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Student Employment

University Housing hires hundreds of students each year in a variety of positions. To be eligible for a student staff position, you must be enrolled at UWM at least part-time during each semester of your employment. Employees may work in the summer if they will be enrolled at least part time at UWM during the fall semester. For most positions, preference is given to current or former University Housing residents. However, all students are encouraged to apply for all positions in the department.

University Housing reserves the right to check the resident behavior files for current or former University Housing residents. Please refer to the "commons sanctions" section in the Rules and Regulations tab of the Resident Handbook for more information.

In addition to the openings in our department, you can find additional employment openings in the UWM Union, Bookstore, and Restaurant Operations at the Auxiliary Services Employment Website.

An index of all University Housing employment opportunities is available in the table at the bottom of this page. Please review it to identify what kinds of jobs you may be interested in.

To determined if a particular job is hiring, please read the list below, or visit the Auxiliary Services Employment Website, and search for jobs in "University Housing".


Current Openings


Internships

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Generally interns start at the beginning of each semester. Summer internships may also be available. Early applications are encouraged. All applications must be received at least two weeks prior to your desired start date. Preference will be given to graduate students enrolled in a Student Affairs/Higher Education preparation program. This is an unpaid internship, although it can be done for credit. Consult the University Housing Staff Directory for a list of administrators to contact regarding potential internship opportunities.

 


Job Highlights (All Jobs -- see above for list of currently open positions)

For Complete Descriptions of Currently Available Positions, click here.

Title

Description

Supervisor

Graphic Artist

The Graphic Artist supports the marketing and communication efforts of University Housing by designing promotional materials for small and large scale programs and events. Projects range from event flyers to professionally printed brochures and booklets. The Graphic Artist works 15 to 20 hours per week, depending on workload.

Matthew Mountin

 

Residential Administration Assistant

University Housing Residential Administration Assistant (RAA) is responsible for working to correctly see through the University Housing behavior process and working closely with the Residential Administration Specialist and professional staff members within the Residence Life Office. Duties include processing all documents and letters of the University Housing Behavior Process, tracking sanctions, scheduling appointments, making campus deliveries, answering phones, filing folders and other office duties assigned by the Residential Administration Specialist.

 

Arcetta Knautz

Residential Hospitality Assistant
The Residential Hospitality Assistant (RHA) will service the upperclass and graduate residents as well as coordinate reservations for our visitors to Kenilworth Guest Housing, providing hotel-like accommodations to visiting faculty, guests of UWM, and family. 

Jennifer Wehr

Summer Student Custodial Position

Summer Custodial Support Staff Student Employees will assist professional full time Facility staff with cleaning resident rooms, bathrooms, common areas and lounges in University Housing Residence Halls and Apartments. The student employee must be available to work Monday-Friday, 7:30am to 4:00pm, 40 hours per week. Some weekend and overtime hours may be required as needed.

Mike Varebrook

Summer Student Maintenance Position

Summer Maintenance Student Employees will assist professional full time maintenance staff with completing routine jobs, preventative maintenance, and project work. This includes but is not limited to: replacement of light bulbs and fixtures; lock repairs; drywall repairs, repair/replace blinds, replacing/repairing carpet, plumbing repairs; and HVAC maintenance. The student employee must be available to work Monday-Friday, 7:30am to 4:00pm, 40 hours per week. Some weekend and overtime hours may be required as needed. Work would be completed in all University Housing Residence Halls and Apartments.

Todd Luebstorf

Summer Student Painter Position

Summer Painting Student Employees will assist professional full time painting supervisor with completing routine jobs, preventative maintenance, and summer project work. This includes but is not limited to: touch up painting, patching and finishing drywall, staining and varnishing, and suite maintenance. The student employee must be available to work Monday-Friday, 7:30am to 4:00pm, 40 hours per week. Some weekend and overtime hours may be required as needed. Work would be completed in all University Housing Residence Halls and Apartments.

Katie Rose

Shuttle Bus Driver

Shuttle Bus Drivers transport Housing residents and guests between the various residence halls and campus.  Drivers operate 26-passenger vehicles in all types of weather and traffic conditions. Drivers provide transportation 24-hours/day, 7 days per week and you must be willing and able to work late nights, early mornings, weekends, and holidays.  Must have driver license for a minimum of 2 years (without suspension) and be 20 years old by 8/1/2012.

Paul Merkey

Security

University Housing Security work in every residence hall providing safety and security through roving (tours) monitoring residents and guests and enforcing policies and procedures.  Security is also available for questions, key ins, tours and assisting with emergency response.  Security is a 24 hour a day, 7 day a week, 365 day a year operation.  This position requires an intensive training period and a year commitment should be given to this position.  Those interested in the field of criminal justice, psychology, sociology, or education should consider this position.

Beth Lobner

Service Desk

The Service Desk is the centralized communication hub for each of the University Housing communities.  The Service Desk is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  Service Clerks are responsible for assisting customers, answering the telephone, processing student check-in or check-out (including key control), handling cash transactions and assisting with office administrative work.  Service Desk clerks at Kenilworth Square Apartments also assist with Guest Housing registration.

Beth Lobner

South Campus Residential Administration Specialist
University Housing South Campus Residential Administration Specialist (SCRAS) is responsible for working to oversee the daily functions of the South Campus Residence Life Office and working directly with the South Campus Residence Life Staff and Residential Administration Assistants. Duties include supervision and scheduling of the South Campus Residential Administration Assistants and coordination of all aspects of South Campus Residence Life Office processes and procedures. Arcetta Knautz