Student Employment Program

Weary Center Student Learning Outcomes

The student employment program at the Weary Center provides student employees with real-world learning opportunities through work experiences. In this program, students have the opportunity to grow into leadership positions while getting a more meaningful experience than what many graduate students across the country receive.

  • Develop a sense of self worth
  • Develop personal responsibility
  • Understand and respect diversity
  • Develop healthy relationships
  • Develop leadership
  • Make healthy lifestyle choices
  • Be involved community citizens

Through these learning outcomes, we believe that our student employment model is one of the best in the nation. What keeps this model strong from year to year is the student ownership of the program. Students are given opportunities to be involved with policy formation, creating procedures and other administrative tasks. The student leaders in each area of employment are responsible for selecting whom they would like to elevate into leadership positions. This keeps everyone accountable to each other and has worked extremely well for a number of years!

Each year, over 150 students are employed in a variety of positions at the Weary Center. Many of these positions have opportunities for advancement into student leadership positions. These positions include:

  • Administrative Assistants
  • Equipment Managers/Team Managers
  • Event Staff for home-athletic events
  • Intramural Sports Officials and Scorekeepers
  • Laundry for Teams
  • Lifeguards
  • Open Recreation Supervisors

Typically, most of the hiring is completed at the beginning of the school year, however, new hires are made as needed. To inquire about current job openings you can send an email to wearycenter [at] or you can fill out a Student Employment Application and return it to Scott Ballinger, Office #216 in the Weary Center. Applications will be kept on file for future use.

(All students must be approved for an on-campus position through the Financial Aid office before being offered a position.)

Learn more about NWU's Campus Employment Program.