Student Employment


This page provides information for prospective student staff. Newly hired student staff should visit our Current Student Employees page for important information about training, working and getting paid.  

More Than a Paycheck

Students who work for HFS experience an environment that understands their commitments as students, while also giving them the opportunity to gain experience in a professional setting. As an employee, you will not only earn a paycheck but also gain skills that will make you more competitive in the job market after you graduate. HFS also offers leadership opportunities that will enhance your professional development.

Now Accepting Job Applications

HFS employs students for a variety of positions and we are accepting applications for positions starting now and continuing through the 2013–14 academic year. The majority of our student positions are within UW Dining. Students with weekday lunchtime availability will be given preference. We are actively hiring now and will continue throughout the year.

Facilities Design Assistant, Job 111

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We are now accepting applications for a student Facilities Design Assistant in our Facilities Services and Planning Office. This position participates in the design, development and coordination of HFS projects under the direction of the Facilities Design Manager and the Assistant Director for Facilities Operations. The role is primarily in an office environment, with a MondayFriday daytime schedule for at least 10 hours per week during autumn, winter and spring quarter and for 40 hours per week during summer quarter. Our preferred applicants would be architecture students in their junior year or above with working knowledge of design-related software such as AutoCAD and/or Revit, Adobe Creative Suite 5 and SketchUp. A Washington State driver's license that has been valid for at least two years is required for this position because there may be occasional driving of UW vehicles. Please apply now for a valuable opportunity to learn about facilities design on the job!

Student Multimedia Coordinator, Job 170

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We are now accepting applications for a Student Multimedia Coordinator with our Communications and Marketing team. This position will assist, plan and implement a comprehensive social media program using the HFS Facebook pages, Twitter accounts, Instagram and other emerging technologies as appropriate. There will be a focus on work with videography and photography for this position. We are looking for current UW Seattle-campus students with interest in communications, business, marketing, social media and/or Web/graphic design who have experience with videography and photography. We are also looking for students with flexibility and availability to work evenings/weekends as needed to capture events on campus. The person in this position will be scheduled to work 15–19.5 hours per week.

Office Assistant for HFS Facilities Services, Job 171

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We are now accepting applications for an Office Assistant in our Facilities Services and Planning Office. This position supports HFS Facilities Services through general office support with a heavy emphasis on customer service for residents, fellow staff, associated contractors and vendors of the UW. The person in this position will need to be willing to drive a UW vehicle to different locations as well as walk around campus performing various tasks and projects in our facilities. A valid Washington State driver's license is required. Please apply now for a chance to gain valuable experience working in a professional office environment!

Desk Services Summer Conference Student Staff, Jobs 124 and 126

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We are now accepting applications from students who would like to work at our residence hall front desk locations this summer 2014! We are hiring students for both our daytime/evening position and our overnight position at our 24-hour desk locations. Please use Job 126 to apply for the overnight (graveyard shift) position specifically. Summer Conference Desk Hosts provide front desk services for summer conference guests and the general public in the residence halls. Successful Summer Conference Desk Hosts are detail oriented and possess the ability to follow instructions, accurately handle transactions on a cash register, remain courteous and calm under pressure, solve problems and thrive in a team-oriented, fast-paced environment. The typical schedule is eight hours, five days per week, but varies each week according to conference activity. Please apply now and spread the word about this great opportunity to work in an awesome team environment this summer!

Desk Services Academic Year Student Staff, Job 108

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We are now accepting applications for residence hall front desk student staff. We are seeking employees who have administrative and customer service experience. This position will provide assistance in person and over the phone to students and staff living and working in the residence halls, as well as other members the UW campus community. Typical duties include room check-in and checkout, lockout assistance, sorting and delivering mail, and tracking keys and front desk items available for checkout. Applicants available between 10 am and 3 pm during weekdays are especially encouraged to apply. This job posting serves as a candidate bank, and we are always accepting applications. Candidates who have a schedule that match our open shifts will be contacted for further review.

Student Dining Staff, Job 101

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In this position, you will be serving and preparing food, cleaning the kitchen and dining areas, dishwashing and cashiering. You must be able to lift up to 30 pounds and possess or be eligible for a valid food worker card. We are particularly looking for students who have some availability between 10 am and 3 pm on weekdays to support our high-volume lunch period service. This job posting serves as a candidate bank, and we are always accepting applications. Candidates who have a schedule that match our open shifts will be contacted for further review.

You Have Applied, Now What?

Thank you for your application! We continuously review applications, so please keep yours updated with your current class schedule and contact information. Due to the number of applications, we apologize that we are not able to respond individually to all applicants.

Placement in a position will be determined by your availability, skill set, completion of all required materials, proof of eligibility to work in the United States, and a satisfactory background check. Therefore, we are not able to guarantee placement to all applicants.

Increase your chances of getting hired. For application hints and tips or information about our hiring process, check out the Application Hints and Application FAQ.

International Students

HFS can hire international students of F1 or J1 status who are attending the UW as full-time, matriculated students (minimum undergraduate or graduate credits may be required). You also have to have been in the United States for at least 10 days before you can be hired. If you are hired, we will give you information about applying for your Social Security card, which you may be able to apply for up to 30 days before your start date. Make sure your Local Address is updated on MyUW to speed up the process. For more information, contact the International Student Services Office.

Work Study

HFS has work study positions! If you are eligible for work study, please let us know upon hire so we can set you up with the proper forms. Work study is granted through the UW Office of Financial Aid.


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The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.