Oakes 2017-2018 Student Leader Recruitment is Open

Oakes NAs and CAs

Thank you for your interest in being a student leader at Oakes College. Our student leaders play a critical role in the community at Oakes College. We select our Neighborhood Assistants (NAs) and Community Assistants (CAs) for their ability to be positive role models and outstanding leaders for our Oakes community. We are looking for student leaders who are team players, comfortable with a flexible and dynamic schedule, and committed to building a healthy and diverse community.

Our team of student leaders are comprised of 18 NAs and 4 CAs. 

Neighborhood Assistant

NAs are responsible for

  • developing, maintaining, and supporting the residential community at Oakes                              
  • developing and running inclusive, educational, and social programming in their living communities
  • upholding the UCSC Student Code of Conduct and maintaining residential safety
  • serving as a peer advisor and a positive role model

The NA position is a live-in, peer advising student leadership role. NAs are compensated with a single room and a 7-day unlimited meal plan.

An updated job description is coming soon. To reference our current job description, click here.

Community Assistant

CAs are responsible for

  • planning programs and activities that engage the Oakes community and provide opportunities for meaningful interactions and/or educational enrichment
  • programmatic support of the Oakes Programs Office for college-wide and campus-wide programming, including Commencement and Welcome Week
  • providing positive peer leadership for the Oakes community

The CA position is a paid student employment position. CAs are paid a wage of $10.50/hour. CAs are expected to work an average of 8 to 10 hours a week. Work study preferred.

For a more detailed job description of the CA position, click here.

IMPORTANT: These positions have a good academic standing requirement. Applicants must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA from the time of application and, if offered a position, throughout employment. 
*All dates are tentative and subject to changes.
  • Wednesday, January 11th (at 7:00 pm @ Oakes Learning Center) and Tuesday, January 17th (at 7:00 pm @ Guzman Room) - Information Sessions
    • Presentations about both student staff positions will be given by professional staff and student staff representatives to anybody who is interested in both the NA and CA positions. Attendance at an info session is highly recommended for anybody who is considering applying for either position. The sessions will provide student an opportunity to ask any questions they may have about either position.
  • Resume Writing Assistance
    • You can use Career Center drop-in hours which are M-F 8am-12pm and 1pm-5pm to have your resume reviewed and get suggestions for edits or updates. You can also refer to the following link for assistance with crafting your resume: http://careers.ucsc.edu/student/resumecoverltr/index.html.  
  • Saturday, January 28th - Group Interview Process
    • Invited applicants are required to participate in a group interview process. The group interview is scheduled for several hours in the morning. If a second session is needed, some applicants may be scheduled in the afternoon. You will be notified of the schedule in your group process invitation.
  • Wednesday, February 1st to Tuesday, February 7th - Individual Interview Dates
    • Invited applicants are required to participate in an individual interview. Interviews are scheduled to last between 20 and 30 minutes.
  • Friday, March 3rd - Offer Letters Sent at 4 pm
    • Offer Letters will be placed in your on-campus Oakes mailboxes. If you do not have an on-campus box, you will be able to pick up your letters at the Oakes Student Life Office. Regardless of whether or not you are offered a position, you will receive a letter.

      * All dates are tentative and subject to change


Click Here for Instructions on How To Apply!