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    Federal Work Study

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    Federal Work Study 

    Federal Work Study (FWS) is a campus-based, federally funded employment program that provides paid jobs for students with financial need.

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    Work Study is designed to help students meet educational expenses, while encouraging community service work and work related to the student’s course of study.


    Work Study Positions

     

    Academic Support Services

    Test Proctor

    This position is an Academic Support Service that is essential to the daily operations of the Testing Center.  Proctors monitor students as they take quizzes, tests, and exams, ensure the test takers are following Testing Center policies and remaining on task.  Proctors will assist test takers with technological issues during online exams.

    Proctors are scheduled on an as needed basis according to test schedules, using calendar invites through Outlook based on availability provided in the Student Employment Application.

    • Proctors must be reliable and respect the confidentiality of students receiving accommodations
    • Proctors must check their Ursuline emails daily and are expected to respond to a calendar invite as soon as possible, and within 24 hours.

    Contact Person: TaRell Derry     tarell.derry@ursuline.edu      440-684-6080

    Positions Available:  5    Mullen Building - Room 130     Wage: $8.70 hour              Average hours per week:  Varies - days & evenings(no weekends)       

    Application Required: Yes,  TEST PROCTOR EMPLOYEE APPLICATION

     

    Admissions - Accelerated Program

    Administrative Assistant

    This position is responsible for answering calls in the UCAP Office and greeting guests.  Administrative duties entail filing and assistance with mailings as needed.

    • Must be comfortable using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook

     Contact Person: Brooke Scharlott   brooke.scharlott@ursuline.edu   440-684-6129

     Positions Available:  1 to 2   Mullen Building -  Room 302A     Wage: $10.00 hour     Average hours per week: 10-15hrs - weekdays only(no evenings)

     Application Required: No, contact person listed above

     

    Athletic

    Basketball Student Manager

    Duties include running the clock, keeping stats, laundry, game setup and teardown and other duties as assigned

    Contact Person:                                     @ursuline.edu      440-6      

    Positions Available:  0    Stano Athletic Center - Room 215     Wage: $8.70 hour      Average hours per week:  15-18hrs - weekends

    Application Required: NOT AVAILABLE - ALL POSITIONS FILLED

    Athletic

    Front Desk Worker

    Shifts may take place at the Stano Center Lobby, Ticket Booth and/or Fitness Center, depending on the time of day and the events taking place.  Students must be aware of patrons coming into the building, checking adequate access to the Fitness Center and be prepared to assist patrons with information about events, the building, the Campus, sell tickets during games and cleaning/organizing the Fitness Center.  

    Contact Person: Kelly Russell     kelly.russell@ursuline.edu      440-646-8308       

    Positions Available:  10   Stano Athletic Center - Room 211     Wage: $8.70 hour    Average hours per week:  6-10hrs - days, evenings, & weekends

    Application Required: No, contact person listed above

     

    Athletic

    Game Worker

    This position will work a variety of different jobs at volleyball, basketball, lacrosse, and softball games.  Duties may be performed outdoor and/or in Stano Center Gymnasium.

    Contact Person: Brandon Stewart     brandon.stewart@ursuline.edu      440-684-6062       

    Positions Available:  10   Stano Athletic Center - Room 207     Wage: $8.70 hour    Average hours per week:  8hrs - days, evenings, & weekends

    Application Required: No, contact person listed above

     

    Athletic

    Soccer Team Laundry

    Workers will collect jerseys after scrimmages and games to wash, dry, and organize them in preparation for the next competition.  Workers will also wash and dry training jerseys when necessary.

    • Work is only available during the spring and fall soccer seasons. 

    Contact Person:                                  @ursuline.edu     440-684-

    Positions Available:  0     Stano Athletic Center - Room 215     Wage: $8.70 hour        Average hours per week:  8 - 10hrs - days, evenings, weekends       

    Application Required: NOT AVAILABLE - ALL POSITIONS FILLED

     

    Athletic

    Training Room Assistant

    This position involves assisting with office work, filing, cleaning, and organizing training room, game set-up and take down. Assisting the visiting teams with filling coolers and ice chests during games is also a job responsibility.  

    Contact Person: Catherine Rook     crook@ursuline.edu      440-684-6100        

    Positions Available:  2   Stano Athletic Center - Room 119     Wage: $8.70 hour      Average hours per week:  2hrs - days, evenings, & weekends

    Application Required: No, contact person listed above

     

    Audio Visual

    Student Assistant

    This position assists with audio visual equipment setup, checking the equipment in/out, shelving audio visual materials, organizing equipment in the Audio Visual Department, and assisting faculty and students with equipment and locating material.  

