UM Today | Students Get Hired at UM as a Work-Study Student

August 2, 2022 —

Eligibility Criteria: A full-time student receiving government student aid and/or band sponsorship, Metis Nation post-secondary funding, or disability funding who is residing in Manitoba and is maintaining at least a 2.0 GPA: please see the Work-Study website for more details.

Program Application Deadline: September 12, 2022

This year positions range from in-person to remote, or hybrid, as the university transitions back to in-person courses for the Fall 2022 term. Amid all the changes experienced these past few years, UM will continue to offer an amazing experience for student staff. To celebrate the programs 25th anniversary, 25 additional Work-Study positions will be funded, creating up to 95 student positions. There continues to be a wide range of position types offered again this year including social service, science, business, sport, tech and art.

Whatever your career goal may be, Work-Study is an opportunity that can help you build your resume and take steps in the right direction. This year’s positions will be posted on the Work-Study website by August 3 (2022-2023 job postings). For now, here is a quick highlight of a few of our excellent positions:

CEL Indigenous Programs Assistant: If you imagine yourself making a big impact on the community by harnessing your leadership and organizational skills, this position with Community Engaged Learning (CEL) may be perfect for you. In this role you will be supporting the coordination of various student programming. This will include helping participants learn about Indigenous peoples’ enduring relationships to land and place, explore their role in protecting land and water, and meeting other young people committed to climate action. You will be responsible for promoting programs, engaging students, and developing outstanding programming for students. A strong knowledge and experience working with Indigenous communities or organizations is required, and First Nations, Métis, and Inuit candidates will be prioritized for this position.

Research Assistant positions (more than 17 options!): We have more than a handful of Research Assistant positions this year hosted by faculties and organizations such as Anthropology, Architecture, Kinesiology and Recreation Management, Education, Biological Sciences, Physical Plant, the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, the Center for Human Rights Research, Pharmacy , the National Center for Truth and Reconciliation, and the Center on Aging. We recommend that students who are investigative and want to further develop their research skills to check out all the different research position opportunities.

Mental Health Strategy Assistant: Do you have an interest in student mental health and the steps needed to create an environment promoting wellness? You can be a part of the team that organizes the University of Manitoba’s mental health strategies by creating campus events, researching best strategies and more! Consider applying for this position offered by Student Affairs to develop excellent communication, research and website-editing skills.

Climate Action Plan Assistant: Are you passionate about building a sustainable future? If yes, this position would be great for you! Work with the Office of Sustainability to review data, conduct research, create reports and promote the reduction of waste on campus!

Student Engagement and Success Student Website Assistant: Are you interested in developing your web content skills? Join Student Affairs to transition information between content management systems in a professional environment. This position has the opportunity for remote work, so if you were hoping to work from home while getting some technical experience onto your resume this may be the perfect job for you!

Gallery Assistant: Exhibitions and Collections Do you enjoy caring for and managing art collections? Begin building integral skills for curating with this position! From ensuring the inventory and condition of art is maintained, to installing exhibitions and setting up events, there are many great skills that can be developed as you work in the School of Art’s Gallery.

Junior Systems Analyst: If you have a head for numbers, and you know Linux, Python, and/or SQL, this position is right for you. In this job, hosted by Information Services & Technology (IST), you will be able to apply all the computer skills you’ve gained throughout your university degree to help the maintenance and support of web applications and other related technology.

Communications Assistant: Are you interested in developing professional networking and marketing skills in a STEM savvy environment? This job will build your communication and digital skills as you promote the Price Faculty of Engineering. Your role will be to represent the faculty in a polished and professional manner while completing website updates, event planning, and updating UM Today and other social media to promote the research done in Engineering. Heads up: you don’t have to be a student in the Faculty of Engineering to apply for this position!

Student Career Services Advisors: Figuring out the future is a complicated mission for every university student – ​​and if you work at Career Services, you’ll be part of the team that helps students find their direction. Your shift would include orienting students to the career center, facilitating resume critiques, and assessing student needs to make appropriate referrals. This is an excellent position for students considering counseling, social services, education, or human resources; however, we welcome everyone and anyone to apply!

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