Federal Work Study

Federal Work Study is a part of a student’s financial aid package and is awarded by the semester. The Community Service Federal Work Study program allows students to use their award to support a community organization.  Students typically work 8-10 hours a week. The host organization provides on-site supervision, and the CSC provides financial support to the organization for their 25% cost-share, which is not covered by the federal government. Most positions open in early fall semester, and CSC distributes descriptions at the annual Student Employment Fair on campus and via the online Student Employment Services search portal. Read more about the available community service federal work study positions below.

If you are an organization or a student who is interested in participating in the community service federal work study program, please contact volunteer@jhu.edu or (410) 410-516-4777.

2016-2017 Community Based Federal Work Study Positions

All of our positions are located off-campus and require between 3-10 hours per week. The hourly pay varies between $10-$12 per hour. To apply for a specific position listed, please follow the application instructions below. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. When applying, please copy Abby Neyenhouse, CSC Assistant Director for Nonprofit and Community Internships at aneyenh1@jhu.edu. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

Requires 3-6 hr./week Commitment

Teacher’s Assistant – The Community School (Job#8833)

Organization: The Community School
Address: 2939 Huntingdon Ave, Baltimore, MD 21211
Website: http://tcshighschool.org/

Job Title: Teacher’s Assistant
Overview: To support the teacher and assist students in a small storefront high school in the Remington neighborhood adjacent to JHU.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Check math work and tests with answer key
  • Produce powerpoint presentations for class
  • Research videos for enrichment of curriculum
  • Make copies and prepare packets for students
  • Assist teacher and students as needed

Hours: To work either one or more morning or afternoon shifts Monday – Thursday, 3 hours minimum
Pay: $12 per hour
To Apply: Send resume to Tom Culotta at TomCulotta@tcshighschool.org , 410-467-4920

Requires 7 hr./week Commitment

Evening Coordinator – Strong City Baltimore Adult Learning Center (Job#8280)

Organization: Strong City Baltimore Adult Learning Center
Address: 3501 N Charles St.
Website: https://www.strongcitybaltimore.org/our-work/adult-learning-center/

Job Title: Evening Coordinator
Overview: The Adult Learning Center located just steps from the JHU Homewood Campus is seeking an enthusiastic work-study student to act as Evening Coordinator to ensure the smooth-running of the evening adult literacy classes.  The majority of duties pertain to office work; however more intensive projects are available. Interested applicants should be sensitive to the needs of adult learners, punctual, reliable, and able to work at least two evenings per week.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Monitor who enters and leaves the program
  • Help teachers or tutors with copying, getting supplies, etc.
  • Answer the phone to provide basic information about the program and take messages for staff
  • Monitoring and maintaining the resource library
  • Stock and maintain student refreshment area
  • Office tasks such as create learner files, make copies for test materials, and assist with mass mailings, etc.
  • Basic lab/ tutoring room computer maintenance
  • Ensuring that the center is clean and in order at the end of the evening
  • Close the program at night: turn off the lights, lock the doors, and shut down the computers
  • Other duties as necessary

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 5:45 to 9:15pm. (able to work at least two evenings per week)
Pay: $10/hour
To Apply: Applicants should submit their resume to Cathleen O’Neal at coneal@strongcitybaltimore.org  (410) 261-3518

Requires 8-10 hr./week Commitment

Green Space Program Assistant – Baltimore Green Space

Organization: Baltimore Green Space
Address: 1212 N Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD 21213
Website: http://baltimoregreenspace.org/

Job Title: Green Space Program Assistant
Overview: Baltimore Green Space seeks a part-time program assistant to support our work with green spaces 8-10 hours a week. The Program Assistant will assist Baltimore Green Space in serving green spaces in Baltimore through a variety of tasks including: administrative tasks, outreach, communication, event support, and occasional on-site gardening/weeding support. Applicants must be comfortable with e-mail and telephone communication, data entry, internet research, and be willing to get their hands dirty in a garden periodically. The work will be varied: one week the assistant might enter information into our contact database; another week they might assist in event outreach.

