Hiring Exceptional Talent

Student, Staff Wage, & Faculty Wage Services


The Student, Staff Wage, and Faculty Wage Team (SSF) work with hiring managers and Business Partners to help recruit and hire exceptional candidates. We can help you post student wage and federal work-study positions in Handshake and Workday, and provide support and tools for hiring managers who need assistance in screening, sourcing, and selecting the best-qualified talent.

Recruiting and Hiring of University Staff and Wage Employees

For Managers

Hiring managers can reach out to their designated HR Business Partner—who can help you connect with the SSF team—to receive assistance in posting student wage and federal work-study positions in Workday.

  • Requirements Prior To Your Employee's Start Date

    Prior to start date, new student employees must:

    1. Complete section I of the Form I-9. If the employee is a foreign national who does not have a social security number, please ask them to contact the HR Solution Center at 434.243.3344 or askhr@virginia.edu.

    2. Locate and schedule an orientation session for your student employee to attend before or on their first day. Ensure they gather and bring "acceptable documents" to complete part II of the I-9 at orientation. No copies, faxes, or electronic versions will be accepted. This is a legal requirement. A list of acceptable documents may be found here

    Please Note: Student workers who fail to present required documents at Orientation or by the third day after an employee’s official start date will lead to termination of employment until acceptable documentation is presented. 

    If your employee is unable to present acceptable documents before their suggested start date, they should contact the HR Solution Center at 434.243.3344 or askhr@virginia.edu.

  • Mandatory Orientation For All Student Employees

    Please Note: Employees who fail to present required documents at Orientation or by the third day after official start date will lead to termination of employment until acceptable documentation is presented. 

    It is imperative that student employees, who have not previously worked for the University, attend a required orientation session before starting work. If a student is currently, or was previously, employed within the last 3 years by the University, they no longer require a new I-9 and are not required to attend orientation. Students will complete part II of the I-9 and receive vital information about how to get paid properly and on time at Orientation.

    Orientation sessions will be held in Clemons Library, room 204, on the following dates:

    Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

    • February 6, 13, 20, 27
    • March 6, 13, 20, 27
    • April 3, 10, 17, 24
    • May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
    • June 5, 12, 19, 26

    Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    • February 7, 14, 21, 28
    • March 7, 14, 21, 28
    • April 4, 11, 18, 25
    • May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
    • June 6, 13, 20, 27
  • Managing Student Employees

    Students are only permitted to work 20 hours per week while classes are in session per the Wage Authorization Memo published by the Provost’s Office. This means that regardless of the number of work assignments the student holds, no more than 20 hours should be worked. Please work closely with the manager and/or student employee(s) to manage this expectation. While students may exceed 20 hours per week during breaks, including the summer, students on visas may never exceed 20 hours per week.

    Share the Helpful Resources For Student Employees at the right with your team to assist with vital processes like entering time, viewing payslips, setting up direct deposit, and more.

    Managing Staff Wage Employment

Apply For Student Wage & Federal Work-Study Positions

All student employees work closely with UVA's Career Center to find open positions at the University. If you are interested in finding a student position, search for student wage and federal work-study positions in Handshake. The SSF team recruits and connects students with on-Grounds jobs.

Please Note: Employees who fail to present required documents at Orientation or by the third day after official start date will lead to termination of employment until acceptable documentation is presented. 

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