BE AN AA! Live. Learn. Lead.

AA Kneeling by FlowersCongratulations on your decision to apply to be a Administrative Assistant (AA)! The goals of the staff selection process are to ensure the following:

  • The application process is understood by all candidates to be a departmentally focused process in which candidates are considered for all open positions.

  • The selection process provides a means by which the best possible candidates are selected to fill the open Administrative Assistant positions.

  • The selection process is objective, non-biased, fair, consistent, and equitable for all candidates.

  • The selection process provides a candidate with the opportunity to demonstrate skills and abilities related to their interest in the position and their ability to meet job expectations.

Paula Myatt, Hagemann Residence Life Coordinator
Chair, Student Staff Recruitment and Selection



  • Administrative Assistants make $11.00 per hour and work an average of 20 hours per week during regular university hours of operation (M-F; 8am-4:30pm).

Minimum Qualifications

  •  Applicants must have at least one semester of residence hall experience at UNI (or at another institution of higher education).

  • Applicants must have and maintain a minimum 2.25 semester and cumulative grade point average.

  • Applicants need to be in good academic, behavioral and financial standing with the university and be a full-time, degree-seeking student at the University of Northern Iowa.

Preferred Qualifications

  • As a staff member within Housing & Dining, it is preferred that Administrative Assistants live on-campus during their time within the role. 

  • Administrative Assistant candidates have the intentions of enrolling in classes at least one semester following the 2021-2022 year of appointment.

  • Administrative Assistant candidates have at least two semesters of prior experience within the Desk Assistant or Resident Assistant role at the University of Northern Iowa.

  • March 3: Applications Open

  • March 10: Applications Close

  • March 15-18: Interviews (offers to interview will be sent on a rolling basis)

  • March 25: Offer Letters Sent Out

General Diversity Statement

No person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in employment, any educational program, or any activity of the University, on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or on any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.

The University of Northern Iowa prohibits discrimination and promotes affirmative action in its educational and employment policies and practices as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other applicable laws and University policies. The University of Northern Iowa prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies and serves as the University Title IX Officer: Leah Gutknecht, Assistant to the President for Compliance and Equity Management, Office of Compliance and Equity Management, 117 Gilchrist Hall, UNI, Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0028, (319) 273-2846,

Other Statements & Policies

Department of Residence Mission & Diversity     |    Alcohol Use Policy & Enforcement

Career Services is available to assist candidates with both their resume preparation and mock interviews.

Resource for general help with resumes. You are also able to submit a resume for review (pdf of Word document only) to

You can also schedule a one-on-one appointment with Career Services by reaching out to them in Gilchrist 102 or email This includes both resume review and mock interviewing.


Application Materials:

To complete your application, the following are required:

  • Completed Application

  • Resume