applied and interviewed for a position with a Supervisor, please follow the Student Employment Readiness Checklist below. This will ensure that the hiring process will move smoothly and you will be able to start working sooner.

Student Employment Application

To apply to work on-campus through Work Study or Student Aid, please complete the Student Employment Application.


Once your application is complete, it will be sent to the Supervisors in the departments which you were interested in working. The Supervisors will call you for an interview if they are interested in hiring you. Make sure the contact information you provided on your application is accurate and current so the Supervisors can reach you.


Please note: Some positions will have supplemental applications. If you are applying for a position that has a supplemental application, please make sure to fill out that supplemental application and follow the directions completely.


The following positions have supplemental applications: (These positions will have links or PDF’s of the additional application).

  • Resident Assistant
  • Student Government
  • C.O.R.E. (Campus Orientation and Retention Educators)
  • Student Ambassadors
Student Employment FAQ’s
  • How many student employment positions can I hold?
    • JCC Students can hold no more than two student employment positions each semester. If you are a Resident Assistant, your second position must be approved by the Dean of Students.
  • What do I need to bring for Human Resources paperwork?
    • For most of your Human Resources paperwork, you will need to bring all proper forms of identification, beneficiary information (if you are signing up for retirement), banking routing and account number for direct deposit. For proper forms of identification, you can visit
  • What happens after I submit the online application?
    • After you submit the online Student Employment Application, your information will be sent to the Campus Supervisors in the departments in which you deemed you would like to work. The Campus Supervisors will then sort through the applications and contact you to schedule an interview.
    • If you applied for a position that requires a supplemental application, please make sure to fill that application out as well and return it to the appropriate department.
  • Can I apply for positions before the semester starts?
    • Absolutely! Get started early!
  • Can I apply for positions after the semester has started?
    • You certainly can apply for positions throughout the semester. There are no guarantees that positions will be available. Some Campus Supervisors do keep applications on file in case they do have openings throughout the semester, but that is dependent upon the department.
  • What if I can’t find a job on campus?
    • If you are having a hard time finding a job on campus, or all the positions are full, please visit CANNONLink and search for local positions in Watertown. There are many local businesses who are interested in hiring JCC Students throughout the semesters. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Career Planning and Job Placement Department.


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Student Employment Contact Information

Career Planning and Job Placement Department
John W. Deans Collaborative Learning Center - Building 15, First Floor
Telephone: 315-786-2288 (1-888-435-6522)
Fax: 315-786-6574

Hours of Operation
Mon.-Fri., 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Summer: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM)

Director of Career Planning and Job Placement
Michele Gefell,

Career Advisor
Samantha Park,

Financial Aid Department
Robyn Rhyner,

Human Resources Department
Shayne Edmonds,