Stephen F. Austin State University

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Community Assistant Positions

Community Assistant Informational Sessions

Residence Hall

Date Time
Steen Hall February 3 3:00 p.m.
Hall 10 February 4 8:00 p.m.
Kerr Hall February 5 8:00 p.m.
Wisely Hall February 10 7:00 p.m.
Lodge February 11 7:30 p.m.
Hall 14 February 12 9:00 p.m.
Griffith Hall February 18 8:00 p.m.
Landing February 18 8:00 p.m.
Hall 16 February 19 7:00 p.m.
Todd Hall February 20 5:30 p.m.
Hall 20 February 25 5:00 p.m.
Village February 26 6:00 p.m.

Community Assistant Application Timeline

Thursday, March 6th by 5:00 pm: Paper supplemental applications due to the Residence Life Office. Official online application due to Human Resources.

March 18th through March 21st: Individual CA interviews conducted

Sunday, March 30th: Group Process

Friday, April 4, 2014: Round 1 of New CA Offers sent out.

Friday, April 25, 2014: New CA Orientation

Friday, May 2nd by 5:00 PM: All New Hire paperwork (HR and ASAP verification forms) must be turned into Carla in the Residence Life Department

CA Application and Timeline
Contact Information

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Selection Committee at reslife_selection@sfasu.edu.

Desk Assistant Positions
We are now accepting applications for Fall 2014 Desk Assistant Positions! Please download and print the Residence Life application materials below. Please turn in the Residence Life application to the Residence Life office, addressed to the Selection Committee. In addition to completing the Residence Life Desk Assistant application, you must also complete the Human Resources (HR) Application, see link below. We must receive your completed paper application materials in the Residence Life office, located in the Austin Building, no later than 5PM on Thursday, March 6th to receive an interview March 18th-21st.

If you have additional questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Selection Committee at reslife_selection@sfasu.edu.

How many positions are available?

The number of positions needing to be filled varies from semester to semester.

Parents Day Chair

The Parents Day Chair is responsible for the planning and execution of Parents Day. Parents Day is an annual campus-wide event in which we invite families of SFA students to come enjoy a day of activities held throughout Nacogdoches. As chair, your job would be to work with different departments on campus and other businesses throughout Nacogdoches.

The Parents Day Chair is a paid position with RHA. You will get your own desk in the RHA office and will be paid for 13 hours minimum wage. This job starts in the spring of 2013, continues through the summer and the beginning of the fall semester.

The Residence Hall Association is looking for someone who is professional, fun, punctual, detailed oriented, motivated, excited, and creative. You will have to complete the paper application as well as a presentation including a theme, logo, and T-shirt design for the upcoming Parents Day.

The Residence Hall Executive Board is here to help with any questions you may have in regards to Parents Day. If interested please complete and return the application before Wednesday February 20th, 2013. Presentations will be given from Thursday, February 21st through Friday, February 28th. We will contact you to set up a time to present.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I be notified if I am offered or denied the position?
Yes, you will receive official notification via your titan e-mail account stating whether you have been offered or denied the position.
What if I have a hold on my account and cannot provide my transcript?
Let the Residence Life selection committee know ahead of time by emailing reslife_selection@sfasu.edu. An unofficial copy of your SFA transcript is acceptable.
What do I wear to my interview and group process interview?
Business attire is appropriate for the individual interview and business casual with closed-toed shoes is appropriate for group process portion of the interview . The group process will require moving around so please dress appropriately.
What are the requirements for the position?

Community Assistant Applicants must have at least 30 course credit hours, lived on a college campus for two semesters, be in good academic and disciplinary standing with the university, and a minimum 2.3 SFA GPA to work in upperclassmen residence halls - a 2.7 SFA GPA to work in freshman facilities (the only exception to the SFA GPA is transfer students).

Desk Assistant applicants are required to have a housing assignment for the semester for which they are applying, a minimum of a 2.3 SFA GPA (the exception to the SFA GPA is transfer students and first semester students), and be in good academic and disciplinary standing with the university.

What is the time commitment for the position?

Community Assistants work six hours per week at the desk for the residence hall to which they are assigned, duty on some weeknights and weekends as assigned by their supervisor, and throwing at least one program a month. CAs work an average of 20 hours per week. For more information, please refer to the job description located with the application.

Desk Assistants work as scheduled around their course schedule, but typically not to exceed 20 hours per week. For more information, please refer to the job description located with the application.

How will I be contacted?
All job related correspondence will be through your titan e-mail account. Acceptance or decline of offers must come from your titan e-mail account with the original offer included in the response.
How many positions are available?
The number of positions needing to be filled varies from semester to semester. For the 2012-13 year, there are a total of 127 Community Assistants on campus.
Can I request a specific building?
Community Assistants are hired by the Residence Life Department for the position, not for a particular residence hall. The department will place staff based upon the needs of the department.
What forms of Identification will I need to bring for Human Resource verification?
If you have a passport, that will verify you completely. If not, you'll need two official forms of identification such as your social security card and state driver's license, or your original birth certificate. For more information please refer to the Human Resources Website at http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf.