Apply to be a Community Living Student Leader!
Living on campus at Elizabethtown College offers students a place to live, learn, grow, and be a part of a vibrant community! Community Living Student Leaders create vibrant communities, cultivate inclusive communities, foster a sense of belonging, and inspire meaningful learning for all residential students.
Questions about being a Community Living Student Leader (CLSL)? Make sure to review the information and documents below. Contact Jill Pavlick at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-361-1595.
Applications (open now through December 16, 2019)
Community Fellow Application: https://etown.peopleadmin.com/postings/2309
Resident Assistant Application: https://etown.peopleadmin.com/postings/2308
Strengths Day - January 24 (evening)
Strengths Day is an session where all applicants work together in small teams to complete a variety of problem-solving activities. CFs and RAs facilitate the activities and then lead a debriefing discussing after each activity where all applicants discuss their personal strengths and the strengths of others.
Interested in learning more about your strengths? Follow this link to check out out strengths-based resources on campus: https://www.etown.edu/programs/strengths/!
Individual Interviews - January 25 & 26 (applicant will be assigned one date/time for the interview)
Each applicant will have an opportunity to meet with professional and student staff members to discuss their ambitions, strengths, and candidacy regarding the Community Fellow and/or Resident Assistant position. These interviews typically last 45 minutes. Interview topics will be shared with applicants closer to the time of the interview.
All applicants will be notified about their candidacy offer by Wednesday, February 5. This notification precedes the housing selection process by a few weeks so that students can make informed decisions about their housing for the 2020-2021 academic year.
RAs are diverse and dedicated community leaders who work from their strengths to support, engage, and empower residential students. RAs receive training before the start of each semester and during the academic year to enhance their skills in order to be knowledgeable resources for all students. Students working as Resident Assistants dedicate 15-20 hours each week to the responsibilities of the position. Each RA must maintain a cumulative and semester GPA of a 2.5 or higher, maintain good standing with the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities, keep other employment limited to 10 hours per week, and spend at least 10 hours per week in their residential community. Compensation for being an RA includes a room waiver and annual stipend ($900 for a new RA) paid out biweekly.
Community Fellows promote a sense of belonging and facilitate learning in our Independent Living Units (ILUs), which include the Hackman Apartments, Schreiber Quadrangle Townhouses, and SDLC 2.0 and 3.0 houses. Community Fellows do this by hosting events and having regular meaningful conversations with residents. The Assistant Director of Community Living for Independent Living Experiences provides support, guidance, and supervision to Community Fellows. Each Community Fellow must maintain a cumulative and semester GPA of a 2.5 or higher and maintain good standing with the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities. CFs receive training before the start of each semester to enhance their skills in order to be knowledgeable resources for all students. Compensation for Community Fellows is $8.00/hour, working 5-10 hours per week (not to exceed 85 in one semester).