Federal Work-Study Position Directory


Welcome to the Federal Work-Study Position Directory. The positions listed below have been submitted to A-B Tech’s Financial Aid Office from FWS supervisors located both on and off-campus, and are active for the current academic year.

Federal Work-Study jobs are Title IV-funded positions that pay an hourly wage towards an annual award amount, which is determined by the Financial Aid Office for eligible students. The work schedule for students in the FWS Program will be set up around their existing class schedule, and will not exceed twenty (20) hours per week. The pay rate for on-campus positions is $15.00/hour, while the pay rate for off-campus positions is $18.00/hour.

In order to participate in the Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program at A-B Tech, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Must have a completed fafsa account for the current year on file with the Financial Aid Office
  • Must be meeting all required Satisfactory Academic Progress standards (students who are suspended from receiving financial aid for academic reasons are not eligible for FWS funding)
  • Must be enrolled in at least six (6) credit hours in a supported program of study
  • Must have unmet financial aid need as determined by the Financial Aid Office

If you have student loans, please consult with the Financial Aid Office prior to submitting your application, since your loans may affect your work-study eligibility.

Only if you meet the above requirements, and are interested in participating in the FWS Program, use the links provided below to explore the FWS positions which are currently available, and contact the position supervisor (contact information is provided within each job description) to apply for an interview. Be sure to complete and include an Application for the position of interest with your email. We recommend using Internet Explorer on a desktop computer to complete the application. Using a phone, tablet, or any other browser may result in the inability to input data or save the completed application. If you have any questions regarding the aforementioned requirements, please visit the Financial Aid Office before applying for a position.

To Apply

  1. Complete an Application for the position you are interested in.
    • Avoid using a smartphone or tablet for this purpose.
  2. Contact the position supervisor whose information (email) is provided at the bottom of the job description.
    • Include (attach) your application to this email and check that it retained the information added.
  3. If selected for an interview, the supervisor for the FWS position will contact you via phone or email, using the contact information you provided on the application.

Students who are selected by an FWS supervisor for an interview will be notified by the supervisor via phone or email, using the contact information provided on the student’s application. However, not all students who apply will be selected for interviews- if you have applied for a position but are ultimately not selected, you should receive a notification of non-selection from the hiring supervisor via phone or email within two (2) weeks of the date your application was submitted for review.

If you have not received a reply from the hiring supervisor within the specified two (2) week timeframe, please contact the Financial Aid Office at financialaidoffice@abtech.edu for inquiry (specifying the position title, the hiring supervisor, and the date of your application submission).

While you may apply for more than one work-study position, you can only be hired for one of those positions.

**Please note: Submitting an FWS application does not guarantee hiring for a Federal Work-Study position. Placement into a position is contingent on job availability, the student's qualifications, selection by a supervisor, and program funding.**

Available Positions

Position Description

  • Prepare packages for prospective students
  • Make copies and collate materials for recruitment activities
  • Enter data into the prospect management system (Microsoft Dynamics CRM®)
  • Assist with event set up on-campus (frequent), and off-campus at events (infrequent)

Location

On-Campus: A-B Tech Asheville Campus, Bailey Building room 017 (Primary) - recruiters area; occasional events off-campus

Minimum Qualifications

  • Microsoft 365® experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Database experience
  • Experience working with diverse populations

Wages

$15.00/hour

-19 Measures

  • Masks required/ social distancing/ frequent cleaning of work surfaces

Contact Information

Rebecca Garland, Recruiter, Enrollment Services/ Educational Partnerships

Position Description

Teach English to immigrants through one-to-one tutoring or small group sessions. Students are eager to learn the language to improve their employment opportunities, participate in their children's education, prepare for the citizenship exam, and/or participate more fully in the community. The majority of students are from Spanish-speaking countries, with Russian speakers as the second most common language. Tutors do NOT need to be able to speak another language to be effective instructors. Training and excellent teaching materials are provided by the Program Director. Students receive tutoring for a minimum of 2 hours/week. Tutors must be committed to remaining with the same students for a minimum of 6 months, with 1 year strongly preferred. You may work with more than one student to get your full FWS hours.

Location

Off-Campus: Literacy Together Office Location: 31 College Place Asheville 28801 Multiple sites available throughout Buncombe County for tutoring sessions with students. In some cases, it may be possible to conduct tutoring sessions via Zoom or WhatsApp.

