Office of Financial Aid

University of Mississippi

Federal Work-Study Job Opportunities

Office of Financial Aid
257 Martindale
University, MS 38677
Tel: (800)891-4596 Fax: (662)915-1164

Work-Study positions usually average 8-10 hours per week and pay $7.40 per hour. Students who participate in the Family Literacy Program are paid $8.50 an hour and work an average of 12 hours per week (Family Literacy placements are NOT available in summer).

If you are interested in one of the positions listed below, please contact the supervisor for more information regarding the interview and hiring process. If you are hired, please request the Federal Work-Study Placement Sheet from the Office of Financial Aid (257 Martindale Hall, Student Services Center) and complete this form with your supervisor before returning it to our office. Please note, if this is your first time to work on campus, you will also need to complete a payroll packet available through the Human Resources/Student Employment Office.

Please note that if you do not complete the above process completely, you will not be paid.

Spring 2019

Position Family Literacy Tutor
Job Qualifications Applicants must: 1) Be in good standing at Ole Miss and have a current FAFSA on file. 2) Have a minimum GPA of 2.5 (and maintain a 2.5 GPA to remain in the program). 3) Be willing to work around 10 hours per week and commit to working 3-4 hour blocks of time. 4) Have reliable transportation (it is preferred that students have their own automobiles). 5) Be willing to undergo a criminal background check.

Please note:  Students with bilingual skills are encouraged to apply.  There are specific needs for Spanish and Arabic languages. Education and/or Math majors are preferable, but applicants from any major will be considered.

Job Responsibilities Serve the local community by tutoring elementary, middle and high school students in reading and mathematics. Interested applicants must complete an application form which can be obtained at the front desk in the Office of Financial Aid (257 Martindale Student Services Center) and undergo an interview process.
Department Name Financial Aid
Location 257 Martindale Student Services Center
Supervisor Nathan Payne
Contact Phone Number 662-915-7563
Contact e-mail address


Position Student Worker
Job Qualifications Must be currently enrolled as a student. Must be enrolled in school during time of employment and/or for a future term. Must be in good academic and conduct standing with the university. Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Must be dependable. Must maintain a neat appearance. Must possess the ability to positively and effectively represent Ole Miss and the Mississippi Judicial College. Junior or Senior Accounting or Business Administration major preferred.
Job Responsibilities Do Office and Clerical Work. Professionally provide information to faculty, staff, students and the public. Maintain office files. Efficiently operate general office equipment. Other duties as assigned.
Department Name Mississippi Judicial College
Location 354 Kinard Hall
Supervisor Allison Lester
Contact Phone Number 662-915-7846
Contact e-mail address


Position Student Worker
Job Qualifications Must possess a knowledge of Microsoft Office knowledge. They must have excellent communication and written skills & photography. A willingness to help with a variety of programs and tasks, must be well organized, self-starters, and self-motivated. Have reliable transportation. Willingness to help out where ever needed. Excellent feature writing skills. Excellent research skills. Website design (WordPress) skills. Minimum of a 3.0 GPA.
Job Responsibilities Maintain website and social media accounts. Maintain weather station data. Help the administrative assistant with various tasks. Typing, creating spreadsheets, running on campus errands.
Department Name Department of Research/Field Station
Location 15 County Road 207 Abbeville, MS 38601
Supervisor Kim Yarborough
Contact Phone Number 662-915-5479
Contact e-mail address


Position Data Management
Job Qualifications Familiarity with Google drive and programs used for duplicate file detection. Must have a good understanding of how files are typically structured on computer systems.
Job Responsibilities Organize files on Google drive and external backups. Managing transfer of data files from computers to google drive, deleting multiple data copies, organizing file structures.
Department Name Biology
Location 512 Shoemaker Hall
Supervisor Lainy Day
Contact Phone Number 662-915-9210
Contact e-mail address


Position FedEx Work-Study Student Worker
Job Qualifications FedEx Work-Study Student Workers must possess a knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite: Excel, Powerpoint, and Word. They must have excellent communication and written skills, a willingness to help with a variety of programs and tasks, must be well organized, self-starters, and self-motivated. They must show a willingness to collaborate with staff, ability to prioritize workloads, and work under pressure in order to meet deadlines. Workers will exhibit a professional disposition, and must be willing to comply with all FedEx, UM, SEC, & NCAA rules & regulations (training provided).
Job Responsibilities FedEx Student-Athlete Development Work Study Student Workers will assist full-time staff while gaining experience in college athletics. Workers will devote up to 20 hours each week to the FedEx Center. Work Study and Chancellor’s Aide Students will assist and support FedEx staff in fulfilling their work duties and aiding student-athletes while modeling successful behaviors of collegiate students. They will also be communicating & documenting student-athletes’ progress in the way of reporting class attendance. Work will mostly be from 8am-5pm with some nights.
Department Name FedEx Student-Athlete Development
Location FedEx Center, 836 All-American Dr.
Supervisor Drew Clinton
Contact Phone Number 662-915-7122
Contact e-mail address


