Finding an On-Campus Job

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

Incoming students: Check out the new students page!

If you would like help finding an on-campus job opportunity or navigating on-campus work, contact the Student Work Coordinator via email, phone, or making an appointment via the contact information on the right. 

Handshake: Reed's Job Board!

Handshake is Reed’s job board for both on-campus and off-campus positions. Incoming students will recieve an email to their email address over the summer providing access to their Handshake account. If you need help navigating Handshake for student work, reach out to the Student Work Coordinator using the contact info above. For more detailed examples of types positions on campus, check out the student work job catalog. 

To search for on-campus positions, select the  “On Campus” filter just below the search bar. You will also find direct links to different types of student positons below!

Types of On-Campus Positions:

On-Campus Student Work Positions 

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. 

Open on-campus student job opportunities are posted to Reed College Student Work on Handshake. 

Reed Student Senate Appointments 

The Appointments Committee appoints students to a variety of committees and positions on campus. Serving on a committee is a good way to get involved on campus and learn how the college works. Appointments opportunities open on a weekly basis and are advertised through Handshake as well as the Student Body Info newsletter. Numerous positions are available each semester. Students are encouraged to apply to appointed positions throughout the semester, and to re-apply to positions if not initially successful.

Open opportunities are posted to Reed Student Senate Appointments on Handshake. 

Off-Campus Federal Work-Study Positions

If you have Federal Work-Study as a part of your financial aid package, you are eligible to apply for off-campus Federal Work-Study 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 this program on the SEEDS website!

Open off-campus Federal Work-Study positions are posted to SEEDS Off-Campus Federal Work-Study on Handshake.

Applying and Getting Hired

Want to get notifications when new jobs are posted?

On the main page for any employer (Reed College Student Work, Off-Campus Federal Work-Study, or Appointments Committee), you can select the "follow" button on the right to be notified by email whenever a new position is posted: 

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

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.