Housing Ambassador

Thank you for your interest in our Housing Ambassador positions. If the application deadline has passed, feel free to email Liam.Cary-Eaves@wwu.edu with your name and W number if you'd like to be included on the waitlist.

Applications Opens:

August 10

Application Deadline:

Midnight September 15

Positions Offered:

August 30

Offer Acceptance Deadline:

September 5

University Residences employs about 20 housing ambassadors who live on campus and display their rooms* during tours and events aimed at prospective students and families. As experts in Western’s residential experience, housing ambassadors interact with a diverse range of prospective students, families and visitors, and represent the connection between the housing experience and student success. Candidates for the ambassador position should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, a willingness to learn about University Residences, and be able to effectively and positively represent the on-campus living experience. Under the supervision of University Residences marketing staff, ambassadors work independently in their residence hall on a predetermined schedule, and attend meetings for training and development. The employment term for this position is the 2018-19 academic year. The approximate annual salary is $1,400, and the average workload is three hours per week. Living on campus is required.

The primary benefits of this position are:

  • Become an expert on Western's residential experience.
  • Connect with prospective students, families and visitors.
  • Work three hours a week on a salary of approximately $15/hour.
  • Work with your roommate at home in your residence hall.
  • Gain skills and experience that enhance your college experience and employability.

*Showrooms are located in Buchanan Towers, Edens Hall, Edens North, Fairhaven Complex, Higginson Hall, Mathes Hall, Nash Hall, Ridgeway Beta and Ridgeway Kappa. All showrooms are doubles, except for Nash Hall (triple). Showroom locations are determined by University Residences and selected for both accessibility and overall appeal. Ambassador candidates must be willing to live in any showroom.

  • Showcase your room for prospective students, their families and others during organized tours and events.
  • Showcase your room during occasional, pre-scheduled visits by potential summer conference clients.
  • Maintain your room in a condition that is neat, clean and inviting.
  • Prepare your building for tours and events by managing signage and door access.
  • Positively discuss the facilities and amenities offered at Western.
  • Positively discuss your personal experiences of living on campus.
  • Log visitor data through an online form.
  • Attend all meetings and training sessions.
  • Live on campus and be willing to live in any showroom location. Your preferences will be considered but are not guaranteed.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Work independently with a high degree of reliability and personal initiative.
  • Welcome prospective students, families and other visitors into your room during scheduled tours.
  • Keep your room neat, clean and inviting.
  • Maintain good academic and conduct standing with the university.
  • Learn about Western’s housing and dining system.

Dates of employment: September 23, 2018 through June 14, 2019

Compensation: An approximate annual salary of $1,400, divided evenly across 17 pay periods, and equivalent to approximately $15/hour.

Mandatory training: you must attend four hours of paid training during the first week of fall quarter (dates and times to be determined).

Availability: you must be available most Fridays throughout the academic year (2:30 – 5:30 p.m.), along with several Saturdays (dates and times to be determined). On weeks where Saturday is a show day, there are no tours on Friday.

Housing assignment: your housing assignment is determined by University Residences and contingent upon your employment; termination of employment will result in housing reassignment. Housing ambassadors may move in early starting on Friday September 21, 2018, between 1-5pm.

Roommates: if you have a desired roommate, both of you must be housing ambassadors in order to room together. If you do not have a desired roommate, another ambassador will be assigned as your roommate.

As a campus resident, you must maintain compliance with University Residences policies and procedures.

As a student employee, you must maintain compliance with the Student Employment Handbook.

University Residences engages students in diverse and inclusive, healthy, safe and sustainable communities that foster academic success and personal growth. Through 16 residence halls and one apartment community, University Residences provides on-campus housing for over 4,100 of Western’s 16,000 students. More than 165 students are employed by University Residences in part-time positions ranging from entry level to paraprofessional. Questions about this job posting can be directed to University Housing (EH 103), Housing@wwu.edu or 360-650-6565.

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity & Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); eoo@wwu.edu.

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).