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

  • Residence Ambassador (see job description and how to apply below)
    • We recommend applying by September 22; applications may remain open later depending on interest
  • Special Events Residence Ambassador (see job description and how to apply below)
    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​We recommend applying by November 3; applications may remain open later depending on interest

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. 

Under the terms section, you may write multiple answers from the following options: Winter 2023, Spring 2023, Fall 2023, Winter 2024.Under positions section, you may write multiple answers from the following options: Occupancy & Marketing, Residence Life, Residence Services, Residence Learning

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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 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 for current postings, and please contact 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)

Residence Influencers

Residence Influencers (RI) are the first people that prospective and incoming students meet when they visit Campus Housing social sites. We are looking for insightful, enthusiastic, and charismatic individuals who are passionate about sharing their residence experience to create video content.

Residence Influencer job description


Residence Life 


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 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 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 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 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 2023 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 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 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 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

For research-related questions, please send all your inquiries to the Principal Investigator Dr. Hend Shalan, Research Analyst, Campus Housing Department at

Student Researcher job description

Other student engagement opportunities in Campus Housing 

Residence Fees Contract Appeals Committee  Representative

The Appeals Committee is looking for one Student Representative to help 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

Residence Council is recruiting for 8 available roles for residents with an active spring 2023 contract located in UWP/Minota Hagey. Complete the application form before May 15. Offers to interview will be sent out in waves so be sure to apply early! Brief descriptions of each role can be accessed through the form, any questions can be directed to

Student Computing Consultant

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