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 for the most up to date opportunities. 

Current 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 for current postings. If you have any questions, please contact

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 for current postings, and please contact 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 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 for current postings. 

Team Leader Position

Desk Services Trainer Position


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.

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



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

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. 


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. If you have any questions, please contact

Apply now to the Arts and Business Peer Leader application. The application is open until August 3 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. 


Upcoming Opportunities  

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. 

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.