Career Opportunities at The Oaks on the Square
A Community Assistant is a student member of the staff who works closely with residents. Our CAs work to maintain communication between management and residents and assist in a multitude of administrative tasks.
- Be able to commit 16 hours of office work and on-call work per week
The majority of the CA's responsibilities involve direct contact with residents. Other responsibilities may include:
- Working in the office
- Guiding tours
- Completing lease paperwork
- Conducting inspections
- Planning events
- Routine property walks
- Assist residents with after hours lockouts
CAs are paid hourly and receive an attractive discounted rent.
Appointments as a CA are by year. We typically hire in the spring to start in August, but vacancies may occur at any time. CAs will work over holidays such as winter, spring and summer breaks.
As a CA, you will learn many aspects of business, marketing, sales, customer services and conflict resolution. Gaining this experience may be helpful to you in your future career.
- Know and Care for Residents
Knowing residents is critical to Community Assistant success. Promoting ongoing interaction and cooperation is essential to resident satisfaction. Community Assistants will act as a resource and referral agent for all residents.
- Build Community
Community Assistants raise resident’s level of awareness of what is available to them at the community and how to participate. Community Assistant will maintain a high profile on the property and be approachable and receptive. CAs create enthusiasm and interest in community events.
- Share Knowledge
Community Assistants are knowledgeable about community policies and university resources. Community Assistants play a vital role in directing residents to the appropriate community staff members. Community Assistants provide accurate information about the community to residents. Community Assistants are informed and familiar with important services on campus and within the community.
- Promote Learning
Community Assistants foster personal responsibility through supporting community policies. Resident learning is enhanced through the staff’s programming efforts, CA's interaction with residents, and by supporting personal accountability.
- Lead by Example
Community Assistants are considered community leaders and set the example for conduct and attitude. CAs will observe all community and university regulations.
- Embrace Diversity
An important aspect of promoting learning is demonstrating an appreciation for cultural differences and opposing intolerance and bigotry concerning these differences. Community Assistants are committed to assuring fairness for all residents within the community.
Residents with full time jobs are welcome to apply for the CA position, however third jobs are highly discouraged.
For students, second jobs are discouraged and only allowed with the permission of the Community Manager. If a second job is permitted, then the job as a CA must come first under all circumstances. We do allow CA's to have a co-op or internship while working at The Oaks on The Square as long as you meet your required hours per week and are able to balance both jobs and your semester course load.