Position: Graduate Advisor
Deadline: June 20, 2022
Job Description / Duties
Each GA will work in one of two Area Teams; Pitman Hall or DCC/ILLC. Each Area Team has one Residence Life Facilitator and
approximately 20 Resident Advisors.
Under the direction of the Associate Director, and in collaboration with the RLFs, 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 a total of approximately 10-15 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.
● Timely follow up with reports of low-level student conduct violations; meet with students and assign sanctions.
● Work with the Residence Programming and Academic Initiatives Facilitator to provide on-going coaching and
advising to the Residence Council. This includes regular attendance at Residence Council Executive meetings and
council wide meetings.
● Plan and execute the Residence Hero program, including advertising the program, maintaining a database for
submissions, planning and executing the Residence Hero Gala.
● 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.
● Regular 1:1 meetings with the AD, Residence Life and Education and area Residence Life Facilitator to discuss updates and
● Prepare and facilitate August training sessions on topics such as leadership, community development and peer support
● Other duties as assigned including large scale projects like move-in day, room sweeps, and hiring
Qualifications / Required Skills
● Must be a student in a graduate or professional program 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;
● Must have completed a minimum or 3 years of post-secondary studies; undergraduate degree preferred.
● Must be able to live within residence and will be required to adhere to the residence policies
● 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 judgment, take initiative and be creative.
● A satisfactory criminal reference check.
● Must vacate room during Winter Break (December 18, 2022 at noon - January 8, 2023 at noon) as per Residence Contract.
● Compensation is equivalent to the value of the assigned room and additional fees plus additional stipend of $2000.00
● The Graduate Advisor will be expected to pay all residence fees for their residence accommodation
● The Graduate Advisor has the option to purchase a meal plan, not required
● Apartment style with washroom and cooking facilities
● Shared laundry facilities on-site
Salary: $2000 + cost of room
Please submit a resume and cover letter by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “GA Application”.
If you have any questions please contact email@example.com
Toronto Metropolitan 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 Toronto Metropolitan University students.