2018-2019 Residence Student Staff (RSS) Application

In addition to the following webform, please ensure you have completed the application on the CLN and submitted your cover letter and resume

Please read through the following information regarding your application for the Don, PAL and/or RSA positions. Job requirements, important dates, accessibility needs, and the application process checklist are all provided below. At the end, please sign to say you have read and understand the requirements of the application.

List of Important Dates (New Applicants)


 Requirements of the Don/PAL/RSA Role(s)

Expectations: The health and safety of students, staff, and guests in residence is a primary concern for Student Housing & Residence Life (SHRL). In any Residence Student Staff (RSS) position, you may be called upon to act as a first responder to students in need and in crisis situations and make appropriate decisions to manage those concerns. These situations require capacity to manage high-stress situations, make independent decisions, and engage in appropriate self care to manage your own wellness.

Basic First Aid & CPR (Don Only): If selected as a Don, you will be required to get/renew Basic First Aid & CPR training before RSS training in August 2017. Alternatively, you can sign up to participate in the RSS First Aid Training taking place during the August Training period. 

Police Records (Vulnerable Persons) Check (NOT required for RSA role or by International Students**): If you are given a conditional offer, we require a police records check to be completed by the beginning of the Residence Student Staff Training Institute in August.

**International Student defined by those requiring a VISA/Study Permit


Application Process Checklist

** Please ensure you read through and understand all application requirements. You are required to submit application material to both the CLN and the Residence Student Staff Application Webform. 


  • Information Session (recommended) Thursday November 23, 2017 from 8-9pm (IB140) or Tuesday November 28, 2017 from 8–9pm (IB140). 
  • Resumé & Cover Letter Workshop - Career Centre (recommended) Date: January 5, 2018 Time: 10:00am-12:00pm Location: DV3039 *Please register online- cln.utoronto.ca
  • Effective Interviews - Career Centre (recommended) February 2, 2018 Time: 10:00am-12:00pm Location: DV3039 *Please register online- cln.utoronto.ca *Please register online- cln.utoronto.ca
  • Your Online Application – Due Friday January 12, 2018 at 12:00pm noon
    • Application on the Career Learning Network (CLN)
    • Cover Letter Submitted online to the CLN 
      • Your cover letter should address the following questions:
  1. What inspired you to apply for this role(s)?
  2. What do you value and how do you see that fitting with this role(s)?
  3. What would leadership look like for you in this role(s)?
  • Resumé Submitted online to the CLN  Your resumé should include relevant job/volunteer/life experience and how it directly connects to the role(s) you are applying for.
  • RSS Application Webform 

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with (dis)abilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

If you require additional considerations for accessibility or require assistance in order to fully participate in our process please don’t hesitate to contact Jessica Charbonneau at j.charbonneau@utoronto.ca. Potential needs could include (but are not limited to) concerns around physical space, materials in a written or large font format, anxiety around the process etc. The hiring process requires applicants to complete several different types of activities.  Therefore, if you have specific questions around what the process will look like, feel free to reach out and ask. We will do our best to accommodate your requirements.

Ideally, one at which you can be reached from now until September.
Position Preference
Please indicate in the drop down menus the position(s) that you are applying for and your preference. Please note that if you are applying for PAL or one of the Living Learning Community PALs, a list of your courses will be pulled from ACORN. You will only be considered for the maximum of 3 positions that you select from the drop down menus below.
As the Don and PAL roles require RSS to live on campus, if hired, you will be allocated to a room on campus. If you require any accommodations for housing placements, please provide us with the information. Housing accommodation could include preferences for severe allergies, mobility accommodations etc.
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