Employers in the Denver community are an important resource for DU students who seek jobs to finance their education and gain real-world experience while pursuing their academic goals. We're here to help you meet your hiring needs while ensuring our students have a positive work experience outside of the classroom.
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Information for New Employers
Become a registered user and post your position in just a few steps!
To post a part-time position:
- Register for a new account. Then, choose "Off Campus" from the drop-down menu and enter your information. If a field doesn't apply to you, simply enter "n/a." Utilize the "notes" section to clarify, if needed.
- You'll receive an email from us once your account is activated, typically within 1-2 business days.
- Once your account is active, log in and click "Add a New Job."
Take advantage of our online hiring features! Once you complete your job description, you'll be prompted to create a custom application for students. This feature also allows you to collect resumes, and you'll get an email each time a student applies. If you choose not to use these features, remember to let students know how to apply in your job description.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Is there a fee to use the job board?
No, it's free!
What should I do if I forgot my password?
Email us or call us at 303-871-6792. We'll temporarily reset your password; you can then change once you've logged in.
How much should I pay students?
Positions posted on our job board must pay at least minimum wage. Please remember that the purpose of this board is to help our students finance their education.
How many hours per week can a student work?
While there is no specified limit, we recommend that full-time students work no more than 20 hours per week, as a heavier work schedule might distract them from their educational goals. All off-campus work schedules are negotiated by the employer and student.
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 award package) 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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Enter the hiring process. Sign up for an account to post a position on our job board (choose "On Campus" from the dropdown menu). 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
- social services
- housing and neighborhood improvement
- public safety
- crime prevention and control
- rural development
- urban and rural revitalization
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.