Wilkes University

Available Student Work Study Jobs

Below is a list of current available student work study positions for the Fall 2017 semester:

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Physics invites qualified students to apply for work study positions. Several positions are available.

 Position Title: Student Aid.  Department: Athletics. Supervisor: Phil Wingert/Maria Dwyer. Phone Number: 570-408-4024 & 570-408-4020. Email: philip.wingert@wilkes.edu & maria.dwyer@wilkes.edu.

Job Duties/Skills: Athletic event staff: ball persons, scorebook, score clock, video camera operator, statistics, field preparation, facility set-up and break-down.

Qualifications: federal work-study positions. No experience necessary.

Position Title: Student Aid. Department: Athletics/Intramurals. Supervisor Nicholas Doyle. Phone Number: 570-408-2703. Email: nicholas.doyle@wilkes.edu.

Job Duties: -Organizing athletic equipment and assembling equipment for games.
-Referring or monitoring intramural games. Sports include: indoor soccer, flag football, basketball, floor hockey, volleyball and softball.
-Reporting final scores to ImLeagues websites.

Skills: -Good Communicator
-Organized
-Reliable
-Sports background and understanding of game rules

Qualifications: -Must be work study eligible for this position.

Position: Student Aid. Department: Civic Engagement - Veterran Center of Excellence(on campus). Supervisor: Megan Valkenburg. Phone Number: 570-408-5905. Email: megan.boone@wilkes.edu

Job Duties/ Skills: Students can expect their duties include helping with the day-to-day operation of the office; including serving as a greeter, signing in students to the center, creating meetings, maintaining bulletin boards, creating and hanging posters, preparing supplies for upcoming events, making copies, sending faxes, answering the phones, taking messages and sending e-mail reminders. The Veteran Center of Excellence is open from 8:30am-4:30pm.

Qualifications: Receptionist Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Comfortable with telephone and verbal communication with clients.
• Create informative bulletin boards, flyers, and brochures
• Maintain office supplies and coordinate inventories.

Position: Student Aid. Department: Civic Engagement - VA Hospital Department Clearical Assistant (Veteran/Dependent Satus student highly encouraged to apply). Supervisor: Megan Valkenburg. Phone Number: 570-408-5905. Email: megan.boone@wilkes.edu.

Job Duties/Skills: A Department Clerical Assistant (Satellite Office) is an employee that assists the supervisor and service officers of the satellite offices. The Department of Pennsylvania American Legion has satellite offices in the two VA medical centers, one in Erie and one in Wilkes Barre. The duties and responsibilities that are required in the satellite offices differ from the ones that exist in the other regional offices.
Specific Responsibilities:

• Welcomes visitors by greeting them, in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries.
• Directs visitors by maintaining employee and department directories; giving instructions as needed.
• Maintains safe and clean reception area by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
• Collects all incoming mail and distributes to the appropriate service officer.
• Maintains the calendars of the service officers, scheduling appointments according to veteran needs.
• Faxing completed claim information to the appropriate evidence intake center. Once receipt of transmission is received, scanning the submission into the appropriate client electronic file.
• Copying and scanning client information into their electronic file.
• Collect and organize personal client information, distribute the information to the service officers for review and processing.

Qualifications: Receptionist Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Comfortable with telephone and verbal communication with clients.
• Must be able to handle stressful situations while remaining professional.
• A strong desire to help customers.
• Maintain office supplies and coordinate inventories.

Position Title: Student Aid. Department: Civic Engagement-Off Campus Community Work Study. Supervisor: Megan Valkenburg. Phone Number: 570-408-5905. Email: megan.boone@wilkes.edu

