Campus Cooperative

Similar to the Federal Work-Study Program, students with proven financial need are eligible to apply for positions through the Campus Cooperative Program. Positions  available through the Campus Cooperative Program are supported through institutional funding. Student positions will assist with institutional operations.

Students offered a position will receive a tuition credit of up to $2,500 annually (depending upon position). This credit will be applied directly to the student account. In return, students are required to work 10 hours each week for the academic year.

Features of Participating with the Campus Cooperative Program:

  • The opportunity to select from a listing of job openings.
  • Develop experience outside of the classroom while being paid.
  • Related work experience gained may be listed on your resume.
  • Develop professional and personal friendships with their Team Leaders and co-workers.
  • Team Leaders will generally offer a work reference for growth opportunities after graduation.

Some Community Services positions offer work experience off-campus (must have transportation, driver's license, and proof of insurance).

Available Positions (Click on department for position description, contact, and application information.)

Academic Affairs, Office Assistant

The Office of Academic Affairs is in need of a Work Study-eligible student available to work 10-12 hours per week. Confidentiality is paramount in Academic Affairs, therefore a good candidate must be dependable, organized, ethical, and mature. All tasks and information must be treated as confidential. The work study student will sign a confidentiality waiver as a condition of employment.

Possible projects and tasks include:

  • General Office Duties: scanning, filing, data entry, copying, and shredding
  • On-Campus Errands: Delivery and pickup of mail, packages, and other items
  • Organizing office supplies, faculty work rooms, and other spaces, as needed
  • Project Research
  • Answering the phone and taking messages
  • Updating academics-focused bulletin boards on campus
  • Assist office with special projects
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications for the Position:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and follow directions
  • Ability to complete assignments in a timely manner
  • Attention to detail
  • Discretion regarding confidential information as defined above
  • Past experience working with bulletin boards and/or general office equipment a plus
  • Experience in Microsoft Office Programs
  • Junior or Senior status preferred
  • Professional dress strongly encouraged

For more information, please contact Rachel Bargery at rbargery@vwu.edu.

Batten Honors College, Office Assistant

The Batten Honors College office is seeking an honors student worker for the upcoming academic year.

This student worker will be responsible for, but not limited to:

  • coordinating volunteers for recruitment events
  • editing newsletter
  • calling prospective students and parents (at least two evenings per week)
  • coordinating program activities with faculty and administrators
  • representing honors college at recruitment events
  • general office tasks (i.e. data entry, typing, assembling folders)

Attention to detail, confidentiality, professionalism, and comfort talking to people both in person and on the phone is a must, as well as effective listening, writing, editing, proofreading, and oral communication skills.  For more information, please contact Travis Malone at tmalone@vwu.edu.   

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Campus Life, Office Assistant

Primary responsibilities include:

  • general office work, including copying and filing

For more information, please contact Jason Seward at jwseward@vwu.edu.

Student Activities, Off the Hook Event Supervisors

Off the Hook provides social, educational, and community-building activities on campus, with a strong focus on weekend events. WAC is the primary programming arm of the Office of Student Activities, thus it supports the mission of the office.

Duration: Academic Year 2020-2021

Requirements:

  • Event Supervisors who must be full-time undergraduate students in good standing with the University and maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average.
  • Supervisors must be a positive representation of VWU and its core values.

Application Due Date: August 1

Jane P. Batten Student Center, Building Manager

Must be able to take and understand directions, perform duties with minimum supervision, be flexible, and maintain an attractive and functional facility.
Primary responsibilities include:

  • scheduling, opening and closing the building
  • assist in disciplinary procedures
  • ensuring that all areas are secure with proper personnel and equipment security of the facility
  • troubleshooting problems within the facility
  • working various special events
  • housekeeping and equipment maintenance

For more information, please contact Jason Seward at jseward@vwu.edu

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Jane P. Batten Student Center, Batten Plaza Staff

Primary responsibilities include:

  • checking proper identification of individuals using the facility
  • issuing rental equipment
  • housekeeping duties and equipment maintenance

For more information, please contact Jason Seward at jseward@vwu.edu.

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UREC: Recreation & Wellness, Rec Sports and Outdoor Activities Staff

Primary responsibilities include:

  • issuing rental equipment
  • inventory
  • and check equipment before and after use
  • assist in daily intramural activities and events
  • housekeeping duties and equipment maintenance

For more information, please contact Willie Harrell at wharrell@vwu.edu.

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UREC, Fitness Staff

Primary responsibilities include:

  • maintaining safety within the weight room and cardiovascular area
  • assist individuals with proper exercise techniques, and housekeeping
  • equipment maintenance
  • and wiping down all of the equipment

For more information, please contact Willie Harrell at wharrell@vwu.edu.

