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Apply to be a Community Assistant

Do you enjoy helping people? Do you want to have an impact on the lives of fellow students?
If you answered yes to these questions, you may be right for the Community Assistant position!

Current and incoming Teachers College students are welcome to apply!

You are cordially invited to attend an information session about the Community Assistant (CA) position:

2014-2015 Community Assistant Information Session Schedule: 

Wednesday, December 18th, 3:30pm ~ 4:30pm. Location: Whittier Hall Cafe
Friday, January 24th, 2:00pm ~ 3:00pm. Location: Whittier Hall Cafe
*Attendance at an information session is NOT required in order to be considered for a Community Assistant position*
Application Materials and Recruitment Time Frame:

Community Assistant Hiring Timeline
Community Assistant Job Description
Community Assistant Application (DOC)
Community Assistant Application (PDF)

Important Information:  
Applicants should be advised that the application packet includes the following items:
  • The application itself
  • Short answer essay questions
  • CA Recommendation form (each candidate must submit 2 professional references)
  • Recommendation questions
  • All applicants must include a copy of their current resume, which outlines their education, work experience, awards and extra-curricular activities
Applications will be accepted during the week of January 27th ONLY.

Applicants should be advised that application materials (outside of completed recommendation forms) will NOT be accepted prior to January 27, 2014.

No application materials will be accepted after 5:00pm on January 31st.

Application Submission Options:
Candidates may drop their applications off directly to Amy R. Liss, Residential Services Coordinator (Suite 1B, Whittier Hall).

Please note that applications will only be accepted Monday through Friday during normal business hours (9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.). Applicants utilizing this option should make sure to indicate whether or not their recommendation forms will be submitted separately from their application materials (e.g. the recommender is emailing, faxing or mailing them in to the Residential Services Coordinator).
Candidates may submit their application materials to the Residential Services Coordinator via email:

Candidates may submit their applications via US mail to the following address:
Amy R. Liss, Office of Residential Services, 1230 Amsterdam Avenue, Suite 1B, New York, NY 10027.

Candidates may submit their applications via fax:
212.678.3222 (Attn: Amy R. Liss)

Note: Recommendation forms may be submitted utilizing one of the aforementioned options. Recommendation letters are the only piece of the application that will be accepted prior to Monday, January 27th. 

Candidates should be advised that all letters MUST come directly from the recommender and should have their signature across the back flap of the envelope (unless they are emailed or faxed).

Thank you for your interest in the Community Assistant position at Teachers College, Columbia University! Please contact a member of our selection and recruitment team with any questions:

Amy R. Liss
Residential Services Coordinator

Janine  L. Martire
Residential Services Coordinator