Jobs Available:The Civic Engagement office is seeking highly motivated, detail oriented, committed and energetic students to work in the community at various area non-profit agencies.
American Red Cross Blood Drive Coordinator
The responsibilities of the Blood Drive coordinator include but are not limited to advertisement and marketing to students, faculty, and staff, recruitment of donors (phone calls, e-mails, flyers, etc.), recruitment of volunteers, blowing up balloons and decorating, collaborating with facilities and food services on set-up, clean-up and refreshments. Maintaining blood drive records.
 Domestic Violence Service Center
Assist in the day-to-day operations of the facility. Answering phones, taking messages, and filing. Students may also train to become hotline operators at the request of the DVSC director. Clearances are required.
 Kirby Family House
Duties: Answer phones; assist with resident needs, clerical duties, assist case manager with projects, assist with kitchen duties. REQUIREMNTS:
Child abuse Clearances. State police clearances
Must bring in ID (driver's license, social security cards and completed Salvation Army application)
 McGlynn After-school program
Tutor and assist youth with homework and computer shills. Must have a great desire to work with children of low-income, be committed to the program, and be extremely reliable. The work study will meet on a regular basis with supervisor to review student progress in the program. Child abuse clearance and transportation are a must.
 Ruth's Place House of Hope Women's Shelter
The work study student will be responsible for volunteer coordination, organizing donated items such as foods and clothing, answering phones and taking messages. (Training is provided)
 Special Olympics Program Assistant
Duties include assisting in volunteer recruitment and management of the Special Olympics Bowling Tournament and two fun social events on campus. Participation in once monthly board meetings as well as supervising the planning board.
 YMCA Wellness Department
The wellness staff is responsible for the supervision, operation, and monitoring of all members making sure equipment is being used correctly and offering correction when equipment is being used improperly. The staff performs new member orientation, enforces all fitness center rules and performs general facility maintenance and cleaning within the fitness center rooms.
 YMCA Front Desk
Work study will be responsible for answering phones, greeting members, processing membership information, and helping with bulk mailing.
 YMCA Preschool Aide
The preschool aide will be expected to assist the teachers in monitoring the children to ensure child safety, and making sure each child is signed in and out of the care center. Other duties may include making photo copies and interacting with parents. FBI fingerprinting and Child Abuse Clearances are required
 YMCA Nursery Aide
The nursery aide will be expected to assist in child care responsibilities and assisting in monitoring the children to ensure safety. FBI fingerprinting and Child Abuse Clearances are required.

Qualifications: Qualifications for this position are commitment to a set schedule, reliable transportation, desire to learn new skills working with a variety of people, and strong work ethic. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Comfortable with telephone and verbal communication with clients.
• Create informative bulletin boards, flyers, and brochures
• Maintain Confidentiality

Position Title: Student Aid. Department: Bursar's Office. Supervisor: Anne Kotarski. Phone Number: 570-408-4654. Email: anne.kotarski@wilkes.edu.

Job Duties/Skills:
• Data entry to the Banner system to include: Posting tuition deferments, moving hold codes, posting payment plan codes, posting write offs, posting parking tickets and passes.
• Mailing and printing collection letters.
• Open and distribute mail.

Students are able to work approximately 5-9 hours per week depending on individual pay rate. Hours are assigned on a semester basis, based on availability as well as performance, and therefore cannot be guaranteed each semester.

Qualifications:
Full-time undergraduate student
Federal work study allotment

Position: Student Aide. Department: Marketing Communications - Web Services. Supervisor: Joshua Bonner. Phone Number: 570-408-5059. Email: joshua.bonner@wilkes.edu.

Job Duties/Skills:
Skills
• HTML/CSS/JS
• Adobe Photoshop
• Cloud-based social media applications
• Digital photography

Duties
• Web and digital content updates
• Digital design and layout
• Project coordination
• Digital asset acquisition
• Event support
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
• Working knowledge of web development applications and standards
• Interest in digital marketing and web design
• 3.0 GPA or higher
• Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills

Position: Student Aid. Department: Dean's Office; College of Science & Engineering. Supervisor: Ms. Tracy Polumbo. Phone Number: 570-408-4600. Email: Tracy.Polumbo@wilkes.edu.

Job Duties/Skills:
Confidentiality
Organizational
Attention to Detail
Customer Service
Filing
Receptionist Duties
Customer Service Skills
Reliability
Office Processing/Associated Duties (e.g., Mailings, Phones, Deliveries, etc.)


Qualifications:

Microsoft Office
Previous office/clerk/related experience
Must be able to work between 9:00a.m.-3:00p.m. Available 6-10 hours per week.

