PSC Job Listing

Student Employment opportunities through the Cornell Work Study Program

STEP Summer Program Assistant

Priority application deadline: Friday, April 27thApplications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

Contact: Kurt Sarsfield (step@cornell.edu

This summer STEP will bring 20-40 middle and high school students that qualify as low income and/or identify as historically underrepresented in STEM careers to Cornell University for one week of academic and co-curricular programming, intended to create exploratory experiences in STEM and support their college preparation.

This position is an integral part of the summer program staff: 2-4 Summer Program Assistants will directly supervise STEP middle and high school student participants during their participation in workshops and activities. Responsibilities will include:

  • Providing consistent and effective leadership to middle and high school students through role modeling
  • Providing active and engaged supervision to participants during all STEP activities
  • Being a participating member of the STEP staff and community, and accessible at all times during scheduled working hours
  • Creating and/or using daily opportunities to promote individual growth of participants and the STEP community

Mandatory training will take place on Friday, July 6th and the program will commence from Monday, July 9th to Friday, July 13th. Students must have availability between 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM. The ideal candidate will have experience working with diverse student populations, excellent written and oral communication skills, and an ability to handle multiple responsibilities and follow through consistently. Applicants will preferably (but not be required) have a valid driver’s license for 3 years.

If interested in this opportunity, please send resume, cover letter, two names of reference to Kurt Sarsfield either by email (step@cornell.edu) or by mail (300 Kennedy Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853). Additionally, please provide detailed answers to the following questions:

  1. What is the most important thing you’d like to see our STEP participants take away from their one-week experience at Cornell?
  2. Please provide an example of your personal best leadership experience.
  3. How would you benefit from the Summer Program Assistant position with the STEP program?

STEP Summer Project Assistant

Priority application deadline: Friday, April 27thApplications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

Contact: Kurt Sarsfield (step@cornell.edu)

The STEP Summer Project Assistant will work 10-20 hours per week from May 2018 – August 2018 (start date and schedule to be negotiated) to help coordinate the office logistics critical to supporting the success of the STEP Summer Program and 2018-2019 academic year planning process. Primarily, this position will help create, review and track documents; research best practices; support and develop manuals and procedure handbooks; create systems for and support the organization of documents, files and records; research and apply for supplemental grant funds; support the STEP Summer Program daily operations, and other tasks as created and assigned.

Applicants must be Federal Work Study eligible for Summer 2018 employment term or be funded through Cornell Tradition. The preferred candidate has a solid work ethic, experience working in an office environment, creativity, basic computer skills, is highly organized and has the ability to work with minimal supervision. Further, the ideal candidate is looking to develop this position and provide significant contributions to the Cornell STEP grant and the Public Service Center.

The preferred candidate has a Driver’s License for at least three years with a clean driving record.

If interested in this opportunity, please send resume and cover letter to Kurt Sarsfield either by email (step@cornell.edu) or by mail (300 Kennedy Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853).


PSC Vehicle Driver

Application deadline: Friday, January 26th – Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Contact: Kurt Sarsfield (step@cornell.edu)

Drivers for K – 12 Outreach Programs will be assigned to drive between Cornell and one of the local or regional middle or high schools we serve on schedule that meets the needs of the tutoring program at that individual school.  In general, drivers will need to have availability between 2 pm and 6 pm at least one day each week Monday through Thursday.

Drivers must be comfortable driving Public Serice Center minivans and 12-passenger vans.  To be eligible for this position, applicants must have had a valid driver license for 3 years with a clean driving record, be approved to drive by Cornell’s Risk Management department, and successfully complete paid driver training.

Pay: $15/hour.  Federal Work Study or Cornell Tradition funding required to receive compensation.  Non-paid volunteers may apply.

If interested in this opportunity, please send a cover letter and resume discussing your commitment to safety and reliability to Kurt Sarsfield (step@cornell.edu)


Academic Tutors

Priority application deadline: Friday, January 26th – Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

Contact: Chelsea Benson (pscprek12@cornell.edu

Academic tutors with K-12 Outreach Programs will tutor students in our local and regional K-12 partner schools through the Upward Bound program, the Science and Technology Entry Program, and the 21st Century Community Learning grant.

If interested in this opportunity, please send resume and cover letter, outlining your skills and motivation to work with K-12 Outreach Programs to the contact people above. Applications will be reviewed until positions are filled. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. Applicants must be eligible for Federal Work Study or have Cornell Tradition funding to serve in a paid capacity. Students without Federal Work Study can take the position in a volunteer capacity. Graduate students may work as volunteers.  Academic tutoring begins at our partner schools the week of January 29th.  Applicants who miss our priority deadline may still apply in the event that we have positions available.

Tutors must be available for one or more of the following time blocks:

Monday - 2:15 - 5:00 p.m. or 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday - 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. or 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday - 2:15 to 5:15 p.m. or 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Thursday – 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. or 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.