MacEwan University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Residence Life Assistant Coordinator
Residence Services

MacEwan University inspires students with a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences – ours is a connected culture that focuses on learner-centered teaching, and on providing opportunities for students to grow and achieve.

The university provides a transformative education in a creative, collaborative and supportive learning environment. Approximately 12,000 students are enrolled in more than 65 programs: four-year undergraduate degrees, applied degrees, university transfer programs and one- and two-year diploma and certificates. Additional offerings include preparation for university and college, English as a Second Language, professional and personal development courses and workshops, corporate training and the Alberta College Conservatory of Music.


Opened in September 2005, the MacEwan Residence is located at the City Center Campus and houses nearly 900 students in a variety of bachelor, 2 bedroom and 4 bedroom suite-style units. Our goal is to provide a safe, secure and affordable housing option to students that supports their learning, development and personal growth.

The Department of Residence Services is currently seeking an enthusiastic and committed individual to fill the role of Residence Life Assistant Coordinator. Reporting to the Supervisor, Residence Life, the Residence Life Assistant Coordinator is responsible for developing, administering and promoting residence life, including achieving a high standard of community living that facilitates positive and directed student development. This is a full-time 36 month limited term position. 


The successful incumbent will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, crisis intervention and conflict resolution, strong judgment, critical thinking and decision-making skills. Applicants must also have the ability to work independently; complete work in an accurate and thorough manner while paying attention to detail; maintain confidentiality and deal with situations in a professional, service oriented and tactful manner.


Interested applicants should have a diploma in a related field including, but not limited to humanities, student development or management a minimum of  2 years’ experience in a residence life role.  Equivalencies will be considered. Applicants also need to have working knowledge of Microsoft office including Word, Access and Excel. Working Knowledge of StarRez and E-Rezlife is an asset.

Position Requirements

The successful applicant will be a team player who can work flexible and varied hours. Security Clearance Check will be conducted as a condition of employment. There is a mandatory live-in requirement for this position in an assigned private furnished suite within the Residence as a taxable benefit to the incumbent. The incumbent will share on-call (carry cell phone) responsibilities for emergency after hours coverage. 


When you become part of the MacEwan team, you will enjoy a competitive salary, but the rewards keep coming. Our total compensation package includes:

•    Competitive base pay
•    Generous vacation time
•    Secure pension plan
•    Excellent benefits package
•    Effective recognition and retention programs
•    Continuous learning culture
•    Opportunities for career growth

You can view the benefits using this link: www.macewan.ca/benefits

How to Apply:   

Only applications received electronically will be considered.  To apply, go to www.macewan.ca/careers and select the job posting. 

Thank you for your interest in employment with MacEwan University. We will be reviewing all applications to select the candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

For general inquiries, please contact us at careers@macewan.ca.

This position is included under the MacEwan Staff Association collective agreement.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Category Full-Time Limited Term
Salary $39,312 - $57,166
Closing Date April 20, 2018   
Competition No. 18.04.072

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