    • Must be able to lift to 50 lbs.

    Contact Person:  Andy Dirk     adirk@ursuline.edu     440-684-6125

    Positions Available:  1   Bessie Library - Room BL AV     Wage: $9.50 hour                Average hours per week:  6 to 8hrs - days, evenings, weekends

    Application Required:  Yes,   AUDIO VISUAL STUDENT APPLICATION  

     

    Biology Department

    Biology Lab Assistant

    This position involves preparing for and cleaning after labs, maintaining supplies and inventory, washing lab ware, running the dishwasher, watering plants, and caring for drosophila.  

    Contact Person: Debby Blackley     dblackley@ursuline.edu     440-449-3036

     Positions Available:  2   Dauby Science Center - Room 318     Wage: $9.25 hour     Average hours per week:  3hrs - weekdays only (no evenings)

     Application Required: No, contact person listed above


    Business Office

    Office Assistant

    This position involves helping with general office duties such as filing, copying, mailing, etc.  

    • Good organizational skills are a must.

    Contact Person: Kim Lakota     klakota@ursuline.edu     440-646-8312

     Positions Available:  1   Mullen Building - Room 233C     Wage: $9.000 hour     Average hours per week:  4hrs - weekdays only (no evenings)

     Application Required: No, contact person listed above


    Chemistry Department

    Administrative Assistant

    This position involves completing administrative tasks for the Chemistry Department Chair and the Department in general.  Administrative tasks such as taking meeting notes, scheduling meetings, ordering office supplies, copying, filing, organizing, and record keeping. 

    • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Zoom are a plus.

    Contact Person: Sarah Preston     spreston@ursuline.edu     440-684-6073

     Positions Available:  1   Dauby Science Center - Room 218B     Wage: $8.70 hour     Average hours per week:  1 to 3hrs - weekdays only (no evenings)

     Application Required: No, contact person listed above

     

    Chemistry Department

    Lab Assistant

    This position involves setting out and putting away supplies for science and chemistry lab classes, assisting the Lab Coordinator in preparing chemicals for lab classes, performing general housekeeping around the Chemistry Department, and creating displays for the Chemistry Department bulletin board. 

    • Some knowledge and/or experience in chemistry/science is preferred, but not required, especially if currently enrolled in a chemistry lab course.

    Contact Person: Chris Kolp     christopher.kolp@ursuline.edu     440-646-8125

    Positions Available:  2 to 3   Dauby Science Center - Room 223A      Wage: $9.00 hour  Average hours per week:  1 to 4hrs - weekdays only (no evenings)

    Application Required: No, contact person listed above

     

    Compliance/Title IX and Disability 

    Student Assistant

    The Title IX/Anti-Bias Assistant works with the Director of Compliance/Title IX Coordinator/Chief Civil Rights Investigator, to educate the campus community about Title IX regulations, other anti-discrimination policies, and the College’s Sexual Misconduct and Harassment and Discrimination policies.  The Assistant will work with Compliance and Marketing, as requested, to help design and communicate Title IX and other anti-bias messaging using strategic marketing techniques to convey a unified message across campus. The Assistant will collaborate on and assist with the following: Implementation of an ongoing Title IX/anti-bias media campaign entitle "Know Your Rights: It's About IX" and "Make Your World More: Know Your Rights", using at least three forms of media.

    Contact Person:                                   @ursuline.edu     440-484-

    Positions Available:  0   Mullen Building - Room 332      Wage: $10.00 hour                  Average hours per week:  6 to 12hrs - days, evenings, weekends

    Application Required: NOT AVAILABLE - ALL POSITIONS FILLED

      

    Counseling and Art Therapy (Graduate)

    Student Assistant

    This position is mainly responsible for art materials and studio upkeep.  This entails stocking supplies, keeping supplies well organized, inventory, consolidating and incorporating donated material, restoring classrooms, cutting collage materials, and assisting director or clinical director as needed.  Also, you may help with department library and workshop preparation. 

    Contact Person: Gale Rule-Hoffman     GRuleHoffman@ursuline.edu     440-646-8138   

     Positions Available:  2    Parker Hannifin - Room 218     Wage: $10.00 hour             Average hours per week:  5 to 8hrs - weekdays only (no evenings)

     Application Required: No, contact person listed above

    Financial Aid/Student Service Center

    Student Assistant

    This position mainly focusses on the Financial Aid Office and the Student Service Center only as needed.  Job responsibilities include filing, mailings, helping with large projects, assistance with maintaining student financial aid files.  Answering phones, filing, and assisting students with questions regarding registration, financial aid, and billing when helping to cover the Student Service Center. 

