Employment Opportunities

Students enrolled in Western Michigan University's TRiO Future Educator Success Program may take advantage of employment opportunities within the TRiO FESP office.

Available positions are both emailed to students and posted on this website as they become available.

Student office assistant positions

Job Description:

This position is the first level of support and assistance for all office guests and telephone callers and therefore requires a willingness to provide a welcoming and helpful experience to all.  In addition, this position provides assistance to the Office Coordinator, the Graduate Assistant, the Coordinator of Program Services and the Director with day to day operations and tasks as needed.   Must be able to work Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Additional hours are available to work in our computer lab on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. if your schedule permits.  Starting pay is $7.86 per hour.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Filing, data entry, answering phone calls, greeting guests, computer usage for a variety of tasks, campus errands, retrieval and distribution of mail, maintaining the lobby and front desk space in a clean and orderly manner and other tasks and projects as needed.

Job Qualifications:

Willingness to be a helpful and contributing member of our team

Demonstration of appropriate work behaviors such as; arriving on time, following directions, positive attitude

Excellent communication and relational skills

Ability to work independently

Problem solving

Adherence to confidentiality policy at all times

Strong attention to detail and accuracy

Dependable and reliable


To Apply: Please submit the following completed documents to:  coehd-fesp@wmich.edu


  • Your resume and cover letter (include any TRiO FESP activities in which you have participated)
  • The attached student employment application (application can also be found on our website)
  • Two professional references with accurate contact information
  • Please indicate if you have a Work Study Award and if you will have another campus job in the Fall

Incomplete application submissions will not be considered

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