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It’s more than just a job!
Weâ€™re looking for passionate, dedicated, caring UBCO students from across the residence community to join our vibrant team in 2023/24.
Working in Residence Life is a valuable way to build important leadership skills, help other students succeed socially and academically, and earn income during the school year.
Residence Life staff inspire communities, plan events, lend an ear when needed, andâ€”most importantlyâ€”help create lifelong memories for residents and themselves.
â€śBeing an RA taught me how to show up and helped me strive to be a better version of myself.”Â â€“ Zainah
â€śAs an RA, I have made many lifelong friends, and had some amazing experiences on campus.â€ť â€“ Bradley
“It has definitely been the most rewarding job I have had as I feel like I am able to give support to residents and impact them in meaningful ways.” â€“ Kassie
Types of jobs
Recruitment Calendar 2022-2023 Academic Year
|Mon. Nov. 21, 2022||Applications open|
|Dec. 1, 2022 at 7 PM||RA Hiring Information NightÂ (Nechako Gathering Room)Â|
|Jan. 18, 2023 at 7PM||RA Hiring Information Night (Nechako Gathering Room)|
|Tues. Jan. 10, 2023||Last day to apply for returning applicants (Application is open until 11:59 pm)|
|Sun. Jan. 23, 2023||Last day to apply for new applicants (Application is open until 11:59 pm)|
|Jan. 21-Feb. 11, 2023||Interviews|
|Aug. 2023||Mandatory two-week training|
RAs Daryus, Spandan and Kirti took to Instagram Live to answer your Q&As about being a Residence Advisor at UBCO. Watch their short video, or check out our Frequently Asked Questions below!
Hello future RAâ€™s! my name is Daryus Ahmed and I am a Senior Residence Advisor at Monashee Place.
Joining Residence Life, I had no idea what to expect. However now being part of my second year as an RA I can safely say that this has been the best decision of my life. As an RA I have made strong connections with my residents, meet coworkers who share my common interests and most importantly gotten the best opportunity to give back to the community.Â
At the end of my first year as a RA I knew that this was the perfect job but I was unsure if I wanted to take it up a notch as it was my final year and I had to balance a few more commitments. After a chat with my wonderful Residence Life Manager (RLM) about the role, they provided me with excellent advice and made me realize my true potential and how I would be able to settle in this role. Personally, my previous senior RA did such a great job in this role that I truly did want to carry on his legacy and make a good addition to the team.Â
Wrapping up my first term as a Senior RA I can definitely say that I feel so proud leading a team of such talented and great individuals. Over the course of my two years as an RA I can definitely say my favourite memories include hosting seasonal programs and going over move in week!Â
Overall, I have been able to improve upon skills such as leadership, conflict facilitation, and active listening, which I will carry with me throughout my professional life. Finally, I have loved being part of such an active community of people who call Monashee home. I truly do encourage you to apply to Residence Life and watch it change your life!Â
Go Monashee!!Â Go Residence Life!!Â
My name is Madeleine Labonte and I am a Senior resident advisor with UBCO.
This job has brought me so many great opportunities and skills that I will be happy to apply to all my future endeavours. My favourite thing about being an RA is the sense of family that comes with the job. Every step of the way I feel as though I have help and guidance. As a Senior resident advisor I love being able to be the person who gives back by doing that for my RA team!Â
Hi my name is Amelie Letvinchuk and Iâ€™m a residence advisor in Similkameen!Â
I applied to be a RA because I wanted the opportunity to push myself to connect with people and to help give others the same positive first year experience I had. Looking back I never could have predicted how much this job would teach me, from how to build community, to conflict management, to adaptability and professionalism; the learning opportunities are endless. The skills Iâ€™ve learnt from being an RA are skills that I will be able to use throughout all aspects of my life. Additionally itâ€™s been amazing to be a part of the RA community and having the opportunity to work with such a dedicated and diverse team. The RAs all really strive to create a positive and inclusive residence community and itâ€™s been incredible to be a part of that.â€ŻÂ
Hey! My name is Spandan Ghevriya and Iâ€™m a Residence Advisor in Purcell.Â Â
When I first applied to be an RA, I did it because I wanted to help people. However, this job has taught me things far beyond just that. It feels like I have created a home away from home. It has taught me about what it means to create and to be part of a loving & inclusive community. This job has allowed me to grow professionally and as an individual in multiple ways. I have learnt how manage tough situations, build connections, manage conflicts, and support your peers through meaningful skills such as active listening and empathy.Â Â
Â What I enjoy the most about being an RA is collaborating with other RAs to host fun events for the residents. From organizing events with your colleagues, to having a great time hosting them for your residents, you get to enjoy every aspect of it! I build a stronger connection with my residents with each event I host. I am grateful to be part of an incredibly supportive and fun community. This job is close to my heart and will be one of the most memorable experiences of my life.Â Â
Hey! My name is Zahra AlyamaniÂ and Iâ€™m a Residence Advisor in Purcell.Â Â
Being a part of the residence life team has allowed me to not only connect with a diverse group of people, but has also enhanced my ability to think both critically and creatively to help develop and support a community.
Being an RA allows you to use your unique talents to promote residentsâ€™ well-being and create fun for everyone to enjoy.Â Â
Being an RA allows you to use your unique talents to promote residentsâ€™ well-being and create fun for everyone to enjoy.Â
Bio: Hey there! My name isÂ FanfeiÂ Wang and I am an Resident Advisor in Valhalla (up the hill!).Â Â
I applied to become an RA to extend the caring resident community I was a part of to the new first years. I chose to work in a traditional single-connected residence because I am social and enjoy helping others. Working in these types of buildings means you must input a lot of creative ideas together with your team, because youâ€™re the first people who create what university life is like for first-year students. As an RA, I have learned to be more sensitive to residentsâ€™ needs and tailor activities toward them. Although at first I didnâ€™t know what to expect in the interactions I have with residents, in fact they appreciate our efforts (a resident once told me I made her feel welcomed by helping her with the laundry). The kindness you create and the unique connection you have with the residentsâ€“ to help them thrive, are the most rewarding parts of the job.Â Â
Being an RA means you ensure residents’ well-being and safety using the resources you learned from the training and your own experience. But know that youâ€™re never alone because you have a big team to back you up and accommodate you. The Residence Life team is a fun, close-knit and caring community.Â Â Â Â
Overall, being an RA has given me many opportunities to serve the residence-wide population, let ideas happenâ€“ whether it relates to charity, art, or culture, and has taught me the importance of teamwork.Â