Community Assistant



  • $3,121 Stipend
  • Room Credit valued over $2,600 per semester

Employment Term

Applications for the 2021-2022 Academic School Year will open on January 11, 2021.

Brief Description

Community Assistant (CA) | This position is an undergraduate student staff member of the Office of Residence Life who lives in one of the Greek Village units. The Community Assistant is directly supervised by the Residence Hall Director and Graduate Hall Director responsible for Conklin Hall and the Greek Village. The Community Assistant is primarily responsible for the safety, security and administrative duties of the residents of the Greek Village. In addition, the Community Assistant will play a key role in developing community in the Greek Village, by assisting with hosting events and engagement activities. This appointment is for one full academic year.

Please note: You will be required to live in the Greek Village Townhouses and you will be assigned to a fraternity or sorority house you are not affiliated with.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must have, and maintain, a 2.5 term and cumulative GPA.
  • Must be a full-time, enrolled undergraduate student.
  • Lived on campus for at least 2 semesters prior to employment start date.
  • Cannot currently be on Residence Life Employment Probation, Resident or University Student Conduct Probation or Academic Probation.

CA Job Duties

  • Serve as the primary contact for 2 to 4 Greek Chapter Houses regarding residence hall and University policies, resident academic and personal issues and overall safety and security.
  • Meet with the assigned Greek Chapter Presidents and/or Chapter House Managers monthly.
  • Meet a minimum of monthly with the Fraternity & Sorority Life and Residence Life teams.
  • Respond to student concerns and crisis situations on an on-call rotational basis in the BGSU Greek houses.
  • Perform all administrative tasks as defined by the Residence Hall Director. Administrative tasks include things such as: posting informational flyers in the houses, attending weekly one-on-one meetings, distributing and collecting surveys, verifying occupancy of rooms, etc.
  • Implement 3 community engagement activities per semester for the Greek Village. These activities will help cultivate a feeling of belonging for the Greek Village.
  • Attend weekly staff meetings on Wednesdays from 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 pm.
  • Remain in the hall until the building is officially closed and/or return early to open during holidays and breaks, as determined by the Residence Hall Director and/or the Office of Residence Life.
  • Understand, explain, enforce and support all Office of Residence Life and University policies and procedures.
  • Maintain a standard of personal conduct commensurate with responsibilities. The Community Assistant is expected to set an example both in knowing and abiding by all applicable laws and University policies.
  • Create bulletin boards and door decorations as directed by the Residence Hall Director.
  • Attend and actively participate in the Fall CA Training (August) and the Spring Training (January).
  • Participate in selection activities for the Community Assistant position (i.e., Information Sessions and interviews) for 5 - 7 hours.
  • CAs must adhere to and enforce all COVID-19 procedures, guidelines, and policies.
  • CAs may be asked to assist with COVID-19 response, which could include, but not limited to meal delivery, contact tracing, etc.
  • CAs may be required to be tested for COVID-19.

Application Process 2021-2022 Academic School Year

January 11 - January 22Accepting Applications
January 11 - January 22(Current Staff Only) Intent to Return form 
January 26 - January 29Interviews with Professional and Graduate Staff
February 3Interviews with current student staff (Peer Interviews)
February 15Notification letters will be sent to candidates

Virtual Information & Resume Building Sessions

January 12 at 10 amVirtual Information Session - Join Zoom Session
January 13 at 4 pmVirtual Information Session - Join Zoom Session
January 14 at 11amVirtual Information Session - Join Zoom Session
January 14 at 3pmVirtual Information Session - Join Zoom Session
January 15 at 2pmVirtual Information Session - Join Zoom Session
January 17 at 4pmVirtual Information Session - Join Zoom Session
January 18 at 12pmVirtual Information Session - Join Zoom Session
January 21 at 10:30amVirtual Information Session - Join Zoom Session
January 21 at 12:15pmResume Review Workshop - Join Zoom Session

Please note: All position information, including the compensation, are subject to change. The information provided on this page is a reflection of the current academic school year position. If you have any questions about the Application Process, please email us at Thank you for your interest in the position!

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