Minimum qualifications

  • Availability to attend 12 hours of training (paid time) to learn skills for teaching English as a Second Language.
  • Strong English language skills.
  • Patience to work with language learners.
  • The flexibility to work out a mutual time and location for tutoring sessions.
  • Commitment to working with the same students for a minimum of 6 months.
  • Culturally sensitive to immigrants and their challenges.
  • General computer skills (internet, NC Live Library resources, etc.)

Preferred qualifications

  • Some Spanish-speaking skills are useful but NOT required. An interest in language learning.

Wages

$18.00/hour

Covid-19 protective measures are in effect for your work area (if applicable)

  • If not fully vaccinated for covid you will be required to wear a mask while tutoring.

Contact Information

Erin Sebelius, Program Director, English for Speakers of Other Languages

Position Description

Provide one-to-one tutoring or small groups sessions to teach reading to grade school youth who struggle with learning and are behind grade level. Lesson plans incorporate a multi-sensory approach to teaching reading based on Orton-Gillingham and Wilson's Reading techniques. Tutors must be available for tutoring sessions at either an after-school program that primarily serves the youth of color or on-site at an elementary school. Each student normally receives one hour of instruction twice a week. Completion of a training course conducted by Literacy Together is required (paid training and multiple time options). Excellent teaching materials are provided. You may work with more than one student to get your full FWS hours.

Location

Off-Campus: After-School Program or Elementary School in Buncombe County. Multiple locations are possible with a primary location at 789 Merrimon Avenue North in Asheville.

Minimum qualifications

  • Availability to work with the same students for a minimum of 6 months with one year preferred.
  • Willingness to attend 15 hours of training (paid time) and learn how to prepare lesson plans based on a multi-sensory approach to teaching reading.
  • Sensitivity to issues of adverse childhood experiences and how past trauma can impact learning ability.
  • Patience with children who experience learning challenges. Cultural sensitivity for working with children from diverse backgrounds.

Preferred qualifications

  • Previous experience working with children preferred. Students of color are especially encouraged to apply.

Wages

$18.00/hour

Covid-19 protective measures are in effect for your work area (if applicable)

  • Tutors who are not fully vaccinated will be required to wear masks.

Contact Information

Julie Taylor, Program Director, Youth Literacy

Position Description

  • Create shell student learning outcome assessment reports
  • Create student artifact files
  • Create charts and other assessment documents, as assigned
  • Help maintain the assessment archive in Sharepoint®
  • Help maintain assessment process inventory records
  • Communicate with faculty via email on behalf of supervisor (protocol in place)

Location

On-Campus: A-B Tech Asheville Campus - Desk in an office suite, outside Simpson Building, #102

Minimum Qualifications

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite® - particularly MS Word®, MS Excel®
  • Familiarity with Adobe® software for pdf file creation
  • Proficiency in file management
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Willingness to ask questions when unsure and work independently once adequately trained
  • Good communication skills, personable and friendly
  • Maintains confidentiality - confidentiality agreement to be signed

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with Sharepoint

Wages

$15.00/hour

Contact Information

Dr. Fiona H. Chrystall, Director of Curriculum Quality Assurance and Assessment

Position Description

  • Assist in monitoring the Vet Cafe
  • Make sure students using the Cafe are following the rules, including signing in and out
  • Make coffee and put food out/away
  • Light cleaning, including wiping counters, washing dishes, and general tidying
  • Turn on/off computers
  • Assist other students with signing in and printing
  • Assist Veteran Services department as needed. This may include: filing papers, talking to students to find out what they need and referring them to the correct person, reviewing general VA Education Benefit info such as the process for getting benefits and general requirements

Location

On-Campus, In-Person: Ferguson Building, A-B Tech Asheville Campus

Minimum Qualifications

  • Candidates must be reliable, punctual, have good people skills, good computer skills (including knowledge of the Microsoft suite and general computer use), and be a good communicator.

Preferred Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate would be a veteran with an honorable discharge who is using VA Education Benefits.

Wages

$15.00/hour

Contact Information

Sarah Mau, Veteran Services Coordinator (and Director of Support Services), Support Services

Position Description

Objective:

Provides accurate, courteous, and efficient administrative support to the office of Human Resources.

