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Become a Residence Hall Community Advisor!

A Community Advisor (CA) offers support, assistance, and education for the students in the residence hall and apartment communities.  It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to have a dramatic impact in the lives of your peers.   The CA position also provides an amazing opportunity for individual growth and development. Community Advisors are responsible for building a safe and inclusive learning community with a core objective of facilitating residential education. Successful Community Advisors will be engaged, team-oriented students who have a passion for learning, strong interpersonal skills, and a positive attitude.

Required Qualifications:

To apply for the position, candidates must have:

  • One completed, post-high school full time semester (a full time semester is defined as 13 or more completed credits in a single fall or spring semester, incompletes and withdrawals do not count towards the 13 minimum credits for full time standing)
  • Achieved a 2.5 cumulative GPA.
  • Willingness and openness to engage with all populations, including those outlined in the University of Minnesota’s Equal Opportunity Statement.

To start the Community Advisor position, candidates must have:

  • Two completed, post-high school full time semesters (a full time semester is defined as 13 or more completed credits in a single fall or spring semester, incompletes and withdrawals do not count towards the 13 minimum credits for full time standing)
  • Achieved a 2.5 cumulative GPA

Spring 2013 Selection Process

  • January 16 – Early Application Deadline (See this link for more information)

  • January 23 – Application Deadline (Your online application must be completed by noon on this day)  

Compensation:
Community Advisors receive full board, a $250 per semester tuition credit, and a 14-meal per week (or equivalent) meal plan in exchange for their appointment.

Housing & Residential Life is committed to the academic and personal development of all students. As a result, the Community Advisor position description and responsibilities, the staff training program, and the overall experience has been designed to support a series of Student Development Outcomes that ensures our Community Advisors are a part of an intentional experience that initiates and encourages the continued development of both the individual and the staff team.

If you have further questions, please contact Vicky Bayerl at 612-625-2121 or reslife@umn.edu

The application is located at the following website: http://miniurl.org/UofM_CA_App