Finding an On-Campus Job

This page provides resources for finding and applying for student work opportunities at Reed. 

If you would like help finding an on-campus job opportunity or navigating on-campus work, make an appointment with Kate Walford, the Student Work Coordinator (see link to the right). 

You can also contact Kate in any of the following ways:

  • Stop by the Financial Aid Office in Eliot 202
  • Email
  • Come to Student Work Office Hours in the Student Center/Multicultural Resource Center Tuesdays 11:30am-1:30pm

Find On-Campus Student Positions

Find open positions on Handshake

Handshake is 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. Incoming students will recieve an email to their email address over the summer providing access to their Handshake account. 

If you'd like to recieve emails when new on-campus jobs are posted, "follow" Reed College Student Work on Handshake:  

Screenshot of the Reed College Student Work page on Handshake with the "follow" button on the right is selected.

SEEDS - Students for Education, Equity, and Direct Service

If you have Federal Work-Study as a part of your financial aid package, you are eligible to apply for off-camous positions with SEEDS. This program allows motivated students to work in Portland nonprofits, public schools and public agencies and earn $14/hour as one way to earn their federal work-study. Find out more about the SEEDS off-campus Federal Work-Study program!

Peer Leadership Positions

Peer leaders are an invaluable resource and help shape a meaningful and impactful experience for Reed students. Check out the peer leadership opportunities offered through Student Life, as well as resources for students applying to these opportunities and a timeline of hiring for these positions. 

Applying and Getting Hired

Ready to apply for a position?

The Center for Life Beyond Reed offers help with job applications. They can assist you with cover letters, resumes, and even mock interviews! Check out the CLBR Drop-In hours on their webpage.

What do I do once I’ve been hired?

Congratulations! If you have not already, you must fill out hiring paperwork in the Business Office before you begin working. See Student Payroll Services for more information on what you’ll need to fill out and bring with you. 


If, because of a disability, you need accommodation during any part of the employment process, please contact the Student Work Coordinator at or 503-517-4847.