Qualifications:
Full-time undergraduate student
Federal or Institutional work study allotment

Position: Student Aid. Department: Health & Wellness Services. Supervisor: Diane O'Brien and Anita Burns. Phone Number: 570-408-4730. Email: anita.burns@wilkes.edu.

Job Duties/Skills:
Confidentiality
Organizational/Attention to Detail/Customer Service
Filing /Receptionist Duties/Desk Attendant
Data Entry
Customer Service Skills
Must be reliable with scheduling
Office Processing/Associated Duties (e.g., Mailings, Phones, Deliveries, etc.)
Nursing or Pharmacy major preferred

Qualifications:
Basic Microsoft Office
Basic Working knowledge/experience with computers
Previous office/clerk/related experience helpful

Federally funded must be able to work between 11:00a.m.-1:00p.m. some days. Available 6-10 hours per week

Position: Student Aid. Department: Intramural Sports. Supervisor: Nick Doyle. Phone Number: 757-651-3974. Email: nicholas.doyle@wilkes.edu.

Job Duties/Skills:

  • Officiate Intramural contests
  • Assist with pre and post game logistics and administrative functions
  •  Assist with preparation and inspection of the game site
  •  Attend all officials training clinics
  • Provide a friendly environment for all participantsPreferred Work/Extra Curricular Experience:
  • Previous officiating experience
  • Knowledge of game and rules and Intramural policies

Position: Student Aid. Department: Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing. Supervisor: Dr. Bonnie Culver. Phone Number: 570-408-4527. Email: bonnie.culver@wilkes.edu.

Job Duties/Skills:
The Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing would like to have a work study student position for this coming year. This undergraduate would be responsible for working with the program director and the editor of Etruscan Press in the following areas--marketing, IT support, and general office duties. This position is intended to give an undergraduate actual working experience in a program/press that requires online work, marketing via social media, etc.

Qualifications: undergraduate majoring in CS, Communications, or business/marketing.

Position: Student Aid. Department: Advancement Operations. Supervisors: Luciana Musto and Tanya Radocesky. Phone Number: 570-408-4155. Email: luciana.musto@wilkes.edu.

Job Duties/Skills:
Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office/Microsoft Excel
Confidentiality
Data entry/data organization
Labeling and stuffing envelopes
Sorting mail
Proofreading
Filing

Qualifications:
Some experience working in an office setting
Detail oriented
Conscientious
Reliable
Personable

Federal funds only.

Position: Student Aid. Department: Center for Global Education & Diversity. Supervisor: Georgia Costalas. Phone Number: 570-408-7854. Email: Georgia.costalas@wilkes.edu.

Job Duties/Skills:
The Center for Global Education and Diversity is seeking qualified federally funded work study students to work at the front desk of the Max Roth Center and assist in student programming.
Student workers receive and answer questions of the students who come to the Center, direct students to the right staff or office, help with administrative tasks, maintain a log of visitors to the Center and help with programs and activities.


Qualifications:
An inclusive attitude towards others; desire to help those who may have difficulties explaining their needs; patience; a growing knowledge about Wilkes University.


To apply: Contact Georgia Costalas of the Center for Global Education and Diversity for an application (Georgia.costalas@wilkes.edu; Max Roth Center, 2nd floor).

Position: Phon-a-thon Caller. Department: Advancement. Supervisor: Mary Simmons. Phone Number: 570-408-7836. Email: mary.simmons@wilkes.edu.

Description:
The Development/Advancement Office seeks phonathon associates to call alumni and solicit gifts for the Wilkes Fund.


Requirements:
Must be comfortable speaking over the phone and asking for money.
Shifts are available Monday-Thursday from 5:30-8:00 p.m. and Sundays from 3-5 p.m.
Interested students should reply as soon as possible.

 

 Position: Electrical Engineering Lab TA. Department: Electrical Engineering and Physics. Supervisor: Lisa Colavitti & Matthew Saporito. Phone Number: 570-408-4810. Email: lisa.colavitti@wilkes.edu.

