Community Advisor Job Description
The Community Advisor is a live-in student staff position. CAs are responsible for the development of a floor community, assisting in the safety and security of the building, and participating in a rotational duty program. The CA will report to the A/RHD of the assigned building. The CA will be responsible for the items listed below as well as other duties as assigned.
- Plan events and publicize opportunities to the needs of your community in accordance with expectations set forth by the department and your A/RHD.
- Interact individually and in small groups with residents of your floor, community, and building.
- Support leadership development opportunities for residents of your floor, community and building.
- Create an inclusive community where people feel comfortable expressing themselves.
- Be aware of campus and community resources and refer students to them as necessary.
- Establish community standards.
- Complete tasks accurately and on time.
- Attend all required meetings and trainings.
- Understand and utilize necessary programs.
- Accurately complete necessary room change paperwork.
- Demonstrate a strong academic commitment and understanding that CAs are students first and need to maintain a 2.5 GPA.
- Incorporate your Top 5 Strengths into the work that you do.
- Know and follow all University and Department policies.
- Practice ethical behavior and be able to educate others on ethical decision-making.
- Understand how peer pressure affects the position and challenge those who attempt to use peer pressure to their advantage.
- Be a supportive leader in the Department of Residence Life and challenge others to do the same.
- Manage time effectively.
- Demonstrate healthy and effective stress management techniques.
- Be a functional member of a staff team and work effectively with others.
- Effectively communicate with students and staff in a timely and resolution-focused manner.
- Relay important information to those who need it and ask questions when clarification on information is necessary.
- Utilize digital communication to ensure that it is appropriate, positive and done for the betterment of the community.
- Reflect on speaking skills and take constructive feedback on those skills in an attempt to improve audience engagement when speaking in public.
Student Safety and Security
- Know emergency procedures and how to use them.
- Know and enforce the policies held within the Community Rights and Responsibilities Handbook.
- Confront policy violations appropriately and effectively.
- Learn and utilize empathy and attending behaviors.
- Understand when and ask for assistance in confrontation as needed.
- Write understandable, clear, and grammatically correct incident reports.
- Participate in on duty rotation as defined by the community in which you work.
- Perform required Security Assistant and/or Desk Worker tasks.