Student Employment | Albright College

Student Employment

The following departments are looking for students to work during the 2017-2018 academic year. If you are interested, please refer to the instructions in each position below as soon as possible. We are also encouraging you to be proactive in seeking a position in a department that interests you. We are unable to guarantee a student job as openings are based on availability.

If you have any questions, please contact Emma Alvarez at ealvarez@albright.edu

The Development Office is looking for a Student Assistant to provide supplemental support to the Albright College Phonathon Program and the Assistant Director of The Fund for Albright.

The requirements for this position are as follows:

  • Workplace professionalism including a positive attitude towards Albright College
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
    • Especially Microsoft Office Word and Microsoft Office Excel
    • Understanding of mail merges is a plus
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to follow directions; utilize resources to complete tasks
  • Ability to work within deadlines
  • Ability to work independently
  • Grammar and writing skills
  • Willingness to learn
  • Discretion and confidentiality
  • Ability to work as scheduled (15 to 20 hours a week) and arrive promptly

If you have any questions or are interested, please contact Amanda Walck at awalck@albright.edu or fill out the application at https://archive.albright.edu/hr/student-application.html

The Albright College Division of Digital Strategies and Infrastructure (DSI) is for looking motivated, dependable and friendly students of any major to join our team as Client Services Student Technicians. This position offers our students the unique opportunity to impact the campus community through working with a wide range of customers, colleagues, and programs.

Our Client Services group offers a welcoming and social work environment. We highly encourage communication between employees to find solutions to best assist our customers. We provide all necessary training to complete required tasks—you do not need any prior technical experience. We are consistently working to build a diverse team and encourage all interested persons to apply.

Duties

  • Provide excellent customer service to users in person on-campus and off-campus via phone or email.
  • Assist users on common technical support issues or questions from email and calendar applications to classroom technology support.
  • Work closely and collaborate with other DSI staff to resolve user inquiries and ensure quality support.
  • Assist DSI staff with computer replacements.
  • Installing and testing software on both PC and Mac computers.
  • Retrieving/Delivering equipment across campus.
  • Other duties or special projects as assigned.

Qualifications

  • No prior computer experience is necessary; on the job training will be provided.
  • Inquisitive attitude and a desire to learn new things.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Enthusiastic and patient individuals who can handle a variety of different situations and users.
  • Prior customer service experience is desirable, but not required.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 35 lbs.
  • Arrive on time for all scheduled shifts

This position is for 10-15 hours a week over 28 weeks in the Fall and Spring semesters. Please email Michael Pilat at mpilat@albright.edu with any questions or for more information.

Submit your application at https://archive.albright.edu/hr/application.html

Digital Preservation Project

Hiring two students to work 20 hours per week from June 1 to June 30th. Monday-Friday, shift one is 8-12 and shift two will be 12-4.

Students will learn about digital preservation of architectural renderings using a Contex HD Scanner.

The students will work directly with the Service Response Manager to accession, catalog, and store the renderings in a digital and physical format. An interest in digital preservation, archival techniques, or the archives is a plus for the motivated individuals who apply; please apply with an updated resume to Jkoch@albright.edu.

The position will pay $7.25/hour.

The Controller’s Office is currently looking for local students to work beginning immediately and work through the summer and continue into the school year.  While we prefer students with a business major, our search is not limited to students in a Business or Accounting major.  The Controller’s Office manages the financial aspects of the College including accounts payable, student accounts, the budget, payroll, the monthly financial close, and the financial audit.  We are looking for students who can assist us with filing, account reconciliations (Excel experience preferred), weekly check run prep, timesheet coding, and various tasks as assigned.

This opportunity does require that you be a full time registered student with basic knowledge of Microsoft Office, specifically Excel and Word, the ability to multitask, take direction and initiative, and customer service skills are a plus.  Hours are flexible during Monday through Thursday, 8-5 and Friday, 8-1.  We also emphasize that school priorities come first and that this experience is a great learning tool for any major and can be used on your resume.

If interested please respond by email to Amanda Stahl at astahl@albright.edu as soon as possible.

The Athletic Training department is seeking Albright students who are planning to remain local for the summer to monitor basketball and football camp, games and practices during the summer.  The requirements for this position are as follows:

  • Must be First Aid/CPR/AED certified.
  • Administer basic First Aid. If further care is needed, employee will contact the Athletic Trainer.
  • Must be reliable, punctual and flexible with hours. Possible shifts will be 7:30am-2:30pm and/or 2:30pm-10pm. PM shifts have the possibility of running beyond 10pm.  Potential for weekend camp hours.
  • Employee must be able to follow Albright College Emergency Action Plans.
  • Child Abuse Clearances are necessary for the summer camps. Campers ages range from 14-18

If interested, please email Samantha Eddinger at seddinger@albright.edu.

