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Residence Coordinator - Memorial University of Newfoundland - St. John's Campus

updated on 7:03 AM, May 16, 2022
Province: St. John's, Newfoundland
Position: Residence Coordinator
Deadline: June 3, 2022

Job Description / Duties


Residence Coordinators are our live-in, part-time employees who provide support, guidance, and direction for the 100+ residents (and student staff, as applicable). Residence Coordinators report to the Supervisor of the Residence Life Office and are responsible for identifying and addressing student needs, developing and delivering activities and programming, completing a variety of administrative tasks, and as applicable, supervising student staff. Residence Coordinators are expected to demonstrate a commitment to the work and mandate of the Residence Life Office by fostering academic achievement, individual student development, and community mindedness, as well as being positive role models for young adults. Residence Coordinators are in a position of trust and must exercise sound judgment, possess exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, and be capable of working collaboratively with the residents, other members of the university community. The work of the Residence Coordinators is almost exclusively carried out during the evenings and weekends. Residence Coordinators are subject to supporting duties at another of Memorial’s residences depending on schedule and demand.

Qualifications / Required Skills


An undergraduate degree (preferably in education, social sciences, or human services); or any equivalent combination of experience and training. The ideal candidate will have experience with crisis response, conflict/issue resolution and emergency management, along with excellent communication skills, and good judgement under pressure. The ideal candidate would have experience living and/or working on a university or college campus. Experience in supervising or mentoring students and/or the development and delivery of educational programming for a young adult population would be considered an asset. A Police Records Check with a Vulnerable Sector Query from the local police authority will be required. Compliance with Memorial’s Procedure for Vaccination Requirement (COVID – 19) is a condition of employment.

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 $1,500 per semester plus accommodations and some amenities

Contact Information

Residence Life Office


Employer Profile

As Newfoundland and Labrador’s only university, Memorial has a special obligation to the people of this province. Established as a memorial to the Newfoundlanders who lost their lives on active service during the First World War and subsequent conflicts, Memorial University draws inspiration from these sacrifices of the past as we help to build a better future for our province, our country and our world.

The Residence Life Office is responsible for the educational and social aspects of life in Memorial University’s residences. 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, along with returning students. 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 in residence. 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 family within an independent living community.