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MCCC Work Study Program

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Job Title: Student Worker/Student Life & Leadership

Department: Student Life & Leadership

Reports To: Danielle Garruba

Prepared By: Danielle Garruba

Prepared Date: July 6, 2020

  Summary: Plans and arranges social, cultural, and recreational activities of various student groups, according to university policies and regulations by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include the following, Other duties may be assigned. 


For the Student Life and Leadership Department:

Assists with community services projects, networking events, leadership workshops, health and wellness opportunities, civic duty awareness events, cultural and diversity events, current issues, seminars and all other events hosted by the department as a whole.  Promotes student participation in social, cultural, and recreational activities. 

  • Assists with updating social media
  • Marketing and publicity for the programs
  • Emailing new and current students
  • Assists with speakers and vendors; greeting and set-up and break-down

Assists with entertainers, decorators, and others to arrange for scheduled events, on campus

Meets with student and faculty groups to plan events and activities

Evaluates program and suggests modifications

Assist with Clubs and Organizations on campus; Assists with Club Advisors

Assists with SOAR, New Student Orientation for new students with other members of the faculty and staff

Assists with Commencement

Hosts Meet and Greet tables; distribution of information

Participate in Open Houses, Campus Tours, Other Departmental Meet and Greets, etc.

Office Phones, Escorting individuals to other Departments upon visiting the campus

Distribution of Surveys (SOAR, L.E.A.D., Event and Activities)

Assist with Computer Distribution Program

Assist in planning and implementing theme months on campus (Black History Month, Pride Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, Women’s Month, Mental Health Awareness Month)

Assembly materials for special events


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competences:

Design: Generates creative solutions; translates concepts and information into images; uses feedback to modify designs; applies design principles; demonstrates attention to detail.

Problem Solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason, event when dealing with emotional topics.

Technical Skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others.

Customer Service: Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments.

Interpersonal Skills: Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things.

Oral Communication: Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings.

Written Communication: Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.

Teamwork: Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.

Delegation: Delegates work assignments; matches the responsibility to the person; gives authority to work independently; sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; provides recognition for results.

Leadership: Exhibits confidence in self and others; inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; accepts feedback from others; gives appropriate recognition to others.

Managing People: Incudes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; takes responsibility for subordinates’ activities; makes self-available to staff; provides regular performance feedback; develops subordinates’ skills and encourages growth; solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external); fosters quality focus in others; improves processes, products and services; continually works to improve supervisory skills.

Quality Management: Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.

Cost Consciousness: Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue; conserves organizational resources.

Diversity: Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; educates others on the value of diversity; promotes a harassment-free environment; builds a diverse workforce.

Ethics: Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.

Judgement: Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgement; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisions.

Motivation: Sets and achieves challenging goals; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; measures self against standard of excellence; takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.

Planning/Organizing: Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans.

Professionalism: Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.

Quality: Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.

Quantity: Meets productivity standards; completes work in timely manner; strives to increase productivity; works quickly.

Safety and Security: Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.

Adaptability: Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

Attendance/Punctuality: Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

Dependability: Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Initiative: Volunteers readily; undertakes self-development activities; seeks increased responsibilities; takes independent actions and calculated risks; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; asks for and offers help when needed.

Innovation: Displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas; presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others’ attention.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Design software, Internet software, Spreadsheet software, Payroll systems and Word Processing software.

Other Skills and Abilities

Strong communication and human relation skills are pre-requisites.

Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to walk; sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; reach with hands and arms and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions; extreme cold and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Mercer County Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex marital status, religion, age, disability, handicap, or other legally protected status in its provision of employment, education, and activities, or other services.

Mercer County Community College is an EEO/AAP Employer/Protected Veteran/Disabled

Disclaimer: This job description outlines the general nature and key features performed by various positions that share the same job classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and qualifications required of all employees assigned to the job. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or re-assign duties to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodations or other business reasons.




Federal Work-Study Position---WEST WINDSOR--- In the General Biology Lab
Looking for a student interested in working in a biology laboratory. The work will include tasks such as animal care, sanitation, organizing, specimen maintenance, cleaning glassware, making reagents, and other tasks. There will be up to 20 hours of work per week at the current rate being offered for federal work study position. Please contact me by e-mail preferably so we can set-up an interview.
Patrick Natale
MS 227




Microbiology Work Study Student
This position provides a student experience in a microbiology lab preparing media, sterile products and reagents. Washing glassware and supplies also required. Skills taught include measuring, weighing and aseptic technique. This is an excellent position for any science student to gain entry level experience in lab work.





JOB TITLE: One Stop Work Study Associate




POSITION: Enrollment Management and Student Experience (MCCC West Windsor Campus)

JOB DESCRIPTION: OneStop Associate   >> details



POSITION: DREAM Program (MCCC West Windsor Campus)


The DREAM program, under the the Center for Inclusion, Transition and Accessibility, has opportunities for work study students to be peer mentors for our DREAM students. The DREAM program supports students with intellectual disabilities who are seeking to enhance their academic, personal and vocational skills through a college experience. Peer mentors support our DREAM students academically by attending classes with them to help them with note taking and other class activities, providing homework help and developing students’ study skills. 

With the current expanded use of remote learning, mentors are granted online access to join virtual classes with students and encouraged to participate in video or phone sessions to further assist in homework help and tutoring. 

Classes that are taught through distance learning platforms will require mentors to join the class sessions virtually with the student. The platform of the virtual class will primarily be through Blackboard and access to the class will be given to the mentor. This will allow them to easily reference course content and be able to access student assignments. 

  Our mentors receive initial training before the start of the semester, as well as on-going training and support throughout the semester.     This is a great opportunity for work study students develop leadership and interpersonal skills while receiving training and support from professionals throughout the semester. Mentoring assignments are during the day, Monday through Friday and are scheduled based on the work study student’s schedule.     For more information, please contact:  


Susan Onaitis, Ph.D.   Manager, DREAM Program   Center for Inclusion, Transition and Accessibility Telephone 609-731-8707 (remote) email: