Community Assistant (CA)

Community Assistant

Position Information


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Dates of Employment

  • April 1 – June 1, 2020 (Spring Training)
  • August 31, 2020 - June 18, 2021 (Community Assistant)


April 1, 2020 - June 1, 2020

  • Paid hourly at a rate of $16.39 for up to 8 hours of training

August 31, 2020 - June 18, 2021

  • Paid hourly at a rate of $16.39 for up to 19.5 hours each week

Job Summary

The Community Assistant (CA) position is a student employment position within the University of Washington Bothell. Our three-story apartments are connected with central stairwells and are programmed as a traditional residence hall. Under the direct supervision of the Resident Director, the CA provides first line response and desk reception services for the residence hall community.  A successful CA demonstrates sound judgment, participates in and facilitates a team approach with coworkers.  A CA provides appropriate customer service to students and visitors in order to maintain a welcoming and inclusive community center.

Job Duties

  • Display positive attitude which assisting residents, staff, and visitors with their concerns, while ensuring privacy, referring students to appropriate resources, and recognizing and reporting concerns and issues to their supervisor
  • Provide excellent customer service to all entering the Community Center
  • Receive and sort mail and packages in a timely manner as they get delivered to the Community Center, this includes lifting and organizing packages
  • Maintain and upkeep the Community Center to allow for a welcoming, inclusive and academically supportive environment.
  • Work assigned hours each week and all required weekends (up to 19 hours each week) and assist with opening and closing of residence halls
  • Perform other duties and tasks as assigned, including Department-wide activities and initiatives
  • Assist in check-in and checkout procedures for residents
  • Provide equipment check out services for residents
  • Provide keys to residents who are locked out of their unit
  • Attend one-on-one meetings, staff meetings, in-service training sessions, other meetings and workshops as designated by their supervisor
  • Responsible for effectively and efficiently responding to urgent issues and concerns


  • Must be enrolled at UW during employment dates (minimum credits = 6)
  • Must have and maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 prior to and throughout their employment
  • Must attend all trainings and workshops:
    • Spring Quarter Workshops which will be scheduled around the CAs class schedule (Approximately 8 hours)
    • Intensive CA Training which will occur from August 31, 2020 until September 4, 2020. 

Working Environment

  • Multi-story apartment style residence hall
  • Will be lifting and moving delivered packages throughout the shift

Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or