Housing Ambassador

Position Summary

Housing Ambassadors are valued student employees who live on campus and showcase their rooms during tours and events. As tour room hosts, ambassadors interact with a diverse range of students and their families. Trained and supervised by University Residences marketing staff, ambassadors provide a unique student perspective both in-person and on Housing's social media.

Note: Showrooms are located in Nash Hall, Alma Clark Glass Hall, Edens Hall, and Ridgeway Beta. Housing Ambassador candidates must be willing to live in any showroom.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Showcase room for prospective students, their families and others during organized tour days and special events
  • Maintain your room in a condition that is neat, clean and welcoming
  • Ensure room is open and ready on tour/event day
  • Discuss benefits of living on campus to visitors
  • Attend all meetings and training sessions
  • Log visitor data through an online form

Required Qualifications

  • Must be willing to live in any showroom location
  • Demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Work independently with a high degree of reliability
  • Maintain good academic and conduct standing with the university
  • Learn about housing and dining at Western

Terms of Employment

Dates of employment: September 20, 2023 through June 10, 2024

Compensation: $15.74/hour and a discounted room rate

Hours of work:

  • 4 hours of paid training (dates and times to be determined)

Fall Quarter (4 events):

  • Fall Preview Days | Fridays October 13, 20, 27 and November 3

Winter Quarter (6 events):

  • Viking Visits | Fridays January 19, 26 and February 2, 9, 16, 23

Spring Quarter (7 events):

  • Admitted Student Days | Saturdays April 6, 13

  • Viking Visits | Fridays April 19, 26

  • Junior Visit Days | Fridays May 10, 17, 24

Housing assignment: Your housing assignment is determined by University Residences. Termination of employment will result in housing reassignment. 

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.

Application Timeline

Application will be open from July 5 - July 31.

*Initial deadline was August 25, but due to an influx of applications we've decided to close the application early.*

Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action

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).


For any questions about the Housing Ambassador position, please contact Jensen Heike at heikej@wwu.edu