Residence Life Student Employment

The following is a list of positions that Residence Life typically hires student to fulfill. All descriptions are subjct to change without notice. For more information please call x4200.



Submission of an application will put you on-file with Residence Life. When Residence Life is hiring, staff members will contact students with the best applications and interview them. With that in mind please be as complete as possible when filling out your application. Keep your application up to date by coming back to this site as jobs may open at any time.

Only students that are being considered for a position will get phone calls from Residence Life staff. Your application will be kept on file as valid through the validity date that you submit on your application.

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Position Information
Technology > Web Developer

Student Assistant must be able to do basic web development. Entry level student must be familiar with CSS and HTML. Higher level students should have familiarity with PHP and MySQL. Four levels exist for this position with responsibilities ranging from basic web development and site updates all the way to advanced web application development and some database administration.

Current Status:  Hiring

Closing Date:  May 15, 2016, 7:00 pm
Technology > Technical Analyst

Student Assistant provides an first level of computer assistance for software and hardware, trouble-shoots computer problems, assists with some scheduling and training of student staff and presents routine training sessions to students. Support is also provided for residence hall computer labs and security systems.

Current Status:  Hiring

Closing Date:  May 15, 2016, 7:00 pm
Front Desk Attendant - Spring/Fall

Operates the service desk during a scheduled work period. Check out of equipment and materials. Assist directors with various tasks. Follow policies/procedures identified in Hall.

Current Status:  Hiring

Closing Date:  May 15, 2016, 7:00 pm
UWWTV > AV Technician

Provides technical support to sustain technical operation. Must possess television production skills. Will work under limited supervision and will need to exercise initiative and judgment.

Current Status:  Not hiring (You may still apply for this position, you will be considered if there are any new openings).
Clerical Assistant

Routine office/clerical including answering phone, typing correspondence, processing documents, filing, copying, opening/distributing mail, run errands, word processing, acts as receptionist, giving information, making appointments or distributing forms. Typing/word processing skills may be required. Works under supervision. Data entry knowledge in specific areas may be required. Familiarity with software programs may be helpful/required.

Current Status:  Hiring

Closing Date:  May 15, 2016, 4:30 pm
Promotions > Graphic Artist

Develops all promotional activities and tools. Must be creative, able to transform and transfer ideas, flexible, and self-motivated. Must be effective in layout, design, drawing, and illustration.

Residential Computing: Student Assistant will work with Technology staff and provide graphic and layout assistance as needed. Work with craft printer to create promotional items. Familiarity with Adobe CS preferred. Work with digital signage system(s). Up to 30 hours per week.

Current Status:  Not hiring (You may still apply for this position, you will be considered if there are any new openings).
Facilities Assistant

This position will report to various supervisors within the department of Residence Life facilities. The student employee will report to Goodhue Hall at the start of their shift unless otherwise instructed.

Custodial Duties:
Performs custodial duties including mopping, vacuuming, dusting, and maintaining general cleanliness of assigned areas. Assist in set up and take down of rooms. Assist with laundry as needed. Basic knowledge of housekeeping is helpful. This student assists in custodial duties including dusting, mopping, cleaning walls, windows, floors, carpets.

Grounds Duties:
Helps in maintaining campus grounds, moving furniture and equipment and setting up for various events. Student must be able to operate various grounds equipment. Must have a valid driver's license and good driving record. Work may be done under undesirable conditions, such as extreme heat or cold. Knowledge of proper techniques, maintenance, and irrigation of vegetation is helpful.

Maintenance Duties:
Replace/repairs windows, screens, furniture, floor tiles, and ceiling tiles. Minor electrical repairs. Uses hand and power tools, painting tools, painting products, wood finishing products, and cleaning supplies. Previous experience helpful.

Students working in this position should be capable of working independently, fully understanding the responsibilities associated with work of this nature. State authorized driving record preferred.

Student may be appointed for leadworker duties to accomplish assigned tasks.

Current Status:  Hiring

Closing Date:  May 15, 2016, 4:30 pm
Facilities Assistant - Summer

This position type is the same as a normal Facilities Assistant. You will be employed over the summer and be required to work 40 hours a week.

These positions will report to various supervisors within the department of Residence Life Facilities. The student employee will report to Goodhue Hall at the start of their shift unless otherwise instructed.

Custodial Duties:
Assists in custodial duties including mopping, vacuuming, dusting, cleaning walls, windows, floors, carpets and maintaining general cleanliness of assigned areas. Assist in set up and take down of rooms and assists with laundry as needed. Basic knowledge of housekeeping is helpful. Some weekend work may be required.

Grounds Duties:
Helps in maintaining campus grounds; some use of chemicals necessary. Student must be able to operate various grounds equipment. Must have a valid driver's license and good driving record. Work involves outside work and the weather that comes with it. Knowledge of proper techniques, maintenance, and irrigation of vegetation is helpful.

