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Housing and Conference Services supports McMaster’s goal to “inspire personal growth” and aligns with the overriding vision ‘educating for capability’ articulated in McMaster’s strategic document ‘Forward With Integrity’ through creating a distinctive living and learning experience for residence students.

Housing and Conference Services creates an environment which contributes to students’ pursuit of learning and provides critical opportunities for emotional growth, well-being and the development of constructive personal skills and social attitudes.

Student Job Opportunities - Academic Year Positions

Each student leader has a clear and distinct role in contributing to the residence community and must abide by the honour code.

As an ambassador of the Residence Life Office, the CA will develop a community support system in an assigned area that promotes personal dignity, mutual respect and consideration for others. They will assist in dealing with transitional needs, social integration and belonging of residence students by delivering interactive activities and ensuring the physical, mental, and social safety of all participants.


Current CA: Closed January 10th, 2022 at 11:59 PM

New applicants: Closes January 23rd at 11:59pm

 

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As an ambassador of the Student Success Centre, the Archway Mentor will provide support and guidance to first-year students, easing their transition to University. Archway Mentors will deliver interactive activities to participants such as but not limited to, leading team building, group development activities, and interactive games.

Pay: $15.00/hr


Current Mentors: Closed January 10th, 2022 at 11:59 PM
New Applicants: Closes January 23rd at 11:59pm

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Assist with move-in, Welcome Week Orientation Training, and Welcome Week!

Qualifications: Be a full-time student.

Part-time hours: February 2022 – April 2022; September 2022 – October 2022

Full-time hours: mid-August to end of Welcome Week (dates TBD)

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The primary purpose of the ROP is to assist in the coordination and implementation of an effective orientation/transition program for incoming residence students, in collaboration with the Residence Life Staff (RLS). The ROP also provides administrative support and event logistical support for a variety of recruitment and orientation events and activities.

The ROP will help plan and support university-wide Welcome Week programming efforts. Upon the completion of Welcome Week, the ROP will assist with the evaluation and wrap-up of Welcome Week.


Closed January 12th, 2022 at 11:59 PM

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Under close supervision, the Senior Community Advisor will plan, organize, and implement team building and programming opportunities while assisting with various projects in accordance with established guidelines. The Senior Community Advisor position is a live-on position in residence.

Pay: $15.46/hour

*Job Description Pending Review*


Opens December 6th, 2021 at 10:00 AM

Closed January 10th, 2022 at 11:59 PM

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Under close supervision the Lead Archway Mentor will plan, organize, and implement team building and programming opportunities while assisting with various projects in accordance with established guidelines. 

The Lead Archway Mentor position will account for 35 hrs/week during the summer, and will reduce to 10 hrs/week following Welcome Week.

Pay: $15.46/hour

*Job Description Pending Review*


Opens December 6th, 2021 at 10:00 AM

Closed January 10th, 2022 at 11:59 PM

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The ROR is responsible for assisting with the organization and implementation of Welcome Week events for their assigned residence hall, the residence-wide community and at the campus-wide level. During Welcome Week, the ROR is responsible for assisting with the residence move-in process, as determined by the Department of Housing and Conference Services, and for supporting the University’s Orientation Committee.

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The Residence Life Office is hiring Residence Academic Support Assistants to work up to 9 hours per week consulting with first-year students to provide individualized academic support.  The Assistants are part of the Residence Life Team and are expected to address a diverse range of academic issues commonly faced by first-year students, particularly as related to writing and/or mathematics.

Assistants will be expected to work up to 9 hours weekly in the evenings (6 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Sundays to Thursdays) as well as commit up to 2 hours bi-weekly for training and development.

While preference will be given to graduate students, upper-year students with demonstrated tutoring experience will be also be considered.

With approximately 10,000 visitors joining us on campus each year, Residence Ambassadors play a critical role in the recruitment of students to McMaster. Ambassadors serve as hosts for campus tours as they travel through residence by showing their rooms and speaking candidly about the benefits and advantages of living on campus. Ambassadors also are provided the opportunity to be the ‘face of residence’ on key recruitment days such as Fall Preview and May at Mac.

Other Student Job Opportunities

The Residence Life Project Assistant will work closely with members of the Residence Life Management Team (RLMT) to assist with a variety of functions including, but limited to, resource organization and distribution, supporting the Guest Registration Assistants, and attending/supporting residence events. This position requires an individual who is self-motivated, takes initiative, and is capable of functioning both independently and in a team setting. The Project Assistant is professional, congenial, communicates effectively with others, and has a positive attitude. They are organized, reliable, and thorough, and demonstrate creativity and sound problem solving skills.

