We know what you’re thinking. There’s a typo and that “F” is supposed to be an “R.” In reality, RAs and FAs are two separate positions who work for two separate departments (we know, minds blown). Anyway, what that means for you is two great opportunities to gain student employment, campus housing and transferable skills to take with you when you graduate. Read on for more info on what exactly an FA does and how you can apply to be one.
What is an FA?
FA stands for facilities assistant. FAs are part-time student employees who report to our facilities area coordinators and handle day-to-day facility-related responsibilities in the Lincoln Park residence halls.
What exactly does an FA do?
There are a lot of different things an FA would do on a regular basis. Some of these tasks include conducting resident room inspections, coordinating a residence hall’s opening or closing or responding to in-the-moment emergencies like when a resident is locked out.
What will I learn?
Since FAs are fully immersed in our campus communities, the position provides students with a unique opportunity to improve interpersonal communication, customer service and diversity-related skills. In addition, FAs will learn how to multitask as they juggle several facilities-related projects at once.
Do I get paid?
Yes. FAs are not hourly employees, however. Rather, they are paid a quarterly stipend and given campus housing (in an apartment) and a partial meal plan as compensation.
How do I apply?
Students interested in the position must attend one mandatory info session in January before they can be considered. Information on how to proceed with the application will be given at these info sessions. The position can also be viewed at studentemployment.depaul.edu