Responsibilities:
  1. Provides clerical assistance to the Human Resources office.
  2. Maintains confidentiality in all matters including personnel data, employee records, benefits, and wage and/or salary information. Ensures related information, written or verbal, is kept in strict confidence.
  3. Maintains orderly and accurate filing of applications, personnel records, benefits, and related human resources documents.
  4. Makes photocopies and collates documents.
  5. Maintains an orderly office, supply, and filing work areas.
  6. Provides assistance in-person and on the telephone to visitors, candidates for employment, and members of the college.
  7. Assists with document retention and storage projects.
  8. Assists with any other clerical tasks, as needed.
  9. Assists Human Resources Assistant with clerical responsibilities and serves as a backup in absence of this position.
  10. Performs other tasks as assigned.

Location

On-Campus – A-B Tech Asheville Campus

Minimum qualifications

  1. High School diploma or its equivalent
  2. Six months of clerical or office environment experience.
  3. Basic knowledge of computer software applications including word processing and spreadsheet applications.
  4. Demonstrated organizational skills and the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
  5. Ability to maintain complete confidentiality regarding the applicant and/or employee information.
  6. Effective oral and written communication skills, along with strong interpersonal and team-oriented skills.

Preferred qualifications

Experience working in a Human Resources office.

Wages

$15.00/hour

Covid-19 protective measures are in effect for your work area (if applicable)

  • Reference covid-19 Campus Safety Guide pages 5-8.
  • Complete the "Safe Entry to Campus Acknowledgment no more than 24 hours prior to the New Hire Paperwork Completion appointment.
  • Finalist will be emailed the above information.
  • Lobby area: clean after each visitor leaves the building when covering the front desk.

Contact Information

Tammy Cogburn

Position Description

  • Evaluating, Scheduling, and Providing in-home technology support for Givens Communities residents
  • Assisting System Administrators with providing users with network and application support Deployment of hardware and software
  • Updating technical documentation
  • Providing customer service and troubleshooting for internet, voice, and cable TV subscribers

Location

  • Off-Campus – Asheville or Black Mountain

Minimum Qualifications

  • N/A

Preferred Qualifications

  • Customer Service and Technology related experience

Wages

$18.00/hour

Contact Information

Richard Foor

Position Description

  • Assist the coordinators in Transitional Studies with data reporting and Web Attendance.
  • Support the office staff with close-out tasks at the end of each session.
  • Assist in the processing and filing of paperwork.
  • Make phone calls to students from a generated list.

Location

Minimum Qualifications

  • One semester of college completed.
  • At least 2 years of work experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to use a computer, as well as Microsoft Office® software.
  • General experience with digital media.
  • Detail-oriented.
  • Able to work independently and with a team.
  • Values working with diverse students.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with office clerical work.
  • Speak Spanish or Russian.

Wages

$15.00/hour

Covid-19 Measures

  • Report covid questions/concerns to Terry Braiser (828) 707-2864.
  • Stay 6 feet apart from other individuals.
  • Face coverings are required in Hemlock.
  • Enhanced hand washings.
  • No admittance to campus if exhibiting covid symptoms.

Contact Information

Karen Neal

Position Description

  • Provides in-classroom technical and clerical assistance for instructors teaching HyFlex coursework. Attends training and updates related to this role, and performs general support duties for HyFlex project tam.

Location

Minimum Qualifications

  • General computer skills (internet, typing, etc.). Communication skills, experience with office work and/or clerical data-keeping, filing, and other office duties.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office®, and Zoom®.

Wages

$15.00/hour

Covid-19 Measures

  • Hand sanitizer is available. Cleaning supplies to wipe surfaces are also available. Please see the supervisor for supplies as needed.

Contact Information

Dara A. Narsiff, Administrative Assistant, A-B Tech Online

Position Description

  • Assist ESD faculty and staff with the maintenance of EMS equipment
  • Record-keeping of equipment inventory control
  • Filing
  • Some computer work
  • Various other responsibilities as needed

Location

On-Campus: A-B Tech Woodfin Campus (with occasional off-campus sites for ESD events)

Minimum Qualifications

  • Self-motivational attributes include organizational skills, and the ability to work independently

Preferred Qualifications

  • Computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite®)

Wages

$15.00/hour

Covid-19 protective measures are in effect for your work area (if applicable)

  • Safety precautions for all employees, students, and visitors:
    • 6 feet of physical distance required
    • Group gatherings limited to 10 or fewer individuals
    • Face coverings are required if 6 feet of physical distancing is not possible
    • Enhanced hand washing
    • No admittance to the campus of employee or student exhibits covid symptoms