Position Student Worker
Job Qualifications GPA of at least 3.0. Seeking Communications and Sciences & Disorders (CSD) majors available to work at least 10 hours per week at the South Oxford Campus. Flexible work hours are preferred.
Job Responsibilities Work under the direction and guidance of faculty members in research, clinical, service or teaching related activities and any other duties.
Department Name Communications Sciences and Disorders
Location SOC 1103
Supervisor Elisabeth Alexander
Contact Phone Number 662-915-7652
Contact e-mail address


Position Equipment Room Staff
Job Qualifications Students should be familiar with Microsoft Excel, because we use a spreadsheet for our equipment check in/out process. Also, should not mind cleaning equipment and be able to lift camera cases onto shelves. Familiarity with Microsoft windows is a big help.
Job Responsibilities Help check in and out film production equipment. This involves paying close attention to making sure each piece is accounted for and is in good working order. Monitor the edit lab when students are using it.
Department Name Theatre & Film
Location 203 Isom Hall
Supervisor Harrison Witt
Contact Phone Number 662-915-4416
Contact e-mail address


Position Equipment Room Staff
Job Qualifications Familiarity with Excel is important for equipment checkouts. Ability to lift up to 30 pounds to chest height is important for some of our camera cases. It is very important to be able to stick with a consistent schedule, because we do not have the staff to fill in for shifts, etc.
Job Responsibilities Help run equipment room and edit lab. Handling equipment check outs and ins. Recording data in Excel spreadsheet. Carefully going through all equipment. Learning how to set up and use the cameras and other film production gear to be able to demonstrate to other students. Being on time and consistently available for your shifts.
Department Name Theatre & Film
Location 203 Isom Hall
Supervisor Harrison Witt
Contact Phone Number 662-915-4416
Contact e-mail address


Position Vice Chancellor Office of Research and Special Programs (VCORSP) Student Worker
Job Qualifications Professional, positive attitude, punctual, helpful, strong/effective communication skills, able to manage time effectively, willing to learn new tasks, able to work on their own, reliable, trustworthy, quick learner.
Job Responsibilities Provide extra assistance for the VCORSP office by answering phones, directing calls, answering general departmental questions, greeting visitors and offering coffee or water, notifying the Vice Chancellor when someone arrives for an appointment, assisting  with directions within building (to conference room, other offices), picking up and dropping off documents from various locations on campus, distributing mail within suite, shredding confidential documents, assisting with other various departmental functions as needed.
Department Name Vice Chancellor Office of Research and Special Programs
Location 318 Lyceum
Supervisor Sarah Krueger & Josh Gladden
Contact Phone Number 573-275-3822
Contact e-mail address


Position Research Assistant
Job Qualifications Ease of learning and adaptability with computer applications; at least introductory Latin.
Job Responsibilities Work processing digital data for Ancient Grafitti Research Project. Complete assigned tasks in processing and recording data gathered during the Ancient Grafitti Project’s 2018 season on site in Herculaneum.
Department Name Classics
Location 025 Bryant Hall
Supervisor Jacqueline DiBiasie
Contact Phone Number 573-275-2858
Contact e-mail address



Fall 2018-19


Position Main Office/Departmental Assistant
Job Qualifications Excel, word document, strong ability to follow instructions, retain instructions, lift 10 – 20 pounds, strong leadership skills, strong listening skills, extremely punctual, extremely courteous, tasteful attire, strong people skills, go above and beyond the job.
Job Responsibilities Typing, creating spreadsheets, running on campus errands, making copies, sending faxes, creating pdfs, shredding, sending memos and emails, answering phone, taking messages, routing incoming guests and calls to appropriate person, preparing important documents, distributing mail, and all duties and responsibilities necessary to assist this office and department.
Department Name Chemistry and Biochemistry
Location 322 Coulter Hall
Supervisor Michelle Martin & Sirena Morgan
Contact Phone Number 662-915-7301
Contact e-mail address


Position Library Student Assistant
Job Qualifications Minimum of a 3.0 GPA, full-time student in good judicial standing with the University, and a list of 3 professional references. Previous experience dealing with customer service, clerical work, libraries, computers, and/ or Southern history is desired.
Job Responsibilities Support staff. The University of Mississippi Department of Archives and Special Collections is seeking Student Assistants. Student Assistants provide aid to the Blues Archive, Visual Collections, Digital Collections, Manuscript Collections and the department as a whole. Applicants should represent the Department of Archives and Special Collections positively in all aspects of the job.
Department Name Archives and Special Collection-Library
Location 1 Library Loop
Supervisor Lauren Rogers
Contact Phone Number 662-915-7408
Contact e-mail address


Position Sponsored Programs Student Worker
Job Qualifications Demonstrated ability to handle confidential matters/materials and to be professional. Ability to work a minimum of 10 hours per week during normal business hours (8am to 5pm). Outstanding attention to detail. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Dependable and punctual. Working knowledge of basic office equipment.
Job Responsibilities To assist ORSP Post-award staff by providing clerical support to the department, including dissemination of award information. Assisting with the coordination and maintenance of a log/email system for tracking final reporting requirements for award recipients. Copying, filing, sorting and shredding documents as needed. Running errands on campus. Other tasks as required by the department.
Department Name Office Of Research and Sponsored Programs
Location 100 Barr Hall
Supervisor Melissa Hodge-Penn
Contact Phone Number 662-915-7482
Contact e-mail address