The Summer Assistant (SA) is an important part of our summer staff. The Office of Residence Life will host a variety of camps and conferences and will also house summer school students. The SA position is a combination of the Resident Assistant (assisting residents, building community, and enforcing policies) and the Conference Assistant (preparing the hall for a camp/conference, providing overnight duty coverage, and assisting camp/conference staff as needed) positions. Most importantly, the SA provides positive customer service to all who stay in our halls during the summer. The SA will work on a team of approximately 10 SAs. 

Application & Position Description expanding section

The Summer Assistant application is currently closed  The full position description for summer 2020 is available online.

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General qualifications and eligibility

Be available to work from May 18, 2020 through August 22, 2020*. Fall 2020 residence hall staff will be released early for training. Schedule is subject to change due to specific conference itineraries.

Be an enrolled student at a UW System school

• Be in good conduct standing at UWL

• Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5

• Show up to shifts on time and take initiative to complete tasks in a timely manner.

• Be able to work well with other people

• Demonstrate ability to work independently of a supervisor

Have a general knowledge of Residence Life

Possess good leadership, communication, organizational, and time management skills

• Preference will be given to applicants with some Residence Life job experience (DA, AHK, DC, RA, AA)

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SAs will be compensated for their work. They will be paid via direct deposit at a rate of $9.00/hour. Returning SAs receive a $0.25 increase for each summer of service (2nd summer = $9.25, 3rd summer = $9.50).

SAs are also provided free summer housing in Reuter Hall.

Throughout the summer, weekly hours will vary depending on the camps and conferences we will be hosting. However, an SA can typically expect to average approximately 20-30 hours per week.

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Applications for the Summer Assistant Position Open in February. If you have questions about this or other summer Residence Life employment opportunities, please contact Victoria Carlson at vcarlson@uwlax.edu

Summer 2020 Summer Assistant Hiring Timeline

Application Available  Feb. 1, 2020
Priority Application Deadline Friday, March 13, 2020 @ 11:59 pm 
Interviews  Mid-March
Initial Offer Letters  Late March