Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

Earn extra cash at school with work-study

Berkeley Elias

Posted on August 27, 2018 in Perspectives
By USM Free Press

By Alexandra Platts, Student Employment Specialist

Federal Work Study is awarded as part of an eligible student's financial aid package. These jobs are a great way for students to earn money working on campus while developing professional skills and connecting with peers, faculty, and staff. To view a complete list of available Federal Work Study jobs on campus, visit USM Career Connections via the blue cube in the LaunchPad on your campus portal. 

For questions regarding your eligibility for Federal Work Study or your financial aid package, please contact Student Financial Services to speak with your Financial Aid Counselor at usm.finaid@maine.edu or 207- 780-5250.   

For help with your resume and cover letter, please connect with the Career & Employment Hub to speak with your Career Advisor at usmcareers@maine.edu or 207-228-8505.

Have other questions about on-campus student employment? E-mail Allie Platts at alexandra.platts@maine.edu
Open positions for Fall 2018:
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Job Title: Learning Commons Desk Assistant

Department: Tutoring Services

Location: Glickman Library, Portland

Pay Level

$11.00/hour

Description:

Learning Commons Desk Assistants offer direct contact with students, faculty, staff and alumni frequenting the Learning Commons. Students hired for this position will serve as the “front line” staff. There are two work environments; one side-by-side with a Reference Librarian on the second floor, and another on the third floor to provide support for the Math & Science Tutoring area. The most frequent task will be connecting students with subject-based tutors in the Learning Commons. Other duties include assisting students with reserving a group study room, assisting the Coordinator of Tutoring Services with administrative tasks, and directing students to other library resources. The Learning Commons offers a fun, dynamic work environment where members of the USM community come for their academic “time on task.” All majors can apply, desired skills in customer service and word processing.

Contact: Naamah Jarnot, the Coordinator of Tutoring Services, at naamah.jarnot@maine.edu.

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Job Title(s): Lobby/Fitness Center, Game Management, Study Tables (must be at least Sophomore), Athletic Training and Equipment Room.  

Department: USM Athletic Department

Location: Portland and/or Gorham campuses

Job Description: A variety of shifts are available everyday between 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. beginning September 4.​ Responsibilities vary from each work area and include but not limited to: provide office & game support, greet visitors, scan student and visitor identification, light cleaning, monitoring study tables and cleaning & organizing team equipment and uniforms. You may work for more than one area within the Athletic Department.

Pay Level

$11.00/hour.

Contact

Lisa Keller lisa.m.keller@maine.edu  

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Job Title: Spin instructor

Department: USM Athletics

Locations: Portland/Gorham

Description:

Will teach a one hour class once or twice a week to students and staff/faculty who sign up.  Classes will start second or third week of school. Should have sequenced music and maybe speaker or system to use during class. Pay will be work study rate if we department fund.  

Please include any certifications and contact info from a reference who can speak to your experience when applying.

Contact

Jim Giroux james.r.giroux@maine.edu

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Job Title: USM Eco-Rep

Department: Office of Sustainability

Location: Both Portland and Gorham campuses

Pay Level: Starting at $11.15/hour

Description:

Eco-reps encourage environmentally responsible behaviors among their peers with educational and awareness building activities. Projects encompass all manner of environmental subjects, including recycling & waste reduction, biking & alternative transportation, alternative energy & energy conservation, greenhouse gas emissions & climate change, pollution & stormwater, and sustainable landscaping. Come embark on meaningful work with us!

Contact: Chelsea Malacara, Sustainability Education & Outreach Coordinator. 207-405-1009. Apply online at https://usm.maine.edu/sustainability/ecorep

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Job Title: TRIO SSS Ambassador

Department: TRIO Student Support Services at USM

Location: Gorham, Portland, or LAC Campus

Pay Level: Starting at $11.35/hour

Description:

TRIO SSS Ambassadors will gain experience in leadership, academic and educational policies, resources on campus, and other fields related to TRIO Student Support Services, and will be a resource for helping TRIO students transition, grow and succeed at USM.

Contact: Terri Plummer, teresa.plummer@maine.edu or (207) 780-4349

Apply online at: https://goo.gl/forms/NZlP7tj0FbDhAWE83

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Job Title: Food Prep, Cashier, Dish-room, Catering.

Department: USM Dining Services

Location: Portland, Gorham and Lewiston Campuses

Pay Level: Starting at $10.90 (Department Funded)

Description:

USM Dining Services has a number of positions with flexible hours on all three campuses.  Positions can be in food prep, cashiering, dishroom or catering.

Contact: Kera Snyder, kera.snyder@sodexo.com.

