Federal Work Study Jobs

The positions listed below are available for students who have been awarded Federal Work Study as part of their financial aid award. Please check your award status on Online Services for Federal Work Study eligibility. Contact the Financial Aid Office at 413.552.2150 or financialaid@hcc.edu if you have questions regarding your eligibility for Federal Work Study. Please click here for the Student Employee and Supervisor Handbooks.

The positions listed are currently open on campus. New positions will be posted as they become available.

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ACT Center - Clerical Assistant

Assist the Advising and Transfer staff with general office duties.

Duties: Filing, leaving messages for scheduled appointments, organize Transfer and Advising packets. Help students with logging into Moodle, Online Services, New Student Orientation (NSO), and DegreeWorks. Participate in Advising and Transfer events.

Qualifications: Knowledge of HCC systems (Online Services, Moodle, and email)

Contact: Janisse Pacheco, Frost 273, 413-552-2138, jpacheco@hcc.edu

Admissions - Clerical Assistant & Tour Guide

Assist staff with the daily operations of the Admissions Office and conduct campus tours.

Duties: Daily operations include, but are not limited to; filing, mailing, preparing packets, and other office tasks as required. 

Qualifications: Looking for a hard worker with strong communication and office skills, including; attention to detail, knowledge of computers, and storng organizational skills. Also, must have the ability to multi-task and work independently. 

Contact: Brynn Nowell, Frost 221, 413.552.2243bnowell@hcc.edu

Facilties - HVAC Assistant

To assist the HVAC Technicians with a variety of duties, clean and vacuum diffusers, help with small repairs, etc.

Duties: Clean supply and return vents, repair thermostats, etc. Work assisting HVAC on computer program for temperatures.

Advancement Opportunities: Some experience and exposure to HVAC operating theory.

Qualifications: Ability to read gauges and computer data; entry level experience.

Contact: Ken Douthwright/Ron Couture, 413-552-2504, kdouthwright@hcc.edu, rcouture@hcc.edu

Financial Aid Office - Office Assistant

Duties: Position involves typing, mailing, filing, photocopying, alphabetizing. Assist in answering phones and counter inquiries; provide coverage for staff breaks from phones and/or counter coverage; assist students with FAFSA, online forms, and Online Services at self-service computers; promote and participate in financial literacy initiatives, SALT activities, and office promotional events; prepare files for processing; filing and preparing outgoing mail; work on special projects.

Qualifications: Ability to interact well with staff and trainers. Accuracy, attention to detail, confidentiality, and dependability are a must. Office experience is desirable.

Contact: Todd Wonders, Frost 201, 413-552-2581, twonders@hcc.edu

Office for Students with Disabilities and Deaf Services - Assistive Technology Assistant

Duties:  Greet all visitors to the ATC. Position involves maintaining records of lab usage. Assist visitors with adaptive technology set-up and monitoring lab for proper usage of equipment. Produce course materials specific to individual's request and complete copy work for classroom transcribers. Provide orientation and training as scheduled. Assist staff in the ATC and main OSD/DS office. Help maintain a neat and clean work environment.

Advancement Opportunities: Once trained on Assistive Technology including, but not limited to; Read, Write, the Smart Pen, Dragon Naturally Speaking, etc., student will be able to conduct individual and group trainings with students seeking Assistive Technology services.

Qualifications:  Ability to relate to a diverse user-group is desired. Previous experience with technology and previous work with individuals with disabilities is a plus but not required. 

Hours: Hours are available Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 2 PM.

Contact: Erin Galster, Donahue 135, 413-552-2064, egalster@hcc.edu or Robert Baran, Donahue 151, 413-552-2156, rbaran@hcc.edu

Student Accounts - Clerical Assistant

Duties: Position involves clerical duties including answering phones, retrieving and recording phone messages, and assisting students with processing insurance waivers at the computers in the lobby.  Also this position includes assisting with processing of incoming mail, filing tuition waivers, authorizations, and assisting with mailing bills. Other clerical work may be needed.

Qualifications: Ability to file documentation in correct alphabetical order, ability to navigate general computer screens and web sites, and experience working with the public is desirable. A high degree of confidentiality is also required.

Contact: Olivia Kynard, Frost 201, 413-552-2149, okynard@hcc.edu

Student Records & Registrar - Clerical Assistant

Duties: Various types of office duties, as well as, assisting student, faculty, and the public service counter.

Qualifications: Filing (alpha numeric), computer, and typing ability -accuracy is very important. Ability to learn & accept suggestions for improvement is a must. Experience with the public in a busy office setting is desirable.

Contact: Allison WrobelFrost 221, 413-552-2242, awrobel@hcc.edu

Thrive Center - Office Assistant/Receptionist

Greet clients (students and community members) coming into the Thrive Office and assist them with scheduling appointments and general information.

Duties: Answer phones and take clear messages, assist with scheduling appointments and managing calendars, greet and assist all who visit the center. Prepare and distribute mailings; standard and bulk. Use copier and fax machine. Support outreach and marketing efforts. Maintain files and database operating a computer with MS Office and other software. General office work and other duties assigned by coordinator. Greet and assist clients politely and professionally; maintain confidentiality at all times as stated in the Confidentiality Agreement; willingness to assist a diverse population.

Advancement Opportunities: This position will provide a learning environment for building communication skills (written, verbal, and interpersonal), organizational skills, learning office etiquette and professionalism, and increase knowledge of office policies and procedures, and increase computer experience in MS Office.

Qualifications: Pleasant attitude; effective interpersonal skills; accuracy in typing; proofreading with attention to details; telephone skills; computer skills; clerical skills such as filing and data entry.

Contact: Rosemary Fiedler, Frost 233, 413-552-2785, rfiedler@hcc.edu

Workforce Development - Office Assistant

Duties: Getting packages ready for instructors, arrange necessary A/V equipment, open the classrooms. Assist in completing paperwork, pick up and distribute mail. Check enrollment status daily and call students when class is cancelled. Data entry and assist staff with other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Confidentiality. Dependability and good attendance are required. Ability to interact well with staff and customers is essential. Good phone and personal manners are a plus.

Contact: Maria Vargas, KC 215, 413.552.2122, mvargas@hcc.edu

Net Price Calculator

These calculators will help you get an estimate of the amount of grant aid you might expect to receive if you attend HCC full-time and meet all federal and state financial aid eligibility requirements.


Sarah Kapinos

Senior Financial Aid Counselor

Financial Aid

Frost 201

413.552.2421 (Tel)