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Be the Spark and apply for a student leadership position in University Housing.

Positions within University Housing for students are found on the ASU Student Employment Page. Below you find the requisition numbers for each open position, as well as important information like info session dates and the CA Selection Preference Form that will help place you in a community that will give you the best opportunity to help other Sun Devils thrive.

Become a Community Assistant (CA)

Becoming a CA is a great way to get involved on-campus and make a difference in the lives of your fellow students. If you’re looking for a dynamic leadership experience at ASU, then read below about our selection process, visit an Information Session, and apply to be a part of our team!

CA Selection Process

  • Step 1 – Attend an Information Session in November. Info sessions are highly recommended and an important part of understanding the role of Community Assistants. If you are unable to attend an info session in your community, you can attend one in any other community or talk to your Community Director.
  • Step 2 – Apply on HR Website by December 1.
  • Step 3 – Submit the CA Preference Form by December 8.
  • Step 4 – Participate in Interview(s) in January for candidates who qualify. Offers will then be made by March 1.

Students should apply for CA positions on their respective campuses and use the above Community Assistant Preference Form to indicate their interest in the many communities offered within University Housing - including Residential Colleges, the Barrett Residential College, the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts (CISA), Upper Division Communities, and more.

 

Residential College/Campus Apply for REQ Application Deadline
Downtown Campus (Taylor Place)

Community Assistant for:

  • Barrett, the Honors College
  • College of Health Solutions
  • College of Integrative Sciences & Arts (CISA)
  • College of Nursing and Health Innovation
  • College of Public Service and Community Solutions
  • Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Upper Division Housing
46801BR December 1
Polytechnic Campus (Century, North Residence Halls, North Desert Village, Palo Blanco, South Desert Village, West Desert Village)

Community Assistant for:

  • Barrett, the Honors College
  • College of Integrative Sciences & Arts (CISA)
  • Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering
  • Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
  • Shared Housing
  • W. P. Carey School of Business
  • Upper Division Housing
46807BR December 1

Family Housing Community Assistant for:

  • North Desert Village
  • South Desert Village
46804BR December 1
Tempe Campus (Adelphi Commons I, Adelphi Commons II, Barrett Residential Complex, Best, Greek Leadership Village, Hassayampa, Hayden, Irish, Manzanita, McClintock, Palo Verde East, Palo Verde West, San Pablo, Sonora, Tooker House, University Towers, Villas at Vista, Vista del Sol)

Community Assistant for:

  • Barrett, the Honors College
  • College of Health Solutions
  • College of Integrative Sciences & Arts (CISA)
  • College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS)
  • Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
  • Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering
  • Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
  • School for the Future of Innovation in Society
  • School of Sustainability (SOS)
  • Upper Division (Inclusive of International Commons)
  • W. P. Carey School of Business
46805BR December 1

Greek Leadership Village Assistant for:

  • Greek Leadership Village
Coming soon December 1
West Campus (Casa de Oro, Las Casas)

Community Assistant for:

  • Barrett, the Honors College
  • College of Health Solutions
  • College of Nursing and Health Innovation
  • Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
  • New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
  • W. P. Carey School of Business
  • Upper Division Housing
46806BR December 1

CA Position Summary

The CA position is often referred to as one of the most challenging and rewarding leadership roles an undergraduate can pursue. As a CA, you work directly with first-year or upper-class students to not only ensure a safe and responsible environment, but also to intentionally forge connections that build an engaging residential college or upper-division housing experience. The CA is a leader within the community and as such is expected to actively build relationships with other students, serving as a mentor, resource referral, and role-model to others. All CA’s are required to live in the residence halls during the duration of their position.

University Housing believes our CA’s are the most important members of our team. This is the flagship student paraprofessional position on our team. Their role is critical in providing services and support to students in our residence halls and representing both the needs of students and university administration.

Skills/Experience Required

  • Applicants must have and maintain a minimum cumulative and semester GPA of 2.75 (3.0 for Barrett Honors College)
  • Applicants must be at sophomore status or above, enrolled full-time in classes at ASU by the start of the appointment period. (July '19)
  • Contract positions are late July – mid May and Polytechnic Campus Family Housing is mid May - mid May.
    • Including some weekdays, weekends, break periods, and University approved holidays or closures
  • Applicants must also be in good standing with University Housing and the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and previous extracurricular involvement either in high school or with other organizations on campus.
  • Ability to connect with and relate to a diverse population of students
  • A minimum of 20 hours of free time to dedicate to this position each week.
    • This position is classified with ASU Human Resources as a 20-hours per week position. Students in this role may only work an additional 5 hours in another position on campus.
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to build inclusive relationships with other students and student leaders.

Employment Locations

  • Downtown Phoenix, Polytechnic, Tempe, West

Compensation

  • Yearly stipend of $900 for 1st year CAs, $1100 for returning CAs, $1130 for 1st year Family Housing CAs, $1330 for returning Family Housing CAs
  • Partial Meal Plan when classes are in session
  • A credited room
    • The value of credited room and meal plan are reported to Financial Aid