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Residence Don (multiple positions available)

 Student Employment

POSITION TITLE:                                RESIDENCE DON (multiple positions)      

DEPARTMENT:                                   RESIDENCE LIFE

LOCATION:                                         NORTH BAY                                      

DATE POSTED:                                   NOVEMBER 20, 2017                                                                     

CLOSING DATE:                                 JANUARY 11, 2018           

EMPLOYMENT DATES:                    MAY 7, 2018 – MAY 1, 2019

RATE OF PAY:                                     Successful applicants will be guaranteed a single room in residence as remuneration for the position.                                               



The responsibilities of a Residence Don are to promote the mission and goals of the residence life program at Nipissing University, to ensure that the Residence Community Living Standards (RCLS) are upheld, to advise and support students in their residence communities, and act as a referral agent for campus and community resources. Residence Dons are responsible for aiding in the development of a strong and positive community by working closely with their complex’s Residence Life Staff and Residents’ Council.


Some of the duties and responsibilities of a Residence Don include:

  • Fostering a positive, friendly and inclusive atmosphere in their section and throughout the residence community.
  • Support the development, marketing and  implementation of programs in accordance with the Residence Life Community Development Model (as set out by the Residence Life staff at training).
  • Assume on-call shifts according to the schedule and conduct responsibilities, which includes upholding the Residence Community Living Standards, and responding to potential emergency or crisis situations
  • Communicate regularly, through a variety of means, with students, supervisors, and other Residence Life Team members to ensure the success of the Residence Life program
  • Role model appropriate personal behaviour and academic success at all times, including by adhering to the Residence Community Living Standards and the Nipissing University Student Code of Conduct
  • Prior to assuming the role, candidates must complete the following:
    • Attend Residence Life Team Spring Orientation
    • Online and in-person pre-service training
    • Completion and submission of all required paperwork prior to pre-service training in August, including a Criminal Reference Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening and Standard First Aid and CPR level C training
  • Participate in ongoing training and workshops throughout the duration of employment
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Must be able to attend the Peer Educator Selection Carousel on Saturday, February 3, 2018
  • Student (2nd year and above) with good academic standing (cumulative average of 65% or higher).
  • Excellent level of responsibility, reliability, and initiative.
  • Good interpersonal communication skills and ease in relating to people from varying educational, cultural, and social backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of Nipissing University programs, initiatives, and services that promote student academic and personal success. 

To apply for this position please submit a resume and cover letter referencing the job title to

We thank all applicants; however, only those to be considered for participation in the selection process will be contacted. Those contacted for consideration will be asked to provide three (3) references at a later date. Nipissing University is an inclusive employer and will provide accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code.

*Please note that the availability of this position is pending final budget approval*

Please submit your letter of application and resume by: January 11, 2018, 04:00 PM

To apply for this position please submit a resume and cover letter referencing the job title to​​


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