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University Housing employs 300-450 student employees, annually. Typically, 200 students are working for us at any one time. Open positions are constantly updated on our application. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, keep checking back. We would love to add you to the team! If a hiring manager is interested in setting up an interview, they will reach out via your UWM email address. All student employees of University Housing are expected to abide by the rules and regulations outlined in our Student Employment Handbook.

Please note: Submitting an application does not guarantee an interview or employment.

Minimum Qualifications for All University Housing Student Employment Positions:

  • Enrolled in at least a part-time course load (does not apply for positions in summer and winter break periods).
  • GPA of 2.5 in most recently completed term (Summer-only positions require 2.0 GPA in most recent term).
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 (Summer-only positions require a 2.0 cumulative GPA).
  • Satisfactory completion of University Criminal Background Check and University Housing Resident and Guest Behavior Check

Once an application is submitted, the following will occur before the applicant is contacted:

  • Grade Check (most recent term completed and cumulative GPA)
  • University Housing Behavior File Check
  • Verification of student status
  • Review of Application and Attached Documents

Application Form

University Housing uses a universal employment application for all positions. Please visit the virtual interview application to view a list of open positions and to apply. To learn more about RA positions, visit the Be An RA page.

Summer Employment for University Housing

Some University Housing Summer Employees may be eligible for free summer housing, when availability allows. Any summer student employee who doesn’t live in free housing is eligible for a temporary $1.00/raise, to help offset the costs of summer housing options. For more information about the requirements for free summer housing, download the Summer Employment Terms and Signature Page.

Custodial and Maintenance Positions

Carpet Crew – Summer Only

  • Assist professional staff with removing and replacing carpet tiles.
  • Work in all buildings of University Housing.
  • Carpet work done in bedrooms, apartments, suites, lounges, and hallways.

Housing Student Custodian

Serves University Housing by performing a variety of custodial tasks, fulfilling work orders, and working alongside the University Housing Facilities team and direct supervisors in Sandburg Residence Hall. Other tasks include moving furniture as needed, emptying trash and recycling reciprocals, and performing routine cleaning tasks around the building. We are looking for individuals who have strong customer service skills, attention to detail, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and the ability to work independently as well as in a team.

Physical Requirements: Be able to move through facilities without the aid of elevators, be able to communicate using a two-way radio, be able to lift 60 lbs, and be able to move furniture throughout the facility.

Electronics Technician Assistant

  • Assist the Electronics Technician with electronic system maintenance.
  • Previous work experience/familiarity with electronics systems and basic DC circuits.
  • Strong attention to detail, customer service skills, and the ability to work independently and dependently is required.
  • Perform tasks such as replacing/repairing low voltage jacks, running low voltage cable, repairing electronic strikes and locking mechanisms, assist in the repair of the fire alarm system, replace TVs, etc.
  • Ability to transport heavy objects up to 50 lbs., to endure constant bending, twisting, kneeling and to climb up and down ladders, stairs and scaffolding.
  • Ability to safely operate power tools, ladders and aerial lifts.

Key Shop Assistant


  • Assist professional full time maintenance staff with completing routine jobs, preventative maintenance, and project work.
  • Maintenance includes replacement of light bulbs and fixtures, lock repairs, drywall repairs, carpet replacement, plumbing repairs, and HVAC maintenance.
  • Demonstrate qualities of leadership, responsibility and maturity.
  • Preferred previous work experience with maintenance.
  • Strong customer service skills, attention to detail, ability to follow directions, and be able to complete work assignments as a team member as well as work independently is required.
  • Ability to safely operate power tools, knives.
  • Ability to transport heavy objects up to 50 lbs., to endure constant bending, twisting, kneeling and to climb up and down ladders, stairs and scaffolding.

Operations Assistant (Facilities)

  • Complete routine facility related projects and duties.
  • Maintain the TMA work order System.
  • Coordinate work flow for summer painting, maintenance and custodial crews.
  • Inspect student suites.
  • Keep an accurate inventory of all facilities equipment, tools, furniture and supplies.
  • Research and submit purchase requisitions.
  • Complete basic office tasks such as making copies, filing, etc.
  • Must have strong customer service skills, strong attention to detail, ability to follow directions, and be able to complete work assignments as a team member as well as work independently.
  • Willingness to accept new responsibilities and challenges while learning in the position.
  • Must be able to work 10-25 hours per week during the Academic year within office hours of Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 4:00pm.
  • Must be able to work 40 hours per week during the summer months.