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Job Title: Front Desk Associates

Department: Abromson Community Education Center

Location: Abromson, Portland

Pay Level: $11.35/hour

Description:
Join our top-notch service team for night and weekend shifts. We host public and private events, films, lectures and conferences throughout year. Our Front Desk Associates ensure that our clients receive high quality customer care during the scheduled events. Exceptional customer service skills coupled with greeting, reception, and light administrative work required. In addition, you must have Federal Work Study.

Contact:

Michelle Seguin, Conference Services: 207- 780-5900. michelle.seguin@maine.edu

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Job Title: Law Library Assistant

Department: University of Maine School of Law Library

Location: 246 Deering Ave., Portland campus / Maine Law Building

Pay Level: Starting at $11.15/hour

Description:

The Law Library Assistant performs circulation desk duties including the check in and out of library materials, fielding patron inquiries and providing photocopying assistance. Assistants shelve library materials, shelf-read, file loose-leaf materials, perform other duties as assigned and/or assist in the interlibrary loan department. Circulation desk hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, including weekends.

Contact:

Megan York (megan.york@maine.edu)

Submit an application through Career Connections (Position # 34125352 ) or by email. Employment application and information are also available at our website: https://bit.ly/2mO3Der

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Job Title: Student Maintenance Laborer I

Department: Grounds Department, USM Facilities Maintenance

Location: Gorham Campus

Pay Level: $11.00/hour

Description:

USM’s Grounds department are responsible for mowing & trimming lawns, pruning trees & shrubs, planting, & weeding, repairing walkways, roads, street signs and litter patrol.  Maintenance of the university’s athletic fields. Snow removal services as needed (shoveling and sanding). This is outdoor work and Safety shoes are required.

Contact:

Douglas Bogdan (douglas.bogdan@maine.edu)

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Job Title: Student Receptionist/ Clerk

Department: The Recovery Oriented Campus Center (The ROCC)

Location: The ROCC in the Sullivan Fitness Complex Portland Campus

Pay Level: Starting at $11.00/hour

Description:
The Recovery Oriented Campus Center (The ROCC) has work study job opportunities. The ROCC is a peer support center for students in recovery from substance use and other mental health conditions. We’re looking for friendly, extroverted personalities! Job Tasks: greet people, answer questions, and share information about the center, answering calls, updating the calendar, website, and Facebook page, help with tabling, coordinating events, and distributing flyers.

Contact:

Anna Gardner Collegiate Recovery Program Coordinator ( anna.gardner@maine.edu )
Apply through USMCareerConnections or by emailing a cover letter and resume to to Anna Gardner

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Job Title: Space Inventory Assistant – Student-Assistant III

Department: Office of Sustainability – Facilities Management

Location: 25 Bedford Street, Portland Campus

Pay Level: $11.35/hour

Description:

  • Provide surveying and administrative support to the USM Move and Operations Coordinator within the Space Inventory Project, which gathers occupancy and condition information on each space in every building on USM’s three campuses
  • Assist in planning and developing new improved procedures
  • Ability to adhere to a tight inventory schedule
  • Good communication skills and ability to conduct internal inquiries to thoroughly determine space occupancy information
  • Willingness to assist with the online swap program and able to lift up to 50 lbs., on occasion
  • Position offers the opportunity to gain new professional development skills and resume assistance
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite required and proficiency in MS Excel is preferred
  • Position may require completion of other related duties, as assigned

Contact:

Jon Doré, Facilities Move and Operations Coordinator, jon.dore@maine.edu

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Job Title: Student Assistant I

Department: Office of International Programs

Location: 101 Payson Smith Hall, Portland Campus

Pay Level: $11/hour

Description:

Operating front desk works: Greeting people, answering phones, data entry, filing, preparing events and activities for the office, providing general information about study abroad opportunities, helping international students, staffing information table, attending promotional events, etc.

Contact:

Kaoru Phillips, kphill50@maine.edu

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Job Title: Language Tutor II

Department: Linguistics

Location: 305 A-Wing Science Building, Portland Campus

Pay Level: $11.35/hour

Description:

We are looking for language tutors in the following areas: Arabic, ASL, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Latin, Spanish. Please email about interest, experience, and background in the language.

Contact

Kelly Fitzgerald, kelly.a.fitzgerald@maine.edu

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Job Title: Student Assistant

Department: Registration and Scheduling Services

Location: 101 Bailey Hall, Gorham Campus

Pay Level: Starting at $11/hour

Description:

Great opportunity to gain work experience and acquire job skills for your resume!

Greet students and the public to provide general information and assistance with registration, transcripts, verifications, scheduling, and other enrollment processes. Assist staff with routine office functions, including phones, scanning, mailings, transcript request processing, and data entry. Good customer service skills and willingness to learn are required. Prior office experience and basic computer skills are a plus!

