Community Assistant Position

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

Community Assistant 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 by April 8, 2022, as the position begins on June 1, 2022.

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, 2021 - New CA Application Opens

January 17, 2021 - Returning CA Application Opens

February 25, 2022 - Returning CA Application Closes

March 1, 2022 - New CA Application Closes

March 7-18, 2022 - Individual Interviews Offered to Selected Candidates

March 25, 2022 - Hiring Notifications Sent to All Candidates

June 1, 2022 - Returning CA Position Begins, New CA Position Begins. All CA Training Begins.


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

Residence Halls

101 Turner Hall
Missoula, MT 59812
Phone: (406) 243-2611
Fax: (406) 243-2344

Lewis & Clark Village

3000 South Higgins Ave.
Missoula, MT 59801
Phone: (406) 552-3409
Fax: (406) 243-2344

University Villages

#1 Elkhorn Court
Missoula, MT 59801
Phone: (406) 243-6030
Fax: (406) 243-6035
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Payments Accepted: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm