Work-Study Positions for 2018-2019

Earn money to help pay your educational expenses.

Here is the complete list of the work-study positions offered by the School of Divinity for the 2018-2019 academic year. As you review the job description, make a note of which interest you and the application requirements. When you are ready to apply, complete the application below the job listings and provide all necessary information and additional application attachments.

Questions

Contact Mary Ellen Walter, Work-Study Manager, at walterme@nullwfu.edu; 336.758.3748.

Do I qualify? 

Federal Work-Study positions are available in the School of Divinity for qualified students. To make sure you qualify, please review your financial aid package in WIN and ensure a work-study award is listed.

How do I earn money?

Students may earn up to $2,000 per year. You will be required to clock hours in order to be paid on a bi-weekly basis.

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  • Research Assistant (Supervisor: Chris Copeland)

    The Research Assistant will conduct research, update presentations, and create online content in the area of spirituality and the Enneagram.

    Requirements

    Applicants need to have experience with or be able to learn WordPress and Keynote/PowerPoint. Experience with graphic design and/or sound editing is a bonus, but not required.

    Please submit a resume and one or two sentences about your interest in the position.

    Hours Per Week 5
    Number of Positions Available 1
    Application Deadline August 24, 2018

     

  • Leadership Development Coordinator (Supervisor: Chris Copeland)

    The Leadership Development Coordinator works under the supervision of the Director of Leadership Development & Spiritual Life to create and promote opportunities for students to develop, build, and strengthen leadership skills and resources for professional and career development.

    The Leadership Development Coordinator collaborates with other students to plan and lead Pathways in Ministry workshops and denominational days, gather and post job listings, maintain career services resources, and research topics and create resources related to professional development.

    Requirements

    Please submit a resume and a sentence or two about what interests you about the position.

    Hours Per Week 5
    Number of Positions Available 1
    Application Deadline August 24, 2018
  • Communications & Design Associate (Supervisor: Mark Batten)

    The School of Divinity’s Office of Communications is seeking a dynamic, self-starter to serve as a Communications and Design Assistant. This assistantship is an excellent opportunity to experience various aspects of external communications while working with a top-ranked divinity school.

    Duties may include:

    • Assist with the design of promotional materials, flyers, and other collateral
    • Assist with logistics, planning, and coverage of the school’s events
    • Assist with archival/logging of photos and videos
    • Assist with the creation of news stories and other newsworthy information
    • Assist with identifying media outlets and contacts for promotion of news and events
    • Assist in making updates and developing content for the School of Divinity website
    • Assist with other tasks as assigned by the supervisor

    Preferred Skills:

    • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, including InDesign and Photoshop, video editing software, and other relevant programs (MS Office, or Pages, Keynote, etc.)
    • Knowledge of WordPress Content Management System (CMS)
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with strict adherence to deadlines
    • Creative and attentive to detail, grammar, style guides
    • Knowledge of or experience with layout and organization of graphically designed pieces, whether print or digital

    How to Apply

    Submit the following:

    • brief, one-page letter expressing your interests, experience, and goals, and what excites you most about this position
    • current resume
    • Share a Google Drive folder with Mark Batten (battencm@wfu.edu) of work you have done (creative designs, photographs or video, etc.)
    Hours Per Week 5-7
    Number of Positions Available 1
    Application Deadline August 31, 2018
  • Communications Associate (Supervisor: Mark Batten)

    The School of Divinity’s Office of Communications is seeking a dynamic, self-starter to serve as a Communications Assistant. This assistantship is an excellent opportunity to experience various aspects of external communications while working with a top-ranked divinity school. 

    Duties may include:

    • Assist with logistics, planning, implementation and coverage of the school’s events (panels, lectures, conferences)
    • Assist with the creation of news stories and other newsworthy information that will be published
    • Assist with identifying media outlets and contacts for promotion of news and events
    • Assist with the school’s social media strategy on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and other digital branding efforts
    • Work with and coordinate with the Assistant Dean and/or Communications & Design Associate on various projects
    • Assist with other tasks as assigned by the supervisor

    Preferred Skills:

    • Experience with word processing and presentation programs (MS Office, or Pages, Keynote, etc.)
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with strict adherence to deadlines
    • Creative and attentive to detail, grammar, style guides
    • Excellent and professional writing skills; ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, across various mediums.

