Current On-campus Work-Study Openings

Coodinating Center (Saratoga Springs)

Office: Research, Innovation and Open Education
Hours per week: 20 preferred
Pay rate: $10 per hour
Description: Student with strong writing skills who is willing to work in an agile environment to assist on open education projects. Student should be willing to learn and/or use technology. Duties may include researching, editing, writing, event planning and website/blog maintenance. Flexible schedule, but does require on-campus location in Saratoga.
Contact: work.study@esc.edu

Office: Research, Innovation and Open Education
Hours per week: 20 preferred
Pay rate: $10 per hour
Description: Student would assist primarily with Center for Mentoring and Learning website tasks, which could involve reviewing and updating time-sensitive announcements; monitoring website discussion forum and community group activity; gathering event information and resources from centers and programs; checking for broken links; and working on special projects. In addition, the student occasionally would transcribe recorded audio interviews and webinars and may be asked to review video/audio recordings of workshops. Future tasks could include assisting with the publications process. Preferred qualifications: experience editing website pages (no programming knowledge needed) and creating hyperlinks; great attention to detail; excellent writing skills (accurate spelling and grammar a must); knowledge of APA documentation style a plus; good listening and typing skills. Given the distributed nature of our operation, prospective student does not need to be based in Saratoga Springs
Contact: work.study@esc.edu

Office: Research, Innovation and Open Education
Hours per week: 20 preferred
Pay rate: $10 per hour
Description: Student will work across functions in the office in order to perform background research on foundations, granting agencies, nonprofits, corporations and other entities for possible grants or partnerships with the college. Regular reports on completed research will be required. Skills required include effective research skills and strong writing skills with an emphasis on the ability to summarize and synthesize information. Given the distributed nature of our operation, prospective student does not need to be based in Saratoga Springs. 
Contact: work.study@esc.edu

Office: Registrar
Hours per week: 10-15
Pay rate: $10 per hour
Description: Filing, shredding, purging files, day and/or evening reception desk coverage, assistance prior to and during new-student orientations, assisting with mailings and other mailroom activities, supporting and assisting in graduation preparations, as well as other duties as needed. Excellent oral and interpersonal communication skills, ability to work effectively with others, basic computer skills and the ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion regarding sensitive material required.
Contact: work.study@esc.edu

Office: Financial Aid
Hours per week: 10-20
Pay rate: $10 per hour 
Description: Processing mail/faxes; filing, general office assistance as needed
Contact: work.study@esc.edu

Office: Office of Veteran and Military Education
Hours per week: 5-25
Pay rate: $10 per hour
Description: Student will work with OVME staff on special projects, including prospective student data management and program support for student veterans, and assist with veteran and military outreach efforts. Good oral and written communication skills and computer experience preferred. Flexible schedule and locations.
Contact: work.study@esc.edu

Office: Office of Veteran and Military Education
Hours per week: 1-15
Pay rate: $10 per hour
Description: Student writers wanted for support with office newsletter, publications and virtual transition center. Writers must be able to write clearly and informatively. An understanding of military lifestyle is preferred, but not required.
Contact: work.study@esc.edu

Office: Office of Collegewide Academic Review (OCAR)
Hours per week: Up to 20
Pay rate: $10 per hour
Description: The work-study student would be responsible for assisting OCAR in project-based and day-to-day office work. For example, the college is undergoing a document storage system upgrade. The upgrade requires reorganization and re-annotation of all academic documents (transcripts, exams, certifications, licenses, etc.) for the past three years. OCAR will train the work-study student on the annotation process. At the conclusion of this project, the work-study student will be assigned to assist on other office projects and office activities. Due to the highly sensitive nature of academic documents, degree plans and other documents handled by the office, the work-study student will be provided FERPA training and need to sign a confidentiality statement. Qualifications include good organization, communication and computer skills. Ability to work with confidential materials and adhere to FERPA guidelines required.
Contact: work.study@esc.edu

School for Graduate Studies

Office: School for Graduate Studies
Hours per week: 20 preferred
Pay rate: $10 per hour
Description: Student with strong writing skills who is willing to work in an agile environment to assist on open education projects. Student should be willing to learn and/or use technology. Duties may include researching, editing, writing, event planning and website/blog maintenance. Flexible schedule, but does require on-campus location in Saratoga Springs.
Contact: work.study@esc.edu

