Lead Community Assistant (CA) Internship

Job description

POSITION SUMMARY: This is a part-time, live-in/on temporary internship for a junior/senior student leader currently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program and interested in a career in Residence Life and/or Student Affairs. The primary function of this position is to oversee an assigned residence hall/s, provide guidance/supervision for a select group of community assistants, assist with the daily operations of an assigned residence hall and residents, and serve in on-call capacity.


  1. Resides in an assigned residence hall; responds to overnight emergencies; participates in on-call rotation schedule.
  2. Inspects residence hall daily to identify and resolve maintenance and student conduct/conflict issues.
  3. Coordinates health and safety checks, and provides feedback for resident improvement.
  4. Coordinates and schedules fire and tornado drills, and records information for submission.
  5. Educates residents on college rules and regulations as outlined in the Guide to Highlander Living and Student Code of Conduct and enforces all rules and regulations.
  6. Unlocks student rooms and processes fee assessments accordingly and as needed.
  7. Posts signs and posters as needed; maintains and updates bulletin boards.
  8. Coordinates the assignment and scheduling of CAs.
  9. Supervises the work of CAs; conducts staff meetings; communicates with staff to exchange ideas, solve problems, and discuss ideas.
  10. Coordinates student check-ins and check-outs at the beginning and end of each semester.
  11. Serve as point of contact for other personnel and partners (i.e., Security Guards, Public Safety, Vending Operators, etc.).
  12. Performs related duties consistent with the purpose of the position as assigned.

SUPERVISOR: Director/Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Life


1.    Applicants must be enrolled full time in a bachelor’s degree program.


2.    Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and provide unofficial transcripts.

3.    Applicant must have previous experience as a Community Assistant and possess understanding of housing operations, and conduct/crisis functions.

4.    Applicants must be available for the select/specific semester indicated.

5.    Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. and have a valid driver’s license.


COMPENSATION DURING EMPLOYMENT: Selected applicant/student leader will be compensated at $10.00 per hour; 19 hours/week during the semester.  Internship opportunity will not extend past the designated end date for the selected semester.


  1. Intern will expand her/his understanding of crisis and emergency management and response.
  2. Intern will expand her/his understanding of residence hall functions and operations (e.g., maintenance, IT, custodial, health & safety, etc.).
  3. Intern will grow her/his personal leadership skills becoming a more confident and effective leader (i.e., working through conflict, management of time, working with diverse groups, handling of crisis, effective communication skills, etc.).
  4. Intern will explore and understand Housing and Resident Life functions/services and how these functions/services connect with other traditional Student Affairs offices and areas (e.g., Student Life, Counseling, Recreation, Conduct, Behavior Intervention, etc.).




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Job No: Lead Community Assistant (CA) Internship
Posted: 9/16/2020
Application Due: 11/15/2020
Work Type:
Salary: 10.00 per hour