Fort Hays State University > Desk Assistant Application
Thank you for your interest in the
opportunity of becoming a part of FHSU Residential Life as a desk
assistant. We want to insure that we hire an enthusiastic and
friendly desk worker. We also care about the safety and privacy of
our residents. We are looking for a reliable, friendly, creative
and responsible person.
While working the front desk you
will be expected to answer the front desk phone, check out various
items for use, manage the cash box, and assist residents as needed.
Desk Assistants may also sort mail and packages and check-in
residents. There are other various duties a desk assistant has; one
may be helping with programs at the front desk; like Happy Hour. We
want a person who is willing to go beyond the minimum desk duties
and work hard.
The requirements for working the front desk
are; you must live on campus, you must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0
or higher and be willing to work desk hours according to your
application, this may include nights
if you are on night staff. You must also be able to work alternate
weekends. You may also be required to return early in August and
stay later or come back early during breaks. Please make sure you sign up for an interview time in the
Residential Life Office in McMindes Hall Room 126 after submitting
your application. Sincerely,
Assistant Hall Directors
Birth Date: Please enter number in the style viewed: 00/00/0000
Cell Number: Please enter number in the style viewed: (000)000-0000
Current FHSU Address:
Year in College:
Have you worked at a FHSU Residential Life front desk before? If yes, which one?
Please check all that apply:
Living On-Campus for the time I would be a Desk Assistant.
Cumulative GPA is above a 2.0
If hired to be a Desk Assistant I will be living in:
Tiger Place II
My room number or apartment number is:
Please fill out the following reference information. We will be providing the references with a form via e-mail.
May we contact these references? If not, please explain why:
At a previous job have you had to:
Sort paper-work or mail
Answer the phone
Manage a cash-box
Assist a diversified group of people
Work on several projects simultaneously
Help with special events or programs
Solve problems quickly
Manage conflicts, emergencies, or safety concerns
If you have not had experience with these qualifications do you believe you would be able to meet these qualification if trained? Please explain why or why not:
Are there any further skills you possess that would be an asset to working as a Desk Assistant?
How many credits do you anticipate taking as a Desk Assistant?
Would you be working another job if hired to be a Desk Assistant? If yes, approximately how many hours?
Are you planning on participating in FHSU Athletics? If so, please specify sport and time constraints:
If hired, would you be able to stay late or return early during breaks (including the summer if hired for the following year) to work the front desk?
If you answered no to the above question, please explain why not:
Please note that though we ask your preferences, we cannot guarantee that the positions available will meet your preferences.
Hours per week
What positions are you interested in? Check all that apply.
Night Staff 11:00 PM or Midnight to 3:00 AM
Night Staff 3:00-6:00 AM
Day Shift 6:00-8:00 AM
Mail (must be available between noon and three)
Which building would you prefer to work in? Please check your first and second preference.
Please explain why you prefer these buildings.
Would you be willing to work alternate weekends? If not, please explain why:
Two questions to answer and then you are done! Be prepared to answer more questions in the interview.
Why do you want to work as a Desk Assistant?
What is one idea you would like to implement at a front desk? Be creative!
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