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2019-2020 Student Leader Selection

Thank you for your interest in applying for a Student Leader position at the University Village Apartments, Foundation Housing Service for the 2019-2020 academic year and Summer 2019. We have consolidated our student selection processes and are using one online application for students interested in applying to be a Resident Advisor, Sustainability Advisor, Health and Wellness Advisor, Community and Student Life Advocate*, and Managerial Assistant. *CSLA position may possibly be removed/modified.

To help answer any questions about our staff positions or the process, we will be hosting informational sessions before the application becomes available. We will be holding a nighttime information session from 7-8pm on November 8th. Additionally, we will be holding nighttime information sessions from 8-9pm on November 12th, 14th, and 20th. November 8th and 14th will be in the Village Community Center and November 12th and 20th will be in the Village Rec Center. We will also be setting up a table across from the CPP Library on Nov. 6th, 8th, 15th, and 20th from 12-1pm on campus. We will have one additional U-hour tabling session on campus on November 13th but that will take place at the Engineering meadow as part of an event. The information sessions are not mandatory (but are encouraged) and are meant to give you the opportunity to come and ask any questions you may have.

The online application will open around 10am on Friday, November 6th. Completed applications are due no later than 5pm on Monday, November 26th. In order to be considered as one of our applicants, you need to have submitted a complete application which consists of:

  • Completed online application
  • Resume (will be attached to your online application)

After the application closes, our supervisor team will be reviewing all applications as well as completing a conduct check (to make sure you are in good conduct standing with the university) and a grade check (to make sure you meet the minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA requirement). Not all candidates will be invited to move forward in the process. Decisions on application cuts will be sent out on December 20th. Candidates moving forward in the process will then participate in a three week leadership training workshop starting in January before going through the interview process

Below you will find the Job Descriptions for each position. You will be signing up for the position(s) you want to interview for in January. The Job Descriptions should be fully read prior to completing the following application. Please note that the contract dates for the positions are still tentative. Also, as the University Village grows and adapts to our ever-changing student population, this sometimes warrants making changes to the student job descriptions. In particular, our CSLA position may be modified. Final position descriptions will be available in January.

Also, note that the positions are compensated differently. The Resident Advisor position does get free housing as well as $300 a month in meal points. All other positions get compensated at $13 an hour in cash* as well as a 20% off monthly rent. Summer Resident Assistants will just be receiving their housing. Additional responsibilities/duties may be added or taken away from the position descriptions as deemed necessary. *The hourly rate is tentative. Minimum wage is going up to $12 in January but the Foundation is tentatively looking at raising to $13.
You will also find a list of frequently asked questions regarding applying to be a Student Leader at the Village as well as responses. Should you have any additional questions or need clarification about a position or the process, please email Kyle Sirowy, Assistant Director for Leadership Development, at kjsirowy@cpp.edu.

Good luck!

Kyle Sirowy
Assistant Director for Leadership Development
Student Staff Selection Chair


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Student Leader Online Application- Available starting approximately 10am on Friday, Monday, November 9th

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Please click the link below to complete your online application. A complete application is due by 5:00pm on Monday, November 26th (with no exceptions). As part of your online application you will be attaching your current resume so have it ready when you apply.

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FAQ's

What positions are available?

Can I apply for more than one position?

Why are there a number of items marked as tentative/subject to change?

Do I have to be a Cal Poly student to apply?

How can I find out more information about any of the positions?

What do I need to do to apply?

When are applications due?

If my application is considered "complete" will I be allowed to move forward in the process?

What happens during the selection process?

Is the Leadership Workshop required? What is it all about?

Will receiving a Student Leader position affect my financial aid?

Do I need to have lived on campus (either in the dorms, Suites, or the Village) before, in order to get a position?

If I am a Resident Advisor on campus with UHS, do I still need to go through the Leadership Workshop process?

If I am a student leader at the Village, can I hold another campus job?

How will becoming a Student Leader at the Village benefit me?

What positions are available?

We have consolidated all our student position selection processes into one process. Through our one online Student Leader application, applicants can apply for several options:

Compensation- Free housing and $600 in CPP Meal Points
Summer 2019 Resident Assistant (filling approximately 6-12 positions)

Compensation- Free housing and $300 a month in CPP Meal Points
2019-2020 Resident Advisor (filling 23 positions)

Compensation- $13* an hour in cash and 20% off rent (*subject to change)
2019-2020 Managerial Assistant (filling up to 4 positions)
2019-2020 Sustainability Advisor (filling 2 positions)
2019-2020 Health and Wellness Advisor (filling 2 positions)
2019-2020 Community and Student Life Advocate (filling 2 positions)*
*Subject to change

Can I apply for more than one position?

Yes. Eligible applicants can apply for as many positions as they are interested in. In your application, you won’t be selecting which position(s) you want to apply for. This will happen in January/February during the selection process.  Students can only hold one position within the Foundation at a given time. If the Selection Committee feels a student is qualified for more than one position, that student will receive an offer for both positions and will be asked to choose which they’d prefer. At that time, the position they do not select will get filled from an applicant in the alternate pool

Why are there a number of items marked as tentative/subject to change?

The university and the Village are going through some changes which are leading us to reevaluate some areas of our process. The primary areas that are marked as subject to change are:

  • Position dates
    • The university has not finalized their academic calendar for the 2019-2020 school year yet. We are estimating what those dates might be based off the dates this current year. Finalized position dates are expected to be in place once position offers are made.
  • Pay rate for hourly positions
    • There are changes being made to the minimum wage in the state. Employers are expected to raise their minimum wage in January 2019 to at least $12 an hour, eventually working to get up to $15 an hour in a couple years. Foundation is looking at the feasibility of raising to $13 an hour in 2019 but final decisions have not been made yet. The pay rate for the hourly positions to start the 2019 school year will be at least $12 an hour if not $13.
  • Changes to CSLA position
    • We are looking to make some changes to the Community and Student Life Advocate position for next year to give it more intention and focus. We are looking at possibly repurposing the position to be focused on programming with a social justice/diversity/inclusion theme as well as a new position focused on communication/marketing/social media. These changes will be finalized in January.

