Federal Work Study (FWS)
The Federal Work Study (FWS) program provides part-time employment for students who demonstrate financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Priority is given to students who have submitted their 2014-2015 FAFSA by April 1, 2014 and are in Good Standing for Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours to participate in the FWS program.
Students with bachelors degrees are not eligible for work study.
Positions are located both on and off-campus. A number of reading and math tutoring positions and off-campus, non-profit community service jobs are available. A separate application process is required.
The FWS application can be accessed here.
Contact Marian Kraft at 402-457-2727 for information regarding federal work study.
Americorps Federal Work Study (AFWS)
Students who participate in the AmeriCorps Federal Work Study program have the unique opportunity to earn the Segal Educational Award that provides an additional $1,195 to $2,150 to pay for existing loan debt or for future education cost. This award cannot be earned through a general work study position. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours to participate in the FWS/AmeriCorps program. Available positions listed below.
The AmeriCorps application can be accessed here.
Contact Lindsey Spaustat at 402-457-2324 for information regarding AmeriCorps Federal Work Study.
General Federal Work Study Positions (open)
ON CAMPUS OPEN FWS POSITIONS
Fort Omaha Campus Enrollment Services Office of Recruitment
Assisting with recruitment efforts, data entry, stuffing envelopes, creating informational packets, representing MCC at events and occasional outbound calling from the MCC Contact Center. ($9 hour)
Fort Omaha Campus Enrollment Services Office of Recruitment
Contact Center position
Position will require strong customer service and data entry skills for making outbound calls from the MCC Contact Center to perspective students. ($9 hour)
Fort Omaha Campus Records Office
Assisting Records office staff with faxing, filing, copying and answering phones.
Direct contact with visitors, students and staff required. ($9 hour)
Ability to alphabetize correctly, keep an orderly flow, prioritize given tasks and work independently without supervision. Standing, bending and reaching constantly for the entire scheduled work period. ($9 hour)
Fort Omaha Campus Student Services
Greet and provide general college information and directions to new students and visitors, general office work; filing, faxing, copying, sorting mail and some outbound calling. Give campus tours and act as an overall ambassador for the college. ($9 hour )
South Omaha Campus Student Services
Greet and provide general college information and directions to new students and visitors, general office work; filing, faxing, copying, sorting mail and some outbound calling. Give campus tours and act as an overall ambassador for the college. ($9 hour)
South Omaha Campus Financial Aid Assistant
Greet and provide general college information and directions to students and visitors, general office work: filing, faxing, copying and scanning documents to ImageNow.
South Omaha Campus Faculty Assistant
Assist faculty member with oral and written communications, research and project tasks.
Literary magazine production, website maintenance, implementation of emerging technologies and faculty training. ($9 hour)
Elkhorn Campus Student Services
General office work; filing, faxing, copying and making labels. Assisting students in the My Way center, proctor and read exams, some outbound calling. Give campus tours and act as an overall ambassador for the college. ($9 hour)
OFF CAMPUS OPEN FWS POSITIONS
Heartland Workforce Solutions, Inc.
Assist clients with individualized job search efforts and maintain and update curriculum within an adult learning environment. ($10 hour)
Location: 5752 Ames Avenue
Collective for Youth after school mentoring
- 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 that cultural diversity of exciting and engaging educational activities and programs for youth
Main Office 302 South 36th Street Suite 104 ($10 hour)
Americorps Federal Work Study Positions
Campus Host Sites
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, searching daily for a job. MCC AmeriCorps members will assist
clients with receiving direct service through prevention, shelter, case
management, healthcare assistance, professional counseling, life skills
education, aftercare and transitional housing.
Financial Hope Collaborative (Currently Accepting Applications)
Financial Hope Collaborative provides financial literacy education,
training, and tools to individuals residing in Omaha, NE, Council
Bluffs, Iowa and surrounding communities. Members serving with the
Financial Hope Collaborative will help provide individuals in these
communities with banking services, training on debt reduction/relief,
and financial assistance to become economically self-sufficient. Members
will provide financial coaching services to participants in the
Financial Success Program (FSP) - a program where individuals attend
financial classes for up to 9 weeks. Along with the
FSP, the members will also help with Bank on the Heartland (BOTH) which
provides banking services to the underserved, un-banked individuals
who have been unable to obtain or maintain a checking or savings
account at a financial institution. The AmeriCorps member will
introduce the banking program, provide education and training, and
assist those who qualify in obtaining an account.
