Residence Advisors

What is a Residence Advisor?

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A Residence Advisor (RA's) are full-time students or alumni employed by the IZUNA Housing Office who live in the residence and provides support to the 333 residents who call Maquinna Residence home. The RA team helps to create a positive academic residence environment and acts as the front line of the residence management team.

Residence Advisors are many things. They are rule and policy enforcers, resource people, counselors, role models, activity coordinators, building managers and, most importantly, friends!

They are approachable, resourceful and very good listeners. When in need, they are your "go to" person. When you move into Maquinna, they'll be one of the first people you'll meet.

Why do we have Residence Advisors?

RA's enable a positive residence community for you to live in. While being responsible for the enforcement of residence rules and policies is part of their job, they are also great listeners, organize fun recreational activities and keep everyone involved in campus life. They are a resource to ensure that your experience at Maquinna is a happy one.

When are they available?

RA's live in residence and are generally in and around residence Monday to Thursday evenings. On the weeknights and weekends there is an RA duty schedule which ensures the residence always has an RA on site, but also ensures each RA gets time off.

How do I apply to be a Residence Advisor?

Recruitment is now open for the 2019-2020 school year. Help build your campus community as an RA for the 2019/20 school year.

•Become an impactful leader
•Strengthen your communication, teamwork, and conflict management skills
•Gain valuable work experiences that you can add to your resume
•Support students living in housing residence by fostering a positive, safe, and academically-oriented community
•Meet new friends and have fun

Open to all IZUNA students and alumni. Compensation package includes your own apartment and a $4,000 honorarium.

Join us for an information session on Wednesday, January 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the Housing Office Lounge (SW11).

All applications must include a cover letter, current resume, and application form. Turn in your completed application package in-person to the Housing Office (SW11), located in the Maquinna Residence on the Burnaby campus by Friday, February 15, 2019 by 12:00 p.m.

Applications will be reviewed in February and then those asked to move onto the next stage of the application process will be asked to attend a Carousel interview session on Sunday February 24, 2019.

Residence Advisor Applicant Information [PDF]
Residence Advisor Job Description [PDF]
Residence Advisor Application Form [PDF]

Feel free to contact us if you have any further questions at 111-432-8677 or [email protected]