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 2021-2022 academic year is now open. The application closes on Friday, July 30, 2021.
Desk Assistant (DAs) – Open Accordion Closed
We are excited that you are interested in applying for the Desk Assistant position. Priority Deadline to apply is Monday, July 19, 2021 @ 12pm.
Desk Assistants (DAs) are hired to work in the residence halls to manage front desk operations. DAs will work daytime, evenings and weekends at various residence halls supporting residential students and upholding the mission and values of University Housing at NAU. Hiring for the position is determined by a student’s application, interview responses and scheduling availability. Federal Work-Study Eligible students are encouraged to apply. Desk Assistants will provide excellent customer service by answering telephones, responding to emails, assisting with check in and check out, receiving and issuing packages, maintaining hall supplies including but not limited to checking out vacuums, keys and other resources provided by the front desk. Additionally, DAs help maintain the safety and security of the residential buildings.
DAs work an average of 10-15 hours per week; schedules vary depending on availability and need. The DA position is trained and managed by a student Desk Manager, employed by Housing and Residence Life.
Complete applications that meet the qualifications will be considered to move forward in the hiring process.
After reviewing applications and availability, limited interviews will be offered and scheduled.
Following an interview, students will be notified through NAU email to accept or decline the position by Thursday, August 5, 2021. Should a student not initially receive an offer for the position, they can keep their application active in the event that a position becomes available.
Be a full-time student in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at the NAU Mountain campus.
Have a minimum of 2.0 GPA to apply. An exception is made for first-time freshmen who apply, for these students grade checks will be conducted at the end of the semester.
Be in good conduct standing with the university to maintain employment throughout the 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 staff. Email Savannah Davis at Savannah.Davis@nau.edu with questions about the position. Federal Work-Study Eligible students are encouraged to apply.
Apply to be a CDA through Handshake.
This application is now closed.
Resident Assistant (RA) – Closed 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) – Closed 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.
Housing and Residence Life Support Services (HRLSS) – Open Accordion Closed
Housing and Residence Life Support Services (HRLSS) employees perform a variety of tasks that directly and indirectly support the operation of the 22 on campus residence halls – ensuring customer service, safety and security of the campus residents, timely and effective delivery of duties and responsibilities, and project management execution.
All students in this position will be cross trained in all tasks; all necessary training is provided. This is a physical labor position that includes lifting, moving, cleaning, etc. You will be asked to complete any/all of the outlined tasks and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation throughout the academic year.
HRLSS is located on South Campus in building 98F. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday 8am-5pm. We offer part time employment with flexible hours during the academic year. Our shifts are designed in 3-4 hour increments, generally running 9am-Noon and 1pm – 5pm. Students are asked to work a minimum of 6 hours per week. Our employees work in small teams providing reliable deliveries and services to the campus community. Employment hours are generally offered during downtime (holiday and summer breaks) for those interested.
Typical Duties (but not limited to):
- Replacing broken furniture (desks, chairs, refrigerators)
- Assembling and installing furniture in student and public spaces
- Carpet / upholstery extraction of public space furniture and vacant rooms
- Warehouse organization and cleaning
- Conduct detailed team walkthroughs of resident halls for occupancy readiness.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Strong public relations, customer service, interpersonal and communication skills
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Flexibility and ability to handle potentially stressful situations
- Positive and professional attitude
- Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
- Ability to perform all tasks with or without reasonable accommodation (physical labor includes cleaning tasks listed above, moving linen bundles/equipment of various weight up to 50 lbs., and moving furniture/equipment)
- Ability to conduct themselves in a professional and trustworthy manner due to card and/or key access to student rooms
Review the job description. When you are ready to apply, click the green “external application” button to start your application. We are currently hiring for Fall 2021. Some immediate start positions are available.
This position requires physical fitness including the strength to handle heavy objects and potentially move items for several hours a day. This includes lifting, reaching, bending, and squatting. Also, hand-eye coordination promotes careful positioning of moving materials.
- $12.99 hourly rate
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.
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 – Closed 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.