Community Assistant

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Work type: Student Ast
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Facilities/Skilled Trades, Other, Student Affairs/Services
Department:07590000 - HO-VILLAGE HOUSING PRO-RATED

Classification Title

Community Assistant

Job Description:

The Community Assistant position within the Department of Housing & Residence Life requires the CA to live on campus as a resident in the Village they serve.  

General Responsibilities:

  • Be available to the residents in the assigned residential area for the purpose of assisting with resident’s personal concerns and problems, which includes acting as a referral agent in acquainting residents with all resources, services and facilities on the campus. 
  • Assist in planning and implementing social, educational and recreational programs both individually and collaboratively (internally and with external partners)
  • Assist with Graduate and Family Housing wide events as directed
  • Responsible for maintaining Village office shift as scheduled
  • Review and respond to emails, as needed, each day
  • Assist with training student Desk Assistants or peers as directed
  • Attend regularly scheduled meetings and trainings
  • Provide staff presence, visibility and intentionality in community enhancement
  • Maintain knowledge of and implement Housing & Residence Life protocols and procedures
  • Consistently enforce UF Student Code of Conduct and Community Standards reporting observed violations through appropriate channels.
  • Assist in conflict resolution among residents by educating residents about housing policies and the conduct process
  • Serve in an on-call capacity as assigned by supervisor; complete all administrative tasks as required including but not limited to documentation associated with apartment readiness checks, move-out inspections, breezeway inspections, public area inspections, inventories, checklists, iService requests, etc.
  • Create a residential environment that is inclusive to all resident identities; report and confront issues of bias and less-inclusive behavior, and encourage residents to utilize campus resources 
Expected Salary:

A stipend in the amount of $11,100 for a 12-month appointment

Minimum Requirements:
  • Enrolled as a full-time student in good standing as defined by the University at the time of actual employment which includes a successful conduct/honor code review
  • Have a 2.5 cumulative and semester GPA the semester prior to employment
  • Be available for 20-hours per week
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Individuals committed to facilitating interaction among students, faculty, and staff representative of UF’s diverse community
  • Successful candidates will have a minimum one semester experience at the University of Florida in Gainesville
  • Ability to solve problems and a desire to help others
  • Demonstrated time management and leadership skills
  • Demonstrated attention to professionalism, dependability, and timeliness
  • Ability to work well within a team and with individuals 
Special Instructions to Applicants:

The Community Assistant position within the Department of Housing & Residence Life requires the CA to live on campus as a resident in the Village they serve. 

Applicants must upload the following:

  • A professional cover letter that addresses the following questions:
    • What impact do you hope to have on your community as an CA?
    • What experience do you have that relates to the CA role?
    • Note: These questions should be addressed in full utilizing block letter format.  Do not include bullet points.
  • Résumé

Applications must be submitted by 11:59pm of the posting end date.

Completion of the application provides permission to access GPA and conduct record for conditions of employment needs.

This position is open to all students who are eligible to work on campus and will be employed through student Other Personnel Services (OPS) and must maintain a minimum 2.0 grade point average. Registered students are employed on a part-time basis, up to 20 hours per week.

This position has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not reapply.

Health Assessment Required: No


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