UHDS Admin

Student Employment Opportunities

There are many employment opportunities for students in the Residence Halls, Dining Centers, and on campus. In many cases students can find jobs through the Financial Aid Office. Make an inquiry at the Financial Aid Office to see if you qualify for jobs around campus. In addition, check with your Residence Hall Staff and Dining Hall Managers for positions within University Housing and Dining Services.

Desk Assistants (DA)

The front desk area of the residence hall serves as the official welcoming and initial resource in the residence halls. Each desk is staffed by full time students who reside in the residence halls. The desk staff members handle general questions, provide directory assistance, handle student packages, and sort U.S. mail. Contact your hall staff for more information.

Graduate & Family Housing Resident Manager (RM)

Graduate & Family Housing Resident Managers are a part of the Apartment communities and serve as resources for the residents of the Village. These manager must be full time students who serve primarily as a resource and mentor for the residents.

As a member of the Graduate and Family Housing staff team, the Resident Manager will strive to create a community that will enhance a student's academic, developmental, and personal lives, and that will support the purposes and goals of University Housing and Dining Services and Western Illinois University. The Manager must understand and relate to the unique needs of married students, single-parent students, married students with children, non-traditional students, and international students. This is a live-in position with a general understanding of 24 hour coverage, but with general daily hours of 8:00 am - 6:00 pm. The Manager reports directly to the Assistant Complex Director and the Complex Director for Graduate and Family Housing.  Contact Bridget McCormick (BE-McCormick@wiu.edu) for more information.  

Resident Assistant (RA)

Residence hall floors are staffed by full time students who serve primarily as a resource and mentor for the residents. The RAs facilitate programming, enforce policies, and serve on duty. Their primary duties are to create a floor community where each student feels he/she belongs and is an important part of the community.

Resident Assistants (RA) are an integral part of University Housing and Dining Services (UHDS). They are the staff members who have the most direct and constant contact with students. RAs are assigned to a residence hall floor of approximately 40-50 students. Their primary responsibility is to act as a facilitator for this residence hall community and to enhance the social, educational, spiritual, intellectual, physical, vocational, cultural and environmental development of each of their residents. The RA is responsible to and supported by the Hall/Complex Director, the UHDS' professional staff members in the residence hall.

 Learn more about the RA Selection Process 

Seal Student Staff

The central office of University Housing employs students to handle receptionist responsibilities related to answering phones, filing, responding to walk in student questions, and some computer work. This position requires good customer service skills. Contact CK-wright@wiu.edu for more information.  

Summer Assistant

Summer Assistants (SA) are an integral part of University Housing and Dining Services (UHDS) summer operations.  They are the live-in staff members who have the most direct and constant contact with summer guests and students. SAs are assigned to a residence hall floor of up to 80 guests OR students. They are the front-line customer staff for conference and summer school housing. An SA’s primary responsibility is to act as a facilitator for this residence hall community, and to enhance the social, educational, spiritual, intellectual, physical, vocational, cultural and environmental development of each of the residents and all guests of the building. Summer Assistants will also assist UHDS with summer operations such as camps and conferences or summer orientation.  SAs will present a positive image of Western Illinois University by having a pleasant demeanor, helpful disposition, a responsive attitude, and a professional appearance. The SA is responsible to and supported by the Assistant Conference Coordinator, who in turn reports to the Conference Coordinator. 

Learn more about the Summer Assistant position

Microfridge Employment

Each summer UHDS employs students to move, clean, and maintain the Microfridge units. This work begins just after the Residence Halls close in May and will continue until the Residence Halls open in August. Contact AD-Wagner@wiu.edu to learn more.