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Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Date of Posting: 
January 31, 2012
Residence Life Advisors receive reimbursement for their residence room fee (Bernardine Hall-single room, Blanchard Hall-semi-private, Andrew Hall-single suite). This is a taxable benefit.

2012/2013 Academic Year (September to April)

Ancillary Services is looking for Residence Life Advisors for the 2012-2013 Academic Year. 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-counsellors, advisors, disciplinarians, event and activity planners, and administrators. RLAs must work together with their fellow RLAs, Residence Life Coordinator, Manager of Residence Services, Director of Ancillary Services, 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.
INFORMATION SESSIONS (*it is mandatory to attend one of the information sessions):
Wednesday, February 8th at 7:00pm /Andrew Hall 142
Thursday, February 9th at 7:00pm /Andrew Hall 142

• Assisting, advising, and peer-counselling students on academic, personal, social, and financial matters
• Completing room assessments, assisting with public relations, ensuring maintenance is complete, keeping residents informed, acting as supervisor for safety exercises, serving as liaisons, and assisting with other administrative duties as required
• Attending and participating in developmental sessions and staff meetings
• Working duty shifts a certain number of week nights and weekends each semester (this may include working some holidays or long weekends)
• Planning, implementing, and evaluating developmental programs (both academic and non-academic)
• Educating residents about residence rules and regulations to ensure the safety and security of all residents
Please note:
• RLAs are required to attend training during the last week of August and must remain in residence at least 24 hours after the final day of exams in December and 48 hours after the final day of exams in April. They are also required to return from the holiday break at least one day prior to the regular check in for residence students.
• You are applying for the position of RLA and not for a position of RLA within a certain building. The hiring committee extends offers based on suitability and staffing requirements.
• Full-time student status
• Satisfactory academic standing (minimum 65% average) (Each applicant must submit a copy of his/her degree audit with the application package [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 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 a week before the scheduled move-in date for the academic year
Priority to University of Prince Edward Island students in accordance with Recruitment, Selection, Hiring and Employment Policies and Procedures manual.

Application Instructions: 

The application packet will be available from the Residence Services Office (located in Bernardine Hall) starting February 1, 2012. Completed applications must be received no later than the closing date to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3. You can also apply online by sending your application to employment@upei.ca. Please ensure that your first and last name and the competition number are included in the email subject line. The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.

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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