Apply to be a CA
The CA Recruitment Cycle for 2023-24 opens Nov. 1 and will close at 12 p.m. EST on Dec. 2.
Community Advisors are educators, community builders, connectors to campus resources, DCL team members, peer mentors, paraprofessionals and so much more! Becoming part of the Community Advisor program gives you access to a second family at Brandeis and an amazing leadership opportunity that provides transferable skills that will serve you for a lifetime! We pride ourselves on being one of the most diverse and talented group of student leaders at Brandeis, and we are eager to bring more amazing people into the fold to take their places in our residential communities across campus!
The Community Advisor is the main paraprofessional staff position within DCL; Community Advisors work with our on-campus student population in all of our residence halls and wear many "hats": community builder, residential educator and programmer, community standards educator, peer advisor, and team player within DCL.
Here is the 2023-24 academic year Community Advisor Job Description.
The New CA 2023-24 Application is open and is due by 12 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Dec. 2. A PDF version of the application is available here.
All completed applications will be reviewed by professional staff members of the Department of Community Living. Please note that completing and submitting the application does not guarantee moving forward in the process. Candidates will be notified the week of Dec. 19 about the next steps of the process.
Information about the interview phase of the process will be available in the notification you receive the week of Dec. 19. The Community Advisor Recruitment and Selection Team is still finalizing further steps of the process which will include an individual interview and group process interview for those candidates who move on in the process.
All of our application forms are hosted on Google Forms. These forms do not allow you to submit multiple responses or save drafts, so we recommend that you prepare your answers in Google Docs or Microsoft Word and then paste your responses in the application. If you find that you are having issues submitting your responses, please let us know via email. Please note that we do not accept applications on paper, in e-mail or any other method other than submission via Google Forms.
New candidates are required to submit a copy of their resume as part of the process. Please submit a PDF copy of your resume as formatting may not look the same should you submit a .doc, .docx or other type of file. We strongly encourage all candidates submitting resumes to have them reviewed by staff members at the Hiatt Career Center.
You will receive a copy of your New Community Advisor Application upon completion.
Each year as part of our recruitment process for Community Advisors, DCL hosts a series of information sessions across campus and in the residence halls where students can interact with DCL professional staff members and current CAs, learn more details about the CA role, and find out more about how to apply for the position. We will be hosting four Information Sessions during the month of November, dates and locations can be found below:
12-1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, Skyline Commons
7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, Polaris Lounge
7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, Shapiro Lounge
12-1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, Skyline Commons
Information for current CAs interested in returning to the CA role for the 2023-24 academic year will be available in the coming weeks!