Resident Assistant, RA SEED, and Senior Staff

The student staff applications are available for 2022-23 and spring 2022.

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For 2022-23 academic year applicants:

December 9, 2021 - Application available

January 3, 2022 – Priority deadline completed applications

January 6 – February 9, 2022 – Additional steps based upon position of interest (see below)

February 23, 2022 – Applicants notified of job offer

For Spring 2022 applicants:

December 9, 2021 - Application available

January 3, 2022 – Priority deadline completed applications

January 6 – January 14, 2022 – An abbreviated application and interview process will take place with selected candidates.

January 14, 2022 – Deadline of notification of job offer for Spring 2022.

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The position descriptions are listed below. They may be subject to change although changes will be minor. You can use this information to decide which positions you are applying for:

Resident Assistant (RA) Position Description

SEED Resident Assistant Position Description

Senior Staff Position Description

Also, it is important to read the Student Staff Employment Expectations so that you are aware of what is expected if you are a Residence Life employee.

Living Learning Communities

Living Learning Communities (LLCs) at UWL are intentional living environments offered by the Office of Residence Life in partnership with academic departments and other campus offices. LLCs provide students with the opportunity to thrive both in and out of the classroom. We work to create environments that allow students to make social connections by engaging with peers around shared educational experiences and to improve students’ academic success through intentional programming, co-curricular learning experiences and faculty engagement.

As part of the application (both new and returning), you will be asked if you are interested in serving in an LLC as a Student Staff member. For more information on the community descriptions, please check out the Living Learning Communities website.

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Step One: Complete Application

Step Two: Complete Essay

Upon completing the application, you’ll receive an email with details about the essays you need to complete.

Essay 1: What excites you about the position(s) you have applied for? If you have applied for both RA and RA SEED, please elaborate on both positions. Likewise, if you have indicated an interest in a placement in a Living Learning Community, please elaborate on that interest.

Essay 2: Part of the Mission Statement of UWL Residence Life is “We develop living environments to enhance the academic mission of UWL through creating inclusive communities, supporting experiential learning, and building meaningful relationships.” 

  • Please share your vision for what an inclusive community with meaningful relationships looks and feels like. Consider:
    • Your own personal social identities and what you have learned about these identities.
    • How you might challenge and support residents in their own growth and understanding of identities.

As a guide, responses should be 300-500 words in length, but will not be rejected if shorter or longer. Although we encourage you to edit and review for spelling and grammar, errors will not remove you from the application process. Submit your response to Lisa Weston in a word document.

Essay submissions will be used to determine who will advance to the next step in the process.

Step Three: Interviews

An invitation to interview will be sent to qualified candidates. Interviews will take place February 3-9, 2022.

Step Four: Job Status

All remaining candidates will be notified of their job status (offer or no offer) on February 23, 2022.

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Step One: Complete Application

Step Two: Reflection Returner Essay - Due January 6 at noon

Those interested in returning will complete a reflection. If you are available for the full academic year, and your current supervisor is supportive of your return to student staff, you will be rehired. 

Share your reflection on why you would like to return to a Student Staff position. 

What excites you about returning to a staff position? If you have applied for both RA and RA SEED, please elaborate on both positions. Likewise, if you have indicated an interest in a placement in a Living Learning Community, please elaborate on that interest.

You are not required to respond to each of the following questions, however they can be used as guiding questions to help you craft your response:

  • What have you learned in your staff position thus far?
  • How do you envision implementing what you have learned next year?
  • How have you grown in your understanding of identities?
  • How have you been able to work toward creating inclusive communities this year?

You can respond to this reflection prompt in one of the following ways:

  • Written Essay. Saved as a word document and submitted to Lisa Weston.
  • Video Presentation. You can save it as a YouTube video or upload as a SharePoint video and share the link with Lisa Weston. If you would like to do a video, but need some assistance, we are happy to provide that!  Just let us know.
  • Recorded PowerPoint presentation with voice-over. Again, you can save it in anyway you would like and share it with Lisa Weston.

If you would like to consider a different option for submission, please let us know and we will work to make that happen.

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Step One: Complete Application

Step Two: Reflective Response – Due January 13 at noon

You have freedom to choose how you would like to submit your responses to the following prompts. We want to know your responses in any way that feels best to you. We are much more concerned with WHAT you are sharing than HOW you share it. Some options include:

  • Written Essay. Saved as a word document and submitted to Lisa Weston.
  • Video Presentation. You can save it as a YouTube video or upload as a SharePoint video and share the link with Lisa Weston. If you would like to do a video, but need some assistance, we are happy to provide that!  Just let us know.
  • Recorded PowerPoint presentation with voice-over. Again, you can save it in anyway you'd like and share it with Lisa Weston.
  • If you would like to consider a different option for submission, please let me know and we will work to make that happen.

