Summer Staff Information/Applications

Applications for both positions are available in the Housing & Staff Selection website.

Summer Community Advisors

General Statement 

Summer Community Advisors are members of the Residential Life Staff at Wesleyan University.  They are directly supervised by the Area Coordinator for summer housing and the Residential Operations Coordinator.  Community Advisors play an integral role in establishing a community environment conducive to maximum academic, personal and social development; maintaining healthy and safe living conditions; and providing overall support of the mission of Residential Life.  While Community Advisors have specific responsibilities to their assigned summer area, they are expected to serve in their role and support the mission of the Office of Residential Life throughout the Wesleyan community. They also provide general office support for the office of Residential Life through the duration of the summer.

Core Duties

Facilitator of Community Development:

  • Strive to create a sense of community and mutual respect within the living unit through an emphasis on courtesy, consideration, contribution, and involvement
  • Inform all residents about the summer housing rules and regulations
  • Facilitate on-going discussion related to what community members expect of each other as well as how situations will be handled if a member is not living up to those expectations
  • Hold meetings with residents on a regular basis or as needed, to discuss issues, concerns, or problems related to the living area
  • Serve in an on call duty rotation throughout employment period

Office Responsibilities:

  • Perform 20 hours of general office work per week (answering phones, distributing mail, responding to e-mails, etc.)
  • Assist in the assignment of first-year students
  • Assist with residential key management
  • Support special projects as assigned by central office staff
  • Assist with opening of fall housing


  • For the summer of 2019, each Community Advisor receives a full housing waiver and an hourly salary of $11.00 for 20 hours per week.
  • The terms of this contract are for the summer of 2019 as officially defined by the University. The dates for this position will be for May 15th, 2019 through September 2nd, 2019.  Please note that you will have weekend responsibilities on August 31st and September 1st, 2019 (during move-in). One full week of vacation time will be permitted, dates to be agreed upon with supervisors.

Pre-College Resident Advisor

General Statement

The job description and responsibilities for the Summer Session Pre-College Resident Advisor is currently being updated.  Please check back again soon.