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Community Advisor 2024-2025

  • Applications will be available beginning Tuesday, January 16th and close Thursday, February 1st  at 4:59 p.m.

Selection Process Timeline

Only qualified candidates will participate in the interview process. Candidates will be contacted via WTAMU email or telephone regarding interview times and locations.

*NOTE: Not all candidates will receive an interview.

  • January 16th – Community Advisor (CA) Application Goes Live at 8:00am
  • January 23rd- CA Information Session at noon Senate Chamber
    • Residential Living Staff will explain the Community Advisor position (lunch provided)
  • January 24th: CA Information Session 6:00pm in Centennial Hall
  • January 30th: CA Information Session 6:00pm in Jarrett Hall
  • February 1st: CA Application Closes 5:00pm (all paperwork must be submitted)
    • This includes the Handshake application, the Qualtrics Residential Living application, and the Qualtrics reference forms
  • February 1st: CA Interview Prep Session 7:00pm in Centennial Hall
    • Residential Living Staff will explain the interview process and give student information on what to expect during interview weekend
  • February 8th: CA Interview Prep Session 7:00pm in Jarrett Hall
  • February 16th-17th: CA Interview Weekend in the Alumni Banquet Hall- Qualified applicants will be scheduled for an interview. Applicants must participate in both group and individual interviews to be considered for a CA position
    • 16th - Group interviews
    • 17th - Individual interviews
  • March 6th: Decision letters will be sent to candidates' WT student email
  • March 29th: Selected candidates must submit their Accept/Decline paperwork by 4:59 p.m.
  • August 5th – 21st: Tentative: Community Advisor Training

Position Summary

Working in a team environment, you will guide and develop students throughout their college experience and serve as a role model in a variety of environments. Your team will be supervised by a Residence Hall Director/Area Coordinator who will provide training and professional development. Your primary responsibility is to create and build a community of students focused on cultivating a sense of belonging and their personal growth; while maintaining health and safety. 


  • Private room (when available) at no cost
    • Semesters served as a Community Advisor will not count toward the total semesters needed to qualify for the Housing Incentive
  • Applicable meal plan at no cost
  • Monthly stipend of $80.00

Duties and Responsibilities

-Community development through interpersonal relationships.

-Design and implement social and educational activities.

-Utilize the training you will receive to refer students to appropriate campus and community resources

  • Document potential health and safety concerns
  • Serve in an on-call rotation; which includes nights/weekends/holidays/University break periods
  • Support students through crisis situations in collaboration with your team
  • Understand and enforce University rules and regulations

-Maintain confidentiality and remain in compliance with University and state/federal policy

-Staff your building's front desk and provide customer service

-Assist students with reporting maintenance concerns

-Attend and assist with University and Residential Living events

  • Fall and Spring training
  • Move-in and Move-out
  • Staff interview processes
  • Weekly staff meetings and meetings with your supervisor
  • Other events as specified

-Other duties as assigned

Position Qualifications

  • Be a full-time West Texas A&M University student in good standing
  • Possess and maintain a semester and cumulative 2.5 GPA
  • Attend mandatory trainings

How to Apply

Step 1 : Click 'Apply' on Handshake, then click 'Submit Application" 

Step 2: Follow the link to the Residential Living supplemental application.

Step 3: Ensure your references submit their information by the deadline using the following link