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Summer Assistants

The Summer Assistant (SA) position is an important part of our summer staff. The Office of Residence Life hosts a variety of camps and conferences and will also house summer school students. The SA position is a combination of two positions: 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 staff as needed). Most importantly, the SA provides positive customer service to all who stay in our residence halls during the summer. The Summer Assistant will work with a team of approximately 10 SAs. 

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The position description for summer 2023 is available.

General qualifications and eligibility:

• Be available to work from May 15, 2023 through August 21, 2023*. Fall 2023 residence hall staff will be released early for training. *The schedule is subject to change due to training needs and 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
• Exhibit a solid work ethic
• Be able to work well with other people
• Demonstrate ability to work independently of a supervisor
• Have general knowledge of Residence Life
• Possess good leadership, communication, organizational, and time management skills
• Preference will be given to applicants with some Residence Life position experience (Desk Assistant, Resident Assistant, Senior Staff, Custodial Assistant, Eagle Mail Center Assistant)

Compensation for work performed will be $12 per hour. 

A single room in Reuter Hall is offered to all summer staff while on contract.

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

Summer Custodial and Facility Assistants

  • The Summer Custodial Assistant works with a residence hall Custodian to deep clean and maintain day-to-day cleanliness of the residence halls while summer camps and conferences are in session.
  • The Summer Facility Assistant moves furnishings, equipment, supplies and assists with deep cleaning residence halls.

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Please review the job descriptions for Custodial Assistants and Facility Assistants (FA).

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, Interim Coordinator for Residence Life Facilities or the Office of Residence Life.