    How to Apply

    Submit the following:

    • brief, one-page letter expressing your interests, experience, and goals, and what excites you most about this position
    • current resume
    • a writing sample (if you have written any articles or news stories for other publications) or another piece of creative writing you have completed
    Hours Per Week 5-7
    Number of Positions Available 2
    Application Deadline August 24, 2018
  • Student Assistant (Supervisor: Erik Estrada)

    Student workers are sought who can collaborate with the professor in preparing course materials and editing documents. Dependability, willingness to learn and attention to detail are most desired. Student workers will be given the training and tools needed to complete all tasks for this position. After completing this assignment, these student workers will obtain a greater understanding of various educational technologies and a greater understanding of effective collaboration on writing and research projects.

    Responsibilities

    Students will collaborate with the professor in completing some of the following tasks and others related to them:

    1. Scanning documents
    2. Check the accuracy of transcriptions of audio files
    3. Proofreading and providing feedback to professor’s documents
    4. Creating and Editing short videos for instruction

    Requirements

    Submitted application and a brief email expressing your interest in this position.

    Hours Per Week 8-12, with the ability to come to campus to complete various tasks
    Number of Positions Available 2
    Application Deadline August 24, 2018 or until filled
  • Financial Well-Being Peer Mentor (Supervisor: Shonda Jones)

    The Financial Well-Being for Pastoral Leaders program is designed to strengthen our financial and educational practices, to improve the financial well-being of future ministers, and to equip future ministers to lead congregations and organizations toward financial well-being.

    The Financial Well-Being Peer Mentors will lead fellow students in sustaining an ethos of financial responsibility. The peer mentors are expected to articulate fiscal literacy as an essential skill for ministry and possess a broad knowledge base of WFUSD offices, programs, and campus services.

    Selection as a Peer Mentor is a unique honor and a rewarding opportunity for personal and professional growth.

    Responsibilities:

    • Serve on the Financial Well-Being Student Planning Committee (monthly meeting)
    • Plan and implement financial well-being content and programs
    • Serve as a resource, coach, and mentor for fellow students
    • Assist with planning the financial well-being retreat for third-year students
    • Assist with development of financial well-being web resources
    • Work with student services team to develop marketing and communications materials related to financial well-being for divinity students
    • Assist with financial well-being related programming for Pathways in Ministry
    • Build student enthusiasm for financial well-being as an essential element of theological education
    Hours Per Week 3-5
    Number of Positions Available 3
    Application Deadline August 17, 2018
  • Community Life Coordinator (Supervisor: Shonda Jones)

    General Function:

    Performs tasks related to the creation, planning, and organizing of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities and programs for students.

    The coordinator will be a key member of the Wake Forest University School of Divinity Student Life Committee. This committee exists to support the mission of the Wake Forest University School of Divinity by nurturing a connected community and celebrating the diversity of all students, faculty and staff. The committee will aid the school in the development and planning of programs, educational opportunities, and community activities that create space for dialogue where voices of students and faculty engage contemporary religious life and social concerns with intentionality.

    Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Create and implement inclusive, supportive communities that foster and enhance students’ learning, development and academic success.
    • Promote diverse and appropriate developmental activities to meet the needs of students through community introduction, interaction, involvement, influence, investment and identity.
    • Work with student leaders, staff, and faculty to plan, organize, promote, and evaluate student life programs, events, and activities to meet the needs of students.
    • Collaborate with the Student Leadership Council (SLC) through meetings, events, organizational communication, one-on-one conferences, team-building sessions, and leadership retreats.
    • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships within WFU, community resources, vendors and non-profit agencies in the course of community activities.
    • Provides training and experiences which help develop leadership skills and abilities in students.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Requirements

    We seek a student who is kind, caring, energetic, responsible, open-minded and flexible. Successful candidates are articulate and able to present a well-rounded perspective of WFUSD while providing guidance and encouragement to all students. Candidates need not currently hold leadership positions, but they must have the capacity to lead as well as the desire to work within a team structure.

    Hours Per Week 5-7
    Number of Positions Available 1
    Application Deadline August 31, 2018
  • Research Assistant (Supervisor: Shonda Jones)

    The research assistant will assist in carrying out an edited book project related to Student Services in Theological Education. Additionally, the research assistant will provide aid to course preparation for intercultural learning in theological education. While a research assistant is expected to contribute in many ways to the research project, typical responsibilities include the following:

    • Collect and compile articles written by book contributors across theological education
    • Assists with the editing and preparation of manuscripts
    • Maintain accurate records, safeguarding the confidentiality of subjects, as necessary
    • Request or acquire equipment or supplies necessary for the project
    • Manage and respond to project related email
    • Attend project meetings with researcher, as needed
    • Prepare reports and presentations, as needed
    • Assistant with preparation for courses offered
    • Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned by individual researchers.

