Get Involved

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, and Residence Council Volunteers must live in an undergraduate residence during their term. Peer Review Board positions are open to York residence and commuting students.

 

Opportunities for FW 2017-18: Get Involved!

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, Vanier, & Winters.  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: Monday, July 24th, 2017 by 9:00 a.m.

Application Review and Interview Period: Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 - Friday, August 4th, 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.

 

APPLY

 

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

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 applications are now open, please visit: https://reslife.apps01.yorku.ca/machform/view.php?id=71298

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.

 

Please check in August 2017 for 2017 - 2018 Fall/Winter Residence Life Project Assistant hiring information.

Community Life Programming Assistant

Community Life Programming Assistant  

Please check in August 2017 for Fall/Winter term information.

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.

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.

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.

PRYSM Event Coorinator

PRYSM Event Coordinator

More details to come Summer 2017 regarding the hiring porcess.  Please visit the Residence Life Staff & Volunteer page for more inforamtion.

PRYSM Volunteer:  Each residence will have a person designated as their PRYSM volunteer. This person will sit on their Residence Council as well as on the PRYSM council.

 

Opportunities for Summer 2017:

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 Don applications are now open.  For more information or to apply please visit: https://reslife.apps01.yorku.ca/machform/view.php?id=70658

Residence Life Summer Assistants

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

Residence Life Project Assistant applications for the summer are now open.  For more information or to apply please visit: https://reslife.apps01.yorku.ca/machform/view.php?id=71057

Community Life Programming Assistant

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

Please check back in March 2017 for summer term hiring.

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