Do I have to be a Cal Poly student to apply?

Yes and no. None Cal Poly students are not eligible to serve as a Resident Advisor since the position is compensated with meal points and that is only possible for CPP students. None CPP students are eligible, however, to apply for any of our other hourly positions. Students attending other colleges will need to provide a copy of their unofficial transcript with their application to very they meet the minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA requirement.

How can I find out more information about any of the positions?

You will find on this page a position description for each of the positions available as well as YouTube links will basics on each position. Our staff will also be hosting several informational sessions throughout the first two weeks of November to answer any questions you may have. The information sessions are not mandatory and are not set up to be in a presentation format. Our staff will be available in person to answer any questions you may have. The days/times are listed below:

  • Tuesday, November 6th, 12-1pm, across from CPP Library
  • Thursday, November 8th, 12-1pm, across from CPP Library
  • Thursday, November 8th, 7:00-8:00pm- University Village Community Center
  • Monday, November 12th, 8:00-9:00pm- University Village Recreation Center
  • Tuesday, November 13th, 12-1pm, Engineering meadow
  • Wednesday, November 14th, 8:00-9:00pm- University Village Community Center
  • Thursday, November 15th, 12-1pm, across from CPP Library
  • Tuesday, November 20th, 12-1pm, across from CPP Library
  • Tuesday, November 20th, 8:00-9:00pm- University Village Recreation Center     

You can also email Kyle at kjsirowy@cpp.edu anytime to ask questions you may have about the positions or selection process.

What do I need to do to apply?

In order to apply, you need to first complete the online application through the link listed on this website. The application will be made available starting at around 10am on Friday, November 9th. On the online application, you will be asked to attach a copy of your current resume. If you need any assistance in creating your cover letter or resume, the Career Center on campus can help you.

When are applications due?

Completed applications are due no later than 5:00pm on Monday, November 26th. A complete application includes the online application form and a resume (which you will attach to your online application). No exceptions will be made for incomplete or late application materials.

If my application is considered "complete" will I be allowed to move forward in the process?

This is dependent on the number of complete applications we receive. After the application deadline, our supervisor team will be completing conduct checks (to make sure you are in good conduct standing with the university) and grade checks (to make sure you meet the minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA requirement). Additionally, we will be going through all applications. Some candidates will not be invited to move forward in the process based on the quality of their application and/or the outcome from the conduct/grade checks. Decisions on who will be invited to the next step in the process will be sent out on December 20th.

What happens during the selection process?

As part of the online application, you will sign up for a time to participate in a three-week Leadership Workshop, which will start the second week of spring semester. All applicants will attend four two-hour-long sessions and an individual interview with our Student Leader Selection Committee. If an applicant applies for more than one position, they will be expected to sign up for an individual interview for each position.  Additionally, all candidates will be asked to sign up for one of three sessions during the first week of spring semester (January 21st-25th) where we will discuss each of our positions in detail and you will sign up for which position(s) you want to be considered for.

Is the Leadership Workshop required? What is it all about?

Yes, the Leadership Workshop is a required part of the selection process. The Leadership Workshop is a process we developed to give our Selection Committee the opportunity to get a more authentic and honest look at the applicants for the Student Leader position. We have six different times for Leadership Workshops available a week:

Mondays, 10am-12pm - Jan. 28, Feb. 4, Feb 11
Tuesdays, 6pm-8pm - Jan. 29, Feb. 5, Feb. 12
Wednesdays, 2pm-4pm - Jan. 30, Feb. 6, Feb. 13
Thursdays, 10am-12pm - Jan. 31, Feb. 7, Feb. 14
Fridays, 9:30am-11:30am – Feb. 1, Feb. 8., Feb. 15
Fridays, 2pm-4pm - Feb. 1, Feb. 8., Feb. 15

While the topics for the Leadership Workshop have not been finalized yet, they will be designed in a way to allow all applicants (whether they eventually get offered a position or not) to receive leadership training in areas such as finding one’s leadership style, student development theory, etc.

Will receiving a Student Leader position affect my financial aid?

Possibly. Each individual may be in a different position so it is best to go and speak with the Financial Aid Office about your situation.

Do I need to have lived on campus (either in the dorms, Suites, or the Village) before, in order to get a position?

No. We are looking for students who are excited to grow and develop as a leader, work with our residents to build community, and have an impact on the lives of students. It is not a requirement to have experience living in student housing.

If I am a Resident Advisor on campus with UHS, do I still need to go through the Leadership Workshop process?

Yes. All applicants interested in becoming a Student Leader with the University Village are required to go through the Leadership Workshop.

If I am a student leader at the Village, can I hold another campus job?

It depends. If you are offered a position that is paid hourly (CSLA, SA, HWA, or MA), you cannot hold another campus position that is also run by Foundation (bookstore, dining, etc.). If you are offered an RA position, you can work another Foundation position since, as an RA, you are not being paid hourly.

How will becoming a Student Leader at the Village benefit me?

Serving as a Student Leader at the Village provides tremendous personal and professional growth opportunities. Whether you have aspirations to work in Student Affairs in the future or not, you will find that many of the skills you develop as a Student Leader (teamwork, leadership, communication, conflict resolution, planning/organization, etc.) are transferrable skills and can be used in any and all future professions. Regardless of the position, students will get the opportunity to work in a dynamic team environment and impact the lives of other students.

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