Fall 2021 Student Work-Study Positions

On-Campus Jobs

Students should consult with supervisors regarding all position requirements.

Position Title:  Music Library Assistant
Department:  Division of Performing Arts: Department of Music
Location:  Dorothy Dickson Darte Performing Arts Center, Third Floor Music Library
Supervisor Nane:  Dr. Leesa Levy
Phone:  570-408-4432
 
Purpose:  To organize and maintain Wilkes University's valuable audio, audio/visual, texts and music scores in the Braveman Music Library and Annex.
 
Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary:
The Music Library Assistant would be responsible for library materials in the Music Library in the  Dorothy Dickson Darte Performing Arts Center. This would include creating an inventory and  digital catalogue of the current holdings (Audio, audio-visual, texts and music scores), and  supervising the assembly of these holdings onto/into shelving/files in the library in a logical and  methodical system. It would include labeling the materials to allow faculty and students to use  them and return them to the shelves correctly within this filing system.
 
Hours: This job would require approximately ten hours of work per week between the hours of 9:00 am  and 5:00 pm
 
Qualifications / Skills:
  • Patience
  • punctuality
  • self-motivation
  • "Windows Office" software experience specifically  with spreadsheets
  • an understanding of library filing systems
  • prior library or office experience 
Preferred Majors:  No major degree preference
Position Title:  Web Services Work Study
Department:  Web Services, Marketing Communications
Location:  Weckesser Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 303
Supervisor Name:  Brittany Terpstra
Phone:  570-408-4929
 
Purpose:  To provide support and development to Wilkes University's digital presence, including various websites, marketing, and visual assets.
 
Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary:
  • Content updates
  • Reporting/analytics
  • Graphic development
  • Web development
  • Web services support
  • Project coordination
  • Digital asset acquisition
  • Event support
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications / Skills:

  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Interest in digital marketing, communications, or web design and development
  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Federal work-study eligibility

Preferred Majors:  

Computer Science, Communications, Marketing, Business, Integrative Media, Art, and Design

Position Title:  Lab Assistant & Support
Department:  Integrative Media, Art & Design
Location:  Breiseth 018/020
Supervisor Name:  Eric Ruggiero
Phone:  570-408-4508
 
Purpose:  The Integrative Media, Art & Design Department Work Study students are to support the operation of the IMAD facilities, and aid fellow students and faculty as requested.
 
Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary: 
The role includes:
  • checking in and out equipment
  • report and/or solve system and facility issues (overall studio support)
  • resolve student requests
  • enforce lab policies and procedures
  • other administrative tasks as requested by the department chair and faculty
  • keeping the labs tidy and printers filled with paper while monitoring ink cartridge levels

 

Qualifications / Skills:

  • Knowledge of system level MAC and PC computer operation and creative software applications
  • reliability
  • professionalism
  • strong interpersonal and communication skills are required

Preferred Majors:  DDMA Major or Minor

Position Title: Student Office Aide
Department:  Global Cultures
Location:  Breiseth Hall 110
Supervisor Name:  Debra Archavage
Phone:  570-408-6808
 
Purpose:  Office coverage in the Global Cultures Department, Breiseth Hall 110, during the time that the Office Assistant is in another office. Any availability between the hours of 8:30 - 9:45 a.m. and 12:30 - 4:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday will be considered.  Federal work study funds required.
 
Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary:
  • Customer service to students/faculty
  • copying materials for faculty
  • distribute mail in faculty mail boxes
  • run errands to print shop or other locations on campus
  • simple filing

Qualifications / Skills: 

  • Customer service skills
  • Federal work-study eligibility

Preferred Majors:  History, Philosophy, Foreign Languages, but not necessary

Position Title: Student Office Aide
Department:  English
Location:  Kirby Hall 202
Supervisor Name:  Debra Archavage
Phone:  570-408-4530
 
Purpose:  Office coverage in the English Department, Kirby Hall 202, during the time the Office Assistant is in another office.  Any availability between the hours of 9:45 - 1:30, Monday thru Friday will be considered. Federal work study funds required.
 
Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary:
  • Customer service to students/faculty
  • copying materials for faculty
  • distribute mail in faculty mail boxes
  • run errands to print shop or other locations on campus
  • simple filing.

Qualifications / Skills:

  • Customer service skills
  • Federal work-study eligibility

Preferred Majors:  English, but not necessary

Position Title:  Sports Information Student Aide
Department:  Athletics
Location:  Marts Center, 274 South Franklin St (Roon 131)
Supervisor Name:  Adam Planamento / Maia Dwyer
Phone:  570-408-4303
 
Purpose:  To assists the sports information department in game operations at the Marts Center, Ralston Athletic Complex, and Toyota SportsPlex
 
Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary:
Assist sports information personnel.  Available jons include:
  • statistic keeping
  • live stream camera operator
  • scoreboard operator
  • music operator

Qualifications / Skills:

  • Federal work study eligibility
  • Sports knowledge preferred but not required
  • Willingness to learn
  • Reliability
  • Ability to work nights and weekends
  • Friendly attitude
  • Possibility to work during breaks or between semesters (not required)
  • All students welcome to apply

Preferred Majors:  Sports Management and Communications preferred, but anyone is welcome to apply

Position Title:  Student Aid
Department:  Nesbitt School of Pharmacy
Location:  Dean's Suite, SLC 115
Supervisor Name:  Bernadette Frail
Phone:  570-408-4280
 
Purpose:  Assist office staff with day to day tasks
 
Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary:
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word & Excel
  • Confidentiality
  • Data entry
  • Labeling and stuffing envelopes
  • Proofreading
  • Filing
  • Running campus errands
  • Photocopying
  • Organizing materials
  • Assist with special projects

Qualifications / Skills:

  • Positive customer service orientation
  • Willingness to assist others
  • Federal work-study eligibility
  • Reliable
  • Detail oriented

Preferred Majors:  Non-pharmacy students only

Position Title:  Student Aid
Department: Bursar's Office
Location:  32 W South Street
Supervisor Name:  Anne Kotarski
Phone:  570-408-4654
 
Purpose:  To assist with student account updates and processing.
 
Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary:
  • Data entry to the Banner system to include:  posting tuition deferments, moving hold codes, posting payment plan codes, posting write offs, and posting parking tickets and passes.
  • Mailing and printing collection letters.
  • Opening and distributing mail.

Qualifications / Skills:

  • Full-time undergraduate student
  • Federal work-study eligibility

Preferred Majors:  Business, Finance

Position Title:  Assistant to the Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs
Department:  Pharmacy Administration
Location:  Pharmacy Study Area (old Pharmacy Information Center SLC 106)
Supervisor Name:  Jennifer Malinowski
Phone:  570-408-3294
 
Purpose:  To establish a staff presence in the pharmacy study area (Pharmacy Information Center in SLC 106) and assist with Pharmacy Academic Affairs related assignments as needed.
 
Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary:
  • Maintain library printers (change toner cartridges, add paper supply)
  • Maintain tidy workspace in study area
  • Provide a staff presence at the front desk
  • Assist Asst Dean of Academic Affairs with tasks as assigned (photocopying, organizing materials, helping with laptop carts before exams)
  • Assist Pharmacy Deans and Staff as requested with special assignments or projects

Qualifications / Skills:

  • Positive customer service orientation
  • Willingness to assist others when necessary and when asked
  • Federal work-study eligibility

Preferred Majors:  All majors are welcome to apply.

Position Title:  International Friendship Program Student Coordinator
Department:  Office of International Engagement
Location:  Max Roth Center
Supervisor Name:  Charlie Roner
Phone:  570-408-4021
 
Purpose:  To promote and organize the Friendship Program between community hosts and IFARHU students
 
Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary:

Under the direction and with the support of the Associate Director:

*Promote the program to the local community through social media, Wilkes media outlets, community visits
*Receive applications and vet host families
*Match student participants and host families
*Facilitate meet and greet between students participants and host families
*Track participation in the Friendship Program
*Maintain records for the program

Qualifications / Skills:

  • Posting on social media
  • Creation of promotional materials of video and print
  • Good communication skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Bilingual Spanish, preferred

Preferred Majors:  None

Position Title:  Student Aid
Department:  Center for Global Education & Diversity
Location:  Max Roth Center
Supervisor Name:  Georgia Costalas
Phone:  570-408-7854
 
Purpose:  Receptionist and clerical aid for the Center for Global Education & Diversity
 
Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary: 
Student aids are assistants to the staff of the Center of Global Education & Diversity and are receptionists to the Max Roth Center.  They receive and answer questions of those who come to the Center, direct students to the right staff or office, perform filing and other administrative tasks, and help facilitate programming of the Center including the creation of posters, advertising on social media, and planning trips, events, and activities.
 
Qualifications / Skills:
  • An inclusive attitude towards others
  • Desire to help those who may have difficulties explaining their needs
  • Patience
  • Interest in internationalization
  • A growing knowledge about Wilkes University

Preferred Majors:  All majors are welcome to apply.

