Temporary Staffing Center for Applicants

Whether you are a transitional job seeker, an experienced worker, a professional or retiree, our Northwestern University Temporary Staffing Center has a variety of positions that may be just what you are looking for, ranging from office assistant to financial assistant to executive assistant and more.  We provide temporary employment on both the Evanston and Chicago campuses and positions that are both short-term and long-term.

To apply for a temporary job,  log in to the Careers website as an "External Applicant" and search for the keyword "Temporary".

We are generally looking for candidates with 2 to 5 years of administrative, financial or accounting experience who demonstrate the following:  

  • Professionalism
  • Customer focus
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong verbal/written communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Efficiency
  • Innovation and creativity
  • Organizational and planning skills
The benefits to temporary employment at Northwestern are many:
  • Challenging positions
  • Choice of work location
  • Networking opportunities
All applicants must apply for a specific temporary job and complete the online application process, provide two professional references, proof of education and certified credentials if the Northwestern University vendor is unable to do so. Some applicants or employees will be required to have an in person interview and test on required software and other relevant skills as dictated by the temporary role.  All applicants hired for a temporary position must successfully complete a criminal background check. All applicants must meet the qualifications to be considered eligible and part of the temporary pool for employment. For more information review our Frequently Asked Questions for Applicants for Temporary Employment.