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/

Working at York University

Many of our positions are classified as workstudy positions.  In order to be eligible for these positions, you must fill out and be approved via the Student Financial Profile through Student Financial Services.  To access please visit: https://sfs.yorku.ca/aid/sfp

Opportunities to get Involved!

Residence Dons

Application Period: December 4, 2020 until January 17, 2021 @ 11:59p.m.

Interview Offers: January 25- 27, 2021

Interview Period: February 4, 5, and 6, 2021(subject to change)

Offer Period: February 18-20, 2021

Job Duration: March/April Don Orientation + summer online training; August 2021 to April 2022

Job Descriptions:

Application Instructions

  • You will need your passport York account to access the application.  If you don't have a passport York account please contact resjobs@yorku.ca to disucss alternative options.
  • 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.

Apply Here

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 Porters

Hiring Information

Note, you must live in an undergraduate residence in order to be a Night Porter.

Applications Due: February 21, 2021

Application Review and Interview Period: February/March 2021

Job Duration: Late August 2021 – April 2022

Staff description: Residence Night Porters

Job Descriptions (Coming Soon):

Application Instructions

  • You may start and save your application.  Should you save your application, you will be 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
  • Please note that the application to be a Porter will be used to determine your progression in the hiring process.
  • We will be reviewing applications and contacting applicants based on our timelines listed above.  Please be patient after you submit your application as you may not receive communication back for a 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 Here

Summer Don

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.

Applications Due: March 22, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

Job Duration: Late April – Late August/Early September 2021

Staff Description: Residence Don

Job Description: Under Review

Application Instructions

  • You will need your passport York account to access the application.  If you don't have a passport York account please contact resjobs@yorku.ca to discuss alternative options.
  • 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 Here

Residence Life Assistant (Summer)

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

Hiring Information

Applications Due: February 22 – March 22, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

Application Review and Interview Period: TBA

Job Duration: May 2021 - August 2021

Job Descriptions: Residence-Life-Assistant (PDF)

Area of Emphasis: Provides support (including administrative tasks) related to special projects, programs, training, recruitment and student learning.

Additional Information: Position will include a mix of remote and on-campus work (subject to change). Approximately 20 hours per week but up to 35.

Apply Here

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
  • Please note that the application will be used to determine your progression in the hiring process.
  • We will be reviewing applications and contacting applicants based on our timelines listed above.  Please be patient after you submit your application as you may not receive communication back for a 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 Education Assistant

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

Hiring Dates

Applications Open: March 29 - April 25, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

Job Descriptions: Residence-Life-Assistant (PDF)

Job Duration: Fall-Winter 2021-22 academic year

Area of Emphasis: Supports Residence Curriculum programs fostering student learning, development and engagement. Focuses on resident personal development, community building and academic initiatives in residence.

Additional Information: Approximately 10 hours per week, may have reduced hours in December & April (exam period). Must live in a York University undergraduate residence.

Apply Here

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
  • Please note that the application will be used to determine your progression in the hiring process.
  • We will be reviewing applications and contacting applicants based on our timelines listed above.  Please be patient after you submit your application as you may not receive communication back for a 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

Hiring Information

Candidates must be Work/Study eligible and have filled out a Student Financial Profile online

Applications Open: March 29 – April 25, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

Staff description: Residence Life Project Assistant 

Job Description: Residence-Life-Assistant (PDF)

Job Duration: Fall-Winter 2021-22 academic year

Area of Emphasis: Provides support (including administrative tasks) related to special projects, programs, training, recruitment and student learning.

Additional Information: Approximately 10 hours per week, may have reduced hours in December & April (exam period).

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
  • Please note that the application will be used to determine your progression in the hiring process.
  • We will be reviewing applications and contacting applicants based on our timelines listed above.  Please be patient after you submit your application as you may not receive communication back for a 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 Here

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 academic 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