Community Assistant Position Opening

Job Summary

Desk operations are a critical component of our residence hall system. Residents, faculty, staff, guests and the general student body rely on the desk for services, support Van Zile Halland information. Because of the services provided by our desks, the Community Assistant is required to be an effective and courteous agent of Housing and Dining Services.

The Community Assistant is required to comply with all conditions of employment. These conditions include:

  • Enrolled as a full-time student at Kansas State University
  • Reside in the residence hall in which employed
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 and be in good academic standing
  • Ability to work minimum number of hours as determined by desk supervisor
  • Ability to follow university and departmental policies

Scheduled work shifts may include some shifts over university break periods.

General Duties

  • Assist in the opening and closing of the residence hall. This may require early arrival and late departure.
  • Sort, post and distribute mail, packages and newspapers
  • Answer the telephone in a courteous manner
  • Assist in crisis response
  • Monitor the established security systems and report problems
  • Receive and convey all information appropriately
  • Check out and receive equipment, always monitoring its condition upon return
  • Work with other staff to meet the needs of residents, faculty, staff, guests and the general student body
  • Perform administrative responsibilities effectively and efficiently
  • Assist in maintaining the department's physical facilities
  • Maintain appropriate records as needed
  • Responsibly handle all monetary transactions (if applicable)
  • Represent Housing and Dining Services in a positive manner
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Support the academic mission of Kansas State University
  • Monitor and maintain an appropriate atmosphere in the lobby
  • Attend all training sessions and meetings as required by desk supervisors
  • Monitor the entrance to the building through guest registration
  • Carry out other duties as assigned by supervisor


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