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UREC, Climbing Wall Staff

Primary responsibilities include:

  • checking proper identification and Belay Cards of individuals using the climbing wall
  • issuing rental equipment
  • run belay clinics
  • monitor climbers to make sure they are using proper technique
  • housekeeping duties
  • and equipment maintenance

For more information, please contact Willie Harrell at wharrell@vwu.edu.

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UREC, Lifeguards

Primary responsibilities include:

  • opening and closing the pool area
  • monitoring all activities in the pool
  • maintain proper safety conditions
  • housekeeping in the pool area
  • general maintenance of the pool

Current CPR and first aid certifications are required.

For more information, please contact Willie Harrell at wharrell@vwu.edu.

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Advancement, Outreach Center Student Lead

The Center for Advancement at Virginia Wesleyan University is seeking Part-Time Outreach Center Student Lead to work in the Advancement Outreach Center. The position entails working closely with the VWU Center for Advancement, overseeing the Outreach Center Specialists, and soliciting gifts over the phone for The Excellence Fund and other priority designations for the University while updating alumni, parent, and community members' contact information.

Hours: Monday–Thursday, 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (16 hours per week required)

Requirements:

  • Must possess dynamic, professional and articulate telephone communication skills.
  • Must demonstrate ability to engage prospective donors (alumni, parents, community members) in a positive, friendly and outgoing manner while accurately collecting, relaying and tracking information.
  • Must be dependable, punctual and customer-service oriented.
  • Must demonstrate a strong belief in the importance of philanthropy and a commitment to the success of Virginia Wesleyan University.
  • Must possess strong multitasking skills. Typing skills required. Knowledge of Microsoft Office and browser-based systems.
  • Training on Outreach Center system and scripts will be provided.

Preferred Qualifications: 2+ years Customer Service and/or Call Center experience, Managerial or supervisory experience, Junior or Senior status at Virginia Wesleyan University.

For more information and to apply, please contact Lori Harris at lharris@vwu.edu.

Advancement, Outreach Center Specialist

The Center for Advancement at Virginia Wesleyan University is seeking Part-Time Outreach Center Specialists to work in the Advancement Outreach Center. The position entails soliciting gifts over the phone for The Excellence Fund and other priority designations for the University while updating alumni, parent, and community members' contact information.

Hours: Monday – Thursday 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (16 hours per week maximum)

Requirements:

  • Customer Service/Call Center experience (preferred).
  • Must possess dynamic, professional and articulate telephone communication skills.
  • Must demonstrate ability to engage prospective donors (alumni, parents, community members) in a positive, friendly and outgoing manner while accurately collecting, relaying and tracking information.
  • Must be dependable, punctual and customer-service oriented.
  • Must demonstrate a strong belief in the importance of philanthropy and a commitment to the success of Virginia Wesleyan University.
  • Must possess strong multitasking skills. Typing skills required. Knowledge of Microsoft Office and browser-based systems. Queue management experience a plus.
  • Training on Outreach Center system and scripts will be provided.

For more information and to apply, please contact Lori Harris at lharris@vwu.edu.

Enrollment, Wesleyan Ambassador

The Center for Enrollment Services at Virginia Wesleyan University is seeking part-time Wesleyan Ambassadors. Students in this position represent the university and showcase what it means to be a Marlin. Wesleyan Ambassadors are the connection between prospective students and have the power to strongly influence the decision to attend VWU. Students must have a positive attitude and the ability to connect with strangers. Prospective students and their families come to the Ambassadors for the inside scoop of Virginia Wesleyan!

Hours: Ambassadors will work 10 hours each week. Tours leave at 11am and 2pm Monday through Friday and 11am on Saturday. Ambassadors are expected to arrive at 10:30am and 1:30pm accordingly.

Expectations:

  • Give tours, attend monthly training, miscellaneous office tasks, and work special events such and Marlins Day and Dinner on Us.
    Professionalism both in terms of appearance, work ethic, and interactions with guests both on and off the clock are a must.
  • Communication with the Ambassador Program Directors is important. If an email or message is sent out that requires a response, the expectation is to reply as soon as possible.
    Project your enthusiasm for VWU! The message should be appropriate and never negative.
  • Academics must remain #1

Contact: Students interested in the program should contact Brooke Novkovic (blnovkovic@vwu.edu) by email and include your name, graduation year, mobile number, VWU email address, major/minor, and other activities/jobs on campus.

Eligible candidates will be asked to complete a digital application and submit a letter of recommendation from a VWU staff/faculty member. Chosen applicants will then be contacted for an interview. Due to current circumstances, interviews will be conducted through Zoom until further notice.

