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Student Employment Guidelines

Welcome to Luther Seminary Student Employment! Thank you for your interest in student employment. We aim to provide information here to help you navigate all aspects of student employment, whether you are a student seeking an opportunity or a supervisor looking to supplement your current staff with a flexible, part-time student worker. Under each section you will find information and forms unique to both the student and the student supervisor to help in the employment process.

Got a question that isn't answered on the website? Please feel free to contact Human Resources at hr@luthersem.edu

Program overview

Student eligibility:

  • Must currently be enrolled as a student at Luther Seminary*

  • Must be able to provide proper documentation proving ability to work in the United States

  • Must remain in academic "good standing", being able to manage work and rigorous study

*Grace period for graduates: Due to employment classifications, students are strongly discouraged from work as a "student worker" after they've graduated from Luther Seminary. A student worker's last day of employment should be no later than 90 days from last day of the student's final academic term.

Application process:

Applying for student employment at Luther is fast and easy when utilizing our online application. Simply fill out the online form and hit send. Your application will then be forwarded to the hiring manager for your selected positions. For further information on becoming a student employee, please see the Helpful Documents section below for additional reference material.

Remember: It's always a good idea to update your resume and update your references before applying for employment.

SUBMIT APPLICATION

Pay rates:

Most student work on campus follows a pay-rate metric as outlined below. Some notable exceptions to this pay rate metric would be Head Resident, Student Leadership, and Teacher's Assistant roles on campus.

Student Pay Rates 
  First year of
employment   
Second year
of employment 
Third year
of employment
Non-Skilled Positions      $9.00/hour $9.50/hour $10.00/hour
Skilled Positions* $10.00/hour $10.50/hour $11.00/hour

* Skilled positions are those that necessitate previously acquired work or educational experiences and/or specialized knowledge, skills, and abilities in order to perform the key duties of the job. This classification is established in consultation with human resources.

Hour restriction:

Once student employment has been secured, there are certain restrictions to the allowable number of hours a student can work in a given pay period. These guidelines ensure all students remain in compliance with federal law and the student handbook.

  • International students must ensure they remain in compliance with any work restrictions stipulated in their visa.

    • EXAMPLE: International Students on an F1 Visa cannot work more than 20 hours per week

  • The guideline for all other student workers is as follows:

    • During Academic Term--Maximum 20 hours per week

    • Non-Academic Term (J-Term, Summer)--Maximum 40 hours per week

Information and resources

Background checks:

Some job opportunities on campus require a clear background check to be on file before a student is eligible to apply. These positions will clearly denote the need for a background check within the job posting under Job Requirements. Please ensure you have a background check on file before applying. If you are unsure whether or not you have a background check on file, please contact the Associate Dean of Students.

Confidentiality agreements

Similar to Background Checks, some job opportunities on campus may require you to sign additional confidentiality agreements.

  • FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act): Every faculty and staff member who comes into contact with educational records must protect the privacy of those records, maintaining compliance with federal law.

Helpful documents: