Becoming a Resident Advisor is a life changing experience! The skills and experiences gained from this position prepare student leaders for careers in almost every field. And, if nothing more, the people you meet while building a community in residence are friends that will last a lifetime!


The Resident Advisor (RA) is a hired student leader who is expected to act as a role model, mentor, resource, and support to students living in residence. The primary objective of the RA as part of the Residence Life Department is to foster a community environment that eases the student transition into college/university, and supports the personal and academic success of residence students. The RA will live in an assigned residence room and be responsible for facilitating social and educational programs while creating a safe, respectful environment through the enforcement of the Residence Community Living Standards.

We respect, appreciate, and encourage diversity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Please review the important dates and information below before applying.


JANUARY 15, 2018

Residence Life Staff Applications Open

FEBRUARY 6 & 22, 2018

Applicant Information Sessions

Location: Sibley Hall Main Lobby

All applications are encouraged to attend one of these sessions as they are designed to set you up for success in our process and provide you with more background information on positions.

FEBRUARY 28, 2018

Application Deadline

All applications are to be submitted by 4:00pm via the online application form available at . Please address all applications to the Residence Life Coordinator.

MARCH 14, 2018

Group Interview & Applicant Assessment Process

Location: Sibley Hall Lounge

This is often called a ‘carousel’ interview process, where you and a small group of applications will work together and participate in a series of activities. You will be observed by current Residence Staff as you engage in problem solving, team building, event planning, and communication exercises. This will be approximately 2.5 to 3 hours in length.

MARCH 28, 2018

Individual Interview Process

Each candidate will be called in for an individual interview with a small panel. Behavioural questions will help the panel asses your previous experience, preparedness, and interest in the RA position.

APRIL 3, 2018

Offer Letters Sent to Successful Applicants

APRIL 6, 2018

Position Acceptances Due

APRIL 9-13, 2018

New Staff ‘Meet & Greet’

APRIL 23-27, 2018

New Staff Orientation

AUGUST 10, 2018 (TBD)

Move-In Day & Residence Life Staff Training

  • Completed application form
  • Current Resume
  • Cover Letter

For any questions related to this job opportunity please contact Erica Fearnall, Residence Life Coordinator, at or inquire at the Front Desk of Sibley Residence.