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Work Study Positions

There are three types of work study available through OCS:

Literacy
Community-Based/Non-Literacy
Office-Based/Van Drivers 

LITERACY POSITIONS - **only federal work study are eligible**

To become a tutor:
1) You must watch the mandatory OCS Employment Webinar linked in the OCS Quiz/Questionnaire form on our OrgSync page.
2) Fill out the OCS Webinar Quiz/Questionnaire.
3) Contact the respective program coordinators about placement with their program.
4) Let OCS know once you secure a position with a program.

Click jobs below for more information:

  • Ascend
    • Contact Beverly Hunter-Daniel (bdaniel@wesleyan.edu)
      Tutor 4th & 5th grade students with their homework assignments and help with special enrichment activities
      Tuesday and/or Thursday from 3:15 -- 5:15 Bielefield or Snow Elementary School
      Monday and/or Wednesday  3:15 -- 5:15 Macdonough Elementary School

  • Cross Street
    • Contact: Emma Dominguez-Millan (edominguezmi@wesleyan.edu)
      Cross Street Tutorial is a tutoring program organized in collaboration with Wesleyan students and members of the Cross Street Church.  The program runs Monday - Thursday 4:15 - 6. There are about ten Wesleyan students that meet twice a week with younger students, and each tutor works individually with the student.  The kids range in age from 7 - 14, and their tutors help them do their homework and focus in on any specific difficulties the kid is having in school.

  • Green Street Arts Center
    • Contact Anna Flurry and Kamilah O'Connor (greenstreet@wesleyan.edu)
      The After School Program is open to area students in grades 1 - 8, with specific focus on the arts, math and science.  Assist as a homework helper in the after school program from 5pm - 6pm.  In addition to academic support, students participate in a variety of ways to support visual arts classes (environmental, art around the world, art with science and math) movement (salsa, tap, breakdancing), and music (drumming, private lessons).  The entire program runs from 3pm - 6pm every day.

       

  • Individual Tutoring
    • Contact Diondre Davis (tutor@wesleyan.edu)
      Get matched with a child/adult to fit your schedule and interests, completely flexible, all ages and subjects available, commitment is at least one hour a week.

  • Traverse Square After School Program
    • Contact Michael Lyn, Elaine Maskus, Irma Mazariego & Arjun Ramrup (traversesquare@gmail.com)
      This program runs Monday - Thursday from 4pm - 6pm.  One to two Fridays a month there are field trips or parties for the kids.  Fifteen to twenty children come to the program each day, and we can include more if we have sufficient staff.  Each day tutors help kids with homework/academic support for the first half and then play games, do arts and crafts, and work on projects the second half.  Tutors are asked to commit at least one day per week.

  • WesReads and WesMath
    • Contact Angela Yoo and Nairi Touryan (wes.reads.math@gmail.com)
      The WesReads and WesMath Program is a daytime tutoring program that matches Wesleyan students with Macdonough Elementary School students. Tutors choose at least one weekly shift, during which they go to Macdonough and provide assistance to small groups in higher-level math or reading.

  • Woodrow Wilson Education Program
    • Contact Lucy De Souza, Daniel Kim, Micaela Kaye & Noam Sandweiss-Back (wwmstutor@gmail.com)
      This intervention program serves 7th and 8th graders at Woodrow Wilson Middle School who are failing subjects, at the risk of retention, and need academic help. Tutors assist students with homework, help them organize their materials and assignments, address major issues affecting students' grades, and serve as a general support for changing academic performance.

COMMUNITY-BASED POSITIONS/NON-LITERACY

To apply for these positions:
1) You must watch the mandatory OCS Employment Webinar linked in the OCS Quiz/Questionnaire form on our OrgSync page.
2) Fill out the OCS Webinar Quiz/Questionnaire.
3) Set up a meeting with Diana Martinez (dmmartinez@wesleyan.edu) or Cathy Lechowicz (clechowicz@wesleyan.edu)
4) If you meet the minimum qualifications for the position, our staff will refer you to the hiring agency.
5) Interview with hiring agency.
6) Agency will make the official hire.