  • Assist the professional full-time Paint Supervisor with completing routine jobs, preventative maintenance and spring project work.
  • Including touch up painting, patching and finishing drywall, staining and varnishing and suite maintenance.
  • Qualities of leadership, responsibility and maturity are required.
  • Previous work experience with maintenance is preferred.
  • Strong customer service skills, attention to detail, ability to follow directions, and be able to complete work assignments as a team member as well as work independently are required.
  • Ability to use step and extension ladders.
  • Ability to safely operate power tools and hand tools.
  • Ability to lift heavy objects up to 50 lbs., to endure constant bending, twisting, kneeling and to climb up and down ladders, stairs and scaffolding.
Office Assistant Positions

Business Administration Office Assistant (BASOA)

Applicants must have at least 1 year of live-in experience in University Housing Residence Halls (i.e. have lived in Sandburg, Cambridge, RiverView, Purin, or Kenilworth for at least 1 academic year).

The Business Administration Student Office Assistant will work directly with the Business Administration unit for University Housing and is responsible for a variety of responsibilities. BASOAs provide reception desk coverage, answer phone lines and University Housing email and social media accounts, and manage incoming calls from current and prospective residents and their family. They assist with campus recruitment efforts (which could include but is not limited to tabling and housing tours), provide assistance in making copies, laminating, and distributing flyers for residence halls, utilize Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and other software to input data and maintain records, as well as perform data entry and verify data entry into Housing Module System (HMS) and Panther Access to Web Services (PAWS). Strong English-language skills are required.

Media Programmer – RLA

  • The Programming Media RLA has office hours scheduled weekly for around 10 hours
  • The Programming Media RLA orders movies and coordinates show dates with Swank Motion Pictures Inc. to play films in Sandburg and South Flicks during the semester.
  • The Media RLA may need to works shifts to play movies in Flicks or South Flicks.
  • The Programming Media RLA trains, schedules, and coordinates RAs to work shifts playing movies in Flicks and South Flicks.
  • The Programming Media RLA uses Microsoft PowerPoint to create and update a weekly slideshow that is played before each movie screening in Flicks.
  • The Programming Media RLA works with Housing Graphic Artists to create advertisements for movies on a weekly basis and updates posters outside each Flicks movie area weekly
  • The Programming Media RLA uses Microsoft Excel to keep accurate, weekly attendance and budget records for the movies playing during the semester.
  • The Programming Media RLA plans and executes 4 large scale events per semester.
  • The Programming Media RLA updates the UWM Flicks Movies Facebook page weekly.
  • Orders Supplies as needed
  • The Programming Media RLA works as the contact between Swank Motion Pictures Inc. and organizations throughout University Housing that want to acquire the rights to show a film for an event.
  • Understands and troubleshoots audio-visual equipment in Flicks
  • Other Duties as assigned or deemed necessary or that you see need to be done.

Media Technology/Media Coordinator – RLA

  • The Media Technology RLA performs weekly checks on audio-visual equipment and whiteboards located in University Housing classrooms in Riverview, Cambridge, and Sandburg.
  • The Media Technology RLA works with EMS regarding room reservations with special media requests weekly.
  • The Media Technology RLA drives a UWM vehicle to transport equipment to South Campus when equipment is requested to be set up there. A Driver Authorization is required.
  • The Media Technology RLA understands and troubleshoots audio-visual equipment in both Flicks and Channel Lounge.
  • Maintains Inventories of Channel Lounge Equipment and Equipment in storage room of Flicks
  • Orders Supplies and equipment as needed
  • Assists RAs in checking out media equipment for events
  • Works with SAITs on any computer issues requiring advanced assistance
  • The Media Technology RLA has office hours scheduled weekly for around 10 hours (Not to exceed 20 total hours per week when combined with the movie shifts).
  • The Media Technology RLA works weekly shifts to play movies in Flicks or South Flicks.
  • Other Duties as assigned or deemed necessary or that you see need to be done.

Student Mailroom Assistant

The Student Mailroom Assistant serves University Housing by staffing the residential mailrooms at Sandburg, Cambridge, and RiverView Halls which serve students, parents, summer guests, vendors, and visitors to the University. Employees sort, distribute, forward, and prepare outgoing mail and utilize package management software to maintain an accurate record of incoming and outgoing packages. Additional duties include responding to questions, making referrals, data entry, operating standard office equipment, assisting students with mailbox use, and more. Makes recommendations and reports to the University Housing Business Administration Operations Assistant.

