What is the Work-Study Program?

Work-Study is a federally funded program granting part-time work opportunities for college students. The purpose of the program is to provide financial assistance to students demonstrating financial need.


How do I qualify for Work-Study?

You must have completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid FAFSA in order to qualify for Work-Study. Your Work-Study eligibility is based on unmet financial need (need that is not met by grants and/or family contribution)


To be eligible for Financial Aid the student must meet all the following criteria:

Financial Aid Basic Eligibility Criteria Document.pdf

How will I know what Work-Study positions are available on campus?

Work-Study positions will be sent to YCCC student e-mail accounts as available & posted on the workstudy page


How do I apply for a Work-Study position?

In order to be considered for a Work-Study position, you must:

  1. Determine the position(s) for which you wish to apply.
  2. Obtain the YCCC Employment Application from the Work Study Forms column on the right of this page.
  3. Submit a completed application to the supervisor of the position(s) for which you are applying.  (If you wish, you may apply for more than one Work-Study position.)
  4. Have an interview with the position’s supervisor


The Work-Study supervisor will determine whom to hire. This decision will be determined by choosing the individual best fitting the needs of the department.


I have been hired for a position, now what do I need to do?

Once a student has been officially hired, the Work-Study supervisor must forward the student’s YCCC Employment Application to the Financial Aid Office as well as the Statement of Understanding so that Human Resources may complete a background check. The student must also complete a FWS contract, confidentiality agreement, I-9, W-4, W-4 ME and Sexual Harassment Prevention Training. Students will get these forms from the Financial Aid Office. Completed forms will be returned to the Financial Aid Office. Original documents must be provided for Financial Aid Office review to complete the I-9 (photocopies not accepted) and a certificate of completion for the Sexual Harassment Prevention training will also be required.


NOTE: A background check will be done upon completion of all paperwork. Once the background check is completed the student will be eligible to work.


York County Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities.  Inquiries about the College's compliance with, and policies that prohibit discrimination on, these bases may be directed to: Affirmative Action Officer, 112 College Drive, Wells, Maine, 04090, telephone 207.646.9282, fax 207.641-0837; United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, 33 Arch Street, Suite 900, Boston, MA  02110, telephone 617.289.0111, TTY/TDD 617.289.0063, fax 617.289.0150, e-mail OCR.Boston@ed.gov, internet http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html?src=oc; Maine Human Rights Commission (MHRC), 51 State House Station, Augusta, ME  04333-0051, telephone 207.624.6050, TTY/TDD 207.624.6064, fax  207.624.6063, internet http://www.maine.gov/mhrc; and/or Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 475 Government Center, Boston, MA  02203, telephone 617.565.3200 or 1.800.669.4000, TTY 617.565.3204 or 1.800.669.6820, fax 617.565.3196, internet http://www.eeoc.gov/. The College also does not discriminate on the basis of sexual preference or marital, parental, or veteran's status.  Inquiries about the College's policies that prohibit discrimination on these bases may be directed to the Affirmative Action Officer or MHRC identified above.


What hours will I need to work?

You and your Work-Study supervisor will determine your schedule. It is generally 6-8 hours a week, however Work-Study hours are flexible, and you can work around your college and personal schedule. However, you cannot earn any more money than the allotted amount for Work-Study as detailed in your contract. Any unearned amounts during the academic year are forfeited.


When do I get paid and how much will I earn?

Work-Study students are paid on an hourly basis. The beginning hour rate is $13.00 per hour.  Students will receive paychecks bi-weekly. Timesheets are completed every other week electronically through Timesaver. Additional information and training is provided by Human Resources. Direct Deposit is available for work study students and the form will be in the packet of employment paperwork. Paychecks can be picked up in the Business office every other Wednesday after 12 p.m. The remaining paychecks will be mailed to the address on file.


Any person who knowingly and willingly embezzles, misapplies, steals, or obtains by fraud, false statement or forgery and federal funds shall be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned for not more than five years or both.


