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    Student Job Application

    Bring your application to 212 Cartwright or email to univcenters@uwlax.edu. Applications accepted at all times.

    There are over 100 student employee positions within University Centers - in addition to approximately 150 positions with Sodexo Dining Service. Watch for information about University Centers Hiring Fair in the spring. University Centers is an equal opportunity employer.

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    Building Manager     Custodial Assistant
    Event Support     Graphics
    Information Counter  Assistant     Involvement Center
    Office Assistant-Administration     Office Assistant-Meal Plan/ID
    Office Assistant-Reservations     Pride Center-Peer Educator
    Valhalla Setup Crew      

    Employee Expectations

    To fulfill our mission, the following are expectations of all persons employed within University Centers.

    • A pleasant , positive attitude.
    • A strong customer service orientation.
    • Advanced customer service skills.
    • Professionalism in appearance and demeanor.
    • Ability to work and relate will with a wide variety of people.
    • Ability to follow directions.
    • Ability to work without close supervision; self motivation.
    • Ability to apply policies and procedures consistently and appropriately.
    • Dependability, promptness, ability to adhere to agreed upon work schedule. 
    • Knowledge of University Centers and the UW-La Crosse campus.
    • Participation in all employee training.
    • Honesty
    University Centers Student Employee Handbook

    Student Employment Titles
    The primary centers staff person on duty in Cartwright Center during the hours of 4 p.m. to closing, Monday - Friday; all hours of operation on Saturday and Sunday; and at other times as assigned. Responsible for the security and safety of the building and its occupants.
    • Open and close the building
    • Communicate and enforce policies in a consistent manner
    • Supervise the usage of Cartwright Center
    • Check to ensure that all setups are properly completed
    • Oversee setup and take down of the required audio-visual equipment
    • Provide on-site supervision of the Valhalla Setup Crew and the Information Counter Assistants
    • Assist Event Coordinators in supervising major events
    • Work with appropriate agencies during emergencies
    • Appropriately work with cash handling procedures
    • Exercise authority, accept responsibility, quickly make appropriate decisions
    • Solve problematic situations as necessary
    • Strive for excellent customer service 

    Custodial Assistant 

    The custodial crew performs general cleaning and event set-up duties in Cartwright and Whitney Centers 

    • Vacuum carpet and entrance matting
    • Set tables and chairs
    • Clean entrance door glass
    • Sweep/mop or machine scrub hard floors
    • Assist with snow removal

    Event Support 

    Event Support in the on-campus production crew for campus events. Event Support works with with staging, lighting, and sound for a variety of campus events including, but not limited to: lectures, concerts, comedians,  talent shows and dances. Event Support employees setup, operate, and take down equipment; along with assisting groups with event coordination and planning.

    Find a complete job description here.

    Apply for Event Support here. Applications can be returned via email to hholm@uwlax.edu or turned into the Event Support office - 223D Cartwright Center. 

    Graphics

    Cartwright Graphics is a fast paced, team oriented environment that provides campus organizations with publicity services. Through designing and printing posters, making buttons, and providing other various marketing services, employees will work with customers to better publicize their events to the campus. Employees must have a proficient knowledge of Photoshop and good communication skills to insure the requirements are met from design to completion stage. Cartwright Graphics has a small staff, with each employee working about 6-10 hours a week.

    Information Counter Assistant 

    Provides customer service to individuals who phone or visit the Cartwright Center Information Counter.
    • Distribute campus information materials
    • Appropriately work with cash handling procedures
    • Ability to problem-solve effectively
    • Possess some technical knowledge of audio-visual and sound equipment

    Involvement Center 

    The Involvement Center promotes volunteerism and involvement, both on and off campus. The center can connect the campus community with volunteer organizations. The center also plans several major all campus events. 

    • Work with event planning
    • Provide basic office operations
    • Have knowledge of the benefits of involvement and the opportunities available
    • Advise students regarding involvement opportunities
    • Participate in various presentations on campus

    Office Assistant-Administration & Activities 

    Individuals in this position need a positive attitude with strong customer service orientation; basic computer skills; strong organization skills; the ability to perform tasks with careful attention to detail and accuracy; the ability to work appropriately with cash handling procedures; strong spelling and grammar skills; ability and desire to learn office procedures and equipment; and math/accounting skills. This office assistant will work with members of the campus community to provide customer service and meet the needs of the administrative and activities staff. 

    • Greet all customers (students, faculty, staff, and community members) with a pleasant, positive attitude and desire to offer assistance to the best of your ability
    • Explain and apply campus policies & procedures
    • Register publicity (posters, banners, etc)
    • Assist with the coordination of student organization record keeping (websites, mailings, etc.)
    • Compile financial reports and account details, prepare cash boxes, reconcile ticket sales revenue, process deposits
    • Prepare and maintain administrative records relative to unit responsibilities
    • Prepare contracts and riders for campus events
    • Complete computer projects as assigned

    Office Assistant-Meal Plan Program & ID Cards 

    Individuals in this position need a positive people skills; knowledge of office procedures and equipment; basic computer skills; strong organization skills; the ability to perform tasks with careful attention to detail and accuracy; the ability to work appropriately with cash handling procedures; strong spelling and grammar skills; and math/accounting skills. The office assistant in this area will work with the campus community taking ID pictures, and signing individuals up for meal plans and Campus Cash. 

    • Prepare student, faculty and staff Ids
    • Sell Campus Cash
    • Acquire knowledge of the meal plan requirements, sign students up, and open accounts
    • Work with departmental work orders
    • Work with vending refunds
    • Verify billing is correct 

    Office Assistant-Reservations 

    Individuals in this position need a strong positive people skills; knowledge of office procedures and equipment; basic computer skills; strong organization skills; the ability to perform tasks with careful attention to detail and accuracy; and strong spelling and grammar skills. Reservations plays a key role in university-sponsored events by reserving rooms on campus for meetings and special events. Basic knowledge of AV equipment is preferred, but not necessary. 

    • Provide customer service in person and on the telephone
    • Explain and follow complex procedures and policies
    • Prepare and distribute daily reports and room cards
    • Reserve audio visual equipment
    • Assist customers with making room reservations and determining their setup needs
    • Work on a variety of special projects (i.e. campus calendar)

    Pride Center, Peer LGBTIQQAA Educator 

    The Pride Center is devoted to serving UW-L students, faculty, staff and members of the community that identify themselves as lesbian, gay, pansexual, bisexual, transgender+, intersex, queer or questioning, asexual as well as their allies (LGPBTIQQAA). The Pride Center provides resources and educational programs on LGPBTIQQAA issues, homophobia, and heterosexism. Additionally, the Pride Center provides a safe place for the LGPBTIQQAA community. 

    • Present information on LGPBTIQQAA issues through programs, panels and Ally trainings
    • Provide support, assistance and referrals to all who approach the center
    • Maintain a safe space in the Pride Center
    • Office duties which include, but are not limited to creating and hanging fliers, making bulletin boards, filing, emailing, managing the library etc..

    Valhalla Setup Crew

    The VSC facilitates a variety of event set-ups based on customer requests. 

    • Set tables, chairs, and miscellaneous equipment to event specifications
    • Skirt registration and food service tables as indicated
    • Vacuum carpet and furniture
    • Assist with table and chair cleaning as needed
    • Attend bi-weekly crew meetings to schedule work assignments