Find a Job

There are three primary ways of finding a job on campus.

  1. You receive a work award through the Financial Aid Department – Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program. Students who receive a work award through Financial Aid are guaranteed employment. If awarded, you will be asked to sign a Student Employment Agreement. In this agreement, you have the choice to accept the full amount of your award, half the amount of your award or decline the award. In addition, you will identify departments for which you might like to work. Human Resources will use this form to place you in a job that hopefully matches your interests. Students who return their paperwork promptly are more likely to get a job that matches their areas of interest.
  2. You are identified by faculty or staff for placement in a job requiring a unique skill set. These jobs are often within academic departments and/or the tutoring centers. Typically, faculty identify majors in their department to work during the school year or assist in tutoring others students (see Academic Research and Tutors).
  3. Students seek out opportunities on their own through the jobs site. These jobs tend to arise sporadically throughout the school year when there is a department need that is not being filled through FWS recipients or when departments want to publicize the position to all students on campus.

There are plenty of jobs to support all students on Davidson's campus who want to work. Some of the major employers on campus are Academic Affairs, the Library, the College Union, Athletics and Civic Engagement.

On Campus Jobs

View the list of active jobs on campus.

Academic Research

During the academic year and often during the summer, professors hire students to work with them on research projects. Student academic research assistant positions are not typically posted through the jobs website. Such positions should be discussed with faculty directly. Often these positions are given to department majors during their junior and senior years.

Tutors

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) hires Davidson students to serve as peer tutors in a variety of disciplines such as foreign language, math, science, economics, writing and public speaking. In many instances, student tutors provide support for a class which they have taken in a prior semester and in which they have excelled. Thus, students interested in tutoring should contact the CTL directly or a faculty member. Tutors are often identified by faculty.

Civic Engagement

Davidson creates student scholars as well as active, educated citizens who are involved in the community. The Center for Civic Engagement works with leaders at local organizations to establish responsibilities for FWS recipient. Students are placed at community organizations by the Center for Civic Engagement based on community need, the student's course schedule and work-study allocation communicated by the Financial Aid Office. In addition to their weekly schedule at their community partner, students also meet monthly as a group on campus, covering a variety of skill-building and community topics.

At the beginning of each year, students who are interested in the Federal Community Service Work-Study program are encouraged to contact The Center for Civic Engagement for more information or with any questions.

Student Employment Job Updates

If you are interested in receiving an email when new jobs are posted online, email Liz Robinson at lirobinson@davidson.edu.

On-Call Jobs

Davidson has some jobs that are pooled positions such as catering assistants, van drivers, etc. that provide intermittent or occasional work hours. If you are interested, you can be trained in advance to support these departments as needed. When there is a need for help, you will be emailed and the job will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Jobs that are considered pooled positions will be noted as such in the job description.

Summer Employment

The college hires more than 150 students each summer to work on campus. These jobs can be brief or last the whole summer. With the exception of academic research assistants, the majority of summer jobs are posted through the college's online jobs site. Departments begin posting summer employment positions in the early spring (February-April). Examples of summer employment include reunion ambassadors, technology assistants (ITS), library assistants, lake camp, summer admission ambassador, July Experience counselors.

Off-Campus Jobs

Davidson College students are highly regarded in our community. The college often receives requests to post jobs on behalf of local employers for services such as babysitting or tutoring.

Off-campus employment opportunities are typically posted on the bulletin board in the lower level of the Alvarez College Union across from the Nisbet Fitness Center.

NOTE: Davidson International Students (non-resident aliens) must request permission from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to work for an employer other than Davidson College. See the Dean Rusk International Studies Office for more information. Students on F1 or J1 visas are not eligible to babysit.

Disclaimer: Please note that we do not verify the legitimacy of off-campus postings and ask that all students use their best judgment when it comes it these positions. Never send money to anyone and if you question the validity of a position please contact the Student Employment Office so that we may remove the posting. If you have any concerns about a notice, please contact the Department of Public Safety at 704-894-2178.