Purpose:The Department of Electrical Engineering and Physics invites qualified students to apply for work study positions. Several positions are available.

Job Duties / Responsibilities:

Duties include but are not limited to the following: TA assigned lab sections, assisting with weekly lab setups on designated days, assisting with organization and inventory of lab equipment, attending safety training as required, and also participating in Departmental outreach activities such as Open Houses, Shadow Days, etc. Work study students will be expected to contribute an average of 5-10 hours per week. A high degree of commitment, enthusiasm, and work ethic is expected. Interested applicants should submit their completed federal work study applications to Ms. Lisa Colavitti in the Engineering Office in SLC 226.

Qualifications / Skills:

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Physics invites qualified juniors and seniors who have successfully completed EE 283 and/or EE 252 with a grade of 3.00 or better to apply.

 

Position: Physics Lab TA. Department: Electrical Engineering and Physics. Supervisor: Lisa Colavitti & Matthew Saporito. Phone Number: 570-408-4810. Email: lisa.colavitti@wilkes.edu.

Purpose: The Department of Electrical Engineering and Physics invites qualified students to apply for work study positions. Several positions are available.

Job Duties / Responsibilities:

Duties include but are not limited to the following: TA assigned lab sections, assisting with weekly lab setups on designated days, assisting with organization and inventory of lab equipment, attending safety training as required, and also participating in Departmental outreach activities such as Open Houses, Shadow Days, etc. Work study students will be expected to contribute an average of 5-10 hours per week. A high degree of commitment, enthusiasm, and work ethic is expected. Interested applicants should submit their completed federal work study applications to Ms. Lisa Colavitti in the Engineering Office in SLC 226.

Qualifications / Skills:

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Physics invites qualified students who have successfully completed PHY 201 and/or PHY 202 or PHY 171 and/or 174 with a grade of 3.00 or better to apply.

 

 

Position: Information Desk. Department: Student Development. Supervisor: Reka Shayka. Phone Number: 570-408-4111. Email: reka.shayka@wilkes.edu.

Responsibilities:
- Stationed at Student Center Information Desk to answer questions and provide guidance to students, staff and guests
- Handing out monthly bowling passes to students
- Collecting mail daily from the Mailroom
- Making posters/flyers for Student Development events
- Marketing Wilkes University Athletics home games for all sports represented
- Assisting Administrative Assistant with room reservations and Roth Concourse table assignments
- Assisting Student Activities Coordinator with event sign-ups
- *other duties as assigned

To Apply: If approved for Federal work study, please contact Reka Shayka at reka.shayka@wilkes.edu with your schedule availability.

Please note that the work study position is granted on a semesterly basis, dependent on availability as well as performance.

 

Position: Student Aid. Department: International Engagement. Supervisor: Michele Foust. Phone Number: 570-408-4037. Email: michele.foust@wilkes.edu.

Purpose:The Office of International Engagement invites qualified students to apply for work study positions. Several positions are available.
Requirements:
• Must be eligible for Federal Work Study
• Must be enrolled at Wilkes as a full-time student (no financial hold)

Work Schedule: Job will begin 8/28/17. 10-20 hours per week. Flexible schedule that includes Saturday and/or Sunday

Job Duties / Responsibilities:

Duties include but not limited to: helping with the day-to-day operation of the office, interact with Panama students, help to organize and participate in activities on and off campus and support the Director and Assistant Directors.

Qualifications / Skills:

Help coordinate/attend trips and events both on and off campus
Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office
Excellent organizational skills/organizing data for reports
Highly reliable
Must be available up to 20 hours per week
Federal Work Study eligible students only

 

Position: Division of Performing Arts Technical Assistance. Department: Division of Performing Arts. Supervisor: Teresa Fallon. Phone Number: 570-408-3427. Email: teresa.fallon@ wilkes.edu.