Position Title: Coordinator of Global Coffee Hour
Department:  Center for Global Education & Diversity
Location: Max Roth Center
Supervisor Name:  Georgia Costalas
Phone:  570-408-7854
 
Purpose:  Coordinate Global Coffee Hour
 
Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary:
The Coordinator of Global Coffee Hour plans, advertises and hosts Global Coffee Hour.  Global Coffee Hour takes place each Wednesday from 2-4 in the Savitz Lounge.  The coordinator designs, together with the Assistant Director, themed coffee hours and advertises them through posters, email, today@Wilkes and other social media outlets each week.  The coordinator maintains the inventory of supplies and works with staff to replenish them as needed.  The coordinator sets up before and cleans up after and maintains the Savitz Lounge closet.  During Global Coffee Hour, the coordinator acts as host and encourages participation in conversation and activities.  The position is for 5 hours/week and the coordinator must be available during Fall 2021 1:30-4:30.
 
Qualifications / Skills:
  • An inclusive attitude towards others
  • Desire to help those who may have difficulties explaining their needs
  • Friendly and patient.  
  • The coordinator should be interested in internationalization, be able to design posters, and enjoy speaking with others and getting others to participate in activities.

Preferred Majors:  All majors are welcome to apply.

Position Title: Student Officer
Department: University Police
Location: 148 South Main Street, UCOM Parking Garage
Supervisor Name: Seth Pesta
Phone: 570-408-5218
Purpose: To augment the operations of the University Police Department by providing community safety and security to the Wilkes University campus. Student Officers will benefit from available mentorship from University Police Officers in the areas of law enforcement and similar-related fields in the course of the students' employment.
Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary:
  • Providing high-visibility security for campus community members and University property. 
  • Providing emergency lock-out services.
  • Conducting interior/exterior building checks.
  • Enforcing all parking regulations within University parking lots.
  • Providing escorts (walking or vehicle) within a reasonable distance of campus, as outlined by the Colonel Connector boundaries.

Qualifications / Skills:

  • Valid driver's license
  • Federal work study eligibility
  • C.P.R /A.E.D. Certification within 6 months of hire
  • Basic computer skills
  • Competent level of oral and written communication skills
  • Must be able to pass a stringent background check

Preferred Majors: All majors are welcome to apply.

Position Title: Creative Services Work Study
Department: Creative Services, Marketing Communications
Location: Weckesser Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 301
Supervisor Name: Ashleigh Crispell
Phone: 570-408-3825
Purpose: To provide support and development to Wilkes University's visual presence, including managing the creative services image library and digital assets.
Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary:
The candidate will perform:
  •  Photography catalog organizing, uploading to online library and tagging
  • Image editing and resizing for print and web
  •  Project coordination
  •  Graphic design (updating/creating marketing materials for print/web)
  • Creative services support
  •  Digital asset acquisition
  •  Occasional photography
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications / Skills:

  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
  •  Interest in graphic design, photography, video, communications, or web design and development
  •  3.0 GPA or higher
  •  Adobe CC (Photoshop, Lightroom, Bridge, Illustrator, InDesign)
  •  Microsoft Office (Powerpoint, Word, Excel)
  •  Video editing a plus
  • Federal work-study eligibility

Preferred Majors: Digital Design and Media Art

Position Title: Bonner Leaders Program Student Coordinator
Department: Student Affairs
Location: 236 S. River St. / Henry Student Center
Supervisor Name: Megan Boone Valkenburg
Phone: 570-408-5905
Purpose: The BLP Student Coordinator will assist the Bonner Program Coordinator in the planning and execution of various training/workshops for the undergraduate members of the Bonner Program.
Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary: 
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Research
  • Preparation and facilitation of workshops
  • Data entry
  • Liaison between students and the Bonner Coordinator
  • Supervision of on-campus Bonner activities

Qualifications / Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Workspace
  • Understanding of time management prioritization
  • Willingness to think creatively
  • Belief in the value of community service/civic engagement
  • Past leadership
  • Group facilitation experience not necessary but beneficial

Preferred Majors: Any major welcome to apply

Position Title: Colonel Peer Ambassador
Department: Center for Career Development & Internships
Location: Wilkes University
Supervisor Name: Sharon Castano
Phone: 570-408-2950
Purpose: The purpose of this position is to have students assist the staff at the Center with duties such as: resume writing, promotion of events, data analysis, and other creative aspects, like marketing. The goal is to have older students help first-year and other students as they move forward with their career journey. The older students will serve as another consultant to these younger students.
Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary:
Colonel Peer Ambassadors (CPAs) will be trained by CCDI staff and the position will be built on the student's area of interest. These things include, but are not limited to:
1. Promotion of the Center and different events being held by the Center
2. Strategize and execute student outreach for the Center
3. Going into faculty and classroom settings to make announcements and presentations of different career opportunities and events
4. Representing the Center at on-campus and virtual events as needed
5. Looking and researching other similar programs to examine best practices
6. Recording talks and podcasts that revolve around career development
7. Assist with tracking first-year student involvement through the Career Gateway with the Center via data analysis
8. Supporting the staff with other clertical work as needed
Qualifications / Skills:
  •  Sophomore, Junior, or Senior standing
  •  Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  •  Knowledge of social media platforms, like Instagram
  • Federal work-study eligibility

Preferred Majors: All majors are welcome to apply

Position Title: Student Office Assistant
Department: Continued Learning
Location: Weckesser Annex/2nd Floor
Supervisor Name: Margaret Petty
Phone: 570-408-4460
Purpose: To assist with the day-to-day functions of the Center for Continued Learning through general office duties.
Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary:
  • Answer phones
  • Process program registrations and payments
  • Prepare deposits 
  • Assist with live programs and Zoom webinars

Qualifications / Skills:

  • Organization/Attention to Detail
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Federal Work-Study eligibility

Preferred Majors: All majors are welcome

Position Title: Custodial Assistant
Department: Campus Support Services
Location: Campus wide
Supervisor Name: Lee Plank
Phone: 570-408-4981
Purpose: To assist the custodial team in the cleaning and disinfecting of the campus
Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary:
  • The student is responsible for assisting with cleaning services in areas such as residence halls, athletic areas, and administrative and academic buildings.
  • The student employee will clean and disinfect, gather garbage, and provide services with the use of vacuums, mops and brooms.
  • Workers will police the grounds and pick up and dispose of garbage as necessary.
  • The student will work with one or more of our current staff.
  • We are looking for summer help as well as help for the fall.
  • Flexible work hours anytime Monday - Friday.

Qualifications / Skills:

Any cleaning experience is preferred, but not necessary.

Preferred Majors: Open to all majors

Position Title: Work-Study Student Aide
Department: International Engagement
Location: Max Roth Center, 2nd floor
Supervisor Name: Dr. Georgia Costalas
Phone: 570-408-7854
Email: georgia.costalas@wilkes.edu
Purpose: Students working in the Office of International Engagement assist staff with extra-curricular activities and the integration of international students into campus life and community.
 
Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary:

Support students in tasks related to living in the U.S. such as shopping and using public transportation; providing academic support along with staff; leading extra-curricular activities; some clerical duties.

Qualifications / Skills:

  • Work as a team member
  • Communicate effectively with International students, peers and staff
  • Positive attitude and desire to learn
  • Interest in other cultures and a willingness to share American culture with others
  • Must have federal work-study eligibility
  • Spanish/Bilingual preferred but not required

Preferred Majors: All majors are welcome to apply.

Position Title: Student Health & Wellness Aide
Department: Health & Wellness Services
Location: Passan hall 1st Floor
Supervisor Name: Anita Burns / Diane O'Brien
Phone: 570-408-4730
Email: anita.burns@wilkes.edu
Purpose: To Assist the Secretary/Staff with office duties
Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary: 
  • This position requires someone to have good communication skills.
  • Must be organized; be able to accept responsibility. 
  • Have customer service experience. 
  • Be able to act as as receptionist when staff is not available. 
  • Be able to articulate accurate messages. 
  • Must be able to accept confidentiality responsibilities. 
  • Be able to use a computer with basic programs. 
  • Be willing to assist in office duties/responsibilities. 
  • Must be reliable.

Qualifications / Skills

Basic Microsoft Office
Basic Working knowledge/experience with computers
Previous office/clerical related experience helpful

Preferred Majors: Nursing or Pharmacy

Position Title: Student Aid
Department: Nesbitt School of Pharmacy
Location: SLC 319
Supervisor Name: Theresa Rule
Phone: 570-408-4270
Email: theresa.rule@wilkes.edu
Purpose: Assist Pharmacy Office Staff with day to day tasks, as well as assist with data entry projects. 
Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary:
Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office

Confidentiality
Data entry/data organization
Labeling and stuffing envelopes
Sorting mail
Proofreading
Filing
Running campus errands.

Qualifications / Skills:

  • Reliable
  • Personable
  • Conscientious
  • Detail oriented
  • Federal work-study eligibility

Preferred Majors: Any: Non-pharmacy students only.

