Community Assistant Job Description and Posting
Fischer O’Hara-Grace Graduate Residences – Fall 2016
The Community Assistants are members of the Office of Student Affairs serving on the residential staff of the Fischer O’Hara-Grace Graduate Residences. In collaboration with the rest of FOG staff, the Community Assistants help ensure the high quality of services and programs available to our residential community.
Office of Housing Guidelines
The Community Assistant (CA) is involved in helping students live together productively as members of the FOG and Notre Dame. In pursuing this goal, the CA assumes many responsibilities.
The CA must be a graduate student who is a resident of FOG. The person will be assigned to work in a particular area of the complex, under the immediate direction of the Rector. Every CA must participate in staff orientation, in-service activities. Orientation will be ongoing throughout the fall semester. In-service sessions are held throughout the year. Attendance at orientation, pre-service and in-service training sessions, as well as regular meetings with the FOG Staff is mandatory.
In order to show active interest in students, the CA should be available to them on a regular basis. The CA is expected to know his or her residents well enough to be able to provide direct assistance or provide appropriate referrals in areas including (but not limited to): academic, spiritual, social and personal. Working with FOG Staff, the CA should help maintain an atmosphere of friendly community living.
Additionally, as employees of the Office of Housing, the CA is required to enforce University policy in accordance with the University and FOG handbooks, and du Lac. And, equally important, University staff members are expected to show leadership by the example of their personal lives.
Details of Position
Schedule: Fall Semester 2016 – flexible schedule
Stipend: Approximately $260/mo
Start Date: Early August (flexible)
Applications: Interest Residents should email their resume and a brief description of why they would like to be Community Assistant to Assistant Rector, Alexis Maguina at Alexis.M.Maguina.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Work with FOG Head Staff to maintain an atmosphere of friendly community living, including leading and coordinating community events
- Attend regularly scheduled meeting with FOG complex staff and meet once a month for brief (half hour max) check-in meeting with Rector or Assistant Rector
- Occasional assistance with administrative tasks, including office coverage when necessary and possible;
- Build community by connecting residents to each other and involving them in FOG;
- Show an active interest in the students by being available to them and knowing them well
- Keep bulletin boards in assigned buildings updated;
- Enforce University policy in accordance with the University handbook, du Lac, and the FOG handbook;
Perform other duties as assigned by the Rector.