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Residence Transition Planner Job Description

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Department and Position Description

The Residence Transition Planner (RTP) will be responsible for working on a number of projects that will support first-year student transition initiatives including but not limited to; Residence Experience Day, Residence Move-In, residence fire drills, and Welcome Week. These projects are integral for creating a safe and welcoming space for first year students coming to residence.

This position requires an individual who is self-motivated, takes initiative, and is capable of functioning both independently and in a team setting. The RTP is professional, communicates effectively with others, and has a positive attitude. They are organized, reliable, and demonstrate a passion for supporting the first-year experience.


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

  • Provide administrative support for projects, events and meetings.
  • Respond or redirect general inquiries in-person, by telephone or via email.
  • Update information regarding projects and events on various communication channels.
  • Provide on-site routine support for projects, events and meetings.
  • Collect, update and maintain files, correspondence and records according to established guidelines.


  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience: 6 months of related experience.


  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team environment, is self-motivated and takes initiative.
  • Demonstrated creativity and sound problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated customer service skills, responsibility, and leadership abilities.
  • Able to lift up to 25 lbs.
  • Previous experience working in Residence is considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of McMaster Residence policies and buildings is considered an asset.
  • Must possess an Ontario G Class License

Additional Information

This position includes primarily indoor working conditions, but will include outdoor working environments. The Residence Transition Planner generally works Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm but must be able to work flexible hours and some weekends

  • FT Timeline: May 2, 2022 – September 9, 2022 (35 hours/week)
  • No vacation requests: August 20- September 9 (Student staff training, move-in weekend and welcome week).
  • This role is not flexible with Welcome Week Rep positions
  • Hourly rate: $15.42