Student Employment

There are many opportunities for a Messiah College student to have a job on campus. Student Employment at Messiah College includes both federal work study and institutional work assignments. Federal work study assignments are given to students who have filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have demonstrated financial need. Additionally, the College has an extensive institutional work program, where students do not need to demonstrate financial need via the standard need analysis formula. Both of these options provide numerous opportunities to students, with an average of nearly 1,000 academic year and 150 summer jobs being filled each year. Most student assignments average around 10 hours per week during the academic year and 40 hours per week during the summer.

Jobs are typically assigned to new students prior to arrival on campus. Returning (current) students should talk to the Payroll Office and/or the supervisor in the area that they would like to work before leaving campus in the spring. Supervisors and the Student Employment Coordinator will work together to determine placements in campus job assignments.

All students considering an on-campus work assignment should read the Student Employment Handbook. Additional details on eligibility, locating available jobs, obtaining a job, payroll-related items, and more are available below and by contacting the Payroll Office.

Looking for a job?

Some jobs are listed online. Go to jobs.messiah.edu and click on the "Messiah Student" link in the upper right to search for a job that might be right for you.


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New Student Employees

New student employees will want to start by reviewing the helpful checklist of things to do.

New student employees must complete a number of (required) government forms and an (optional) direct deposit form.

  • Click here for a packet of forms in Adobe PDF format.
New student employees will also want to read the Student Employee Handbook.
  • Click here for the Student Employment Handbook in Adobe PDF format.

Background Check

Important: All camp employees (athletics, music, art, math, etc.)
Important: All lifeguards
Important:
All employees in Dining Services, Campus Events or Conference Services (summer only)

All employees listed above are required to have a background check prior to their first day of employment. The Department of Welfare requires by law that employees in programs for minors be fully screened to meet Act 34, Act 151 and Act 73.

  • Click here for background check forms, instructions and additional information.

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Employment Forms (job setup and change forms)

We have made a number of our forms available online for your convenience. All forms here are in Microsoft Word and/or Adobe Acrobat PDF format. You may choose which format you wish to download. If you have questions about these forms or need any other forms please contact us.

Category Description Form Name Choose Format
All Student Employees blue check mark box Checklist New Employee Checklist PDF Word
Accept/Decline Job Accept or Decline your Job Login to Self-service through MCSquare
Human Resources & Compliance Forms

Various forms completed online

Hepatitis B Vaccination

Hepatitis B Vaccination Form
(required for some jobs;
optional for others;
click here for instructions (pdf))

PDF

Cleared to work Work Authorization Card (sample) PDF
Job Resignation Resignation/Termination Form PDF Word*
Supervisors blue check mark box Checklist New Hire Checklist PDF Word*
blue check mark box Checklist Resignation/Termination Checklist PDF Word*
Bulk student requests School Year Roster Request Form PDF Word*
Summer Roster Request Form PDF Word*

Hire, Rehire, Salary Change

Student Employment Master Form PDF Word*
One time payment

Request for Student Single Payment

(Click here for guidelines (pdf))

PDF Word*
Gifts and Awards Gift and Award Reporting Form PDF Word*
Job Resignation or Termination Resignation/Termination Form PDF Word*
Disciplinary notification Student Employee Disiplinary Notification PDF Word*
Job description Student Employment Position Description PDF Word*

Optional
Forms

Job application Student Job Application PDF Word*
* Indicated forms may be filled out using the computer and then printed before signing.

Payroll Forms (tax forms)

We have made a number of our forms available online for your convenience. All forms here are in Microsoft Word and/or Adobe Acrobat PDF format. You may choose which format you wish to download. If you have questions about these forms or need any other forms please contact us.

Category Description Form Name Choose Format
All Student Employees Employment eligibility

I-9 (only pages 7 and 8 need to be printed)

PDF*  -
Federal tax withholding

Form W-4 (2014)

(click here for special instructions for Non-Resident Aliens)

PDF*

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Local tax withholding

Residency Certification Form

(click here for list of all PSD codes)

PDF* Excel*
Direct deposit Direct Deposit Authorization Form PDF Word*

Optional

Forms

Local services tax exemption

Local Services Tax Exemption (2013)

PDF

Word*

Local Services Tax Exemption (2014) PDF Word*

Local services tax refund Local Services Tax - Refund
(2013)
PDF Word*

Change Form
Employee Personal Information Change Form   - Word*
   Help Helpful instructions Helpful instructions to complete forms PDF Word
* Indicated forms may be filled out using the computer and then printed before signing.

Time Sheets

In a couple departments, students report the time they worked by using a time clock. All other students will report the time they have worked using a time sheet. The time sheet is sent to your supervisor who will assist you with completing it. Click here for a sample time sheet (in PDF format).

Other Payroll Information