Student employees are an integral part of the daily operation of Smith College. The Student Employment Office, part of the Office of Student Financial Services, offers employment opportunities that support educational and personal goals, and help students achieve both professional and personal development.
Students who are enrolled less than half-time (fewer than 8 credits) are only eligible to apply for Casual Positions through the Office of Human Resources. These openings can be found at http://www.smith.edu/hr/career.php
Hiring for 2015-2016 Academic Year Jobs
Employers may start hiring student employees for the 2015-2016 academic year after July 1. Non-work-study students holding summer positions are not eligible to keep the positions during the academic year and they must be advertised to Work-Study eligible students. Use September 8 or later as the Start Date for an academic year position, End Date of May 6, 2016 or earlier.
Students must complete the mandatory paperwork for the Payroll Office before they work. These forms are required by law and include the INS I-9 form, the W-4, and M-4. The College requires students to have a Direct Deposit Decision form on file as well. Students should not apply for jobs until they've completed these forms and employers must not schedule any student without first hiring them on JobX and verifying that they've completed these documents.
Minimum Wage Increases
The base pay rate on campus has increased to $9 an hour due to the increase in minimum wage. All rates have increased by 25 cents. The Off-Campus and America Reads pay rate is now $9.50 an hour. The minimum wage will rise again in January 2016 to $10 an hour.
Each student must adhere to Smith College's On-the-Job Expectations which governs the employment of all students who work both on-campus and off-campus work-study jobs.