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Welcome Center Student Manager

Rate of pay: $10.70/hour

Work location: Iowa Memorial Union

What you will learn

You can expect to learn skills such as time management, conflict resolution, balancing priorities, managing finances, interpersonal communication, customer service experience, and working with people from diverse backgrounds and working as part of a team.  Although your job in the Division of Student Life may not be directly related to your future profession, the skills you learn here will help you in your chosen career path and give you valuable work experience to strengthen your resume. Also learn important skills in managing employees and leading a team.

Basic job function

Assist with development, maintenance, and delivery of all services offered by the Welcome Center.  Provide functional supervision to the Customer Service Representatives.


  • Assists with the training and supervising of Customer Service Representatives.
  • Complies with all UI cash handling operations and procedures
  • Monitors daily operations in compliance with Welcome Center policies and procedures.
  • Oversees daily routine operations in the absence of the full-time manager.
  • Authorizes cash refunds and credit for merchandise and ticket returns
  • Operates and assists in the maintenance of all equipment including the Ticketmaster system.
  • Assists with staffing coverage as required during interim and peek sales times.
  • Assists with the preparation of ticket sales events for student organizations.
  • Resolves customer service issues in the absence of the manager
  • Helps maintain unit information databases, social media, printed materials, and training materials.
  • Represent the IMU and the University to the public in a respectful, courteous, and helpful manner.
  • Look for opportunities to welcome guests and provide assistance.
  • Be observant of people and of the facility; make note of, and respond to any concerns.
  • Project a positive and helpful attitude.
  • Serve as a central point of communication for the operations and services of the IMU.
  • Report any safety or facility issues immediately to appropriate personnel.
  • Report any program, department, University, or state policy concerns .immediately to appropriate personnel.
  • Review the daily Activity Schedule and be aware of all events occurring during your shift; anticipate needs.
  • Complete appropriate forms as necessary.
  • Attend staff meetings, trainings, and in-services.
  • Sell tickets using the cash register and cash boxes.
  • Gather information to maintain information resources.
  • Perform routine clerical tasks to maintain operations and services.
  • Perform special projects as assigned.
  • Creates student schedules.
  • Completes other duties and projects as assigned.


  • Registered University of Iowa student; work-study preferred.
  • Cashier experience required.
  • Ability to respond effectively to customer concerns in a positive manner.
  • Effective communication, problem solving, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to create and maintain a professional and safe environment.
  • Ability to uphold departmental policies in stressful situations.
  • Ability to recognize risks and implement departmental risk management procedures.
  • Ability to respond calmly to emergencies in the building.
  • Previous work experience in the IMU and/or Welcome Center.

Training requirements

  • IMU Student Orientation
  • Cash Handling
  • Credit Card
  • Security Awareness Training
  • Emergency Response Training

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