Apply to Become a Community AssistantCandidates:
- Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.3 or greater.
- Cannot have any current disciplinary investigations or sanctions.
- Must have lived on campus for at least one semester.
- Must be enrolled, and continue to be enrolled, as full-time students at the University of Lynchburg.
What is a Community Assistant?
Community Assistants are trained peer leaders who foster student social and academic growth within their individual residential communities. Community Assistants help build inclusive and welcoming communities by hosting programs, developing interpersonal relationships, and serving as a familiar first resource to students.
What is the Community Assistant's main job?
Community Assistants are community builders and help ensure that students feel like the University of Lynchburg is their home. They help students by referring them to appropriate campus resources, hosting fun and educational programs, enforcing campus policies to ensure safety and well-being, and connecting students with their peers. Community Assistants also complete administrative tasks, committee work, cross-community collaboration, and other tasks for the benefit of the entire University community.
What makes a good Community Assistant?
All of our staff are different. However, some common qualities and skills possessed by successful Community Assistants include leadership, communication, conflict resolution, problem solving, integrity, positive role modeling, innovation, peer development, critical thinking, collaboration, teamwork, and a love for the community.
Where do Community Assistants live?
Our Community Assistants live in the communities they serve. In our residence halls, Community Assistants live in a single room on the floor or wing they are responsible for. Southside Community Assistants live in the Southside community in a house, townhouse, or apartment, depending upon the assignment. Southside Community Assistants are provided a single room within their residence and may pick their roommates.
What is the compensation for being a Community Assistant?
Community Assistants are awarded a yearly stipend of $3,050 paid over the course of the fall and spring semesters in biweekly paychecks. Community Assistants in residence halls are also given a single room at a double rate. Housing costs on Southside depend on the assignment and are consistent with rates set by the business office.
Can I have another job on campus while being a Community Assistant?
With the exception of University/Federal Work Study or academic positions, Community Assistants may not hold additional jobs, on or off campus. Exceptions to this must be approved by the director of housing and residence life.
How do I apply to become a Community Assistant?
Please complete the application found on your Housing Portal.
How do I recommend someone for the position?
Submit their name in an email to email@example.com.