University Housing Student Employment Positions

University Housing employs 300-450 student employees, annually. Typically, 200 students are working for the department at any one time.

University Housing uses a universal employment application for all positions. Please visit the application page to apply. (Note: if you apply for positions not currently available, your application will be kept on file until June 30).

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

  1. Grade Check (most recent term completed and cumulative GPA).
  2. University Housing Behavior File Check.
  3. Verification of student status.
  4. Review of Application and Attached Documents.

Student Employment Job Descriptions

Business Administration Office Assistant
  • Work directly with the Business Administration unit.
  • Demonstrate qualities of leadership, responsibility and maturity.
  • Provide reception desk coverage, answer phone lines and University Housing email.
  • Operate office equipment including: copy, fax, and scanning machines.
  • Utilize Microsoft Office, Microsoft excel, and other software to input date and maintain records.
  • Ability to work independently and dependently.
Carpet Crew

Summer Position 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.
Custodial Support Services
  • Assist professional full time Facility staff with cleaning resident rooms, bathrooms, common areas and lounges in University Housing Resident Halls and Apartments.
  • Previous custodial work experience is preferred.
  • Demonstrate qualities of leadership, responsibility, maturity, strong customer service skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work as a team member as well as work independently.
  • Ability to lift 60 lbs. and 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.
Graphic Artist
  • Supports the marketing and communication efforts by designing promotional materials for University Housing.
  • Experience with or coursework in designing for professional printing presses.
  • Ability to use graphic design software such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign on MacPro desktop computers to create promotional materials including flyers, banners, table tents, PowerPoint and Prezi presentations, and brochures.
  • Work with office printers including a color laser jet and a large-format inkjet printer.
Human Resources Office Assistant
  • Responsible for assisting the Housing HR Representative with day to day operations.
  • Demonstrate qualities of leadership, responsibility, excellent customer service, organizational and problem solving skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and willingness to accept new responsibilities are required.
  • Responsible for the preparation and maintenance of new employee files and guiding student supervisors through the student hiring process.
  • Understand University Housing policies and procedures as related to student employees.
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality of employee information
Key Shop Assistant
Mechanic
  • 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.
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.
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.
Outreach Office 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.
Painter
  • 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.
Purchasing Office Assistant
  • Must have a valid non-expired driver’s license and ability to pass the UWM Driver Authorization background check.
  • Assist in the fiscal management and purchasing of supplies for University Housing, including shopping at local retailers or through approved vendors, reconciling receipts from staff purchases, updating the budget spreadsheets, collaboration with all units within University Housing to meet their programmatic needs.
  • Provide 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, in-person inquiries from residents, parents, vendors, or stakeholders.
  • Support the development of academic initiatives within University Housing, especially related to clerical and purchasing tasks, or staff support roles as needs arise.
  • Provide inventory control, supply and equipment recommendations, routine cleaning/organization and re-stocking for all Residence Life Resource Rooms and programming supply closets. Work with Residence Life to ensure needed supplies are purchased and delivered before the start of each semester.
  • Complete other special projects as needed.
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.
Resident Assistant

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

Residential Guest Services Assistant
  • Provide daily administrative support to primary operations of Kenilworth Square Apartments (KSA), Conferences, Guest Housing an Intern Center.
  • Ability to have extensive contact with residents in KSA which consists of a diverse population of traditional and non-traditional students, alumni, affiliated and non-affiliated guest and interns
  • Requires strong problem solving and problem mediation skills.
  • Understand policies and procedures involved within the KSA resident contract, University Housing handbook, safety & security procedures of KSA and University Housing, room assignment check-in and check-out procedures for residents and guest housing, and overall conference, guest housing, intern center and facilities reservation processes.
  • Possess a positive attitude and excellent customer service skill.
  • Provide administrative support.
  • Work collaboratively with individual guests, residents and staff in a respectful and understanding manner.
  • Basic computer skills (email, work, excel)
  • Answer phones.
  • Handle money and record amounts in various computer programs.
  • Knowledgeable of city and campus information.
  • Physically capable to respond to emergency situations.
Residential Hospitality Assistant

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

Security and/or Service Desk
  • Responsible for assisting customers, answering phones, processing student check-in/out (including key control), sorting and distributing mail and packages, inventory supplies, selling supplies, assisting with emergency situations, swiping in residents/guest, documenting incidents, confronting residents and guests.
  • Demonstrate qualities of leadership, responsibility and have excellent customer service, organizational, and problem solving skills.
  • Requires basic computer skills (Outlook365, D2L, Microsoft Excel and Word).
  • Physically able to respond to emergency situations.
  • Ability to make ethical decisions and maintain professional integrity.
  • Ability to confront policy violations and security matters.
  • Ability to act independently, with little to no supervision and perform a variety of tasks.
  •  Ability to take notes while confronting policy violations and then accurately submit incident reports.