Welcome to Student Work at Reed!

Incoming students will receive detailed information about student work through orientation this summer. Basic information and answers to frequently asked questions are available below.

What kind of on-campus jobs do students work in?

Almost every office and program on campus hires student workers! There are a wide variety of jobs that students work in at Reed. Students work in the library, the fitness center, the canyon, as tutors, mentors, event coordinators, office assistants, and so many other positions on campus. For more detailed examples of types positions on campus, check out this student work job catalog. 

Eligible students can also apply for off-campus Federal Work-Study (FWS) positions, which allow students to earn their FWS wages while working in non-profit organizations and public agencies in the Portland area.

Steps to finding an on-campus job

Now: Check to see if you have work-study and what type.  Students with financial aid may have Federal Work-Study or Reed Work-Study as a part of their financial aid package. All students are eligible to work on campus, however priority for positions is given to students with either type of work-study. To see if you have work-study, follow these instructions:

Log in to Banner Self-Service → Personal Info → Financial Aid tab → Award → Award for Aid Year → Award Overview tab → [select academic year]

June - July: Get your resume ready. The Center for Life Beyond Reed offers assistance with resumes, cover letters, and interviewing. Getting your resume ready now is a great way to be prepared to apply to jobs!

Beginning in August: Explore positions on Handshake, Reed’s job board for both on-campus and off-campus positions. Select “On Campus” just below the search bar to view open on-campus positions at Reed. Jobs for the upcoming school year are generally posted beginning in August. *If you are an incoming student with work-study, you will also receive an email about applying to the on-campus work-study job pool.

After arriving on campus: Fill out hiring paperwork and bring acceptable identification. You must complete I9 and W4 forms before you begin working. When you are hired, you will recieve an email from the payroll office with instructions for how to complete and submit hiring paperwork electronically. If you have questions about hiring paperwork, please reach out to Dawn Derry at derryd@reed.edu. 

Once you are hired: Start working and get paid! Student workers are paid bi-weekly on Fridays via direct deposit or check. Student pay rates start at $14.75 per hour as of July 1, 2022. 

If at any point you have questions or need assistance, reach out to the student work coordinator via the contact information on the right.