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Residence Life Education Assistant - Fall/Winter 2021-22

POSITION TITLE: Residence Life Education Assistant – Fall/ Winter 

UNIT & DEPARTMENT: Residence Life 


  • Lives in a York University undergraduate residence  
  • Current York student (we encourage applicants from diverse programs of study)  
  • Eligible to be hired under the  work/study  program    


RATE OF PAY: $14.00 +4% vacation 

EMPLOYMENT TERM: Fall/Winter 2021-22 

HOURS OF WORK: 8-10 per week 

As part of your work study experience, you will be asked to participate in Becoming YU – a new program designed to support students in creating meaningful goals and objectives, recognize the value of your experiences, identify the leadership and career competencies you gain through these experiences and confidently articulate your skills and experiences, whether it’s for a future job or further education opportunity.  Throughout your work/study experience you will have the opportunity to meet regularly with your coach to set goals and objectives, report and reflect on your progress and get valuable feedback. 


  • The  Residence Life Education Assistant (RLEA) advances resident education. The RLEA supports programs and initiatives within the Residence Curriculum fostering student learning, development and engagement. The RLEA focuses on resident personal development but also supports community development and academic initiatives in residence. The position assists the Residence Life Coordinator (RLC) in administrative tasks related to implementing the Residence Curriculum. The position may have reduced hours in December and April due to the exam period. The RLEA will typically focus their work in one or two York University undergraduate residences, one of which may reside in.   


Education and Experience  

  • Lives in a York University undergraduate residence  
  • Current York student (we encourage applicants from diverse programs of study)  
  • Eligible to be hired under the work-study program (   

Skills and Qualifications   

  • Demonstrated effectiveness in program development, promotion, and coordination  
  • Event and activity planning experience  
  • Proven organizational skills, effective written and oral communication skills  
  • Responsible and detail oriented  
  • Ability to manage time effectively and to be self-directed  
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with others  
  • Willingness to work flexible hours  
  • Demonstrated commitment to the values of the Division of Students: care, collaboration, accountability, respect, innovation, excellence and inclusion  


Through this role, the Residence Life Education Assistant will have opportunities to develop and enhance specific skills in the following competencies:  

  1. Communication  
  2. Interpersonal Connections  
  3. Personal Success  
  4. Social Responsibility and Community Engagement  
  5. Demonstrating Cultural Competence  
  6. Cultivating Community and Pride  
  7. Staying Up-To-Date with Current Affairs/Issues  
  8. Knowledge Acquisition and Application   
  9. Demonstrating Information or Communication Technology Proficiency  
  10. Processing Information   
  11. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving  

MANDATORY TRAINING DATES: Flexible Training dates throughout Summer 2021 

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: April 25, 2021 @ 11:59pm