Become a Residence Advisor

Why should you join the Residence Life team?

The Residence Life team is an inclusive, diverse and dynamic group that will encourage growth, teamwork, and leadership. We emphasize balanced development and healthy wellbeing of all our team members. It is a great opportunity to develop meaningful connections with teammates and people you meet along the way. It is also unique experience where you will get to apply and learn various workplace skills while being on the job.

What skills will you get to apply and further develop?

As a member of the Residence Life team, you will be given continuous opportunities to learn and develop skills. Structured training prior to the role and throughout the year is provided for topics such as leadership, role modelling, effective communication, sexual violence prevention education and bystander intervention. Through ongoing interactions with students and fellow team members, RAs, PAs, and RCs develop their intrapersonal skills invaluable to future professional opportunities.

What are Residence Advisors?

Residence Advisors (RA) are leaders in their residence community. Each RA is responsible for a wing or floor in their building. RAs are expected to get to know their communities, run educational events, support students’ wellbeing and ensure safety of all students. In collaboration with their house time and guidance from their Residence Coordinator and Residence Supervisors, RAs work as a team to foster a safe, inclusive and connected living environment for all students living in residence.

For full details on the RA role, please refer to the complete Job Description below.

Residence Advisor Job Description

How to Apply?

  1. Read RA Job Description thoroughly
  2. Fill out the application form online APPLICATION FORM
  3. Collect necessary documents for your application and upload to the Application Form.
    • Resume
    • Information of 2 references (Name and Contact Information)
    • Copy of Unofficial Transcript

Important Dates

  • June 1 – Applications Open
  • June 13 at 11:59 PM (ADT) – Applications Close
  • June 17 – Start of Panel Interviews
  • June 20 at 11:59 PM (ADT) – All Reference Forms due

More Questions?

Come to an information session to meet current Residence Life staff members. Find out more about the role and what to expect.

  • Tuesday June 8, 2021 from 7pm-8pm (ADT) – Virtual

Please register in advance to receive our Zoom Link: CLICK HERE to register

Contact us with questions by emailing residencelife@stu.ca, calling us at 506-452-0578, or visiting us in the Residence Life Office in George Martin Hall 303.