Contact Information

Kathy Pfluger, Data Management Specialist

Emergency Services Division (ESD), A-B Tech Woodfin

Position Description

  • Assist with document organization and maintenance, such as spreadsheets
  • Assist with preparation of course documentation and materials
  • Assist in maintaining an inventory database
  • Provide assistance to students that are interested in registering for courses
  • Sending reminder emails to registered students
  • Other duties as assigned

Location

On-Campus: AHWD Building, A-B Tech Asheville Campus

Minimum Qualifications

  • Student must have excellent reading/writing/communication skills and must follow written/oral directions well
  • Student must have familiarity with, or be comfortable learning, office equipment including computers, printers, scanners, phones, etc.
  • Student must demonstrate the ability to work well either independently, or with others
  • Student should be able to maintain a regular schedule that is consistent each week and show up on time

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with telephone and customer service skills would be ideal, as would experience with MS Office®.

Wages

$15.00/hour

Covid-19 protective measures are in effect for your work area (if applicable)

  • Mask must be worn (low traffic area but the desk is a common space in an office suite). Hand sanitizer and materials for cleaning desks are provided.

Contact Information

Carol Faust, Coordinator

Occupational & Skilled Trades, Workforce Continuing Education

Position Description

  • Document management, including scanning, indexing, sorting, uploading, etc.
  • The HR intern will assist in maintaining the HRIS & ATS system, and all the various related tasks that include adding new employees, deactivating terminated employees, helping with the creation of recruitment applications, scheduling and conducting drug screens, assisting as needed with various recruiting efforts, etc.
  • The HR intern will also assist with basic office tasks such as filing, copying, faxing, collating, creating spreadsheets, and data tracking.

Location

Givens Estates - 2360 Sweeten Creek Rd., Asheville, NC

Minimum qualifications

Must have patience, tact, cheerful disposition, and enthusiasm, as well as willingness to handle residents, staff, and visitors.

Must have excellent communication and organization skills.

Must have a basic computer competence, and be familiar with the Microsoft Office Suite® programs such as Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.

Ability to work effectively and efficiently with others, but also to work independently.

Preferred qualifications

Prefer a candidate focusing on an HR or Office-related degree program.

Wages

$18.00/hour

Contact Information

Jonathan Prince, HR Manager, Givens Estates

Position Description

  • Assist students and families with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) through scheduled and walk-in appointments
  • Assist FA staff with other duties as assigned

Location

Minimum Qualifications

  • Communication skills
  • Comfortable working with the public
  • Familiarity with the fafsa and studentaid.gov websites

Preferred Qualifications

  • General computer skills (internet, typing, etc.)
  • Experience with office work and/or other clerical data-keeping, filing, and other office duties.

Wages

$15.00/hour

Covid-19 Measures

  • Plexiglass barriers have been installed in the Financial Aid Office. Hand sanitizer is available in both the Financial Aid Office and the Enrollment Lab where appointments take place. Cleaning supplies to wipe surfaces are also available. Face covering is required.

Contact Information

Megan Triplett, FA Assistant, Financial Aid Office

Position Description

  • Assist with website updates and client support.

Location

Minimum Qualifications

  • Admission to the Web Design, Multimedia, or Computer Info Technologies programs.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Website knowledge, use of Excel®, or Google Sheets®.

Wages

$15.00/hour

Covid-19 Measures

Student will be remote for the foreseeable future.

Contact Information

Kerri Glover, Executive Director, Community Relations and Marketing

Position Description

  • Staff front desk, answer the main line, greet building visitors, and answer any general questions
  • Check email daily and respond to general questions or direct emails to appropriate staff
  • Add Open Enrollment classes to the AMC calendar and include the instructor as an Invitee
  • Send promotional emails; assist with direct mailing and posting filers
  • Other duties as assigned

Location

Minimum Qualifications

  • Desire to work in an office setting
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience using Microsoft 365 Outlook®, Word®, PowerPoint®, Excel®
  • Available to work shifts on weekdays between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with marketing and social media
  • Experience working with bipoc and LGBTQIA
  • Spanish language skills

Wages

$15.00/hour

Contact Information

Page McCorkle, Associate Director, Economic and Workforce Development

Position Description

  • General radiography administrative duties
  • Classroom organization
  • Inventory
  • Moving supplies
  • Digitalizing images
  • Lab set-up and take-down
  • Storage organization
  • Research of radiologic principles
  • Filing

