Off-Campus Non-Work-Study  


How does this work?

Boston University provides a valuable free listing service to employers in the Greater Boston area. This service allows you to post part-time or one-time job opportunities on the Boston University Student Job Board, a platform that is active throughout the year. By using this service, you can directly connect with our talented students for your hiring needs, and all aspects of the hiring process, including compensation, are handled directly between you and the student.

Student Employment reserves the right to decline requests and remove job listings. Employer job listings are posted at the discretion of the Student Job Service. 

What kinds of jobs can I post?

We welcome a diverse range of employment opportunities. Whether you're a business owner looking for positions like cashier, customer service support, website or social media management assistance, or a non-business owner seeking a home assistant, babysitter, or gardening help, our students are ready to meet your needs.

How much do I pay student hires?

Pay rates for jobs are set exclusively by you, the employer, with the requirement to meet the Massachusetts minimum wage of $15.00 per hour as of January 1, 2023. Boston University Student Employment staff can guide you on the current going rates for most jobs, but the final decision about what rate to advertise is entirely up to you. Rest assured, both employers and students are expected to adhere to the pay rate posted on the job listing, with any deviation requiring mutual agreement. All payment for work done is made directly by the employer to the student immediately upon completion of a job and, whenever possible, in cash. Even when a payroll process is involved, employees expect they will be paid within a reasonable time after completing the job.

Who has access to the job listings?

Only students actively enrolled at Boston University have access to the Job Board.

Do you perform background checks on the students? 

Student Employment does not perform background checks or CORIs on students applying for jobs. Employers may request references from students as necessary.

How do I create an account?

Click on the "Request Access" link and follow the prompts. Student Employment will review access requests within one to two business days. Once approved, you will receive a notification confirming your access to the job board website. 

How do I post a job?

Check out the guide on creating a job and posting it to the job board. If you need help, you may contact Student Employment.

How long can I have a listing up?

Users can set a deadline for the job listing or leave it until the job is filled.

How do I hire a student?

When it comes to hiring, you have two options. You can review and hire applicants through our built-in application system, or you can choose to connect with the student directly by providing your contact information. If you opt for the latter, our student employment staff may reach out to you to confirm the listing status and update the job board accordingly, ensuring a smooth and efficient hiring process. 

How do I take down a job listing? 

Employers may log on to the job board and remove a job listing by opening the job card and updating the job status from "Active, Listed" to "Inactive." Placing a job listing into an inactive state will allow you to notify applicants that the job is no longer available through a built-in email notification system.

Where can I find out if I qualify to become an Off-Campus Federal Work-Study partner?

Check out our Off-Campus Federal Work-Study informational page to learn more about the program and apply.