Housing and Residence Life
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Student Employment

  • Housing & Residence Life employs students each year in temporary, part-time and Work-Study positions. Working for us offers:

    • Competitive pay
    • Locations across campus
    • Hours to fit busy schedules
    • Convenience
    • Skill development
    • Opportunities to advance
    • Ways to build your resume
    • The chance to develop lifelong friendships

    Current Positions

    Please check back here and the Redhawk Network for updates.

    Housing Office Information and Database Assistant (HOIDA) Apply Online

    The Housing Office Information and Database Assistant (HOIDA) is an integral member of the Housing and Residence Life team, serving as one of the initial representatives of the department and Seattle University (SU). The HOIDA works at the Housing and Residence Life central office, assisting in the administration and delivery of services for the residence hall community. The HOIDA, often the first contact to residents, parents, visitors, and persons outside the SU community, must demonstrate professionalism and customer service at all times, while also responding quickly and effectively to student needs and other situations.

    2015-2016 Desk Assistant (DA) || Apply Online

    The Desk Assistant works at the residence hall front desk, assisting in the administration, service and security of the residence hall. The DA, often the first contact to residents, visitors, and persons outside of the SU community, must demonstrate professionalism and customer service at all times, while also responding quickly and effectively in emergency situations.

    2015-2016 Desk Coordinator (DC) || Apply Online

    The Desk Coordinator manages the operations of the residence hall front desk, manages desk supplies and equipment, and assists in other building projects and processes. The DC serves as the primary means of communication to all members of the front desk staff and integrates the needs of the residents, staff and Housing and Residence Life into the desk operations.

    Learning Community Academic Mentor || Apply Online

    Learning Community Academic Mentors serve a vital role in advancing the academic climate of the LC, fostering community, and assisting the leadership team (Collegium Coordinator/Resident Director, Faculty Director, and Collegium Community Leaders/Resident Assistants) in co-curricular programming and community development.

    General Responsibilities:

    • Fostering Academic Climate
    • Organize study halls (2 per quarter)
    • Connect LC students with campus academic resources (Bulletin Boards, Academic Nights)
    • Work with Faculty Director to plan/implement co-curricular activities (help w/1 LC Signature event) 

    Fostering Community

    • Encourage student participation in LC Signature Programs
    • Develop a monthly newsletter (w/ co-mentor)
    • Maintain a bulletin board for the LC
    • Actively participate in monthly Leadership Team Meetings 

    Leadership Development

    • Actively participate in fall LC Academic Mentor Training
    • Attend monthly LC Academic Mentor meetings
    • Work directly with LC faculty and staff 
    • Meet quarterly with LC Coordinator 

    Benefits of participation in Learning Community:

    • Experience working directly with faculty and student development staff in an innovative, collaborative 
    • Leadership training and academic skill development
    • Early move-in (approximately one week earlier)
    • $600 stipend
    • Residence Hall Academic Mentors (and their roommate) receive priority housing for their LC floor
    • Opportunity to participate in a campus-wide collaborative project as the Learning Communities make the transition into a new department and infrastructure for the 2016 -17 academic year. 


    • Be enrolled as a full-time student for the 2015-2016 academic year and in good academic standing (2.5 quarterly and cumulative GPA)
    • Have a strong personal commitment to academic excellence and a desire to share and encourage that commitment among peers
    • Interested in campus-wide collaboration and using innovation to create programs
    • Have a positive attitude and good communication skills, especially listening skills
    • Offer creativity and problem-solving skills to events, activities and issues in a hall or collegium

    Contact Brian Hooks (hooksb@seattleu.edu) with any questions.


    Upcoming Positions

    Show Room Assistant

    Application process is now closed for the coming year.

    Resident Minister

    All positions filled.

    Summer staff

    All positions filled for Summer 2015.