Position Title: Student Office Assistant
Department: Residence Life
Location: Passan Hall, 3rd Floor
Supervisor Name: Roberta Shaffer
Phone: 570-408-4350
Email: roberta.shaffer@wilkes.edu
Purpose: Provide customer service to visitors and callers and to support projects of functions of the Office of Residence Life.
Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary:
  • Assist students with lock outs in residential facilities.
  • Answer phones and greet guests to the Residence Life Office, especially during times when staff is otherwise occupied.
  • Conduct regular office upkeep tasks such as checking copy machine paper, straightening up RA resource room, distributing posters and other mail to RA mailboxes, etc.
  • Keep inventory of RA resource room supplies and alert professional staff to ordering needs.
  • Assist with other office projects as needed.

Qualifications / Skills:

  • Confidence in telephone communication.
  • Ability to communicate with office visitors.
  • Basic Office products (Word, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Federal Work-Study eligibility

Preferred Majors: All majors are welcome to apply.

Position Title: Student Ambassador/Tour Guide
Department: Admissions
Location: Chase Hall
Supervisor Name: Maureen Iskra
Phone: 570-408-7824
Email: maureen.iskra@wilkes.edu
 
Purpose:  A Wilkes Admissions Ambassador is a student representative responsible for assisting the Admissions office. The purpose of this position is help the admissions team create the best possible experience for prospective students and their families. This will be done by phone or in person. This role will also entail data entry and office work. Student is also responsible for providing tours to prospective students and their families. 
 
Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary:
  • Responsible for calling prospective students regarding upcoming Admissions-related events, fee waivers, missing documentation, and other calls a counselor may need
  • Responsible for entering prospective student data into our Admissions recruiting software
  • Relay pertinent information to prospective students while giving a campus tour
  • Required to share appropriate personal experiences about Wilkes to families for a more personalized tour
  • Required to work all Admissions-related campus events including, but not limited to, open houses and special events
  • Maintain privacy and confidentiality with all information
  • Hours offered are flexible and assigned based around academic schedule
  • Evening and occasional weekend hours required

Qualifications / Skills:

  • Must be comfortable engaging with prospective students and families
  • Strong communication skills
  • Provide excellent customer service
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA or higher throughout the academic year

Preferred Majors: All majors encouraged to apply.

Position Title: General Chemistry Lab TA
Department: Chemistry
Location: Cohen Science Center (CSC) 322/319
Supervisor Name: Aniello Tambasco
Phone: 570-408-3218
Email: aniello.tambasco@wilkes.edu
Purpose: The chemistry teaching assistant will assist the instructor in teaching the assigned lab section and assist the stockroom staff in maintaining the laboratory in a neat and orderly fashion. Lab safety is number one for everyone in the lab. As a teaching assistant your duty is to prevent accidents whenever you are in the chemical laboratory or stockroom.
Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary:
  • Prepare for lab by reviewing the lab manual and any handouts prior to coming to work. Reading the laboratory manual during the lab period sets an unprofessional example. Come to lab at least 10 minutes early to check the lab.
  • Make sure chemicals and supplies are adequate for your section.
  • While in lab enforce safety regulations. Make sure students are wearing Lab goggles and face masks. Make sure to sanitize and disinfect all areas that student touched.
  • Help students. Circulate among the students and answer their questions to the best of your ability. A good TA will offer help but will not do the work for the student. Lounging about the stockroom or corridor, socializing with any individual, or studying for your classes is unacceptable.
  • Demonstrate the use of equipment. Demonstrate technique.
  • During lab, the TA will be the contact person for the students whenever they need anything from the stockroom. Therefore the TA must take care of the following stockroom related duties: Get items needed from the stockroom, file breakage slips in the stockroom until the items are returned, and return items for students when lab is finished.
  • After the experiment has been completed, the TA must make sure the lab room is ready for use by the next class by doing the following:Have students clean out bench and hood, paying particular attention to the balances.
  • Turn off equipment. Refill chemicals and make sure caps are on bottles. Check that all water and gas jets are fully turned off and lock doors.
  • Other Duties might be implemented as labs and the semester progress.

Qualifications / Skills:

  • To TA CHM 113, you must have passed (3.0 or higher) and taken CHM 113
  • To TA CHM 111 or 117, you must have passed (3.0 or higher) and taken CHM 111 or CHM 117
  • To TA CHM 113, 111, or 117, you must have passed (3.0 or higher) and taken CHM 113 & 114
  • Must be willing to take an Online safety course through live.wilkes.edu
  • Must be able to work 3-6 hours a week
  • Must be able to wear a mask and safety goggles/ face shield during the lab

Preferred Majors: Any student that has taken the Organic Chemistry Lab. Chemistry, Pharmacy, Biology, Health Sciences

Position Title: Organic Chemistry Lab TA
Department: Chemistry
Location: Cohen Science Center (CSC) 322/319
Supervisor Name: Aniello Tambasco
Phone: 570-408-3218
Email:  aniello.tambasco@wilkes.edu
Purpose: The chemistry teaching assistant will assist the instructor in teaching the assigned lab section and assist the stockroom staff in maintaining the laboratory in a neat and orderly fashion. Lab safety is number one for everyone in the lab. As a teaching assistant your duty is to prevent accidents whenever you are in the chemical laboratory or stockroom.
Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary:
  • Prepare for lab by reviewing the lab manual and any handouts prior to coming to work. Reading the laboratory manual during the lab period sets an unprofessional example. Come to lab at least 10 minutes early to check the lab.
  • Make sure chemicals and supplies are adequate for your section. 
  • While in lab enforce safety regulations. Make sure students are wearing lab goggles and face masks. Make sure to sanitize and disinfect all areas that student touched. 
  • Help students. Circulate among the students and answer their questions to the best of your ability. A good TA will offer help but will not do the work for the student. Lounging about the stockroom or corridor, socializing with any individual, or studying for your classes is unacceptable.
  • Demonstrate the use of equipment. Demonstrate technique.
  • During lab, the TA will be the contact person for the students whenever they need anything from the stockroom. Therefore the TA must take care of the following stockroom related duties: Get items needed from the stockroom, file breakage slips in the stockroom until the items are returned, and return items for students when lab is finished.
  • After the experiment has been completed, the TA must make sure the lab room is ready for use by the next class by doing the following: Have students clean out bench and hood, paying particular attention to the balances. 
  • Turn off equipment. Refill chemicals and make sure caps are on bottles. Check that all water and gas jets are fully turned off and lock doors.
  • Other Duties might be implemented as labs and the semester progress. 
  • Will be trained to run the NMR for your assigned lab section.

Qualifications / Skills:

Must have passed Organic Chemistry Lab (CHM 233 & 234 or CHM 237) with a grade of 3.0 of higher

Must be willing to take an Online safety course through live.wilkes.edu

Must be able to work 3-6 hours a week

Must be able to wear a mask and safety goggles/shield during the lab

Preferred Majors: Any student that has taken the Organic Chemistry Lab. Chemistry, Pharmacy, Biology, Health Sciences

Position Title: Phonathon Caller
Department: Alumni and Advancement
Location: E.S. Farley Library Phonathon Lab
Supervisor Name: Paige Gallagher'18, MBA'21
Phone: 570-408-2510
Email: paige.gallagher@wilkes.edu
 
Purpose: Phonathon provides students with the unique opportunity to connect with Wilkes University's alumni & contributors. Student callers represent the University through raising critical funds for academic programs, scholarships, athletics, and much more! The more donations that callers raise, the more funding Wilkes can devote to the college experience for students like you! Phonathon is really great job to hold on campus, and returning callers who have demonstrated success are rewarded by being eligible for higher performance-based wages. In other words, there is much opportunity to grow! All callers will have access to training, incentive opportunities, and possible advancement opportunities. 
 
Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary: 
Phonathon callers may be the only personal contact many alumni receive from the University all year so it is imperative that callers do their best to engage and encourage support.
  •  Attend mandatory training for new and returning callers.
  •  Contact alumni of the University to educate them about giving to Wilkes.
  •  Establish a positive rapport with the alumni and friends of the University you call.
  • Respond to problems and answer any questions about the University. 
  •  Represent the University positively in discussing issues that may concern alumni.
  •  Request a specific gift to the Wilkes Fund, scholarship, athletics, or other designation. 
  • When necessary, negotiate the pledge amount.
  • Update employment, address, and other pertinent records of person calling.
  • Maintain records of each shift’s calls.
  • Follow all other procedures and guidelines in the training manual.
  •  Keep all donor information confidential.
  • Celebrate success! We're a fun group and reward accomplishments with bonuses, prizes, etc.!

**Please note ** Due to COVID-19 protocols and precautions, a limited number of student workers will be allowed in the phonathon room at the same time. A wipe dispenser and hand sanitizer station has been installed. Student workers will be required to disinfect shared equipment after use, No food or beverage is allowed inside the room.

