We are currently hiring Residence Advisors for the 2018-2019 Academic year.
The Residence Advisor position will remain open until filled. We encourage you to submit your application in a timely manor as the process will be closed upon finding the final successful candidate. There are two steps to completing the application: 1) Complete the form below; 2) Email firstname.lastname@example.org your resume and cover letter. We hope to hear from you soon!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here is a link to review the Residence Advisor Job Description.
Here is a link to review the Senior Residence Advisor Job Description.
Please note that in addition to completing this form, you are required to email your resume and cover letter to email@example.com. Thank you.
Residence Advisor Application Terms
Questions or Concerns?
Contact Bailey Kew
Residence Life Facilitator, Student Housing Services
604.986.1911 ext. 7952
Capilano University | 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver, British Columbia Canada V7J 3H5 Tel: 604.986.1911
Sunshine Coast | 5627 Inlet Avenue, Sechelt, British Columbia Canada V0N 3A0 Tel: 604.885.9310
Capilano University is named after Chief Joe Capilano, an important leader of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh) Nation of the Coast Salish people. We respectfully acknowledge that our campuses are located on the territories of the Lil’wat, Musqueam, Sechelt (shíshálh), Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.