Employment Opportunities

Interested in being a Community Assistant for the 2019 - 2020 academic year?

Application now open!
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applications are due by 4:00P on January 29, 2019

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.


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 2019
  • 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 2019 - 2020 year:
      • Student teaching
      • Studying abroad
      • Internship (more than 6 credits)
      • Transferring in Jan '20
      • Graduating in Dec '19
      • Moving off campus in Jan '20
  • 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
Monday, November 26, 2018 8:00P Kehr Union Multi A
Thursday, November 29, 2018 8:00P Kehr Union Multicultural Center
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 8:00P Kehr Union Multi B
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 9:30P JKA Community Building
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 9:30P Soltz Hall (First floor lobby conference room)
Thursday, January 24, 2019 9:30P Columbia Hall Fireside Lounge
Thursday, January 24, 2019 9:30P Elwell Hall third floor lounge

Apply to be a CA Now

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