Community Work Study Positions for
Connecting OHIO students in meaningful, career orientation positions in Southeast Ohio Community based organizations
The Community Work Study programis an opportunity to earn money for college through the Community Service Federal Work Study program. Ohio University undergraduates and graduate students can work 10 hours a week for a community organization in Athens for the academic year, while earning $10.00 an hour.
The information in the next section describes student eligibility, participating agencies, and how to apply. If you are interested, fill out an application! Once all information about eligibility has been received and your eligibility has been verified through the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, we will contact you about and how to proceed. Call 740-593-4007 with any questions or stop in to Baker 355 to speak with our community service staff.
Who is eligible?
In order to be eligible, you must:
1. Have applied for 2013-2014 Federal Financial Aid using a FAFSA or Renewal application.
2. Plan on being enrolled at Ohio University for 2013-2014.
3. Must meet the financial aid requirement.
APE Language Center:
A.P.E. Center provides high-quality, progressive educational resources for Appalachian Ohio. It brings the Arts, Character and Social Skills education together by merging multiple core curriculum subjects to fulfill academic goals in timely and dynamic manner. Our programs and workshops seek to complement teacher, student, and artist-in-residence educational experiences and improve overall student performance and development. A.P.E. Language Center offers year-round classes and tutoring for children and adults in a variety of languages to develop global awareness and cultural enrichment in the region.
Position with APE Center Arts-After-School Program
Facilitating creative process of young students through varied means of arts (visual arts, music, theater, or dance) and multicultural education.
Skills, strengths or interests needed to perform the job:
Love for working with children; good communicator, caring, organized, creative, flexible, and skilled in conflict resolution; excellent team-working skills. Arts After-School Program and Arts Camps job: especially suitable for K-12 teachers-to-be of visual arts, music, dance, or theater. Language Camps: especially suitable for creative K-12 teachers-to-be of modern languages (Spanish, French, German) Physical Location of the job: ARTS/West, 132 W. State St., Athens, OH 45701
Position with APE Center Office Manager
We are looking for Office Manager who will: answer phone calls, maintain records for the language center students and staff, accept payment from students and parents, purchase necessary supplies, keep the language center clean, and manage general office operations.
Skills, strengths or interests needed to perform the job:
Responsible, reliable, timely, organized, computer savvy, good communicator; flyer / poster designer, photographer and video editing skills are welcomed. Physical Location of the job: 507 Richland Avenue, Suite #200, Athens, OH 45701
Athens Area Mediation Services:
The mission of Athens Area Mediation Services is to provide the residents of the Athens county area with cooperative approaches to dispute resolution. AAMS is dedicated to promoting and supporting the practice of reconciliation, integrity, openness, and inclusion. AAMS provides mediation services and education opportunities to empower individuals and community groups to respond to conflict effectively. Located in town.
Skills, strengths, or interests needed to perform job: Telephone, Computer/Internet skills, verbal and written communication, typing documentation
The Gathering Place:
The Gathering Place is a non-residential community support program for adults who have experienced mental illness and focuses on re engaging mental health consumers in community life. Two Community Support Workers will engage clients in meaningful activities, such as playing games, teaching computer skills, assisting in the preparation of meals, and participating in discussion groups, Students may also be involved in fundraising activities, assisting with administrative tasks, and general house upkeep. Located in town.
Skills, strengths, or interests needed to perform job: Student should be interested in psychology, social work, working with people with disabilities, and working with a low-income adult population.
Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery:
The motto of the Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery is to “explore the world we live in.” We are an emerging museum, still very much in a first growth period and very dependent on the broader community for assistance and programming expertise. The student employee will work closely with board members, museum staff and volunteers as we plan, create and launch exhibits and events at the museum. The employee will work on Saturday mornings while the museum is open for the Harry Potter’s World(Aug3-Sept7) and The Amazing Castle(Sept28-Dec14) exhibits. Possible duties will include supervision of exhibits, demonstration stations, and live programming; helping with marketing; and working on future exhibits. There will also be exhibit set up and prep time for The Amazing Castle. These will not be set hours, but the hours will be flexible, most likely in the late afternoon or early evening. In addition, the student employee will be encouraged to help with elementary school field trips on a weekday throughout the fall. Duties would be to assist the staff with interpretation, programming and crafts for groups of up to 50 children and their teachers. Transportation needed
Skills, strengths or interests needed to perform job: Student should have an interest in inspiring kids and families in our area to explore the world around them; a good fit for education, family studies and science majors; experience with woodworking or construction is a plus but certainly not required; creativity, flexibility and the ability to work with a team would be extremely helpful. Marketing and public relations experience would be most appreciated.
United Campus Ministry:
UCM has three permanent staff members, who all work part-time, so our student employees play a vital role in making our programs happen and we rely on them for their valuable support. Responsibilities (under the supervision of the UCM Office Manager):Greet people, answer the telephone, take messages, assist with accounts, receipts of donations, bank deposits and correspondence. Assist with preparation for annual fundraising auction, general office duties. Attend regularly schedule staff meetings and UCM Board meetings as schedule permits. Located in town.
Skills, strengths, or interests needed to perform job: a student interested in community service work; contact with a diverse range of people; developing organizational, communication, and basic clerical skills; and some experience with coordinating volunteers. This position requires patience and conscientious attention to detail. No religious affiliation is necessary.
Stuart's Opera House:
Stuart's Opera Hours is the cornerstone of the historic Public Square in Nelsonville. It is dedicated to its role as a regional leader in the arts community, a center for public expression, and an economic development partner for Southeastern Ohio.
Duties of Work Study employees include: box office, general administrative tasks, data entry, compiling and maintaining contact information, grant research, proof-reading and editing various documents, correspondence via phone/e-mail, and maintaining and supervising a clean and safe workplace. Community Work Study students may assist on a variety of administration and practical projects including: grant development, marketing, arts administration, art class assistance, technical operations, and on increasing the overall level of public arts available in Nelsonville. Contact Emily Prince at 740-753-1924 or email@example.com for more information. Located in Nelsonville. Transportation required.
* For specific questions please contact Barb Harrison, Assistant Director at 740-593-4098 or e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org.