Student Support Crew for Residence Life

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  • Job Number:521827
  • Classification:Student Assistant 2
  • Grade:Student Assistant 2
  • Work type:On Campus, Student Employee
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • School/Business unit:UAF Student Services
  • Location:Fairbanks
  • Categories: Facilities/Skilled Trades, Other

Position Summary:

The Department of Residence Life is seeking highly motivated students for work on our Maintenance support crew. Selected applicants play an integral role in minor maintenance tasks, programming support, cleaning, furniture distribution, residence preparation, and hall support as part of this dynamic department. Daily tasks vary depending upon priority. Qualified applicants will demonstrate high motivation, ability to be independent, high mechanical aptitude, some previous experience, good communication, ability to set and honor work schedules.


1-80Student support crew will spend 80% of their time cleaning recently vacated rooms and apartments up to 3 bedrooms. Student support crew employees will be trained in the proper repairing of furniture to include couches, chairs, dressers, beds, and also be taught how to reupholster items. Employees will be responsible for setting their own work schedule and are expected to show up for the times they have requested unless there's interference with class schedule or attendance. Student support crew employees are required to notify their supervisor no less than 2 hours before the start of a shift for a no work day. Great communication is required and Residence Life is willing to train the right candidate.Essential
20Student support crew will assist in moving furniture, grounds maintenance, carpet cleaning, shoveling, and help in prioritizing maintenance requests supporting Residence Life programs and activities. Perform relocation/surplus of property associated with various renovation/relocation projects.Essential
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: - May require mechanical or technical ability/knowledge.
- Ability to operate tools, power tools, and other mechanical devices preferred.
- Ability to work without on-site supervision, prioritize, initiate required work tasks, and work in a team environment.
- Ability to communicate clearly with co-workers and residents of campus facilities.
- Knowledge of safe handling procedures for cleaning chemicals.
- Ability to lift 75 pounds.
Typical Experience:
- Three (3) years of driving experience with a valid drivers' license.
- Be able to pass the University's safe driving certification test.
- Demonstrated education and experience sufficient to perform the responsibilities of the position and to have acquired the necessary skill and abilities.
Required Education or Training:

Qualified applicants will take a UAF driving test and be required to pass all background and DMV driving record checks.

To be eligible for student employment, an applicant must:
a. Be enrolled in the University of Alaska system with a minimum of six credit hours in the current semester of employment; or
b. Have been enrolled 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; and
c. Have at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) or approval from the MAU Senior Student Services officer or his/her designee.
d. Students enrolled in nontraditional programs of study will be considered eligible for student employment with the approval of the Senior Student Services officer.
e. An applicant must provide evidence of enrollment as outlined above to substantiate employment eligibility.

Salary Information:

This is a part-time student position with a salary starting at $15.00/hour. A double room scholarship will be provided per semester. 

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information (email address and phone number) for three (3) professional references with your application.

This is a pooled position, which means that the position remains open over the entire academic year. 

UAF COVID REQUIREMENTS: Effective immediately, all new UAF hires, whose job function or work location results in the employee being subject to the UAF vaccine requirements guided by the Federal Contractor Employee vaccine mandate*, must be fully vaccinated with an FDA or WHO authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption no later than six weeks from the new hire's start date.

*Employees based on UAF’s Troth Yeddha’ (Fairbanks) campus, regardless of university affiliation and remote work status; Employees based in UAF research units outside Fairbanks (including Seward Marine Center, Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, HAARP, Poker Flat, Lena Point, and Toolik Field Station); and Employees, regardless of their work location, paid by or directly working on impacted UAF federal contract.

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.

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

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

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

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

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