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Community Advisor-Student Assistant

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Community Advisor-Student Assistant

Job ID: 217687
Location: Columbus State University
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Job Summary
Community Advisors (CAs) are paraprofessional staff members for the Department of Residence Life. A CA is the closest and the most vital link with the residents of the buildings, who serves as a liaison between the Department of Residence Life and the students. The Community Advisor serves under the supervision of the Residence Life Coordinator. The CA position is one that requires flexibility, adaptability, enthusiasm, creativity, and commitment, as well as building a strong sense of community. The basic task of the CA position involves community building, serving as a resource for the residents and working as a team. Additional responsibilities are provided in the CA conditions of employment, CA training manual, and expectations set by your residential area, and individual supervisor.

DEVELOPING RELATIONSHIPS WITH RESIDENTS Establish significant relationships with individual Residence Life community members. Exhibit genuine concern and interest for residents by being available, approachable and accessible. Interact with residents both individually and in groups. Follow up with residents concerning academic and personal success, as well as issues related to community life. Communicate established connections with residents through intentional interactions to the RLC of the community.

PROVIDING LEADERSHIP FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A POSITIVE COMMUNITY Fulfill residence life programming requirements. To ensure successful work performance and support, CA's must be available and visible within in the community they work in. Educate the residents on the need for civility within a community. Be respectful to and show respect for those who are from different backgrounds and cultures through programming, community building, and intentional interactions.

CREATING A CULTURE OF ACADEMIC SUCCESS CA's will assist with programming for the Residence Life academic initiative. Create and maintain an environment conducive to academic success. Act as a role model by maintaining a 2.5 or above GPA.

SERVING AS A RESOURCE AND REFERRAL AGENT FOR COLUMBUS STATE UNIVERSITY Be cognizant of current students, building and campus issues. Act as an initial source of support for students who are experiencing personal or academic concerns. Proactively initiate conversations with students who demonstrate concerns. Have knowledge resources available on campus for students. Facilitate the Roommate Agreement process; assist students who request mediation of roommate conflicts and/or refer students to the RLC. Maintain frequent communication with Residence Life staff and respect confidentiality concerning content and process of such discussions. CA's are expected to report and/or respond to any incidents, situations, or concerns which they observe or which is reported to them.

ACTING AS A STAFF MEMBER OF THE RESIDENCE LIFE TEAM Attend all scheduled training programs prior to and throughout each academic semester. Participate in regular staff meetings, in-service training, one-on-one's. Administrative responsibilities including but limited to roster checks, fire drills, bulletin boards, decorations.

Required Qualifications
Must be registered as an undergraduate student at Columbus State University; maintain a cumulative and semester GPA of at least 2.5; maintain good financial and judicial standing within the University; CAs are required to live in the residence halls. All room assignments will be the decision of the RLC for each area; role Model a standard of personal conduct commensurate with Residence Life standards; prioritize the CA position as your primary out-of-class activity. CAs are allowed to hold additional on campus only employment, but CA position must be primary responsibility; CA's are expected to abide by all federal, state and local laws; abide by the rules and regulations of Columbus State University, Residence Life, including, but not limited to, those outlined in the Community Guide and CSU Handbook.

Preferred Qualifications
A two-semester commitment (Fall and Spring) if preferred.

Proposed Salary
Housing Waiver equivalent to the cost of a private bedroom bed space.

$750.00 Stipend to be distributed in 3 payments.

Priority registration for Fall 2019 and Spring 2020.

CAs will also have many intangible benefits which include, but not limited to developing improved communication skills, becoming a leader, and learning to resolve conflicts and helping others work through their differences.

Required Documents to Attach

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

Contact Information
For more information, please contact Residence Life at 706-507-8710. For additional information about Columbus State University, visit www.ColumbusState.edu. For specific information on the Department of Residence Life here at CSU, visit www.life.ColumbusState.edu.

Conditions of Employment
To be considered for a Student Assistant position, the applicant must be a current Columbus State University student, taking at least six (6) credit hour courses per semester."INDEED2019job"

For fullest consideration, please submit your application immediately. Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring.

A successful criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment.

Work Schedule


To apply, visit https://careers.hprod.onehcm.usg.edu/psp/careers/CAREERS/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=30000&JobOpeningId=217687&PostingSeq=1

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Job No:
Posted: 1/18/2021
Application Due: 1/18/2033
Work Type: Part Time