Employment

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NOTE: Please check with the contact person for the respective position to see if that job search is still active or if the position has been filled.

For information about positions available in University Housing, please visit the UNL employment website employment.unl.edu. Applications for any full-time professional University Housing positions listed are managed through this website. If you'd like information about the Residence Director position in Residence Life, visit our RD Selection website.

Employment opportunities for students are plentiful in University Housing. In addition to offering numerous full-time and professional positions, the department is one of the largest employers of students at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Student staff positions are varied. Working as a student staff member provides a great opportunity to develop work skills and gain experiences.

On-campus employment offers the convenience of working for employers who are flexible with students' class schedules, walking between work and class, and, (in many areas) the same vacations as the university (winter break, spring break, summer, etc.).

Other on-campus student employment opportunities exist at places like the Campus Recreation Center, the Library, the Student Union, with professors, advising centers, and many more. For more information about student employment at UNL, visit the Career Services website at http://www.unl.edu/careers/.

If you'd like information about the Resident/Community Resident Assistant position in Residence Life, visit the RA Selection website.

Student Employment Details

All applications for employment are screened by the supervisor who is responsible for a particular area within University Housing. A number of factors are considered including availability, experience, need, etc. The presentation of an application is not a guarantee of employment in University Housing, and it is not an adjunct to the residence hall application/contract.

  • Students who are returning employees and have satisfactory work records are given priority.
  • Students who are selected for employment must understand that their selection is not a guarantee of employment throughout any part of, or for the entire academic year or summer session.
  • Employment, and its continuation, will be dependent upon the ability and availability of the student to perform the work to the satisfaction of the supervisor.
  • Continued unsatisfactory work will result in termination from the position. Termination of employment does not constitute a claim for cancellation of the room and board contract within the academic year (if applicable).
  • Student employment necessitates reapplication/reappointment on a yearly basis.
  • Information on interviewing tips/techniques is available at Career Services, Nebraska Union.

It is understood that:

  1. The student will present a copy of his/her class schedule as soon as possible, or as requested by the supervisor.
  2. Students are required to work through the last day of the semester or summer, or the last day of the contract date, unless they are excused by the supervisor (this includes break periods and finals week).
  3. Working hours will be established by the supervisor. If a student cannot report for work on a specific day, the student must call the supervisor and inform him/her of this fact.
  4. Students must adhere to shift substitution policies as explained by the supervisor.
  5. Students will punch in and out on time cards. Failure to properly punch in or out may result in a delay in payment.
  6. Safety and dress code expectations will be explained by the supervisor and all employees will adhere to said rules.
  7. All accidents are to be reported to the supervisor as soon as possible.
  8. Keys may be issued for your work area. Improper use of keys will be grounds for dismissal. Staff will be expected to sign and adhere to a Key Agreement.
  9. Students must provide their supervisor with at least 10 days notice if they wish to resign their position. Exceptions are granted by supervisors based on individual circumstances.
  10. Students must obey all University and residence hall regulations and are not allowed any privileges that are not granted to non-working students.
  11. Students who violate the terms of this agreement will forfeit their right to further work assignments.
  12. A grievance procedure is available should any student wish to register a grievance in connection with his/her work situation. The Office of Student Employment or the supervisor can provide information about this process.
  13. All staff serve a probationary/training period.
  14. All student payroll documents must be accurately completed and submitted to the Payroll Office before the first shift is worked.
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As a service provider for University Housing, professional and student staff are expected to be courteous, competent and professional. Some general expectations include honesty, professionalism in appearance and attitude, providing undivided attention to each student/guest, arriving to work on time, and maintaining confidential information.