Applications for 2020-21 are closed.
We will likely hire 1 more CA once Fall quarter starts. Stay tuned.
WVC has 2 student staff positions. Both strive to foster student success by facilitating social and academic growth of residents as they live and learn on campus and are student leaders who strive for personal and interpersonal excellence by building relationships and communities in the residence hall. A key part of both positions is the on call requirement which requires carrying a duty phone and remaining near the residence hall and being available to assist residents who call.
Resident Advisors (RAs) are the primary student leadership position in the residence hall. They coordinate social activities and community building and are also the first line in policy enforcement. We usually hire 2 RAs who are on call for 2-3 nights each week. RAs receive private rooms, but have a higher hours/week expectation (up to 19) and are not allowed to hold other high time commitment roles on campus. This includes paid jobs such as Student Senate, CAMP Mentors, but also unpaid activities such as athletics.
Community Assistants (CAs) are a support role that assists the RAs with social activities and simple building upkeep on weekends when custodial services do not work (basically taking out common room garbage). CAs work much less (6-8 hours per week) and are only on call 1 night per week. They allowed to have other commitments on campus provided they can balance time well. CAs receive a $1000 credit per quarter towards their quarterly housing fees.
RA and CA positions use the same application which you can find here
2020-21 Residence Hall Hiring Addendum
The residence hall is open and will continue to be for the 2020-21 school year and we will still be hiring RAs and CAs. Due to uncertainty surrounding the current pandemic with COVID 19, there is still some uncertainty affecting this process, however.
- We are planning to hire 2 RAs and 2 CAs for the 2020-21 school year. Social distancing guidelines may require us to eliminate room sharing in order to allow more space for residents. As all of the room are double occupancy, this would cut the number of residents by 50%. Fewer residents generally means fewer student staff so the number of student staff positions is still subject to change.
- Social distancing guidelines may also impact social programming and community events. Community building and connection is still the priority; but one-on-one interactions, virtual activities, social media, passive displays, etc. will be the focus rather than large gatherings.
- Residence Life work is often skewed towards outgoing, extroverted types and/or in-person social interaction skill-sets. We’ll certainly still lean that way, but social media and technology skills, artistic skills for displays, and simple custodial tasks will become more prominent.
- While we will conduct interviews and training via zoom or in social distanced in person environments, there is still a level of physicality with the job including mail and package handling, learning how to operate the fire alarm system and circuit breakers, room inspections, and building rounds. We make every effort to mitigate these, but they are an integral part of the job and cannot be eliminated.
Please contact Jeremy Snyder, Residence Life Manager, with any questions or concerns about these COVID 19 issues specifically, or about the positions in general.
Residence Life Office: 509-682-6706
If you are interested in applying to work in Housing & Residence Life, please contact ResLife@wvc.edu