Current Postings

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 many valuable skills to add to your resume. Recruitment for student employment starts around January of each year and continues throughout the year.

Experiences You Can Get

  • Organization and time management
  • Learn to be a team player
  • Customer Service
  • Liase with various representatives and departments across campus
  • Balance a changing work schedule
  • Professionalism
  • Learn to speak with group organizers and customers
  • Gain confidence in your work and skills
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Sales 
  • How to conduct yourself in a professional environment
  • Meet and work with a wide range of people and groups
  • Computer Skills
  • Decision Making Responsibilities

Positions Available

Positions currently under review:

  • International Programming Assistant 

Community Advisor

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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 Leadership Team (RLT) 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. 

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CCIC Community Advisor

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Reporting to the Residence Life Coordinator (RLC), the Charles Chang Innovation Centre Community Advisor (CCIC 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 CCIC CA assists in the creation of a safe and welcoming environment for all community members. 

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Living-Learning Community Advisor

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Reporting to the Residence Life Coordinator (RLC), the 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 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 LLCA works closely with Campus partners and the Residence Leadership Team (RLT) to assist with resident’s academic and social transition to university life.

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Summer Senior Community Advisor

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Reporting to the Residence Life Coordinator (RLC), the Senior Community Advisor (SCA) 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 SCA assists in the creation of a safe and welcoming environment for all community members. Working closely with the Residence Leadership Team (RLT) they assist with resident’s academic and social transition to university life and manage issues within the community to ensure the safety, security, and wellbeing of residents. 

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Area Coordinator

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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 to the residence community and a team of Community Advisors.  As a member of the Residence Leadership 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. 

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Graduate Area Coordinator

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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 living at the SFU Residences at the Charles Chang Innovation Centre (CCIC). 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 Leadership 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. 

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Orientation Assistant

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The Orientation Assistant (OA) supports the transition of new students to living in the SFU residence community by facilitating the planning and development of residence orientation, residence move-in and transitional programming. The OA does this by assisting in the recruitment, hiring and training of the Residence Welcome Team (RWT).  The OA also works closely with Residence and Housing team and the RWT to plan and deliver residence move-in days as well as residence orientation and transitional programming.

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Programming Assistant

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The Programming Assistant (PA) supports the Residence Life Management Team in the research, creation and implementation of programs, and student engagement initiatives within the residence community.  Under the direction of the Coordinator, Residence Orientation & Community Development (Coordinator, ROCD) the PA will research and explore the Residence Curricular model as well as best practices for community development and relationship building within Canadian residence communities. 

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About Student Conference Coordinators

Being a Student Conference Coordinator is about working with your team to plan for and organize conference groups. It’s about providing exceptional customer service. It’s about responding to and following up with the concerns and questions of conference groups, ensuring that the check-in and check-out process is well planned and runs smoothly. It’s about doing what needs to be done: attending meetings, entering data, packaging keys, inspecting facilities. It’s about being on-call to ensure our guests are looked after even when the office is closed. It’s about playing an active role in organizing conference groups and getting real life work experience; gaining new skills and developing the ones you already have.

About Community Advisors

Being part of the ResLife team is about working with your residents to develop a vibrant, exciting place for students
to live.

It's about playing an active role in what your peers learn about their university experience. It's also about having a good time, and making sure you take the time to enjoy yourself and laugh. More than anything else though, it's about you -- about taking the initiative to step up and lead your peers and work with them to make their Residence experience the best ever. And in turn this will be an outstanding experience for you!