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Work Study

Federal Work Study (FWS)

The Federal Work Study program provides part-time employment for students who demonstrate financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Priority is given to students who have submitted their 2020-21 FAFSA by October 1, 2019 and are in Good Standing for Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of nine credit hours to participate in the FWS program. Students with bachelor's degrees are not eligible for work study.

Positions are located both on and off campus. A number of reading and math tutoring positions, off-campus and non-profit community service jobs are available. Interested students must complete a Metropolitan Community College Federal Work Study application. The FWS application can be accessed by students on My Way. Please contact Andrea Padilla-Rosas at 531-622-2722 if you have difficulty in accessing the application form through My Way, or for additional information regarding FWS. 


Fort Omaha Campus, South Omaha Campus, Elkhorn Valley Campus (currently accepting applications)

Demonstrate a professional image as Federal Work Study Assistant (FWS Assistant) with various MCC Offices. The FWS Assistant must feel a strong commitment to the MCC campus community and always be willing to share their enthusiasm and pride with those around them.  FWS Assistant will demonstrate leadership abilities while providing guidance, coaching, and in class support to assigned First Year Experience (FYE) Students throughout the academic year.  Must have an interest in working with students new to the college environment, or that have difficulties adjusting to a college setting and be able to refer them to college resources, including FYE advising from their assigned Success Navigator, counseling, and learning support services.

Fort Omaha Campus Contact Center (filled)

Position will require strong customer service and data entry skills for making outbound calls from the MCC Contact Center to prospective students.

  • Shift 1 - Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m and Saturday, 8 a.m. - noon (optional).

  • Shift 2 - Monday - Thursday, 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Friday, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m. - noon (optional).

Fort Omaha Campus Continuing Education Office (filled)

Assist with general office duties and both College for Kids/College for Teens classroom and class preparation.

Fort Omaha Campus Enrollment Services Office of Recruitment (filled)

Position includes assisting with recruitment efforts, data entry, stuffing envelopes, creating informational packets, representing MCC at events and making occasional outbound calls from the MCC Contact Center. 

Fort Omaha Campus International/Intercultural Education Office - clerical (filled)

Support Services for International/Intercultural Education Office includes clerical duties such as preparing bulk mailings of posters and brochures, data entry, filing and photocopying. Travel to other campuses for special events and activities as outlined by the department; we prefer that you have a valid driver's license and cell phone.

Typical work week: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., but may require occasional hours outside of this timeframe; 20 hours per week.

Fort Omaha Campus Prototype Design Lab (currently accepting applications)

MCC's Prototype Design Lab on the Fort Omaha Campus is equipped with digital tools for 3-D design and production. MCC FWS students working in this area will become skilled in using Prototype designs, production tools and material, supporting first-generation college students and area high school students who are at risk or underrepresented in college enrollments, and encouraging STEM educational and career pathways.

Fort Omaha Campus Re-Entry Program (filled)

Clerical position to include answer phones, greet  walk-in traffic, assist program participants, prepare mailings, sort incoming mail, copy program materials, filing and room setup for various events held in the building. 

Fort Omaha Campus Student Affairs Office (Filled)

  • Position 1 - Provide training to students on My Hub and support of the My Hub sites and procedure manuals. Travel to all campuses required (filled)

  • Position 2 - Clerical, filing, scanning, typing and processing mail in addition to answering the phone and greeting guests (filled)

Fort Omaha Campus Records Department (Filled)

Clerical work including direct contact with students, visitors and staff required. All records and information that will be accessed are highly confidential and sensitive, and should be treated as such.

Fort Omaha Campus TRiO Services (filled)

  • Position 1 - Clerical, filing, scanning, organizing, answering phones, greeting and assisting staff with event set-ups, attending TRIO sponsored activities and functions as scheduled or assigned, and the ability to handle confidential information in a professional manner.

  • Position 2  - New student assistant

Fort Omaha Campus Science Lab (open)

The Science Lab Student Aide will assist the Science Lab Coordinator and Lab Assistant with daily duties including set up and cleanup of all labs, preparing materials for labs, washing and putting away glassware and providing assistance with special projects.

Elkhorn Campus Science Lab (open)

Assist lab coordinator and staff with cleanliness of two lab spaces and prep areas. Student will help put up and take down labs with supervision. 

Elkhorn Campus Student Services Assistant (filled)

Greet and provide general College information and directions to new students and visitors.

General office work includes: filing, faxing, copying and making labels, assisting students in the My Way center, proctoring and reading exams, making some outbound calls, giving campus tours and acting as an overall ambassador for the College.

Sarpy Center Student Services Assistant (filled)

Greet and provide general College information and directions to new students and visitors.
General office work includes: filing, faxing, copying and making labels, assisting students in the My Way center, proctoring and reading exams, making some outbound calls, giving campus tours and acting as an overall ambassador for the College.

Sarpy Center La Vista Public Library (filled)

Location: 9110 Giles Rd.

South Omaha Campus Omaha Public Library (filled)

Location:  2808 Q St.

South Omaha Campus Science Lab Coordinator Aide (filled)

Assist lab coordinator and staff with cleanliness of four lab spaces and prep areas and there are currently two shifts: 8 a.m. - noon and 11 a.m  - 3 p.m.

South Omaha Campus Student Services Assistant (filled)

Greet and provide general College information and directions to new students and visitors.

