Desk Coordinator

Desk Coordinator - 2018/2019

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 integrates the needs of the residents, staff and Housing and Residence Life into the desk operations. 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 DC 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
  • Preferably be eligible for work study
  • Have a minimum of one year (three quarters) of experience as a Desk Assistant or equivalent. 

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

DC Selection Process Timeline

The following is the projected selection process timeline for 2018/2019 DCs. 

  • 3/16/18 - Application opens at the following link: 2018-2019 Desk Coordinator Application
  • 4/13/18 - Application closes at 11:59 pm
  • Week of 4/30/18 to 5/4/18 - Interviews (anticipate 45 minutes to 1 hour each)
  • 5/11/18 - Candidates notified of hiring status
  • 5/18/18 - Deadline to accept/decline position

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the 2018/2019 DC Selection Process, please contact Brian Hooks (hooksb@seattleu.edu).

Application Details

The application for the 2018/2019 DC position will become available on March 16th and will be found at the following link: 2018-2019 HRL Positions Application. For any other information regarding the selection process, please refer to the timeline above or contact Brian Hooks (hooksb@seattleu.edu) or the Central Housing Office (housing@seattleu.edu)