Work Study Job Vacancies

You must have a Yellow Card proving eligibility for Federal Work study to apply for these positions. If you do not have the eligibility card, please contact the Financial Aid Office, Raymond Hall 319.

  • Unless otherwise stated, these positions are paid at $7.25 to $10 per hour.
  • Positions will be posted as received by departments, so check back often


Academic Support  - Undergraduate Assistant

The primary function of the Academic Support Undergraduate Assistant is to aid the Academic Support Coordinator and Graduate Assistant in the administration of the office's group tutoring program and other academic support functions. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Processing tutor request forms
  • Maintaining records of all tutors and participants
  • Performing basic clerical tasks (e.g. photocopying, filing)

The successful candidate must possess the following qualifications:

  • Undergraduate student in good academic and judicial standing; must be work-study eligible
  • Ability to take direction and work independently, but also collaborate as part of a team
  • Strong work ethic, dependability, organization, and attention to detail
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office software package

This position requires a regular schedule of 6 to 10 hours per week, consisting of the clerical duties described above. Hourly pay rate is dependent on federal minimum wage (currently $7.25 per hour). Interested students should contact the Academic Support Coordinator, Tim Morse, at morsets@potsdam.edu or (315) 267-3447 for more information.

Anthropology/Mathematics (for 2012-2013 academic year)
Duties: 
filing, copying, shredding, data entry, mail, campus errands, additional tasks as assigned by faculty, secretary and student assistant. Requirements:  Ability to follow directions, maintain confidentiality, dependable and have initiative to learn. Hours will be decided according to student's class schedule.  If interested, please send an e-mail and resume with references to Phyllis at charlepc@potsdam.edu.

Center for School Partnerships and Teacher Certification -  Clerk Position (Fall 2012-Spring 2013)
Duties:  Candidate must be willing to: dress in casual business attire; answer telephones; take messages accurately; file; type; sort mail; duplicate materials; perform simple clerical duties; run errands; and answer simple questions from "walk-ins".  Qualifications:  Candidate must: uphold the mission of SUNY Potsdam and the Center for School Partnerships and Teacher Certification; maintain confidentiality; follow directions; grasp new concepts quickly; display maturity; professionally serve students, faculty and staff; be dependable and dedicated; exhibit strong work ethic; be flexible; possess high effectively communication and interpersonal skills; have the ability to complete clerical duties such as filing, telephone, etc.; possess word processing skills and be able to access the internet; have outstanding organizational skills; and be able to offer ideas and contribute to problem solving in the office. Candidate will work 5 to 10 hours weekly.  Please Submit: a resume, cover letter and class schedule. Please Contact:  Chris Vrooman, Center for School Partnerships & Teacher Certification, 111 Satterlee Hall to set up an appointment at (315) 267-3450 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday thru Friday.

College Writing Center Reception Desk: Receptionist will greet students, schedule appointments on a web-based calendar, answer the telephone, and enter data in Excel (no prior experience necessary). People skills and attention to detail are essential skills, but no other prior experience is necessary. The College Writing Center is located in Carson 106, near Admissions/Becky's Place. Each year, the CWC provides 1,700 writing consultations to nearly 500 Potsdam students. We provide a positive and stimulating work environment, with down time available. To apply, e-mail Dr. Jennifer Mitchell (mitchejk@potsdam.edu).

Office Assistant will work in the Office of Curriculum & Instruction, Special Ed and Wilderness Education assisting with office projects included but not limited to duplicating, faculty assistance and delivery of items on campus. Training will be provided. Office experience a plus. Fluent Use of Microsoft programs. Ability to work 6 hr/week between 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. M-F Please e-mail: coledh@potsdam.edu for an interview or to submit a resume or letter of interest. (315) 267-2525 Location: 201D Satterlee Hall.

Office of Graduate Studies
Duties include, but not limited to: Filing, answering phones, data entry, errands to other offices on campus, mailings, and copying.Please see Annette Kelley in Satterlee 116 to fill out application.  Please bring resume and references.  These positions are for the 2012-2013 academic year.

PACES College Store has openings for cashier and stock.  Duties are tending cash register, waiting on customers and stocking shelves.  Please visit: http://www.potsdam.edu/offices/paces/employment/index.cfm

Psychology Department - Office Assistant - 1 Position
Duties: Must be able to answer telephone and take messages accurately; filing, data entry, word processing, prepare mailings, special projects, on-campus errands, and other duties as assigned. Confidentiality and good academic standing required.  Must Be Dependable! Contact: Holly Hughes, 168 Flagg Hall; Telephone: 267-2606; e-mail hughesha@potsdam.edu.

The Registrar's office will have two openings for FWS students this fall/spring. Job description: General clerical work, duplicating, filing, assisting in general office procedures, and other tasks as assigned. Approximately 5-6 hours/week. Contact person: Kathy Wolfe x3092 wolfeka@potsdam.edu; or Registrar's Office x2154.

Sheard Literacy Center - America Reads - 60 positions
Duties: Assigned as a tutor in local public schools as work-study students. America Reads tutors may assist their sponsor teacher to prepare materials for lessons, as well as work one-on-one or in small groups with students. Any assistance a tutor gives to their sponsor teacher must be related to literacy. (Also may be placed in the Sheard Literacy Center).
Qualifications: follow directions; grasp new concepts quickly; display maturity; professionally serve students, faculty and staff; be dependable and dedicated; exhibit strong work ethic; be flexible; possess high effectively communication and interpersonal skills.  Please Contact:  Annie Butterfield 104 Satterlee Hall, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday or e-mail butterla@potsdam.edu. Must present pink card from Financial Aid.

Sheard Literacy Center - Work Study -15 positions
Duties:  Front desk circulation assistant, assist patrons with finding books, signing books in and out, answer telephones; take messages accurately; file; type; sort mail; duplicate materials; perform simple clerical duties; run errands; and assist patrons with the uses of the Center.  May assist with the Afterschool Mentoring Program, which involves assisting children pre-K-8th grade.  Qualifications: follow directions; grasp new concepts quickly; display maturity; professionally serve students, faculty and staff; be dependable and dedicated; exhibit strong work ethic; be flexible; possess high effectively communication and interpersonal skills.  Please Contact:  Annie Butterfield 104 Satterlee Hall, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday or e-mail butterla@potsdam.edu. Must present yellow card from Financial Aid.

Student Mail Services, located in the Barrington Student Union, has 2 vacant Federal Work Study positions. Typical tasks include sorting and distributing student mail, recording and processing incoming packages, and to assist with distributing packages through mail room window services. If interested in a position, please contact Emily Potter at (315) 267-2730.

Student Success Center's Academic Services Office - Office Assistant
Duties included: Assist with answering phones & making appointments, filing, copying, shredding, data entry, mail, campus errands, assist faculty, staff, students and general public who enter the office and any additional tasks that may be assigned by our staff. Requirements: Dependable, friendly, able to maintain confidentiality, follow directions and work independently. Must be Federal Work Study eligible to begin work Fall, 2012. If interested, please contact Marta Whalen at 128 Sisson, by phone at 267-2580 or e-mail at whalenmm@potsdam.edu.