Maintenance Duties:
Room inspections (inspect/repair dressers, desks, mirrors & brackets, bed legs, doors, hinges & strike plates, closet curtains and clean heaters). Modify ADA rooms. Set up new bike lockers and assists with deliveries. Uses hand and power tools, painting tools, painting products, wood finishing products, and cleaning supplies. Previous experience helpful.

Utility Crew Duties:
Moves furniture, materials and equipment and sets up for various events. Makes deliveries of various products to the residence halls. Inspects and repairs bike lockers. Job includes ongoing lifting of a variety of items (furniture, supplies, telephone books, etc.) Adjust loft able beds, setup bed frames and place loft kits in student rooms. Must have valid driver's license and good driving record.

Window Crew Duties:
Clean, inspect, replace and repairs screens as needed and washes windows. Students working in this position should be capable of working independently, fully understanding the responsibilities associated with work of this nature. Must be able to lift 50 lbs.

Student may be appointed for lead worker duties to accomplish assigned tasks.


Current Status:  Not hiring (You may still apply for this position, you will be considered if there are any new openings).
UWWTV > Program Manager

Trains office clerical staff. Monitors use and inventory of equipment and supplies. Maintains records and reconcile expenditures. Coordinates payroll process for office. Enforces rules and policies.

Current Status:  Not hiring (You may still apply for this position, you will be considered if there are any new openings).
UWWTV > Student Program Assistant

Under limited supervision, student will take responsibility for a given program, often in its entirety. Work policies may be established, however, student must exercise good judgement. Student may take leadership role, this may include instructing/training other students in use.

Current Status:  Not hiring (You may still apply for this position, you will be considered if there are any new openings).
Technology > Clerical Assistant - Summer

Student Assistant provides Residential Computing management with clerical support. Duties may include word processing, filing, phone calls and working with software to create documentation of processes. Up to 40 hours per week.

Current Status:  Not hiring (You may still apply for this position, you will be considered if there are any new openings).
Technology > Technical Analyst - Summer

Student Assistant provides an first level of computer assistance for software and hardware, trouble-shoots computer problems, assists with some scheduling and training of student staff and presents routine training sessions to students. They are also required to make visits to users to perform various tasks in the Residence Halls. Will also work with software to create documentation for processes and develop better procedures for the future. Up to 40 hours per week.

Current Status:  Not hiring (You may still apply for this position, you will be considered if there are any new openings).
Technology > Web Developer - Summer

Student Assistant must be able to do basic web development. Entry level student must be familiar with CSS and HTML. Higher level students should have familiarity with PHP and MySQL. Four levels exist for this position with responsibilities ranging from basic web development and site updates all the way to advanced web application development and some database administration. Up to 40 hours per week.

Current Status:  Not hiring (You may still apply for this position, you will be considered if there are any new openings).
Technology > Graphic Designer

Student Assistant will work with Technology staff and provide graphic and layout assistance as needed. Develop graphics for website, digital signage and wall postings. Work with craft printers to create promotional items. Familiarity with Adobe CS preferred. Photography skills are a real plus.

Current Status:  Hiring

Closing Date:  May 15, 2016, 7:00 pm
Technology > Lab Assistant

Maintain computer labs in Residence Halls. Replace toner, add paper, clean and maintain computers, and escalate trouble issues to proper staff.

Current Status:  Not hiring (You may still apply for this position, you will be considered if there are any new openings).
Technology > Reporter/Digital Storyteller

Student position that performs departmental communication. Tasks include creating news blurbs for a blog, creating short videos of major undertakings, and interviewing staff for web content.

Current Status:  Hiring

Closing Date:  August 28, 2015, 4:30 pm
Student Assistant for Sustainability

Create visibility for Residence Life efforts in regards to sustainability as well as assist with the development of new initiatives.

Create Residence Life Green Talking Points – for any students, work groups, stake holders that identify green efforts in the halls.

Supply Green or Sustainability initiative updates and news for the Residence Life web page.

Coordinate battery, CFL lightbulb, toner cartridge, & electronics collections process. Includes every step from the marketing, to where it is collected, to who is picking up and disseminating the materials, and finally to create a tally of what we recycle every year.

Coordinate electricity and water reduction education and related contests.
Coordinate recycling efforts under the supervision of the Assistant Director – Community Development or Residential Learning Advisor (Current projects include RecycleMania).

Coordinate Residence Life’s involvement in Earth Day.

Attend/Present – Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Smart & Sustainable Conference or other related conference on our initiatives.

Pay - $8.50/hr, 10 hours a week


Current Status:  Not hiring (You may still apply for this position, you will be considered if there are any new openings).