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 needs 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

  • Supervise open hours
  • Greet individuals
  • Check-in individuals, and have them leave their ID
  • Answer questions
  • Instruct individuals on the proper use of equipment

Location

On-Campus: A-B Tech Asheville Campus, Coman Gym

Minimum Qualifications

  • Basic knowledge related to fitness and/or sports

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in a fitness setting
  • Adult FA/CPR/AED certification from American Red Cross, American Heart Association or National Security Council

Wages

$15.00/hour

Covid-19 Measures

  • Plexiglass barriers are available if needed for the desk area. Hand sanitizer is located throughout the facility. Cleaning supplies are available to wipe surfaces.

Contact Information

Rhonda Davidson, Chair, HPE, Intramural and Employee Wellness Coordinator

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/per 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 group 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

  • 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

  • Provides assistance to HyFlex project team which may include: supporting classroom instructors with technology-related issues; providing general office and clerical support; researching HyFlex best practices; participating in the collection, organization, and reporting of project-related data; other duties as assigned by supervisor.

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 (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 an employee or student who 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 the 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 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 in monitoring the Reset Room.
  • Make sure students using the Reset have a safe, calm space/environment and are following the rules, including signing in and out.
  • Be present in the Reset Room, and build relationships with the students who come into the room.
  • Be knowledgeable of campus and community resources and point students towards appropriate resources.
  • Turn computers on and off, and make coffee as needed.
  • Help with answering questions.
  • Maintain student's confidentiality.
  • Cleaning-wiping surfaces and straightening up the room prior to leaving.

Location

Minimum Qualifications

  • Candidates must have lived experiences (their own or someone close to them, or a relative) with mental health or addiction.
  • Candidate must be reliable, punctual, have good people skills, and be a good communicator.
  • Candidate must be able to listen to students' experiences without judgment and maintain confidentiality.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ideal candidate is a student with lived experiences (their own, or someone close to them or a relative) with mental health and/or addiction.
  • Must be able to listen without judgment and maintain student's confidentiality.

Wages

$15.00/hour

Contact Information

Sherron Bristol, FA Counselor, Student Services

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

  • 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

  • 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 the 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 the 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 the ability to multi-task

Wages

$18.00/hour

Contact Information

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

Position Description

  • Manage greenhouse, including watering, starting seeds, transplanting, weeding, spraying for insect pests, mixing soil, fertilizing, etc.
  • Outdoor duties include weeding, and collecting trash around Sycamore Building
  • Some weekend work is required during the growing season

Location

Minimum Qualifications

  • Motivated with a desire to learn plant propagation
  • Able to work off hours (weekends)
  • Flexible schedule

Preferred Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of plant propagation and greenhouse management

Wages

$15.00/hour

Contact Information

Scott Paxon, Associate Chair, A-B Tech Biology Department

Position Description

  • Monitor and manage the student lab
  • Show students how to navigate Moodle and save and upload documents
  • Provide low-level tech support for students in online courses
  • Minor cleaning/keeping the lab space tidy and clean
  • Keep the snacks and coffee/tea area stocked
  • Keep hand sanitizer filled and available
  • Monitor and manage the sign-in sheet each day
  • Other duties as assigned

Location

On-Campus: A-B Tech Asheville Campus, AHWD 414

Minimum Qualifications

  • Enrolled in at least 6 credit hours at A-B Tech with a GPA above 2.0
  • Qualified for FWS program participation (completed FAFSA, meeting all federal aid requirements)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Enrolled in Human Services Program
  • In a second or later semester of studies

Wages

$15.00/hour

Covid-19 Measures

  • FWS student is welcome to remain masked. Hand sanitizer will be available in the workspace at all times.

Contact Information

Porscha R. Orndorf, Chair, Human Services

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