Office: Northeast Center
Hours per week: Up to 20, flexible hours in the late afternoon and early evening
Pay rate: $10 per hour
Description: Provide support for MAT residency and virtual teaching incubator. Projects may include, but are not limited to compiling and editing resources such as handbooks, partner district correspondence and grant research and annotating open educational resources.
Contact: work.study@esc.edu

Center for Distance Learning (Saratoga Springs)

Office: Student Records Office
Hours per week: 10
Pay rate: $10 per hour
Description: Clerical work needed to file paper documents in student files. Preparation of records for scanning and shredding records after scanning, as well as general office duties such as making copies or assembling materials for distribution.
Contact: work.study@esc.edu

Office: Office of Academic Support
Hours per week: 2-4
Position: peer tutor
Pay rate: $10 per hour
Description: Assist and coach assigned CDL students in becoming a more successful and independent learner. A peer tutor provides and helps to integrate effective learning and study strategies, while helping to clarify and/or reinforce course content, assignments and material.
Contact: work.study@esc.edu

Office: Office of Academic Support
Hours per week: 4
Position: course assistant
Pay rate: $10 per hour
Description: Course assistants are peer tutors embedded in live CDL courses. The objective of a CA is to improve overall quality and rate of student participation; improve retention; and clarify and/or reinforce course content, assignments and material through individualized peer tutoring.
Contact: work.study@esc.edu

Genesee Valley Center

Office: Assistant to the Dean
Hours per week: 25 hours per week max
Position: assistant
Pay rate: $10 per hour
Description: The Office of the Assistant to the Dean supports the initiatives of the office of the dean and the Genesee Valley Center. Professionalism, confidentiality and the highest level of customer service are critical components of this position. This position allows eligible students the opportunity to build their skill base and enhance their resume. Duties and responsibilities will vary based on the project or event. Duties may include working on external events, internal programs, as well as individualized projects. The Office of the Assistant to the Dean offers opportunities to work on literacy programs, a college residency and community programs with government representatives and more. Students also may perform routine clerical work as designated by the assistant to the dean. Students may have the opportunity to work on specific individualized projects for their skill sets. Some work-study projects have been implemented collegewide, including aspects of our recycling program, the book exchange, emergency evacuation plan and work-study tracking sheet.
Contact: work.study@esc.edu

Central New York Center

Office: Syracuse Unit
Hours per week: negotiable depending on location (up to 25 max)
Pay rate: $10 per hour
Description: Filing, shredding, purging files, day and/or evening reception desk coverage, assistance prior to and during new student orientations, assist with mailings and other mailroom activities. Excellent oral and interpersonal communication skills, ability to work effectively with others, basic computer skills required and the ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion of sensitive material required.
Contact: work.study@esc.edu

Northeast Center

Office: Latham Unit
Hours per week: negotiable, but required between 5-7 p.m., Monday-Thursday
Pay rate: $10 per hour
Description: Reception desk coverage, assistance with information sessions and new student orientations, support and assist with scheduling meetings between students and mentors, filing, copying, word processing and other office duties as assigned. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work effectively with others, basic computer skills, the ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion regarding sensitive material is required.
Contact: work.study@esc.edu

Niagara Frontier Center

Office: Buffalo
Hours per week: varies (25 hours per week max)
Pay rate: $10 per hour
Description: Assist students with questions they have regarding various computer software (including MS Office, Moodlerooms, ESC website); scanning, general office work including, but not limited to filing and moving furniture. Possible technology assistance at residencies.
Contact: work.study@esc.edu

Office: Buffalo
Hours per week: varies (25 hours per week max)
Pay rate: $10 per hour
Description: Work various Fridays and Saturdays at weekend residencies and occasionally on other evenings. Assist professional employee by setting up AV equipment, including laptop, projector, speaker, etc.
Contact: work.study@esc.edu

Office: Hartsdale
Hours per week: Monday-Thursday, 8:30-11 a.m.
Pay rate: $10 per hour
Description: Front desk reception including answering phones and directing calls to the appropriate party, college information mailings upon request, copying and faxing
Contact: work.study@esc.edu