Qualifications / Skills:
  • Enthusiasm for Wilkes University and its mission.
  • Effectiveness and genuine warmth in contacts with others.
  • Strong verbal communication skills.
  •  Comfort in soliciting gifts from alumni of the University.
  • Persistent in securing a pledge and negotiating the gift amount.
  • Strong character and a positive attitude.
  •  Ability to work harmoniously with student managers and as a team with other callers.
  • Organizational abilities and attentiveness to details.
  •  Federal work study eligibility required.
  • Must work at least two+ shifts per week (Flexible shift options: SUN 1- 4PM and/or 5:00-8:00PM; M-TH 5:30PM-8:30PM). Shifts may vary due to COVID-19 policies or restrictions. Positions can extend into spring semester.
  • Opportunity for higher hourly wage for return callers, plus competitive opportunities for advancement into captain and manager positions.
 
Preferred Majors: Any major; however, Phonathon does cultivate important skills in communications, entrepreneurship, public relations, customer service, non-profit, marketing, sales, and finance. Phonathon experience is a fantastic resume builder. Callers also gain valuable networking opportunities as you speak with alumni who are now living in the "real world."

Position Title: Athletic Student Aide
Department: Athletics
Location: Marts Center, 274 S. Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766 (Room 118)
Supervisor Name: Phil Wingert / Maria Dwyer
Phone: (570) 408-4020
Email: maria.dwyer@wilkes.edu

Purpose: To assist sport site managers for home pre-games, game-day activity at Marts Center-Henry Gymnasium, Ralston Complex, McHale Athletic Center, Wilkes-Barre CYC and/or Toyota Sports Plex.

Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary:
Assist the sport site manager: ball persons, score keeper, score clock operator, video/camera/music operator, statistics, libero tracker, field preparation, ticket seller, facility set-up and break-down.

Qualifications / Skills: 

  • Federal work-study eligibility
  • No experience necessary
  • All inclusive attitude towards others
  • Friendly and patient
  • Must be reliable
  • Physical requirements will depend upon what the site manager has you doing
  • All students are welcome to apply

Preferred Majors: All majors are welcome to apply.

 

Position Title: IT Work Study
Department: IT Services
Location: Farley Library
Supervisor Name: Beau Hallman
Email: beaufort.hallman@wilkes.edu

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

Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary:

  • 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.
  • Perform regular printer and classroom technology checks.
  • Assist with IT projects as needed.

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.

Preferred Majors: All Majors are welcome to apply.

Position Title: Chemistry, Physics, Math, & Science Tutors
Department: Upward Bound
Location: Conyngham Hall
Supervisor Name: Mr. Corey Moore
Phone: (570) 408-5502
Email: corey.moore@wilkes.edu

Purpose:Under the direction and supervision of the Academic Coordinator, the primary role is to provide academic assistance within the given subject of concern. The students will be local high school students whose grade level range is from 10th - 12th grade.

Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary:

  • Be available Thursday nights (3:00pm - 6:00pm) *Additional days may be available, based on students' needs*
  • Provide academic support throughout the semester
  • Conduct individual and small group instruction
  • Provide correctional feedback based on students' classwork and responses
  • Give brief verbal and written description of student progress

Qualifications / Skills:

  • Must be proficient in college-level Chemistry, Physics, Math, or Science
  • College student with a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Knowledge of test-taking and study skills
  • Flexibility
  • Reliable, responsible, and collaborative
  • Must be eligible for federal work-study and be enrolled as a full-time student

Preferred Majors: All Science and Math areas of concentration will be considered.

Position Title: Mechanical Engineering Teaching Assistant (TA)
Department: Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Management
Location: Stark Learning Center
Supervisor Name: Lisa Colavitti
Phone: (570) 408-4810
Email: lisa.colavitti@wilkes.edu

Purpose: The Mechanical Engineering TA assists instructors and tutors students in core ME classes.

Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary:

  • Teaching Assistant responsibilities for core ME classes (some classes vary by semester) include:
  • Assisting the instructor during class and lab sessions
  • Accompanying the instructor during class and answering students' questions as needed
  • Tutoring assistance outside main class times
  • Record keeping assistance
  • Other duties as assigned

Safety is the highest priority. Student is expected to comply with all safe practices and maintain a high level of safety awareness at all times. Safety training will be provided.

Qualifications / Skills: Requirements for this position include:

  • Junior or senior with at least a 3.00 GPA in major
  • Earned at least a 3.00 in the course for which the student would help as a TA
  • Demonstrates a good work ethic; committed, enthusiastic, and diligent
  • Independent and disciplined worker requiring little direct supervision to complete assigned tasks
  • Available 5-10 hours per week (or more up to 20 hours; exact schedule will be agreed upon by course instructor and student)
  • Eligible for Federal Work Study

To schedule an interview, contact the instructor for the core ME course with which you are interested in helping. For administrative or application questions, contact Mrs. Lisa Colavitti (ME Administrative Office, SLC 163; 570-408-4810; lisa.colavitti@wilkes.edu).

Preferred Majors: Mechanical Engineering

Position Title: Electrical Engineering Lab TA
Department: Electrical Engineering and Physics
Location: Stark Learning Center
Supervisor Name: Matthew Saporito
Phone: (570) 408-3361
Email: matthew.saporito@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 Summary: Duties include but are not limited to the following: tutoring and assisting with instruction in 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. Federal Work-Study eligibility required.

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.

Preferred Majors: Electrical Engineering

Position Title: Physics Lab TA
Department: Electrical Engineering and Physics
Location: Stark Learning Center
Supervisor Name: Matthew Saporito
Phone: (570) 408-3361
Email: matthew.saporito@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 Summary: Duties include but are not limited to the following: tutoring and assisting with instruction in 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. Federal Work-Study eligibility required.

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

Preferred Majors: Physics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Position Title: Mover and Event set up helper
Department: Facilities
Location: Campus wide
Supervisor Name: Ken Hanadel
Phone: (570) 408-4669
Email: kenneth.hanadel@wilkes.edu

Purpose: To assist with the daily operations of the General Maintenance Technicians.

Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary:

  • The position assists with set-ups associated with University events (e.g. graduations, orientations, homecoming, various events and performances), logistical moves and campus deliveries (e.g. furniture, equipment, supplies).
  • Provides support with seasonal grounds maintenance and care.
  • Flexible work hours anytime between 6:30a.m. and 3:00p.m. 7 days a week.
     

Qualifications / Skills:

  • Applicant must have the ability to repeatedly lift 20-50 pounds and occasionally lift at least 100 pounds.
  • Must be able to work on their feet for up to 4 hours.
  • Good customer service skills and the ability to function well in a team environment.

Preferred Majors: All majors accepted if qualifications/skills are met.

Off-Campus Community Jobs

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

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.

Available off-campus jobs

Position Title;  America Reads Study Buddy Tutor

Department:  Civic Engagement

Location:  Wilkes Barre YMCA and Kistler Elementary School

Supervisor Name:  Megan Boone Valkenburg

Phone:  570-408-5905

Email:  megan.boone@wilkes.edu

Purpose:  The America Reads Study Buddy Tutor Program is designed to enhance primary-level reading skills of children in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., while providing Wilkes University students the opportunity to give back to their community, gain work experience, and earn money. AR tutors are funded through Federal Work Study. The program is coordinated through the Wilkes University Civic Engagement Office in partnership with AmeriCorps VISTA program. Tutors report to the AR Tutor program coordinator Monica Morrison and Civic Engagement Coordinator Megan Boone Valkenburg.

Job Duties / Responsibilites Summary:  All tutors will be required to commit to a minimum of 4 hours per week to this position. Tutors provide one-on-one and/or small-group instruction for school-age children in the Wilkes Barre Area School District at the Wilkes Barre YMCA and Kistler Elementary twice a week. Tutors will work to increase the reading and writing proficiency skills of children.Tutors will be trained by a professional tutor and will be given support, instruction, and additional materials from teacher, coordinator, and trainer. Both schools have a site coordinator to assist tutors with scheduling and school familiarity, along with a head tutor for ongoing professional development and mentoring.Tutors can work during school and afterschool hours of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.Weekly updates and check-ins will be required along with a brief summary of what you did throughout the semester for the program at the end of the semester. Tutors will be paid through Federal Work Study.
Tutors will submit their application, application will be reviewed, and if selected, training will be coordinated with the student based on mutual available times between trainee, coordinator, and student. 

Qualifications / Skills:  For paid positions, tutors must be eligible for federal work-study funding as determined by Wilkes Financial Aid. Tutors must have an interest in working with children. Previous experience working with children is preferred however not necessary. Tutors must be motivated, resourceful, dependable and willing to engage in ongoing tutor development. A commitment to working in racially, ethnically, economically diverse communities is a must. Tutors must pass a background check if working in the Wilkes Barre Area School District or afterschool programs at the YMCA. Applicants who can work a minimum of four hours per week will be given preference. 

Preferred Majors:  Open to all majors and all years. No previous tutoring experience is neccessary. All tutors will be trained prior to tutoring. 

 

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.

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.

About the program

The Keystone Mission runs our youth program for the local community. Ideal volunteers for the youth program should have a passion for helping children ages 5-14. A typical day for volunteering will consist of 1 on 1 homework help, a weekly lesson, games/activities, and snack time. Below are some more specific volunteer duties.