Contact:

Rachel Tracy, rachel.tracy@maine.edu/

Stop by to pick up an application in 107 Bailey Hall

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Job Title: Residence Hall Front Desk Staff

Department: Residential Life

Location: Residence Halls, Gorham Campus

Pay Level: Starting at $11.35/hour

Description:

Residence Hall Front Desk Staff are the first touch point for visitors to our residence halls and are responsible for greeting those who enter our halls, signing guests in, as well as passing on any pertinent information to the Resident Assistant on Duty.

Contact:

Apply at https://tinyurl.com/FrontDesk2018

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Job Title: Campus Center Ambassador

Department: Student Activities and Involvement

Location: Woodbury Campus Center, Portland

Pay Level: Starting at $11.15/hour

Description:

Come work for the front facing hub of the Portland Campus at the Student Activities and Information Desk! This is a fun, sometimes fast-paced job that requires independent work and initiative. We are seeking motivated students who want to bring their ideas to life at USM.

Contact:

Email resume and cover letter to haley.jaramillo@maine.edu

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Job Title: Student Associate

Department: Food Studies Program

Location: 304A Payson Smith, Portland Campus

Pay Level: $11.55/hour

Description:

Student Associate will assist the Food Studies Program in data entry and research work. Note: Contact the Food Studies Program for a current listing of research being done.

  • Up to 10 hours a week, hours vary
  • SA will be responsible for coordinating with Administrative Specialist and/or one of our Food Studies Program professors for work assignments.

Qualifications:

  • Must be a matriculated student at USM and eligible for Federal Work Study funds
  • Working knowledge of GIS preferred, but not required
  • Adept at maneuvering through internet for answers
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Comfortable with contacting strangers in order to gather information
  • Able to work as a team member
  • Must be punctual and able to meet deadlines

Contact:

Email Lisa Marie Lindenschmidt (lmlinden@maine.edu) or deliver in person (304A Payson Smith, Portland campus) your cover letter and resume addressed to Lisa Marie Lindenschmidt, Administrative Specialist, Food Studies Program.

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Job Title: Student Associate

Department: Food Studies Program

Location: 304A Payson Smith, Portland Campus

Pay Level: $11.55/hour

Description:

Student Associate will assist the Food Studies Program in populating its social media sites by providing photographs and content. These sites include Facebook, Instagram, and the Food Studies website.

  • Up to 10 hours a week, hours vary, some nights and weekends possible
  • Student Associate must provide a reliable camera and have access to a computer for uploading photos. SA must also provide their own transportation, have a valid driver’s license, proof of auto insurance, and pass a background check.
  • SA will be responsible for traveling to and photographing interns at their host sites, students presenting in-class, and all Food Studies-related events.
  • SA will be responsible for coordinating with Administrative Specialist to upload posts to the Food Studies Instagram and Facebook accounts and for providing content to the Food Studies university website.

Qualifications:

  • Must be a matriculated student at USM and eligible for Federal Work Study funds
  • Working knowledge of Instagram and Facebook applications
  • Strong writing skills
  • Able to represent the Food Studies Program in a professional manner
  • Able to work as a team member
  • Must be punctual and able to meet deadlines

Contact:

Email Lisa Marie Lindenschmidt (lmlinden@maine.edu) or deliver in person (304A Payson Smith, Portland campus) your cover letter and resume addressed to Lisa Marie Lindenschmidt, Administrative Specialist, Food Studies Program.

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Job Title: Student Assistant for Professional Development

Department: Professional Development Programs in Auxiliary Services

Location: Abromson Center

Pay Level: Starting at $11.35

Description:

Administrative support, copying, assembling folders, research related to professional development as assigned, summarizing course evaluations and preparing the report on each class. Assisting the team as needed. Hours can be flexible during the work week.   

Contact:

Ellie Udeh 207.228.8410, eleanor.udeh@maine.edu

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Job Title: Student Assistant II

Department: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Location: 210 Wishcamper Center, Portland Campus

Pay Level: Starting at $11.15/hour

Description:

Employee is expected to interact with the senior student population (50+ years old), answering questions and providing customer service. Will work with an Access database, updating information, and assisting mature adults with the online registration process.  Frequent verbal communication conveying information in OLLI’s publications i.e. course catalogs, SAGE brochures, etc.

Contact:

Send resume and cover letter to Rob Hyssong, robert.hyssong@maine.edu or call at 228-8336 with questions

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Job Title: Student Computer Consultant II

Department: College of Science, Technology and Health,

Location: John Mitchell Center, Gorham

Pay Level: $11.15/hr

Description:

Supervise designated student labs days, evenings and/or weekends. Resolve technology problems, Help maintain computer labs and classrooms. Be self directed with minimal training and minimal supervision. Be willing to search for solutions to problems. Be trustworthy, punctual, and have good communication and organization skills.

