Housing Operations Assistant

Housing Operations Assistant Position

Position Description:

  • Support University housing operations by managing routine set-up and break-down of furniture in residence hall rooms.
  • During the academic year, assists with loft and bunk requests for residential students’ beds, removal and replacement of broken furniture from residential student rooms, and removal and replacement of malfunctioning microfridge units in residential student rooms.
  • During academic year breaks and summer, assists with resetting residence hall rooms following check-out of camp and conference groups, assists with changes to residential floor plans including removal of old furniture and transport to Surplus as well as installation of new furniture, assists Housekeeping and Maintenance staff in moving furniture as required for cleaning and/or maintenance tasks.
  • Conducts facilities assessments and audits as requested.
  • Assists in the maintenance of furniture, tools, and maintenance spaces within the residence halls.
  • Delivery of janitorial and maintenance supplies to the Housekeeping and Maintenance staff as necessary.
  • Ensure the safety and security of the building by proactively identifying potential safety issues, addressing them directly as able, and calling for additional assistance as needed. Follow all emergency protocols as required.
  • Communicate regularly and effectively with Desk Managers, Desk Attendants, Resident Assistants, professional staff and other support staff in the residence hall.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Full-time student in good academic and conduct standing with Youngstown State University
  • Ability to team lift up furniture pieces ranging in weight from 60-200 pounds
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others 
  • Strong commitment to ensuring the safety of self, teammates, and others during performance of work tasks
  • Commitment to confidentiality, organization, neatness, punctuality, and a positive attitude
  • Prior experience with use of basic tools, ability to drive a golf cart, and willingness to undertake process to be certified to drive University vehicles is a plus

Reports to: Associate Director for Housing Facilities or designee

Hours Per Week: A maximum of 25 hours per week

Wage: $10.00 per hour (Summer employees will be provided with a residence hall room and summer meal plan, in addition to hourly rate of pay.)

Dates of Employment: Employees will be hired to work for the entire academic year. Employees should submit their class schedule to their supervisor prior to the start of each semester to determine availability and work hours. Based on the project schedule set by University housing staff, hours may fluctuate throughout the course of the semester. If projects are scheduled for academic year breaks, employees may also have the opportunity to work through these breaks.

For summer employees, dates of employment will run through summer session classes (dates TBD). Based on the project schedule set by University housing staff, work hours may be scheduled during normal business hours, evenings, and/or weekends.