UTemp Staffing Program

Join the UTemp Staffing Candidate Pool!

UTemp Staffing’s mission is to provide the University of Washington (UW) community with quality temporary staffing through exceptional service, and to offer boundless opportunities to a diverse population of job seekers.

Are you new to the area? Have you recently become unemployed? Are you employed, but looking to make a change? Have you considered working as a temp? Working as a temporary employee can be an excellent way to acquire experience and new skills, as well as gain exposure to various job opportunities within the UW.

Whether your interests lie in health care, technology, facilities, research, or administration, opportunities abound at the UW. There are many options to explore, and as a temporary employee, you will learn about the UW’s organizations, people and culture. Whether you are available for several months or several days, we hope you can make a difference here at the University of Washington.

As a self-sustaining unit of Human Resources’ Total Talent Management team, the UTemp Staffing program provides temporary employment services throughout the University’s many schools, colleges, organizations and affiliates. While the need for specific skill sets varies depending on the nature of the work needed at any given time, UTemp seeks to maintain a diverse pool of candidates who possess a variety of different types of knowledge, skills and experience. We continually seek candidates who take pride in their work, are flexible, and have an attitude of service and commitment.

After you apply to our posting, we will contact you if or when a position comes available for which your skills and/or experience would be a great match.

Common job categories

Below is a list of common areas for which we seek applicants. However, the need for candidates with specific skill sets varies depending on the types of positions that are open for recruitment at any given time, and the nature of the work needed.

  • General services (customer support, ushering, cashiering)
  • Office support (filing, reception, secretarial, office coordination)
  • Professional and administrative (executive assisting, program coordination)
  • Healthcare office administration (patient services rep, medical records technician)
  • Fiscal administration (payroll, accounts payable/receivable, medical/dental billing)
  • Data processing (data entry, transcription)
  • Information systems (help desk, software support and development)
  • Hospitality and food service/catering
  • Student services (registration services, counselors, campus guides)
  • Research (lab support, grant coordination)
  • Trades and light industrial (warehouse, drivers, custodians)
  • Leadership (management and administration)

Length and schedule of temporary assignments

Length of assignments range from as short as four hours to several months. While part-time opportunities do become available from time to time, candidates who have full-time availability to work 40 hours a week, Monday through Friday, on a temporary basis, are in the highest demand. Most opportunities are day shift, although sometimes there are positions requiring weekend or evening shifts. When applying to UTemp, please indicate your availability on your online employment profile.

Locations we serve

UTemp Staffing assignments may be located at one of our three campuses (Seattle, Bothell, and Tacoma), as well as downtown Seattle, Eastlake, Northgate, Sand Point, UW Medical Center, Harborview, and other UW Medicine facilities.

Perks and benefits

As a temporary employee at the UW, you may enjoy a variety of perks and benefits, such as employee discounts and access to events through Worklife and The Whole U. In addition, depending on hours worked, some temporary employees become eligible for union representation, leave time, and health and welfare benefits. For more information, see Summary of Benefits for Temporary Staff (PDF).