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Employment Opportunities – No Work Study Award Required

Jobs may be available with the following organizations and departments on campus.  Work study awards are not required for these positions.  Please note the specific application instructions for each area.

Career Services

The Career Services office posts openings from Pittsburgh companies and organizations who are looking for students for part-time internships and jobs.

To learn about job opportunities:

  • Visit DuqCareerLink
  • Visit Career Services for individual consultations and advice in Rockwell Hall Commons, Suite 100.
  • Call 412.396.6644 with questions

Parkhurst Dining Services

Offers food service and hospitality positions in:

  • Towers Cafeteria
  • Options Café
  • The Incline
  • Short Stop
  • Take 10
  • Starbucks
  • Red Ring

Stop by the Duquesne Dining office in 318 Student Union for an application.

Barnes & Noble Bookstore

Offers part-time retail positions.

Stop by the bookstore to pick up an application. To apply call 412.434.6626

On Campus No Work-Study Required Positions

POSITION: Part-time Curriculum Reform Assistant



Work requires a Bachelor's degree with major course work in a Liberal Arts degree and related work experience in college or university setting is preferred, or any combination of experience or training which provides the following knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the essential job functions. This includes, but is not limited to:
• Learning in content management systems experience preferred
• Excellent organizational, time management, and analytical skills
• Demonstrates exceptional oral and written communication skills
• Ability to work independently in a multi-task environment, as well as part of a team
• Experience preparing documentation using various delivery modes (digital and print)
• Knowledge of data retrieval methods
• Experience using various tools to deliver materials in various formats (on the web, in print)
• Ability to work well with the campus community, such as faculty and staff
• Experience in project management

Under the general direction of the Chair of the Department of Classics, the Part-time GA Curriculum Reform Assistant will support various curriculum reform procedures and perform some of the necessary clerical functions needed to implement said reform. Work schedule is flexible, but will consist of 10 hours per week. Work will be reviewed by observation, overall employee work performance, skill development, and conference. Compensation is $12/hour.
1. Researches other Classics Departments/Programs websites and curricula at other institutions, gathers ideas from said Departments/Programs, and reports to the Classics Curriculum Reform committee on findings
2. Assists in editing course titles and descriptions
3. Updates Master Catalog spreadsheet with new courses, revised courses
4. Processes paperwork (i.e. Master Catalog Change forms) for Registrar
5. Assists in putting together Program Requirement sheets for majors/minors
6. Learns CMS web content management software to update website with new curriculum information
7. Schedules rooms in 25Live for meetings re: curriculum reform and website update tutorials
8. Works with Public Affairs in the creation of new marketing materials (i.e. brochures, take-aways, etc.)
9. Performs related duties as assigned

Please contact Laura Donaldson for more information (donaldsonl@duq.edu).

POSITION: Temporary Spanish-English Research Assistant

PAY: This position offers a stipend and will be discussed during the interview for this position.

REQUIREMENTS: MA student but preferable someone who is enrolled as a Ph.D. student.

DESCRIPTON: We are seeking a Spanish-English bilingual RA to work approximately a few hours per week. The schedule is flexible in terms of hours/days and the primary responsibility will be to assist with the development of an online survey. The survey is currently in English and we will be translating it into Spanish. The online survey is in Qualtrics, and while familiarity with Qualtrics is beneficial, it is not a requirement. It is necessary that the applicant be comfortable working with computer programs and online applications. Other applicant qualities include good written and verbal skills, willingness to be a team member, and ability to work independently. We anticipate the position will last approximately 2 months, but an extension may be possible.

HOW TO APPLY: If you are interested in this position please contact Dr. M. Clara Kreis at kreisk@duq.edu.

Student Clerical/Office Assistant

Small Business Development Center

The clerical work includes the skilled operation of a PC and applicable computer software. This position serves as the first point of contact by the public with the Small Business Development Center. The position is 20 hours per week.


  • Receiving clients and providing them with the essentials prior to meeting (beverage, coat removal, etc.);
  • Responsible for office communication, including answering telephone, taking and forwarding voice mail requests, logging request for service (641) and seminar registrations, distributing and forwarding general SBDC email requests to appropriate staff, etc.;
  • Opening, sorting and distributing mail for SBDC staff;
  • Communication with other University departments as needed;
  • Assist consulting and training staffs with data entry and standard correspondence (i.e. engagement letters, closing letters, confirmation letters to speakers and seminar attendees);
  • Participate in filing, monthly form updating, copying, errand running on and off campus, seminar mailings, monthly reports and other projects as requested;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Computer proficiency, specifically Word and Windows software; Web Design and Social Media expertise helpful.
Excellent written and oral skills, including an excellent knowledge of business English, spelling, and arithmetic;
Ability to work independently on responsible and confidential assignments;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, University personnel, and SBDC visitors.

Please send resumes to mckinney@duq.edu.

Student Training Assistant

Small Business Development Center

Must be available on most mornings (8am -10 am) ; afternoons are flexible
Proficiency with Office 2010 - Powerpoint, Word, Excel, Publisher, Access
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent organizational and analytical abilities and experience in preparing detailed reports
Detail-oriented work ethic

Develop and implement the delivery of training programs and seminars for the small business community and represent the SBDC at training events and community functions. The position is 15-20 hours per week.

