University of Houston Downtown Student Assistant, Interdisciplinary Studies in Houston, Texas

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About UHD

The University of Houston-Downtown is a comprehensive four-year university offering bachelor’s and selected master’s degree programs and providing strong academic and career preparation as well as life-long learning opportunities. Located in the heart of the city, the University reflects the diversity of the Greater Houston Metropolitan Area, and, through its academic programs, engages with the community to address the needs and advance the development of the region. UHD is an inclusive community dedicated to integrating teaching, service, and scholarly research to develop students’ talents and prepare them for success in a dynamic global society. UHD draws students from throughout the Greater Houston area. UHD is considered one of the most ethnically diverse liberal arts institutions in the southwest, a distinction that indicates the student body accurately reflects the Houston community’s wealth of cultures, languages and nationalities. The University offers all students a specially tailored opportunity for quality higher education, as well as small classes. UHD employs over 1,400 faculty and staff.

Since opening its doors in 1974, UHD has grown in mission and service, and now offers baccalaureate degrees in 44 areas and eight master’s degree programs. Over 14,000 students attend classes in five Colleges: Business, Humanities and Social Sciences, Public Service and Sciences and Technology, as well as University College. Approximately 2,400 students graduate each year with degrees in humanities and the arts, social sciences, business, the sciences and technology, education, criminal justice, and social work. As one of the four distinct and separate components of the University of Houston System, UHD offers educational opportunities and access to students from a variety of backgrounds, including many first-generation college students, students who work full- or part-time, students with additional family obligations, and students who transfer from community colleges and other higher education institutions. The University of Houston System is a public system of higher education that includes three other universities in addition to UHD-The University of Houston, UH-Clear Lake and UH-Victoria, as well as two teaching centers-UH System at Sugar Land and UH System at Cinco Ranch.

Notes to Applicants


  • An application, resume, and cover letter are required and must be submitted online.

  • This is a security sensitive position; a complete background investigation is required.

  • In accordance with H.B. #558, Selective Service Registration may be required. Offer of employment contingent upon verification of individual’s eligibility for employment in the United States.

  • The University of Houston-Downtown is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Position Information
Job Description


  • Provides customer service to all visitors
  • Greets and directs visitors to appropriate UHD persons or office
  • Answers general telephone lines
  • Takes messages for office personnel
  • Refers calls to other departments as needed
  • Accepts and process incoming documents for approval
  • Process approved documents by distributing original documents to Provost’s Office, Accounting Office or ESO
  • Makes copies and filing

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be customer service oriented
  • Must be very professional, well organized, responsible and punctual
  • Must have good verbal/written communication skills
  • Must wear business casual attire
  • Must be a current UHD student
  • Must have a 2.0 GPA or higher
Preferred Qualifications

Requisition Number: 00888

Job Title: Student Assistant, Interdisciplinary Studies

Division: Academic & Student Affairs

College: University College

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies

Job Code: 5996

Grade: 999

FTE: .5

Full Time/Part Time: Part-time

FLSA Status: Hourly

Position Number: 01000080

Security Sensitive Position: Yes

Employee Class: Student Assistant