    Student must be respectful of other and confidential information, detail oriented, organized, dependable, able to multi-task, and willing to learn. 

    • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access are a plus.

    Contact Person: Angela Sandi     asandi@ursuline.edu     

     Positions Available:  2-3   Mullen Building - Room 203     Wage: $9.00 hour             Average hours per week:  5 to 10hrs - weekdays only (no evenings)

     Application Required: NOT AVAILABLE - ALL POSITIONS FILLED

     

    Library

    Archives Assistant

    This position works in the Library to assist with digitalization and other projects in the College Archives.

    Contact Person:                                 @ursuline.edu      

    Positions Available:  1   Bessie Library      Wage: $9.50 hour                                    Average hours per week:  3 to 5hrs - days, evenings, weekends

    Application Required:  NOT AVAILABLE - ALL POSITIONS FILLED

     

    Library

    Learning Commons (Tutor)

    This position works in the Library to provide one-on-one tutoring to help students understand readings, assignments, terminology, concepts, formulas, etc.  Assist students with study skills, note-taking skills, and other strategies for success.  Along with helping students prepare for quizzes and exams, answer questions and assist students with homework problems. 

    • Tutors must have successfully completed one full academic year at Ursuline College
    • Earned a B+ or higher in the course(s) they tutor
    • Positive instructor referral or recommendation in the course you are tutoring 
    • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
    • Respectful - respecting the diversity of backgrounds and different learning abilities within the Ursuline student body
    • Reliable

    Contact Person: Suzy Schroeder     sschroeder@ursuline.edu     440-646-8178

    Positions Available:  5   Bessie Library     Wage:  $10.00                                            Average hours per week:  7 - weekdays only (no evenings)evenings, & weekends

    Application Required:  No, contact person listed above

     

    Library

    Shelver

    This position works in the Library to correctly shelve material in the library's print collections and help with special projects including inventory and shelf reading. 

    • Attention to detail a must! 

    Contact Person:                                   @ursuline.edu     

    Positions Available:  1   Bessie Library     Wage: $9.00 hour                                    Average hours per week:  3 to 5hrs - weekdays only (no evenings)

    Application Required:  NOT AVAILABLE - ALL POSITIONS FILLED 

     

    Library

    Student Reference Assistant (SRA)

    This position works in the Library to provide customer service, assist patrons in finding resources and information, assist with printers, computers, and software, shelve books, and assist with other library processes and projects as needed.

    Contact Person:                             @ursuline.edu    

    Positions Available:  12   Bessie Library     Wage: $9.50 hour                                          Average hours per week:  5 to 10hrs - days, evenings, weekends

    Application Required:   NOT AVAILABLE - ALL POSITIONS FILLED

     

    Nursing Department

    Nursing Resource Center Assistant

    This position assists with organizing and cleaning main lab, health assessment lab, and simulation room.  Organizing and restocking items in lab supply closets and assist with gathering supplies needed for lab days based on supply list from course faculty.  Other duties as assigned.

    Contact Person: Caitlin Yeager     caitlin.yeager@ursuline.edu     440-646-8173                                                 Patricia Sharpnack     psharpnack@ursuline.edu     440-684-6032

     Positions Available:  1   Parker Hannifin                                Wage: $9.50 hour       Average hours per week:  10hrs - weekdays and evenings

     Application Required: NOT AVAILABLE - ALL POSITIONS FILLED

     

    Office of Student Success

    Student Assistant

    This position maintains an official and friendly presence in the Student Success Center by greeting sutdents and answering general questions about computer log-in and printer use, maintaing the Center by keeping area cleaned up, chairs pushed in, wipe down tables, computers, keyboards, etc., and refill handouts and brochures as necessary.  Aslo, administrative duties such as record keeping, data entry, adhering to and enforcing general Student Success Center policies, and other duties as assigned.

