Housing & Residence Life at Nicholls State University strives to offer residential students a living environment which supports their intellectual, emotional, physical, and social development and contributes to their academic and personal success. “Learning” is the core of the residential experience, and an emphasis on learning outcomes and the establishment of defined learning communities within the residential facilities guides the current and future structure and work within Housing & Residence Life.
All members of the student staff must be committed to student learning as the purpose of our work. As part of this staff, the Desk Assistant (DA) is expected to serve as a role model for students within the residential community and across the campus.The DA typically provides the first impression of the residential community.The DA greets and assists both residents and visitors, documents and maintains records of activity within the housing facility, and ensures the facility is welcoming, secure, and clean. The responsibilities expected of a DA include, but are not exhaustively limited to, the following:
The Desk Assistant reports to the Associate Director of Housing & Residence Life who may delegate day-to-day oversight to the Head Resident or other individual. Compensation for the Desk Assistant is $7.25 per hour. Work hours may include day and evening shifts as well as partial or full overnight shifts, as needed. DAs may be occasionally scheduled to work on weekends as well as during the week.
Desk Assistants are required to live in campus housing. The DA must be enrolled as a full-time student (usually defined as a minimum of 12 hours unless the DA’s academic adviser provides written verification that fewer than 12 hours is considered full-time enrollment for the specific DA). The Desk Assistant must maintain a minimum cumulative 2.0 grade point average during the term of appointment. Candidates initially applying for the position must have a 2.0 cumulative grade point average to be considered for appointment to the position. The DA must be and remain in good academic and conduct standings with the University to be appointed and to remain in the position. Desk Assistants must be available at least one weekend per month.
Thank you for taking the time to apply! Good luck with the process.
Best,Alex CoadAssistant Director of Housing & Residence Life