Community Assistant (CA)

Community Assistant Position Information

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The Community Assistant (CA) is the primary contact with residents at the Community Center at Husky Village front desk. CAs work assigned hours each week staffing the desk and assisting current residents, their guests, visitors and the Residential Life professional staff. The primary responsibilities include answering walk-up and telephone inquiries, completing paperwork and forms, checking out equipment at the front desk, and issuing keys and parking passes. While at the desk, CAs may also accept deliveries and sort mail, complete basic housekeeping tasks and assist with student lock-outs. Click here for more information or to apply!

Application closes January 24, 2018 at 11:59pm PST.

Compensation:  $15.45/hour. 

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Community Assistant Job Description

Dates of Employment

  • April 1 – June 1, 2018 (Spring Training)
  • August 24, 2018 - June 10, 2019 (Community Assistant)


 April 1, 2018-June 1, 2018

  • Paid hourly at a rate of $15.45 for up to 8 hours of training

August 24, 2018 - June 10, 2019

  • Paid hourly at a rate of $15.45 for up to 19 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


  1. Must attend all trainings and workshops:
  2. Must have and maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 prior to and throughout their employment
  3. Must be enrolled at UW during employment dates (minimum credits = 6)
  • Spring Quarter Workshops which will be scheduled around the CAs class schedule (Approximately 8 hours)

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