Student Jobs

Looking for a job on campus? Working for University Residences allows you to work within walking distance of classes, home and campus activities. There are a number of positions available through University Residences and University Dining Services. Positions offer flexible hours to accommodate classes and study time. Gain great professional experience, increase your skills and add to your resume. Check out the job options available!

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There are a number of year-round jobs for students, these positions provide office assistance, customer service and technology support. It is preferable for applicants to have lived on campus for at least a year. Job titles marked with an asterisk (*) require you to live on campus. Workload ranges from 10 to 19 hours per week depending on the positions and full-time work may be available during breaks and summer.

Accounting Assistant *

The Student Accounting Assistant reports to the University Residences Fiscal Analyst and works an average of 15-19 hours per week. Starting wage commensurate with experience, but the position typically starts at Level 1 with opportunities for promotion based on the successful addition of more complex duties.

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Card Production Assistant

The Western Card is the official meal, library, vending, and copy card for the campus, as well as the student bus pass. We also produce and distribute identification badges and nametags for use by various university departments.

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ResTek Consultant

ResTek Consultants provide instruction and assistance to students living on campus in the form of room visits, phone, and email communications. ResTek focuses on network/Internet connection issues, responsible network use, cable TV and IPTV support. Consultants work a flexible schedule, with an emphasis on educating students about their technology so that they may solve future problems.

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ResTek Data Analyst

The ResTek Data Analyst will work with the Assistant Director of IT and the Web Systems Developer to identify, create, and maintain dashboards, reports, and data visualizations for University Residences staff that support them in answering key questions supporting their work to fulfill the department mission and operational goals.

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ResTek Front-End Web Developer

As the ResTek Front-End Web Developer you will implement front-end solutions connecting design with functionality for the University Residences website. You will translate project specifications into design implementations, integrate front-end designs with REST APIs, collaborate with other developers to optimize front-end web performance, implement responsive and reactive web designs. You will use front-end frameworks, and contribute to our code base while adhering to the team’s version control workflow. You will document implementation decisions and justifications and stay current with emerging front-end technologies and practices.

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ResTek Lab Coordinator

ResTek maintains 12 computer labs and 5 entertainment centers in the WWU residence halls in order to provide academic and co-curricular access to technology for students living on campus. Our goal is to maintain a user experience consistent with that of the labs in academic buildings on campus, providing software, printing and connection to the internet.

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ResTek Server Administrator

ResTek’s Server Administrators are responsible for maintaining the servers that support the University Residences department and the network in the residence halls. ResTek manages the web presence of University Residences and provides many critical web applications that a range of students and staff use every day.

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ResTek Software Developer

The ResTek development team is responsible for the development and maintenance of all in-house software for University Residences, as well as interfacing with third-party solutions used by the department. As a ResTek Software Developer, you will be responsible for primarily web-based and data-driven software for students and staff. Our team emphasizes a JavaScript stack with NodeJS on the backend and Vue on the frontend. We also support a sizeable Python codebase. This position is focused mostly on back-end programming and will evolve with your strengths.

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ResTek Web Designer

As a ResTek Web Designer you will be responsible for building and maintaining websites for ResTek and University Residences. You will work collaboratively in a small web development team. You will contribute to an existing style guide by writing CSS and HTML within team-established conventions. You will work with students and staff within University Residences to create and update content accurately, reliably, and on-time.

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ResTek Web & Graphic Designer

The Web & Graphic Designer creates and edits a variety of print and digital publications that support University Residences’ services and programs. The Web & Graphic Designer designs and implements content for the ResTek and University Residences websites, and participates in the ongoing alignment of these two sites with WWU’s brand. The designer works with ResTek colleagues and content creators and users to create interfaces that offer the best user experience possible.

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During the academic year, 143 part-time student employees provide leadership, administrative support and customer service within Western’s residential communities. Academic-year positions start in September and end in June. Job titles marked with an asterisk (*) require you to live on campus. Workload ranges from 10 to 19 hours per week depending on the position.

Housing Safety Assistant

Housing Safety Assistants play an important role in on campus live on safety, community development, providing general support to residents, and in helping to achieve the mission of University Residences (UR).

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New Resident/Apartment Advisor *

The Resident Advisors and Apartment Advisors play an important role in community development, developing relationships, providing general support to residents, and in helping to achieve the mission of University Residences.

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Returning Resident/Apartment Advisor *

The Returning Resident Advisors and Apartment Advisors play an integral, elevated role in which it is expected that they serve as a peer mentor and leader amongst their staff. Their experiences and abilities will be utilized to role model positive and ethical behavior within the position. Returning RAs and AAs are held to higher standards of accountability, productivity, autonomy, and independence.

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Inclusion Assistant *

The Inclusion Assistant position is an active paraprofessional leadership role in the residence halls, supporting the development and maintenance of a positive and inclusive learning environment.

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Desk Attendant *

The Desk Attendant (DA) position provides front line and building operations service to students, staff and the residential community, in support of the University Residences mission.

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Housing Ambassador *

Housing Ambassadors are members of the Housing marketing team. As tour room hosts, they interact with a diverse range of prospective students and their families. Trained and supervised by University Residences marketing staff, ambassadors showcase their room on tour days and provide a unique student perspective on Housing’s social media.

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Residential Office Assistant

The Residential Office Assistant (ROA) plays a key role in providing administrative support to the Resident Director (RD). In communities where there is both a Supervising Resident Director (SRD) and Assistant Resident Director (ARD), the ROA will provide administrative support to both professional staff members. ROAs will assist in coordinating essential community activities such as tracking residential curriculum, mail pick up, purchasing, and managing administrative processes.

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There are a number of full-time job opportunities to assist with summer campus and conferences mid-June through August or September. Job titles marked with an asterisk (*) require you to live on campus, while others may have the option of living on campus for a reduced rate.

Summer Student Custodian *

In order to maintain our facilities throughout the summer conference season and to prepare them for fall, a rigorous housekeeping program employs 40 full-time student custodians. The student custodian works 40 hours per week, along with some evenings and weekends.

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Summer Student Facilities Assistant *

Under the supervision of the Facilities Associate Director, the student works 40 hours per week along with some evenings and weekends. Housing accommodations in Birnam Wood are available to student the Facilities Assistant for the summer at a discounted rate.

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Conference Services Assistant (CSA) *

CSAs are part of the larger 25-person team for Guest & Housing Operations Summer Conference Housing staff. Typically, there are 12-14 Conference Service Assistants (CSA) on summer staff.

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Conference Housing Assistant Coordinator (CHAC) *

CHACs are part of the larger 25 person team for Guest & Housing Operations Summer Conference Housing staff. Typically, there are 4 CHACs on summer staff.

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Conference Desk Manager

DMs are part of the larger 25-person team for Guest & Housing Operations Summer Conference Housing staff. Typically, there are 4-6 Desk Managers (DM) on Summerstaff. The DMs are focused on front-line service, continuous presence at the front desk scheduling, and “dispatching” appropriate staff for on-site guest needs.

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Overnight Athletic Camp Counselor

The Overnight Athletic Camp Counselor works with the Guest Housing Manager and designated Resident Directors (RDs) to provide overnight supervision of minors attending selected WWU Athletic camps.

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Dining Jobs

Visit wwu.campusdish.com for dining jobs.