Resliving Opportunities

Residential Living employs a number of student staff members for the department throughout the year. All of our student staff positions require full-time enrollment. Some of the positions include:

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DESK ASSISTANTS

Desk Assistants (DAs) are student leaders who work at either the Living Learning Center or Washburn Village front desk.  The Living Learning Center and the Washburn Village’s front desks are open Sunday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – Midnight and Friday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.  DAs provide quality customer service to residents through such services as:

  • Distributing mail and packages
  • Taking maintenance requests
  • Checking out equipment provided at the desks
  • Answer general student questions
  • Assist Residential Living office with special projects

 

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OFFICE ASSISTANTS

Office Assistants (OAs) are student leaders who work in the Residential Living main office and provide quality customer service to residents and other patrons.  OAs are often times, the first point of contact for customers and are responsible for being able to answer general questions about facilities and the department, as well as, assisting with standard policies and procedures.  Othe duties of OAs include:

  • Assisting with mail
  • Answering phones
  • Assisting customers with their needs
  • Occasionally provide tours for prospective students and their families
  • Aiding professional staff with special projects

 

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RESIDENT ASSISTANT

Applications: Become active in mid-November.

Resident Assistants (RAs) are student leaders who live on the premises and are responsible for approximately 50 residents for the academic year.  Some of their job responsibilities include:

  • Programming for their community according to Residential Living's 6 Core Values: Scholarship, Life Skills, Community, Diversity, Wellness, and Service
  • Serve as a campus resource to students
  • Serve on duty rotation for their complex
  • Disseminate information to residents about policies and procedures
  • Create door decorations and display cases for their community
  • Mediate roommate/suitemate conflicts

GET IN TOUCH WITH Housing and Dining

Housing and Dining
Washburn Residential Living Office
Living Learning Center
1801 SW Jewell Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone & Email
(785) 670-1065
Fax : (785) 670-1186
resliving@washburn.edu

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