    Contact Person: Nancy Rahn     nancy.rahn@ursuline.edu     440-449-5842                                                 

     Positions Available:  1   Pilla Center - Room 224               Wage: $8.70 hour           Average hours per week:  8hrs - weekdays and evenings

     Application Required: No, contact person listed above

    Off-Site Cuyahoga County Libaray

    Reading Tutor

    This position is part-time and operates seasonally from mid-September through mid-May with work breaks that coincide with the Homework Center schedule. This position operates under the direct supervision of a professional educator who is charge of the Homework Center and will guide and support tutors in all aspects of the position, including but not limited to: student – tutor interactions; large-group student management; curriculum and instruction; etc.

    • Essential Job Functions:  Provide tutoring to Kindergarten through 8th grade students, help with developing study and tutoring strategies, assist students in targeted subject areas via individual or group tutoring, assist in the set-up, take-down, data collection, and service of snacks and food-based programs supported by the Foodbank of Greater Cleveland.

    Work-Study jobs are NOT available until all social distancing recommendations are lifted and the Library could return with an active slate of programs.  

    Contact Person: Joey Fabian     216-749-9402

    Positions Available:  10-12   Local Cuyahoga County Library Branches     Wage: $9.50hr  Average hours per week: 10hrs - Monday to Thursday(4 - 6:30pm)

    Application Required:  NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

     

    Pilla Front Desk 

    Greeter

    This position requires student workers to work two hour shifts at the Pilla Learning Center Front Desk.  Your main duties are to assist visitors and students with questions and directions.  Occasionally you will be asked to take and/or pick-up mail from the Mullen Building Mailroom and other duties as assigned

    Contact Person: Mary Anne Ursick     mursick@ursuline.edu     440-646-8320

    Positions Available:  10   Pilla Learning Center - Room 203     Wage: $9 hour              Average hours per week: 2-10hrs  days & weekends 10:00am to 6:00pm

    Application Required: No, contact person listed above


    School of Art, Science & Professional Studies

    Teaching Assistant

    Teaching Assistant for NU 104: Nutrition sections 01 and 03, duties include maintaining all computer support for synchronous and remote teacher, assisting with computer issues, maintaining classroom environment, manage chat on Zoom or TEAMS, and serving as a tutor when needed during the scheduled class time.  

    • Biology, Nursing, or Exercise Science student preferred.

    Contact Person: Elizabeth Kavran     ekavran@ursuline.edu     440-449-2015

    Positions Available:  1-2   Mullen Building - Room 325     Wage: $10.00 hour                Average hours per week: 6  Friday 10:00am - 12:45pm and another 3 hrs. TBD 

    Application Required: No, contact person listed above

     

    Sociology Department

    Teacher Assistant

    Teaching Assistant, for Dr. Gary Polster in the Sociolgy Department, duties include helping with in-person computer assistance in the classroom and technical computer and/or administrative assistance with setting up course grade books, syllabi, additional assignments, chat-rooms, discussion threads and notifications to students. 

    • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Zoom are a plus.

    Contact Person: Gary Polster     gpolster@ursuline.edu     440-646-8156

     Positions Available:  1   Mullen Building - Room 341     Wage: $10.00 hour               Average hours per week:  3 to 5hrs - weekdays only (no evenings)

     Application Required: No, contact person listed above


    Student Affairs Department  

    Commencement Student Assistant

    Main job responsibilities include organizing and maintaining commencement closet, preparing paperwork and supplies for commencement countdown in the fall and spring, preparing information packets and grab bags for graduating seniors, managing behind-the-scene on the day of commencement.  Other duties such as sending documents and supplies to various faculty on campus, delivering mail.

    Student Assistants must adhere to and revise the Student Handbook of Ursuline College while maintain an exceptional level of professionalism and revising 4 core value pictures.

    Contact Person: Mary Anne Ursick     mursick@ursuline.edu     440-646-8320

    Positions Available:  1 - 2   Pilla Learning Center - Room 203     Wage: $9 hour              Average hours per week: 2-6hrs  weekdays

    Application Required: No, contact person listed above


    Ursuline Core Curriculum

    Office Assistant

    This position assists instructors and students with electronic preparation of Pathfinder Research Projects and assists students in the navigation and use of D2L course content, schedule, announcements, blogging, drop box, course evals, etc.  Assist with digitalization of hard copy master syllabi, core, and satellite, as well as, with the promotion of program via social media, Facebook, Twitter, instant messaging, etc.  The position also helps with promoting the program and additional duties as delegated by Core Curriculum Director and staff.

