Work & Volunteer Opportunities

Being a member of the Residence Life Staff team is a rich and rewarding experience. If you are looking for an opportunity to give back to your community and at the same time gain some valuable experience, you should consider applying. Residence Life offers a number of job and volunteer opportunities. Click on each position to see hiring information and a link to an overview of the position. Please note that Don, Porter, RSAG members, PRYSM Coordinator, and Residence Council Volunteers must live in an undergraduate residence during their term. Peer Review Board, Residence Life Project Assistants, and Residence Life Summer Assistant positions are open to York residence and commuting students.  The Community Life Programming Assistant position ideally lives in the York Apartments.

Working in Canada

In order to be eligible to work in Canada you must have a valid Social Insurance Number or SIN#.  For information please visit https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/sin.html

If you are an International Student, please visit http://yorkinternational.yorku.ca/current-international-students/orientation/working-in-canada-opportunitiesandrequirements/

 

Opportunities for FW 2017-18: Get Involved!

Residence Dons

Application Period: Thursday, December 1st, 2016 to Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 by 4:00 p.m.

Interview Offers: January 16th to January 18th, 2017

Interview Period: January 23rd to February 1st, 2017

Offer Period: February 8th to February 9th, 2017

Job Duration: March Don Orientation, August 2017 to April 2018

Staff description: Residence Don

Don Hiring for the 2017 - 2018 academic year has now closed.  Thank you for your interest in Residence Life.

Application Instructions

  • You may start and save your application.  Should you save your application, you will prompted for your email and emailed a link to return to your saved application.  Please ensure you input your email correctly.
  • You may go through the application to retrieve questions, work on them, and submit at a later time. This is strongly advised to ensure accurate spelling and grammar, as well as to avoid losing any information.
  • Final responses will not be submitted unless you select the "Submit" button. Once submitted, you will receive an email notification with a receipt of your application.
  • We will be reviewing applications and contacting applicants throughout the Winter semester, please be patient after you submit your application as you may not receive communication back for a long period of time.
  • All applicants who submit an application will be contacted regardless of our decision.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at resjobs@yorku.ca.

Application and Interview Resources

The STAR model is a good framework for answering questions throughout the hiring process.  You can learn more about this process through the Career Centre's workshop handout on the model.

There are also a variety of other tools that may be relevant on the Career Centre's Workshop Handout page that may assist you now or in the future.

Residence Night Porters

Residence Night Porters

Please visit the Residence Life Staff & Volunteer page for a position description.

Hiring Information

We are currently accepting applications for the Night Porter position for the 2017 - 2018 academic year for the following buildings Calumet, Founders, Stong, Tatham, & Vanier.  Note, you must live in residence in order to be a Night Porter.  Applicants for Founders Residence may live in any undergraduate residence

Applications Due: Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 by 9:00 a.m.

Application Review and Interview Period: September 14th - September 20th, 2017

Application Instructions

  • You may start and save your application.  Should you save your application, you will prompted for your email and emailed a link to return to your saved application.  Please ensure you input your email correctly.
  • You may go through the application to retrieve questions, work on them, and submit at a later time. This is strongly advised to ensure accurate spelling and grammar, as well as to avoid losing any information.
  • Final responses will not be submitted unless you select the "Submit" button. Once submitted, you will receive an email notification with a receipt of your application.
  • We will be reviewing applications and contacting applicants throughout the Winter semester, please be patient after you submit your application as you may not receive communication back for a long period of time.
  • All applicants who submit an application will be contacted regardless of our decision.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at resjobs@yorku.ca.

Application and Interview Resources

The STAR model is a good framework for answering questions throughout the hiring process.  You can learn more about this process through the Career Centre's workshop handout on the model.

There are also a variety of other tools that may be relevant on the Career Centre's Workshop Handout page that may assist you now or in the future.

Residence Life Project Assistant

Residence Life Project Assistant

Please visit the Residence Life Staff & Volunteer page for a position description. Candidates must be Work/Study eligible and have filled out a Student Financial Profile online at sfs.yorku.ca/aid/sfp.

Hiring Dates

Application Period: September 5, 2017 - September 13, 2017

Interview and Decision Period: September 14, 2017 - September 22, 2017

Application and Interview Resources

The STAR model is a good framework for answering questions throughout the hiring process.  You can learn more about this process through the Career Centre's workshop handout on the model.

There are also a variety of other tools that may be relevant on the Career Centre's Workshop Handout page that may assist you now or in the future.

 

Residence Life Education Assistant (Application Open)

Residence Life Education Assistant

Please visit the Residence Life Staff & Volunteer page for a position description. Candidates must be Work/Study eligible and have filled out a Student Financial Profile online at sfs.yorku.ca/aid/sfp.

Hiring Dates

Application Period: Open until filled.  As of September 27, 2017 we are currently looking for the following buildings: Calumet, Pond, Stong, Tatham, Vanier, Winters

Application and Interview Resources

The STAR model is a good framework for answering questions throughout the hiring process.  You can learn more about this process through the Career Centre's workshop handout on the model.

There are also a variety of other tools that may be relevant on the Career Centre's Workshop Handout page that may assist you now or in the future.