The prompts are below. Please respond to BOTH prompts.

  • Review the position description for Senior Staff. Share what excites you most about the job.
  • Please share how you might respond to the following scenario: Your Hall Director shares with you, as the Senior Staff member, that there have been a number of behavioral concerns on 3rd floor. There has been some minor vandalism, at least one racial slur written on a whiteboard, and bathroom trash that should not be there. As you brainstorm with your Hall Director on how to approach the concern, what are some factors you might consider? What additional information do you need? How can you lead the team and residents through resolving this concern?

Step Three - Interview

Complete a virtual interview between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., January 10-13.  We'll work to schedule an interview between you and two Residence Directors who are not currently your supervisor. The interview will take place via Zoom and will be recorded so that other professional staff will be able to view the interview. The questions will revolve around the areas of the position description.

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These steps are IN ADDITION to other steps you must complete based upon positions of interest.

Submission of RA SEED Essay  – due January 6

  1. Essay Questions Responses:
    1. Share any classes, trainings, certifications, or other learning opportunities you have completed which have aided in your development of understanding of social justice, equity, inclusion, and diversity.
    2. What have you done to further your understanding of your own identities? What have you learned about through these experiences?
    3. Tell us about a time when you were able to have an engaging and impactful educational conversation around a topic of social justice and inclusion.

RA SEED Interview – February 3-9

  1. Prepared Question Component
    1. Share a social justice issue that is important to you. How did this become important to you and how have you engaged in both learning and conversations on this topic?
    2. You can choose to create a presentation, share your thoughts using a creative medium, or simply respond to the question as you would an interview Q&A.
  2. Additional questions will be asked in addition to the prepared question based upon the job description.

Assistant Housekeeper

Welcome to the employment application site for our Assistant Housekeeper (AHK) position. Our team provides cleaning support for full-time Custodians in the residence halls.

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The Assistant Housekeeper application is available online.

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AHKs are paid an hourly rate of $7.50.

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AHKs will need to pass a Criminal Background Check that is conducted through our Human Resources Department at UWL. You can find more information about student employment on the Human Resources website.

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Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted. You will be contacted if you are selected for an interview. If you have questions, please contact the Office of Residence Life.

Desk Assistant

Welcome to the employment information site for the Desk Assistant (DA) position. Our team of Desk Assistants staff the front desks for each building, and provide customer service and support for our students. Contact the Residence Director in your residence hall for more information.

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Desk Assistants are paid $7.25 per hour.

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In order to be a DA, you must currently live in the hall in which you are applying. Some halls may also have their own qualifications that will be addressed in your application process. DAs will also need to pass a Criminal Background Check (CBC) that is conducted through our Human Resources Department at UWL. You can find more information about student employment on the Human Resources website.

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Each hall operates on different interviewing timelines. Check your UWL email account or inquire with your Residence Director to learn about due dates for DA positions in your hall.

Facility Assistant

The Facility Assistants (FA) have primary responsibilities of moving furnishings, equipment, supplies, and some cleaning. FAs will shift between duties as deemed necessary by their supervisor.

*Must be able to repeatedly lift a minimum of 75 lbs. and work with little to moderate supervision. 

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Complete the following Facility Assistant employment application and submit to Jonathan Henry in the Office of Residence Life.

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Facility Assistants are paid $9.50/hour. Students who have worked for Residence Life in the past will receive an extra $0.25/hour per year of service.

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Moving furnishings, equipment, and supplies include:

  • Moving of furnishings/equipment/supplies between halls, within the hall, to/from Facilities Management and unloading trucks

Deep cleaning duties include:

  • Cleaning public areas and outside various halls
  • Cleaning/minor repair of Housekeeper equipment
  • Any other assignments given to the FAs by the supervisor and/or Office of Residence Life

*Note:  There is a lot of moving and lifting of furniture and equipment.   

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Facility Assistants will need to pass a Criminal Background Check that is conducted through our Human Resources Department at UWL. You can find more information about student employment on the Human Resources website.

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Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted. You will be contacted if you are selected for an interview. If you have questions, please contact Jonathan Henry in the Office of Residence Life.