Office of Housing and Residence Life
Summer Conferences Intern Position Description
The mission of the Office of Housing and Residence Life is to support academic excellence and student retention by creating a quality living environment that provides opportunities for learning and socializing outside of the classroom. During the academic year, we provide approximately 2,300 beds for undergraduate students. During the summer conference season, we utilize 1,700 beds.
Summary: The intern will assist with the housing operations of our Summer Conferences Program. This includes administrative and physical tasks necessary to provide housing and support services to conference guests.
Supervision: The primary supervisor is the Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Life responsible for Assignments and Conference Services.
• Current graduate student preferred; Junior/Senior academic standing may also be considered
• Two years residence hall living experience preferred
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Commitment to outstanding customer service
• Ability to organize and multitask
• Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word)
-This job may require some physical labor including movement of residence hall furniture.
*previous housing experience is preferred, although not required
• Assist with planning and coordination of summer conference groups
• Collaborate with various offices including Conference Planning, Housekeeping, Maintenance, ID Office, Dining, Event Services, University Policy and Athletics
• Supervise, train, and evaluate student Conference Assistants (approximately 6-8)
• Schedule front desk operations
• Conduct weekly staff meetings with Conference Assistants
• Oversee hall preparations, including pre and post building walk-throughs
• Audit billing and summary reports
• Serve as liaison to the Office of Conference Planning
• Act as on-site supervisor for events after hours or on weekends
• Assist with summer student housing
• Other duties as assigned within the Office of Housing and Residence Life
• Duties specific for graduate level intern:
o May serve in on-call rotation for summer conferences and 12 month housing
o Peer-to-peer supervision of area directors
-Conference Assistants work daily performing a variety of conference support tasks. These duties include but are not limited to: staff check-in/out of all conferences; prepare key cards/locks; sit duty at the Conference Desk, including daytime hours, checking conference cards to ensure accuracy, prepping linens, trash bags and pre/post building checks.
-If job tasks are completed for Housing, you may be given the opportunity to work for another university department to complete your work day.
-Other duties as assigned depending on daily needs which occur throughout the summer.
-The CAs report to Housing and Residence Life professional staff: Associate Director, Assistant Director, Area Directors, & the Conferences Intern.
• $10/hour; minimum of 30 hours per week.
-Compensation includes minimum wage for at least 30 hours/week and housing is provided.
• Furnished one bedroom apartment
• Utilities, internet and cable TV included
• Access to university gym
• Parking is available at the intern's expense (approx $30/summer)
• No travel funds provided
• Applications submitted by March 13, 2017 will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled.
To access to the CA application, please e-mail email@example.com. Applications are due March 13, 2017.
• Please send a cover letter, resume and contact information for two professional references to: Diana Federici, Assistant Directordefederici@salisbury.edu; 410-543-6040
• Employment dates: Thursday, June 1, 2017 through Monday, August 14, 2017 (negotiable).-The term of employment for the Conference Assistant is Wednesday, June 7, 2017 through Monday, August 14, 2017.
There is an option for an early start date of Wednesday, May 31, 2017 to assist with Summer School.