Jobs & Leadership

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Get involved in your community! 

Campus Housing  provides a variety of opportunities for you to get involved, build your skills, collect a paycheque, and prepare for your future  career.  Unless  otherwise stated, all positions are paid.   

Current Opportunities 

Spring 2024

  • Special Event Residence Ambassador 
    • Help support You @ Waterloo Day on Saturday May 25. 
    • Apply by Friday May 17 at 11:59 p.m. by emailing your cover letter and resume to a2qasim@uwaterloo.ca
    • You do not need to living in residence to apply for this position.
    • See the job description below for more information
  • Student Move-in Coordinator (SMC)  
    • We are currently hiring student staff to support with the Fall 2024 move-in period.  See job description below for more information.  Applications for this position will be open May 14, 2024 through June 4, 2024 (the application portal will close at 12 noon).  Click here to submit your application.

Student Development and Residence Experience (SDRX)* is currently recruiting for the following positions: 

Fall 2024 

  • Residence Life Don (Graduate & Student Family Community) 

Fall 2024 & Winter 2025 

  • Residence Engagement Leader 

  • Peer Leader 

Keep scrolling to view job descriptions for the positions listed above as well as instructions on how to submit your application. We will be accepting applications until 12:00pm May 24, 2024. 

Please contact  hirehousing@uwaterloo.ca  if you have any questions or concerns regarding your application. 

*Please note that successful candidates that have applied to positions on the Student Development and Residence Experience (SDRX) team are only allowed to hold one position per term.

STEPS TO APPLY FOR SDRX STUDENT STAFF POSITIONS 

1) Decide what role(s) you would like to apply for.  

Take some time to review the job descriptions, speak to someone currently in the role and/or REGISTER for one of our virtual information sessions: 

  •  May 14, 2024 @ 7:00 p.m. 
  • May 23, 2024 @ 7:00 p.m. 

2) Prepare your application. 

  • Check out our helpful Application Guide (see below). Here you will find all the questions you will need to complete in the application as well as helpful tips for writing your resume and cover letter. This is also where you can find the recruitment timeline! 
  • We recommend completing all the components of your application prior to starting the application form.

IMPORTANT!! Applications for SDRX roles will not be accepted beyond 12:00 p.m. May 24, 2024. 

You will have 7 working days to complete your application after you access the link above. If you need to leave your application before completing all your answers you can do so by accessing the link from the same device, you started it on.  

When you have successfully submitted your application, you will receive an email confirmation including a copy of your application.  If you have not received an email confirmation your application was not submitted correctly, please go back into the application form and complete all components. 

If you are unable to complete your application within 7 days your entry will be deleted. Please contact hirehousing@uwaterloo.ca if you have any questions or concerns regarding your application. 


Student Development and Residence Experience recruitment timeline Fall 2023 to Spring 2024

Please note - that the timelines below are for when we hire during each term. Roles are subject to change - this timeline is for awareness of when SDRX will be hiring for specific roles. See below for more details.   


SDRX hiring timeline dates.

Future Opportunities Mailing List

Please note:  This form is  not  a job application. By submitting your information you agree to be added to a mailing list to be reached out for positions available based on your form submission.  


Learn more about the student staff job opportunities in Campus Housing  

Occupancy and Marketing 

Residence Ambassador

Residence Ambassadors are students currently living in Residence who give insightful and engaging tours of our residence facilities (including their rooms) to prospective students and their families.

Residence Ambassador job description and application (DOCX)

Student Housing Administrator

Student Housing Administrators work out of the Housing office, and provide support to students with residence or off-campus housing inquires. Check leads.uwaterloo.ca for current postings, and please contact housing@uwaterloo.ca with any questions.

Student Housing Administrator job description

Special Event Residence Ambassador

SERAs give tours of rooms or suites, and residence facilities, during special event dates (Fall Open House, March Break Open House, or You @Waterloo Day).

Special Event Residence Ambassador job description and application (DOCX)

Marketing Advisory Board

The Marketing Advisory Board (MAB) is a group of students who meet three times a term with the Campus Housing marketing team to share their insights, opinions and ideas on Housing, marketing and communications strategies. This is a great way for students to get involved, meet new people, gain experience for their résumé, share opinions and truly make an impact. 


Residence Life 

Dons

Dons are upper-year or graduate student leaders who bring their enthusiasm for university life and the student experience to our residence communities.  Dons provide mentorship, support and an engaging environment where students can interact and get to know one another. They  live in residence and support  students  by: building community, sharing valuable services and resources on campus, organizing events and activities,  and ensuring that residence policies are followed. Please contact hirehousing@uwaterloo.ca with any questions.

Residence Life Don - Undergraduate Community job description

Residence Life Don - Graduate Student Family Community job description

Residence Life Team Leader (Graduate & Student Family Community) 

The Residence Life Team Leader (Team Leader) provides leadership and support to the Residence Life program in order to foster a positive residence experience conducive to successful academic study and personal development. This position requires strong team building skills, excellent communication skills, proven leadership ability, good judgement, and a sincere desire to contribute to the Residence Life program. The Team Leader is expected to foster positive team culture amongst Grad Dons, provide mentorship and guidance to Grad Dons and residents with community concerns, foster student engagement, and uphold residence and University policies.   Please contact hirehousing@uwaterloo.ca if you have any questions about this position. 

