Waterloo Residences acknowledges that we live and work on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg, and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes ten kilometers on each side of the Grand River.
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.
Please note that due to COVID-19, opportunities within residence are limited. Check leads.uwaterloo.ca for the most up to date opportunities.
Residence Life Don
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. Check leads.uwaterloo.ca for current postings. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
Residence Life Team Leader
Residence Life Team Leaders foster positive team culture amongst the Residence Life team, provide mentorship and guidance to Dons and residents with community concerns, support strategic initiatives that foster student engagement, and help ensure residence and university policies are understood and followed by residents. uphold residence and University policies. This position requires strong team building, communication and leadership skills, as well as good judgement and a sincere desire to contribute to the Residence Life program. Check leads.uwaterloo.ca for current postings, and please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Front Desk Assistant
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. Check leads.uwaterloo.ca for current postings.
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. Check leads.uwaterloo.ca for current postings.
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 email@example.com with any questions.
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 take the lead on coordinating the virtual Drop-in Tutoring Program by scheduling tutoring sessions, supporting the Tutors, and managing inquiries related to tutoring. Tutoring Program Assistant roles are typically hired in the term prior to the position starting (e.g. Winter 2021 will be hired during Fall 2020 term). Applications will be posted on LEADS. If you have questions about the Tutoring Program Assistant role, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Drop-in Tutoring program provides students with a welcoming environment where students receive support and are encouraged to develop their academic skills. Tutors are hired each term to run drop-in tutoring sessions for first year courses in specific subjects. Prospective applicants must be in good academic standing as determined by their Faculty, and must have done well in the courses being offered. Courses offered changes each term based on the academic course offerings and the faculties. Tutor roles are typically hired in the term prior to the position starting (e.g. Winter 2021 will be hired during Fall 2020 term). Applications for all positions will be posted on LEADS. If you have questions about the Tutoring role, please contact email@example.com.
Undergraduate Residence Advisory Committee
Looking to get involved in your residence community? We are looking for residents to join the Undergraduate Residence Advisory Committee. What is it? The Undergraduate Residence Advisory Committee (URAC) serves as a forum for residents to share their feedback collaboratively and discuss solutions regarding policy changes in Campus Housing. Check leads.uwaterloo.ca for postings, and please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. This is currently a volunteer position.
Residence Ambassadors are students currently living in Residence who give insightful and engaging tours of our residence facilities to prospective students and their families.
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).
Residence Fees Contract Appeals Committee
A committee of students and staff who evaluate and make decisions on contract appeal submissions. This is a volunteer position.
Student Computing Consultant
Undergraduate students who work part-time to help other students with technology. You can learn more about this role here.