Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience: Office of Student Life


Community Advisors

Community Advisors are undergraduates (3 years post high school graduation), graduate-level or non-traditional student employees who contribute to the facility operation, resident support and administration of Buckeye Village, the Gateway Apartments, or the Neil Building. Specifically, Community Advisors are responsible for assisting students in crisis, conducting community meetings, planning and implementing cultural, educational, social and informational programs, serving as a resource to residents, aiding students in transition to the university, regular on-call duties as assigned, and assisting with the management of their residential community.

Please see job descriptions for Buckeye Village, the Gateway Apartments, and the Neil Building as well as the additional information sheet for more details.

To be eligible for the CA position please note the following:

  • In order to be assigned to a Community Advisor position, a student must be enrolled as a full-time student and in good academic standing according to the standards of the graduate, undergraduate or professional program.  All grades are based on the University’s last published record (the previous grade report). If the student is new to Ohio State and does not yet have an academic record, the student understands that eligibility may be considered based on the record from a previous institution. 
  • Students must maintain a 2.5 cumulative and semester GPA.  All grades are based on the University’s most recent record.         
  • Students must enroll for a minimum of eight (8) graduate hours (4 graduate hours in the summer) or twelve (12) undergraduate hours, with a maximum of sixteen (16) graduate credit hours or eighteen (18) undergraduate credit hours per semester. 
  • Students may not hold another university job position that is greater than 8 hours per week. 
  • Students may not hold a Graduate Teaching Assistant or Research position in conjunction with the CA position.
  • Must be available to attend paraprofessional training and move-in August 8, 2021 – August 23, 2021. Training occurs during the day with some evening commitments.
  • CAs are required to work part of winter and spring break each year.

For current RAs or students interested in the Community Advisor job in Buckeye Village, Neil, and Gateway, there will be one informational session on Sunday March 7, 2021, at 6:00p via Zoom.

The application for the role of Community Advisor will be open beginning Monday, March 1st, 2021, and will close on Sunday March 14, 2021 at 11:59pm (edt).  Application link below:$392530/9925$10052.htmld

We will have limited positions available.  We are seeking 2-3 candidates who can begin the role on May 10th, 2021 with the ability to work both Fall semester 2021 and spring 2022, pending strong performance evaluations. 

We will be seeking 2-3 candidates who can begin the role on August 8th, 2021, with the ability to work fall 2021 and spring 2022 pending strong performance evaluations.

To be considered for the role you must be

  • current RAs (3 years post high school graduation)
  • RAs who will graduate in Spring 2021 and attending OSU graduate program
  • Non-OSU student who has been admitted to an OSU grad program for summer or fall semester