What is an RA?
An RA is a current student that lives in Residence who acts as a role model, mentor, resource and support to other students living in Residence. RAs help to build the amazing community that we call home here at Confederation Residence, by planning and facilitating educational and social events, as well as ensuring that residents feel safe, secure and supported during their time living in Residence.
What does an RA do?
RAs perform many different duties within the residence, including:
· Programming: RAs plan and host educational and social events for their own community, and for the wider residence community.
· Duty Shifts: During a duty shift, RAs will perform rounds of the building to ensure the health and safety of all residents; perform the duties of the sign in desk; complete all administrative tasks as required; engage with and support students in residence.
· Student Engagement: RAs are expected to engage with their community on a regular basis, ensuring that all residents are aware of the support available to them and the events happening in residence. RAs may also use social media to engage with residents.
Do I have to live in Residence to be an RA?
Yes, you do need to live in Residence to be an RA.
RA candidates are required to apply for Residence and accept their Offer of Residence in accordance with deadlines and payments applicable to the Residence application 2023-2024.
What are the perks of the job?
There are so many!
· Free training, including First Aid & CPR
· Free professional development opportunities
· Transferable skills on your resume
· Free uniform
· The opportunity to meet lots of people and make lots of friends
· Being part of the Residence Community
· 3 full 40-hour weeks of paid training in August
What professional training would I receive to add to my portfolio or resume?
Successful RA candidates will have the opportunity to participate in the following professional development training sessions:
· Standard First Aid & CPR Level C/AED
· Safe Talk
· Crisis Prevention Intervention
· Bringing in the Bystander
· WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Material Information System)
· Violence & Harassment Training
· Sexual Violence Training
· Conflict Mediation
· Active Listening
· Customer Service
· Self-Care Balance
· Diversity Training
· Health and Safety Training
· Safe Operating Procedures
Do I need to prepare Resume/Cover Letter to apply?
No! Starting Winter 2022, we have eliminated the requirement for Resume and Cover Letter in our application process to simplify it. We understand the obstacles students face when preparing updated resume, cover letter and filling out lengthy application at the same time. So now, to apply for Resident Advisor position you only need to fill out an application. It is that simple!
When will I hear about my application?
All applicants will receive communication about their application from our team within 1 week of submission. Regardless if you have been successful or not, our team will be in touch! Make sure you check your email regularly. You will be contacted by email that you have provided us with in your application.