Summer Community Assistants (SCA)

Summer Conference Assistant (SCA)

Summer Community Assistant

Position Information


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Dates of Employment

  • April 1 – June 1, 2021 (Spring Quarter Workshops)
  • June 13, 2021 – September 9, 2021 (Summer Community Assistant position)


April 1, 2021 - June 1, 2021

  • Paid hourly at a rate of $16.69 for up to 8 hours of training

June 13, 2021 – September 9, 2021

  • Paid hourly at a rate of $16.69 for up to 19.5 hours each week
  • Paid at a rate equal to the cost of a double room rate for the 2021-22 year (June-August)

Job Summary

The Summer Community Assistant (SCA) position is a live-in 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 SCA’s primary roles will be to provide desk reception services for the residence hall community and to support the Housing office through performing special summer projects. SCA’s will additionally work to establish an inclusive and responsible community for the summer resident population and provide on-call support for residents and/or summer conference guests.  A successful SCA will be leader in the community who demonstrates sound judgment and participates in and facilitates a team approach with all Housing and Residential Life staff.

Job Duties

Desk Services and Administrative Tasks (Paid Hourly) (50% of Position)

  • Work at the Community Center desk during assigned hours on a rotational basis.
  • Assist in check-in and checkout procedures.
  • 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
  • Provide keys to residents who are locked out of their unit.
  • Complete necessary paperwork and reports in a timely manner.
  • Report and follow up on maintenance needs immediately.

Housing Special Projects (Paid Hourly) (20% of Position)

  • Housing operations summer projects including, but not limited to unit furniture inventory, light furniture moving, cleaning, etc.
  • Provide assistance to the Summer Housing Program and Conferences by performing pre/post room checks to check for damages and perform necessary actions to ensure room condition is ready to be occupied by residents.
  • If applicable, provide support to conference guests including preparing rooms for occupancy.

Policy Enforcement and Emergency Response (Compensated via Housing) (15% of position)

  • Complete duty responsibilities which means sharing the duty rotation evenly with other SCAs.
  • Complete all duties and on call responsibilities as assigned. This includes break and holiday coverage as assigned. SCAs are expected to remain in their respective building while on duty, unless otherwise directed by a supervisor.
  • Responsible for consistent enforcement of all university policies as well as Washington State and federal laws. This involves the education of residents on housing policies, the establishment of an environment that promotes personal responsibility, and the encouragement of participation in upholding policies.
  • Responsible for effectively and efficiently responding to student and Community guest emergencies.

Residential and Community Support (Compensated via Housing) (15% of Position)

  • Provide night time on-call support for housing operations needs and immediate resident support.
  • Provide leadership and assistance for the Summer Housing Program and Summer Conferences.
  • Attend one-on-one meetings, staff meetings, in-service training sessions, other meetings and workshops.
  • Perform other duties and tasks as assigned, including Conference support and Department-wide activities and initiatives. Examples may include, but are not limited to, assisting with Opening activities, resident appreciation events, and safety and security assessments.
  • Mentor summer residents via husky chats, referring to resources, advising and support academic and personal issues.
  • Be personally available to residents and guest, provide opportunities for interaction, and promote resident involvement.
  • Encourage the expression of diversity among residents and actively facilitate an environment of acceptance; act as a role model to residents; mediate conflict when appropriate, and complete roommate agreements. The SCA must be approachable and display a genuine interest in the welfare and personal development of residents.
  • Maintain a presence in their living community, especially during peak times when residents or guest are active in their hall.


  • Must be enrolled spring quarter (minimum credits =6) prior to the summer of employment.  SCAs may also take classes during employment, but this is not required
  • Must have and maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 prior to and throughout their employment
  • Contribute professionally and respectfully to our diverse and inclusive work environment
  • Must be available to move into unit on Sunday, June 13 in preparation for training
  • Must attend all trainings and workshops:
    • Student Staff Spring Retreat: Saturday, April 24, 2021 (Virtual)
    • Intensive Training and Community Preparation will be scheduled June 14, 2021 until June 18, 2021 (approximately 40 hours)
  • The Summer Community Assistant Position is a necessary function that must operate in-person
  • You must attend all trainings and be physically on-site in Husky Village, unless otherwise discussed with a Resident Director
  • Residential Life will be aligning with WA State guidance and we will be slowly opening up per the WA State guidelines during the COVID-19 Pandemic
    • If you have any concerns about this, please speak with a Resident Director immediately or you can also contact Karan Sandhu at

Working Environment

  • Multi-story apartment style residence hall
  • Must be able to lift and carry supply boxes down stairs
  • Must be able to move and rearrange furniture in the units

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