Can I work during school vacations?

Yes. Your schedule needs to be arranged with your supervisor.


Do I receive any breaks while working?

In accordance with Maine State Laws, a student must take a 30-minute break if he/she works 6 or more consecutive hours. This is an unpaid break and must be computed for the hours worked on the student’s time sheet.


Do I receive any benefits as a work-study employee?

Work-Study students do not receive overtime pay, sick pay, vacation pay, or employee benefits.



Please refer to the Available Positions section for current list of available positions


(Supervisor Contact information is in parentheses)


ATHLETIC ASSISTANT Athletics (Robin Muller – 207-216-4406; rmuller@yccc.edu)

Assist with promotion of Athletics and Esports (social media, bulletin boards, etc), aide in game day preparation, staff game day table (home contests). Provide office coverage, assist with Presto website updates. Aide in the planning of campus events to enhance student experience and complete general duties and tasks as assigned. This position will also serve as an overall Admissions Ambassador to promote the college and assist with Admissions communication


Qualifications: Experience with social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter). Student will have knowledge of computer applications (Microsoft Word, Canva, Microsoft Excel)


OFFICE ASSISTANT -  President’s Office (Samantha Lane – 207-216-4319 slane@yccc.edu)

The candidate will be able to work independently. Meet and greet internal & external guests. Data entry of confidential information.   Willingness to work on special projects. Student will have Knowledge of computer applications including Microsoft Office Word and Excel.


Office AssistantWorkforce Development ( Cait Grant 207-216-4477 or cgrant@yccc.edu)


Student must be able to work independently and possess excellent organizational, critical thinking, and customer service skills. Student is expected to file, have knowledge of office machines, data entry of confidential information, other duties as assigned and willingness to work on special projects provided by the Assistant Director and Director.

Qualifications: Knowledge of computer applications including Microsoft Office Word and Excel.


FRONT DESK ASSISTANT- Student Success Commons (Denise Treacy 207-216-4417 or dtreacy@yccc.edu)

Serve as the first point of contact when people walk into the Student Success Commons for assistance with tutoring, library or disability support services. Be familiar with tutoring schedule and providing referrals to the appropriate tutor-either in person or online. Guide the appropriate students to the Testing Center. Assist patrons with questions while using the learning resources (including basic informational needs, equipment problems, etc.) Provide one-on-one orientation to resources, as requested, troubleshoot technology problems and facilitate technology question referrals (Webdesk). Support SSC and College policies, as necessary. Collect SSC usage statistics and ensure student sign in and sign out, handle basic circulation of materials for SSC patrons using automated system, take responsibility for own shifts (and finding and reporting replacements), maintain the confidentiality of all patron information. Strong customer services skills are essential.


OFFICE ASSISTANT – Admissions (Allyson Grochmal or agrochmal@yccc.edu)

Assist in the planning and implementation of various campus events and activities including, but not limited to, High School visits, Open Houses, Express Admissions and Registration Days, and New Student Orientations. Greet those who come on campus and guide them to the appropriate area of the college. Conduct campus tours.  Assist with Admissions correspondence through phone calls, texts, emails and mailings. Assist with the data-entry of all inquiries and prospective students in our Jenzebar computer system. Assist the Director with basic office tasks including, but not limited to, collecting and sorting mail, downloading and uploading digital documents, scanning, copying, and filing. The student should possess strong communication skills and the desire to work as a team and serve as an overall YCCC ambassador. 


CS/IT Lab AssistantComputer Science (Lauren Mayhew  207-216-4368 or lmayhew@yccc.edu)


Student will have Knowledge of computer applications including Microsoft Office Word and Excel. Knowledge of Brightspace and how to navigate around it easily, some programming skills preferred (e.g. python, java, html/css, etc...). Assist setting up class labs, provide basic IT troubleshooting, assist students with basic PC troubleshooting, assist with grading and data entry, manage CS Email & Message Boards, assist supervisor with special projects and other duties as assigned.


