Three Great Work Study Jobs

Published on April 26, 2016

If you have been awarded Federal Work Study as part of your financial aid package, we are sharing three great jobs for you, below.  Want to see more?  Super.  Head on over here, to Hire VCURams, which is where all work study jobs are posted.  Enjoy!


National Scholarship Office Assistant
Job Begin Date: 08/25/2016

Job Title: NSO Office Assistant
Work Location: 701 W. Grace St., Ste. 1200
Number of Openings: 5
Employer: National Scholarship Office / Honors College
Hours per week: 8-12
Pay per hour: $9.00

Duties:

The primary responsibilities of this position are to provide quality customer service and to assist
with administration of the National Scholarship Office (NSO), which is part of the VCU Honors
College. Specific responsibilities include:

1) Responding to phone and email inquiries with basic information about the National Scholarship Office
2) Greeting and directing visitors in a professional manner
3) Event planning, set-up, management and clean-up for information sessions, scholarship
review panels, and other events
4) Maintenance of databases related to the national scholarship competitions
5) Processing application materials submitted on behalf of national scholarship candidates
6) Managing magazine and newspaper subscriptions
7) Other duties as assigned by the NSO

Qualified and interested candidates may also have the opportunity to assist with marketing and
public relations. Specific responsibilities may include:

1) Writing promotional copy and press releases
2) Managing the NSO social media accounts
3) Overseeing publicity for scholarship information sessions
4) Updating and writing new content for NSO website

Expectations:

The successful applicants must demonstrate a highly professional demeanor at all times, both on
the phone and in person. They must also become knowledgeable of all Honors College policies,
procedures, and program requirements and national scholarship programs administered by the
National Scholarship Office. They must be able to follow directions, work independently and take
initiative. This position entails working with sensitive information, and the incumbents must
exercise discretion at all times. They will be expected to consistently arrive at work on time and
stay through the end of each assigned shift. If schedule adjustments are needed, they will be
expected to make requests in advance and arrange for their shifts to be covered. The candidates
who are hired will be expected to conduct themselves as members of the Honors College staff
when working and not have personal visitors or conduct personal business during their assigned
shifts.

While all students eligible for Federal Work Study are encouraged to apply, some preference may
be given to those students who are already members of the Honors College or intend to apply for
membership in the Honors College.

Preferred qualifications:

 Strong written communication skills
 Experience with graphic design, web design, and social media marketing

IMPORTANT: In order to apply for this position, applicants must be eligible for Federal Work
Study and have completed their FAFSA (which was due on March 1, 2016). While awards will not
be announced until June 2016 and jobs will not be posted until July 25, we are encouraging
interested students to interview early. Hiring will commence after July 25 and students who are
offered a position will be required to attend a training session that will take place the first week
of classes. Hiring is contingent upon available work study funding/award and preference will be
given to those students who interviewed before FWS jobs were posted.

Contact Information:

Kelly Chroninger
VCU National Scholarship Office
The Honors College
701 W. Grace St., Ste. 1400
VCU P.O. Box 843010
Richmond, VA 23284-3010
kbchroninger@vcu.edu
804-828-1803


Honors College Office Assistant

Job Begin Date: 08/25/2016
Job Title: Honors College Office Assistant
Work Location: 701 W. Grace St., Ste. 1400
Number of Openings: 5
Employer: Honors College
Hours per week: 8-12
Pay per hour: $9.00

The primary responsibilities of this position are to provide quality customer service and to assist with administration of the Honors College. Specific responsibilities include:
1) Maintaining a presence at the front desk to answer phone calls and greet visitors in a professional manner
2) Assisting with event planning, set-up, management and clean-up for information sessions, Berglund Seminars, and other activities of the Honors College
3) Answering inquiries from prospective students and parents about Honors College admissions procedures
4) Scheduling and directing students to advising appointments
5) Managing and delivering incoming and outgoing mail
7) Basic graphic design (flyers, invitations, mailings)
8) Other duties as assigned by the Honors College

Expectations:
The successful applicants must demonstrate a highly professional demeanor at all times, both on the phone and in person. They must also become knowledgeable of all Honors College policies, procedures, and program requirements. They must be able to follow directions, work independently and take initiative. This position entails working with sensitive information, and the incumbents must exercise discretion at all times. Every effort will be made to give each worker a schedule that accommodates their academic schedules and other commitments. Once a schedule is in place, student workers will be expected to arrive at work on time for and stay through the end of each assigned shift. If schedule adjustments are needed, they will be expected to make requests in advance and arrange for their shifts to be covered. The candidates who are hired will be expected to conduct themselves as members of the Honors College staff when working and not have personal visitors or conduct personal business during their assigned shifts.

While all students eligible for Federal Work Study are encouraged to apply, some preference may be given to those students who are already members of the Honors College or intend to apply for membership in the Honors College.

IMPORTANT: In order to apply for this position, applicants must be eligible for Federal Work Study and have completed their FAFSA (which was due on March 1, 2016). While awards will not be announced until June 2016 and jobs will not be posted until July 25, we are encouraging interested students to interview early. Hiring will commence after July 25 and students who are offered a position will be required to attend a training session that will take place the first week of classes. Hiring is contingent upon available work study funding/award and preference will be given to those students who interviewed before FWS jobs were posted.

Contact Information:
Kate Schmitz
The Honors College
701 W. Grace St., Ste. 1400
VCU P.O. Box 843010
Richmond, VA 23284-3010
schmitzks@vcu.edu
804-828-1803


Depot Gallery Assistant
Hours per week: 10 -12
occasional weekends

contact:  Andrea Alvarez at alvareza@vcu.edu

Working hours are: 9:30 – 5:30 on weekdays; 11:30 – 5:30 on weekends. Except for special events, there are no evening hours available.

Assistants work with Gallery staff during installation and deinstallation periods, serve as security during exhibitions, perform receptionist duties and work at Gallery events, such as opening receptions.

Gallery assistants will:

Assist with painting and patching gallery walls and exhibition furniture, lighting installation, and moving and organizing frames, tools and exhibition supplies.

Complete daily exhibition maintenance, such as cleaning glass and plexi, replacing light bulbs, touching up walls, and turning on audio/visual equipment.

Greet and monitor gallery visitors.

Assist with organizational and record-keeping projects.

This job may require assistants to climb ladders, lift heavy objects (up to 50 pounds), and work with paint and other possibly hazardous materials.
Assistants may be required to work special events and receptions, as class schedules allow.

Important: In order to be hired, candidates must receive a Federal Work Study (FWS) award for the 2016-2017 academic year. If you think you may qualify for a FWS award for next year and are interested, please apply. If you are graduating this May, please disregard this message.