Community Assistant

Graduate and Family Housing

The Community Assistant position is instrumental in enhancing the on campus living experience through their abilities to foster relationships with peers, build a sense of community, and provide opportunities for residents to learn and grow. Through a variety of experiences, Community Assistants will develop skills that will shape their future career aspirations including refinement of their approach to leadership and discovering methods that create a sense of belonging.


  • Enhance and maintain a sense of shared community in the designated residential area by facilitating intentional interactions, social activities, and other opportunities for residents and their families to interact with each other 
  • Assist residents in the assigned residential area acting as a referral agent to available resources, services, and facilities on campus 
  • Plan and implement social, educational and recreational programs collaborating with university partners as needed 
  • Serve as the first point of contact for current or prospective residents, families, and community members providing information on campus resources and resolving questions or concerns  
  • Assist in conflict resolution among residents by educating residents about housing policies and the conduct process 
  • Foster a culture of continuous care by serving in an on-call role and supporting our students through effective emergency management procedures 
  • Serve as a model of responsible behavior to assist residents throughout their UF student experience  
  • Create a residential environment that fosters a sense of belonging and encourages residents to utilize departmental and campus resources 


            Required Qualifications

            • This position is required to live on-campus as a resident in the Village they serve
            • Enrolled as a full-time student in good standing as defined by the University at the time of 
              employment which includes a successful conduct/honor code review
            • Maintain a 2.5 cumulative and semester GPA the semester prior to employment
            • Be available for 20-hours per week

                    Preferred Qualifications

                    • Individuals committed to facilitating interaction among students, faculty, and staff representative of UF’s vibrant community 
                    • Successful candidates will have a minimum one semester experience at the University of Florida in Gainesville 
                    • Demonstrated experience with customer service 
                    • Ability to critically analyze situations and actively problem solve 
                    • Ability to work well within a team and with individuals to build positive relationships 
                    • Demonstrated dependability, attention to detail, timeliness, and professionalism 
                    • Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written communication)