Summer Conference Assistant (SCA)

Summer Conference Assistant

Position Information


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Dates of Employment

  • April 1 – June 1, 2020 (Spring Quarter Workshops)
  • June 14, 2020 – September 7, 2020 (Summer Conference Assistant position)


April 1, 2020 - June 1, 2020

  • Paid hourly at a rate of $16.39 for up to 8 hours of training

June 14, 2020 – September 7, 2020

  • Paid at a rate equal to the cost of a double room rate for the 2020-21 year (June-August)
  • Stipend $400 monthly

Job Summary

The Summer Conference Assistant (SCA) position is a live-in position within the University of Washington Bothell. Our three-story apartments are connected with central stairwells and are programmed as a traditional residence hall.  Under the direct supervision of the Resident Director, the SCA will establish an inclusive and responsible community in their designated area for summer residents.  The SCA will also provide front desk services and conference support for guests and visitors.  A successful RA will be leader in the community who demonstrates sound judgment and participates in and facilitates a team approach with all Residential Life staff.

Job Duties

Residential and Conference Support

  • Provide leadership and assistance for the Summer Housing Program, Orientation Overnights and Conferences.
  • Perform pre/post room checks to check for damages and ensure room condition is ready to be occupied for resident, conference guest, or orientation students.
  • Develop programming initiatives as outlined by the supervisor, this includes evening programming for the orientation overnight program
  • Perform other duties and tasks as assigned, including Department-wide activities and initiatives. Examples may include, but are not limited to, assisting with Opening activities, resident appreciation events, and safety and security assessments.
  • Mentor summer residents which includes, husky chats, referring to resources, advising and support academic and personal issues.
  • Be personally available to residents and guest, provide opportunities for interaction, and promote resident involvement.
  • Encourage the expression of diversity among residents and actively facilitate an environment of acceptance; act as a role model to residents; mediate conflict when appropriate, and complete roommate agreements. The SCA must be approachable and display a genuine interest in the welfare and personal development of residents.
  • Maintain a presence in their living community, especially during peak times when residents or guest are active on the floor.
  • Will be distributing apartment supplies and linens

Policy Enforcement and Emergency Response

  • Complete duty responsibilities which means sharing the duty rotation evenly with other SCAs.
  • Complete all duties and on call responsibilities as assigned. This includes break and holiday coverage as assigned. SCAs are expected to remain in their respective building while on duty, unless otherwise directed by a supervisor.
  • Responsible for consistent enforcement of all university policies as well as Washington State and federal laws. This involves the education of residents on housing policies, the establishment of an environment that promotes personal responsibility, and the encouragement of participation in upholding policies.
  • Responsible for effectively and efficiently responding to student and conference guest emergencies.

Desk Services and Administrative Tasks

  • Serve as a Community Assistant at the Community Center desk during assigned hours on a rotational basis.
  • Prepare units for conference guests and orientation overnight program, which includes linen delivery
  • Assist in check-in and checkout procedures
  • Complete necessary paperwork and reports in a timely manner
  • Report and follow up on maintenance needs immediately
  • Attend one-on-one meetings, staff meetings, in-service training sessions, other meetings and workshop.


  • Must be enrolled spring quarter (minimum credits =6) prior to the summer of employment.  SCAs may also take classes during employment.
  • Must have and maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 prior to and throughout their employment
  • Must be available to move into unit on Sunday, June 14 in preparation for training
  • Must attend all trainings and workshops:
    • Spring Quarter Workshops which will be scheduled around the SCAs class schedule (Approximately 8 hours)
    • Intensive Training and Conference Preparation which will be schedule June 15-19 (Approximately 40 hours)

Working Environment

  • Multi-story apartment style residence hall
  • Must be able to lift and carry supply boxes down stairs
  • Must be able to move and rearrange furniture in the units

Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or