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RESIDENCE LIFE Live-in Staff Roles

Residence Life Managers (RLM)

The role of the Residence Life Manager is to create and sustain a sense of community in their hall, supervise the hall’s team of Floor Fellows, serve as a general resource person for students and staff in the residence hall, support and interact with the hall councils, and act as a Disciplinary Officer of the University when required.

Designed to meet the evolving and growing needs of students, RLMs will expand our capacity to provide programming and support to our resident students. They are full-time staff, whose primary focus and responsibility is the residence community. They oversee a grouping of halls or a single large hall and will live in or near the halls for which they are responsible.

As professionals with experience in the fields of residence life, student affairs and other learning/helping professions, they will be responsible for educational programming, training and developing student leaders and student staff (Floor Fellows), serve as a support and resource for resident students as they adjust to University life, provide administrative and operational support, serve as an early alert system for emotional, academic and mental health issues among students, provide crisis management, and serve as Disciplinary Officers when required.

RLMs play a key role in enhancing student life in residences and often form deep and long-lasting bonds with their staff of Floor Fellows, with their hall councils, and with resident students.


Mentors-in-Rez will live in a residence hall and commit to a specific number of formal and informal activities with resident students. Each mentor will work with the students in a Living Learning Community (LLC) to create and run events and activities related to their professional interests and the interests of the community.

Mentors will play a key role in creating a sense of academic community in residences. Activities could include:

  • casual lectures on topics of interest to themselves and students
  • planned outings
  • mentoring student leaders and Floor Fellows
  • facilitated discussion groups on current issues
  • drop-in hours and evening tea
  • working with hall councils
  • participating in Rez Life workgroups
  • assisting with staff (Floor Fellow) selection