Move-in Parking Attendant

Western Washington University   Bellingham, WA   Full-time     Transportation
Posted on July 22, 2022
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Position Title Move-in Parking Attendant
About the University Western Washington University, with over 16,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 90,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master's-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2022 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
About the Department The Housing Department supports Western's mission, which states that together with our students, staff, and faculty, we are committed to making a positive impact in the state and the world with a shared focus on academic excellence and inclusive achievement. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.
About the Position The move-in parking attendant will assist in the management of parking as the campus welcomes approximately 4,300 students to the residence halls and apartment communities. Staff will be assigned to one of the three main check-in areas located on north, south, and the ridge regions of campus during the move-in experience. We are seeking candidates who are interested in working the University Residences move-in event.

This includes a minimum of one full day (8am-5pm) and a maximum of four full days (8am-5pm) during opening, which will take place September 15, 2022-September 18, 2022. Availability during all four move-in days is preferred. Six positions are available. This position reports to Transportation Services on Western’s campus.

Move-in parking attendants must demonstrate the ability to work with diverse populations.

Lasting no more than four (4) days from September 15-18, 2022, the move-in parking attendant is responsible for assisting in the management of parking areas throughout the move-in process.


Responsibilities include:

  • Serve as a greeter for students, parents, and families at the check-in tent locations
  • Manage lines of cars and provide guidance to students, families, and visitors for the next phase of the check-in process
  • Direct cars to long term parking lots from check-in tent locations
  • Provide directions to specific residence hall and apartment locations
  • Provide recommendations for changes to the move-in process based on experience
  • Contact golf cart volunteers when a student, parent, or family member requests transportation from long term parking to the residence halls
  • Other duties as assigned that relate to the parking process for move-in


Multiple positions (6) are available and will be located on the Western Washington University move-in location areas (north campus, south campus, ridge).


Required Qualifications
  • Availability for a minimum of one move-in day from September 15-18, 2022 from 8am-5pm.
  • Commitment to equity and inclusion to enhance the welcoming experience for students and their families.
  • Ability to lead and provide direction for administrative processes.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time.
  • Experience in customer service
Preferred Qualifications
  • Availability for two or more move-in days from September 15-18, 2022 from 8am-5pm
  • Availability on weekend days (September 17-18, 2022)
  • Previous experience in on campus housing at a college or university
Conditions of Employment All employees must comply with our Immunization policies, including COVID vaccination by time of hire and Proof of Rubeola Measles Immunity within 60-days of hire. Please reach out to if you need information regarding medical or religious exemption and applicable accommodations.
Salary  $19.37/hour
Bargaining Unit Temporary This position is covered by a Washington Federation of State Employees bargaining union. New employees are eligible for membership under the current collective bargaining agreement at 350 hours of employment.
Application Instructions

Application materials should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications.

Closing Date Notes Position open until filled

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay);

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3303 or 711 (Washington Relay).

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All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires which includes a sexual misconduct background check.