Volunteer Duties

  • Assist in the running of the youth program
  • Communicate with the youth coordinator and other volunteers about daily program activities
  • Supervise young people and ensure general health & safety and rules of conduct
  • Build a rapport with young people and listen to their concerns
  • Facilitate and participate in homework, games, activities and discussions with young people
  • Assist with necessary program set-up and clean-up
  • Undertake required record keeping procedures including reporting verbally to supervisor and completing any relevant program forms

Days/Times

Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday (3:00 -5:15pm)

Time Commitment

7 hours a week

Location

290 Park view Circle, Wilkes-Barre. PA 19702

Clearances needed

  • Pennsylvania State Police Background Check in past year
  • FBI Fingerprint Check in the past year (if you have lived in PA for less than10 years)
  • PAAbuse History Clearance in the past year
  • Voluntary Disclosure Statement

Benefits

  • Development of team and leadership skills
  • Taking part in fun activities
  • Accessing training to further personal development
  • Meeting a challenge

Questions?

Contact our volunteer coordinator, Austin Shission, at:

570-871-4795 Ext. 408

Duties

  • Answer phones
  • Assist with resident needs
  • Clerical duties
  • Assist case manager with projects
  • Assist with kitchen duties.

Requirements

  • Child abuse clearances
  • State police clearances
  • Must bring in ID (driver's license, social security cards and completed Salvation Army application)

Duties

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

Duties

  • 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

Purpose

To provide shelf-stable food to the needy from the Wilkes-Barre area.

Job Duties/Responsibilities

  • Lift up to 30 pounds of canned foods when opening and closing the food pantry.
  • Help sign up new persons for the food program.
  • Serve the needy from this area by giving them the proper amount of food for their family size.

All majors accepted

Supervisors

Megan Valkenburg (Wilkes); James Blewitt (CEO NEPA Food Pantry)

YMCA Off-Campus Community Jobs

Position Title:  Welcome Center and Child Watch Attendant
Department:  Member Services
Location:  Greater Wyoming Valley Area YMCA
Supervisor Name:  
Megan Boone Valkenburg (Wilkes)
Colleen Burns (YMCA) 
Phone:570-408-5905(Megan)
570-970-5030 (Colleen)
 

GENERAL FUNCTION

WELCOME CENTER - Promote a positive, professional and welcoming atmosphere by providing excellent customer service and exemplifying our YMCA values. Enthusiastically greet members and guests as they come into the YMCA. Provide friendly and efficient service while engaging with members and guests.

 

CHILD WATCH CENTER - The child watch center attendant provides a quality member-service childcare program that reflects a positive image for the YMCA and its services to the community. The attendant will provide positive growth and nurturing of children in the program by meeting individual needs. This individual must be able to thrive in an environment with the unique challenges of a non-profit community service organization; works with general supervision.

WELCOME CENTER

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES

Duties include but are not limited to:

  1. Provide a quality experience for everyone who accesses or contacts the Y.
  2. Establish and maintains a working relationship with all members on a one-to-one, confidential basis.
  3. Learn member’s names and uses them frequently.
  4. Greet all members, staff and volunteers when entering the building and wish them well when exiting the building.
  5. Introduce members to other members and staff.
  6. Involve members in other YMCA activities and volunteer opportunities.
  7. Promote the YMCA mission and cause in all interactions.
  8. Use Listen First skills effectively.
  9. Readily offers financial assistance in response to every program and membership inquiry.
  10. Respond to members concerns and directs to appropriate person when needed.
  11. Balance and report daily monies of his/her shift.
  12. Provide program registration and information.
  13. Provide membership information and enroll new members.
  14. Direct incoming phone calls.
  15. Attend staff meetings and trainings, as scheduled.
  16. Assist other staff in utilizing the emergency action plan.
  17. As a staff member of the YMCA, acts professionally towards members, programs participants and guests.
  18. Communicate YMCA goals, program offerings and events to members, participants and potential members.
  19. Knows the work schedule and reports to work on time or finds an approved substitute.
  20. Complete timesheet on a daily basis.
  21. Performs other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Must be able to engage strangers in conversations and make all people feel welcome
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality
  • Must be able to establish and maintain harmonious relationships with other staff members, leaders, volunteers, members, participants, parents and the general public
  • A high degree of tact and discretion is required
  • Interpret and enforce all safety and health regulations
  • Ability to respond to emergency situations
  • Effective conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to speak concisely and effectively communicate needs
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work enthusiastically within constantly changing priorities
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and handle conflicts in a timely and professional manner
  • Must be able to occasionally work varied shifts dependent on events and staffing needs
  • Must be able to work autonomously within the Y core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility
  • Must be able to work with limited supervision
  •  

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be able to meet minimum requirements and perform functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Must be able to communicate clearly to all children, parents, members and company personnel
  • Ability to attend all trainings and meetings as required even if scheduled outside normal working or regular scheduled hours.
  • Present a clean, well-groomed appearance
  • Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical situations and physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency
  • Ability to walk, stand, and sit for periods of time.
  • Exposure to communicable diseases and bodily fluids.
  • Occasionally must be able to lift and carry supplies and equipment weighing up to 25 pounds, or up to 50 pounds with assistance
  • Occasionally may require bending, leaning, kneeling, and walking

 

CHILD WATCH ATTENDANT

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES

  1. Responsible for the safety of the children in the child watch center at all times.
  2. Provide an appropriate role model to children at all times.
  3. Attend all staff meetings and in-service training programs.
  4. Responsible for the appearance of the room and maintaining the quality of supplies, equipment and materials as well as reporting and supply needs and/or equipment damage.
  5. Responsible for knowing and implementing health emergency procedures and evacuation plans.
  6. Respond to questions and concerns from parents and refers them to the director as needed.
  7. Enforce Child Watch rules to parents, staff and members.
  8. Must be able to establish and maintain harmonious relationships with other staff members, leaders, volunteers, members, participants, parents, and the general public.
  9. Know the work schedule and reports to work on time or finds an approved substitute.
  10. Implement a developmentally activity based on the age of children in the program.
  11. Implement character development which includes values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.
  12. Use appropriate positive guidance when interacting and re-directing children.
  13. Attend quarterly staff meetings and in-service training programs.
  14. Know, educate and enforce Child Care Center rules and policies to members and parents.
  15. Know the names of parents, children and make yourself known and available to them.
  16. May be responsible for communicating facility needs and concerns to the director immediately.
  17. Follow the YMCA guidelines.
  18. Performs other duties as assigned.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be able to meet minimum requirements and perform functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Ability to walk, stand, and sit (including on the floor) for long periods of time.
  • Exposure to communicable diseases and bodily fluids.
  • Must be able to lift and/or assist children up to 50 pounds in weight.
  • Occasionally must be able to lift and carry supplies and equipment weighing up to 20 pounds.
  • Frequently may require bending, leaning, kneeling, and walking.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions.
  • The noise level of this work environment is usually moderate to high.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION

Preferred – High School diploma or equivalent, or combination of education and experience

EXPERIENCE

Preferred – CPR, First-aid, AED

Preferred – Experience with working with children

Required – Must 18 years of age or older

Required – Successful experience in public relations, reception, sales or customer service

Required – Strong Interpersonal Skills

Required – Basic math and computer skills

 

STATE/GOVERNMENT CLEARANCES

Required (within 60 days of hire) - Pennsylvania State Child Abuse Clearance

Required (within 60 days of hire) - Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Background Check

Required (within 60 days of hire) - FBI Fingerprint Clearance

 

Position Title: Toddler Teacher
Department: Family / Youth Development
Location: Greater Pittston YMCA
Supervisor Name: Megan Valkenburg (Wilkes); Briana Dugas (YMCA)
Phone: (570) 408-5905 (Megan); (570) 655-2255 (Briana)
Email: megan.boone@wilkes.edu; bdugas@greaterpittstonymca.org
Purpose:

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
The Toddler Teacher at The Greater Pittston YMCA maintains a supportive, positive atmosphere that welcomes and respects all individuals, promotes the potential of all youth, and provides a quality experience to both youth and their families.

Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary:

1. Supervises the children, classroom, and all program activities.
2. Follows all procedures and standards as established by law and the Y; makes accommodations where appropriate; maintains the program site, equipment, and required program records.
3. Nurtures children through purposeful programming; creates lesson plans that are intended to achieve program goals and outcomes.
4. Creates a positive rapport and shared interest with all youth.
5. Provides opportunities for youth to lead, problem-solve, and make decisions and choices within the program and provides daily opportunities for youth to reflect on and respond to their experiences.
6. Makes ongoing, systematic observations and evaluations of each child.
7. Provides and welcomes ongoing dialogue with parents and caregivers about their child’s needs and progress; conducts parent/caregiver conferences; connects families to the Y.
8. Attends and participates in family nights, program activities, staff meetings, and staff training.
9. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications / Skills:

Must possess a high school diploma, associate or bachelors degree preferred but not required and at least two years of experience working with children.

1. Minimum 16 years of age.
2. Must like working with children.
3. Excellent communication skills.
4. A commitment to continuous quality program improvements.
5. Certifications: Current American Heart Association or American Red Cross CPR/AED and Pediatric First Aid.
6. Completion of required trainings.
7. Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.