COMPUTER SCIENCE TUTOR -  (Lauren Mayhew  207-216-4368 orlmayhew@yccc.edu)

The computer science/information technology work study will spend approximately 25-30% of their time tutoring other CIS students. These duties will not only include helping students understand the given assignment, but also providing textbook and online resources to assist the student.  Additionally, the work study student will work with the CS/IT department and the Student Success Commons to create written documents and resources for current and future CIS students. 


OFFICE ASSISTANTStudent & Financial Records (Brittany Heaward 207-216-4402 or bheaward@yccc.edu)

Student will be required to complete daily filing, copying and scanning.  Knowledge of office machines is helpful. Student will need Knowledge of computer applications including Microsoft Office and Excel to assist with confidential data entry into spreadsheets. Student will assist with special projects, front desk coverage during peak hours and other duties as assigned by Assistant Directors & Directors.


READING TUTOR / COUNTING TUTOR – America Reeds - Early Childhood Development (Mathew Colver 207-216-4403 or mcolver@yccc.edu)

Off Campus Positions

York County Community College students in an Early Childhood Development certificate or degree program may have the opportunity to tutor children in reading/math at local schools/libraries. Student will represent York County Community College  in local elementary schools.  This program not only aids in student portfolio development, it also provides outreach services for schools/libraries.


PEER TUTOR - Student Success Commons (Denise Treacy 207-216-4417 or dtreacy@yccc.edu)

Provide academic support and tutoring for students who come to the Student Success Commons for math help. Tutors will help students develop learning strategies, recommend learning resources, answer student inquiries and help with exam preparation in both one on one and group settings. Peer tutors prepare and lead weekly subject focused study groups. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required as well as outstanding demonstrated achievement in math. Facilitate peer-to-peer discussions about academic skill development. 

OFFICE ASSISTANT – Business Office 

Assist with various projects, including copying, filing and organization in the areas of Human Resources, Accounts Payable and Student Accounts.  Assist with various mailing projects in the areas of Human Resources and Student Accounts, assist with Student Accounts and various front desk operations. Assist with various typing and data entry projects in the areas of Human Resources, Student Accounts, Accounts Payable, and General Ledger.  Assit Accountant with general office and organizational tasks; assembly of binders, informational packages and other duties as assigned.


OFFICE/LABORATORY ASSISTANT - Biological Sciences (Maria Niswonger 207-216-4363 or mniswonger@yccc.edu)


Work with technician/instructor to prepare laboratory materials, Student cleans, washes and sterilizes laboratory equipment, follows and helps maintain laboratory safety procedures. Student Inventories and organizes laboratory supplies, sets up apparatus for experiments, labels and numbers specimens, sorts and packages samples. Student will maintain open laboratory hours for student study. Student will provide data entry, copying, filing, mailings, project preparation and other duties as assigned. 


TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT ASSISTANT - Technical Support Department 


Student will act as a front desk support role for department, address user issues and either help triage simple problems or generate work orders using department ticketing system.  Provide a human element to the department so all user issues receive attention in a timely fashion.  Other IT duties as assigned. Student should have knowledge with basic connectivity to network and wifi, knowledge of Sign-on to BrightSpace, MyYCCC student portal and email, the Windows environment, knowledge of Microsoft Suite Programs such as Word, Excel, Powerpoint, exceptional customer service skills. Knowledge of Apple, Mac and GSuite environments helpful but not required. The ability and willingness to learn on the job and the ability to research IT solutions based on given criteria.





2023-2024 Current

  • All 2023-2024 work-study contracts begin August 29, 2023

Financial Aid Office

Tel: 207-216-4403

Fax: 207-216-4403 or 207-216-4410


Wells Campus

Financial Aid Contact Information.pdf


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