Specific duties include the following:

  • Assist with the planning, organizing and implementing of SBDC training programs. Duties include: planning of schedules, selection of topics, speakers, and co-sponsors; coordination of program logistics; planning and implementing marketing, promotional and public relations activities.
  • Responsible for maintaining and entering program attendee information into the program database. This database generates information for all programs, including attendee check in list, nametags and payment info.
  • Responsible for providing bi-weekly status reports to Training Manager pertaining to ongoing training programs including information on deliverable hours planned and completed, expenses, current finance and budget status, and direct marketing dates.
  • Responsible for maintaining training program files which include: funding source deliverable reports, registration and attendee information, handout materials and budgets.
  • Responsible for interacting with Budget Administrator to plan budgets, deposit registration fees, and maintain income statements.
  • Assist with the marketing of programs to clients.
  • Assist the Front Desk staff as well as consultants with any projects as requested.

HOW TO APPLY: Please send resumes to hughesc@duq.edu.

Lab Assistant


PAY: $12.50/hour

REQUIREMENTS: Graduate or upper level, part time student needed. Must be available Mon-Fri for 4-5 hours per day.

DESCRIPTION: This candidate will assist the lab manager with the following duties: Laboratory prep and cleaning, clerical assignments such as filing, typing, and delivering packages, animal and plant care, general cleaning. Candidate must be prompt and reliable, have the ability to work independently, anticipate needs, and to perform duties without constant supervision and have an outgoing personality with the ability to interact with many different types of people.

HOW TO APPLY: Contact Kim Nath at nath@duq.edu or 412-396-1129.

CCME Grad Staff

DEPARTMENT: Spiritan Campus Ministry


Must undergo six one-hour training sessions throughout the fall semester. This job requires a great deal of multitasking and decisions making skills. Occasionally, changes in the week's schedule occur at the request of the community partners. It is up to the staffers to resolve these issues on site for the group's benefit on the experience.


• Facilitate 4 pre-trip meetings with students in the Spring Semester
• All pre-trip logistics, training and pre-trip meetings will be prepared by a Spiritan Campus Ministry employee prior to the experience and details for each experience will be shared with the appropriate staffers. CCME staffers are solely responsible for what occurs on their respective trip and facilitating pre-trip meetings.
• Responsible for managing the Crowdfunding websites for your specific trip. (This includes updates and reminder emails to the group).
• While staffing the Cross-Cultural Mission Experience, responsibilities include: general logistics (car rentals, shuttling students to service sites, grocery shopping, meal planning, tracking spending etc.), working with and facilitating ongoing relationship with community partners, facilitating group reflections/ prayer time, conflict resolution and balancing group dynamic.
• Be open and available for individual or group processing and conversation with students on the CCME. It is imperative that discretion is used and information discussed during these conversations is not to be shared unless a student may be a harm to themselves or someone else or student gives permission to share.
• No alcohol or illegal substances are to be consumed during the trip.

www.duq.edu/life-at-duquesne/spiritan-campus-ministry/community-engagement/cross-cultural-mission-experiences/grad-staff-job-description. For more information, please email Fr. Bill Christy or Kate Lecci.

Annual Giving Student Fundraiser

DEPARTMENT: Alumni Relations & Annual Giving

PAY: $10.00/hour

REQUIREMENTS: The position is 10 hours/week during the school year and 15 hours/week in the summer. Must be enrolled as student at Duquesne University. Evening and weekend work will be required, but also some daylight hours will be necessary.
Outstanding written and verbal skills are required. Experience in marketing or sales preferred.

DESCRIPTION: The student fundraisers will report to the Director of Annual Giving in the Office of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving. The students will be an integral part of the alumni engagement and fundraising operation and actively solicit and steward alumni, parents and friends of the University. Specific duties will include:
• Phone solicitation and stewardship of annual donors (calling those alumni who typically give via phone to renew their annual gifts, thanking special groups of alumni, etc.)
• Record updating through phone, email and mail communication with alumni
• Written communication regarding gifts made by phone
• Processing of gifts solicited by phone
• Working with the Director of Annual Giving on student education/philanthropy initiatives
• Working with Ast. Director of Annual Giving on student crowdfunding initiatives
• Attending various Alumni Relations events
• Completing research on peer and aspirant schools fundraising for special channels of alumni (as needed by the Director of Annual Giving)
• Solicitation Calls to leads following Dean/President's events, as directed by Development Officers
• Class and Greek Reunion Class Calls to generate interest in the reunion
• Thank you notes to donors

HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates should email letter of interest, resume to Cheryl Karashin at karashinc@duq.edu.

POSITION: Women's Rowing - Graduate Assistant (2016-2018)

DEPARTMENT: Athletics Department

PAY: $8,000 stipend, books

REQUIREMENTS: The position is 12 month/year (2 year position), 18 credits per academic year. Bachelor's Degree and acceptance into a graduate program at Duquesne University. Collegiate rowing experience, preferably at the Division I level. Working knowledge of NCAA rules. Prior coaching experience at any level (youth, collegiate, or masters) is not required, but is preferred. Demonstrated ability to drive a safety launch or willingness and comfort level to learn. Current certifications in CPR/First Aid and successful completion of necessary background checks is required.

DESCRIPTION: Duquesne University is seeking a qualified candidate for a graduate assistantship in the women's rowing program. The successful candidate must demonstrate strong organizational skills and ability to communicate effectively with student-athletes, coaching staff, parents, and the University community. Responsibilities include the recruiting of qualified student-athletes, coaching, travel administration and all other duties assigned by the head coach. Flexibility to work non-traditional hours and weekends is essential.

HOW TO APPLY: Please submit a resume, cover letter, and three references to Joseph Setting, Head Women's Rowing coach at settingj@duq.edu.