Supervisor:  Coordinator of the 13th Street Educational PartnershipPay rate:  The Tutor Manager will receive a pay rate of $9.00/hour.

Hours:  15-20 hours per week

Description:  The Tutor Manager provides administrative and recruiting support to the 13th & Union Partnership and communicates regularly with the Coordinator of the 13th Street Educational Partnership.  This person is responsible for recruiting tutors for the Homework Center and Ready. Set. Read! Program through United Way Berks.  The Tutor Manager will introduce tutors to the elementary school, train tutors and schedule mentoring and tutoring times. This position requires the tutor manager to attend periodic meetings with the Coordinator and have regular meetings with the tutors, as necessary and as schedules permit.  The Tutor Manager will adhere to the policies and procedures for 13th & Union Elementary School and Albright College community standards.

Responsibilities:

  • Represent the 13th & Union Elementary School and recruit volunteers through marketing efforts; this can include providing brief presentations to classes, attending club meetings, Volunteer Center meetings, the fall Volunteer Fair and the Activities Fairs.
  • Assist with training new tutors in education/mentor/tutor techniques, protocols at the elementary school, and how to contact individuals in case of missed times to tutor and/ or emergencies.
  • Set up and maintain volunteer lists, e-mail groups, and logs of tutor/mentor hours.
  • Send regular reminder e-mails to Albright volunteers and manage communication with 13th & Union staff.

Qualifications:  A commitment to excellence, learning and confidentiality; strong interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal); high level of reliability, professional style; organizational skills; and willingness to take initiative and assume responsibility (with appropriate supervision).  Priority will be given to applicants who have participated in programs and/or tutored for 13th & Union.

Application Process

Send your resume and letter explaining why you are interested in this position to Andrea Bensusan, Coordinator of the 13th Street Educational Partnership, at:  abensusan@albright.edu

Description:  Residential Life would like to provide you updates on the Resident Assistant hiring process. Please see below for FAQs and information about how a student can apply to become an RA. We will also appreciate your support in encouraging students to apply!

What does an RA do?

The main responsibility of an RA is to be a resource for students in their residence halls. This includes community building, programming, serving on duty, and other important initiatives.

When is the RA Application period?

New RA Applications are currently open and will be available until February 18th.

Where is the RA Application located?

New RA Applications can be found on the Residential Life aLink page using the link https://alink.albright.edu/organization/reslife/forms.

What happens after the application is submitted?

After submitting the application, eligible RA applicants will sign up for an interview time and a group process session in the Residential Life Office.

What are the requirements to be an RA?

Applicants must be a current student, in good standing with the College, have a minimum 2.5 GPA, and have lived on campus for at least one semester prior to August 2018.

What are the benefits of being an RA?

Successful candidates will have various opportunities for personal and professional growth, build meaningful relationships with residents and peers. In addition, RAs receive a stipend and have their room costs covered.

What if a student asks for a reference?

As part of the application process, new applicants are asked to obtain a reference from a staff member and a faculty member. If you are listed as a reference, you will receive an email link to the reference form. If you would like to complete the reference form as soon as a student asks you to be their reference, please feel free to do so. The form can be found after signing in here, https://alink.albright.edu/organization/reslife/forms.

Contact:  If you have any additional questions, please contact Amanda Matto at amatto@albright.edu or Chancey Page at cpage@albright.edu.

Help to supervise children ages 2 months – 6 years while playing, learning, sleeping, and performing routine tasks such as handwashing, toileting, and meal times.  Student in the Human Services field preferred. (This position is located at 3040 Kutztown Road, Reading, about one mile from Albright College.)

Contact: Apply online at brighthorizons.com or call 610-921-9324.

Lifeguarding involves patron surveillance, ensuring the safety of patrons who utilize the pool for recreational purposes, and enforcing rules and regulations. A Swim Instructor is responsible for teaching children and adult swim lessons in the Learn to Swim Program.

Contact: Email Michael Hay, mhay@albright.edu or Kathy Cook, kcook@albright.edu.

Assist with home games including football, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, volleyball, and basketball games.  Duties include but are not limited to the following:  ticket taker or seller, assist with game day operations including floor sweeping and ushering; game day set up and take down.  Operation of scoreboard/message/board/rotating signage;  monitoring of entry gates; assist with concessions or in kiosk.Contact: See Adam Van Zelst in the Athletic Department.

Dispatching calls to officers on the radio, answering phone calls and taking clear/detailed messages, video surveillance monitoring, issuing/returning keys/contractor cards, logging lost and found property, managing campus operator phone, assisting with ID cards, maintaining a detailed and accurate daily activity log each day, checking emergency phones, assisting with locking/opening buildings on campus, working special events. The Department of Public Safety is open 365 days per year, 24/7. All shifts are available and hours are flexible. We are looking for professional, reliable, dedicated, honest and enthusiastic students to work in the department. Criminal Justice majors are strongly encourage to apply.

