University of Idaho - I Banner
students walk on University of Idaho campus

Visit U of I

Learn about the many reasons the University of Idaho could be a perfect fit for you. Schedule Your Visit

Campus Locations

Physical Address:
Bruce M. Pitman Center
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4264
Moscow, ID 83844-4264
info@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu

Phone: 208-885-6111

Fax: 208-885-9119

Directions

Physical Address:
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702
boise@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu/boise

Phone: 208-334-2999

Fax: 208-364-4035

Directions

Physical Address:
1031 N. Academic Way, 
Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
cdactr@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu/cda

Phone: 208-667-2588

Fax: 208-664-1272

Directions

Physical Address:
1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
ui-if@uidaho.edu
uidaho.edu/idaho-falls

Phone: 208-757-5450

Fax: 208-757-5494

Directions

Student Employment

Position Openings and Job Descriptions

Assist with facilitating the daily operations of the information desk that provides service 5:30 a.m - midnight daily. This position serves as a resource for students and visitors to the Housing & Residence Life Community and assists Housing & Residence Life Information Desk by providing initial customer support to the University Community. The Information Desk Leads provide supervision to up to 15 student desk attendants in the absence of the Student Services Coordinator. They are responsible for performing assigned administrative functions, responding to emergency situations, including evenings, weekends, holidays, and breaks.

The Information Desk Lead will uphold ethical standards by:

  • Upholding and adhering to all policies related to Housing & Residence Life, and the Dining Agreement, the Residence Hall handbook, and Student Code of Conduct.
  • Respecting and maintaining confidentiality of staff and students and reporting concerns to the Student Services Coordinator.
  • Acting as a role model for staff and students and being a positive representative of the Housing & Residence Life team in all components of the University and community.

Housing & Residence Life is an auxiliary enterprise and is funded solely by customers who use our services – we receive no State or General fund allocation. Housing & Residence Life is committed to an appreciation for diversity, and fosters an open, respectful and enjoyable living, learning, and working environment. Housing & Residence Life staff members are expected to demonstrate a personal and professional commitment to providing outstanding customer service.

Job Duties Responsibilities:

  • Assisting with residence hall room/apartment check in/out and room change procedures using a computerized record system.
  • Issuing keys and temporary access cards.
  • Reporting elevator problems.
  • Reporting needed repairs on an emergency basis or through service request.
  • Assisting with supervision, training and development of Information Desk Attendants.
  • Establishing procedures and operating policies for improving work flow.
  • Unlocking and locking up Housing and Residence Life buildings.
  • Contacting maintenance, custodial, ResLife staff during normal business hours and after, when necessary.
  • Providing support to the Student Services Coordinator.
  • Preparing the work schedule for both the information desk for the fiscal year.
  • Attending and presenting at staff in-service training bi-weekly meetings.
  • Using excellent customer service skills to document customer questions and requests in person, by phone, or by email.
  • Directing customers to the appropriate Housing and Residence Life group, service, or campus entity.
  • Taking responsibility for customer satisfaction.
  • Acting upon requests from the customer.
  • Acting as a liaison between Housing & Residence Life staff and customers.

Fill out our Student Application to apply.

Have questions? Please contact Linda at lkhanson@uidaho.edu.

Resident Assistants (RAs) are student staff members who help mentor and guide their peers in the residence halls. Resident Assistants do this by engaging in one on one interactions with each resident living on their floor, as well as facilitating and fostering community events specific to each floor’s needs and interests. By preforming regular duty rounds, RAs promote a safe and supportive living environment where residents can thrive. RAs are a vital part of the residence hall community and serve as a bridge between students and professional staff members to ensure that all residents succeed personally and academically.

What do you get?

  • Free Room and Board
  • Book Scholarship ($50 paid at the end of each semester)
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Leadership Experience
  • Conflict Mediation Skills
  • Networking
  • Lifelong and Meaningful Friendships

Application Questions

  • Please describe why you are interested in applying for the position(s). What do you hope to get out of the position? What do you hope to contribute to the position?
  • Please describe any leadership experiences or employment you have held that you believe will benefit you in the Student Staff position. Please include dates and/or length of involvement or employment.
  • Please share two or three personal values that you are committed to. Why are these values important to you? How do they shape the person that you are?
  • We all come to college for a reason, what are your current academic goals? How do you balance your academic commitments with your personal activities? How do you plan to incorporate the Student Staff position into your current activities?
  • Describe activities or employment such as student teaching, internships, sports, labs or student organizations in which you will participate while employed as a staff member. Please include approximate weekly time commitment for each.

Download the full job description (PDF)

Download the code of ethical standards (PDF)

Fill out our Student Staff Application to apply.

Please contact Renee Skau at rskau@uidaho.edu with any questions.

