Become part of our team
We’re excited you are considering becoming a part of our team. To find out more about what drives our department, read our mission and values. Please take the time to explore the different types of positions for which we hire. Before you apply be sure to review the important information page for crucial details. Federal Work-Study eligible students are encouraged to apply.
Residence hall student positions
Desk Manager (DM) – Closed Accordion Closed
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. Federal Work-Study Eligible students are encouraged to apply.
The application to become a DM for the 2020-2021 academic year is now closed.
Desk Assistant (DAs) – Closed Accordion Closed
We are excited that you are interested in applying for the Desk Assistant position. Please take note that we have received a high volume of applicants, from this pool offers have been made and most positions have been filled. We are still accepting applications throughout the 2019-2020 academic year, but encourage you to consider applying to other positions.
Desk Assistants (DAs) are hired to work in each Residence Hall specifically to manage front desk operations. DAs will work evenings and weekends at various Residence Halls. Hiring for the position is determined by a student’s availability to fill the necessary hours needed to cover at anyone of our 16 Residence Hall front desks.
A DA will provide excellent customer service by answering telephones, questions, maintaining hall supplies, checking out vacuums, packages, and other resources provided by the front desk. DAs can be either 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 managed and trained directly by a Desk Manager. Federal Work-Study Eligible students are encouraged to apply.
Students will be notified through email to accept or decline the position by August 19.
With the exception of Freshmen students who apply, all students who are not freshmen must be in good conduct standing with the university and have a 2.5 GPA to apply.
Freshmen who apply, grade checks will be conducted at the end of the semester and the student must be in good conduct standing with the university to maintain employment throughout the semester.
All complete applications that meet qualifications will be considered. Should a student not initially receive an offer for the position they can keep their application active in the event a position becomes available. This position will be open throughout the fall semester.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. EEO Law Poster. NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.
Please go to Handshake to view the Desk Assistant Position Description.
Community Development Assistant (CDA) – Open Accordion Closed
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. Federal Work-Study Eligible students are encouraged to apply.
Apply to be a CDA through Handshake.
Resident Assistant (RA) – Open Accordion Closed
Resident Assistants (RA) facilitate a safe and open community for residents living on campus and ensures a great residence hall experience.
Residential College Ambassador (RCA) – Open Accordion Closed
A Residential College Ambassador (RCA) is a student leader who works with first-year students in their Residential College to provide academic support, academic events, and connect students with their academic college and NAU as a whole. Find out how you can become an RCA. Federal Work-Study Eligible students are encouraged to apply.
Residence Life Support Services (RLSS) – Closed Accordion Closed
Residence Life Support Services (RLSS) student workers help keep our residential facilities cleaned and well-stocked by serving on at least one of the four crews listed below. Applicants will be informed about which crews are hiring and will indicate preferred crew(s) in their application. RLSS student employees must be able to work a minimum of 12 hours a week in shifts of 3 hours or more. Standard hours of operation are Monday – Friday 8AM- 5PM. Positions can be for the academic year, summer, or have the potential to be year-round. Discounted summer housing may be available for those who qualify. For questions about this position, please contact RLSS at 928-523-1109 or email@example.com. Federal Work-Study Eligible students are encouraged to apply.
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The cleaning crew is responsible for cleaning warehouse inventory and student and staff rooms. If on this crew, you would use industrial cleaners to scrub bathrooms, mop floors, and clean refrigerators, stoves, and microwaves.
The extraction crew is responsible for carpet care in student and staff rooms. If on this crew, you would be responsible for transporting an industrial extraction machine to and from the room, moving and returning any needed furniture, adding the appropriate chemicals to the machines and running the extraction machine until the stains or smells have been resolved.
The Linen crew prepares and delivers towels, washcloths, sheets, and pillowcases to student and visitors such as summer conference guests. If on this crew, you would use on-campus industrial laundry rooms to wash, dry, and fold linens prior to delivering them to residence halls and other campus buildings as needed.
The Moving crew is responsible for the furniture in residence hall rooms and public spaces. If on this crew, you would replace broken furniture and refrigerators, move furniture into and out of student rooms, and transport furniture within the warehouse and across campus. The moving crew is responsible for maintaining and cleaning work vehicles, repairing vacuum cleaners, and other tasks as assigned.
Summer Housing Assistant (SHA) – Closed Accordion Closed
Consider spending your summer in Flagstaff in a dynamic and fun position! Learn more and apply for a Summer Housing Assistant (SHA) position.
Central office staff
Central office hours are 8AM – 5PM., Monday- Friday.
Hiring for these positions is contingent on the satisfactory completion of a criminal background investigation, employment history verification, and fingerprint check. Federal Work-Study Eligible students are encouraged to apply.
Front Desk/Operations Assistant – Closed Accordion Closed
The Housing and Residence Life Front Desk/Operations Assistant position provides support to the housing operations staff, responsible for processing housing applications, monitoring housing assignments, and placing housing charges on student LOUIE accounts for residents at NAU. This position includes Housing and Residence Life representation at: Discover NAU, NAU Orientation, #NAUSaidYes. This position is a year round position with available hours during summer and winter breaks. Federal Work-Study Eligible students are encouraged to apply.
Residence Life Office Assistant – Closed Accordion Closed
Residence Life Office Assistant greets and welcomes students, staff and visitors while providing quality in person and telephone customer service. Must be able to multi-task and use critical thinking skills while maintaining an organized clean work space. General administrative knowledge including use of office equipment, maintaining inventory of office supplies, creating forms and maintain protocols. Assemble, organize and assist in personnel files and hiring of student positions. Position requires flexibility in variety of tasks and projects. Federal Work-Study Eligible students are encouraged to apply.
Student Videographer and Photographer – Closed Accordion Closed
As a student videographer and photographer you will work with your supervisor and other students on creating compelling and professional video projects that are used for a variety of recruitment or educational processes within Housing and Residence Life (HRL). You will take part in developing a concept, creating shot lists, producing, shooting and editing videos and photos that will be used on the HRL website and on YouTube. As part of this role, individuals are expected to learn and explore new skills and creative styles, improve the production quality, and maintain the NAU brand standards.
Student Graphic Designer and Photographer – Open Accordion Closed
As a student graphic designer and photographer, you will work with your supervisor and other students on creative and informative communications for a variety of events and hall programs within Housing and Residence Life (HRL). You will be expected to meet with project leaders (clients), create concepts, proofs and final high-quality, print ready designs. You will also find yourself improving on existing photography skills while documenting key events and updating hall specific website photos.
As part of this role, individuals are expected to follow instructions, learn and explore new skills and creative styles, improve the production quality, and maintain the NAU brand standards. Applicants are encouraged to carefully read through the job description before beginning the application process.