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 more information about HCC's Federal Work Study Program, including the Student Employee and Supervisor Handbooks.

The positions listed are currently accepting applications. New positions will be posted as they become available.

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Academic Initiatives - Technology Support Consultant - MERC Students Helping Students

Technology Support Consultants are members of MERC-Students HELPING Students. MERC (Multi Environment Resource Consultants) is an innovative and unique program created by students for students. Student consultants work as part of a team of specialists responsible for providing technology support to fellow students. They provide in-person and online support via phone, email, and video chat, and escalate level 2 and level 3 issues to full-time staff as necessary (CAPs, Tutors, and/or Help Desk).

Duties: Student Consultants support Moodle, Google Apps, HCC Email and other technologies used in the classroom. They update case information in the Tracking System, maintain the MERC website, and develop Tutorials and User Guides. They participate in Learn Moodle and the Online Student Commons as contributors. Other projects or job duties may be assigned. Student consultants can work on special projects with faculty members to support technology-enhanced assignments; they may facilitate special topics workshops. Projects may require the use of images, sound, animation, video, and a variety of web-based applications.

Advancement Opportunities: MERC equips students with demonstrable consulting and teamwork skills. As a MERC Student consultant, you will develop competences in self-management, team working, business and customer awareness, problem solving and communication.  Join MERC to gain key skills for your CV or for use in job interviews.

Qualifications: Student Consultants are carefully selected and trained. They work with fellow students; confidentiality is a must. Problem solving and the ability to offer support efficiently and accurately under pressure are also essential. Currently enrolled, good problem solving, communication and customer service skills. Interested in teamwork; ability to listen and communicate effectively; interest in learning about technology; ability to research technical solutions.  Previous experience in a teaching, tutoring, or customer service role is preferred, but not required -training is provided. Applicant must have above average knowledge of computer applications.

Hours: In order to accommodate students' schedules, MERC working hours are flexible - with an average of 10 hours /week.

Contact: Karin Moyano Camihort, MRB 223, 413-552-2236, kmoyanocamihort@hcc.edu                  

                Marilyn Estrada, MRB 225, 413-552-2272mestrada@hcc.edu

Admissions Clerical Assistant &  Tour Guide

Assist full-time staff with daily operations of the Admissions Office and conducting 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: Bryn Nowell, FR 221, 413.552.2243bnowell@hcc.edu

Athletics & Recreation - Office Assistant

Duties: Receptionist duties and knowledge of basic word processing; clerical duties and maintenance of the athletics bulletin board will also be assigned.

Qualifications: Punctuality, organizational skills, typing, word processing, and a pleasant and cooperative personality.

Contact: Mary ShelaskyBartley Center Facilities 204, 413-552-2161, mshelasky@hcc.edu

Business Office - Clerical Assistant

Duties: The position entails clerical duties such as, but not limited to; filing records management, copying, and light data entry possible. May be asked to do special projects using Excel if the individual has significant Excel experience/expertise.

Qualifications: Good clerical skills, high level of accuracy and confidentiality is required.

Contact: Curt Foster - Please send an email with your interest and pertinent job history to cfoster@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.

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

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

Contact: Ron Couture, 413-552-2504, rcouture@hcc.edu

Foundations of Health - Administration & Course Assistant

Duties: Position includes providing administrative support to faculty and staff by copying, filing, faxing, creating/ organizing documents, creation of marketing materials for program, creating bulletin boards and public displays. Other duties include assisting with communication to students in the program via phone, email, or social media sites. Also opportunities to work in a classroom with faculty and/or advising as desired.

Qualifications: Friendly, confident individual who is detail oriented and enjoys working with other people as part of a team and also independently. It's also important to be competent in Microsoft Office and also interested in learning about how a large program operates.

Hours: Employer desires day time availability and a minimum of 10 hours per week.

Contact: Kimberly SlepchukMarieb 215, 413-552-2108, kslepchuk@hcc.edu

HiSet Testing - Office Assistant/Proctor

Duties: Position entails filing, typing (data entry), answering office phone, greeting customers, and other office duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Must maintain a high level of maturity and ability to work in an environment of confidentiality while securing sensitive information. Experience with phone and customer service skills are required. Must submit resume and class schedule in order to apply.  Also, please make sure you are Work Study eligible by your work authorization form from Financial Aid.

Contact: Theresa EcclesKC 307, 413-552-2292, teccles@hcc.edu

Humanities - Theater Technical Assistant

Help Technical Director with any and all phases of theatrical production.

Duties: Light carpentry, cleaning workspaces, painting scenery, sound and lighting technology as needed, etc.