General office work includes: filing, faxing, copying and making labels, assisting students in the My Way Center, proctoring and reading exams, making some outbound calls, giving campus tours and acting as an overall ambassador for the College.


Stephen Center Emergency Homeless Shelter (currently accepting applications)

  • Position 1 – Stephen Center receptionist 8 p.m. – 9 p.m. Greet and direct clients and visitors, along with answering phones.

  • Position 2 – Stephen Center Shelter office assistant 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Client intake, greet and direct clients and visitors, along with answering phones.

  • Position 3 – Stephen Center front door host (Emergency Shelter Entrance) 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Assist and direct all those arriving at the Emergency Shelter entrance.

Worksite Location: 2723 Q St.

Heartland Workforce Solutions, Inc. (filled)

Assist clients with individualized job search efforts and maintain and update curriculum within an adult learning environment. 

Worksite Location: 5752 Ames Ave. (On the bus route)

Collective for Youth after school mentoring (filled)

Responsible for:

  • Ensuring youth development principles are incorporated into programs and activities.

  • Providing guidance and discipline to ensure a safe and positive environment for youth.

  • Ensuring the incorporation of character development, age appropriate and gender-specific programs and activities.

  • Ensuring the cultural diversity of exciting and engaging educational activities and programs for youth.

Worksite Location: 302 S. 36th St., Suite 104

Care Corps Homeless Shelter (currently accepting applications)

The mission at this Fremont area program is to help all residents get on a path to self-sufficiency and independence by searching daily for a job. MCC FWS students will assist clients with receiving direct service through prevention, shelter, case management, health care assistance, professional counseling, life skills education, aftercare and transitional housing.

Worksite Location: 723 North Broad St., Fremont, NE

Family Housing Advisory Services (currently accepting applications)

MCC FWS students serving at Family Housing Advisory Services will assist in providing financial education for a population of young people transitioning out of the foster care system with very low-income and with minimal life-skills. The services within the Opportunity Passport program focus on assisting participants with financial education, as well as housing, transportation and other needs that young people transitioning out of foster care may have. FWS students will conduct outreach initiatives and interact with youth by assisting in one-on-one financial coaching, classroom/workshops, coordinating the financial educational enrollment and training opportunities and in working alongside the assistant program director with both the youth and adult financial management programs.

Worksite Location: 2401 Lake St.

Notre Dame Housing (currently accepting applications)

Assisting Life Enrichment Director with day-to-day activities and scheduling, attending and assisting with facilitation of education for program participants and assisting with special events.

Worksite Location: 3439 State St.

Omaha Economic Development Corporation - OEDC (currently accepting applications)

Clerical position involving answering general telephone calls as well as receiving phone calls for office staff using pre-determined protocol; taking messages and referring callers. Greeting visitors, asking questions and responding to questions, opening and distributing incoming mail. 

Worksite Location: 2221 North 24th St.

Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance - OHKA (filled)

A healthy home environment is essential to an individual’s ability to be self-sufficient. MCC FWS students, serving at Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance (OHKA), will assist in providing education to the Omaha community about healthy homes, as well as in supporting OHKA staff in program implementation. Programs include, but are not limited to, education to the Omaha community about healthy homes, connecting families with housing resources, conducting hazard remediation in qualifying homes, workforce development around healthy homes and leading safe work practices, as well as policy and advocacy work to support these efforts. FWS students will also assist in case-managing homes in OHKA’s housing rehabilitation programs.

Worksite Location: 5006 Underwood Ave.

Omaha Outward Bound School (filled)

Omaha Outward Bound School is a non-profit bringing quality experiential education programs to Omaha—specifically to assist with the delivery of leadership training to targeted populations, focusing on underserved youth. The organization’s vision is to change the lives of youth and adults by building each individual’s capacity to lead and serve as stewards of our community.” Typically serving after-school programs, this initiative uses a challenge course to promote team-building and problem-solving skills that often are missing in at-risk youth. MCC FWS students will be responsible for outreach, programming implementation and evaluation of the impact of Outward Bound programming on character development, leadership and service.

Worksite Location: 4242 N. 49th Ave.

The Salvation Army, North Corps Community Center (currently accepting applications)

MCC FWS students serving with the Salvation Army – North Corps Community Center will participate in direct services for youth by providing homework tutoring, as well as assisting in educational and recreational programs. Their representation as an MCC student will serve as an example to the youth in the North Corps programs, further demonstrating the importance of positive educational and life goals. They will provide services achieving safety, support and education through tutoring/homework assistance; proactive child safety in the after-school program; group leadership and supervision of daily programs, field trips, classes and other activities.

Worksite Location: 2424 Pratt St.

Siena/Francis House (currently accepting applications)

Assignment to this host site allows MCC FWS students to improve the quality of life for the homeless and enable them to become more productive members of our community. MCC FWS students will coordinate, plan and facilitate on a regular basis the “Finding a Voice” project, creative workshops, Artist in Recovery and other workshops designed to encourage self-sufficiency.

Worksite Location: 1702 Nicholas St.

Women’s Center for Advancement - WCA (Currently accepting applications)

The WCA is the only agency in Douglas County with an exclusive focus on serving victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. MCC FWS students, serving at the WCA will participate as service navigators. This is a direct service position that will assist case managers in following-up with clients and in identifying/addressing barriers to on-going participation in services. FWS students will act as a liaison across programs, ensuring staff follow-up on internal referrals—improving the efficiency of the WCA’s current wrap-around service model.

Worksite Location:  3801 Harney St.