    Contact Person: Jackie Amous     jamos@ursuline.edu     440-646-8110 

    Positions Available:  1   Mullen Building - Room 318     Wage: $8.70 hour                        Average hours per week: 10 to 12hrs - days, evenings, weekends 

    Application Required: No, contact person listed above

     

    Women's Center

    Graduate Student Assistant

    This position involves utilizing a variety of skill sets listed on the attached application.  Skills are public speaking, using library database to obtain research articles, synthesizing research, academic writing, creating fliers, event planning, social media, taking meeting minutes, and sitting at information tables promoting events.  The Women's Center is open Monday through Thursday 10am to 6pm.

    Contact Person:  Jessica Headley  jessica.headley@ursuline.edu     440-646-8127

    Positions Available:  2   Pilla Center - Room 212     Wage: $9.00 hour                      Average hours per week:  5hrs - weekdays and evenings 

    Application Required: Yes,   GRADUATE APPLICATION

     

    Women's Center

    Undergraduate Student Assistant

    This position involves utilizing a variety of skill sets listed on the attached application.  Skills are creating filers, event planning, social media, taking meeting minutes, and sitting at information tables promoting events.  The Women's Center is open Monday through Thursday 10am to 6pm.

    Contact Person:  Amy Lechko     alechko@ursuline.edu     440-684-607

    Positions Available:  1   Pilla Center - Room 212     Wage: $9.00 hour                        Average hours per week:  3hrs - weekdays and evenings 

    Application Required: Yes,   UNDERGRADUATE APPLICATION

     

    Work Study Forms and

    Important Information

    ALL students must complete and return their Work Study Application and Certification form before they can begin working.  Work Study Application and Certification forms are available in the Student Service Center (Mullen Building, Room 203). 

    Work Study Timesheets will be given to students at the time they return their completed Work Study Application and Certification form and any necessary tax forms (see below).

    Students NEW to the Federal Work Study Program must complete the USCIS I-9 Form, Federal Withholding W-4 Form, and the Ohio Withholding IT4 Form.  All forms must be returned to the Student Service Center (Mullen Building, Room 203) with appropriate forms of ID (State issued driver's license or State ID and Social Security Card or Birth Certificate OR  U.S. Passport).

    Federal Work Study Student Rights and Responsibilities

    2020-2021 Work Study Timesheet Due Dates

    Helpful Hints for Completing the Work Study Timesheet

    Automatic Deposit Form

    USCIS I-9 Form

    Federal Withholding W-4 Form

    Ohio Withholding IT4 Form

    Work Study FAQs


    How do I become eligible for work-study?

    The first step to becoming eligible is filling out the FAFSA application. Only students that are U.S. citizens or resident aliens can receive Federal Work-Study. Students must demonstrate financial need as calculated by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

     

    Am I required to participate in the Federal Work Study Program if it has been awarded?

    No, students are not obligated to participate in the student employment program.

     

    I was not awarded Federal Work-Study, am I not allowed to participate in the Federal Work Study Program?

    No, you may still be eligible to participate in the Federal Work-Study Program.  Please stop by the Student Service Center to see if work study can be added to your financial aid package.   

     

    Are Federal Work-Study Jobs on campus or off campus?

    Work study positions are available both on and off Campus. If you work on campus you will be working for Ursuline College. There are also positions available off campus, participating in various community service positions.

     

    How many hours am I allowed to work?

    Students cannot work more than 20 hours per week during regular academic terms. The 20 hours includes a combination of all positions you hold on campus. During breaks between semesters, students can work up to 40 hours per week, but never more than 40 hours in a week.

    Students maynotwork more than 6 consecutive hours without taking a 30 minute break.

     

    What is the pay rate for Work Study positions?

    Current pay rates range from $8.70 per hour to $10.00 per hour depending on the position.

     

    How do I find a Federal Work Study position?

    Available positions are listed above. You will need pick up your Federal Work-Study Application and Certification form from the Student Service Center (One-Stop) located in the Mullen Building, Room 203. Once you have found a job that you are interested in, you will contact the employer directly or complete the required application.  When hired, you will bring the Application and Certification form back to the Student Service Center once your supervisor has completed the bottom portion.

    In addition, you will also need to complete the necessary payroll tax forms before you begin working. You can get these tax forms from the Student Service Center or download them from the Work Study Forms and Important Information section above.

     

    When and how do work study students get paid?

    Work study students are paid by check, the 15thof every month.  Time sheets turned in after the currents month’s due date will be paid the following month (see 2020-2021 Work Study Timesheet Due Dates).  Work study paychecks are mailed to the student’s home address. 

    Students may choose to directly deposit their paychecks in their personal checking or savings accounts (see Automatic Deposit Form).