Preferred Majors: Education

Position Title: Pre-School Teacher (Certification Not Required)
Department: Family / Youth Development
Location: Greater Pittston YMCA
Supervisor Name: Megan Valkenburg (Wilkes); Briana Dugas (YMCA)
Phone: (570) 408-5905 (Megan); (570) 655-2255 (Briana)
Email: megan.boone@wilkes.edu; bdugas@greaterpittstonymca.org
Purpose: General Function: Under the general direction of the Child Care Director, a Preschool teacher will provide a quality program, plan lessons, teach, and supervise the children in their work. 
Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary:

1. Communicate with parents daily
2. Complete weekly lesson plans and list each standard used
3. Complete monthly evaluations
4. Make sure parent teacher conferences are available to the parents
5. Follow daily schedule (posted in classroom)
6. Inform Child Care Director and/or Assistant Child Care Director of any problems that arise with discipline, staff, illness, supplies, fund raising, public relations, or maintenance
7. Maintain staff/child ratio (Make us aware if you are not in ratio)
8. Attend staff meetings, trainings, and other mandatory staff functions
9. Straighten classroom and clean appliances before leaving each day
10. Administer medication if appointed by Child Care Director/Assistant Child Care Director
11. Meet state standards for child care
12. Follow guidelines for DPW and Keystone Stars (complete evaluations, lesson plans observations, etc.)

Qualifications / Skills:

Must possess a high school diploma, associate or bachelor’s degree preferred but not required and at least two years of experience working with children.

1. Minimum 16 years of age.
2. Must like working with children.
3. Excellent communication skills.
4. A commitment to continuous quality program improvements.
5. Certifications: Current American Heart Association or American Red Cross CPR/AED and Pediatric First Aid.
6. Completion of required trainings.
7. Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.

Preferred Majors: Education

Position Title: School Age Monitor
Department: Family / Youth Development
Location: Greater Pittston YMCA
Supervisor Name: Megan Valkenburg (Wilkes); Briana Dugas (YMCA)
Phone: (570) 408-5905 (Megan); (570) 655-2255 (Briana)
Email: megan.boone@wilkes.edu; bdugas@greaterpittstonymca.org
Purpose: The School Age Monitor is responsible for the daily supervision of up to 12 after school program participants grades K-6. S/he is responsible for assisting in the academic support of virtual learning for students enrolled in cyber school in their school districts. They will assist in the planning, development, and implementation of all nine program components and program activities in the ACHIEVE program. The Leader guides the academic and social development of children; ensuring a safe, enriching, and healthy learning environment. 
Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary:
  • Assists in planning and organizing the schedule, including preparing and leading group activities, serving snacks, and clean up.• Supervises a group of children.
  • Plans and implements program activities that are culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate and consistent with YMCA core values.
  • Adheres to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards.
  • Attends staff meetings and trainings.
  • Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies.
  • Maintains positive relations and communication with parents, school personnel and other staff.
  • Enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures.
  • Administer basic First Aid as needed.
  • Endeavors to provide for the safety of each child in his/her care.
  • Applies appropriate behavior management techniques.
  • Performs other duties for the betterment of the program as needed or directed.

Qualifications / Skills:

Must possess a high school diploma, associate or bachelors degree preferred but not required and at least two years of experience working with children.

1. Minimum 16 years of age.
2. Must like working with children.
3. Excellent communication skills.
4. A commitment to continuous quality program improvements.
5. Certifications: Current American Heart Association or American Red Cross CPR/AED and Pediatric First Aid.
6. Completion of required trainings.
7. Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.

Preferred Majors: Education

Position Title: Child Care Aide
Department: Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA Child Care Department
Location: Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, 40 W. Northampton St. Wilkes-Barre, PA
Supervisor Name: Megan Valkenburg
Phone: (570) 408-5905
Email: megan.boone@wilkes.edu

Purpose:To provide assistance within the Child Care Department

Positions available in Day Care, Preschool, and School Age

Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary:

  • Communicate with parents daily
  • Follow daily feeding/eating schedules (posted in classroom)
  • Follow correct diaper changing procedure (posted in classroom)
  • Follow daily schedule (posted in classroom)
  • Inform Child Care Director and/or Assistant Child Care Director of any problems that arise with discipline, staff, illness, supplies, fund raising, public relations, or maintenance
  • Maintain staff/child ratio (Make us aware if you are not in ratio)
  • Attend staff meetings, trainings, and other mandatory staff functions
  • Straighten classroom and clean appliances before leaving each day
  • Meet state standards for child care
  • Provide stimulation to the children by rocking, holding, talking to, singing, and playing Follow guidelines for DHS and Keystone Stars

Qualifications / Skills:

  • Must possess a High School Diploma
  • Must obtain Child Abuse History Clearance, Criminal Background Check, and FBI Fingerprinting
  • Must take Mandated Reporter Training
  • Child Care experience a plus

Preferred Majors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Psychology, Nursing

Department: Aquatics
Location: Greater Pittston YMCA
Supervisor Name: Megan Valkenburg (Wilkes); Lizz Elliott (YMCA)
Phone: 570-408-5905 (Megan Boone Valkenburg)
Email: megan.boone@wilkes.edu
Purpose: 
  • Keeping the pool area clean and organized, and ensuring all materials are accessible for both staff and guests.
  • Enforcing rules and regulations as set forth by the YMCA to ensure the safety of staff and guests.
  • Testing water for Chlorine and PH balance, and checking water temperature on a scheduled basis, and updating information where required.
  • Greeting each guest and answering all questions to the best of their ability, or taking contact information and ensuring that messages are passed along to appropriate Directors as needed.
  • Keeping the Director informed of any issues or problems that arise immediately.

Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary:

The Greater Pittston YMCA takes great pride in the outstanding service we offer to all members and guests, and we are looking for motivated individuals to continue this legacy. Lifeguards are expected to continuously scan the pool area for dangerous situations or issues that potentially arise. They will also answer any questions posed by our guests and members while in the Aquatics area. Lifeguards will work independently and will maintain a clean pool deck, and be able to make decisions about basic maintenance. No chemical knowledge will be required for this position.

Qualifications / Skills:

• Must be 16+ years of age and have proof of eligibility to work.
• Lifeguard Certification, CPR, First Aid, AED certifications and Child Abuse prevention training prior to hire.
• Previous experience lifeguarding or in an aquatics setting preferred.
• Previous experience with diverse populations.
• Complete all required staff safety trainings.
• Open availability

Preferred Majors: All Majors

Department: Guest Services / Membership
Location: Greater Pittston YMCA
Supervisor Name: Megan Valkenburg (Wilkes); Lizz Elliott (YMCA)
Phone: 570-408-5905 (Megan Boone Valkenburg)
Email: megan.boone@wilkes.edu
Purpose: The Greater Pittston YMCA takes great pride in the outstanding service we offer to all members and guests, and we are looking for motivated individuals to continue this legacy. A Membership Services Rep. will be responsible for greeting each individual that walks through our doors, and answering any and all questions presented in a timely manner. They will handle all transactions for memberships, programming, and special events, and will be knowledgeable about each. They will also ensure the front desk area is always clean and organized, and that they represent the high standards of the YMCA in all they do.
Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary:

• Keeping the front desk/lobby area clean and organized, and ensuring all materials are accessible for both staff and guests.
• Handling cash/check/credit card transactions for the entire facility, and keeping all personal information private for the safety of our members and staff.
• Ensuring the guests that use the facility are signed in properly, and that all photos, financial and personal information are up to date.
• Greeting each guest and answering all questions to the best of their ability, or taking contact information and ensuring that messages are passed along to appropriate Directors as needed.

Qualifications / Skills:

• Must be 16+ years of age and have proof of eligibility to work.
• CPR, First Aid, AED certifications and Child Abuse prevention training within 30 days of hire date.
• Previous experience working customer service preferred.
• Previous money handling experience required.
• Previous experience with diverse populations.
• Complete all required staff safety trainings.
• Open availability

Preferred Majors:All Majors

Department: Youth and Family Programming
Location: Greater Pittston YMCA
Supervisor Name: Megan Valkenburg (Wilkes); Brian Strassman (YMCA)
Phone: 570-408-5905 (Megan Boone Valkenburg)
Email: megan.boone@wilkes.edu
Purpose:

1. Manages, directs and coordinates youth and family programs for the Greater Pittston YMCA. Ensures high-quality programs and establishes new program activities. Expands program within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans.
2. Ensures that YMCA program standards are met and safety procedures followed.
5. Provides for upkeep of assigned program facilities and equipment and ensures the physical environment supports healthy living.
6. Develops and maintains relationships with parents and any other organizations and agencies related to assigned programs. Responds to all parent and community inquiries and complaints in a timely manner.
7. Assists in organizing special events for families.
8. Works with the marketing department in the communication and distribution of program information.

Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary: 

Under the direction of the Program Coordinators, the attendant will assist in implementing high-quality YMCA and Family Services programs. Additional duties in coordinating and facilitating special events and birthday parties as needed.

