Student Employment

Student Payroll Schedule

Student Employment Handbook

The following departments are looking for students to work during the 2018-2019 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

The Freedman Gallery is looking for motivated, dependable, and friendly students to join their team as Gallery Attendants for the Fall 2019.  The Gallery Attendant plays a major role at the Freedman Gallery, as they will be the “face” of the gallery, greeting and welcoming guests to the exhibition spaces. Gallery Attendants are trained and responsible for studying-up on the current exhibitions so that they may answer questions that visiting patrons may have about the Gallery, the exhibits, or the artists/artworks on display.


  • Taking attendance
  • Answering the phone
  • Monitoring the general gallery upkeep (lights and cleanliness of the Gallery), and keeping abreast of the exhibits
  • Other duties assigned may include, installation/deinstallation tasks, social media, research and working on the gallery archives

Hours are flexible with student’s class schedule.  The Gallery is open Tues – Fri 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 – 4 p.m. We are also open some additional nights and weekends for events.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Alana Coates at

The Albright College Division of Digital Strategies and Infrastructure (DSI) is for looking a motivated, dependable and friendly student from any major to join our team as a Client Services Student Technician. 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.


  • 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.


  • 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 with any questions or for more information.

Submit your application at

RA Selection is around the corner and the Office of Residential Life could use your help. Please encourage students that you believe would be a great RA to apply for the position. 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 with a link to the reference form and the name of the student that listed you. Those emails will go out on February 19th and we ask that the reference forms be completed by March 8th. We understand that this is a quick turnaround time so the reference form will be made available on January 24th, the same day that RA applications open. 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, Residential Life Forms.

Thank you for your assistance with RA Selection. We greatly value your input during this process. Below are some FAQs about the process should student ask you any questions.

When can I apply to be an RA?
New RA Applications will be available from January 24th to February 18th.

Where can I find the RA application?
New RA Applications can be found on the Residential Life aLink page after signing in here Residential Life Forms.

What happens after I submit an application?
After submitting the application, new RA applicants that meet the requirements to be an RA will be asked to 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 and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 and have lived on campus for at least one semester prior to August 2019.

What does an RA do?
The main responsibility of an RA is to be a resource for the residents of their building. This includes community relations, programming, on duty rotations, and other important efforts within the department.

What are the benefits to becoming an RA?
Aside from having your room costs covered by Residential Life and receiving a stipend, there are many benefits to becoming an RA. Successful candidates will have various opportunities for personal and professional development. Additionally, RAs have the opportunity to build meaningful relationships with residents, fellow RAs and professional staff.

If you have any additional questions, please contact Amanda Matto at or Chancey Page at

More details about the position are available here.

The Development Office is looking for a student worker 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 or fill out the application at

View complete position description here.

The Albright College Division of Digital Strategies and Infrastructure (DSI) is looking for a Student Assistant who is motivated, dependable and friendly. This position requires administrative support for the division, some software duties such as formatting power points converting paper to digital, download resources and various other support duties such as data entry and filing.  This opportunity does require that you be a full time registered student with basic knowledge of Microsoft Office, the ability to multitask, take direction and initiative, and customer service skills are a plus.  Hours are 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday with a maximum of six hours per week.

If interested, please submit your resume to Lorraine Wentzel at

Department: Albright Early Learning Center
(located at 3040 Kutztown Road, Reading, about one mile from Albright College)

Title: Assistant Group Supervisor

Description:  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.

Contact: Apply online at 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, or Kathy Cook,

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, 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?

Why do I want to work?

Where could I be assigned?

How is that determined?

Do you need to know my special skills?

When and where do students get paid?

Why didn’t I get paid?

Where do I get time sheets?

Can I work during vacation or finals?

How many hours per week can I work?

Can I have more than one job?

What about the spring semester?

Is work-study guaranteed every year?

Things to Consider

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.