Follow this link to apply

The ALC is currently seeking new tutors for Albright’s internationally certified Peer Tutoring Program.  Peer Tutors are viewed as academic leaders who are offered a unique opportunity to make a difference on campus.  All peer tutors must meet the following minimum requirements: completion of at least one semester at Albright, overall GPA of 3.00 or higher, a B+ or higher in the course(s) one will tutor, and good standing with the college.

Contact:  Qualified students are encouraged to apply and request an interview with the ALC Director, all hired tutors will participate in new tutor training sessions which are designed to increase tutoring success.  For more information about the position, please email academiclearningcenter@albright.edu, call 610-921-7662, or stop by the ALC, which is located in the lower level of the Administration/Library building.


Student Employment FAQs


How do I get a job on campus?

You need to complete the Student Employment Job Request application that is enclosed in your packet or included with this information and return it to the Office of Human Resources. They in will match your application with the department request for student workers and arrange an interview. We are unable to guarantee a student job as openings are based on availability. It is in your best interest to begin the process early.


Why do I want to work?

  • You will gain experience
  • Earn money
  • Have a job that is arranged according to your class schedule
  • No transportation expenses
  • Earn at least minimum wage
  • You will cultivate real work references

Where could I be assigned?

You could be assigned to the following departments depending on the departmental needs: Academic or Administrative Office, Computer Labs (Information Technology department) Campus Center, Food Services, Library, Athletics, Aquatics, etc.


How is that determined?

Assignments are based on your skills or interests and whether you qualify for FWS (Federal Work-Study) or Self Help. FWS is the federally funded College Work-Study Program and Self- Help Program is the Albright employment program. The only difference is in the funding source and bookkeeping records for the Financial Aid and Controller’s Offices.


Do you need to know my special skills?

Yes, so the Office of Human Resources can match you up with a department


When and where do students get paid?

Students are paid on a bi-weekly basis and some paychecks will be sent to the department or it can be picked up at the Cashier’s window in the Administration building. A pay schedule is available in the department offices.


Why didn’t I get paid?

There could be several reasons:

  • Did you fill our your W-4 and I-9 forms with the Office of Human Resources?
  • Federal regulations require that these forms be completed before you can work and be paid.
  • Was your time sheet turned in on time? Late time sheets are processed with the next pay period.
  • Was your time sheet complete when it was sent to the Controller’s Office? Did your supervisor submit the time sheet on the appropriate form? Incomplete and incorrect time sheets are delayed until corrected.

Where do I get time sheets?

Time sheets can be requested through your supervisor.


Can I work during vacations or finals?

Yes. You are able to work during this time and up to 40 hours maximum.


How many hours per week can I work?

You are allowed to work up to 20 hours a week, however keep in mind that your total earnings cannot exceed the amount of Work-Study Award in your most recent Financial Aid award letter.


Can I have more than one job?

Yes. You are allowed to have more than one job as long as it does not exceed the 20 hours per week allocation. You should also let your supervisor know you are working in another department so they can plan how many hours to expect from you.


What about the spring semester?

If you are keeping the same job that you had in the fall semester, you only need to confirm your spring work schedule with your supervisor. If you have a new job in the spring (or any time you get a new job) you will need to have your supervisor complete a Student Employment Approval form prior to your first work day.


Is work-study guaranteed every year?

No. You are awarded Work-Study based on financial needs as determined yearly. You must complete your financial aid application on time every year and continue to show eligibility for Work-Study.


Things to Consider

The Interview

The Department may request that you to participate in a brief interview for the student worker vacancy. This will be a good opportunity to test your job interview skills. If you are unsure of your interviewing skills, please contact the Office of Career Development for assistance. At the interview the duties and responsibilities of the job will be discussed as well as any special rules of the department. During the interview, the supervisor should provide you with a list of expectations, such as:

  • The number of hours they would like you to work
  • How you should keep track of your time
  • Specific details of the duties
  • Causes for dismissal
  • Student pay rateIn addition, some duties involve access to sensitive or confidential information. The supervisor may discuss his/her policy on confidentiality with you and may ask you to sign a confidentiality agreement prior to beginning work in the department.

Working for a relative?

If a student worker is requested to work in the same department with a family member, the immediate supervisor needs to direct this to the Office of Human Resources for approval prior to making a work assignment.


Can I be fired?

Your supervisor may dismiss you from a position if you are not adhering to the agreement you made when you were hired. The dismissal will be reported to the Financial Aid and the Office of Human Resources. While we will work with you in finding another job, we cannot guarantee placement if the reason for dismissal is negligence on your part of lack of cooperation with the supervisor of the department.