Family Housing Advisory Services (Currently Accepting Applications)
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 little to no
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 may have
transitioning out of foster care. Members will outreach and interact
with youth by assisting in one-on-one financial coaching,
classroom/workshops, coordinating the financial educational enrollment
and training opportunities, and working alongside the Assistant Program
Director with both the Youth and Adult Financial Management Programs.
The Literacy Canter for the Midlands (Currently Accepting Applications)
serving at the Literacy Center for the Midlands will work directly
with adult learners who predominately live in poverty. These
members will serve as Student Success Navigators, helping students
reach their goals and gain critical skills that will aid participants
beyond their time at the Center. Services include, but are not limited
to, helping increase basic literacy skills, learn English, earn GEDs,
and navigate challenges and barriers to educational goal achievements.
Members will also assist in student recruitment, enrollment, and
Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance - OHKA (Currently Accepting Applications)
healthy home environment is essential to an individual’s ability to be
self-sufficient. Members serving at Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance (OHKA)
will assist in providing education to the Omaha community about healthy
homes as well as 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. Members will
also assist in case managing homes in OHKA’s housing rehabilitation
Omaha Outward Bound
School (Currently Accepting Applications)
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. The Member will be responsible for outreach, programming
implementation, and evaluation of the impact of Outward Bound
programming on character development, leadership and service.
Project Everlast (Currently Accepting Applications)
serving at Project Everlast will provide direct support to program
participants and facilitate access to services and resources for current
and former foster youth and young adults, ages 14 to 24. Alongside
Project Everlast Youth Advisers, members will help create comprehensive
plans to address immediate and long-term needs of each participant
once critical needs are identified. The members will help expand
services through direct assistance to youth and young adults. As
students, members will advocate for post-secondary education and
provide information about resources available in the community to best
meet participant needs.
The Salvation Army, North Corps Community Center (Currently Accepting Applications)
serving with the Salvation Army – North Corps Community
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 assigned.
Siena/Francis House (Currently Accepting Applications)
to this host site
allows AmeriCorps members to
improve the quality of life for the homeless and
enable them to become more
productive members of our community. MCC AmeriCorps
members 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
The UNO Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center (Currently Accepting Applications)
UNO Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center addresses community
needs through dynamic programs, initiatives and partnerships. The
Center houses nonprofit organizations that address both educational and
economic opportunity. A number of nonprofit partners in the facility
address economic needs such as holistic wellness, poverty, food
insecurity, urban development, neighborhood safety, prejudice and
bigotry, homelessness, sustainability and tribal emergency services.
Other nonprofit partners in the center address educational needs such
as early childhood development, cultural and historical education,
student support and development, forms of socialized computer-mediated
communication, spirituality and public health, training and evaluation
assistance, volunteer assessment, urban youth education and service
learning. The members serving with UNO’s Barbara Weitz Community
Engagement Center will be placed at different nonprofits housed within
the Community Engagement Center to expand their services. Placement at
specific sites will be contingent on approval of the organization’s job
description and ability to contribute to the focus areas and
performance measures outlined in the AmeriCorps grant.
Women’s Center for Advancement - WCA (Currently Accepting Applications)
WCA is the only agency in Douglas County with an exclusive focus on
serving victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Members
serving at the WCA will participate as Service Navigators in 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. Members will act as a liaison across
programs, ensuring staff follow-up on internal referrals; improving the
efficiency of the WCA’s current wraparound service model.
Campus Host Sites
Engagement (Currently Accepting Applications)
This member will help engage
students in service-learning opportunities, training opportunities, and
volunteer opportunities. All of these opportunities aim to build students’
skills and confidence.
MCC Fab Lab (Currently Accepting Applications)
MCC’s Fabrication Laboratory on
the Fort Omaha campus is equipped with digital tools for 3-D design and
production. MCC AmeriCorps members working in this area will become skilled in
using Fab Lab designs, production tools and material supporting first-generation
college students and area high school students who are at risk or
underrepresented in college enrollments encouraging STEM educational and career
MCC’s Project Impact (Currently Accepting Applications)
Impact, a federally funded grant program from the US Dept. of Labor,
provides career preparation and training for unemployed and dislocated
workers to earn credentials in the high-demand field of manufacturing.
MCC AmeriCorps member serving in this area will facilitate peer-to-peer
communication of important information, such as grant program
expectations, internal and external college resources, and college
transition processes that will further support students in their
retention and success. The member will directly engage students of
various age groups in promoting awareness of college and grant
activities to current and potential MCC students. Outreach will also
help to ease the transition of diverse sets of students into the