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Residence Life Advisor - Memorial University

updated on 9:13 AM, July 28, 2021
Province: St Johns, Newfoundland
Position: Residence Life Advisor
Deadline: August 5, 2021

Job Description / Duties

The Residence Life Officers (Residence Life Advisors; RLAs) are live-in, full-time employees reporting to the Manager of the Residence Life Office. The RLAs act as the first point of contact in the Residence Life Office for front-line issues management for students living in residence with diverse backgrounds, interests, and needs. RLAs provide advice, guidance, and support for residents and the Residence Life student staff and serve as leadership for student staff during times of crisis. Duties include supervising student staff; meeting with students to identify and address student issues and needs; researching, designing, and implementing campus-wide Residence Life activities and programming; reviewing incident reports and providing follow-up; chairing staff meetings; coordinating training and development for all part-time and student staff; including recruiting facilitators, developing learning objectives and managing an on-line training database; promoting mental health supports and a well-balanced lifestyle; liaising with other university units, and departments as needed; maintain availability and a presence on campus; working collaboratively with Student Unions and House Society Executives; the RLA role models visibility, availability, and approachability with all staff, student-staff, and students, which includes engaging in evening and weekend responsibilities with the community. Irregular hours, extended workdays, and attendance at events, meetings, programs, and functions are often required; performing other related duties as required.

The RLAs are also on-duty (rotating) after hours (evenings and weekends) and must respond to incidents that occur in residences. The successful applicant will be required to live on-campus in a provided apartment and must be comfortable with living and working in a residential campus environment. Taxable benefits for this role include a non-furnished apartment.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Experience (1-3 years) working in residence life and on-campus living in a residence complex of similar size; and graduation with an undergraduate degree preferably in education or social sciences; or any equivalent combination of experience and training is required. Experience and skill in conflict mediation, dispute resolution, and case management. Knowledge of and experience with StarRez student housing software an asset. Experience in student development theory, creation and delivery of training programs for peer professionals, and coursework towards a Master’s degree would be considered assets. A Police Records Check with a Vulnerable Sector Query, from the local police authority will be required. Emergency First Aid & CPR and Mental Health First required within 30 days of employment.

CLOSING DATE August 5, 2021

Additional Information

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to applicants who are legally entitled to work in Canada. Memorial University is committed to employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, people of any sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression; Indigenous peoples; visible minorities and racialized people; and people with disabilities.

The personal information requested in your application is collected under the authority of the Memorial University Act (RSNL 1990 c M-7) for the purpose of identifying and recruiting candidates; assessing applicant qualifications; and maintaining records pertaining to the administration of employment with Memorial University of Newfoundland.

If you are a successful candidate, this information will form part of your permanent employment record and will be used for other activities related to the employment process. This information may be disclosed to government departments and agencies as legally required; and to third party service providers, as necessary to administer programs and activities.

If you have any questions about the collection, use and disclosure of the information on this form, please contact MyHR, Department of Human Resources, at myhr@mun.ca.

Please be advised that we are unable to provide updates on current competitions.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Salary: SALARY $49,602- $74,399 per annum (Management and Professional)

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Employer Profile

The Residence Life Office is responsible for educational and social aspects of life in Memorial University’s residences and providing support and guidance to the residence student population. Home to approximately 2000 students, Paton College, Macpherson College and Burton’s Pond apartments are more than just a convenient place for our students to live; they are a dynamic and diverse community wherein our students are given the opportunity to thrive and develop inside and outside of the classroom.

Paton College was rebuilt and renovated in 2015 and offers a home primarily to students who are in their first year of studies or away from home for the first time. Paton College also offers Living Learning Communities: areas within residence where students with similar interests or academic programs live together on the same floor or area. Opened in 2014, Macpherson College has two wings, each home to approximately 250 students, commonly balanced of both first year and returning independent students in their second year and beyond. Rooms are suite-style with private bedrooms and semi-private washrooms. Burton’s Pond offers apartment style living to senior students, graduate students and families within an independent living community. These communities are supported by Student Residences full-time staff, over 10 part-time staff and over 50 student staff.