Content Top Nav Left Nav Utility Nav Site Search
Mobile Menu

Department of Human Resources

Find Your Career
JSU has created innovative policies and programs that give our employees the freedom to focus on their families while advancing their careers. Our policies also recognize the changing definitions of family - from blended families, adopted families, and same-sex domestic partnerships, to the demands of caring for aging parents.

University Student Assistant - Desk Assistant (Residence Life) - FALL 2018

Apply now Job no: 493587
Work type: Federal Work Study, University Student Assistant
Location: Jacksonville (Main Campus)
Categories: Student Employment

Essential Functions:

A Desk Assistant (DA) is a student employee who assists and provides security for residents within university housing. DAs report to the Assistant Residence Life Coordinator (ARLC) during the academic semester.

The primary purpose of DAs is to provide information, public relations, and security for residents and their guests. The DA is the first line of communication at the front desk. Duties for DA typically include enforcing the visitation policies, answering questions about on-campus housing, campus services, and directing people to the correct location. Duties for a Lead Night Desk Assistant (LNDA) and Night Desk Assistant (NDA) typically include monitoring who enters the residence hall after hours, recognizing residents of that particular hall, and reporting to the Department of University Housing and Residence Life (UHRL) staff and the University Police Department (UPD) any suspicious activities in and around the residence halls. Customer service skills both in-person and on the telephone, as well as the ability to provide accurate information are essential to this position.

Minimum Qualifications:

·         Applicants must be enrolled as a JSU student taking at least three (3) hours per fall or spring semester.

·         If not a first time student, applicant must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher.

·         Applicants must attach under “Transcript” an unofficial copy of their student transcript or class registration as evidence of student enrollment and GPA.

Notice Regarding International Students:

·         All International Students must receive clearance for employment from the International House and Programs. Please visit their website for more information.

·         Due to Visa requirements international students must be enrolled as a full-time JSU student and possess each of the following:

a.       Passport from their respective country.

b.       F-1 Student Visa or J-1 Exchange Student Visa.

c.       U.S. Customs Form I-94.

d.       Official photo identification.

e.       Official Social Security Card imprinted with “Valid for Work Only” or similar statement.


Required Documents:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Unofficial Transcript


Additional Information:


Supplemental Questions:

  1.  Are you enrolled as a JSU student?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Do you have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. Will you attach a copy of your unofficial JSU transcript under the link named "Unofficial Transcript" as evidence of student enrollment and GPA?
    • Yes
    • No  
  4. Are you 18 years of age or older?
    • Yes
    • No - (disqualifying)
  5. Are you a dual-enrollment student?
    • Yes - (disqualifying)
    • No


Clery Notice: In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act act , the Jacksonville State University’s Police provides information on crimes statistics, crime prevention, law enforcement, crime reporting, and other related issues for the past three (3) calendar years. The JSU Annual Campus Security and Fire Report is available online at:

Equal Employment Opportunity: JSU is an Equal Employment, Equal Opportunity, and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Advertised: Central Daylight Time
Applications close: Central Daylight Time

Back to search results Apply now Refer a friend

Share this: | More

Applicant Login

If you wish to complete your submission, view your offer online and/or complete your online induction


Work type