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The Desk Attendant (DA) position is an integral member of the office, serving as one of the front-line representatives of the Colorado Mesa University community. Due to the dynamic environment of the front desk, a successful candidate should be able to manage administrative, customer service, and security-related tasks. The DA, often the first contact for residents, visitors, and persons outside the CMU community, must demonstrate professionalism and customer service at all times, while also responding quickly and effectively in emergency situations. Residence Life is seeking individuals with effective leadership abilities including: dependability, motivation, initiative, integrity, organization, discretion, and strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Desk hours range from 8am-8pm Sunday through Wednesday, and 8am to 2am Thursday through Saturday.


  • Cumulative GPA must be a 2.0
  • Must be free of major conduct violations
  • Must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours
  • Must be able to work nights (10pm to 3am) and weekends

For more information or questions contact your residence hall coordinator.

How to Apply

The application process includes:

  1. Online Application
  2. Phone Interview

The Fall 2024 DA application is open through April 15, 2024. 

Apply Here!