Duties and Responsibilities: Baltimore Green Space encourages applicants to share their strengths with us and we often tailor our intern experiences to match the student’s unique talents and abilities.  Students with an environmental, science, or math background especially welcome. Basic experience with Access, GIS and/or Salesforce also a plus but not a requirement.

Hours: 8-10 hours per week
Pay: $11 per hour
To Apply: Katie Lautar at katherine@baltimoregreenspace.org , 443-608-0353

Center Operations Assistant – 29th Street Community Center (Job#9705)

Organization: 29th Street Community Center
Address: 300 E. 29th St., next door to the Barclay School
Website: https://www.strongcitybaltimore.org/our-work/the-29th-street-community-center/

Job Title: Center Operations Assistant
Overview: Through an internship at the 29th Street Community Center, the student will learn:

  • The significance, successes, and challenges of participatory community building and decision making
  • Time management
  • Program management
  • Community engagement strategies
  • Working with diverse populations (neighborhoods, ages, races, and socioeconomic backgrounds)
  • The ins and outs of working for a nonprofit in Baltimore City

Duties and Responsibilities:

Administrative Tasks:

  • Input programming sign-in sheets into Excel
  • Help to backfill space rental information into our new database system
  • Assist with organize Community Center filing system
  • Answer phone and record messages when necessary

Marketing and Outreach

  • Update social media accounts regularly –Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
  • Occasional door-knocking and flyering to get the word out for summer events
  • Take photos to document summer programming and community engagement projects
  • Engage with community members to launch new programs at the Center in the Fall

Programming

  • Support staff with overseeing after school volunteers (sign-in/sign out process, tracking volunteer hours)
  • Send occasional email updates to program providers

Hours: 8 hours per week
Pay: $11 per hour
To Apply: Elyse Preston, 29th Street Community Center Program Manager at epreston@strongcitybaltimore.org, 443-213-0394

Community Outreach and Marketing Program – Waverly Main Street

Organization: Waverly Main Street
Address: 427 ½ Merryman Ln, Baltimore, MD 21218
Website: http://www.waverlymainstreet.org/

Job Title: Waverly Main Street Community Outreach and Marketing Program
Overview: Waverly Main Street, Inc. (WMS) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is the economic revitalization of the historic Greenmount Avenue commercial corridor. WMS works with businesses, community members, nonprofit organizations, institutions, state and local government, and other stakeholders to create a healthy, vibrant business district. The Work Study student will help implement a community outreach and marketing program to supplement the Community Resource and Connections Program (CRCP). The CRCP is a new initiative through WMS to help connect local residents with available financial, housing and employment resources.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create marketing material to distribute throughout residential and business communities
  • Conduct outreach activities to residents and stakeholders, including assisting with the CRCP Steering Committee
  • Run regular social promotions and campaigns, write blog posts and e-newsletter content, and manage events calendar
  • Assist with event planning for the CRCP Resource Fair

Hours: 8-10 hours per week
Pay: $12 per hour
To Apply: Send resume to Emilie Drasher, Executive Director, at emilie@waverlymainstreet.org , 410-880-8100

Requires 10 hr./week Commitment

Health Resource Case Management Assistant – Charm City Clinic

Organization: Charm City Clinic
Address: 2222 Jefferson St, Baltimore, MD 21205
Website: https://charmcityclinic.org/

Job Title: Health Resource Case Management Assistant
Overview: Charm City Clinic is a nonprofit dedicated to developing partnerships with Baltimore’s low income residents to assist with accessing and maintaining connections to high quality health care. Our Health resource Case Management program accompanies residents through this difficult process by providing assistance with enrollment in health insurance programs, finding solutions for primary medical care, mental health treatment, and substance abuse disorders, and stabilizing social and economic barriers to care through means-tested benefits and other community resources such as food stamps, energy bill assistance, and job training.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in ongoing Health Resource Case Management programming with full time staff
  • Assist with office based operations, such as organization of our Temporary Mailing Address Assistance program
  • Provide weekly phone based outreach to previous clients of Charm City Clinic to assess resolution of needs
  • Assist in weekly chart reviews of Health Resource Case Management activity for data extraction and analysis

