Residence hall student positions

Below you will find descriptions of our residence hall employment opportunities for students. 

We are not hiring any of the below positions for summer 2014.

The application for employment in the fall 2014 semester closed on April 24, 2014. We will not be accepting applications for the fall semester again until the application reopens from August 1-September 1, 2014. 

In order to be eligible for hire for these positions, you must complete three online trainings required by all University employees – FERPA, Information Security Essentials, and Preventing Workplace Harassment. After you submit an application, you will be sent an email from with instructions for these trainings. To learn more, visit the FAQ page.

Desk Assistant

Desk Assistants (DAs) are hired by each residence hall specifically to work at the front desk.

Job description

A DA typically answers telephones, questions, maintains hall supplies, checks-out vacuums and packages, as well as helps build community within the residence hall of their employment. DAs can either be Federal Work Study or Student Wage. 

Both types of DA wages are balanced at each front desk and this balance determines the number of hours available for each type of DA to work in a week.

Hiring and supervision of DAs is done directly by a Senior Resident Assistant or Residence Hall Director.  

Student Custodian

Student Custodians work at apartment style residence halls.

Job Description

Student Custodians are hired at apartment style residence halls, and keep the public spaces of the apartment complex clean. 

Student Custodians can either be Federal Work Study or Student Wage. Both types of Student Custodian wages are balanced at each residence hall, and this balance determines the number of hours available for each type of Custodian to work in a week. 

Hiring and supervision of Student Custodians is done directly by a Residence Hall Director.

Have questions about becoming a Desk Assistant or a Student Custodian? Visit the FAQ page for answers to common questions and academic requirements. You can also call 928-523-5840 or email

Programming Assistant

The Programming Assistant assists with centralized, campus-wide educational, and social programming. Contact, Coordinator for Staff and Community Development, for more information.


Resident Assistant

Please visit the Resident Assistant selection page for more information about Resident Assistants and the hiring process.