Desk Coordinator

Desk Coordinator - 2021/2022

Position Summary

The Desk Coordinator (DC) is an integral member of the Housing and Residence Life team, serving as one of the initial representatives of the residence hall and Seattle University (SU) communities. The DC coordinates the operations of the residence hall front desk, manages desk supplies and equipment, and assists in other building projects and processes. The DC assists the Desk Supervisors with the supervision on Desk Assistants (DA) through accountability measures, performance evaluations, and delegation. The DC, often the first contact to residents, visitors, and persons outside the SU community, must demonstrate professionalism and customer service at all times, while also responding quickly and effectively in emergency situations. The DC serves as the primary means of communication to all members of the front desk staff and serves as a liaison between the DAs and Housing and Residence Life. The DC integrates the needs of the residents, staff, and Housing and Residence Life into the desk operations. Candidates must demonstrate leadership, management, and administrative skills.

Reports to: Assistant Director, Housing

To qualify for the DC position, you must:

  • Enrollment as a full time student at Seattle University.
  • Good academic (maintaining a 2.5 cumulative GPA) and conduct standing with Seattle University and Housing and Residence Life.
  • A minimum of one year (three quarters) of experience as a Desk Assistant or equivalent.
  • Be eligible for work study (required)

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

DC Selection Process Timeline

The following is the projected selection process timeline for 2021/2022 DCs. 

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 (