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Working in residence can turn out to be one of the best experiences you'll ever have. Not only will you have a lot of fun, but you will also gain valuable skills to add to your resume. Recruitment for student employment starts around January of each year and continues throughout the year. We offer opportunities with our Residence Life, Guest Accommodation, Housing and Residence Facilities team.  

Join our Residence Life team

Being part of the Residence Life team means fostering community and new friendships among entering students, current students, faculty and staff. It's about having fun!

Residence Life Student Staff applications for Summer 2024, and Fall 2024/Spring 2025, will be accepted on MyPlace@SFU. If you require assistance in completing an application, please email residence_life@sfu.ca

The Residence Life Student Staff positions at SFU are unionized positions with CUPE 3338. 

Letter of Understanding (PDF) | CUPE Collective Agreement (PDF) | LOA - Employee Absences (PDF)

Residence Student Staff Appointment and Placement Guidelines

RLS - Appointment and Placement Guidelines (PDF)

COMMUNITY ADVISOR
SUBMISSION DATE: POSITION NOT BEING FILLED AT THIS TIME

SUMMER 2024: $5,598 FOR 218 HOURS
COMBINED FALL 2024 & SPRING 2025: $10,426 FOR 406 HOURS  

Reporting to the Residence Life Coordinator (RLC), the Community Advisor (CA) is a part time, live-in student leadership position within the department of Residence & Housing. This position is essential to the development of a positive community and learning experience for residents. As the primary support for residents the CA assists in the creation of a safe and welcoming environment for all community members. Working closely with the Residence Life Management Team (RLMT) they assist with resident’s academic and social transition to university life and manage issues within the community to ensure safety, security, and wellbeing of residents.

JOB DESCRIPTION (PDF)  | EMAIL: residence_life@sfu.ca

CHANG CENTER COMMUNITY ADVISOR
SUBMISSION DATE: Position not being filled at this time

SUMMER 2024: $5,598 FOR 218 HOURS
COMBINED FALL 2024 & SPRING 2025: $10,426 FOR 406 HOURS 

Reporting to the Residence Life Coordinator (RLC), the Charles Chang Innovation Centre Community Advisor (Chang Centre CA) is a part time, live-in student leadership position within the department of Residence & Housing. This position is essential to the development of a positive community and learning experience for residents. As the primary support for residents, the Chang Centre CA assists in the creation of a safe and welcoming environment for all community members. Working closely with the Residence Life Management Team (RLMT) they assist with resident’s academic and social transition to university life and manage issues within the community to ensure safety, security, and wellbeing of residents.

JOB DESCRIPTION (PDF)  | EMAIL: residence_life@sfu.ca

AREA COORDINATOR
SUBMISSION DATE: Position not being filled at this time

SUMMER 2024: $6,700 FOR 258 HOURS
COMBINED FALL 2024 & SPRING 2025: $12,594 FOR 485 HOURS 

Reporting to the Residence Life Coordinator (RLC), the Area Coordinator (AC) is a part-time, live-in student leadership position within the department of Residence & Housing. This position is essential to the development of a positive community and learning experience for residents. The AC provides a high level of support and guidance to the residence community and a team of Community Advisors. As a member of the Residence Life Team (RLT), the AC facilitates the creation of a safe and welcoming environment for all community members and assists with resident’s academic and social transition to university life. Through the mentorship and support of a team of 4-14 CAs, the AC manages issues within the community to ensure the safety, security, and wellbeing of residents. In addition, the AC responds to after-hours incidents in a supportive capacity as part of an In night rotation, exercising sound judgment and problem solving skills, escalating calls to the Residence Life Management Team (RLMT) when necessary.

JOB DESCRIPTION (PDF)  | EMAIL: residence_life@sfu.ca

GRADUATE AREA COORDINATOR
SUBMISSION DATE: Position not being filled at this time

SUMMER 2024: $6,700 FOR 258 HOURS
COMBINED FALL 2024 & SPRING 2025: $12,594 FOR 485 HOURS 

Reporting to the Residence Life Coordinator (RLC), the Graduate Area Coordinator (AC) is a part-time, live-in student leadership position within the department of Residence & Housing living at the SFU Residences at the Charles Chang Innovation Centre (Chang Centre). This position is essential to the development of a positive community and learning experience for residents. The AC provides a high level of support to the residence community and a team of Community Advisors. As a member of the Residence Life Team (RLT), the AC facilitates the creation of a safe and welcoming environment for all community members and assists with resident’s academic and social transition to university life. Through the mentorship and support of a team of 4 CAs, the AC manages issues within the community to ensure the safety, security, and wellbeing of residents. In addition, the AC responds to after-hour incidents in a support capacity as part of an In Night rotation within Chang Centre, exercising sound judgment and problem solving skills, escalating calls to the Residence Life Management Team (RLMT) when necessary.

JOB DESCRIPTION (PDF)  | EMAIL: residence_life@sfu.ca

Beedie Living Learning Community Advisor
Submission Date: Position not being filled at this time

COMBINED FALL 2024 & SPRING 2025: $11,479 FOR 447

Reporting to the Residence Life Coordinator (RLC), the Beedie Living-Learning Community Advisor (LLCA) is a part time, live-in student leadership position within the department of Residence & Housing. This position is essential to the development of a positive community and learning experience for residents. As the primary support for residents the Beedie LLCA assists in the creation of a safe and welcoming environment for all community members. With a focus on students living in Living-Learning Communities (LLCs), the Beedie LLCA works closely with the Beedie School of Business and the Residence Leadership Team (RLMT) to assist with resident’s academic and social transition to university life. The Beedie LLCA also assists in the management of issues within the community to ensure safety, security and wellbeing of residents. SFU Beedie Student Preferred.