Location

Minimum Qualifications

  • Basic radiography knowledge
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Excellent communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced radiographic evaluation skills

Wages

$15.00/hour

Contact Information

Angie Goodwin, Chairperson, Radiography

Position Description

  • Assist Chair with office duties; including but not limited to: filing, typing documents, preparation of events for PBL and for department functions

Location

Minimum Qualifications

  • Completion of English and Math courses
  • Proficient in Excel® and Word®
  • Ability to work alone

Preferred Qualifications

  • If working remotely, the student must have a dependable computer and be able to email documents and text

Wages

$15.00/hour

Contact Information

Marlene Frisbee, Chair, Business Administration Department

Position Description

  • Assist students with navigating Moodle, Webadvisor, student email, Zoom
  • Assist students with printing and copying (authorizing student ID cards, etc.)
  • Thoroughly clean and sanitize computer station after each use, using college-approved COVID-19 supplies
  • Ability to work alone
  • Effective oral communication skills

Location

Minimum Qualifications

  • Knowledge and experience with Moodle®, Webadvisor®, student email, Zoom® (submitting assignments, etc.)
  • General computer skills (internet NC Live Library resources, etc.)
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office® (Word®, Excel®, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Completion of CIS-110 with a C or better.

Wages

$15.00/hour

Contact Information

Sherri Davis, Director, A-B Tech Madison, Madison County Programs & Services

Position Description

  • Running a cash register, helping on the sales floor, pulling orders, stocking shelves, and other duties as assigned.

Location

Minimum Qualifications

  • Customer service and cash handling experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience using a point of sale system.

Wages

$15.00/hour

Contact Information

Taylor Norris, Bookstore Manager, A-B Tech Business Department

Position Description

  • Assist accounting department with data entry, filing, scanning, and copying
  • Download reports and format spreadsheets as instructed
  • Help to purchase department processes as needed
  • Assist with office mailings as needed
  • Create binders and organize documents for business services staff
  • Assist front desk during payment deadlines by answering phones, helping students sign up for payment plans, and answering general questions
  • Other duties as assigned

Location

Minimum Qualifications

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office®, particularly with Excel® and Word®
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently as well as with others

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience using accounting software
  • Experience in an office administrative setting
  • Understanding of basic accounting principles

Wages

$15.00/hour

Contact Information

Kristabell Certain, Controller, A-B Tech Business Office

Position Description

  • Assist with document maintenance
  • Organize hard copy files
  • Assist with office organization and daily upkeep of takes
  • Collaborate with A-B Tech marketing department and assigned supervisor to comprise, design, and disperse marketing materials
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Description

  • Assist accounting department with data entry, filing, scanning, and copying
  • Download reports and format spreadsheets as instructed
  • Help to purchase department processes as needed
  • Assist with office mailings as needed
  • Create binders and organize documents for business services staff
  • Assist front desk during payment deadlines by answering phones, helping students sign up for payment plans, and answering general questions
  • Other duties as assigned

Location

Minimum Qualifications

  • Familiar with general computer and clerical tasks
  • Must be able to effectively communicate via email, phone, and in-person
  • Must read, write, and speak fluent English
  • Ability to work independently or with a team

Preferred Qualifications

  • Marketing, digital media, or publishing experience
  • Fluent in a second language (NOT a requirement)

Wages

$15.00/hour

Contact Information

Samantha Justice, WIOA Case Manager, Continuing Education Workforce Development

Position Description

  • The EQI intern will operate under the direct supervision of the EQI laboratory supervisor. The student will be able to apply the laboratory skills they learn to a professional experience and learn new methods. Duties include:
  • Receive training on chemical analysis of surface water samples for EQI's VWIN monitoring program
  • Follow Standard Operating Procedure for sample analysis
  • Maintain data and records according to approved procedures
  • Pack kits and clean instruments, equipment, and sample bottles
  • Use basic math to calculate results and enter data into computer spreadsheets

Location

Minimum Qualifications

  • An interest in learning water quality analysis and gaining laboratory experience
  • Must be enrolled in a university curriculum

Preferred Qualifications

  • Completion of at least 2 semesters of college-level General Chemistry
  • Experience using standard laboratory equipment such as pipettes, analytical balances, volumetric glassware, and/or pH meters
  • Detail-oriented work style with ability to multi-task

Wages

$18.00/hour

Contact Information

Madelyn Hollifield, Assistant Director, The Environmental Quality Institute (EQI)