Wilkes University

Available Student Work Study Jobs

Below is a list of current available student work study positions for the Summer and/or Fall 2018 semester:


Position: Research Assistant / Office Clerk.  Department: Spanish.  Supervisor Name: Dr. Paola Bianco.  Phone: 570-408-4519.  Email: paola.bianco@wilkes.edu.
There are two purposes for this work-study position: 1) to assist with research for a new book that Dr. Bianco is writing and 2) to help with office clerical duties
Job Duties / Responsibilities:
Research Assistant:
-Conduct online research for information, data, photos, drawings
-Transfer handwritten information to word document
-Design boxes and columns in the material of the book
-Assist with the flier and brochure of Spanish and Study Abroad
Office Clerical Duties:
-Copy, file and run errands on campus
-Organize meetings and events for the Spain Study Abroad
-Other general office tasks
Qualifications / Skills:
-Computer skills (Excel, Microsoft Office, Power Point),
-Basic to Intermediate Spanish knowledge for the research assistant
-Must be able to work independently
- Must take initiatives
-Have strong organizational skills
-GPA of 3.0 or higher
-Eligible for Federal Work Study


Position: Stockroom Assistant.  Department: Chemistry.  Supervisor: Maria Bianco.  Phone Number: 570-408-4628.  Email: maria.bianco@wikes.edu.


Assist in the preparation of chemistry instructional laboratories. Help with organizing and general housekeeping of all chemistry glassware and equipment. Insure that the stockroom runs in a secure and efficient manner under the guidance of the stockroom staff.

Job Duties / Responsibilities:

• Wash glassware using dishwasher and manually clean fragile and expensive glassware
• Supply students with replacement glassware
• Accurate record keeping
• Assist TAs in stockroom
• Assist in lab preparation
• Inspect laboratory room & eyewashes
• Inventory control (Labs and Stockroom)
• Safety Data Sheet (SDS)  management (Update and File)
• General cleaning
• Maintain standard laboratory equipment ( pH meter, hot-plates, spec 20)
• Dispose of broken glassware.

Qualifications / Skills:

* Knowledge and identification of basic chemistry glassware/equipment
* Had at least 1 semester of General Chemistry
* Willing and available to work at least 8-10 hours a week
* Can work independently and with minimal guidance
* Familiar with Microsoft Suite
* Great Organizational Skills
* Motivated to learn new things



Position Title: Marketing Work Study.  Department: EEES.  Supervisor: Dr. Bobak Karimi.  Phone Number: 570-408-4698.  Email: bobak.karimi@wikes.edu.


The Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences (EEES) department has developed a new, aggressive marketing plan for its Geoscience programs – Environmental Science and Geology - and will need further assistance to effectively put it in place. The plan includes a significant amount of social media and web content development, organization of events, and the management of datasets associated with the efficacy of marketing efforts.

Job Duties / Responsibilities:

Duties assigned to a work study with marketing background include deploying marketing strategies, testing the efficacy of marketing strategies, actively evolving marketing strategies to ensure best results, and working with a geoscience student to create/provide meaningful and thought-provoking marketing content. The marketing plan incorporates a dense list of deadlines that must be met, and the duties of a marketing work study will be consistent and continuous.

Qualifications / Skills:

A senior undergraduate or graduate-level student who is majoring in marketing or business administration and is familiar with web content development and has knowledge/experience in managing datasets for marketing purposes




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Qualifications: Receptionist Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Full-time undergraduate student
Federal work study allotment

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

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

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

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

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

Job Duties/Skills:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Job Duties / Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications / Skills:

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


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

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

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications and Skills:

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


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

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

Job Duties / Responsibilities: Tutoring

Qualifications / Skills:

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

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

3 positions available


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

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

Job Duties / Responsibilities:

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

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

Qualifications / Skills:

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


Position: IT Work Study. Department: IT Services. Supervisor: 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.

Job Duties / Responsibilities:

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

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

• 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.

Position: Student Office Aide. Department: English Department - Kirby Hall. Supervisor: Debra Archavage, Office Assistant. Phone: 570-408-4530. Email: debra.archavage@wilkes.edu.

Purpose:  Office coverage in the English Department, Kirby Hall 202, during the time that the Office Assistant is in another office. Any availability between the hours of 9:30am & 1:30pm on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday will be considered.

Job Duties / Responsibilities:

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.