Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience: Office of Student Life


Penn Place Community Advisor

The Penn Place Community Advisor (CA) is an undergraduate, non-traditional or graduate student who contributes to the facility operation, resident support and administration of Penn Place. Specifically, the staff member is 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, performing regular on-call duties as assigned and assisting with the management of their residential community.

The Penn Place CA will have specific duties to support residents who are members of the Transition Options in Postsecondary Settings (TOPS) program within Penn Place. The TOPS program offers individuals ages 18 and older with intellectual and developmental disabilities a unique opportunity to engage in coursework, work experiences and independent living skills. This position may include specific programming efforts directed towards the TOPS population and collaboration with the TOPS staff. Staff selected for this position may be required to take the 1 credit hour leadership course in the spring semester.

This position is only open to current RAs at this time. If we are unable to fill this spots with through our current RA process, we will post more information about the application here.