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Student employment

A page within Residence Life

Resident Assistant and Senior Staff

All positions have been filled for the 2024-2025 academic year.  We do have a large list of alternates that we will consider should we have an opening.

The 2025-26 (and Spring 25) application will launch in November or December.  If you would like to be notified when the application launches, complete this simple information form and we will send you a direct email encouraging you to apply.

Anyone who applies to be an RA will be notified of their status prior to March 1, 2025. If you plan to live on campus next year, even if you do not get an RA position, we encourage you to complete the housing application for the 2025-26 year.


Selection timeline

For 2025-26 academic year applicants:

November (TBD) - application available

Early January - priority deadline completed applications

Jan to Feb  – interview based upon position of interest 

Late February – applicants notified of job offer

Position descriptions

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

Resident Assistant with additional SJI responsibilities

Senior Staff Position Description

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

New Applicant

New applicants should complete the general application.  The application will be available in November/December for the following year.

Once the online application is complete, applicants will receive an email with instructions on completing an essay/video prompt based on upon the positions applied for.

Based upon submitted materials, some applicants will be invited to participate in in-person interviews in early February.


Returner Applicant

Current or former Student Staff should complete the general application.

Once the application is completed, applicants will be sent an email with further instructions based upon the positions they are interested in.

Those interested in Senior Staff Positions will be asked to schedule a virtual interview with 2 Residence Directors.

Custodial Assistant

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

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The Custodial Assistant application is available online.


Custodial Assistants are paid an hourly rate of $11.

Job description

Custodial Assistants will 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.


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. Being a DA is a great way to meet new people, learn new skills, and become involved within your residence hall community!

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For the 2024-2025 academic year, Desk Assistants are paid $9 per hour.


To be eligible for a Desk Assistant position, you must be living in the residence hall for the academic year in which you apply. 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.


2024-2025 Academic Year:

  • Applications for the Desk Assistant position are open from June 10, 2024 to August 4, 2024.
  • Application can be found here.
  • Interviews will take place, virtually, the week of August 12, 2024.
  • If chosen to take part in an interview, applicants will be contacted by their Residence Director and hall staff via their UWL email during the week of August 12, 2024.  
  • Anticipated start date for the DA position is between September 9-13, 2024 dependent on successful CBC, HR paperwork completion, and DA training.