Qualifications / Skills: 

1. HS Diploma or equivalent 
2. Must be at least 16 years of age or older
3. Required trainings within 60 days of hire: Child Abuse Prevention, CPR/AED First Aid; Bloodborne Pathogens, New Employee Orientation
4. Fulfillment of state-specific hiring standards57. Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.

Preferred Majors: Education

Department: Youth Development
Location: Greater Pittston YMCA
Supervisor Name: Megan Valkenburg (Wilkes); Briana Dugas (YMCA)
Phone: 570-408-5905 (Megan Boone Valkenburg)
Email: megan.boone@wilkes.edu
Purpose:
• Assists in planning and organizing the schedule, including preparing and leading group activities, serving snacks, and clean up.
• Supervises a group of children.
• Plans and implements program activities that are culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate and consistent with YMCA core values.
• Adheres to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards.
• Attends staff meetings and trainings.
• Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies.
• Maintains positive relations and communication with parents, school personnel and other staff.
• Enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures.
• Administer basic First Aid as needed.
• Endeavors to provide for the safety of each child in his/her care.
• Applies appropriate behavior management techniques.
• Performs other duties for the betterment of the program as needed or directed.
Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary:

The Before and After Care Teacher is responsible for the daily supervision of up to 12 after school program participants grades K-8. S/he is responsible for assisting in the planning, development, and implementation of all nine program components and program activities in the afterschool program. The Leader guides the academic and social development of children, ensuring a safe, enriching, and healthy learning environment.

Qualifications / Skills:

• High school graduate or equivalent; one year or more of college preferred.
• CPR, First Aid, AED certifications and Child Abuse prevention training within 30 days of hire date.
• Meets educational and experience qualifications established by the Greater Pittston YMCA.
• Previous experience working with children in a developmental setting preferred.
• Ability to plan, organize, and implement age-appropriate/developmentally appropriate program activities.
• Previous experience with diverse populations.
• Complete all required staff safety trainings.

Preferred Majors: Education

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Department: Youth Development
Location: Greater Pittston YMCA
Supervisor Name: Megan Valkenburg (Wilkes); Briana Dugas (YMCA)
Phone: 570-408-5905 (Megan Boone Valkenburg)
Email: megan.boone@wilkes.edu
Purpose: This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Child Care Teacher at The Greater Pittston YMCA maintains a supportive, positive atmosphere that welcomes and respects all individuals, promotes the potential of all youth, and provides a quality experience to both youth and their families.
Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary:
1. Supervises the children, classroom, and all program activities.
2. Follows all procedures and standards as established by the law or the Y; makes ADA accommodations where appropriate; maintains the program site, equipment, and required program records.
3. Nurtures children through purposeful programming; creates lesson plans that are intended to achieve program goals and outcomes.
4. Creates a positive rapport and shared interest with all youth.
5. Provides opportunities for youth to lead, problem-solve, and make decisions and choices within the program and provides daily opportunities for youth to reflect on and respond to their experiences.
6. Makes ongoing, systematic observations and evaluations of each child.
7. Provides and welcomes ongoing dialogue with parents and caregivers about their child’s needs and progress; conducts parent/caregiver conferences; connects families to the Y.
Qualifications / Skills:
• Meets educational and experience qualifications established by state law and/or the Y.
• CPR, First Aid, and AED certifications required.
• Child Abuse Prevention training required within 30 days of hire.
• Meets minimum age standards as established by state law and/or the Y.
• Previous experience working with children in a developmental setting preferred.
• Ability to plan, organize and implement age-appropriate/developmentally appropriate
program activities.
• Previous experience with diverse populations.
• Ability to develop positive, authentic relationships with people from different backgrounds.
• Commitment to inclusion and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Preferred Majors: Education
Department: Family / Youth Development
Location: Greater Pittston YMCA
Supervisor Name: Megan Valkenburg (Wilkes); Briana Dugas (YMCA)
Phone: 570-408-5905 (Megan Boone Valkenburg)
Email: megan.boone@wilkes.edu
Purpose:
1. The Child Watch Staff is responsible for the safety and well-being of the child/children in their care.
2. Directly interacting with Child/Children.
Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary:
1. The Child Watch Staff is responsible for the safety and well-being of the child/children in their care.
2. Directly interacting with Child/Children.
3. Responsible for ensuring the Child Watch room is kept clean.
4. Ensuring that proper sign-in and sign-out procedures are followed at all times.
5. Maintaining proper registration cards on all children utilizing the service.
6. Using positive guidance techniques that incorporate the YMCA values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility when working with children, families and coworkers.
7. Establishing and maintaining positive and productive relationships with families.
8. Attending all trainings and staff meetings as required by department.
9. Maintaining a professional appearance and attitude that reflects the YMCA at all times, upholding the policies outlined in the YMCA Personnel Policy handbook and Child Care Parent Handbook.
Qualifications / Skills:

1. Minimum 16 years of age.
2. Must like working with children.
3. Excellent communication skills.
4. A commitment to continuous quality program improvements.
5. Certifications: Current American Heart Association or American Red Cross CPR/AED and Pediatric First Aid.
6. Completion of required trainings.
7. Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.

Preferred Majors: Education

Department: Youth and Family Programs
Location: Greater Pittston YMCA
Supervisor Name: Megan Valkenburg (Wilkes); Jessica Bredbenner (YMCA)
Phone: 570-408-5905 (Megan Boone Valkenburg)
Email: megan.boone@wilkes.edu
Purpose:
• Work with the Program Coordinator on planning and executing of programs, birthday parties and special events.
• Ensure all set up is complete and materials needed are prepared before arrival.
• Plans and implements program activities that are culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate and consistent with YMCA core values.
• Facilitate and run classes and activities when necessary, as an instructor.
• Adheres to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards.
• Attends staff meetings and trainings.
• Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies.
• Maintains positive relations and communication with children, parents and other staff.
Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary:
The Programs/Party Host is responsible for the executing and supervision of participants for programs, birthday parties and special events. S/he is responsible for assisting in the planning, executing, and implementation of the program components and program activities for the event.
Qualifications / Skills:
• High school graduate or equivalent; one year or more of college preferred.
• Preferred CPR, First Aid, AED certifications and Child Abuse prevention training within 30 days of hire date.
• Previous experience working with children preferred
• Ability to organize and implement age-appropriate/developmentally appropriate activities.
• Previous experience with diverse populations.
• Complete all required staff safety trainings.
Preferred Majors: All Majors

Department:Wellness
Location: Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA
Supervisor Name: Megan Valkenburg(Wilkes); Lauranel Banks(YMCA)
Phone: 570-408-5905 (Megan Boone Valkenburg)
Email: megan.boone@wilkes.edu

Purpose: Under the direction and supervision of the Wellness Director, the Wellness Center Staff shall be responsible for all day to day functioning and cleanliness of the Wellness Center. Staff persons will develop relationships with members and ensure consistent, superior service is provided to maximize member retention. Staff members are responsible and accountable for the cleanliness and safety of the wellness center and surrounding studios during scheduled shifts. The Wellness Center Staff will assist in programs as needed and work on individual projects as required. They will be solution seekers and confident, trustworthy decision makers. The incumbent will also exhibit the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility in all aspects of their work with the YMCA. They will deliver excellent service to all members, guests, and program participants, respond to member and guest needs promptly, and promote all programs.

Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary:

  • Develop member relationships
  • Actively supervise the members using the Wellness Center
  • Enforce Wellness Center regulations
  • Assist members with fitness programs
  • Maintain the cleanliness of Wellness Center areas and machines
  • Document and log all equipment malfunctions
  • Perform routine maintenance on all equipment
  • Ensure the Wellness Center is safe environment
  • Conduct youth and adult orientations
  • Actively recruit clients to the personal training, duo-training, and small group personal
  • training programs
  • Monitor temporary signage in the wellness center for current information, accuracy and
  • professional look
  • Be knowledgeable about all YMCA programs to effectively engage with members. This includes
  • being familiar with all current brochure information, upcoming events and other special activities.
  • If information is not available, be responsible for obtaining the correct information and providing
  • information to members.
  • Follow and enforce all YMCA procedures and policies, including: personnel guidelines, safety
  • guidelines, wellness policies. Carry out emergency plans as necessary
  • Be dressed in appropriate attire and wear name tag at all times
  • Attend and remain current on all mandatory trainings and staff meetings
  • Be knowledgeable and supportive of the YMCA annual support campaign
  • Always look for ways to improve performance
  • Emphasize fun, make the Y a happy place with positive relationships
  • Assume other responsibilities as deemed appropriate by supervisor(s).

Qualifications / Skills:

  • Must have: Criminal Background Check; Fingerprinting, Child Abuse Clearance
  • Must Obtain: CPR/AED & First Aid Certified with 90 days
  • Prior-to-start trainings: HIPAA; Child Abuse Prevention Training; Blood Born Pathogen Training;
  • Appropriate Touch Training; Social Media and Technology Training; Bullying

Preferred Majors: N/A

The Wilkes- Barre Family YMCA has an assortment of Youth Programs that are offered throughout the year. Programming includes cooking, STEM projects, slime classes, art classes, games, puzzles, nerf mania, etc. Employee would be responsible for carrying out the activities of each program. These programs are for ages 3-12 and run between the hours of 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Monday- Thursday and 5-7pm Monday- Thursday and 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturdays.

