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)


ASSISTANTS - Facilities Department - ( @yccc.edu)



WORK SCHEDULE:  Monday thru Friday from 8:00AM – 4:30PM (Can be Flexible)


OUTLINE OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:   As assigned, to include but not limited to:  outside/landscaping projects such as weed control, brush trimming using a gas powered string trimmer, operating a gas powered lawn mower, perform touch up paint inside and outside the main building, help move furniture, assist in setting up or breaking down conference rooms, perform cleaning duties, general dusting, sweeping, wet mopping, cleaning white boards, operate floor cleaning equipment and cover for absent employees.  Keeping track of and completing your time card weekly.





STATION HOSTWells Train Station (Michelle Mehler, 216-4403 mmehler@yccc.edu)

Off Campus Position


Maintain cleanliness of building and surrounding areas, must have exceptional customer service - greet/direct customers. Must have knowledge of other forms of transportation. Requires knowledge of tourist destinations



Office Assitant – Workforce Development and Community Education ( or @yccc.edu)


Student must be able to work independently. Student is expected to file, have knowledge of office machines, data entry of confidential information, other duties as assigned and willing to work on special projects provided by the Director.

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


LAB ANIMAL CARE ASSISTANT - Veterinary Technology (Peg Wheeler, LVT 207-216-4375 or mwheeler@yccc.edu)


Must be available Mon-Fri 1-2 hours during campus hours

Responsible for: Cleaning, feeding and maintaining clean, fresh water for all program animals, providing daily spot cleaning and weekly deep cleaning of all cages, monitoring and recording health of individuals, providing enrichment and handling of animals, help maintain animal record keeping, maintain inventory of animal feeds and supplies, maintain cleanliness and sanitation of all surfaces in the lab animal housing room including counter tops, floors and all enclosures, maintain neatness and organization of storage in the lab animal housing room. Notify Department Chair of any health changes/concerns in any animals, feed/supply inventory needs or concerns about need for cage maintenance or additional equipment. Responsible during the Fall semester for coordination with the VET 215 instructor to integrate student husbandry experiences into the scheduling of animal care and supply control


LIBRARY/OFFICE ASSISTANT – Library (Danielle Ebbrecht 207-216-4323 or  debbrecht@yccc.edu)


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), monitor the lab to assure security of the Library/LRC space and the activities within, enforce Library/LRC and College policies, as necessary, record Library/LRC usage statistics, participate in constant information exchange among Library Front Desk staff, handle basic circulation of materials for Library/LRC patrons using automated system, maintain appointment book for Writing Tutor (Learning Assistance services) re-shelve materials that have been used or returned, take responsibility for own shifts (and finding and reporting replacements), maintain the confidentiality of all patron information.


OFFICE ASSISTANT – Admissions (  or @yccc.edu)


Student will participate in recruitment events and New Student Orientation. Assist in the planning of Open House, New Student Orientation and other campus events. Give campus tours and keep contact with prospective students through phone calls, emails and mailings. Assist with data-entry and mailing of all inquiries and prospective student visits to campus on the EX computer system,  Assist the Director with basic office tasks such as sorting mail, filing and photocopying and special projects as assigned


CS/IT Lab Assistant – Computer Science (Lauren Mayhew  207-216-4368 orlmayhew@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 ASSISTANT – Financial Aid (Michelle Mehler 207-216-4403 or mmehler@yccc.edu)


Student will be required to complete daily filing and copying.  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 or other duties as assigned by Assistant Financial Aid Director or Director of Financial Aid


AMERICA READS READING TUTOR / COUNTING TUTOR – Early Childhood Development (Michelle Mehler 207-216-4403 or mmehler@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.


VIRTUAL PEER MATH TUTOR - Student Success Commons (Danielle Ebbrecht 207-216-4323 or debbrecht@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.


VIRTUAL OFFICE ASSISTANT - Student Success Commons (Danielle Ebbrecht 207-216-4323 or debbrecht@yccc.edu)


Greet students, orient students to Student Success Commons and assist students with questions as requested, provide academic assistance to students in (math, writing, sciences or trades and study skills, Assist with creating academic resources and promotional materials. Assist students with questions while using the Student Success Commons resources and equipment (including troubleshooting computer and printer issues.  Record and enter data for Student Success Commons usage statistics.  Assist with social media (facebook, twitter, tumbler, etc.  Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information student usage.


OFFICE ASSISTANT/ RECEIVER – Business Office (Sam Ellis  207-216-4436 or sellis@yccc.edu)


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.


SPECIAL PROGRAM ASSISTANT- Criminal Justice (Tracey Cornell 207-216-4361 or tcornell@yccc.edu)


Must be available Wednesdays from 12:00-1:00-other days/hours can be negotiated, Student will coordinate lobby and room reservations, help coordinate service projects as they come up during the semester for program, serve as an ambassador for other majors, assist in CJ program newsletter preparation and content, knowledge of computer applications including Microsoft Office Word and Publisher, knowledge of social media (Twitter and Facebook), Student must be a CJ major

OFFICE ASSISTANT – Career And Transfer Services (Jessica Stacy 207-216-4400 or careerandtransfer@yccc.edu)


Answer routine email or voicemail messages, data entry, schedule students for 1-on-1 appointments with transfer college advisors who visit York County Community College, look for relevant employment and volunteer opportunities and post to the MyYCCC portal. Look for relevant area career and transfer events/workshops/open houses and post to the MyYCCC portal, update, print, and post to bulletin boards, Weekly summary of employment opportunities, monthly summary of career and transfer events, other office promotional items, find and schedule social media updates for the office (Facebook, Twitter, and soon LinkedIn), lend a student voice to office programming and resource development. Other tasks as assigned


TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT ASSISTANT - Technical Support Department  (Paul Archer 207-216-4336 or parcher@yccc.edu)


Student will act as a front desk support roll 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 the Windows environment, knowledge of Microsoft Suite Programs such as Word, Excel, Powerpoint, exceptional customer service skills. The ability and willingness to learn on the job and the ability to research IT solutions based on given criteria.

ASSISTANTS - STUDENT INVOLVEMENT (Deidre Thompson 216-4414 or dthompson@yccc.edu )


Give tours of the school/college fairs, Assist with filing.  Student will create posters for events, participate and work Student Involvement events. Assit with Special projects as assigned by supervisor. Student must have knowledge of computer applications including Microsoft Publisher and Word. Must enjoy working in a high paced environment and have fun.


CULINARY LAB ASSISTANT - (Krista Cochran 216-4381 or kcochran@yccc.edu)



This position requires assisting in maintaining sanitation standard with regard to the storage of food and cleanliness of equipment.Responsibilities include preparing and maintaining lab supplies, materials, equipment and preparing Mis en Place for instructors. Work is preformed under the general supervision of the instructor and Department Chair.

Student will maintain sanitation standards and works collaboratively with the instructor.  The student will have working knowledge of Culinary lab, valid ServSafe Certificate. Student will receive and stores orders from vendors, assist in inventories of supplies (including food, and equipment). Student will do light shopping when needed. Student must be industry experienced, have a valid Maine State Drivers license. Student must have college level course work in Food Preparation. Student may have some industry experience.









2020-2021 Current

  • All work-study 2020-2021 contracts end May 8, 2021
  • FAll 2020 work-study on hold due to COVID 19
Title Description File type

Financial Aid Office

Tel: 207-216-4403

Fax: 207-641-0837


Wells Campus

Financial Aid Contact Information.pdf


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