Student Senior Residence Life Advisors (3 Positions) - Ancillary Services - Residence Services

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Ancillary Services - Residence Services
Student Senior Residence Life Advisors
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Senior Residence Life Advisors (SRLAs) will receive a reimbursement for their residence room and a $750.00 honorarium at the end of the fall semester and the end of the winter semester. Income tax rules do apply to the SRLA compensation

2018/2019 Academic Year – August 15, 2018 to April 30, 2019

Ancillary Services is looking for 3 Senior Residence Life Advisors for the 2018-2019 Academic Year (January to April).  Residence living provides significant learning opportunities for students outside of the classroom.  Senior Residence Life Advisors (SRLAs) will play an important role in this process.

SRLAs must act as peer-supporters, advisors, activity planners, administrators, and educators to maintain residence community standards.  SRLAs must work together with their fellow SRLAs, 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 SRLAs demonstrate leadership, maturity, dependability, and involvement in their residence community, as well as sensitivity and concern for other residents and fellow staff. They must be committed to their own personal growth, taking care to budget personal time for study, work, relaxation, and continuous learning.  SRLAs must have a commitment, which extends beyond specific job responsibilities.

Once chosen, the SRLAs are provided with additional training and support services, which enhance their effectiveness in their job responsibilities.


• Assisting and peer-advising students on academic, personal, social, and financial matters
• Completing room assessments, 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
• Required to hold a minimum of 4 office hours/week.  This time is spent working on programming and community building projects
• Serving as a leader and role model to RLAs

Please note:
1. SRLAs 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 SRLA.  One (1) position will be in Blanchard Hall, One (1) position will be in Bill and Denise Andrew Hall and one (1) position will be in Bernardine Hall. The hiring committee extends offers based on suitability and staffing requirements.


• Full-time student status at UPEI
• Has been a Residence Life Advisor for a minimum of one (1) full academic year at UPEI in the past
• 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])
• 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 a training session starting Wednesday, August 15, 2018 and throughout the fall and winter semesters.

You can see the information document and required application document at SRLA 2018-19 .

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

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.