Click jobs below for more information:

  • The Buttonwood Tree--Outreach/Events Assistant
    • The Buttonwood Tree is a local organization that supports creative activities and endeavors of artists and teaching artists and serves as a space for cultural and artistic events.

      Seeking a student with good communication skills and strong computer skills, preferably a MAC, but can train. Graphic design ability a plus.

      Flexibility in their schedule to accommodate working at TBT for several hours during the week, evenings possible.

      Someone willing to learn with good self-confidence.

  • St. Vincent dePaul Middletown--Social Media/Administrative Assistant
    • St. Vincent DePaul Middletown’s programs include a Soup Kitchen, the Amazing Grace Food Pantry, supportive housing and financial assistance for rent, utilities and other emergency needs. This position will provide administrative support to the Executive Director and the Development Coordinator.

       

      We are seeking a student to help us “tell our story.” We would like someone with good writing skills and experience with social media (Email newsletters, website, Facebook, Twitter). As a human services agency, we rely on donations to fund many of our programs and social media is one way that we reach out to our donor base and to new potential donors.

       

      We are located above the Soup Kitchen at 617 Main St. in Middletown. Looking for someone to work 6-10 hours a week. Hours are flexible, Monday-Friday, between 8:00 am and 5:00 p.m.

      Current web address:  www.svdmiddletown.org

  • Middlesex Historical Society
    • This position offers an opportunity to learn what it takes to run a small historical museum, specific duties may include: cataloging of artifacts and manuscripts dealing with Middletown history, research on potential grant opportunities, researching answers to genealogy and general inquiries from the public and project based work depending on current and future exhibits.  

      5-10 hours a week.

  • NEAT (North End Action Team)--Office Assistant
    • NEAT seeks a student to assist with office work, neighborhood outreach and grant writing for approximately 10 hours a week.  

      Depending on the applicant’s strengths and experiences, the student would help with the following: calling members of the neighborhood, canvassing the neighborhood, researching and writing grants, and general office work.  Students must enjoy working with people, have strong conversational and phone skills, possess organizational thinking and absolutely must be able to work independently.  Student work primarily out of the NEAT office located at 654 Main Street.  This is a great opportunity to experience how a small non-profit focused on community organizing truly operates.

      Student must have work study and be a sophomore, junior or senior to apply.  

      NEAT is a grassroots neighborhood group that advocates for Middletown's North End.

  • Middlesex United Way--Social Media Assistant
    • Middlesex United Way seeks a work-study student to enhance the organization’s social media efforts. The applicant will lead a project to assess correlation between social media engagement and donor/volunteer engagement. The applicant will work with staff to design the study, manage data collection, and make recommendations for ongoing social media efforts based on his/her findings. In addition, the applicant will work on other projects assigned. Possible projects include building the organization’s loyal donor program, and other communications tasks such as writing, editing, and proof reading.

OFFICE POSITIONS/VAN DRIVERS

To apply for an Office Staff position:

1) You must watch the mandatory OCS Employment Webinar linked in the OCS Quiz/Questionnaire form on our OrgSync page.
2) Fill out the OCS Webinar Quiz/Questionnaire.
3) Contact Diana Martinez and Cathy Crimmins Lechowicz for information on available positions.


To apply for a van driver position: 

1) You must watch the mandatory OCS Employment Webinar located under "Videos" on the Center for Community Partnerships' OrgSync page.
2) Fill out the OCS Webinar Quiz/Questionnaire located under "Forms" on our OrgSync page.
3) Watch the mandatory Van Driver Webinar

Click jobs below for more information:

  • Van Driver
    • Student van drivers are responsible for transporting students to and from volunteer and service-learning opportunities.  The driver will need to:
      • Drive a seven or eight passenger vehicle to transport students

      • Obey all traffic laws

      • Maintain regular schedule at OCS

      • Be at least 20 years of age and have a valid U.S. driver's license for at least 2 years

      • Pass driving test at Transportation Department, contact the Manager - Joe Martocci at 860-685-3788

      Hours per week: will vary depending on availability and schedule
      Hours needed: any time between 7am and 9pm, Monday - Friday; some weekend hours available
      Direct supervisor: Cathy Crimmins Lechowicz, CCP Director