Contact:

Jason Howard, jasonh@maine.edu

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Job Title: Student Computer Consultant III

Department: College of Science, Technology and Health,

Location: John Mitchell Center, Gorham

Pay Level: $11.15/hr

Description:

Supervise designated student labs days, evenings and/or weekends. Manage special laboratory and classroom projects. Assist in daily operation of computer labs and classrooms. Assist Engineering and Technology faculty in implementation of technology used in instruction. Looking for students who are self-directed, trustworthy, punctual, and have good communication and organization skills.

Contact:

Jason Howard, jasonh@maine.edu  

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Job Title: Student Assistant II

Department: Office of Residential Life

Location: 125 Upton Hall, Gorham

Pay Level: $11.15/hr

Description:

Student Assistants work out of the central Residential Life office and answer phones, deliver mail, work on computer projects, and perform other duties as assigned in support of Residential Life, USM students, and the general public.   

Contact:

Shannon Rooney, srooney@maine.edu/Pick up an application at 125 Upton Hall

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Job Title: Box Office & Front of House Operations

Department: Department of Theatre

Location: Russell Hall, Gorham

Pay Level: Starting at $11/Hour

Description:

Seeking outgoing, creative, reliable staff with strong customer service skills to work in Dept. of Theatre Box Office. Familiarity with office skills, use of phone, proficiency in Microsoft Office, retail point-of-sale systems, Social Media, including posting to social media; Coordinates opening night events and concessions; Maintains and updates mailing lists

Contact:

Janice Gardner, Audience Services & Outreach Coordinator: janice.gardner@maine.edu or 207-780-5289

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Job Title: Honors Student Aide

Department: Honors Program

Location: Luther Bonney 253, Portland Campus

Pay Level: Starting at $11.00/hour

Description:

Honors Student Aides will provide administrative support to USM’s Honors Program. In addition to various clerical duties, Honors Student Aides will greet, assist, and/or direct Honors Center visitors, and maintain tidiness and functionality of the Honors Center. This position is open to Honors students only.

Contact:

Honors Administrative Specialist, Sarah Jane MacKay, sarah.j.mackay@maine.edu

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Job Title: Student-Assistant II

Department: Geography Anthropology

Location: 300 Bailey Hall, Gorham

Pay Level: $11.15/hour

Description:

Administrative position for general office duties: Filing, sorting, shredding, stocking supplies,  mail distribution, answering phones, greeting visitors, and taking messages, copying, sending emails, Assisting faculty in basic office needs. Knowledge of Word and Excel is preferred. Some general spreadsheet work, data entry and filing. Other duties as assigned.

Contact:

Pete Witham @ peter.witham1@maine.edu

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Job Title: Bookstore Specialist

Department: USM Bookstore

Location: Portland Campus Bookstore

Pay Level: Starting at $11.15/hour

Description:

Provides customer service to USM Students and their families, Faculty, & Staff.  Tasks may include answering the phone, running register, stocking shelves, and creating displays for merchandising clothing and giftware.

Contact:

Kerry Herrick 780-5157. Apply in person or at https://usm.maine.edu/bookstore/student-employment

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Job Title(s): Student Production Assistant, Office Assistant

Department: School of Music

Location: Corthell Hall, Gorham

Pay Level: $11-11.55/hour

Description:

The School of Music FWS jobs include office and production assistants doing varied work. Pay rate is based on longevity and experience. Successful candidates will be self-starters, team players, and genuinely interested in customer service and the comfort and success of others.

Contact:

Christenia Alden-Kinne, ckinne@maine.edu, 207-780-5265: Office Assistants

Lori Arsenault, loria@maine.edu, 207-780-5142: Production Assistants, Box Office Assistants, Librarians

To apply for a position: www.usm.maine.edu/music/workstudy

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Job Title: Information Booth Attendant, or Fitness Center Attendant

Location: Sullivan Fitness Complex, 66 Falmouth Street Portland, ME

Pay Level: $11.15/hr

Description:

Come see why working in a fast paced fitness environment on the Portland campus will give you the best basic administrative and customer service skills USM can offer!   

Contact:

Joe Baum at 207-780-4630 or apply in person

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Job Title: Graduate Assistant (2 positions open)

Department: Athletics

Location: Costello Sports Complex, Gorham Campus

Pay Level: $10,000 each – 20 hours per week (Not FWS)

Description:

We have GA possibilities in the following areas: Media Relations/New Media, Fitness & Wellness/Strength & Conditioning, Building & Equipment Management, Athletic Training & Healthcare.

Contact:

Al Bean, 780-5588, albean@maine.edu

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Job Title: Mail Assistant

Department: Mail Services

Location: Basement of Upton Hall

Pay Level: $11-11.15/hr

Description:

Mail Assistants will work receiving and routing student packages and sorting student mail into student mail boxes. Mail Service experience is not necessary. The Mail Center is open from 9 a.m until 4 p.m Monday through Friday.

Contact:

Jean Cavanaugh, jean.cavanaugh@maine.edu

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