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Residential Life Community Advisor Selection Process
Housing and Residenital Life is looking for leaders to join our awesome team!
Now Hiring Community Advisors for the 2013-2014 Academic Year.
What is a Community Advisor?
Community Advisors are student employees of the department of Housing and Residential Life and the Division of Student Affairs. A Community Advisor (CA) is expected to strive to accomplish the primary objectives of the department of Housing and Residential Life and help to create and maintain an effective and positive living/learning community within the residence halls. This position requires good judgement, energy, commitment, caring, self discipline, knowledge of campus resources, sensitivity to racial and cultural diversity, and most importantly common sense. This position also requires a positive attitude towards CA responsibilities and the Housing and Residential Life department and its mission. Overall job effectiveness is tied to the CA’s ability to establish and maintain credibility and good rapport with residents, and University Faculty and Staff.
To be considered for a position, candidates must meet the following requirements:
- Must have and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the time of application and throughout employment.
- Must be in good judicial standing with the University and Housing and Residential Life.
- Candidates must have the class standing of sophomore and must be enrolled for 12 or more credits.
A week in the life of a Community Advisor
Community Advisors are full time students taking 12 or more credits. Community Advisors typically dedicate 19 hours per week to the job. These hours include on-call night, office shift, staff meeting, hall council, and programs.
The selection process is a four-part process. All communication with applicants will be done via Eagles e-mail, so you are encouraged to check your e-mail regularly to ensure successful participation in the Advisor Selection process.
Part 1: Attend an Information Session at one of the following locations. These Information sessions give you a broad perspective of the Community Advisor position and hopefully answers questions regarding the position and process.
|February 20, 2013||Brewster Hall 1st Floor||7:00pm|
|February 21, 2013||L.A. Hall TV Lounge||7:00pm|
|February 27, 2013||Pearce TV Lounge||7:00pm|
|March 6, 2013||LLC Lounge||7:00pm|
|March 7, 2013||PUB 367||3:00pm|
Part 2: Complete the Student Leadership Workshop, you must enroll and successfully complete this course. It is an eight week three credit course. This class meets starting April 1, 2013, on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2-3:50pm.
Part 3: Complete the supplemental application which will be available during the Student Leadership Workshop.
Part 4: Interview on May 20, 2013 or May 21, 2013. The times and locations will be discussed during the Leadership workshop. You will sign up for a 20 minute interview online.
Once the candidates have completed all four parts of the process the selection team will determine hiring and placement of successful candidates. All candidates will be notified of their status on May 24, 2013.
Returning Community Advisor Selection Process
Administrative Community Advisor
The ACA position has the same duties of a Community Advisor with some added responsibilities. ACAs must maintain a cumlative GPA of 2.75. Graduate students must remain in good standing with the Graduate School. To be eligable for an ACA position, all candidates must have been a CA for at least one year. For a complete list of repsonsibilites please refer to the CA position description.
ACA candidates will need to complete the application cover page. All cover pages should be returned to the housing office Friday March 1, 2013.
ACA interviews will be held on March 8, 2013. Please sign up here for an interview time and location.
Returning CA Application
Returning CA candidates will need to complete the Letter of Intent cover page and return to thier supervisor Friday March 1, 2013.
ACA Notification of Hire: March 15, 2013
Returning CA Notification of Hire: March 15, 2013
Community Advisor FAQ
By being a Community Advisor, I will receive free room and board. How will that affect my financial aid?
The CA position can affect your financial aid or scholarship award. To find out how this affects your specific situation, please contact the Financial Aid office at 509.359.2314.
Am I allowed to hold another position on or off campus?
Students are allowed to work 19 hours per week on campus. Because the CA position maxes out the 19 hours, you may not hold another job on campus. To work off campus you must have permission from your Area Coordinator and direct supervisor. It is rare that we allow CAs to hold other positions due to the time commitment of the CA position.
When is CA Training?
CA training is typically two weeks prior to the start of fall quarter. Specific dates will be given during contract signing in the spring.
If I have prior engagements, can I miss training?
Training is a absolutely crucial in holding the CA position and preparing for the start of the new year. Training is required in order to hold the position of a CA. If a potential conflict arises, you should let your supervisor know as soon as you become aware.
Can I choose what building I am placed in?
While we do take into account the candidates preference, we also take into account the needs of the department. When you apply you are applying for the position not a specific community or building.
Do I have to retake the Leadership Workshop if I have already taken it?
If you have already taken the Workshop, you do not need to retake it and did not get a position. If you are still interested in a CA position just contact the selection committee to be notified of interview times and locations.
What if I don’t have the required GPA?
At the time of application all candidates must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 and a full time student. Students with less than a 2.5 GPA will not be considered.
Should I apply for housing for the next year if I am applying to be a CA?
Each candidate should plan on applying for fall housing without considering the CA position in their plans. If you are planing on living on campus next year, please apply for fall housing. If you would only live on campus if hired as a CA then you may not wish to go through the fall housing application process. Because we will notify all candidates in May you will still have time to apply for housing should you get the position.