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Student Residence Life Advisors (2 Positions) - Ancillary Services - Residence Services *AMENDED*

Competition Number: 
145S17
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Monday, January 1, 2018
Date of Posting: 
December 14, 2017
Department: 
Ancillary Services - Residence Services
Position: 
Student Residence Life Advisors
Salary: 
Residence Life Advisors receive reimbursement for their residence room fee. This benefit is taxable
Term: 

2017/2018 Winter Semester (January to April)

Ancillary Services is looking for 2 Residence Life Advisors for the 2017-2018 Winter Semester (January to April).  Residence living provides significant learning opportunities for students outside of the classroom.  Residence Life Advisors (RLAs) play an important role in this process.

RLAs must act as peer-supporters, advisors, activity planners, administrators, and educators to maintain residence community standards.  RLAs must work together with their fellow RLAs, Residence Life Coordinator, Residence Housing Coordinator, Director of Ancillary Services, departmental staff, and other university staff in creating an educational environment conducive to both living and learning.
Individuals selected as RLAs are those who demonstrate leadership, maturity, dependability, and involvement in their residence community, as well as sensitivity and concern for other residents. They must be committed to their own personal growth, taking care to budget personal time for study, work, relaxation, and continuous learning.  RLAs must have a commitment, which extends beyond specific job responsibilities.
Once chosen, the RLAs are provided with additional training and support services, which enhance their effectiveness in their job responsibilities.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assisting and peer-advising students on academic, personal, social, and financial matters
  • Completing room assessments, assisting with public relations, ensuring maintenance is complete, keeping residents informed, acting as supervisors for safety exercises, serving as liaisons, and assisting with other administrative duties as required
  • Attending and participating in developmental sessions and staff meetings
  • Working in-service shifts a certain number of weeknights and weekends each semester (Note - this may include working some holidays or long weekends)
  • Planning, implementing, and evaluating developmental programs (both academic and non-academic)
  • Educating residents about residence community standards to ensure the safety and security of all residents

Please note:
1. RLAs are required to attend any training sessions planned during the semester and must remain in residence at least 48 hours (subject to change at the discretion of Residence Management) after the end of exams in April.
2. You are applying for the position of RLA. One (1) position will be in Blanchard Hall and one (1) position will be in Bernadine Hall. The hiring committee extends offers based on suitability and staffing requirements.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Full-time student status
  • Satisfactory academic standing (minimum 65% average).  (Each applicant must submit a copy of his/her unofficial degree audit with the application package [This information is kept in confidence by the Selection Committee])
  • Residence living experience (at least one year and preferably at UPEI)
  • Good rapport with fellow residence students, and the ability to serve as a positive role model
  • Sound knowledge of the university, campus services, residence life program, and different student activities
  • Available to participate in training sessions throughout the semester
  • See information document at this link, RLA 2017-18 Winter Application Package, for additional information on this position as well as documents required with your application submission. Please include this document along with the required documents listed below.

Priority will be given to University of Prince Edward Island students in accordance with Recruitment, Selection, Hiring and Employment Policies and Procedures manual.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date, via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website (www.upei.ca/hr/). Applications will not be accepted via email.

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, or fax it to (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified student candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and full-time international students with a valid study permit will be given priority.

The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment. Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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