Work Study

Welcome and thank you for your interest in participating in the Heritage University Work Study Program.The program will allow students to pursue placement of their choice and serve as a tool for students to attain skills in the area of job readiness.

How DOES THE Work Study Placement Work?

  • Students must be awarded Work study. A Financial Aid Representative will award all work-study eligible students and determine the award amount.
  • Visit the job board after you have selected the desired job you wish to pursue. You will need to:
    • Submit your online work-study application here. If an agreement between student and supervisor is made (willingness to hire), the supervisor will inform the Work Study Coordinator.
    • If you are selected for a work-study position you will be contacted by Dianne Fernandez and set up an appointment within 1-3 days to generate a contract. You will be required to attend a new hire orientation by Human Resources to provide necessary payroll documents (please visit for a complete listing of required documents, which must be presented at the meeting; one item from column A or one item from column B and one item from column C.)

Important FACTS about Work Study Placement:

  • Workstudy awards range from $2,000 - $9,000 for an academic year.
  • Students are allowed to work up to 19 hours per week but under no circumstance may a student work more than 19 hours per week.
  • Individualized placements will determine the hour allotment per week as well as the hourly wage.
  • Placement is determined by supervisor
  • Placement is limited, not all Workstudy Awarded students are guaranteed a placement.
  • Students who are hired through the workstudy program must maintain academic satisfactory progress
  • Students placed through the program are recommended to attend resume writing workshops, career fairs and participate in mock interviews

Workstudy Requirements: 

1. Financial need on your financial aid package

2. Eligible for State and/or Federal funding

3. GPA 2.0 or higher

4. Attending 1/2 time (6 credits) or greater

Please stop at the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships for assistance with the work-study application or call 509-865-8502 for more information.  

Custodian {expander}

TITLE: Custodian 


DEPT: Physical Plant Maintenance           



The Custodian performs custodial duties in and around campus facilities; works closely with employees and the public to meet the custodial needs of the area; and resolves problems to ensure efficient and safe operations.




  1. Represents Heritage University in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and other customers of our services, learns and uses operating practices of the department and Heritage University.


  1. Upholds the Heritage University Mission Statement.


  1. Assist other employees to keep a cohesive team atmosphere


  1. Cleans and maintains floors, walls, windows, carpets, furniture, white-boards.


  1. Cleans and sanitizes restrooms and fixtures; empties trash containers in accordance with established procedures.


  1.  Responds to service requests, when asked.


  1. Performs various maintenance and custodial duties


  1. Operates power equipment and hand tools such as vacuum, broom and mop required for cleaning and custodial maintenance of floors, walls, carpets, and furniture.


  1. Uses ladders when required in work assignments.


10.Replenishes tissue and restroom supplies.


11.Performs preventative maintenance in and around facilities.


12.Manually remove snow or debris form sidewalks, stairs, driveways, and entry ways.


13. Handles confidential information with tact, discretion and in compliance with FERPA regulations.




  1. Performs other functions as necessary or as assigned.




Learn to manage time and work habits in an efficient manner.


Learn to work well with others for the same common goal and benefit


Learn customer service skills and ethics




A.            Knowledge: Good work ethics


B.            Skills: Safely dispose of hazardous materials; identify stains and use proper chemicals for their removal; work effectively in and around the public; perform physical labor; understand and carry out oral and written directions; maintain cooperative working relationships; demonstrate sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse population.


C.            Abilities: Must be able to perform physical activities, such as, but not limited to, lifting heavy items (up to 50 lbs. unassisted), bending, standing, climbing or walking. Must be able to work safely in an environment containing caustic chemicals, cleaning materials, dust and noise. Routinely required to work under inclement weather conditions.



*After submitting online application set up an interview for this position:

(509) 865-0446


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