Hudson Valley Center

Office: Hartsdale
Hours per week: Monday-Thursday, 8:30-11 a.m.
Pay rate: $10 per hour
Description: Front desk reception, including answering phones and directing calls to the appropriate party, college information mailings upon request, copying and faxing.
Contact: work.study@esc.edu

Metropolitan Center

Office: Staten Island
Hours per week: 15-20. Flexible depending on work load and student schedule
Pay rate: $10 per hour
Description: Assistance and support with administrative tasks, in addition to some assistance with research projects. Administrative tasks might include filing, photocopying and preparing/organizing materials for data collection, editing documents, creating tables in word and data entry. More in-depth tasks may include Internet searches and library literature review searches. The student may have the opportunity to learn more about the research and participate in writing for publication, if interested. The student should have good organizational and communication skills. Primary office space is in Staten Island, but the research projects are community-based outside of Staten Island, so student need not necessarily be based in Staten Island, though ability to travel there if needed is preferred.
Contact: work.study@esc.edu

Office: Recruitment and Outreach, Manhattan
Hours per week: 25 hours per week maximum. Flexible depending on work load and student schedule.
Pay rate: $10 per hour
Description: Student with strong interpersonal and communication skills interested in assisting the recruitment and outreach efforts of the college’s Metropolitan Center. Student will assist with outreach phone calls, office duties, may be a part of information session presentations as a testimonial student relaying his or her experiences to prospective students and accompany recruitment and outreach professionals on outreach events, such as off-site information sessions and college fairs. In addition, the student would serve from time to time as a back-up receptionist at the front desk.
Contact: work.study@esc.edu

Office: Metropolitan Center, Hudson Street
Hours per week: 4:30-8 p.m, Monday-Thursday
Pay rate: $10 per hour
Description: Student workers will fill in as evening front desk receptionists during the September 2014 term, covering the third floor front desk. These individuals will be responsible for directing traffic on the third floor for four different divisions: the Center for Distance Learning, the graduate program, the Metropolitan Center and the Harry Van Ardale Jr. Center for Labor Studies. The individuals will also work with the director of academic support to schedule learning coaches’ appointments, as well as disseminate information about the different learning support workshops. The individuals will also be called upon on accession to perform the following general duties: copying and faxing documents and assisting with new student orientation and welcome week activities.
Contact: work.study@esc.edu

Office: Metropolitan Center, Hudson Street
Hours per week: 10 a.m-4 p.m., Monday-Wednesday, and noon-7:30 p.m on Thursday. 25 hours per week maximum
Pay rate: $10 per hour
Description: Energetic student workers will serve as third floor computer lab monitors during the September 2014 term. As the computer lab monitors, students will be charged with ensuring that all ThinClients in the lab are up and running, monitor the printing activities of students, as well as maintain the lab "no food or drink" policy. These individuals will also be charged with replacing printer papers as needed. On occasions, they will be called upon to assist with the Metro–Hudson street orientation and welcome week activities.
Contact: work.study@esc.edu

Office: Metropolitan Center, Hudson Street
Hours per week: 25 hours per week maximum
Pay rate: $10 per hour
Description: Assist the retention and career services specialist with the maintenance of potential internship leads, updating internship applicants database, screening potential students interested in resume and cover letter reviews and advertising career exploration events hold at the Metro Center, all locations. On occasions, individuals will cover the front desk during staff receptionist lunch breaks. These individuals will also be called upon to assist during orientation and welcome week activities.
Contact: work.study@esc.edu

Long Island Center

Office: Student Services and Academic Support Services at Old Westbury
Hours per week: 10-15
Pay rate: $10 per hour
Description: Create/update calendars for workshops, create orientation and academic support folders for all three units, keeping track of the contents for each and updating the calendar as necessary, enter learning coach hours and students served into an Excel report each month, create flyers to advertise workshops, distribute to unit secretaries, assistance prior to and during new-student orientations, assist with mailings and other mailroom activities and other duties as assigned. Excellent oral and interpersonal communication skills, ability to work effectively with others and take direction, basic computer skills required and the ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion of sensitive material required.
Contact: work.study@esc.edu

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