Qualifications: Maintenance of theatrical equipment, proper use of supplies, politeness to all co-workers and the public. Some woodworking, painting, and cleaning experience a plus.

Contact: Stephen Bailey, FPA 207, 413-552-2483, sbailey@hcc.edu

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, DON 206, 413-552-2261, jtomlinson@hcc.edu

Office Services - Storekeeper Assistant

Duties: Position involves unloading UPS, RPS, FED EX, and other shipments. Will also need to deliver supplies and packages to different departments on campus. Must also be able to answer phones and handle certified and express mail.

Qualifications: Must be able to do heavy lifting. Good communication and record-keeping abilities are a plus.

Contact: Paul Manijak, Frost 229, 413-552-2392, pmanijak@hcc.edu

Online Programs & Academic Initiatives - Office Assistant

Office assistant to the Administrative Assistant.

Duties: Assist with compiling student evaluations Type general office correspondence File course materials Answer telephones and take messages accurately Handle incoming and outgoing mail Provide assistance with maintenance of office Organize and maintain office supplies Light cleaning of workroom Includes consideration of responsibility for direction of others, service to the public, equipment or materials used and amount of confidentiality required. Student must maintain confidentiality.

Qualifications: Student should be punctual, cooperative, reliable, responsible and self-directed.  General office experience preferred.

Contact: Marilyn Estrada, MRB 225, 413-552-2272, mestrada@hcc.edu  

Student Activities - Office Assistant

Duties: Responsibilities include assisting student activities staff in promoting and implementing programs and coordinating leadership and club events. Other duties include copying/posting flyers, maintaining bulletin boards, set balloons, responding to inquiries about events/procedures, and reproducing and mounting posters on poster board.

Qualifications: Eligible candidate would be a "self-starter". Other requirements include good interpersonal skills, consideration of responsibilities for direction of others, service to the public, and amount of confidentiality required.

Contact: Elizabeth Golen, DON 102 C, 413-552-2418, egolen@hcc.edu

Thrive Financial Success CenterOffice Assistant/Receptionist

Greet and assist students and community members; schedule appointments and provide general information, and support daily office duties.

Duties: Greet and assist guests, answer phones and take clear messages, schedule appointments and manage calendars. Prepare and distribute mailings. Use copier and fax machine. Support outreach and marketing efforts. Maintain files and database using MS Office and other software. General office work and other duties as assigned by Coordinator. Must maintain confidentiality at all times as stated in the Confidentiality Agreement.

Learning Opportunities: This position will provide a learning environment for enhancing communication skills (written, verbal, and interpersonal), organizational skills, and office etiquette and professionalism.

Qualifications: Willingness to assist a diverse population. Polite, professional, and pleasant attitude; effective interpersonal skills; telephone skills; computer skills and accuracy in typing; proofreading with attention to detail; and clerical skills such as filing and data entry.

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

Visual Art Department - Art Studio Assistant

Assist with the maintenance, cleaning, stocking, and monitoring of the ceramic art studio and other Visual Art department classrooms.

Duties: The Art Studio Assistant works in the Visual Art department, with specific focus on the ceramics studio. Duties include restocking art materials, cleaning surfaces, vacuuming, mopping, recycling clay, cleaning studio equipment, maintaining slop sinks, monitoring the room during lab hours, and assisting in regularly scheduled studio inventories and a full studio clean ups. Depending on the level of experience, the Art Studio Assistant may also assist faculty or technician in the loading and unloading of kilns. The schedule of jobs from week to week will change based on the needs of the Visual Art department. The Art Studio Assistant is supervised by the Ceramics Technician, and is responsible for reporting misuse of classroom equipment or violations of safety practices.  Training in facilities maintenance and safety protocols will be provided.

Qualifications: Experience with ceramics, cleaning, or inventory is useful but not necessary for this job. We are looking for candidates who are hardworking, can follow direction and receive feedback in a professional manner, commit to a weekly schedule, and have good interpersonal skills. Applicants must also be able to be on their feet during scheduled work hours, lift heavy objects, vacuum, mop, refill mop buckets, and work hands on with the upkeep of clay.

Learning Opportunities: The Art Studio Assistant will learn and apply skills and tasks that relate to the maintenance and running of a visual art studio, with specific focus in ceramics. These skills are directly applicable to careers in visual art, either in an academic setting or as a self-employed artist. 

Contact: Adero Willard, awillard@hcc.edu

Please email Adero Willard to set up an interview.  Be ready to bring your school schedule and your Federal work study award letter to your interview.  

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Sarah Kapinos

Senior Financial Aid Counselor

Financial Aid

Frost 201

413.552.2421 (Tel)