2017-2018 Inclusive Community Assistant (ICA) Recruitment & Selection FAQs
What are the requirements to be considered for the ICA application process?
- You must have lived in the residence halls (CSU or another school) for 2 semesters at the time you start your job. If you are first-year student, you can apply for the 2018-2019 academic year.
- Applicants must be in good academic standing with the university; a GPA of 2.5 is preferred. Student staff are expected to meet this requirement and maintain it during their period of employment.
- Must be a CSU student making progress towards your degree.
What steps do I need to take to become an ICA?
- Read all information online pertaining to the application process, review the job description, and ask questions to make sure you understand the position.
- Sign up for, and successfully complete, the ExCELS class.
- Access and complete the application, which will be available November 13th, 2017.
- For full consideration, submit a completed application no later than 11:59pm on Friday December 15th, 2017.
- Have your reference complete their recommendation no later than 11:59pm on Friday December 15th, 2017.Your reference should be a university faculty/staff member who can speak to your abilities related to the ICA position. Family members or friends may not serve as a reference.
- Interviews will be held on Saturday February 17th, 2018.
Do I get to decide where I am placed?
You may express a preference; however, we do not guarantee the hall in which you will be placed. We determine placements based on need for the individual communities and the department overall. We are not looking for a “certain type” of person for the ICA position; our residents have different types of personalities, backgrounds, and experiences, and our goal is to build a staff that can connect and work with a variety of students and student populations.
When will I know if I am being offered an Inclusive Community Assistant position?
You will be notified in March 2018 of the status of your application and, if offered a position, your letter will be emailed to you at the email address you provide. Each offer for hire will be contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.
If I am offered a position, can I turn it down and still remain in the candidate pool?
Unfortunately, no. If you turn down the position for any reason, you are no longer a candidate for the ICA position. You are welcome to apply during the next application process.
If I accept an offer as a Residence Life Student Staff position (RA, RHA/NRHH, CDM), am I still eligible to be selected as an ICA?
Student staff may only hold one of the following positions at any given time: RA, ICA, CDM, RHA/NRHH. Offers for all student staff openings will occur at the same time and students must select the offer that best suits their interests.
Is training required?
Yes, training is required for all Inclusive Community Assistants. Attending all orientation and training dates are required and will not be excused unless clearance has been given by the Director or Assistant Director of Residence Life. Being unavailable for student staff training dates could impact your application and selection as an ICA for the 2018-2019 academic year. Official dates will be shared in your hire letter, if hired. Training typically occurs beginning the first week of August.
What is the remuneration for the ICA position?
ICAs receive an on-campus room and on-campus meal plan during the time of employment. Please note if you receive financial aid, the remuneration of this position may impact your financial aid reward. Please talk with someone in Financial Aid for more information.
Still have questions? Please contact Stephanie Zee, Coordinator for Diversity and Inclusion at Stephanie.Zee@colostate.edu