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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  

  • Fall 2022 - Volunteer for Move-in (see below for volunteer roles)
  • Fall 2022 - Residence Ambassador (see below for job description and how to apply)
    • Open until August 8, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Fall 2022 - Residence Influencers (see below for job description and how to apply)
    • Open until September 7, 2022 at 6:00 p.m
    • Only accepting applications from CLV-South and Minota Hagey residents 
  • Fall 2022/Winter 2023 - Apply to be a Tutoring Program Assistant (see below for job description)
    • Open until August 8, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Fall 2022 - Residents’ Council Executives (see below for job description)
    • Open until September 2, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

*The Front Desk Assistant, Peer Leader, Residence Don, and Residence Engagement Leader positions are part of the Student Development and Residence Experience (SDRX) team. Please note that successful candidates are only allowed to hold one SDRX position per term. Candidates who successfully secure a REL position will be moved into a Residence Don position if one becomes available. 

Please contact if you have any question or concerns regarding your application if you applied through the Spring 2022 to Winter 2023 hiring form. 

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: Fall 2022, Winter 2023, Spring 2023, Fall 2024, 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  

Move-in roles

Student Move-in Coordinator

Student Move-in Coordinators (SMCs) manage the planning and day-to-day operations of the Fall 2022 move-in. This includes volunteer management, event management, and volunteer training and development. For inquiries regarding this role please contact

Student Move-in Coordinator job description

Move-in Volunteers

Move-in volunteers will help during the Fall 2022 move-in period to create a welcoming atmosphere for students and staff, directing traffic and helping students transport their belongings to their room. Please note these are unpaid positions (see below for positions). Please direct questions regarding these roles to   

  • Wayfinders: Be the first point of contact when our residents arrive on campus. You’ll be a friendly face helping our residents follow the right path to their right destination.

  • Movers: Carry students’ belongings to their rooms and support unloading zones to ensure that cars are not left unattended. You’ll create a positive, welcoming atmosphere and experience for incoming residents and their parents – we will depend on your energy and enthusiasm. 

Sign up here to volunteer for move-in!


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

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).  

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. 

First-Year Don job description

Upper-Year Don job description

Grad Don job description

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. Please contact with any questions. 

Team Leader 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 (FDA's)

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

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. 

ARBUS Peer Leader job description

GBDA Peer Leader job description

Science Peer Leader job description

Kinesiology and Health Sciences Peer Leader job description

Recreation and Leisure Studies Peer Leader job description

School of Public Health Sciences 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 

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.


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 for postings, and please contact with any questions. This is currently a volunteer position. 

Residents' Council Executives

Residents’ Council is recruiting for 8 available roles for residents with an active Fall 2022 contract located with UW Campus Housing. The Application can be accessed by submitting answers to this form before September 2. 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