Working and volunteering 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. Typically, recruitment for student employment and volunteer opportunities starts in January of each year. However, from time to time, we do look for student leaders throughout the year.

Why Us

Working in Residence and Housing (Residence Life and Guest Accommodations) will help prepare you for your career after Univesity and equip you with the people skills you need to succeed in a workplace. You will have an opportunity to become a Leader and Community Builder, while having a good time and preparing yourself for long-term career success.

Our Commitment

  • We believe your success comes from helping each other learn, grow, and develop
  • We provide a fun and comfortable environment with lots of room to gain valuable experiences
  • We challenge each other every day to excel in our roles
  • For more information on our commitment to you, click here

Experiences You Can Get

Positions Available

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!

About Community Space Monitors

Being a Community Space Monitor is about welcoming students into Madge Hogarth House, the community space in Residence. 

It's about finding your own way to contribute to the Residence community. It's about developing your own professional and administrative skills, and being part of a team dedicated to communities in Residence. This position is great for people who want a casual time commitment in Residence while getting a substantial honorarium for your time dedicated to building community in Residence. The CSM position is also a great stepping stone to further employment with Residence Life, Residence and Housing, and other opportunities with SFU.

About Orientation Leaders

Being an Orientation leader means that you're the first impression/experience that a student has when coming to SFU.  It's about introducing SFU’s unique culture and physical environment to all new entering Simon Fraser University students.

It's about providing new students with the confidence, knowledge and motivation to access campus resources and services.  It's about fostering community and new friendships among entering students, current students, faculty, and staff.

It's about having fun!

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.