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Leo Goodwin Sr. Residence Hall

Summer Housing Assistant

Summer Housing Assistants are a group of dedicated student staff that is the core of the Camps and Conference Services at NSU. Summer Housing Assistants work, setup and prepare for visiting camps and conferences, serves as a liaison between camps/conferences and the NSU community throughout the summer, and assist in the overall implementation.

Are you going to be on the NSU campus this summer? Do you enjoy working on a team? Do you want to have fun and make some extra cash this summer? Then Summer Housing Assistants might be what you are looking for! 


Applications for the 2021 Summer Housing Assistant staff are now closed. Please visit JobX for other on-campus opportunities and continue to monitor our website for upcoming opportunities within the Office of Residential Life and Housing.

Application Timeline

February 1, 2021 - Applications Open
March 5, 2021 - 
Applications due by 4:59 p.m.
March 8-12, 2021 - 
March 19, 2021 - 
Summer Housing Assistant staff announced for 2021
Contract Period - May 3, 2021 - August 13, 2021


  1. Demonstrate effective listening skills.
  2. Fulfill administrative requirements promptly and efficiently (i.e., incident reports, programming reports, maintenance request forms, etc.)
  3. Attend regularly scheduled staff meetings and staff training sessions on time.
  4. Remain in the residence halls on all weeknights and weekends while on duty.
  5. Maintain punctuality when reporting to work.
  6. Adhere to basic requirement and employment expectations and other duties as assigned.
  7. Be available to be scheduled for work 20 hours a week (excluding duty rotation).


Advisor and Customer Service

  1. Serve as a concerned, non-judgmental advisor, whose goal is to assist residents,
    campers and camp supervisors in resolving problems.
  2. Display interest and sensitivity to the concerns of our diverse residents and camp population.
  3. Be visible and available on the floor to speak to residents and camp participants about
    Nova Southeastern University and interests.
  4. Treat residents, campers and camp supervisors fairly and impartially.


Procedures and Facilities

  1. Assist in the opening and closing of the halls during the summer, as coordinated by the
    Area Coordinators and Assistant Director of Housing Operations.
  2. Conduct check-in and check-out of camps while present in the residence halls.
  3. Meet with residents and individual camps on your floor to go over rules and regulations.
  4. Be familiar with the building fire alarm system and familiarize residents with hall evacuation and other emergency procedures.
  5. Regularly report housekeeping and maintenance needs, as well as repair requests, which affect the safety and security of the residents and campers (i.e. stairway and hallway lights, damage to door lock mechanisms).
  6. Must be able to assist in the lifting of university furniture, and other items on an as needed basis in preparations for summer camps and housing check-in.
  7. Moves furniture or other office/classroom items in support of the set-up and take down activities for meetings, classroom activities, or conferences. The average weight of
    each piece of furniture is approximately 30-40lbs.
  8. Move office, conference room, or classroom furniture such as desks, chairs, cabinets, easels, bookcases, etc. within rooms and/or across campus and between buildings. The average weight of each piece of furniture is approximately 30-40lbs.
  9. Must adhere to all safety standards and work practices established by the Office of
    Residential Life and Housing.
  10. Ensure room preparation and readiness for each camp in attendance.


On-Call Response and Policy

  1. Encourage compliance with University policies and Summer Camp and Conference
  2. Serve on call for your residence hall on an assigned rotating basis, and in emergency situations.
  3. Remain in assigned building while on-call.
  4. Work the security desk from the hours of 7:00pm-11:15pm in order to develop a rapport
    with residents and camp attendees while on-call.
  5. Treat sensitive information confidentially and respond positively to crisis situations.
  6. Educate campers on the safety and security issues and the role they play.
  7. Report housekeeping and maintenance needs in a timely manner and follow up with the Area Coordinators and Assistant Director of Housing Operations.

Primary Requirements

  1. Must be a registered student for the Fall 2021 semester at Nova Southeastern University, meeting the
    minimum academic requirements of the academic department
  2. Undergraduate students must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. Graduate students, must have the minimum cumulative GPA required for that graduate program.
  3. Must be in good judicial standing with the University (i.e. not above “Written Warning”) and adhere to the guidelines to the Residential Living Guide ( )
  4. Willingness to make a commitment from May 3, 2021 - August 13, 2021.
  5. No Outside employment or internship while in the Summer Housing Assistant position.
  6. Must successfully pass Level 2 background check administered by Nova Southeastern
    University or outside agencies


Additional Requirements

  1. Able to lift up to 30-40lbs multiple times throughout the day with assistance from other NSU
    Summer Housing Assistant staff.
  2. Must be able to work a scheduled 20 hours a week (excluding the duty rotation).
  3. Act as moderator for camps while in attendance at Nova Southeastern University.


  1. All Summer Housing Assistant staff member will receive a stipend of $1,500, before taxes, which
    will be paid bi-weekly.
  2. All staff will receive $500.00 in declining balance funds which will be added to their
  3. Summer Housing Assistant staff will be assigned to a room either in Leo Goodwin, The
    Commons Residence Hall, Rolling Hills Apartments, Mako Hall, Founders/Farquhar/Vettel Residence Halls, or The Cultural Living Center.
  4. All Summer Housing Assistant staff are afforded eight vacation days during the period of employment (May 3, 2021 – August 13, 2021)
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