Financial Aid





869 Stanley Street, Schenectady **off-campus

Supervisor's Name

Prof. Jeff Witsoe (Anthropology)

Hours/shifts available

Monday, Tuesday, and/or Wednesdays: 1:50-5:15 pm (two shifts available each day, 1:50-3:45 and 3:30-5:15)
Roles 2 and 3 (as outlined below) would have additional, flexible times for completion

Rate of Pay


Purpose/Role of the Position(s) within the Department

To work with student attendees, parents, community members, and area schools to build an environment that fosters young people to become: imaginative and critical thinkers, lifelong learners, participants in a diverse global community, responsible and involved citizens, collaborative and quality workers.

Duties and Responsibilities

There are three possible positions available:

1. Tutor: regular, weekly shifts at COCOA House, during which work-study student will assist with one-on-one tutoring of 3rd-5th grade students, supervise academic enrichment activities, and maintain site rules (e.g. disciplinary and safety procedures). During each term, the work-study student may be asked to assist with field trips to local learning sites (e.g. museums, libraries) and/or Union College. (Note: ideally seeking 2 work-study students in this role per term)

2. Tutor + Budget Manager: responsibilities listed above (for less time) and maintenance of non-profit organization's budget- tracking and payment of bills/funding intake, reports on financial status to board members (Note: ideally seeking 1 work-study student in this role per term)

Qualifications for the Position

All positions:

  • Interest and ability to work with elementary school aged children
  • Ability to work cooperatively and productively with volunteers, school district staff, parents, and community members
  • Ability to communicate effectively and demonstrate sensitivity to others as well as respond to critical incidents and act swiftly in an emergency situation
  • Familiarity and experience with diverse populations strongly preferred

Budget Manager Position

  • Computer skills = Microsoft Excel
  • High organization- Ability to track and respond to immediate financial needs of organization
  • Effective and prompt communication with board