JOB DESCRIPTION (PDF) | EMAIL: residence_life@sfu.ca

Engaged Global Citizenship Living Learning Community Advisor
Submission Date: Position not being filled at this time

COMBINED FALL 2024 & SPRING 2025: $11,479 FOR 447

Reporting to the Residence Life Coordinator (RLC), the Engaged Global Citizenship Living-Learning Community Advisor (EGC LLCA) is a part time, live-in student leadership position within the department of Residence & Housing. This position is essential to the development of a positive community and learning experience for residents. As the primary support for residents the EGC LLCA assists in the creation of a safe and welcoming environment for all community members. With a focus on students living in the Engaged Global Citizenship Living-Learning Community (LLCs), the EGC LLCA works closely with the International Services for Students (ISS), Fraser International College (FIC), and the Residence Leadership Management Team (RLMT) to assist with resident’s academic and social transition to university life. The EGC LLCA also assists in the management of issues within the community to ensure safety, security and wellbeing of residents.

JOB DESCRIPTION (PDF)  | EMAIL: residence_life@sfu.ca

Join our Guest Accommodations Team   

Important Dates: 
February, 14, 2024 - Applications Available
February, 29, 2024 by 12:00pm (noon) - Applications Due

At SFU Guest Accommodations we are in the business of relationship building. We work hard to build relationships with the community, our clients and our guests.  We are committed to providing comfortable, convenient and affordable accommodation alongside SFU’s world class fitness facilities, modern academic meeting space and award winning dining facilities.

Summer Guest Accomodations Assistants (Part-time and Full-Time) - Hiring Four (4) Staff
Submission Date: Due February 29, 2024 by 12:00 Noon

Hourly Wage: $25

The SFU Guest Accommodations Team coordinates the stay of individual guests and groups between May and August in The Simon and private residence rooms. Under the direction of the Manager, Guest Accommodations, the Summer Guest Accomodations Assistant is responsible for working with various external and internal groups that stay in SFU Residence during the summer. This includes communicating with group coordinators and guests via email and phone to ensure contract deadlines are met, inspecting rooms prior to their arrival, preparing room keys, coordinating the check-in process, and acting as a point of contact for the group during their stay. Please note: these positions can qualify for a co-op term.

JOB DESCRIPTION (PDF) | APPLY NOW

Join our Housing team  

At Residence and Housing, we believe in building welcoming communities. We strive to be a leader in student housing services and educational programming and each member of our community plays a pivotal role in that.

Housing Services Associate (Continuing)
Submission Date: Position not being filled at this time

Acting as the first point of reference for all clients, the Housing Services Associate provides high levels of customer service related to Residence and Housing and Guest Accommodations. In accordance with university policies and department procedures, the Housing Services Associate responds to general enquiries and problems regarding applications, reservations, maintenance requests, payments, lost keys and room selections. They receive and process payments for all services and materials supplied through Residence & Housing, and are responsible for maintaining accurate student and guest records. Please note: flexible hours are required as part of the 24/7 desk.

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Housing Services Associate (Temporary)
Submission Date: Position not being filled at this time

Acting as the first point of reference for all clients, the Housing Services Associate provides high levels of customer service related to Residence and Housing and Guest Accommodations. In accordance with university policies and department procedures, the Housing Services Associate responds to general enquiries and problems regarding applications, reservations, maintenance requests, payments, lost keys and room selections. They receive and process payments for all services and materials supplied through Residence & Housing, and are responsible for maintaining accurate student and guest records. Please note: flexible hours are required as part of the 24/7 desk.

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Housing Services Associate (Temporary)
Submission Date: Position not being filled at this time

Acting as the first point of reference for all clients, the Housing Services Associate provides high levels of customer service related to Residence and Housing and Guest Accommodations. In accordance with university policies and department procedures, the Housing Services Associate responds to general enquiries and problems regarding applications, reservations, maintenance requests, payments, lost keys and room selections. They receive and process payments for all services and materials supplied through Residence & Housing, and are responsible for maintaining accurate student and guest records. 

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Housing Services Associate (Temporary)
Submission Date: Position not being filled at this time

Acting as the first point of reference for all clients, the Housing Services Associate provides high levels of customer service related to Residence and Housing and Guest Accommodations. In accordance with university policies and department procedures, the Housing Services Associate responds to general enquiries and problems regarding applications, reservations, maintenance requests, payments, lost keys and room selections. They receive and process payments for all services and materials supplied through Residence & Housing, and are responsible for maintaining accurate student and guest records. 

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Join our Facilities team

The Residence facilities team mission is to effectively and efficiently provide stewardship of buildings and lands to support the residents and staff community in pursuit of excellence in their individual and institutional, academic teaching, research and community objectives.

Room Condition Inspector
Submission Date: Position not being filled at this time

Reporting to the Coordinator, Residence Facilities Services, the Room Condition Inspector enters and visually inspects occupied student residence units throughout the term, and vacant residence units at the end of the term.  The incumbent determines and records the condition and cleanliness of the units and any missing inventory, and provides recommendations for maintenance to be completed prior to units being cleaned and released for occupancy as needed.

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