Become a Desk Assistant

Desk Directors + Desk Assistants

Desk Assistants (DAs) are part-time student employees who complete the administrative functions of a front desk (e.g. sorting and distributing mail, answering student questions, checking out recreational equipment, performing lockouts, etc.) within a Residence Hall and/or Apartment Community. Desk Assistants serve as front line staff members while promoting an inclusive, safe, and academically conducive environment for students who live on campus at Colorado School of Mines.

Desk Directors are part-time student employees who supervise the Desk Assistant staff and the administrative functions of a Residence Hall or Apartment Community front desk. Desk Directors assist the Residence Life Coordinators (RLCs) with hiring and training Desk Assistants, scheduling desk shifts, managing desk inventory, performing key audits, etc. Desk Directors also serve as a Desk Assistant during regularly scheduled shift times. The Desk Directors position is reserved for current Residence Life student staff members who want to step into an elevated leadership role within the department.



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2023-2024 Academic Year Desk Assistant Timeline

Friday, March 3, 2023
Applications open for 2023-2024 Academic Year

Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 11:59PM
Applications close for 2023-2024 Academic Year

Week of April 10-12, 2023

Friday, April 14, 2023
Offer Letters get emailed out

Friday, April 21, 2023
Deadline to accept offers

Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at 6:00PM
Contract Signing Event

The 2023-2024 Applications are CLOSED.
How do I apply?
1. Research the position

Review the resources on this page to determine if this opportunity sounds like it will be a good fit!

  1. Review the DA job description and application requirements prior to applying.
  2. Learn more about the Department of Residence Life by exploring this website!
  3. Talk with a current DA to learn more about their experience in the role!
2. Submit your application

Complete the electronic application between Friday, December 2, 2022 and 11:59PM on Tuesday, December 13, 2022.  Please head to to apply!

To complete the application, you will need: 

  • Time to complete the application. There are a variety of questions ensuring you have read the DA job description, understand the timeline of the process, and have provided your information.
3. Mark your calendars

Mark your calendars with Timeline dates listed above.

NOTE: If hired, the new employee must attend the training on Friday, January 6, 2023.

4. Monitor your email

After the application closes, the Selection and Recruitment Committee will review all candidates.

Candidates who are eligible to continue through the selection process will be sent an invitation via email for an interview. These invitations will prompt candidates to schedule their interview with the Residence Life team.

Candidates who are not eligible to continue through the selection process will be notified via email.


Any questions regarding the recruitment, selection, and hiring process for the Desk Assistant position can be directed to Debi Pretz, .

Debi Pretz
Administrative Coordinator for the Campus Living Office
Campus Living Office, Elm Hall West