Residence hall student positions

Desk Manager

Desk Managers provide oversight for front desk operations and provide supervision to Desk Assistants and Summer Housing Assistants while working closely with the Residence Hall Director of the building.

Learn more about the Desk Manager position!

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 DA is done directly by the Desk Manager. 

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 Ask.ResLife@nau.edu.

Community Development Assistant

Community Development Assistants work in the Community Development Center (CDC) the supply and craft resource space for student leaders within the residence halls. Community Development Assistants help to maintain supplies, staff the desk and help provide resources to students. Email Jamie Lloyd at Jamie.Lloyd@nau.edu with questions about the position.

The application for Desk Assistant, Student Custodian, and Community Development Assistant is currently closed. Please check back periodically for posting updates. 

In order to be eligible for hire for these positions, you must complete four online trainings required for all University employees, FERPA, Information Security Essentials, Preventing Workplace Harassment, and Online Loss Prevention Training. After you submit an application, you will be sent an e-mail from Ask.ResLife@nau.edu with instructions for these required trainings. To learn more, visit the FAQ page.

Resident Assistant

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

Student Sustainability Mentor

The Sustainability Mentors provide peer education and programming about sustainability in the halls. Please visit the Eco-Rep page for more information about the position, the hiring process, and the application.