For Supervisors | Webster University

For Supervisors

The Student Employment Program is designed to help students meet educational expenses through meaningful employment. Working as a student employee helps the student develop a sense of community and belonging. Students who feel part of their university tend to do better scholastically and remain at the university to degree completion.

The Student Employment Office provides resources for both on-campus supervisors and community service sites

To stay up-to-date on student employment events and policies, we encourage you to sign up for our listserv:

Sign up for Supervisor Listserv


On-Campus Supervisors

The hiring process:

1) Review the Student Employment Supervisor Manual to learn more about the program’s policies and procedures.

2) Check with Dean/Director/Financial Manager to get approval for position(s).

3) If the position is new, complete a Job Description and send it to for approval.

4) After necessary approvals, post the position(s) on Handshake.  If you do not already have a Handshake
    account or have never posted a position, please review the Handshake for Student Employee Supervisor Guide.

5) Screen and interview the candidates.

6) Before an offer is given, contact Student Employment to verify Federal Work-Study Award and determine what
     paperwork is required for student to begin working.

7) Send required paperwork to Student Employment:

8)  Close the position on Handshake.  Send updates to students who did not get the position, so they know
     it is no longer available.  (How to close a position) (How to update applicants)

9)  Once Student Employment has received and processed the forms, Student Employment will email the student (with
     the supervisor copied) regarding ADP setup and New Hire Orientation.  Please verify with the student that they
     have completed orientation before they start working.  The student’s timecard will not be activated until they have
     participated in the orientation and should not start working until the supervisor can see their timecard in ADP.

10)  Establish goals with the student at the start of the position to use as a benchmarking tool later.  This position should
      provide the student with a meaningful learning experience.

11)  Complete Student Employee Performance Evaluation as necessary.

12)  Review FAQs page to find answers to commonly asked questions.