Front Desk Assistant Selection Process

Student Housing and Residence Life is excited to announce that we are currently in the process of hiring Front Desk Assistants (FDAs) for the 2021-2022 academic year. We encourage those that are interested to review the selection information included below. If you have any questions regarding the process, please contact Assistant Director for Residence Life, Shelley Marshall, at

Position Overview

The Front Desk Assistant (FDA) works closely with other Student Housing & Residence Life staff as well as residents to foster a safe community environment within the buildings. FDAs provide excellent customer service by connecting with residents, responding to resident inquiries, registering visitors and guests, directing students to resources, checking out equipment, and implementing Student Housing & Residence Life policies and procedures related to the operation of the Front Desks.

FDAs must be available to take shifts during Front Desk hours. The hours for each desk are listed below.

Sunday-Thursday: 8-10pm and 10pm-1am

Friday/Saturday: 8-11pm and 11pm-2am

Step by Step Guide for Applying to Be a Front Desk Assistant

Step 1:

Read through the Terms and Conditions of the position to ensure the following:

  • You fully understand the requirements and expectations of the position
  • You meet the minimum qualifications to be considered
  • You are available for any required staff meetings, training, etc

Click Here for the Terms and Conditions document 

Step 2:

Complete an online application with a resume by Sunday, July 11, 2021, at 11:59 PM. This application is the same for all currently available student assistant positions so if you are interested in more than one position you only need to complete one application and mark all positions you are interested in being considered for. To complete an application click the button at the bottom of this page.

Step 3:

Applications will be pre-screened. This includes completing a GPA and conduct checks as well as a review of the application.

Step 4:

After pre-screening, all candidates who are moved forward will be asked to participate in our interview process. Interviews will take place the week of July 19

Step 5:

Conditional appointment letters will be sent via email on July 23. Please note: you cannot be officially hired until you have accepted the appointment. The deadline to accept will be included in your appointment letter.

Step 6:

Before your conditional appointment can become official, you will need to complete and clear a livescan (background check). You will be emailed details regarding how to complete the livescan as well as a date by which it needs to be completed should you be advanced to this step.

Step 7:

Once we have received your livescan results, a staff member will contact you with more details on completing a hiring packet (conditional on the livescan coming back clear) in order to initiate your onboarding process.