Residence Advisor Application

      • Are you interested in becoming a Residence Advisor? We will be hiring additional Residence Advisors for the 2018-2019 Academic year in mid-March. Check back with this page for updates on our hiring process and to learn more about the position. 

      • What is a Residence Advisor?

        Being a university student is not easy and we believe that students shouldn't have to go through the experience without support. That's where the Residence Advisor position comes in. Residence Advisors are peers, students who are going through the same challenge of university, who have been trained to support, coach, and mentor peers. Residence Advisors live in the each community to help foster a safe and engaged living and learning environment.

        How does a Residence Advisor help maintain a safe and engaged living and learning enviroment?

        Plan events for the community
        We believe that Residence is an amazing opportunity to learn new skills, explore personal identity and values, gain an understanding of new perspectives, learn about the resources available at Capilano, and get to know more people in our community. To facilitate this learning, once a month each Residence Advisor hosts an event for the community that targets our intentional learning outcomes for students living in our residence.

        Host monthly floor meetings
        Each floor has a unique group of students who are living in a shared space. Each community has various priorities and challenges that can be facilitated through a group discussion.The Residence Advisor hosts a monthly floor to share upcoming events, community updates, and hear any ideas or concerns from the community members. Some of the things that might be discussed include the community guidelines for the communal spaces, noise levels, and upcoming maintenance requirements.

        Complete On-Call shifts
        In the evenings, most students are in Residence to study, hang out with friends, or rest. To help ensure that we have a safe, respectful, academic conducive, and During On-Call shifts, there are a team of Residence Advisors who complete rounds of the community. During rounds, you'll have the opportunity to connect with students while you are on rounds of the building. One of the Residence Advisors holds the On-Call phone which allows students to reach out if there is a need for support.

        Work on a dynamic team
        The Residence Advisor team is composed of up to 12 student staff members. You will have the opportunity to meet new people, collaborate on amazing events, and be part of a team working towards the same goal. As a team, we work together to support students and each other.

        Emergency Response
        We believe in preparing for the worst and hope for the best. During training you will have an opportunity to learn all of the emergency procedures for residence. In the event of a situation that requires emergency response, you'll be able to help facilitate the safety of the community with your knowledge and expertise. All Residence Advisors are trained as Fire Safety Floor Wardens and each Residence Advisor must have First Aid Training.

        Build Community
        Residence Advisors are the often the first point of contact for student concerns and the person to organize events or activities for their community. As the person who both facilitates concerns and is building connections with the community members, you have the opportunity to take a 360 degree approach to supporting students through the good as well as through the challenges.

        Meet with students one-on-one to provide support
        Being a student can be really challenging and we believe that Capilano University has some amazing services that can help students who are trying to overcome various challenges. This is why, during key points of the year, Residence Advisors connect with each student on a one-on-one basis to check in to see how everything is going and see if there is anything that we can do to help support students.

        Who is eligible to apply to become a Residence Advisor?

        Residence Advisors are full time students with good academic standing. RA's are required to maintain this standing throughout the duration of their contract. Additionally, Residence Advisors must abide by the Residence Standards, have a valid certification for Emergency First Aid with CPR/AED Level C or higher, and they must have completed a minimum of one semester at a university. 

        Why be a Residence Advisor?

        • You love interacting with people and helping to connect people with resources 
        • You would like to be part of a tight-knit community
        • You believe in celebrating diversity
        • You want to work on a small team of peers 
        • You are interested in working a part-time job during University 
        • You would like to increase your knowledge about the resources available at Capilano University and in Vancouver
        • You are looking to expand your skills and certificates 

        What are the benefits of being a Residence Advisor?

        All Residence Advisors are compensated with a single-dorm room and a meal plan. Part of the meal plan includes $500 of Dining Dollars to spend on campus. Additionally, you will receive training that will expand your transferable skills and help develop your professional resume. 

      • Questions or Concerns?

        Contact Bailey Kew

        Residence Life Facilitator, Student Housing Services

        604.986.1911 ext. 7952