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Student Employee Program

What is the Student Employee Program?

The Student Employee Office is dedicated to meeting the needs of the university as well as the needs of the students. Our students play an integral part in many university departments. In return for this service, student employees are given the opportunity to expand their knowledge base and build new skills. Currently, the student employee program employs about 1,000 students across two campuses.

What do student employees do?

The Student Employee Office offers Lindenwood students meaningful work experiences through a variety of positions across the Saint Charles and Belleville campuses. Being a student employee is a great way to gain valuable work experience to be successful after graduation and to offset college expenses.

What are the requirements to be a student employee?

  1. Students must be “unconditionally” admitted to the university.
  2. Students must be actively enrolled in classes.
  3. Students must be in good standing with the university:
    • Any student placed on academic probation or social probation does not qualify to participate in the program. The student may reapply to the program once the probation is removed.
    • Students must be in good financial standing with the university, and maintain their Lindenwood business account throughout their employment as a student employee.

What type of positions are available?

Full-Time Positions:

There are several full-time positions available to both undergraduate and graduate students. These are noted under the status section of the job posting. Full-time positions are 40 hours per week. All full-time positions are provided employer-paid health insurance as well as paid time off.

Part-Time Positions:

A majority of the positions offered in the student employee program are part-time: between 15 and 20 hours per week.

Federal Work Study Positions:

Students who demonstrate a financial need after completing their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) have the option to participate in the Federal Work Study Program. Lindenwood University - Belleville's Office of Financial Aid notifies students of their eligibility based on the completion of the FASFA and the admit status of the student. All federal work study positions are part-time and applicable to both undergraduate and graduate students.

Calendar cycle dates:

All positions are based on the calendar cycle below which is aligned to the academic calendar. Students can begin work on or after the beginning date and work until the end date. Only 52-week positions work throughout the year.

Number of Weeks Calendar Cycle
36 August 15 - May 15
40 August 1 - May 31
52 July 1 - June 30

How do I get a student employee position?

What happens after I apply?

Once an application is submitted, the hiring manager for a position will review each application and contact the best qualified applicants over the phone or through email for a possible interview or for a job offer. Once the hiring manager sends a hire form to the Human Resources Department, the applicant will receive an email regarding the on-boarding process as well as information about a mandatory orientation date for the applicant to attend prior to starting his or her position.

What if I am an international student?

As an international student on an F-1 visa, you are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week on campus. In order to start working, you will need to apply for a U.S social security number. Once you get hired into an on-campus position, you will need to visit the Office of International Admissions to start the process of applying for a social security number. The process takes between 2 to 4 weeks. Please note that you cannot start working until you have a U.S social security number.

Federal Work Study

The Federal Work Study positions are for undergraduate students who work 10 hours per week for 36 weeks. Federal Work Study students apply for FAFSA through the Financial Aid Office and receive an EFC (Expected Family Contribution) number. If the number is low enough, as determined by the federal guidelines, the student qualifies for the Federal Work Study Program. A qualification for the Program is not a guarantee of placement within the Federal Work Study Program.

To qualify for the program, a student must:

  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Have filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the Lindenwood University priority deadline
  • Indicate an interest in part-time work
  • Are enrolled and admitted to Lindenwood University

Non-Federal Work Program

If you have not received a Federal Work Study award, you may still work in a campus position that does not require a FAFSA or financial need. Lindenwood University hires candidates at the Undergraduate and Graduate levels.

To be considered for the open positions designated for non-work study candidates, you must be “Unconditionally” admitted into Lindenwood University, and you must have attended classes in the prior term, proceeding term, or the term for which you are applying.

Employment lengths vary by position. Lindenwood University is an “at-will” employer and student employees may be terminated prior to their service end date without cause or notice.

After meeting the requirements to be in the program, the Student Worker Office will place the candidate in the position they have chosen. If they do not meet the requirements for the position chosen, or their choice is already occupied, candidates may be placed in a position not previously chosen by the candidate. Please note, some of the positions require an interview before a candidate will be selected.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Lindenwood University is an Equal Opportunity employer. The University complies with appropriate federal, state, and local laws and provides equal employment opportunities and access to educational programs without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other protected status to all qualified applicants and employees.  Lindenwood University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and dedicated to providing a positive discrimination-free educational work environment.

Notice of Availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

Lindenwood University is committed to assisting all members of the community in providing for their own safety and security. The annual security and fire safety report is available on the Lindenwood University - Belleville Campus Security website. 

If you would like to receive a hard copy of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, which contains this information, you can stop by the Campus Security office at 2600 West Main Street (Administration Building, Room 108), or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling 618-978-9797.

The report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety, including topics such as crime prevention, public safety authority, crime reporting policies, fire safety, disciplinary procedures, and other matters of importance related to security on campus.  The report also contains information about fire statistics in LU residential facilities and crime statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Lindenwood; and on public property that is within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

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