Community Assistant

CA StaffThe Community Assistant is a live-in staff member responsible for an assigned area within University Villages consisting of approximately 100 apartment units. They serve as a liaison between the University administration and the tenants within UV, foster an atmosphere for academic, social, cultural, and emotional growth by serving as a resource for the tenants and their families, and assist in the enforcement of all University and UV policies. This position is 20 hours per week and runs for a full calendar year. Please read the CA Position Description for more information about the CA position.

Compensation: CAs earn an apartment at University Villages and a small stipend based on their apartment assignment.

CA Application Process

All CA candidates must complete an online CA Application to be considered for the position. Candidates interested in being considered for any Spring 2020 openings should submit applications by November 15, 2019. All other applications are due March 9, 2020. 


All applications will be screened, and individual interviews will be offered to a select number of applicants. Staff may 

CA Application

Individual Interview

CA candidates who are offered an individual interview must participate in the interview to be considered for the position. This interview will consist of a question and answer session with the questions being more biographical in nature so we can get to know who you are, why you are interested in being a CA, and what kind of activities, jobs, and experiences you have been involved in.

Hiring Notification

All CA candidates will be notified of their hiring status on April 8, 2020, as the position begins on June 1, 2019. Candidates who apply by November 15, 2019 and indicate an interest in being considered for any Spring 2020 openings will be notified of their hiring status on December 11, 2019. Any candidates not offered a position for Spring 2020 will automatically be part of the pool for the 2020-2021 openings. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • 2.25 GPA
  • Be a full-time student, either graduate or undergraduate (12-18 credits)
  • Be in good conduct standing with the University
  • Interest in working with people

Important Dates

November 1, 2019 - New CA Application Opens

November 15, 2019 - Priority Deadline to be considered for Spring 2020 openings

December 3-6, 2019 - Interviews for Spring 2020 Openings

December 11, 2019 - Hiring Notifications sent to Spring 2020 candidates

February 1, 2020 - Returning CA Application Opens

February 28, 2020 - Returning CA Application Closes

March 9, 2020 - New CA Application Closes

March 23-31, 2020 - Individual Interviews Offered to Selected Candidates

April 8, 2020 - Hiring Notifications Sent to All Candidates

June 1, 2020 - CA Training Begins


If you have any questions about the application or hiring process, please contact John Nugent, Assistant Director of UM Housing, at (406) 243-2611.