Spring 2020 Guest Housing and Hess Rec Staff for Residence Life

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Classification:Student Assistant B
Grade:Student B
Work type:Student Employee
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF Student Services
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Student Affairs/Services

Position Summary:

Are you looking for a Student Assistant position with working hours available outside the standard workweek? The Guest Housing and Hess Rec Staff position is a student member of the Department of Residence Life. Guest Housing and Hess Rec Staff have the ability to choose their own days and hours within due dates provided by supervision. Qualified applicants will provide guest housing to UAF affiliates from around the world and our Guest Housing and Hess Rec Staff assist with these operations by providing clean and prepped facilities, within the Hess Rec and Guest Housing facilities. This individual is an Authorized Adult at UAF.


100General Responsibilities and Expectations for Guest Housing and Hess Rec Staff -Professionally represent the Department of Residence Life -Fully participate in training and weekly staff meetings -Provide courteous and efficient service to residents, conference sponsors, guests, and fellow staff -Maintain proper use of facilities, requesting and noting maintenance and custodial concerns as needed -Clean and otherwise prepare guest rooms and common areas prior to guest arrival and during guest stay, according to Residence Life and Guest Housing standards, including dusting, mopping, vacuuming, and trash removal. -Collect, clean, prepare and distribute linens for guest rooms -Coordinate with supervision to ensure all required guest rooms are clean and ready for occupancy -Clean linens after collecting them from previously occupied spaces -Monitor building work order reports and follow up to ensure completion -Assist with other tasks as assigned by supervisor -Conduct key audits and collect keys from guest rooms -Assist with break down and set up for events such as stage set up, tables, chairs, and audiovisual equipment -Organize and maintain clean working spaces such as storage for linens, and Hess Recreation storage areasEssential


This position supports the mission of the Department of Residence Life by creating a positive, safe environment for guests choosing to stay with us or use our facilities. A qualified candidate should have the following abilities:
-Ability to work a minimum of 4 hours per week.
-Ability to communicate effectively with the University community; in English (both verbally and written) with all types of people.
-Ability to diplomatically deal with people in a variety of situations.
-Ability to exercise sound judgment.
-Ability to identify appropriate resources.
-Ability to provide positive customer service and assistance.
-Ability to work independently.
-Ability to learn how to manage and use audiovisual equipment.
-Ability to stand on your feet to perform the duties of the job.
-Ability to work with basic cleaning supplies.
-Ability to demonstrate basic computer skills necessary to perform duties.
-Ability to demonstrate reliability with attendance and punctuality.
-Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.


None Required


Demonstrated education and experience sufficient to perform the responsibilities of the position and to have acquired the necessary skills and abilities.

Additional position details:

This position is a Student Assistant B; starting rate of pay is $12.00 hourly.

Increases are based on performance and longevity.

To apply for this position, the applicant may not be on academic probation nor any form of University or residential disciplinary probation. Applicant must be a UAF student.

UA Board of Regents’ Policy P09.05.020 states that in order to be eligible for student employment, graduate and undergraduate students must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours in the current semester of employment or have been enrolled in the preceding semester for six or more credit hours, and demonstrate plans to enroll for six or more credit hours in the next semester for employment between semesters.

Foreign nationals in a student position must be enrolled full time unless they have permission from the Designated School Official or Responsible Officer for that campus.

Undergraduate students must have a minimum 2.0 GPA at the time of application and for the duration of employment. Graduate students must have and maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA at the time of application and for the duration of employment.

Applicant instructions:

Please attach a resume to your application. Although you will enter your references on your online application, please complete two Residence Life reference forms. These can be found on our website (http://bit.ly/ResLifeReferenceForm).

Reference forms should be turned in to the Residence Life Central Office in the MBS complex or emailed to Timothy Ledna at tmledna@alaska.edu .

A professional reference is a recommendation from a person who can vouch for your qualifications for a job. For an experienced worker, this is typically a former employer, a supervisor, a colleague, a client, a vendor. If you have never before been employed, list someone who has worked with you in a volunteer or extracurricular capacity, or someone else who can recommend you for employment.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact the Student Affairs Business Office at 907-474-1847.

If you need assistance applying to this posting, please contact the University of Alaska HR Helpdesk at 907-450-8214.

Review Date:

To ensure consideration, please apply prior to the review date.

This posting will be closed on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, with the initial application review taking place on Feb. 21, 2020. To ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55 pm Alaska Standard Time, Feb. 20, 2020.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination


Pursuant to Board of Regents’ Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees and those positions designated by the president as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will.

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.

University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free. 

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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Applications close: Alaskan Standard Time

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