Loyola University Chicago

John Felice Rome Center

Student Employment

‌The JFRC offers a few paid opportunities for employment while on campus.

Tutoring and Babysitting in the Neighborhood

The English Tutoring Program is a cultural and language exchange that allows students to discover Italy and Italian culture through neighbors in the Balduina neighborhood, while making a few extra euros. The most common clients are Italians who are eager to learn or improve their English, younger students who need help with their English homework, or bambini italiani whose parents wish to have an English speaking babysitter. The experience will provide students an inside view of the Italian lifestyle and the satisfaction of helping people learn another language.

As the demand for these positions is high and availability is limited, we strongly recommend reading through the application form carefully, and complete it accordingly. Be specific regarding relative work experience and availability to facilitate appropriate pairing with a family/student.

Applications will be available in pre-departure communications. Signups will be emailed from the Student Life Team around the beginning of the semester.  

Student Office Assistant

The Student Office Assistant (SOA) is an integral member of the Department of Student Life team, serving as one of the initial representatives of the Department and Loyola University Chicago. The SOA works with the Student Life staff to maintain the John Felice Rome Center’s digital presence including electronic newsletter, computer and audio visual systems, programmatic and operational support, updating the departmental website, supporting the JFRC’s social media initiatives, assisting in the administration, and delivery of services for the JFRC community through creative and innovative marketing strategies. The SOA must demonstrate professionalism and customer service at all times. The Department of Student Life is seeking a candidate who is a leader, creative, self-motivated, and responsible. 

Applications will be available in pre-departure communications. 

Student Fitness Instructors

The JFRC is looking for individuals who have certification to teach fitness classes on campus (Zumba!, Insanity, HIIT, yoga, pilates). Those who are qualified and interested in teaching group classes on campus, please email your credentials, cover letter, and class schedule to the Student Life Team, romestudentlife@luc.edu. 

Library Assistants

This position is for those who are reliable, punctual, helpful, and prepared to enforce the library/IC silence policy. Shifts are M through W from 9am -1pm, 1pm  -4pm, 4pm -7pm, and 7pm -10pm extending to midnight later in the semester. Thurs 9am –1pm, 1pm-4pm and 4 -7pm. Friday from 9am -5pm and Sunday evening from 5pm to midnight are extra times which are available on a sign-up basis each week.  The more flexible availability a student has, the more likely the chances are to fit into the schedule. 

The online application will be available the first Monday of classes. Contact the Librarian, Anne Wittrick, awittrick@luc.edu, with any questions.