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Graduate Advisor - Ryerson University

updated on 9:11 AM, May 17, 2021
Province: Toronto, Ontario
Position: Graduate Advisor
Deadline: May 31, 2021

Job Description / Duties

Each GA will work in one of two Area Teams; Pitman Hall or DCC/ILC. Each Area Team has one Residence Life Facilitator and approximately 20 student staff.
Under the direction of the RLF, the GA will work on various projects, including but not limited to: community development and curriculum, student conduct management, leadership development, and supporting Residence Council initiatives for approximately 10 hours/week.
The GA must be available to work during annual hiring carousels (Late January-Early February).
The GA is required to live in residence and will be provided with a bachelor suite within residence.


Follow up with reports of low-level student conduct violations; meet with students and assign sanctions.

Provide on-going coaching and advising to the Residence Council. This includes regular attendance at Residence Council Executive meetings and council wide meetings.

Support with Council initiatives (i.e. event logistics, purchasing supplies, campus space bookings, risk management etc.)

Participate in recruitment, selection, training and development of Residence Life Staff, including assisting with hiring carousels in Winter term.

Maintain databases for the “Residence Hero” program, recognizing residence student contributions to the community.

Regular 1:1 meetings with the Residence Life Facilitator to discuss updates and upcoming projects.

Prepare and facilitate August training sessions on topics such as leadership, community development and peer support
Other duties as assigned

Qualifications / Required Skills

Must be live within residence.
Must be a graduate student at an accredited university during term of employment.
Must be willing to work flexible hours, including weeknights and occasional weekends (i.e. Residence Council events; staff meetings.)
Must have completed a minimum or 3 years of post-secondary studies; undergraduate degree preferred.
Previous leadership experience required; work in student housing an asset.
Good study habits, time management skills, organization, goal setting, problem solving and multitasking skills.
Good communication and interpersonal skills required
Ability to exercise independent judgement, take initiative and be creative.
A satisfactory criminal reference check.
Must vacate room during Winter Break (December 19, 2021 at noon - January 9, 2022 at noon) as per Residence Contract.

Additional Information


GA will be expected to pay all residence fees for their residence accommodation.
Compensation will be equivalent to the value of the assigned room plus additional stipend of $2000.
Graduate Advisor has the option to purchase a meal plan.

Bachelor-style apartment with private washroom and cooking facilities
Shared laundry facilities on-site


Application deadline is Monday, May 31 at 11:59pm
Please submit a resume and cover letter by email to res.hiring@ryerson.ca with the subject line “GA Application”.

Salary: Compensation will be equivalent to the value of the assigned room plus additional stipend of $2000.

Contact Information

awhitfield@ryerson.ca, ryan.doherty@ryerson.ca

Employer Profile

Ryerson University houses over 1100 residents in 3 residence buildings. Living in residence has many advantages, including the chance to meet friends and develop a community with people from across Canada and around the world. The growth and development of the residence community is facilitated by upper-year students on the Residence Life Team; including Residence Advisors, Academic Links, and Community Leaders.

In turn, the Residence Life Team is supported by the Residence Life Management Team, which includes two Residence Life Facilitators (RLFs) and the Associate Director, Residence Life and Education. Graduate Advisors (GAs) work with the Management team to support the student staff team and the overall Residence community. These positions offer graduate students a chance to apply their education in a practical setting, gain valuable skills they will use throughout their career, and the opportunity to positively impact the lives of incoming Ryerson students.