Requirements

  • Child Abuse Clearance
  • Fingerprints
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Experience with children
  • Preferably an education major

Supervisors

Megan Valkenburg (Wilkes); Ashlee Rittenhouse (YMCA)
Phone: 570-408-5905 (Megan Boone Valkenburg) 
Email: megan.boone@wilkes.edu

The Wilkes-Barre and Pittston Family YMCA have an assortment of Youth Sports Programs that are offered throughout the year. Sports include, basketball, football, soccer, kickball, Frisbee, cheerleading, gymnastics, etc. Employee would be responsible for carrying out the weekly sports activities, assisting Wilkes University Couching staff and players. These programs are programs for ages 3-12 and run between the hours of 11am -12pm Monday- Thursday and 5-7pm Monday- Thursday and 9am-1pm on Saturdays.

Requirements

  • Child Abuse Clearance
  • Fingerprints
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Experience with children
  • Preferably someone who has played sports before and understands the concepts of each sport.
  • The Civic Engagement Office can assist with clearances

Supervisors

Megan Valkenburg (Wilkes); Ashlee Rittenhouse (YMCA)
Phone: 570-408-5905 (Megan Boone Valkenburg) 
Email: megan.boone@wilkes.edu

The Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA has an assortment of Youth Sports Programs that are offered throughout the year. Sports include, basketball, football, soccer, kickball, Frisbee, cheerleading, gymnastics, etc. Employee would be responsible to make sure everyone in attendance of the program is registered. Employee is also responsible to make sure the appropriate materials are available for the program staff. Help with coordinating Wilkes University Couching staff and players. Employee will be assisting the Youth Program Coordinator when needed. These programs are programs for ages 3-12 and run between the hours of 11am -12pm Monday- Thursday and 5-7pm Monday- Thursday and 9am-1pm on Saturdays. Employee could also work other hours to complete office work.

Requirements

  • Child Abuse Clearance
  • Fingerprints
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Experience with children
  • Preferably someone who has played sports before and understands the concepts of each sport. 
  • Good with paperwork
  • Organized
  • Can multitask

Supervisors

Megan Valkenburg (Wilkes); Ashlee Rittenhouse (YMCA)
Phone: 570-408-5905 (Megan Boone Valkenburg) 
Email: megan.boone@wilkes.edu

The Wilkes- Barre Family YMCA has an assortment of Teen Programs that are offered throughout the year. Programming includes cooking, STEM projects, 3d Design, gym time, homework help, etc. Employees would be responsible for carrying out the activities of each program. These programs are programs for ages 12-17 and run between the hours of 6-8pm Monday- Thursday on Saturdays from 1-3pm.

Requirements

  • Child Abuse Clearance
  • Fingerprints
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Experience with teens
  • Preferably an education major

Supervisors

Megan Valkenburg (Wilkes); Ashlee Rittenhouse (YMCA)
Phone: 570-408-5905 (Megan Boone Valkenburg) 
Email: megan.boone@wilkes.edu

The Wilkes- Barre Family YMCA has an assortment of Teen Programs that are offered throughout the year. Programming includes cooking, STEM projects, 3d Design, gym time, homework help, etc. Employee would be responsible to make sure everyone in attendance of the program is registered. Employee is also responsible to make sure the appropriate materials are available for the program staff. Employee will be the assistant to the Youth Program Coordinator when needed. These programs are programs for ages 12-17 and run between the hours of 6-8pm Monday- Thursday on Saturdays from 1-3pm. Employee could also work other hours to complete office work.

Requirements

  • Child Abuse Clearance
  • Fingerprints
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Experience with teens
  • Good with paperwork
  • Organized
  • Can multitask

Supervisors

Megan Valkenburg (Wilkes); Ashlee Rittenhouse (YMCA)
Phone: 570-408-5905 (Megan Boone Valkenburg) 
Email: megan.boone@wilkes.edu

The Wilkes- Barre Family YMCA has an assortment of Adult Programs that are offered throughout the year. Programming cards, art classes, knitting, etc. Employees would be responsible for carrying out the activities of each program engaging with program participants. These programs are programs for anyone over 18 and run between the hours of 6-8pm Monday- Thursday.

Requirements

  • Child Abuse Clearance
  • Fingerprints
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Experience with older adults

Supervisors

Megan Valkenburg (Wilkes); Ashlee Rittenhouse (YMCA)
Phone: 570-408-5905 (Megan Boone Valkenburg) 
Email: megan.boone@wilkes.edu

The Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA has an assortment of Adult Programs that are offered throughout the year. Programming cards, art classes, knitting, etc. Employee would be responsible to make sure everyone in attendance of the program is registered. Employee is also responsible to make sure the appropriate materials are available for the program staff. Employee will be the assistant to the Youth Program Coordinator when needed. These programs are programs for anyone over 18 and run between the hours of 6-8pm Monday- Thursday. Employee could also work other hours to complete office work.

Requirements

  • Child Abuse Clearance
  • Fingerprints
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Experience with older adults
  • Good with paperwork
  • Organized
  • Can multitask

Supervisors

Megan Valkenburg (Wilkes); Ashlee Rittenhouse (YMCA)
Phone: 570-408-5905 (Megan Boone Valkenburg) 
Email: megan.boone@wilkes.edu

The Wilkes- Barre Family YMCA has a program called 7th grade initiative. Any 7th grader in the WBASD or WVW School District receives a free gym membership. Programming includes cooking classes, dinner, STEM activities, access to wellness center, gym time, homework help, etc. Employees would be responsible for carrying out the activities of each program. This program is for children age 12-13 and runs between the hours of 5-7pm Monday- Thursday.

Requirements

  • Child Abuse Clearance
  • Fingerprints
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Experience with teens

Supervisors

Megan Valkenburg (Wilkes); Ashlee Rittenhouse (YMCA)
Phone: 570-408-5905 (Megan Boone Valkenburg) 
Email: megan.boone@wilkes.edu

The Wilkes- Barre Family YMCA has a program called 7th grade initiative. Any 7th grader in the WBASD or WVW School District receives a free gym membership. Programming includes cooking classes, dinner, STEM activities, access to wellness center, gym time, homework help, etc. Employee would be responsible to make sure everyone in attendance of the program is registered. Employee is also responsible to make sure the appropriate materials are available for the program staff. Employee will be the assistant to the Youth Program Coordinator when needed. This program is for children age 12-13 and run between the hours of 5-7pm Monday- Thursday. Employee could also work other hours to complete office work.

Requirements

  • Child Abuse Clearance
  • Fingerprints
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Experience with teens
  • Good with paperwork
  • Organized
  • Can multitask

Supervisors

Megan Valkenburg (Wilkes); Ashlee Rittenhouse (YMCA)
Phone: 570-408-5905 (Megan Boone Valkenburg) 
Email: megan.boone@wilkes.edu

The Wilkes- Barre Family YMCA has a before and after care program in which homework completion is a must! The program has 82 students and most have homework on a daily basis. The groups are broken up into groups of 24 and the children are in grades K-6. Employee would be responsible for helping the students in each group complete their homework as well as check homework for those who do not need help. The hours are Monday- Friday 4-5:30 p.m.

Requirements

  • Child Abuse Clearance
  • Fingerprints
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Experience with children

Supervisors

Megan Valkenburg (Wilkes); Ashlee Rittenhouse (YMCA)
Phone: 570-408-5905 (Megan Boone Valkenburg) 
Email: megan.boone@wilkes.edu

The Wilkes- Barre Family YMCA has a before and after care program. The program has 82 students. The groups are broken up into groups of 24. The children are in grades K-6. Employee would be responsible for helping care for their groups at all times. Job includes taking students to the bathroom, playing in the gym, helping with homework, serving dinner, and supervising the children in the group. Employee will always have a staff member with them. The hours are Monday- Friday 3:30-6p.m.

Requirements

  • Child Abuse Clearance
  • Fingerprints
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Experience with children
  • Time Management Skills

Supervisors

Megan Valkenburg (Wilkes); Ashlee Rittenhouse (YMCA)
Phone: 570-408-5905 (Megan Boone Valkenburg) 
Email: megan.boone@wilkes.edu

The Wilkes- Barre Family YMCA has a before and after care program. The program has 82 students. The groups are broken up into groups of 24. The children are in grades K-6. Job includes office work, organization, paperwork, etc. The hours are Monday- Friday 3:30-6p.m. Employee could also work other hours to complete office work.

Requirements

  • Child Abuse Clearance
  • Fingerprints
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Experience with children
  • Time Management Skills

Supervisors

Megan Valkenburg (Wilkes); Ashlee Rittenhouse (YMCA)
Phone: 570-408-5905 (Megan Boone Valkenburg) 
Email: megan.boone@wilkes.edu