All RA positions are for the 2021-2022 academic year. The employment period of an RA begins August 2021 at RA Training (scheduled mid to late August) and ends after the Residence Move-Out date (typically early-May). We hire a combination of new RAs and returning RAs. Only current RAs may apply for the Returning and Senior RA positions.
Job Description And Qualifications
- Act as a positive role model to students, upholding Residence and University policies.
- Respond to minor emergencies and maintenance problems.
- Assist in the orientation of new residents.
- Refer residents to services as required.
- Develop a supportive community within assigned area and Residence as a whole.
- Develop, promote, and deliver programs for Residence students.
- Identify and report problems involving both individual residents and/or groups of residents.
- Address Community Standard violations.
- Submit weekly reports, programming reports, and other reports as necessary to the Coordinator.
- Inform and aid the Senior RA, Coordinator, Student Life, and Manager, Student Life in disciplinary matters.
- Attend weekly RA meetings.
- Complete regularly scheduled nightly rounds of your Residence complex.
- Other duties as assigned.
Must be a full-time student at the University of Saskatchewan and be willing to live in Residence for the duration of the 2021-2022 academic year.Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Unlike prior years, previously living in Residence is not a requirement for the job.
- Registered Roommates in Assiniboine and Wollaston Halls are eligible for the RA position, as long as they are registered as full-time students and willing to become the Agreement-holder of their unit.
- Valid Emergency First-Aid/CPR-C (must be completed by time of arrival for RA Training in August. Certificate required).
Criminal Records Check (must be completed by time of arrival for RA Training in August).
Must maintain a cell phone with text messaging plan during the 2021-2022 academic year.
Mandatory Training: RA Training in mid to late August, approximately 10 or more days. Other Training throughout the year as required.
Information Booths and Sessions
New applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the Information Session, hosted by the Student Life Team. The Information Session will be held on February 12, 2021 at 2:00pm in using Webex platform. The details of the session are:
Meeting Number: 145 436 7619
How Do I Apply?
You have a few options in getting an RA application:
- Promotional emails (keep checking your PAWS email!)
- Download a digital application package
Applications may be submitted to:
- Via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Your completed application is due by 12:00am (midnight) on Sunday, June 6, 2021.
A completed application consists of:
- Comprehensive Application form – required for all applicants
Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
Completed applications are due by 12:00am (midnight) on Sunday, June 6, 2021. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
Candidates chosen for individual interviews will attend an interview sometime in early June. Sign-up sheets with a variety of time slots will be available for the applicants to pick a time that works for them. If you would like some interview tips you are encouraged to visit the Student Employment & Career Centre.
Candidates may be called in for a follow-up interview at any point during the interview process.
Successful candidates will be notified in mid-June.
After the announcement there will be a mandatory meeting for introductions between your new teammates and to discuss some specifics of the job.
Communication During the RA Hiring Process
Communication during the hiring process will be sent out via email to your PAWS account. The RA Team announcement will be sent out via letter which will be slid under your door. We will communicate hiring decisions to all applicants regardless of the outcome.
What Do We Look For In an RA?
CPR and Emergency First-Aid Training is the minimum requirement for all successful applicants and must be completed prior to arriving to RA Training. You will be required to show us a copy of your certificate. If any RAs do not already have this Training they will be responsible for completing the course at their own expense prior to arriving at Training. Visit the Red Cross website to find a course near you.
Training runs mid to late August. This demanding yet entertaining week is exceptionally rewarding, providing informational sessions, team building exercises, role-playing, fun activities and more. There are classroom based and hands-on sessions that will help to prepare you for the RA job. In accordance with Residence policies and ideologies, RA Training (from arrival on the first day to completion on the last day) is alcohol free for all participants.
At some points during the year we will hold mandatory training sessions that are relevant to the RA position. These would typically be shorter training sessions to focus on specific topics.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where do I go for an application?
You have a few options in getting an RA application:
- Promotional emails (keep checking your PAWS account)
- Clicking here for a digital copy
- Voyageur Place is traditional dorm style buildings with a lot of first years. RAs in Voyageur will spend a lot of their time helping young students transition into University life. As students share bathrooms, lounges, and eat in Marquis together, the RAs here typically get a lot of interaction with the students.
- College Quarter are four-bedroom apartments with a mix of mostly undergraduate students of different ages and nationalities. As the students have their own apartments, there is a different life-style and therefore the RAs take a different approach to programming and getting to know the students.
- Seager Wheeler are six- bedroom apartments with a mix of students of different ages and nationalities. This building is a mix of both undergraduate and graduate students having a high international population. As the students have their own apartments there is a different life-style and therefore the RAs take a different approach to programming and getting to know the students.
- Assiniboine & Wollaston are one- and two-bedroom apartments with upper-year students and a high international population. As these students are often more mature the needs of the students are quite different from the other buildings. Preference will be given to those already living in Assiniboine or Wollaston. Agreement holders and registered roommates are eligible for the RA position, as long as they are registered as full-time students.
- Graduate House are one- and two-bedroom apartments with a mix of upper-year undergraduate students and students in professional colleges or graduate studies. As these students are often more mature the needs of the students are quite different from the other buildings.