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Community Assistant, Global Scholars

Northeastern University
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Dec 7, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Community Assistant, Global Scholars

About the Opportunity


The Community Assistant, Global Scholars is an entry level live in staff member that is responsible for directly supporting the physical, emotional, social, and academic needs of our first-year Global Scholars students. In addition to supporting these students, this position will serve as part of the Global Pathways Network and the Residential Life team to focus on creating positive and valuable experiential learning opportunities. Experiential programs will aid the students in their academic coursework, help orient them to the Bay Area, and community building student programming within the residences/campus life.

Training will consist of hybrid experiences and on ground exercises on the Oakland campus in late July and August 2023.

  • Coordinate and plan student programs and excursions. These programs can be during the day, in the evenings, and/or on the weekends
  • Mentor first-year students who are not only entering college for the first time, but adjusting to studying away from home
  • Encourage student academic success, respond to student concerns, and connect students to academic, medical, and mental health resources
  • Monitor student behavioral policies and protocols, upholding a high standard of student conduct
  • Maintain the safety and well-being of the residential population by serving in a 24/7 on-call rotation and conducting regular rounds of student residences
  • Respond to crisis by interacting with campus public safety, Oakland Student health center, and limited engagement with student's parents.
  • Act as the point of contact for student and staff safety and security during crises and
  • Be an on-call emergency contact during entire duration of program
  • Liaise in conjunction with the GEO Pathway Programs staff to meet Northeastern's Global Network educational goals and objectives.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

  • Bachelor's degree and related Residential Life experience preferred
  • 1-2 years of demonstrated student service experience or higher education experience in a residence life or student affairs capacity, which includes experience living with or working with high school or undergraduate students (in residence life, student affairs, camp counselor, or related role)
  • Experience living, working, or studying abroad or in vastly different cultures/communities
  • Ability to demonstrate intercultural sensitivity and global awareness
  • Demonstrated flexibility and experience with crisis management
  • Proven ability to work well as a member of a close-knit team
  • Experience managing, facilitating and curating events for large groups with enthusiasm and attention to detail
  • Fluent in English

The expected hiring range for this position is $22.51 per hour based on the position's scope and responsibilities.

About Mills College at Northeastern

Mills College at Northeastern brings to the university a legacy of nurturing academically successful first-generation students, LGBTQ+ students, and Black, indigenous, and other students of color. Founded in 1852 as the first U.S. women's college west of the Rocky Mountains, Mills College was also the first to enact an admissions policy for transgender students.

Today, Mills College at Northeastern which serves as the West Coast hub of Northeastern's global system of 14 locations serves all genders and remains as dedicated as ever to supporting and advancing people of all backgrounds through education, experiential opportunities, and deep engagement with the Oakland community.

Position Type

Student Services

Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit for more information.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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