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Housing and Residence Life

Building R10

1100 South Marietta Pkwy

Marietta, GA 30060


Phone: 678-915-7335

Email: housing@spsu.edu

Email: reslife@spsu.edu


Office Hours:


8:00am to 5:00pm

DA Application


1. Be enrolled, 6 or more credit hours, at SPSU or Georgia Highlands.

2. Be in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of 2.25 or higher (maintaining a 2.5 semester) and in good conduct standing with your institution and Housing and Residence Life.

3. Have basic knowledge of office procedures including filing, typing, phone skills, etc.

Leadership Characteristics:


1. Be alert to any situation or condition which may require immediate attention: inform Housing and Residence Life, Residence Hall Staff, or Public Safety as appropriate.

2. Demonstrate a friendly customer service attitude.

Team Oriented

1. Participate in DA training sessions and regular staff meetings.

2. Be available to cover extra desk shifts when needed.

Exemplary Conduct

1. Act as a role model for community members.

2. Uphold the Code of Conduct and comply with University Policy, Federal and Local Laws.

Inclusive Leadership

1. Maintain a positive attitude that is welcoming to all customers and supportive of the University and Housing and Residence Life.

2. Become familiar with the different offices and services available to students at the University in order to make appropriate referrals to residents and visitors.

General Responsibilities:

1. Answer the duty phone, receive and disseminate fliers and other information, and observe activity in the halls.

2. Provide clerical support for RAs and Area Coordinators, inputting work orders, e-mailing residents, creating documents, etc.

3. Receive and report requests for repairs, maintenance and lock changes.

4. Maintain complete and accurate notes in the Communication Log at the beginning and end of each shift and being aware of notes from others’ shifts.

5. Maintain an orderly desk and monitor desk supplies and equipment, making sure all equipment remains in good working order.

6. Issue equipment such as gaming and cleaning supplies and maintain information regarding equipment use and damage.

7. Assist with promotion and other advertising for programs and building needs, as needed.

Terms of Employment:

1. Appointment is for one academic year (Fall and Spring).

2. Because of the nature of the DA position each DA is asked to be:

a. Available to return prior to the opening of the residence halls each semester and work until the closing of the halls each semester.

b. Responsible for covering holidays and other University breaks (e.g., Thanksgiving, and Winter and Spring Breaks).

c. Available to work weekends.

3. DAs must adhere to all expectations outlined in the Desk Assistant contract. A DA may be dismissed from the position for continued poor performance.

4. Each DA is evaluated throughout the academic year and will be provided feedback throughout their employment period.

5. The period of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of tasks, positive evaluations, and exhibition of personal growth in the position.

Reports to: Residence Life Coordinator

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