Employment Opportunities

Interested in being a Community Assistant for the 2018 - 2019 academic year?

Application will be available on November 14, 2017.

Applications are due by 4:00P on February 6, 2018

Position Overview

The overall goal of a Community Assistant is to serve as a peer educator and helper while facilitating the personal and academic growth and development of residential students. CAs are chosen on the basis of leadership experiences, interpersonal skills, interest in working with students to develop a positive floor/hall/apartment community, and willingness to be actively involved in their own personal growth and development. CAs are expected to live out the CORE Values of the Office of Residence Life: Service, Caring, Respect, Dedication, Integrity, and Inclusion.


Requirements

What we are looking for: You must meet these requirements in order to be considered for the position.

  • Undergraduate student
  • Good Academic Standing with at least a 2.40 cumulative GPA as of January 2018
  • Good Judicial Standing with no current disciplinary sanctions
    • Unsure? Check your standing with the Dean of Students office at 570-389-4304
  • Available for the full academic year
    • Ineligible if doing any of the following during the 2018 - 2019 year:
      • Student teaching
      • Studying abroad
      • Internship (more than 6 credits)
      • Transferring in Jan '19
      • Graduating in Dec '18
      • Moving off campus in Jan '19
  • Must have gone through the H.O.S.T. process (if you currently live off-campus you need to contact Michele Stout at mstout@bloomu.edu)
  • All successful candidates must complete a full background check.
  • All CAs may not be employed in another on-campus position (with the exception of Aramark-Food Service and the University Store.)

While it is not a requirement, we highly encourage you to:

  • Complete the Center for Leadership and Engagement’s Leadership Development Level One Certification Program. See the Center for Leadership and Engagement in Northumberland Hall for more information.
  • Have experience living on campus
  • Be actively engaged on campus


Interest Sessions

Get more information by attending any of the following CA interest sessions:

Date Time Location
Thursday, January 25th 9:30P Columbia Fireside Lounge
Sunday, January 28th 9:30P Elwell Hall 3rd floor lounge
Monday, January 29th 9:30P JKA Community Building
Tuesday, January 30th 8:00P KUB Multi B (345B)
Wednesday, January 31st 9:30P Soltz Hall (TBD)

Creative Section

To complete your application, please provide the CA Selection Committee with a glimpse of who you are and what you value. Be as creative as you want (i.e. magazine collage, drawings, poem, song lyrics, photos, quotes, symbols, etc.)

Your creative piece must have your name on it, fit in a 9" x 12" file folder, and be handed into the Residence Life Office in Elwell Hall by 4:00P on 2/6/18.

Please note: Anything submitted with this application becomes official part of your candidate file and may not be returned. Hence, do not submit any photographs or personal items that you do not want to part with.

Process Timeline

Group Process (Friday, 2/9/18, 3:00P - 9:00P, Centennial Hall):

At Group Process you will likely be grouped with individuals you have never met before and will be asked to participate, as a group, in some activities so that our staff has the opportunity to see your skills, abilities, and tendencies when immersed in a collaborative atmosphere. Come prepared to meet a lot of new people, find out more about the position, have fun and show off your interpersonal and problem solving skills! Bring your calendar because when you check-in, you will also sign up for two interviews. (One on the following day and one over the next two weeks)

Interviews, Round One (Saturday, 2/10/18, Residence Life Office):

You will sign up for a 30-minute interview when you check in at group process. This interview will be between 8:00A and 6:00P. The individual interview will be with a team of Residence Life staff including professional staff, Graduate Hall Directors and Community Assistants. Please arrive 10 minutes early and dress in business casual attire.

Interviews, Round Two (2/12/18 - 2/16/18, Locations Vary):

You will sign up for a second 30-minute interview when you check in at group process. The individual interview will be with a team of Residence Life staff including professional staff, Graduate Hall Directors and Community Assistants. Please arrive 10 minutes early and dress in business casual attire.


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Questions? Contact Ben Staub, Area Coordinator, at bstaub2@bloomu.edu or (570) 389-4845