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Student Employment Guides & Program information

Quick and easy guides and information to help applicants apply for funding, download and save specific attachments, and upload saved attachments to applications.

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Eligibility for Student Employment

All student employees must:

  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
  • Declare a financial aid eligible major
  • Be registered in at least 6 financial aid eligible credits
  • Have a complete and current financial aid package with an active student employment award

Apply for a Student Employment Award

Student employment awards are based on overall need. Check your myCNM for award updates, which will be posted within 10 business days from request submission.

Mandatory Background Check

A background check is required for all work study or student employment positions. Final hiring decision made by P.I. and Program Director in collaboration with CNM Administration; CNM reserves the right to rescind the offer of employment.

Required Documents

Two documents are required when applying for a student employee position. Applicants without the required documents may not be selected for hire.

  • Class Schedule
    • Sign in to myCNM
    • Select "Registration" tab
    • Select "Review your Schedule/Bill"
    • Select and submit the correct term in the drop down menu
    • Press Ctrl+P to bring up print menu
    • Change the destination drop down to "Save as PDF" and Save
    • Make note of where the document is saved
  • Award Page
    • Sign in to myCNM
    • Select "Financial Aid" tab
    • Select "Award"
    • Select "Award for Aid Year"
    • Use drop down menu and submit the current aid year
    • Select the "Award Overview" tab
    • Press Ctrl+P to bring up print menu
    • Change the destination drop down to "Save as PDF" and Save
    • Make note of where the document is saved

Attaching Documents to Applications

From the attachments page of your student employee application you can upload documents, such as a resume or cover letter, which may help the hiring supervisor with the decision making process. Applicants can also attach the required class schedule(s) and award offers from this page.
To upload documents, follow these steps:

  • Select "upload document"
    • A "+ upload" option will appear
  • Select the "+ upload" option
    • Add a title to your document. Name your documents in a way so that you can identify previous application documents from current documents.
      • i.e. First name Last name, document type, and year
        • John Smith Award offer 2018
    • Select "Choose File" 
      • Find and select the file you saved as a PDF or other document type
      • Select "Open"
    • Select "Upload" to upload the document to the application.

Uploaded documents will be saved in your profile for use in other applications.

Available Work Study Programs/Awards

There are four types of work study funding available to students and one non work study student employment. Student employment funds may not be awarded if credits attended are makeup summer credits for another secondary education institution. Student employment funds may not be awarded to students with an "At Home" budget or low unmet need.

  • State Work Study (STWKS)
    • Valid and complete FAFSA
    • Minimum 6 financial aid eligible credits
    • Meet satisfactory academic progress
    • Funding provided by NM state government
  • Federal Work Study (FWS)
    • Valid and complete FAFSA
    • Minimum 6 financial aid eligible credits
    • Meet satisfactory academic progress
    • Funding provided by Federal government
  • No Need Work Study (NNSWS)
    • Valid and complete FAFSA
    • Minimum 6 financial aid eligible credits
    • Meet satisfactory academic progress
    • Funding specifically for students who lack unmet need
    • Funding provided by NM state government
  • CNM Employment (CNMEMP)
    • Submitted FAFSA
    • Minimum 6 financial aid eligible credits
    • Funding provided by Central NM Community College
    • Used in extreme cases
  • Student Employment (Non Work Study)
    • Minimum 6 financial aid eligible credits
    • Funding provided by pre-approved Departments
    • Program includes DACA, International Students, RRC Interns and Mentors, Tutors, and DRC R/W

Mandatory Training

All CNM student employees must complete the mandatory training's within 30 days of start. Training's may not be available for up to 10 business days from start date, once training's are available, an email will be sent from the Employee Training department.

  • There are 6 mandatory training's and 2 job dependent training's.
    • Campus Safety and Emergency Response (HRMAND1001)
    • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (HRMAND1000)
    • Hazard Communication (HRMAND1005)
    • Information Security for General Users (HRMAND1002)
    • Preventing Discrimination and Sexual Violence: Title IX (HRMAND1006)
    • Unlawful Harassment Prevention for Higher Education Staff (HRMAND1005)
    • The Americans with Disabilities Act Title II and Section 504
    • Blood Borne Pathogen Prevention (Job Dependent) (HRMAND1008)
    • Defensive Driving (Job Dependent) (HRMAND1007)

The courses can be accessed by logging into myCNM. Then select Financial Aid tab, navigate to the Student Employee Learning link in the Student Employment widget. You will automatically be assigned the Mandatory training curriculum required for your position. For assistance with the Cornerstone Talent Management system, read more information.

Equality and Nondiscrimination

Opportunities Available to All

Opportunities in career related learning experiences are available to all students regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, or disability.

Assurance of Employer Nondiscrimination

Central New Mexico Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or disability in recruitment, hiring, placement, assignment of work tasks, hours of employment, levels of responsibility and pay.

Equal Opportunity

It is the policy of the Governing Board of Central New Mexico Community College (the "College") to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to age, ancestry, color, mental or physical disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, serious medical condition, sex, sexual orientation, spousal affiliation, veteran status, or any other protected class in any of its policies, practices, or procedures in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, nor will it condone any act of illegal discrimination or harassment on the part of its employees. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment and prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on an employee's protected class.

The Board confirms that this provision of the handbook by its reference to applicable federal, state, and local laws prohibits and condemns any retaliation or interference of any kind against any employee engaging in the exercise of free speech or in activities protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Upon request, the College will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities with regard to conditions of employment as provided by applicable federal, state, and local laws