Lead Community Assistant (CA) Internship
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.
- Resides in an assigned residence hall; responds to overnight emergencies; participates in on-call rotation schedule.
- Inspects residence hall daily to identify and resolve maintenance and student conduct/conflict issues.
- Coordinates health and safety checks, and provides feedback for resident improvement.
- Coordinates and schedules fire and tornado drills, and records information for submission.
- 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.
- Unlocks student rooms and processes fee assessments accordingly and as needed.
- Posts signs and posters as needed; maintains and updates bulletin boards.
- Coordinates the assignment and scheduling of CAs.
- Supervises the work of CAs; conducts staff meetings; communicates with staff to exchange ideas, solve problems, and discuss ideas.
- Coordinates student check-ins and check-outs at the beginning and end of each semester.
- Serve as point of contact for other personnel and partners (i.e., Security Guards, Public Safety, Vending Operators, etc.).
- Performs related duties consistent with the purpose of the position as assigned.
SUPERVISOR: Director/Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Life
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
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.
- Intern will expand her/his understanding of crisis and emergency management and response.
- Intern will expand her/his understanding of residence hall functions and operations (e.g., maintenance, IT, custodial, health & safety, etc.).
- 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.).
- 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.).