Office of Finance, Office Assistant

A student is needed to provide assistance to the Office of Finance Staff in daily operations. We need an individual who is dependable and has an eye for detail.  Strong communication and organizational skills are required. Familiarity with Word and Excel preferred. Confidentiality is a must. The tasks include, but are not limited to: alphabetizing, filing, and some data entry. Work schedule will be made around the individual's class schedule during normal business hours, Monday - Friday, 8:30a.m.- 4:30p.m.

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Regina Barletta, Director of Purchasing at rbarletta@vwu.edu.

Office of the President, Presidential Associates

The ideal candidates for this position display professionalism, positive attitudes, excellent oral and written communication skills, knowledge of Microsoft Office, proficiency with social media, respect for confidential information and  a willingness to take initiative.  Students in this position are expected to greet and escort guests in the President's office, run errands, file and organize information, serve as ambassadors for the University, write messages and brief correspondence, answer the phone and take messages, research information, and represent the University and the President's Office when needed. Only upperclassmen will be considered for this position.

Questions can be directed to Anja Serby-Wilkens at aserbywilkens@vwu.edu .

Informational Technology Help Desk Technician

The Malbon Information Technology Center at Virginia Wesleyan University is seeking Part-Time Helpdesk Technician. The position entails working closely with the informational technology team in support of fellow students, faculty and staff.  They will answer calls and provide troubleshooting solutions on computer related issues. When required provide instructions on how to operate classroom technology.  This is a customer service position; therefore, the candidate must be dependable and courteous. 

Hours: Monday–Friday, 0830AM-12:30PM or 1230-4:30 PM (Will work around class schedule)

This position requires:

  • attention to detail
  • a basic knowledge of computers and common software packages
  • good communication skills both in person and over the phone
  • ability to work without constant supervision
  • willing to learn advanced computer skills
  • lifting and relocating computers or AV equipment and walking to different classrooms around campus

Please contact Christina Todd at ctodd@vwu.edu.

Dining Service Assistant(s)

We have positions available in our Coastal Market, Harbor Grill, Boyd Dining Center, catering, food preparation, utility, and office staff.  We train for all positions; will work around your class schedule; flexible hours. Preferred Qualifications: Food service experience.

To view jobs and individual applications:

  1. Go to www.sodexo.jobs
  2. Search hourly jobs
  3. Search for keywords "Virginia Wesleyan"

Please contact Matthew Smith at jsmith@vwu.edu for more information.

Goode Center Staff

Duties Include: 

  • Assists in running Front of House and Backstage for all events put on by the Fine & Performing Arts Department
  • Assists in the construction, painting, and installation of scenery, props, and costumes for the Mainstage Productions
  • Assists in running events hosted in the Goode Center
  • Assists in upkeep and maintaining the Brock and Hofheimer Theatres 
  • Supports all areas of the Fine & Performing Arts Department (Music, Fine Arts, Theatre) as needed 

Schedule: 

Must be able and willing to work flexible hours with nights and/or weekend hours as scheduled by the supervisor.

Skills Required Are: 

  • Ability to climb a 14 foot ladder
  • Ability to lift and carry a minimum of 25 pounds 
  • Knowledge of basic construction principles, or willingness to learn

For more information, please contact Trey Delpo at jmdelpo@vwu.edu.

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Learning Center, Office Assistant

The Learning Center is recruiting responsible student workers who:

  • exhibit discretion in dealing with student information
  • trustworthiness when handling tests
  • professionalism when interacting with professors
  • and a positive "Go-Getter" attitude towards fulfilling any task that is thrown at them during their shift

The student worker may be asked to perform the following duties:

  • staffing the front desk
  • answering phones
  • sitting in while students are taking tests
  • delivery and pick up of testing materials
  • typing up various documents for the other Learning Center Administrative Staff
  • serving as a scribe (note-taker) for students with disabilities
  • and/or recording tests and texts, copying of materials and assisting in light cleaning

For more information and to apply, please contact Crit Muniz at nmuniz@vwu.edu.

University Store, Store Clerks

Students must be able to or possess the following:

  • Friendly, honest and outgoing personality.
  • Outstanding customer service to the entire VWU community.
  • The ability to process sales/returns accurately and efficiently.
  • Basic PC knowledge and familiarity with electronic equipment (POS cash register, scanners, calculator, copier)
  • Lifting (50+ lbs), bending, stooping and the ability to retrieve and unpack boxes and stock textbooks, merchandise and clothes.
  • Process and pack online orders.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills (in person and on the telephone).
  • Strong mathematical skills.
  • Ability to manage time efficiently and productively.
  • Able to work evenings and weekends.

Please contact Kim Brown @ kbrown@vwu.edu.