Working in Residence offers: community building, leadership development, impact making, supporting students, fostering connections & interpersonal skill development

Applications are closed.

Residence Life Student Staff Hiring Timeline

Monday, January 18, 2021: Applications open
Sunday, February 21, 2021: Applications close
Monday, March 1, 2021: Interviews start *NOTE* Any Returning Don applicants who were not hired as a Don for the 2020/2021 academic year will be required to interview; additionally, any RT Dons who apply to be a LLC Don will need to interview for that role.
Friday, March 12, 2021: Interviews end
Friday, March 19, 2021: Job offers sent
Friday, March 26, 2021: Job acceptance deadline

How do I apply?
NOTE: Applications closed at 11:59PM on Sunday, February 21, 2021

Register & view job descriptions at:

Applications open: Monday, January 18, 2021 @ 12PM EDT
Applications Close: Sunday, February 21, 2021 @ 11:59PM EDT

If you require any accommodations or during the application process, or information in an alternate format please contact Residence Life at or 613-533-6790.

As a Queen’s student, you need to create an eRez account:
1. Visit:
2. Click on “activate account
3. Enter your Queen’s email address (and ignore the RMS #)

As a non-Queen’s or BISC student:
1. Email with your full name and email address that you wish your application to be tied to
2. Residence Life will create an account for and then you will receive a “eRezLife Password Reset” email from eRezlife software at which time you can create your own password and login to access the Don applications

What does a Residence Life student staff member do?

Please visit for more information regarding the Residence Don Job Summary.  You can also download the Residence Don and Residence Program Assistant Job Description below.

In addition to Residence Don, positions available include: Residence Life Assistant*, Living Learning Community Don, Residence Program Assistant, and Don Designate.
*Only returning staff are eligible

The Living Learning Communities (LLCs) for 2021-2022 are Nursing, Computer Science, Science, Engineering, Eco-Friendly, Active Living, Creative Arts and Leadership.

Residence Student Staff Roles

Why be a Don?

Being a Residence Don provides a rewarding experience, not only in impacting the student experience on-campus, but also in receiving opportunities to develop and hone a wide array of transferable life and career skills. The Residence Life & Services Department is committed to providing a supportive, safe and positive environment, where both our residents and staff members can learn and grow.

Why be a Residence Program Assistant (RPA)?

Residence Program Assistants help coordinate large scale events that help foster a sense of belonging within the larger residence community. These events focus on the student experience and compliment Don community programs. The Residence Life & Services Department is committed to providing a supportive, safe and positive environment, where both our residents and staff members can learn and grow.

Residence Student Staff Information Sessions

For additional information on the application process, what it means to be a Don, LLC Don and RPA, to meet some of our current staff team and ask them questions, please attend one of our Residence Staff Information Sessions.

Information sessions for the 2021-2022 hiring cycle have been completed.

Career Services Interview Preparation Workshops

Whether or not you have applied, Career Services is here to help you with your resume and cover letter for your application and to help you prepare for your new or returning applicant interview.

Career Services Workshops specific for Residence staff applicants will be offered on the following dates:

  • Thursday, February 25, 2021 | ZOOM | 10:30AM-12PM EDT ( MEETING ID: 938 8290 2478 PASSCODE: 650168)

Please click the Zoom link above to attend either date for the ResLife specific Interview Prep Workshops or sign up online at for one of their other workshops.