Student Facility Assistant Overview

Student Facility Assistants (SFAs), under the supervision and direction of the Assistant Director of Residential Facilities, are responsible for assisting in the inspection, assessment, reporting, and resolution of maintenance concerns within the residential facilities. SFAs assist with maintenance and minor construction projects.

Position Requirements

  • A pleasant and professional demeanor
  • The ability to work independently and as a team player
  • Availability for after-hour emergencies
  • Physically qualified to lift up to 25 pounds, and to bend, stoop, stretch, reach and climb
  • Contract employment dates: May 13, 2024 - August 26, 2024

Responsibilities - Facilities Maintenance

  1. Perform regular inspections of all equipment and building areas for operating efficiency and safety hazards. Correct and/or create reports for supervisor.
  2. Perform routine building maintenance and housekeeping inspections, including the year-end building inspection process and the development of billing charges
  3. Assist with preparation for fall occupancy
  4. Assist in re-lamping buildings as needed and maintain inventory of replacement bulbs
  5. Assist in prepping and painting of walls and other surfaces
  6. Assist with installation and repair of various types of hardware and furniture
  7. Assist in maintenance and minor repair of all property, including old and sometimes obsolete building equipment
  8. Maintain tools and equipment in good working order
  9. Make recommendations and/or evaluations of equipment conditions to supervisor
  10. Attend and follow all vehicle safety courses and guidelines to insure the highest safety record
  11. Assist in the inventory of university property
  12. Assist in the setup of equipment, furniture, and materials
  13. Accept deliveries and assist in storing items
  14. Assist with ground maintenance
  15. Assist in the coordination and participation of special projects
  16. Maintain accurate records of work performed, materials used, and time allocated
  17. Assist in organizing information from the department's computer-based system for tracking and monitoring of housing maintenance issues
  18. Perform and maintain building monitor reports on all emergency lighting, exit signs, and fire suppression systems
  19. Make proper referrals when necessary
  20. Maintain communication with the Assistant Director of Residential Facilities, the facilities staff, and members of the Office of University Housing
  21. Respond, as needed for facilities, student or guest-related emergencies
  22. Participate in a seven-day on-duty rotation with other student staff members, including holidays. When on duty, staff must remain in assigned room space during scheduled duty hours in order to respond to room lockouts, medical and maintenance emergencies, late check-ins, etc.


The starting hourly rate for summer FSAs is $11.10 per hour.

*Please note that housing is provided during the duration of the contract. Summer employees, currently living on campus for Spring 2024, receive housing during the Spring semester transition period through May 26. Students hired for the summer who are not living in University operated residence hall or Greek House during the Fall 2024 semester, or those living in a leased or privately owned Greek House in Fall 2024, are only provided housing through Sunday, August 4 and are responsible for their own housing arrangement thereafter. 

Application and Interview Process

To apply for this position please complete the online application on Handshake, including your resume and cover letter. Within a few days, you will receive a confirmation email from University Housing. You may apply for both of the two available positions (CSA or SFA) at the same time. Please indicate the position or positions for which you are applying in your cover letter.

This position overview is subject to change between the summer semesters.