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University Housing student staff positions are listed on the ASU student employment page. Browse current University Housing job opportunities to help other Sun Devils learn to thrive on-campus.

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

  • November – Attend an information session. Speak to your Community Director if unable to attend.
  • December – The deadline to Apply for CA Position is December 1 unless stated below.
  • January – Participate in Interview(s).
  • By March 2 – Offers Made.

Students should apply for their campus and/or Residential College REQs. Barrett students can apply for the Barrett REQ as well as the Residential College of their academic college. Anyone can apply for the College of Integrative Sciences & Arts (CISA) and Upper Division Communities REQs.

Residential College/CampusSearch for REQ #Application Deadline
Barrett Honors CollegeN/ACLOSED
College of Health SolutionsN/ACLOSED
College of Integrative Sciences & Arts (CISA)N/ACLOSED 
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS)N/ACLOSED
Downtown Phoenix Campus37088BRJan. 6, 2018
Herberger Institute for Design and the ArtsN/ACLOSED
Ira A. Fulton School of EngineeringN/ACLOSED
Mary Lou Fulton Teachers CollegeN/ACLOSED
Polytechnic Campus CAN/ACLOSED
Polytechnic Campus Family HousingN/ACLOSED
School of Sustainability (SOS)N/ACLOSED
Upper Division Communities
  • Adelphi, University Towers, and Villas
West CampusN/ACLOSED
W. P. Carey School of BusinessN/ACLOSED

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.

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 '18)
  • Contract positions are August – mid May, Polytechnic Campus Family Housing is mid May - mid May, and CLAS and Health Solutions is late July - 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 20hrs 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


  • Yearly stipend of $900 for 1st year CAs; $1100 for returning 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