Academic Peer Mentors (APMs) are high academic achieving student staff members living in the residence halls to support first year students through one on one conversations and engagement. APMs help first year students succeed as they transition from high school to college life. Academic Peer Mentors help students thrive by achieving their personal and academic goals through ongoing support and encouragement. Additionally, Academic Peer Mentors provide tutoring and academic resources to all University of Idaho students in the Student Success Program, located in the basement of the Wallace Residence Center.

What do you get?

  • Free Room and Board
  • Book Scholarship ($50 paid at the end of each semester)
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Leadership Experience
  • Mentoring Abilities
  • Networking
  • Lifelong and Meaningful Friendships

Application Questions

  • Please describe why you are interested in applying for the position(s). What do you hope to get out of the position? What do you hope to contribute to the position?
  • Please describe any leadership experiences or employment you have held that you believe will benefit you in the Student Staff position. Please include dates and/or length of involvement or employment.
  • Please share two or three personal values that you are committed to. Why are these values important to you? How do they shape the person that you are?
  • We all come to college for a reason, what are your current academic goals? How do you balance your academic commitments with your personal activities? How do you plan to incorporate the Student Staff position into your current activities?
  • Describe activities or employment such as student teaching, internships, sports, labs, or student organizations in which you will participate while employed as a staff member. Please include approximate weekly time commitment for each.

Download the full job description (PDF)

Download the Code of Ethical Standards (PDF)

Fill out our Student Staff Application to apply.

Please contact Renee Skau at rskau@uidaho.edu with any questions.

The Area Assistant (AA) position at University of Idaho is a unique opportunity for student staff members in Residence Life to further develop skills in the areas of leadership, mentoring, management, diversity, administration, communication, ethics and interpersonal relationships.

Area Assistants work in conjunction with their area supervisor to facilitate the functions and activities of the residence halls. This position is different from the Resident Assistant or Academic Peer Mentor positions in that the AAs are focused on mentoring their staff team and community as a whole.

Download the full Resident Assistant AA job description (PDF)

Download the full Student Success Program AA job description (PDF)

Download the Code of Ethical Standards (PDF)

Priority for the AA position is given to current U of I RA's or APM's.

Please contact Renee Skau at rskau@uidaho.edu with any questions.

The Apartment Community Assistant (ACA) is a member of the Residence Life Team and is responsible for the general administration, development and implementation of student life in the University Apartment communities.

Under the direction and supervision of the Apartment Programming and Assignments Coordinator (APAC), the ACA is responsible for providing resources to create a community that supports and enhances all aspects of student life. An ACA is a full-time undergraduate, graduate or law student at the University of Idaho that lives in the University Apartment community and acts as a representative of Housing & Residence Life.

Applications open in March each year. (or at semester, for SPRING ONLY hires)

What do you get?

  • The opportunity to build your community
  • Leadership experience
  • Personal & professional development
  • Conflict mediation skills
  • Compensation of $650/mo for each month worked, placed onto your student account at the start of each semester, in 6 month increments

Application questions

  • List activities or employment (such as student teaching, internships, sports, labs, or student organizations) and an approximate time commitment (hours per week) in which you will participate while employed as an ACA.
  • In your opinion, what are the specific needs of apartment residents? How will you try to meet their needs in the community?
  • Based on what you know about the apartment communities, what do you believe are the challenges and benefits of living and working there?
  • What are your current academic goals? How do you balance your academic commitments with your personal activities?
  • Why do you want to be an Apartment Community Assistant, and what are you hoping to gain from this experience?

Download the full job description (PDF)

Fill out our Student Staff Application to apply.

Please contact Charity Wight at cwight@uidaho.edu with any questions.

For other student job listings not located at Housing and Residence Life please visit University of Idaho Human Resources.

Campus Locations

Physical Address:
Bruce M. Pitman Center
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4264
Moscow, ID 83844-4264
info@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu

Phone: 208-885-6111

Fax: 208-885-9119

Directions

Physical Address:
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702
boise@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu/boise

Phone: 208-334-2999

Fax: 208-364-4035

Directions

Physical Address:
1031 N. Academic Way, 
Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
cdactr@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu/cda

Phone: 208-667-2588

Fax: 208-664-1272

Directions

Physical Address:
1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
ui-if@uidaho.edu
uidaho.edu/idaho-falls

Phone: 208-757-5450

Fax: 208-757-5494

Directions

Campus Locations

Physical Address:
Bruce M. Pitman Center
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4264
Moscow, ID 83844-4264
info@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu

Phone: 208-885-6111

Fax: 208-885-9119

Directions

Physical Address:
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702
boise@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu/boise

Phone: 208-334-2999

Fax: 208-364-4035

Directions

Physical Address:
1031 N. Academic Way, 
Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
cdactr@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu/cda

Phone: 208-667-2588

Fax: 208-664-1272

Directions

Physical Address:
1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
ui-if@uidaho.edu
uidaho.edu/idaho-falls

Phone: 208-757-5450

Fax: 208-757-5494

Directions