Desk Assistant

Desk Assistant - 2018/2019

Position Summary

The Desk Assistant (DA) is an integral member of the Housing and Residence Life team, serving as one of the initial representatives of the residence halls and Seattle University (SU) communities. The DA works at the residence hall front desk, assisting in the administration, service and security of the residence hall.

The DA, often the first contact to residents, visitors, and persons outside of the SU community, must demonstrate professionalism and customer service at all times, while also responding quickly and effectively in emergency situations. Candidates must demonstrate effective leadership ability and possess qualities such as personal maturity, dependability, motivation, initiative, integrity, responsibility, discretion and strong interpersonal skills.

Reports to: Area Coordinator (AC)

To qualify for the DA position, you must:

  • Be enrolled as a full time student at Seattle University
  • Be in good academic (maintaining a 2.5 cumulative GPA) and conduct standing with Seattle University and Housing and Residence Life.
  • Be eligible for Work Study
  • Have basic knowledge of office procedures including filing, typing, and phone skills.

For a more complete position description, take a look at this document: Desk Assistant Position Description.

DA Selection Process Timeline

The following is the projected selection process timeline for 2018/2019 DAs. 

  • 3/16/18 - Application opens at the following link: 2018-2019 Desk Assistant Application
  • 4/13/18 - Application closes at 11:59 pm
  • Week of 4/30/18 to 5/4/18 - Interviews (anticipate 45 minutes to 1 hour each)
  • 5/11/18 - Candidates notified of hiring status
  • 5/18/18 - Deadline to accept/decline position

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the 2018/2019 DA Selection Process, please contact Brian Hooks (

Application Details

The application for the 2018/2019 DA position will become available on March 10th and will be found at the following link: 2018-2019 HRL Positions Application. For any other information regarding the selection process, please refer to the timeline above or contact Brian Hooks ( or the Central Housing Office (