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The Guest Registration Assistant (GRA) assists with upholding and enforcing McMaster Residence’s Guest Policy while acting as an ambassador of the Residence Life unit and the Housing & Conference Services Department. The GRA will work with the Community Advisors, Residence Life Area Coordinators, other Residence Life Management Team Coordinators, members of the Conference & Event Services team, and the Manager, Residence Life in fulfilling their job requirements.

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The Guest Experience Assistant will act as an ambassador of McMaster University Conference & Event Services and liaison between Conference Organizers and all internal operating partners to ensure a high standard of guest service is achieved. This position provides a visible and accessible front line presence in order to anticipate, understand and act upon all client needs.

The Guest Experience Assistant must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be willing to commit their efforts to delivering an outstanding experience for all guests at McMaster University. This position requires an individual who is self-motivated, takes initiative, and is capable of functioning both independently and in a team setting. The Guest Experience Assistant is professional, communicates effectively with others, and has a positive attitude. They are organized, detail orientated, and demonstrate creativity and sound problem solving skills.

This role may include the opportunity to cover meal/break periods at both Service Centres, acting as a first point of contact for clients and guests of the University and working closely with multiple campus partners and external suppliers.

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The Community Support Assistant will liaise with the Residence Life Management Team, McMaster Campus Security and Conference & Events Services to coordinate residence-wide events and other supports for students living in residence.

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Housing and Conference Services is responsible for providing a safe, secure and pleasant residence move-out experience for both students and parents. During the month of April, HCS prepares for 3,600 students to move out of residence within a 7 day period. The Residence Move-Out Traffic Assistant will support the implementation of the residence move-out process.

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Residence Facilities is responsible for ensuring a healthy, safe, secure, comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing residential experience. During the summer months, Facilities focuses on providing our summer guests with a positive residential experience, takes the opportunity to enhance the residences with capital renewal initiatives and a comprehensive repair and preventive maintenance programme, and gives all buildings a deep spring cleaning.

The Conference Room Assistant assists with the completion of housekeeping tasks. Work is routine and performed under direct supervision according to established procedures. This role is exclusive to suites used by summer conference guests.

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Working with the System Administrator and Analyst, the successful applicant will provide technical assistance to resolve staff computing problems within the Housing and Conference Services Department. The primary responsibilities are to assist with creating service documentation, providing excellent customer desktop support and resolving IT problems in a timely manner.

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Housing and Conference Services is responsible for providing a safe, secure and pleasant residence experience for 4100 students. H&CS hosts events that support and assist students with their transition into and out of residence. The Residence Event Support Staff will support the implementation of multiple residence initiatives including, but limited to, Residence Move-In and Move-Out.

Perform a variety of routine tasks for events including the set-up and take down of materials, answering basic inquiries and assisting with the overall operation of events. Work is routine and performed under established guidelines.

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Residence Facilities is responsible for ensuring a healthy, safe, secure, comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing residential experience. During the summer months, Facilities focuses on providing our summer guests with a positive residential experience, takes the opportunity to enhance the residences with capital renewal initiatives and a comprehensive repair and preventive maintenance programme, and gives all buildings a deep spring cleaning. Student maintenance helpers will assist full-time trades staff in completing repair/ preventive maintenance work required throughout all residence buildings.

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Residence Admissions is the main point of contact for students applying to live in residence at McMaster, and a busy hub of activity all year round as we work with students, their families and other stakeholders to support a healthy residence community. In addition, this office is responsible for preparing numerous residence policies and publications, as well as conduct the marketing for on-campus living.

Working with the Administrative Assistant and reporting to the Manager, Residence Admissions and Marketing, the successful candidate will assist in supporting students and parents throughout the application process. The Admissions Assistant will work directly with the Administrative Assistant on daily tasks as well as the Residence Admissions team with special projects.

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Housing and Conference Services is responsible for providing a safe, secure and supportive experience to both students and parents as students transition to residence. The ResidenceTransition Planner will be responsible for working on a number of projects that will support student transition including but not limited to; Residence Experience Day, Residence Move-In, residence fire drills, and Welcome Week.

Under close supervision, the Residence Transition Planner will assist with the planning, organization, and implementation of various projects and events for the Department or Faculty. Work is performed in accordance with established guidelines.

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Housing & Conference Services is seeking an enthusiastic, eager to learn, and motivated McMaster student for the position of Marketing & Communications Assistant. Lead by the Coordinator, Strategic Communications, this role provides direct support and assistance in the areas of both print and digital communications.This role will provide support in print and electronic media technologies to promote marketing and communication for a program or department.

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