Below please find the Job Description for CA's and SCA's. Please note that the job descriptions are currently up for review and may be changed.
Senior Community Advisor Job Description
The Senior Community Advisors (SCAs) are student staff who serve as primary community builders of the residence halls. SCAs are typically in their junior or senior year, have had previous experience as a Community Advisor (CA) and act as a link to the Office of Residential Life. As members of the Residential Life staff, SCAs coordinate hall meetings, advise and mentor CAs who live on each floor, and assist in the initiating of programs and activities in the residence hall. SCAs work closely with the CAs to address hall and individual student concerns such as roommate conflicts, personal crisis or academic issues. Each SCA is trained as a peer advisor who can provide resources and referral information to all students in the hall.
Community Advisor Job Description
The Community Advisors (CAs) are student staff who serve as peer advisors to members of their floor. They serve as part of a team of CA's and an SCA that are there to serve as a support system to the floor and residence hall community. There are three to six CAs in each residence hall, generally one per floor. Each CA is responsible for the welfare of the floor and developing the floor into a welcoming, inclusive and friendly community by getting to know the residents of the floor as well as encouraging them to get to know each other. CAs are trained as a peer advisor in community development, conflict management and resolution, programming, policy enforcement, various health-related issues, and interpersonal skills. Along with these skills, CAs are knowledgeable about campus resources and will make referrals as necessary. Most importantly, the CA is available to each member of the floor for peer support. CAs are selected for their desire to work with other students and create a positive living experience for others.
Hours and Compensation
SCA: Flexible hours with a $2,100 stipend for the academic year.
CA: Flexible hours with a $1,600 stipend for the academic year.
Important Dates and Deadlines
Applications due: Tuesday, February 3rd at 12 noon.
Individual Interviews will happen in February. The Office of Residential Life will contact applicants about scheduling interviews.
Students must be here for the full 2015-2016 academic year.
Students considering going on leave in the fall 2015, spring 2016 semester, or graduating in December 2015 should not apply.
Hired students are expected to return to campus early for training.