Employment Opportunities

Find A Career Where You Can Soar!

We're looking for people who want to make a difference in the lives of our students and in our community.

SOWELA Technical Community College is the #1 community college in Louisiana four years running, according to WalletHub. In addition, the College recently received the national Great College to Work For designation in the areas of Shared Governance and Faculty Experience.

Join us in our commitment to putting students first and changing lives. We're rewriting the rules on higher education as we strive to deliver a holistic academic experience for our students.

Why Work at SOWELA?

SOWELA offers comprehensive salary packages, including generous paid time off, health insurance, supplemental insurance, and retirement benefits. Tuition and fee exemption is also available for full-time employees, and full-time faculty can take advantage of rank and promotion.

Benefits Summary (PDF)

Take the first step in a rewarding career at SOWELA. View the College's open positions and apply online (opens new window).

SOWELA Technical Community College is an AA/EEO Employer as well as a SAME (State As A Model Employer) agency.

Student Employment

SOWELA offers several part-time employment positions to students through the Federal Work-Study program. These positions are often on the SOWELA campus and will work around your class schedule. If you have a good work ethic, cheerful, and eager to learn, please submit the application for student employment.

To qualify, you must have submitted a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), have demonstrated financial need (the Financial Aid Office will make this determination), and be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours.

3820 Senator J. Bennett Johnston Avenue
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70615
(337) 421-6565
(800) 256-0483

Mon-Thu: 7:45 AM to 4:15 PM
Friday: 7:45 AM to 12:00 PM
(337) 421-6550

SOWELA Technical Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person(s) have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies:

Title IX Officer

Candy Parker


(337) 421-6510 or (800) 256-0483

3820 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave. Lake Charles, LA 70615

ADA Officer

Maegan Lewis


(337) 421-6952 or (800) 256-0483

3850 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave. Lake Charles, LA 70615

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