Student Services University Housing

Community Advising

A Community Advisor, commonly referred to as a CA, plays an important role in the lives of USD residents. University Housing will post the CA application on the USD Jobs, Internships, & Work Study page. Applications are typically available in October for the Spring semester and December for the fall semester.

  • Must have a 2.20 Cumulative GPA to apply.
  • Must be a full-time USD student with a minimum of 12 undergraduate or 9 graduate credits and a maximum of 16 undergraduate or 12 graduate credits during the time of employment.
  • Must have lived in a residence hall setting or other group living environment for a minimum of 2 semesters to apply. Two or more semesters are preferred.
Job Responsibilities
CA Application
Application Process

Step 1: Complete the Application

Complete the above application. Additionally, email a resume and cover letter to Everything must be completed by the application due date. Please contact the Academic and Career Planning Center for assistance if desired.

Step 2: Attend a Mandatory Informational Meeting

All applicants are required to attend a mandatory informational meeting about the CA job. This meeting will help prepare you for the interview process as well as give insightful information about what it will be like to be a CA. Dates, times, and locations will be available each semester via the Jobs, Internships & Work Study page as well as on informational posters.

Informational meeting dates: TBD

Step 3: Attend the Individual and Group Interview Process

The group interview process will be held on designated days. Please refer to the USD Job Board for these dates and times. During the group interview, you will work with other Community Advisor candidates to complete a series of activities to allow the staff to get to know you better. If you are unable to attend the group interviews we will do our best to set up an alternate interview, but we cannot guarantee that we will be able to consider your application.

Individual interviews will also take place the week of the Group Process. This will be a more "traditional" job interview with two or four of our current staff members (Assistant Directors, Residence Hall Directors and CA's) and will last approximately 30 minutes.

All communication will happen via the email address provided on your application.

Step 4: Wait for Notification

After completing the application and interview process, it is just a matter of waiting. The process will take a few weeks. If you are selected, you will be contacted by a member of the University Housing staff with additional details.

CA Benefits
  • Residence hall space at no charge
  • Campus meal plan (Coyote Block 55/Flex A) at no charge
  • Opportunity to develop leadership