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. The 2018-2019 positions will be posted in late August/September.

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.


Non-Community Based Federal Work Study Positions

Center for Social Concern – Community Based Learning Program Assistant/Job #10879

Address: 3103 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218

Website: http://csc.jhu.edu

Job Title: Community Based Learning Program Assistant

Overview: The Center for Social Concern seeks a FWS student to serve as a Program Assistant for its Community-Based Learning programming. Community-Based Learning (CBL) is a pedagogy that complements classroom learning with community engagement. The CBL Program Assistant will support CSC staff and faculty leaders with cultivating a formalized CBL program for the Homewood campus. The position calls for a weekly commitment of 6-8 hours.

The CBL Program Assistant will play a vital role in supporting these efforts and will report directly to CSC’s Assistant Director of Engaged Scholarship.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Supporting logistics for the Engaged Faculty & Community Fellows Program (scheduling, food orders, room reservations, supporting the logistics for the Fellows Closing Program);
  • Supporting logistics for CBL workshops;
  • Researching academic policies and procedures relevant to CBL;
  • Compiling a list of CBL courses each semester
  • Update CBL databases
  • The CBL Program Assistant will also serve as a student advocate in efforts to further develop the program and may be asked to provide input on program development plans as well as to seek input from other student leaders across campus.


  • Excellent written communication skills;
  • Strong interest and/or past experience in community programs;
  • Ability to work in a team setting and incorporate input from multiple sources;
  • Detail-oriented and able to manage logistics;
  • Good with Microsoft Excel and Publisher;
  • Able to create event flyers


Pay: $11 per hour

To apply: Send a resume and cover letter to Shawntay Stocks, Assistant Director, Engaged Scholarship at sstocks3@jhu.edu.

Community Based Federal Work Study Positions

These positions are part of the Center for Social Concern’s Community Service Federal Work Study Program who will do the hiring and process payroll. However, the actual work performed is off campus at our community partner sites.

Interested in applying to a community based federal work study position? Submit your resume to Eli Lopatin, Assistant Director, Neighborhood and Community Programs or refer to job posting 10865 on the Student Employment website.

901 Arts – Office Assistant/Job# 9112

Address: 901 Montpelier St., Baltimore, MD 21218

Website: http://www.901arts.org

Job Title: Office Assistant
Overview: 901 Arts is a community arts program is located 15-20 minutes (walking) from campus in the Waverly community and provides free afterschool art and music programs to children in the neighborhood.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Community outreach, including direct outreach to targets blocks, families via flyering, phone calls, mailings
  • Updating our social media (blog, facebook, twitter, You Tube accounts)
  • Updating outreach materials
  • Assisting with outreach for our neighborhood scholarship fund
  • Organizing and filing digital data and documents (google drive, drop box, snapfish)
  • Updating promotional materials
  • Inventory and organize supplies and donations
  • Assisting with organizing field trips, creating permission slips, calling parents,
  • Identifying potential funding streams
  • Grant writing
  • Assist with direct mailings
  • Collating data to be used in future grants
  • Creating new recording tools for more streamlined data collection
  • Photocopying and printing outreach and fundraising documents.
  • Occasional cleaning and decorating interior of arts center and assistance organizing/curating art for display, mounting childrens’ art work for shows.
  • Occasional maintenance, upkeep of at our community sculpture garden

Baltimore Green Space-Office Assistant/Job #10865

Address: 1212 N. Wolfe St.

Website: http://baltimoregreenspace.org

Job Title: Office Assistant

Overview: Baltimore Green Space is Baltimore’s environmental land trust. We promote vibrant neighborhoods and a healthy environment through land preservation, research, and community advocacy. We work with neighborhoods throughout Baltimore City to ensure that their beloved green spaces are preserved forever.

Join our team! We are seeking an enthusiastic and detail-oriented office assistant for 10 hours per week to support our 2-person staff.

Required Skills

  • Proficiency in Word, Excel
  • Detail orientation
  • Ability to work independently
  • Preferred Skills:
  • Proficiency in Salesforce or another database
  • Proficiency in software used for marketing, such as WordPress, Mailchimp, and Canva
  • Proficiency in social media

Hours: 8-10 hours per week – Must have availability 10:00 -5:00, Monday-Friday. The schedule will be based on your class schedule and our needs.

