We are now hiring for the 2024-2025 academic year!

Each year, the CCCE partners with local schools, government, and nonprofits to offer off-campus Community Based Work Study (CBWS) positions to Carleton students. The CBWS program helps build mutually beneficial relationships between Carleton and the community, and fosters professional and personal growth for students.

All open positions can be found on the Student Job Postings page and are labeled as CBWS positions. Click the button below to browse all available CBWS positions, or use the search bar to find specific postings.


About Community Based Work Study

In collaboration with the CCCE, local organizations offer Community Based Work Study positions to Carleton students. These part-time positions are paid for with a combination of state, federal, and institutional funds. Eligibility for these positions used to be based on receipt of federal or state work study in a student’s financial aid package, but this is no longer the case; all Carleton students can now apply for Community Based Work Study positions!

These employment opportunities foster partnerships between Carleton and community organizations with our students serving as the bridge. The CCCE works with our community partners to develop and recruit for these work opportunities, and hiring and supervising is handled directly by the organization. Examples of organizations we partner with are Sharing Our Roots Farm, Faribault Public Schools, and the Northfield Public Library.

Community Based Work Study positions provide many benefits to community partners and students alike. By hosting Carleton students, organizations gain additional staff capacity and further their engagement with the Carleton student community. Through these roles, students are able to contribute in direct and meaningful ways to our community partners’ work while they simultaneously gain professional experience, develop skills and build relationships with community members. Check out our job offerings today!

Application Process

  1. The hourly wage is $13 for the 2024-2025 academic year.
  2. Students are allowed to work only during the academic year unless a specific agreement is reached with the Manager of Student Development programs. The academic year does not include breaks.
  3. Explore CBWS positions on the Student Job Postings page. All CBWS positions are marked as CBWS in the title of the position.
  4. Follow the instructions on the position description to apply. Your application will be reviewed and forwarded to the corresponding community partner.
  5. If you are interested in multiple positions, complete an application for each position.
  6. The organization will contact you based on your qualifications/experience for an interview. Hiring time frame will vary for different organizations.
  7. The organization will contact the applicant and the Manager of Student Development Programs with a hiring decision.
  8. Once a position has been offered and accepted, the student is required to work with the 5th year Education Associate to complete the mandatory paperwork and review procedures before beginning work.

What to expect after you apply

  • Student will hear from the Manager of Student Development Programs to confirm that their application has been submitted, and the application materials will be forwarded to the corresponding community partner.
  • After reviewing the application materials, if a community partner would like to pursue next steps they will reach out to the applicant to schedule an interview.
  • If the community partner would like to hire the applicant, they will send the offer to both the applicant and the Manager of Student Development Programs.
  • Once a student accepts employment with a community partner, it is mandatory to make an appointment and meet with the 5th year Education Associate. They will make sure that the student completes required paperwork and will discuss expectations, professionalism, and accountability as a student working with and for community partners.
  • Student who have not held a Work Study position will complete and submit two required forms, I-9 and W-4, to be completed through Human Resources. These forms can be obtained via Human Resources (Strong House).
  • The 5th year Education Associate will provide a hired student with materials and information, such as time sheets, payroll schedules, and transportation options.
  • Part of a student’s role is to establish communication with the 5th year Education Associate.

Become a Community Employer

We are no longer posting new positions for the 2024-25 academic year. For information on how to become a host for community based work study students next year, please contact Danielle Trajano.