Purpose: To assist the Division of Performing Arts Technical Staff in providing
theatre tech assistance for music, theatre, dance and University events.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

• Hanging and focusing lighting equipment
• Hanging curtains, banners, screens, scenery, etc.
• Running sound and lighting equipment for events
• Maintenance and organization of sound, lighting and shop
  equipment
• Assistance in front of house activities such as ushering at events

Qualifications and Skills:

Applicant should have the following:
• Interest in learning lighting, sound and carpentry skills
• Dependable
• Ability to work in groups under direction

 

Position: Academic Tutor. Department: Upward Bound. Supervisor: Vince Musto / Dawn Harding. Phone Number: 570-408-4232. Email: vincent.musto@wilkes.edu or dawn.harding@wilkes.edu.

Purpose: To tutor our Upward Bound high school students in their academic subject areas

Job Duties / Responsibilities: Tutoring

Qualifications / Skills:

We are looking for students who are very strong in mathematics (Algebra, Geometry, Trig, and Calculus) and/ or science (Biology, Chemistry, and Physics).

Days / Hours are Monday through Thursday 3:00pm - 6:00pm (flexible number of days per week)

3 positions available

 

Position: Student Aid. Department: Technology for Teaching and Learning. Supervisor: Kristine Pruett. Phone Number: 570-408-4676. Email: kristine.pruett@wilkes.edu.

Purpose: This position will help to support the general operations of the Office of Technology for Teaching and Learning, which includes the regular roll-out of a significant number of online courses.

Job Duties / Responsibilities:

The student will be responsible for:
- proofreading and identifying broken links in online courses
- assisting with identification of course assets and media
- creating transcripts/closed captions from video/audio files and loading them into online courses
- assisting with general department communications such as announcements, social media posts, etc.
- assisting with maintaining department web site
- assisting with general office duties as needed

Depending on the level of technical skill and interest, this person can gain real-world knowledge of how online programs and supporting systems work.

Qualifications / Skills:

• Proficiency using Microsoft Office and social media applications
• Basic knowledge of web content editing
• Interest in writing/editing, communications, or media
• Strong attention to detail
• Excellent grammar, written and interpersonal communication skills
• 3.0 GPA or higher preferred
• Must be eligible for federal work study and be enrolled as a full-time student
• Must be reliable, responsible and collaborative

 

Position: Desk Attendant. Department: Residence Life. Supervisor: Raymond D. FeDora,III. Phone Number: 570-408-4354. Email: raymond.fedora@wilkes.edu.

Purpose:  Students in this work-study position will be responsible for greeting residents and maintaining guest logs at the Evans Hall or University Towers front desk areas.

Job Duties / Responsibilities:

- Interact with all residents and guests that enter your residence hall lobby area.
- Check identification for all individuals and have students sign in on the guest log.
- Respond to resident questions and issues within the residence hall, including submitting work        orders to Facilities and contacting Public Safety during emergencies and lock out situations .
. - Assist Residence Life staff with administrative tasks.

Qualifications / Skills:

- Good communication skills.
- Ability to be assertive with residents.
- Problem solving and critical thinking.
- Good academic and conduct standing with the University.

Position: Clerk. Department: Social Sciences. Supervisor: Cheryl Feichter. Phone Number: 570-408-4040. Email: cheryl.feichter@wilkes.edu.

Purpose: To help with daily errands and office responsibilities.

Job Duties / Responsibilities:

Student will run errands on campus. General office duties such as light filing, straightening out supply cabinets, photocopying materials, etc.

Qualifications / Skills:

General office skills; discretion in handling confidential materials; Federal Work Study eligibility

Position: IT Work Study. Department: IT Services. Supervisor: Beau Hallman. Email: beaufort.hallman@wilkes.edu.

Position: The IT Work Study will provide technology support via phone, email, and face-to-face interaction to faculty, staff, administration, and students at Wilkes.

Job Duties / Responsibilities:

• Provide troubleshooting and support via phone, email, and face-to-face interactions to members of the campus community on all technology-related issues.

• Enter, direct, close, and document all IT support interactions in the Wilkes Help Desk system.

 

Qualifications / Skills:

• Communicate well both verbally and in written and electronic communications.

• Use Microsoft Word and Excel to provide documentation and reports.

• Work in a team-based environment.

• Technical troubleshooting experience is helpful.

• Working knowledge of Windows and Mac operating systems.


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