Southwestern Michigan College Student Housing Front Desk Assistant (Summer 2018) in Dowagiac, Michigan

Student Housing Front Desk Assistant (Summer 2018)

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.There are two types of student employment at SMC: Federal Work-Study (FWS) and Regular Student Employment (RSE). All students should apply for any position they are interested in, whether or not they have received a Federal Work-Study award. The SMC Financial Aid Office will determine if the student hired is eligible for FWS but being eligible is not a requirement for most jobs.

If a student has received a FWS award, it is not a guarantee of employment and the award amount will not be paid towards the student’s tuition/account. It is a maximum amount that the student may earn over the course of the academic year, if they secure a qualified student employment position. Both Regular Student employees and FWS employees receive an hourly rate equivalent to at least the current minimum wage.

The student receives funds in the form of wages on a bi-weekly schedule. The FWS or RSE earnings may be used to assist with a student’s various expenses. If a FWS student earns their maximum award, the hiring department will determine if employment can continue as Regular Student Employment since funds are limited. Students interested in working on campus must be registered, have a complete financial aid file, and complete an online Student Employment Application.

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number20110649

Job TitleStudent Housing Front Desk Assistant (Summer 2018)

Job CategoryStudent

Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary

Southwestern Michigan College, a two-year college located approximately 30 minutes north of South Bend, Indiana, and approximately 30 minutes from Lake Michigan’s eastern shore is seeking a Student Housing Desk Assistant.

The primary duties of the Front Desk Assistant are to provide receptionist services and the first–line of emergency response at the 24 hour Front Desk. This position requires a high-level of customer service to students, staff, and visitors.

Additionally, this position serves as a communication center during any emergency situations that may arise. The Desk Assistant reports directly to the Director of Student Housing and Residence Hall Managers and works collaboratively with the Resident Assistant staff.

Required Qualifications

Minimum 2.00GPAcumulative

Must live in housing during semester(s) of employment

Must be able to work every other weekend

Must be able to work late night/early morning shifts

You must not be on any college probation (academic or social) during the period of employment.

Must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours with the College

Must be at least 18 years of age to have a job on campus

Preferred Qualifications

Other Information

Priority Application Deadline is March 28, 2018.

Special Instructions to Applicants

You must be enrolled in at least 6 credits at the College with a 2.0 cumulativeGPA.

Students must be at least 18 years of age to have a job on campus.

Contact hours will not be used to meet the 6 credit hour minimum. High-school students who are dual enrolled are not eligible for student employment.


You must be enrolled or continuing your education with Ferris State or Michigan State University, on the campus ofSMC, and are enrolled in a minimum of 3 credit hours.

Reference Requests

Reference Request Details

Accept ReferencesYes

Minimum Requests1

Maximum Requests3

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • Do you currently live in housing?

  • Yes

  • No

  • Is your current GPA a 2.0 or higher?

  • Yes

  • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume

Optional Documents

  • Cover Letter

Southwestern Michigan College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for students, faculty and staff. The College complies with all federal laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination including Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, and Title II and with all requirements and regulations of the U.S Department of Education.