Desk Assistant

Desk Assistant - 2020/2021

(all positions currently filled)

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: 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.
  • 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 2020-2021.

DA Selection Process Timeline

The following is the projected selection process timeline for 2020/2021 DAs: 

  • Desk Applications Open: May 1 to May 15 (Application closes at 11:59PM on May 15)
  • Interview Notification Sent: May 22
  • Desk Zoom Interviews: June 1 to June 5
  • Offer Letters Sent Out: June 12
  • Accept/Decline Deadline Dune June 17

    If you have any questions or concerns regarding the 2020/2021 DA Selection Process, please contact Tyler Murphy (

    Application Details

    The application for the 2020/2021 DA position will become available on May 1st and will be found at the following link: HRL Positions ApplicationYou will be redirected to Seattle University's Handshake portal to view all on-campus jobs. The application for the DA position is named "AY2021 Desk Assistant (DA)".

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