Desk Assistant

Desk Assistant

Human Resources 
September 03, 2013
Assist Residence staff.
Position Type: Work Study
Department: Residence Life
Reports To: Varies per Residence Hall
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Location: Main Campus

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Job Description:


  1. Attend all training workshops and scheduled staff meetings. 
  2. Enforce all University and Housing policies and procedures. 
  3. Report situations that may jeopardize the safety of the residence hall to the appropriate personnel in a timely manner. 
  4. Keep assigned work area clean. 
  5. Monitor all individuals entering a residence hall to ensure that only residents and their guests are permitted in the building. 
  6. Maintain order and appropriate behavior in the lobby. 
  7. Properly check out equipment and keep track of 
  8. Arrive at least five minutes early to discuss instructions with the person you are relieving and to be briefed on shift change duties when the residence halls open. 
  9. Never leave the desk unattended and stay at the desk until relieved of duties from the next scheduled Desk Assistant. 
  10. Be accountable to any Housing staff member that makes reasonable requests of Desk Assistant. 
  11. Respond appropriately to any job-related requests by residence hall staff, and complete duties as assigned. 


Depending on the desk location, the Desk Assistant may be supervised by a Residence Hall Director or a senior Residence Assistant. 

Work Hours:

  • Front desks are staffed by Desk Assistants from 12 noon until 12 midnight, seven days a week. 
  • Desk Assistants can work up to 15 hours per week. (This may be higher in the summer.) 
  • Availability to work early mornings, early evenings, late nights, and weekends is expected of all Desk Assistants. 
  • Desk Assistants should plan breaks and holidays in a manner which allows them to remain until the residence halls close for the holiday breaks and resume their duties when the residence halls reopen.

Qualifications (required skills & abilities):

A Desk Assistant must be a student at Texas Wesleyan University, have at least at a 2.00 cumulative GPA, be in good judicial standing, be able to effectively communicate with others, and be able to prepare legible, complete, and concise reports.


M-Su.: 12 a.m. - 12: p.m.
Maximum 15 hours per week.

Contact Information:

Henry Crider - Stella Hall

Shelese Moaning - Elizabeth OC Hall

Sharon Manson - West Village 



Student employment opportunities are available to both work-study recipients and non-work-study students. Human resources staff members will work with you to match your interests with open positions while stressing the importance of 'Student First' in all work.

To apply for an open student position:

  1. Confirm your eligibility for Work Study with Financial Aid
  2. Complete an application located in the Human Resources Office in O'Neal-Sells, Room 101. 
  3. Submit a copy of your class schedule to the hiring supervisor.
Contact Information

Office of Human Resources
Oneal-Sells Building, room 110

Phone: 817-531-4403
Fax: 817-531-4402
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am - 5pm

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