Pay: $12 per hour

To Apply: Applicants should submit their resume to Eli Lopatin, Assistant Director, Neighborhood and Community Programs at elilopatin@jhu.edu or refer to job posting 10865 on the Student Employment website.

Shepherd’s Clinic-Front Office Assistant/Job# 8690

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 9 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 Record

  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Works cooperatively with Patient Care Coordinator and provides support as requested.
  • Assists with operations and programming of the Joy Wellness Center.
  • 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


  • 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: Applicants should submit their resume to Eli Lopatin, Assistant Director, Neighborhood and Community Programs at elilopatin@jhu.edu or refer to job posting 8690 on the Student Employment website.

Station North Arts & Entertainment, Inc.-Social Media/Job# 10864

Address: 120 W. North Ave.

Website: http://www.stationnorth.org

Job Title: Social Media
Overview: Station North Arts & Entertainment, Inc. (SNAE) seeks a motivated, personable, and detail-oriented individual for the position of Communications and Social Media Associate. Part of a small, efficient, close-knit team, this position determines and creates various communications to promote the organization, with an emphasis on social media, web, and email content. Other areas include graphic design and photography as needed, marketing, and newsletter layout/design/content as we roll out a new branding campaign and website.

Essential functions and primary responsibilities:

  • Manages and curates SNAE’s social media accounts.
  • Attends and documents events & activities; creates interesting, compelling content; and suggests content strategies targeted to the strengths and somewhat unique audiences of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
  • Shares news, events, opportunities, and other relevant content on social media and website.
  • Closely oversees a content calendar to ensure consistency and alignment in messaging across platforms.
  • Website management: oversees and manages specific pages/sections of the website.


  • Ability to take initiative, employ good judgment, and manage projects from beginning to end.
  • Exceptional ability to manage details.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and to anticipate next steps or needs.
  • Work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Understands and can utilize emerging platforms, digital media, and web/social media management and measurement tools.
  • High level awareness of trends, current topics, brand recognition and levels of engagement.
  • Knowledge and experience with graphic design a plus.
  • Eagerness to learn more about social media with a commitment to social issues and creative storytelling.

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Experience in communications, marketing or a related field.
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Good social media photography skills and experience with taking video and live streaming on Facebook Live or a similar service.
  • Ability to work remotely and monitor accounts on evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Demonstrated experience managing and curating a website/blog and social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).
  • Strong organizational skills, with an ability to successfully manage multiple projects, think out-of-the-box, and work under deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to build relationships with multiple diverse constituencies.

Hours: 8-10 hours per week, Monday-Friday

Pay: $12 per hour

Strong City Baltimore Adult Learning Center-Evening Coordinator/Job# 8280

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

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 Eli Lopatin, Assistant Director, Neighborhood and Community Programs at elilopatin@jhu.edu or refer to job posting 8280 on the Student Employment website.

Strong City Baltimore Adult Learning Center-Data Clerk/Job #10573

Address: 3501 N. Charles St.

Website: https://www.strongcitybaltimore.org/our-work/adult-learning-center/

Job Title: Data Clerk

Overview: The Adult Learning Center, located just steps from the JHU Homewood Campus, is seeking an enthusiastic work-study student to act as a Data Clerk to ensure accurate reporting and organization of data concerning student demographics, attendance, test scores, and progress. Interested applicants should be comfortable using various software, organized, detail oriented, and available at least two afternoons per week.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Enter student records and attendance into the LACES state database
  • Use Google suite to monitor and electronically organize submission of attendance data and learner sign in sheets
  • Use Microsoft Excel to track student demographics
  • Assist with the creation and maintenance of student files
  • Other duties as assigned

NOTE: this position is able to be combined with some nights as the evening coordinator for qualified applicants

Hours: Two afternoons per week for a total of five hours, Monday-Friday, between the hours of 1:00 and 4:30 p.m.

Pay: $10/hour

To Apply: Applicants should submit their resume to Eli Lopatin, Assistant Director, Neighborhood and Community Programs at elilopatin@jhu.edu or refer to job posting 10573 on the Student Employment website.

The Community School-Teacher’s Assistant/Job# 8833

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: Applicants should submit their resume to Eli Lopatin, Assistant Director, Neighborhood and Community Programs at elilopatin@jhu.edu or refer to job posting 8833 on the Student Employment website.