Hours: 10 hours per week
Pay: $11 per hour
To Apply: Tulha Siddiqi, Program Director, at tsiddiqi@charmcityclinic.org , 301-466-5274

Front Office Assistant – Shepherd’s Clinic (Job#8690)

Organization: Shepherd’s Clinic
Address: 2800 Kirk Ave, Baltimore, MD 21218
Website: http://shepherdsclinic.org/

Job Title: Front Office Assistant
Overview: Shepherd’s Clinic is a truly unique volunteer-driven nonprofit, dedicated to providing comprehensive health care for Baltimore’s uninsured. Located in a neighborhood viewed by the Baltimore City Health Department as one of the unhealthiest in the city, our mission remains unchanged since opening in 1991: to provide quality health care for those who cannot afford commercial insurance, yet do not qualify for government assistance. The clinic’s primary goal is to arrange comprehensive care for the uninsured population within 7 Baltimore zip codes – geographically half the city. Two additional goals are (1) to attract and retain dedicated volunteers to address the many needs of our patient population; and (2) to generate funds sufficient to meet operational needs and replenish reserves.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Under supervision of the Office Manager, responsible for daily patient flow including signing patients in, setting up follow-up appointments, determining eligibility for patients to receive care at Shepherd’s Clinic and handling the transfer of medical records processes. Provides back-up for referral process.

Specific Duties:

Patient Flow

  • Uses computerized patient data system to schedule appointments, check patients out, and otherwise support regular patient flow
  • Maintains appropriate documentation and security for all cash and checks personally received
  • Assists Patient Care Coordinator with other patient flow tasks as requested

Transfer of Medical Records

  • Manages all transfer of medical records, ensuring proper authorization is in chart
  • Copies and transfers appropriate records whether by fax, mail, or electronic transfer to authorized patients, medical providers, case workers, and disability or insurance agents
  • Bills according to Clinic fee schedule for records transfer
  • Maintains documentation of all records transfer

Clerical

  • Makes photocopies and faxes of documents as needed
  • Works with other front office staff and volunteers to complete patient chart filing accurately and in a timely manner
  • Answers phones politely and professionally, transferring calls appropriately
  • Completes medicine refill request forms and pulls charts for nurses
  • Addresses patient problems that come from telephone calls and refers to triage nurse as needed
  • Assists in monitoring voice mail and opening and sorting mail

Other

  • Works cooperatively with Patient Care Coordinator and provides support as requested
  • Understands and provides patient confidentially as required by HIPAA and reminds volunteers in work area of this responsibility, as needed

Personal Qualifications

  • Organized
  • Enthusiastic
  • Reliable
  • Self-motivated
  • Good judge of different individuals’ skills
  • Flexible
  • Creative
  • Strong communication skills

Benefits

  • Warm, therapeutic environment
  • Access to free/discounted wellness services:  yoga, acupuncture, meditation, cooking classes, etc.
  • Vibrant, smart colleagues in inter-disciplinarian setting

Hours: 10 hours / week, flexible, Tuesday – Friday, 9-5, some Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings
Pay: $11 per hour
To Apply: Glenda Skuletich, Executive Director, at Glenda.Skuletich@shepherdsclinic.org 410-467-7146

Joy Wellness Administrative Assistant – Shepherd’s Clinic – Joy Wellness Center

Organization: Shepherd’s Clinic Joy Wellness Center
Address: 2800 Kirk Ave, Baltimore, MD 21218
Website: http://shepherdsclinic.org/

Job Title: Joy Wellness Administrative Assistant
Overview: Shepherd’s Clinic is a truly unique volunteer-driven nonprofit, dedicated to providing comprehensive health care for Baltimore’s uninsured. Located in a neighborhood viewed by the Baltimore City Health Department as one of the unhealthiest in the city, our mission remains unchanged since opening in 1991…to provide quality health care for those who cannot afford commercial insurance, yet do not qualify for government assistance.  Joy Wellness Center is an extension of Shepherd’s Clinic.  It provides both integrative, holistic care and educational services to the Baltimore area in accordance with public health needs as well as patient educational programs for chronic disease management.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Summary of Major Functions – Under supervision of the Wellness Program Coordinator, responsible for daily patient flow including signing patients in, setting up follow-up appointments, determining eligibility for patients and community members to receive care at Joy Wellness Center and orienting new wellness members (both patients and community) to services and classes provided. Provides back-up for referral process from the Shepherd’s Clinic and scheduling Wellness Orientation appointments.

