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There are no open positions at this time. Please check back at the end of the Spring 2017 semester.

For more information on the Rowdy Corps program please contact:
Carolina Canizales
Program Coordinator, Center for Civic Engagement
Phone Number: (210) 458-2658

For more information concerning Work-Study eligibility and funding
Financial Aid Officer, Office of Financial Aid and Enrollment
Phone: (210) 458-7581

If you are looking for an on-campus work-study opportunity please visit: UTSA Handshake

Rowdy Corps: What You Need to Know

What is Rowdy Corps?

Rowdy Corps is a Community-Based Work-Study Program aiming to unite UTSA students with the broader San Antonio community. Created in 2015, the program provides the opportunity for work-study eligible UTSA students interested in non-profit or government agencies to commit their time and federally designated funds towards placement at select community-based agencies outside of the university.

How do I know if I am eligible to join Rowdy Corps?

To be eligible, you must initially be a recipient of federal college work study funding and meet the qualifications established for Satisfactory Academic Progress. Check your work-study eligibility by logging onto your ASAP account and viewing your Financial Aid Award Letter. To be considered for federal work-study funding, you must designate interest in work-study when you complete your annual FAFSA.

Work-study eligibility is a requirement but does not guarantee admittance to the Rowdy Corps program. Interested students should submit an application by clicking on the application link above. As job openings become available, qualified students will be notified.

How do I apply?

To apply for the Rowdy Corps program, please select the Rowdy Corps application link. You must upload your resume and a copy of the current pending semester's class schedule to the application before submitting it.

Current Rowdy Corps Partner Agencies

To check for potential openings, contact the Center for Civic Engagement.

How soon after submitting my application will I be notified of a decision?

Due to a limited number of Rowdy Corps positions approved each academic year, applicants will be reviewed and accepted on a rolling “first come, first served” basis. Interested parties are encouraged to apply as early as possible to assure consideration for a spot in the Rowdy Corps program. Individual program applications will be reviewed and addressed within two weeks of submission.

Deadlines for students:

We continue to accept all applications until all positions are filled.

Can I select the organization/agency for which I can serve during the semester?

Yes! You have the opportunity to review and select from the list of community partners and apply to each position individually. Rowdy Corps Coordinator may offer additional suggestions for available positions after reviewing your application and resume. Interviews are scheduled with agency site supervisors to determine the quality of fit and matches will be based on a combination of consideration of student skills and agency/organization needs.

What sort of time commitment is required from a Rowdy Corps member?

Rowdy Corps Program Members are expected to work 15-19 hours/week over the span of the academic year. Rowdy Corps Members are awarded 225 hours of work-study per semester with a recommended 15 hour workload/week. Rowdy Corps Members are also required to attend mandatory Reflection Sessions throughout the academic year.

How will I be compensated for my work with Rowdy Corps?

The current rate of pay for members of the Rowdy Corps program is $9.00/hour with an increase to $10.00/hour in Fall 2016. Returning Rowdy Corps members may receive a pay increase due to their previous years of commitment to the agency and the Rowdy Corps program. While your host agency/organization is obligated to provide you with adequate opportunities to complete your commitment to the program, you are responsible for assuring you meet and do not exceed your designated work-study funding allotment.

Tips for remaining eligible for Rowdy Corps:

To remain eligible for participation in the Rowdy Corps program, you must continue to meet the following guidelines:

• Meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress through the duration of your time employed and adhere to the student guidelines established for federal work-study funding.
• Remain enrolled for a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester throughout the duration of the program.
• Work no more than 19 hours per week at your designated agency/organization during academic periods where class is in session.
• Attend mandatory Rowdy Corps meetings and reflection sessions throughout the academic school year.
• Monitor your hours and payroll to assure that you do not exceed the allocated work-study funds made available prior to site placement.
• To continue work at your Rowdy Corps agency/organization placement from one year to the next, you must maintain Center for Civic Engagement approval and continued eligibility for federal work-study funding.