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Summer Staff

Working Over the Summer

Applying for a Summer Staff Position

The Summer Desk Assistant is a vital part of Housing & Residential Education, working in direct service to students. In addition to being a student themselves (you need not be taking summer courses), the Summer Desk Assistant has many different roles, including acting as a leader, a peer counselor, a policy enforcer, a campus resource, an educator, and a positive role model for both students and staff.

Over the summer, the DA's primary responsibilities include checking residents into and out of their housing assignment, package and mail handling, checking out various desk resources, serving in an on-call weekly rotation, and answering questions. 

4 (four) Desk Assistant Positions will be available during Summer 2018, with each position working 10-20 hours per week.

A detailed job description is available here.


The Summer Desk Assistant position is a live-in position. Throughout the term of employment, the Summer Desk Assistant may expect to work approximately 19.75 hours each week, plus carry a duty phone as determined by the schedule, with increased workloads at the beginning and end of the summer quarter.

  • The Summer Desk Assistant must work a minimum of 6 hours a week plus duty coverage (on a rotating basis) in exchange for the on-campus housing assignment.
  • The additional hours worked (up to 13.75 hours/week) will be paid at an hourly rate of $10.20.

Hiring Timeline for the 2018 Summer

  • April 10th: Application available.

  • April 20th: Application closes.

  • April 24th- 27th: Interviews will take place (*please note that not everyone who applies will be asked for an interview.)

  • May 1st: Decision letters sent.

  • May 8th: Reply forms due.

  • Late May: Summer DA Training (*tentatively planned and may change)

Required Availability: 

  • June 9th - September 4th, 2018

    • Applicants with major conflicts will not be given priority.

  • Mandatory training during late May (*tentatively planned and may change).   

  • Preference will be given to applicants who are available to work all summer as, well as those with former Housing & Residential Education experience.

If you have questions, please contact Housing at [email protected].