Resources for Supervisors of Student Workers

Is there a resource you’d like to see on this page for student supervisors? Email Kate Walford with ideas and feedback.  

Recruiting and Hiring Student Workers


Posting positions on Handshake

Supervisors are encouraged post student work opportunities in Handshake. You have the option to have students submit application materials directly through Handshake, or you can link to an outside application. Click on the job posting guide in the resources above for guidance on how to post a student work job at Reed. Need help with Handshake? Contact Kate Walford

If you need access to Handshake to post positions, please follow this link to set up employer access.

Hiring temporary/short term student workers

Offices often hire students on a short term basis or for a specific project or event. See tips for hiring temporary or short-term student workers for more information.  

Hiring students with work-study

Students at Reed may have work-study as a part of their financial aid package. Follow this link for more information about work-study and prioritizing students with work-study when hiring: Work-study information for student supervisors. 

Hiring students in HireEm 

Once you have selected student(s) to hire, supervisors use HireEm (located in IRIS) to add the student as a hire. For more information on HireEm, see Student Payroll Services  

Hiring international students

International students are eligible to work in on-campus student positions at Reed. After obtaining an offer of employment, international students must apply for a social security number in order to be paid for work on campus. See the process for hiring international students for more information. 


Supervising Student Workers

Timesheets and pay

For information on approving students worker timesheets through GPS, see Student Payroll Services. Questions about student payroll should be directed to Dawn Derry at

Disability-related accommodations for student workers

Students seeking information about accommodations related to a disability for on-campus student work positions should contact Kate Walford to set up a meeting. Please note that disability-related accommodations for on-campus work are separate from academic or housing accommodations through Disability & Accessibility Resources.


Fall 2019 Student Supervisor Trainings

The following trainings for staff and faculty who work with student workers are offered in Fall 2019:

Culturally Responsive Supervision - RSVP Here 
Facilitated by Ruby Joy White, Director of the Multicultural Resource Center, and Jessika Chi, Assistant Dean for Institutional Diversity 
October 22nd, 10am-11:30am
Effective Interviewing: Reducing Bias in the Interview Process - RSVP Here
Facilitated by Hayden Todd, Career and Fellowships Advisor, Center for Life Beyond Reed
November 19th, 10:30am-12pm
Supporting Student Worker Academic Success - RSVP Here
Facilitated by Julie Maxfield, Associate Dean, Academic Life 
December 16th, 1:30pm-3pm 


Student Work Supervisors Newsletters 

March 2019 

May 2019 

July 2019

September 2019

November 2019


Contact Us

Kate Walford
Student Work Coordinator

8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Eliot 202

Student Work Office Hours:
Tuesdays 11:30am-1:30pm
Student Center/MRC Living Room


Student Worker Handbook (PDF)