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

Holyoke Public Library - Archives Assistant

Duties: The Archives Assistant will assist with collection management projects at the History Room. Projects may include creating inventories of historical materials, entering metadata (descriptions) for photographs into spreadsheets, and sorting and describing incoming collections. The Assistant may also be involved in creating exhibits, gathering material for History Room social media posts, and scanning photographs. Will need to maintain a regular work schedule and contact the supervisor in advance about absences.

Advancement Opportunities: The ability to learn the different aspects it takes to maintain the many items contained within a local history room.  Will learn and observe handling guidelines for historical materials and will observe Reading Room rules designed to protect the collections.      

Qualifications: This position is suited for a detail-oriented person with accurate keyboarding skills (Microsoft Office programs) and the ability to work semi-independently for periods of time. The Assistant will need to learn and observe handling guidelines for historical materials and will observe Reading Room rules designed to protect the collections. An interest in the history of Holyoke is a big plus.

Hours: Will need to work primarily during History Room open hours, which can be found here: http://www.holyokelibrary.org/historyabout.asp.  Occasional Saturday hours may also be possible.

Contact: Joyce Tomlinson, Donahue 206, 413-552-2261, jtomlinson@hcc.edu

***This position is off-campus. The student will be responsible for providing his or her own transportation to the work site.***

Library - Library Aide

Multiple positions working in various areas of the library; can include assignments in more than one area in a given shift.

Duties: At the circulation desk, check out/in library materials using an automated system, answer patrons' questions; answer phone calls.  At the reference desk, troubleshoot & resolve computer problems. Pick up mail from Office Services; help process new books (i.e. adhering barcodes, date due slips & book jackets); de-accession material (undoing everything that is done to get item ready to circulate); weed books. In Archives, work on archival files. Other duties can include photocopier maintenance and straightening up the library.

Advancement Opportunities: Ability to learn an automated library system and the Library of Congress classification system; learn new technology skills; learn archival and technical processing techniques.

Qualifications: Accuracy, attention to detail, confidentiality and dependability are a must.  Ability to follow instructions, to exercise good use of personal judgment, and to communicate and deal courteously with people are fundamental prerequisites. Ability to interact well with library patrons and staff is essential, good personal manners are required, ability to follow directions is a must, knowledge of computer hardware & software and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite helpful,  Comfortable with Moodle.

Hours: Usually between 8:00 am - 2:00 pm, however, evening and/or weekend hours may be considered.

Contact: Joyce Tomlinson, Donahue 206, 431-552-2261, jtomlinson@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

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

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Sarah Gentile

Senior Financial Aid Counselor

Financial Aid

Frost 201

413.552.2421 (Tel)