    Requirements

    • Academic and/or work experience engaging research, as defined by the supervisor/lead researcher
    • Strong written and verbal skills
    • Experience with MS Word, MS Excel, and Google suite
    • Satisfactory academic progress, as defined by supervisor
    Hours Per Week 3-5
    Number of Positions Available 1
    Application Deadline August 24, 2018
  • Research Assistant (Supervisor: Porter Taylor)

    This position focuses on two areas:

    The first is to assist with Professor Taylor’s classes (in the fall: The History and Polity of the Episcopal Church and Spiritual Memoir: Writing Your Way To God). These duties are primarily to ensure that students have adequate access to supplemental materials. This includes photocopying and getting materials on reserve. Additionally, we will have some outside speakers. Thus, the student is to help coordinate those visits.

    The second area is to help advertise our Episcopal Program at the School of Divinity. This includes assisting with communications, helping with any travel plans for Dr. Taylor to speak with leaders of The Episcopal Church, coordinating visits from Episcopal leaders and helping with other mailings.

    Requirements

    Students do not need to be Episcopalians. They must have computer and organization skills. In addition, they must have interpersonal skills that will enable them to greet visitors and facilitate their encounter with the School of Divinity.

    Hours Per Week 8-10
    Number of Positions Available 1
    Application Deadline August 20, 2018
  • Student Assistant for the Collaborative for Public Religious Leadership (Supervisor: Demi McCoy)

    Performs a variety of administrative, programmatic, and logistical tasks related to the School of Divinity’s Collaborative for Public Religious Leadership initiative.

    Essential Functions:

    • Assists with organization, communication, event logistics, and publicity for Collaborative related programming
    • Helps maintain contact, past-participant, and alumni information related to Collaborative programming
    • Curates and distributes quarterly Alumni Newsletter
    • Assists with maintaining the School of Divinity alumni database for the purposes of tracking alumni professional development and job placement
    • Designs and assists with one or two School of Divinity alumni events in the 2018-2019 academic year
    • Provides support for the School of Divinity’s “Wake the Pulpit” program.
    • Helps coordinate and organize the official Launch event for the Collaborative of Public Religious Leadership

    Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Ability to work independently and coordinate activities.
    • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills and ability to interact with faculty, staff, and students.
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, across various mediums.
    • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel), Google Suite applications, the Internet, e-mail, and/or other relevant software.
    Hours Per Week 5
    Number of Positions Available 1
    Application Deadline August 20, 2018
  • Admissions Office Assistant (Supervisor: Mary Ellen Walter)

    Assist with the day to day activities of the Office of Admissions, which may include mail pick-up, collating and mailings; filing, running errands, event set-up and clean-up, phone calls to prospective students, general office duties.

    Requirements

    • Strong written and verbal skills
    • Experience with MS Word, MS EXCEL, and Google suite
    • Interest in assisting visitors in the admissions office
    Hours Per Week 4-5
    Number of Positions Available 3-4
    Application Deadline August 24, 2018
  • Community Lunch Coordinator (Supervisor: Mary Ellen Walter)
    • Assist with planning Tuesday and Thursday community lunches.
    • Help to identify catering options, and work with churches and organizations that sponsor lunches.
    • Assist with table and chair set-up before lunch, as well as clean-up (operating dishwasher, wet-wiping tables and sideboards, storage of leftover food, etc.) after lunches
    • Identify practices that will enhance the community lunch experience.
    Hours Per Week 4-8
    Number of Positions Available 3-5
    Application Deadline August 24, 2018
  • Coffee Hour Coordinator (Supervisor: Mary Ellen Walter)

    Prepare for Coffee Hour each Wednesday (make coffee, set out supplies, etc.)  Maintain supplies of paper products and coffee supplies. Clean up following Coffee Hour (wash coffee pots and cups)

    Hours Per Week 2-4
    Number of Positions Available 1-2
    Application Deadline August 24, 2018
  • Admissions Associate (Supervisors: Mary Ellen Walter & Rayce Lamb)
    • Provide hospitality for the Office of Admissions to visitors and prospective students
    • Greet, tour with, and be the host for prospective students during individual campus visits
    • Assist during Fall Open House (October 18) and Wake Divinity Day (March 19)
    • Communicate via phone and email with prospective students
    • Must go through mandatory training

    Requirements

    • Good communication skills, a desire to be an ambassador for Wake Divinity
    Hours Per Semester 25-30
    Number of Positions Available 5
    Application Deadline August 24, 2018

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More about Federal Work-Study

Federal Work-Study at the School of Divinity provides part-time jobs for graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to the student’s course of study.

Here’s a quick overview of Federal Work-Study:

  • It provides part-time employment while you are enrolled in school.
  • It’s available to students with financial need (via completion of the FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
  • You’re paid by the hour.
  • When assigning work hours, your supervisor will consider your class schedule and your academic progress.