Student Employment

On-Campus Employment

Working on campus provides students a unique and exciting opportunity to be a part of the Missouri Western State University community.  Research consistently shows that students who work a modest amount of hours (10-15 hrs  per week) and work on, rather than off, campus have higher retention* rates versus students who don’t work at all or who work more than 15 hours per week.  Research also indicates students perform better academically when they hold a job on campus versus off-campus.** Furthermore, student employees serve as a valuable resource by providing essential functional support in multiple departments on campus.  Being a student employee means being a part of the Missouri Western State University team and being a part of the team means upholding the high customer service standards we set for our employees and positively representing the University at all times. Please see the Student Employee Handbook for guidelines and policies relating to student employment on-campus.

 Requirements for Working On-Campus:

  1. All student’s must have an “active” Griffons4Hire profile to view and apply for on-campus job opportunities. Griffons4Hire is Missouri Western’s 24/7 Online Career Management Portal.

    Note: New and incoming transfer students are not able to apply for jobs until they have first registered for classes for the fall. Only then will a Griffons4Hire account be created and students may go in and complete it to activate it.

  2. Students must be a returning, degree-seeking student and be enrolled in at least one credit hour or more at Missouri Western State University to be eligible for student employment. Federal Work Study (FWS) eligible students must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours to qualify to receive and earn their federal work-study dollars (please see the Financial Aid Federal Work Study webpage, listed below, for more details regarding FWS eligibility and requirements.
  3. Note: New and incoming freshman and transfer students may not begin work on campus until classes official begin in the fall.

  4. All eligible students seeking employment must establish that they are eligible for employment in the United States by the guidelines administered through the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. (Additional information regarding employment eligibility and I-9 forms can be found on the HR Website)
  5. All students are eligible for on-campus employment regardless of financial need.  There are two types of employment: those that are Federal Work Study(FWS) eligible, and those paid with institutional funds. Jobs posted to Griffons4Hire should specify which positions are Federal Work Study (FWS), and which are not. For questions about Federal Work Study and eligibility requirements, please visit the Federal Work Study page at



  1. Complete the Student Application for Employment found in your Griffons4Hire “Resources Library” >”On-Campus Employment Application Materials”.
  2.  Save completed application to your computer or device.  (recommend putting your name in title)
  3.  Open your Griffons4Hire Account and upload completed application into “My Documents”.
  4. Upload a completed resume and current schedule of availability to your Griffons4Hire Profile using the “My Documents” tab.
    Note: If you do not have a resume, you may create one by using the “Resume Creator”, which offers a variety of templates depending on your year/rank and work experience. Availability Forms can be found in your “Resources Library” > “On-Campus Employment Application Materials”
  5. Once all documents are reviewed and approved by the Career Development Center and any suggested edits are made, the student can then access jobs and apply for on-campus jobs using the “Apply Now” button.

Click the link below to access your Griffons4Hire account and get started:

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ *Retention refers to “as a rate or  percentage  of students who return from one enrollment period to another”. Source: Habley, W., Bloom, J., & Robbins, S. (2012). Increasing Persistence. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.  **Source: Perna, L.W. (2010) Understanding the Working College Student, Academe, Jul-Aug. 2010. Retrieved from