Desk Assistant

Desk Assistant - 2021/2022

Position Summary

The Desk Assistant (DA) is an integral member of the Housing and Residence Life team, serving as one of the initial representatives of the residence halls and Seattle University (SU) communities. The DA 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. Candidates must demonstrate effective leadership, organization, and administrative skills. All applicants must have work study.

Reports to: Assistant Director, Housing

To qualify for the DA position, you must:

  • Be enrolled as a full-time student at Seattle University.
  • Be in good academic (maintaining a 2.5 cumulative GPA) and conduct standing with Seattle University and Housing and Residence Life.
  • Must have Work Study (please see point 6 under Terms of Employment in full job description)
  • Have basic knowledge of office procedures including software skills, filing, typing, and phone skills.

For a more complete position description, take a look at this document: Desk Assistant job description

DA Selection Process Timeline

The following is the projected selection process timeline for 2021/2022 DAs: 

6/17: job post opens on Handshake

Update: Since some students are having access issues with the application through Handshake, please fill out the application here.

7/1: application closes on Handshake

7/6 - 7/9: Zoom interview invitations sent to eligible candidates

7/12: deadlie for applicants to respond to Zoom interview invites

7/13: Zoom interview link/calendar invites sent by housing staff to eligible candidates

7/14 - 7/23: applicant Zoom interviews

7/27: offer letters sent

7/30: deadline to accept employment offer


Application Details

  • All interested students should apply through Handshake.

For any other information regarding the selection process, please refer to the timeline above or contact Jose Gamez (