Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Seattle, WASHINGTON
Deadline: Open Until Filled

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

At the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence. We value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives, strive to create welcoming and respectful learning environments, and promote access, opportunity and justice for all.

Housing and Food Services (HFS) is pleased to announce openings for Summer Housekeepers.

                                      Temporary Positions- June through September, 2022

HFS provides on-campus housing and dining to over 7,800 student residents each year. We employ over 1,200 classified, professional staff and student staff members who work throughout HFS, providing residential and dining services to the campus.  Our mission statement—working together to enhance student life—teamwork and service to our students and customers are at the heart of our business.

At the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence. We value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives, strive to create welcoming and respectful learning environments, and promote access, opportunity and justice for all.

We seek candidates who exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse environment, inclusive of students, faculty and staff of many social, economic, cultural, ideological, racial and ethnic backgrounds.

Key Responsibilities:

The Summer Conference Housekeeping staff is responsible for providing room service for overnight guest room accommodations in the residence halls.  The Conference Housekeeping staff is also responsible for the set- up of all meeting and dining room facilities for conference delegates. Housekeepers must possess the ability to follow directions and work effectively as a team with all conference, desk and custodial staff.

Description of Duties

• Set up and service conference delegate rooms.
• Set up meeting and dining rooms as directed.  Generally requires lifting and moving heavy furniture.
• Dusting, vacuuming, mopping, washing walls and other cleaning tasks as directed.
• Removal of trash from the residence halls during the transitional period between academic year housing and summer conference operation.
• Housekeepers are accountable for completing all work assignments in a prompt and efficient manner.
• Housekeepers must maintain a neat and clean appearance at all times.
• Provide auxiliary staff support to Conference Desk Staff, Food Services, Catering, Conference Services, Custodial, Family Housing Building and Grounds staff and other areas of Housing and Food Services as needed.
• Other projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Must be able to follow directions and work effectively with other conference and custodial staff.
• Must be capable of doing physically demanding work that requires repetitive bending and lifting. 

Desired Qualifications:

• Prior housekeeping or related work experience.

Rate of Pay:

• $17.45 per hour

Although the summer conference program is geared to provide full-time work, staff work schedules can vary between 20 and 40 hours per workweek. We work to accommodate part time and full time needs of our employees. We do our best to ensure that each employee has two consecutive days off each week.
You will be assigned a specific building as your primary work assignment; however, you must be willing to work in a variety of locations throughout the summer.
Individuals with a high sensitivity to dust or allergies tend to experience problems with this type of work.

Recruitment for these positions are Open Until Filled.

What Is the Summer Conference Program?

At the conclusion of spring quarter most of the residence halls are vacated for the summer.  We offer the student rooms and facilities in these halls to visiting conference groups affiliated with the educational and professional development mission of the University.  The conferences we host range from business and professional organizations to sports camps, youth groups and a variety of foreign study groups visiting the country for the first time.

What Is the Employment Period?

Summer employment begins June 11, 2022, and continues through September.

Throughout the summer, your workload may vary depending upon the number and size of conference groups.  However, it is important to recognize that it is difficult to plan for such contingencies in advance.

*     If you accept employment with our program, you will be expected to request days off around our conference activity and resulting work schedules.
*     Traditional holidays (i.e., July 4th and Labor Day) are considered regular workdays.

What Will Work Schedules Be Like?

Housekeepers are typically scheduled to work 20 - 40 hours per week.  Housekeepers work schedules will be developed to provide for an equal number of staff, 7 days a week. The typical daily schedule is 8:30am-5:00pm. Days of work may include weekends.

The week of June 11, 2022 through June 17, 2022 involves the transformation of the residence halls from college student housing to summer conference housing.  Staff are able to work a Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:00pm schedule during this week.

What Kind of Training Is Involved?

A condensed basic orientation and training program has been developed for all Summer Conference Program student staff.  The purpose of the training program is to provide staff with information regarding the program’s customer service standards, expectations, basic work assignments, etc.

The required trainings may be done online or in person. Your involvement in the training program is essential to making our program a success.  Trainings occur in late May and early June.

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Application Process:

The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter, and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

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