Residence Advisor Application

      • 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 your resume and cover letter. We hope to hear from you soon!

      • 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. 

      • Here is a link to review the Residence Advisor Job Description.

        Here is a link to review the Senior Residence Advisor Job Description

      • Residence Advisor Application

        Please note that in addition to completing this form, you are required to email your resume and cover letter to Thank you. 

      • First name:
        Last name:   *required 
        Student number:   *required
        CapU email:   *required 

        Please provide one professional or character reference who can confirm your suitability for the Residence Advisor position. This might include a former employer, instructor, colleague or anyone else (other than a member of your immediate family) you feel can adequately speak to your qualifications.
        Reference name:   *required
        Reference position:   *required
        Reference email:   *required
        Reference phone:  
        Interviews for the RA position will be held until the position is filled. Interviews can be conducted by Skype or phone for applicants who will not be in the Vancouver area during the interview process. If you have an extenuating circumstance that will prevent you from being available on either day, please leave this section blank and indicate so alongside your emailed resume and cover letter.



        Residence Advisor Application Terms

        1.  I understand that, as part of the application process, a search of my academic and non-academic conduct records with Capilano University Student Affairs will be conducted and I consent to the exchange of information for the purposes of ascertaining my qualifications for being a Residence Advisor. If I have any questions about what will be shared, I can contact student affairs at, or call 604.983.7531.

        2. I understand that in order to be a student employee at Capilano University, I must be in good academic standing with the University. This means that my cumulative and most recent term GPA must be above 1.80. I consent to a search of my academic record to confirm my academic standing as it relates to my eligibility for this position.

        3. I understand that, should I be offered and accept a position as a Residence Advisor, I may be required to submit a satisfactory Canadian Criminal Record Check.

        4. I understand that, should I be offered and accept a position as a Residence Advisor, I will be required to live in and maintain a presence in CapU Residence for the 2018-2019 Academic terms.
        5. I understand that, should I wish to live in CapU Residence beginning in Fall 2018 even if I am not successful in becoming an RA, I must submit a separate application to live in residence.

        6. I consent to Capilano University contacting the reference listed above for the purposes of determining my suitability for the Residence Advisor position.

         7. I understand that, in order for this application to be considered complete, I must email a completed resume and cover letter to and include the subject line "Residence Advisor Application".


      • Questions or Concerns?

        Contact Bailey Kew

        Residence Life Facilitator, Student Housing Services

        604.986.1911 ext. 7952