Student Purchasing Assistant

The Student Purchasing Assistant provides clerical and administrative support to the Accounts Manager and University Housing full time staff, including filing, double-checks, scanning, data entry, answering telephones, e-mail, and in-person inquiries. Will assist in the fiscal management and purchasing of supplies for University Housing. Will also provide inventory control, supply and equipment recommendations, routine cleaning/organization and re-stocking for all Residence Life Resource Rooms and programming supply closets. Strong customer service skills and retail experience is a requirement. You will also need a valid Driver’s License.

Residence Life Assistant

  • Assist the full-time staff member in Residence Life with the delivery services, programs and initiatives.
  • Provide clerical and administrative support for resident life programs and initiatives, including database management, unit purchasing and budget reconciliation, scheduling for the professional staff outreach initiatives, and some event planning/execution.
  • Ability to answering telephone, e-mail, and in-person inquires.
  • Knowledge of computers, basic classroom technology, and Microsoft office programs.
  • Ability to lift 25-75 lbs.
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational skills, and appreciation for exceptional customer service is required.

Residential Administration Office Assistant

  • Assist professional staff members with various aspects of the University Housing department, upholding policies and procedures, and playing an integral role in the conduct and behavior processes of residents involved in policy violations.
  • Must have lived in UWM University Housing for at least one academic semester.
  • Positive role model for students and supportive of staff.
  • Ability to multi-task, complete paperwork and tasks on time, maintain confidentiality, be helpful and courteous to the residents and community members.
  • Familiar with Microsoft Word and Excel programs.
  • Ability to process documents and letter for the University Housing Behavior Process, tracking sanctions issued by the Behavior Process, make campus deliveries, and complete work orders.
  • Ability to learn how to use office equipment, answer phones and schedule appointments for professional staff, assist professional staff with various tasks related to opening and closing, assist with filing various forms and reports, and any other duties.
Outreach and Design Positions

Graphic Artist

The Design Center supports University Housing by providing graphic design and digital media projects for five facilities; Cambridge Commons, Kenilworth Square Apartments, Purin Hall, RiverView Residence Hall and Sandburg Hall. The Graphic Artist supports these efforts by:

  • Designing marketing materials to be distributed throughout University Housing facilities in order to increase residents’ awareness of programming and resources available to them. Materials include flyers, banners, table tents, presentations, and brochures.
  • Providing digital media content for the University Housing website and social media accounts to promote events and recruit prospective students.

Graphic Artists work closely with the Integrated Media Specialist, Outreach and Communications Manager and Outreach Assistants to stay on top of incoming requests and inquiries. Applicants must have the following:

  • Familiarity with the Mac computer platform.
  • Experience with or coursework in designing for professional printing presses.
  • Proficiency in using Adobe Creative Cloud graphic design software such as Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign.
  • Familiarity with Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and other social media platforms.

Outreach Assistant

  • Represent University Housing to current and potential students and their families.
  • Giving presentations to large and small groups, staffing information table at various fairs, and staffing large exhibits at the UWM Open House.
  • Must be a current or former resident of University Housing.
  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills are required.
  • Experience with PowerPoint or Prezi.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to assemble and distribute prepared marketing materials.
  • Ability to conduct phone outreach to prospective students regarding University Housing and Contract Status.
  • Ability to respond accurately and professionally to requests by phone, e-mail or in-person.
  • Ability to provide tours of all University Housing facilities to prospective students, campus partners, or guests of the University.
  • Ability to operate a notebook computer and LCD projector.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.
Resident Assistant (RA)

Resident Assistants, while considered University Housing Student Employees, have a specialized application process. Visit WWW.RA.UWM.EDU for more details.

Security Positions

Security & Service Desk

Serves University Housing by staffing the service desks at the Residence Halls (Sandburg, Cambridge, RiverView, and Kenilworth) which, in turn, serve students, parents, summer guests, other UH employees, and more. SSD employees assist residents with a variety of concerns such as campus questions and details pertaining to living in the Residence Halls. They confront and enforce UH policies and other security concerns such as responding to fire alarms. This position has flexible scheduling that works around your class schedule. Employees are required to work overnights (12AM-6AM) on a weekly to biweekly basis, as well as holidays and over breaks. If you want to build critical thinking and leadership skills, are responsible and adaptable, have strong English-language skills, and are willing to learn new things every day we are very interested in interviewing you.