 

APPLY

Community Life Programming Assistant (Application Open)

Community Life Programming Assistant  

Hiring Period Dates

Application Period: July 10, 2017 to September 18, 2017 by 9:00 a.m.

Interviews & Decisions: September 19th - September 22nd, 2017

 

Application and Interview Resources

The STAR model is a good framework for answering questions throughout the hiring process.  You can learn more about this process through the Career Centre's workshop handout on the model.

There are also a variety of other tools that may be relevant on the Career Centre's Workshop Handout page that may assist you now or in the future.

 

APPLY

Residence Council Volunteer

Residence Council Volunteers

Each residence has a Don of Leadership and Learning Opportunities (DLLO) who will be recruiting Residence Council Volunteers to assist with community building and programming throughout the academic year. Please speak to your Don or DLLO for how to get involved.

Within Residence Council there are the following specialized roles:

International Ambassador: Help to ensure and provide an international student perspective on Residence Council.  They also get an opportunity to plan events that support international residents throughout the year.

Spirit Ambassador: Help to plan Red and White day and York's birthday cake decorating event.  They also get an opportunity to promote York Lions events and liaise with College Council Athletic representatives. 

Residence Environmental Ambassador: Help to plan and promote environmentally conscious choices when promoting events within the residence building.

Peer Review Board Chair (Glendon) and Volunteers (Keele and Glendon) (Application Open)

Peer Review Board Member

Please visit the Residence Life Staff & Volunteer page for a position description. Volunteers are not required to live in Residence.

Peer Review Board Hiring Dates

Applications Due: Monday, September 25th at 9:00 a.m.

Interview and Hiring Period: Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 - Friday, October 6, 2017

 

Application and Interview Resources

The STAR model is a good framework for answering questions throughout the hiring process.  You can learn more about this process through the Career Centre's workshop handout on the model.

There are also a variety of other tools that may be relevant on the Career Centre's Workshop Handout page that may assist you now or in the future.

 

APPLY

PRYSM Event Coordinator & PRYSM Representative (Application Open)

PRYSM Event Coordinator

What is PRYSM?

PRYSM is a group of Residents at York University, that come together to plan monthly events for LGBTTIQQ2SA individuals in residence. The group is made up of volunteers, from students to student staff and is overseen by a professional staff member, currently RLC Steph. The group meets once a month to discuss issues and plan events, they are also available in their buildings to help students find resources and meet new people on campus. The group works with other organizations on campus (TBLG@Y and CWTP) to promote their events and encourage residents to attend those events and to seek out the resources they offer. Anyone who lives in residence can be a member of PRYSM and anyone in residence can participate in their events, as long as they uphold the beliefs of PRYSM.

PRYSM Representative - The PRYSM representative is a member of the council who has an interest in the LGBTQ and ally community within York. This individual will sit as a member of a committee of fellow PRYSM representatives from other residences, and will work closely with groups within the LGBTQ and and ally community within York to help promote awareness and educate the community. The PRYSM rep can also work to have the Residence Council and groups within the LGBTQ and ally community plan joint events tailored to residents of the Pond community. This is a volunteer position and the individual is expected to hold the position for the duration of the academic year.

PRYSM Events Coordinator -

York Residence Life is looking to hire a student living in undergraduate residence to be the PRYSM Events Coordinator!  Reporting to a Residence Life Coordinator, it is the responsibility of the PRYSM Events Coordinator to oversee the PRYSM program, chair meetings, liaise with all residence life staff, lead PRYSM representatives from each residence council.  Please note this is a work study position, the candidate will need to be work study eligible.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply please e-mail a cover letter and resume to jamesrg@yorku.ca, if you have any questions or concerns please e-mail jamesrg@yorku.ca

Application Period: Tuesday September 19, 2017 to Tuesday September 26, 2017

Interviews: September 27 and 28, 2017 (in-person or via Skype or phone)

Job Duration: September 2017 to April 2018 – required to attend training on Saturday  September 30, 2017

 

Application and Interview Resources

The STAR model is a good framework for answering questions throughout the hiring process.  You can learn more about this process through the Career Centre's workshop handout on the model.

There are also a variety of other tools that may be relevant on the Career Centre's Workshop Handout page that may assist you now or in the future.

Residence Student Advisory Group

Residence Student Advisory Group

This is an elected position within each of the 10 undergraduate residence buildings.  Elections will take place early in the fall semester.  If you are interested, please speak with your Don.

 

Opportunities for Summer 2018:

Summer Dons

Please note that you need to have previously been a York U Residence Life Don in order to be eligible for the Summer Don position.

Residence Life Summer Assistant (2 Positions)

Candidates must be Work/Study eligible and have filled out a Student Financial Profile online at sfs.yorku.ca/aid/sfp.

 

If you have any questions about getting involved in your residence, please contact your RLC, Don, or email us at resjobs@yorku.ca. If you are interested in getting involved on campus for the 2016 - 2017 school year, check out YU Connect for a list of organizations that may have opportunity. Need some help completing an application and/or preparing for an interview?  Check out the Career Centre