Thank you for your interest in becoming a Community Adviser (CA) at Iowa State University. You can view position descriptions for the various CA positions at left.
CAs have extremely important jobs and are critical to the DOR mission. Because the CA experience is one of great responsibility, it also will deliver great rewards both personally and professionally! Each house has one live-in CA who provides leadership to the development of programs and activities in the house and hall, serving as a resource to residents, and enforcing regulations and policies to ensure the safety of residents.
CAs come from diverse backgrounds with a wide variety of skills and talents. However, there are some qualities that we look for in every student we work with:
The CA selection process begins with the application. Applications are reviewed and offers for interviews are extended to candidates. There is no “perfect” application – we look for the qualities mentioned above and the other unique strengths you can bring to the position.
Graduate students may apply. Those who have a 20 hour per week, or less, assistantship, are eligible for employment as a Community Adviser. Those with an assistantship above 20 hours will not be eligible.
In order to be offered an interview, you also must attend a required information session. If you are abroad or away this semester, or if you are unable to attend any of the sessions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to make alternative arrangements.
Your cover letter and resume should be submitted as ONE PDF file. Your Cover Letter should expand upon your resume and should briefly highlight your experiences in the following areas as it relates to the Community Adviser position. Your cover letter should be no more than two pages.
When you submit your application, you will enter your reference's contact information. An email will then be sent to them automatically with the recommendation request. Please do not have references send letters to us. They should complete the form that is emailed to them after you submit your application.
Thank you again for your interest and Good Luck! If you have other questions please contact the Selection Committee at email@example.com.
Iowa State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, ethnicity, religion, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. veteran. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3350 Beardshear Hall, (515) 294-7612.