Residence Education

Community Assistant (CA)

HFS is committed to supporting and simplifying the lives of graduate students. The Community Assistant (CA) position is a live-in position within Residential Life that serves the graduate and professional student community at Mercer Court Apartments. Under the direct supervision of professional staff, the CA is responsible for referring residents to campus and community resources, facilitating opportunities for social and professional connections, and supporting a safe and inclusive community for residents to pursue their academic and professional goals.


The 2020-2021 Community Assistant application has closed (priority deadline April 1, 2020).  The Community Assistant application typically becomes available annually in February-March with hiring decisions being made in Mid-April with a position start date of September.

Position Information

For more information about the Graduate Community Assistant position, please refer to our Grad CA Brochure or the CA FAQ.

Contact Us

For more information about the CA position, the selection process or application, please contact the Area Director for Apartment Life, Kirsten Aranas, at