Off-Campus Employers

Employers in the Denver community are an important resource for students who seek jobs to finance their education and gain real-world experience while pursuing their academic goals. DU is here to help you meet your hiring needs while ensuring students have a positive work experience outside of the classroom.

Posting Your Job Through Pioneer Careers

Beginning in May 2020, all student jobs are posted through Pioneer Careers, which is managed by Career & Professional Development. The previous student employment job board was deactivated at the end of June.

All current job board users must create a new profile with Pioneer Careers, and post their positions through that platform.

Creating a Pioneer Careers Account: 

To register for an account with Pioneer Careers.

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the "Sign up for an account" link below the log in button.
  3. Enter your contact information and create a password.

Posting a Job in Pioneer Careers:

Once you have an account set up, you can post your position. To post a position, log into, click on the "Post a Job" link on your homepage and complete the job details section. For all student positions, be sure to indicate the following:

  • In the Job Phase category, select “Internships & Student Employment.”
  • In the Type of Job category, select “Student Employment: Off DU Campus.”
  • In the Eligibility category, select “Current Students” for the Student Group.

Positions will be approved and available for students to view within 48 hours. If you have any questions, please email

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Community Service Work-Study Program

Are you a nonprofit or government agency within 30 miles of DU that improves the quality of life for community residents, particularly low-income residents? You may be eligible to become part of the community service work-study program!

This program allows students to utilize their work-study (part of their financial aid offer) to earn money to help finance their education through part-time employment. Partnerships between the University of Denver and community-service agencies are mutually beneficial to students and organizations, as students engage in meaningful service designed to meet community needs, and agencies share the responsibility of compensation with the federal government. An organization that employs a student with work-study is expected to cover only 30% of the student's wages.

Become a Community Service Work-Study Employer:

  1. Determine eligibility. Does your organization seek to improve the quality of life of community residents? Is it a nonprofit or government agency? If yes, see next step.
  2. Enter verification process. Contact us to begin the verification process. We will need a copy of your agency's 501(c)(3) status and its bylaws or regulations.
  3. Sign a contract. Off-campus employers must sign a contract with us that outlines your federal share of student wages, typically 30 percent. Ensure that we have the original copy of the contract and wait to receive approval to begin the hiring process.
  4. Enter the hiring process. Sign up for an account to post a position through Pioneer Careers. Then, post your position and collect applications. Once you make an offer to the student of your choice, contact us to complete the rest of the hiring paperwork.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How does the University of Denver define "community service"?

    DU defines community service as actions designed to improve the quality of life for community residents, particularly low-income residents. Fields that typically meet this definition include:

    • health care
    • literacy training
    • welfare
    • social services
    • transportation
    • housing and neighborhood improvement
    • public safety
    • crime prevention and control
    • recreation
    • rural development
    • urban and rural revitalization
    • conservation
  • How does the University of Denver define a "nonprofit" organization?

    None of the organizations' net earnings should benefit any private shareholder or individual. An organization must be a government agency or incorporated as a nonprofit under federal or state law to enter into an agreement with DU.

  • Are any organizations deemed ineligible for this program?

    Yes. In addition to for-profits, organizations that participate in political activity, lobby on a federal, state or local level, or primarily serve the interest of an elected official are not eligible to participate in this program. Also, students cannot hold positions that involve constructing, operating or maintaining any part of a building used for religious worship or sectarian instruction.


Work-Study Office

For questions specific to the work-study program at DU.

M-F 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Career & Professional Development

For questions about login permissions and job postings through Pioneer Careers.