Residence Life Team Leader (Graduate & Student Family Community) job description

Residence Engagement Leader 

Residence Engagement Leaders (RELs) foster positive community culture in residence and plan events to make great memories for students in residence, while also holding a waitlist position on the Residence Life Don team list. RELs are required to have a residence contract and commit to approximately 20 hours a month of community building in residence. The role requires excellent event planning skills, communication skills, time management, organization, and good judgement. Please contact hirehousing@uwaterloo.ca with any questions. 

NOTE: Candidates being considered for the REL position are not required to submit an application to live in residence prior to applying for this role. Successful candidates are guaranteed a space in residence and can apply to Campus Housing after they have been offered the position.  

Residence Engagement Leader job description


Residence Services 

Front Desk Assistant (FDAs)

FDAs are dynamic student leaders who are hired to provide outstanding customer service to students, parents, visitors, staff and faculty. FDAs work across all of our residence communities and their Front Desks to cover our hours of operation (which can include days, evenings, overnights, weekends, and holidays. Please contact hirehousing@uwaterloo.ca with any questions.

Front Desk Assistant job description

Student Move-in Coordinator (SMC) 

Student Move-in Coordinators (SMCs) manage the planning and day-to-day operations of the fall move-in. This includes volunteer management, event management, and volunteer training and development. See the job description below for more details about this exciting opportunity. Please contact hirehousing@uwaterloo.ca if you have any questions about this position. 
 

Student Move-in Coordinator job description 

Desk Services Leadership Team

Desk Services Team Leaders and Desk Services Trainers are dynamic student leaders who are hired to provide support, mentorship and guidance for Front Desk Assistants (FDAs). Both Team Leaders and Trainers must have previous experience within Desk Services as a Front Desk Assistant. These roles work across all of our residence communities and uphold the same responsibilities and duties of a Front Desk Assistant, in addition to any responsibilities outlined by these roles. Please contact hirehousing@uwaterloo.ca with any questions.

Team Leader job description

Desk Services Trainer job description


Residence Learning 

Tutoring Program Assistant

The Drop-in Tutoring program provides students with a welcoming environment where students receive support and are encouraged to develop their academic skills. Tutoring Program Assistants (TPAs) are hired each term to serve as the room host to support the coordination, delivery, and evaluation of the Drop-in Tutoring offerings. The position will work with the Program and Resources Coordinator, Tutors, and Student Success Office staff to support the needs of tutoring participants. Please contact hirehousing@uwaterloo.ca with any questions.

Tutoring Program Assistant job description

Peer Leaders

Peer Leaders are upper-year undergraduate student mentors in programs offered in the Living Learning Communities. Peer Leaders create academic and social opportunities for students to interact with faculty and program-specific resources including instructors, academic advisors, student societies and clubs, academic skill development workshops, study sessions, and more.

Peer Leader job description


Residence Research  

Student Researcher (SR)

Student researchers are upper year students who assist in conducting research in Campus Housing. They are involved in collecting, analyzing, and reporting research data and they report directly to the Principal Investigator of their assigned research project. Depending on the research project, student researchers will learn basic information about conducting research, conducting interviews, designing surveys, supervising study participants, and analyzing and reporting data. Student researchers are required to follow research ethics and procedures as well as maintain confidentiality. If you are interested in being directly involved in research and have strong work ethic, then this is a job for you!

Please apply through the link listed under Current Opportunities at the top of this page.

For general questions, please contact hirehousing@uwaterloo.ca.

For research-related questions, pleasesend all your inquiries to the Principal Investigator Dr. Hend Shalan, Research Analyst, Campus Housing Department at hend.shalan@uwaterloo.ca.

Student Researcher job description


Other student engagement opportunities in Campus Housing 

Residence Fees Contract Appeals Committee  Representative

The Appeals Committee Student Representative helps evaluate and make decisions on contract appeal submissions. This is a volunteer position and a great way to build your skills, requiring only a few hours each term! Our ideal volunteer is a current Undergraduate student who is (1) currently living in residence, or has experience of living in residence, (2) is a positive influence in their community, (3) has good academic standing.

Residents Council Executives

Are you looking for an opportunity to engage with your residence community? Do you have a passion for event planning or student advocacy? Residence Council is hiring students with active Spring 2024 contracts in UWP/Minota Hagey, and we want you! We’re recruiting for 9 roles including President (1), Vice President of Finance (1), Vice President of Communications (1), and Members at Large (6). No matter your skillset, there’s a spot for you. Applications are open until 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 9 so don’t miss out and fill out your application formtoday. Brief descriptions of each role can be accessed through the form, any questions can be directed to njmelcho@uwaterloo.ca.  

Student Computing Consultant

Undergraduate students who work part-time to help other students with technology. You can learn more about this role here.