Career Opportunities at Vulcan Village
Senior Community Assistant
A Senior Community Assistant is an undergraduate or graduate student that serves as a link between management and residents, as well as the implementation of policies, procedures, sales and regulations. The SCA is responsible for a broad range of functions in the community and helps supervise the Community Assistant staff.
- Have served as a Community Assistant for at least two semesters
- Maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average
Other responsibilities may include:
- Works closely with property residents and help oversee Community Assistants
- Maintain communications between management, residents, and CA's
- Assist in administrative tasks
SCAs are paid hourly for a set amount of hours per week.
Appointments as a SCA are by semester. We typically hire in December/January and May/June, but vacancies may occur at any time. SCA's will work over holidays such as Winter, Spring, and Summer breaks.
As a SCA, 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.
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A Community Assistant is a student staff member who works closely with residents. Our Community Assistants work to maintain communication between management and residents and also assist in a multitude of administrative tasks. Community Assistants at Vulcan Village are EdR, Inc. employees and are not part of the campus "work / study" program.
- Be enrolled at least part-time at California University of PA
- Maintain at least a 2.5 GPA
- Make their job as CA first priority, second only to their academics
- Be able to commit 18-22 hours of office work per week
The majority of the CA's responsibilities involve direct contact with residents. Other responsibilities may include:
- Working in the office
- Guiding apartment & property tours
- Planning and implementing educational and social programs
- Responding to and addressing conduct concerns
- Mediating roommate disputes
Community Assistants are paid hourly for a set amount of hours per week and month.
Appointments as a CA are by semester. We typically hire in December/January and May/June, but vacancies may occur at any time. CA's typically work over holidays such as Winter, Spring, and Summer breaks.
As a CA, you will learn many aspects of business, marketing, sales, customer service, conflict resolution, resident programming, and teamwork. 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
The total value of a college education can only be realized when a resident involves him/herself in many aspects of the collegial experience (e.g. leadership activities, volunteering, student government). Community assistants raise resident’s level of awareness of what is available to them at the community and how to participate. They maintain a high profile on the property and be approachable and receptive. CAs create enthusiasm and interest in educational and social programming.
- Share Knowledge
Community assistants are knowledgeable about community policies and university resources. They play a vital role in directing residents to the appropriate community staff members, provide accurate information about the community to residents, and are informed and familiar with important services on campus.
- 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 held to high standards of academic achievement and behavior and as a result are considered community leaders and set the example for conduct and attitude. CA's will observe all community and University policies, rules, and 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.
Second jobs are discouraged and only allowed with the permission of the director. If a second job is permitted, then the job as a community assistant position must come first under all circumstances.