Directions to apply below.
(May 18 - August 9, 2015)
Summer Assistants (SA) provide in-hall support for the summer camps and conferences program. SAs answer questions, provide information about the halls and campus, and respond to emergencies. They also assist in auditing rooms after the academic-year, assure the preparedness of facilities before and during the arrival of camps, staff the summer housing desk in Goodhue Hall 6-10 hours per week, and provide duty coverage during camps and conferences. There is a significant emphasis placed on availability to camp participants, particularly when camps are in the building. Most importantly, SAs provide outstanding customer service and serve as ambassadors for UW-Whitewater. This position will require some physical activity (ie: walking four flights of stairs, carrying pillows and linen packets, opening all dresser and desk drawers, and possible movement of beds).
Summer Assistants may take one class each session and work up to 10 hours per week outside of the SA job, with the understanding that the SA position is the primary employment. In addition, SAs are required to attend a Tuesday 3pm-5pm meeting each week.
Compensation: A single, air-conditioned room in an assigned hall and a stipend ($1800 for first year, $2000 for 1+ years). The contract period is mid May through mid August, with a weekend training session that may be required prior to this time. All SAs are required to be on campus August 1-9th due to the volume of camp commitments.
Senior Summer Assistant
(May 18 - August 9, 2015)
Senior Summer Assistants (SSA) serve in an extended capacity to assist in managing the summer camp and conference program in the residence halls. In addition to the Summer Assistant responsibilities, SSAs provide back-up duty coverage, serve as a resource for SAs, campers, and camp staff, and assist with the coverage at the central desk as needed. Senior SAs act as lead workers during the room audit process, oversee building preparation, assist with the camp billing process, and assume additional responsibilities while the complex directors are on vacation or in fall training. A significant amount of emphasis is placed on the SSA being available to camp staff, participants, SA staff, and the Continuing Education Office. Senior Summer Assistants are expected to possess superior customer service and administrative skills. Qualified applicants will have at least one year of prior experience as a Summer Assistant at UW-Whitewater or significant customer service experience.
Senior Summer Assistants may take one class per session OR work up to 10 hours per week outside of the position, pending complex director approval, as long as they are able to attend the summer meeting every Tuesday 3pm-5pm.
Compensation: A single room in an assigned hall and a stipend ($2450). Contract period is mid May through mid August, with a weekend training session that may be required prior to this time. All SSAs are required to be on campus August 1-9th due to the volume of camp commitments.
Summer Resident Assistant
(May 16 - August 15, 2015)
Summer Resident Assistants (RA) have many of the same responsibilities as academic year Resident Assistants. RAs check students in, respond to emergencies, facilitate community development, listen and assist with personal and academic concerns, staff the front desk during limited hours, and serve on a duty rotation. RAs may be asked to assist with Camp & Conference check-ins and checkouts as needed.
Summer RAs may take one class per session OR work up to 15 hours per week outside the job. RAs could also take one class and work up to 10 hours per week.
Compensation: An assigned single room in summer hall and a stipend ($1800). Contract period is mid May through mid August. RAs may be needed at the outset of the summer; some applicants may be offered a shortened contract with an adjusted stipend (if necessary).
Updated Application & Selection Timeline
- January 20-February 11: Applications Available on-line
- February 16: Deadline to sign up for interviews
- February 19 & 20: Interviews conducted of all applicants
- Early March: Selection of staff by interview team
- By March 9: All Candidates will be notified
- March 18: Candidates that are offered positions will need to submit signed contracts.
How To Apply
- Read the material on this page (including Application Resources).
- Click Here to go to Student Portal.
- Login using your student id and birthday.
- Choose "Summer Assistant" from menu on left.
- Click the "Complete Application" button and provide requested information.
Application for term: Summer 2015