Patient Flow

  • Uses computerized patient data system to schedule appointments, check patients out, and otherwise support regular patient flow
  • Maintains appropriate documentation and security for all cash and checks personally received  \

Wellness Orientation

  • Manages all referrals and community requests to join Joy Wellness Center
  • Orients new members to the Joy Wellness Center and services
  • Arranges both initial and follow up appointments with patients for both private and class services

Clerical

  • Makes photocopies and scans documents as needed
  • Works with other front office staff and volunteers to complete patient chart filing accurately and in a timely manner
  • Answers phones politely and professionally, transferring calls appropriately and monitors voice mail
  • Addresses patient problems that come from telephone calls and refers to Coordinator or to Shepherd’s Clinic as needed

Other

  • Works cooperatively with Wellness Program Coordinator and provides support as requested
  • Understands and provides patient confidentially as required by HIPAA and reminds volunteers in work area of this responsibility, as needed

Personal Qualifications

  • Organized
  • Enthusiastic
  • Reliable
  • Self-motivated
  • Good judge of different individuals’ skills
  • Flexible
  • Creative
  • Strong communication skills

Benefits

  • Warm, therapeutic environment
  • Access to free/discounted wellness services:  yoga, acupuncture, meditation, cooking classes, etc.

Hours: 10 hours / week, flexible, Tuesday – Friday, 9-5, some Wednesday evenings.
Pay: $11 per hour
To Apply: Kerry S. Martinez, Joy Wellness Director, Kerry.Martinez@shepherdsclinic.org, 410-467-7140 x 248

Community School Site Assistant – Strong City Baltimore Margaret Brent Elementary/Middle School (Job#9350)

Organization: Strong City Baltimore Margaret Brent Elementary/Middle School
Address: 100 E 26th St, Baltimore, MD 21218

Job Title: Community School Site Assistant
Overview: The Community Schools Work Study student will perform a variety of office and program assistant duties requiring good organizational skills.  This position description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, knowledge, or abilities associated with this role, but is intended to accurately reflect the principal job elements.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform initial intake with potential school partners
  • Assist with special events: Logistics, materials preparation
  • Prepare and produce communication materials for parents, community members and partners including: letters, flyers, posters, emails, bulletin boards, etc.
  • Handle assigned correspondence (email, phone calls, etc.) to parents, community resources, partners, etc.
  • Prepare and type letters, forms, records, reports, bulletins, handbooks and other documents
  • Attend meetings, provide updates to attendees and take notes on discussions

Parent Engagement and Communications:

  • Assist parent group with grant writing and development of parent handbook
  • Design and develop communications for events, etc.,
  • Assist with special events: Logistics, materials preparation
  • Collect content and draft posts for school website, Facebook, bulletin, etc.

Operations and Resource Development:

  • Recruit volunteers/donations from businesses, community associations, etc.
  • Assist with development of system to track inventory of teaching and operational supplies
  • Prepare and organize methods to support key systems in the school function well: prepare forms for attendance management, prepare resource binder for parents, organize volunteer orientation materials, prepare field trip planning checklist, prepare discipline binder, etc.

Key Skills:

  • Work independently to assist in the smooth and efficient operations of the Community Schools strategy
  • Flexible schedule to accommodate needs of the job
  • Ability to establish trust and rapport with staff and instructors
  • Ability to incorporate feedback into your work
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to communicate effectively and demonstrate sensitivity to others
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Good proofreading skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Technical Skills: comfortable working with Microsoft Office and typical office equipment including copying, scanning and faxing, able to check and respond to email at least three times on most work days. Experience working in education is not necessary

Hours: 10 hours per week
Pay: $12 per hour
To Apply: Send resume to Sharicca Bolden at sbolden@strongcitybaltimore.org