Desk Assistant

Desk Assistant - 2019/2020

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 ability and possess qualities such as personal maturity, dependability, motivation, initiative, integrity, responsibility, discretion and strong interpersonal skills.

Reports to: Area Coordinator (AC)

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.
  • Be eligible for Work Study
  • Have basic knowledge of office procedures including filing, typing, and phone skills.

For a more complete position description, take a look at this document: Desk Assistant Position Description 2019-2020.

DA Selection Process Timeline

The following is the projected selection process timeline for 2019/2020 DAs. 

  • Desk Application open: March 15-April 5, 2019
  • Interview Notification: April 9, 2019
  • Desk Interviews: April 15-26, 2019
  • Offer Letters Sent Out: May 3, 2019
  • Accept/Decline Due: May 10, 2019

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the 2019/2020 DA Selection Process, please contact Brian Hooks (

Application Details

The application for the 2019/2020 DA position will become available on March 15th and will be found at the following link: 2019-2020 HRL Positions Application.

For any other information regarding the selection process, please refer to the timeline above or contact Brian Hooks ( or the Central Housing Office (