Residence Housing Coordinator - Residence Services - Ancillary Services

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Friday, May 20, 2016
Date of Posting: 
May 13, 2016
Residence Services - Ancillary Services
Residence Housing Coordinator
Full Time Term Position
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week

Commensurate with qualifications. Compensation is comprised of salary, accommodations, meal allowance and parking.

June 1, 2016 to June 15, 2018 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements)

Residence Services at UPEI is committed to developing a strong residence life program and to fulfilling the mission of building a safe and supportive living and learning environment that facilitates academic success, social interaction and personal growth.  UPEI residences consist of approximately 440 students, living in three separate and distinct residence buildings.

We are currently seeking a Residence Housing Coordinator (RHC) to help us fulfill our mission and to assist with developing our residence life program and support services.  Reporting to the Director, Ancillary Services and working closely with the Residence Life Coordinator (RLC), the RHC will play a critical and diverse role in the entire residence experience, from application and assignments to maximizing student satisfaction. 

• Coordinate and facilitate the student housing application and assignment process
• Coordinate and facilitate daily office activities as they relate to general inquires, residence services, student support, CampusCard activities, maintenance inquires and follow-up, data collection, reporting and record keeping
• Support the RLC in the selection, training and supervision of approximately 16 Residence Life Advisors and student assistants
• As a member of the Residence Service’s on-call team, act as first responder to issues related to student conduct and support, crisis intervention, and emergency situations
• Work with other key units on campus (such as Registrar's Office, Accounting, Student Affairs, etc.) to promote student success and excellent customer service
• Coordinate and facilitate communications relates to Residence Services

PLEASE NOTE: The Residence Housing Coordinator is required to live in residence and will be assigned to a private apartment in Blanchard Hall.  Due to the nature of the position, irregular working hours should be expected, along with some restrictions on vacation periods, outside employment and other extra-curricular activities. The RHC will be part of an on-call rotation providing 24/7 support to members of the residence community.

• Undergraduate degree
• Proven understanding of, and commitment to, the residence life experience and a living and learning model for student success
• Solid background and experience working in a residence environment, with the ability to demonstrate progressive residence life experiences and leadership
• Experience with the residence/housing application and assignment process
• Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills. Including proficiency using multiple software programs and social media
• Ability to collect, coordinate and report on residence and student data
• Demonstrated decision making skills and sound judgment, along with strong conflict management and crisis management skills
• Proven ability to lead and be part of a highly effective team, demonstrate initiative and contribute to overall success of UPEI’s residence operation

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 (

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, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents 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.

Successful Candidate(s): 


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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