Residence Facilities Summer Student Assistant

Position description (2 positions available)

The summer assistant will be a part of the Residence Facilities Management Team, learning the day-to-day and the short- and long-term planning functions required to maintain our seven student residences.

Under the direction of the Residence Facilities Management Team, the residence facilities summer student assistant will:

  • Participate in unit-by-unit building inspections and inventory checks at end of term
  • Assist in compiling residence year-end damage billings
  • Provide general information about residence and the Brock campus
  • Provide assistance to students, summer guests and/or summer staff on residence inquiries/maintenance concerns
  • Create/update an asset database of residence equipment and furnishings
  • Research and develop resources that support residence-based educational programming initiatives relating to the residence facilities; for example, energy reduction promotions, recycling program)
  • Assist in the organization and co-ordination of Residence Registration Day
  • Review, provide feedback, and assist in editing the service desk procedures manual
  • Aid in performing checks of safety and security equipment,such as card swipe units, battery-operated detectors, and fire safety equipment
  • Assist in organizing, archiving, and storing files and resources
  • Participate in unit-by-unit building and inventory checks at end of summer to ensure units/rooms are ready for the arrival of students for Fall term.
  • Assist in editing existing documents and brochures used to provide residence students with “residence living” information, and posting t hem in a user-friendly way to the website.

Job duties and skills

During the term of the position, students will be trained on:

  • Residence system processes and procedures, particularly maintenance and repair planning
  • Inventory and inspection process
  • Required legislation for fire alarm system testing
  • Various computer programs, including
    • Microsoft Office applications
    • Maintenance management system
    • Residence software program

Skills the student will gain in this position

  • Extensive communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Participation in planning and scheduling that will enhance skills in accuracy, prioritization, attention to detail and organization
  • Customer service
  • Database management
  • Property management.

Rate of pay


Anticipated start and end dates

  • 35 hours per week, April 28 through to Sept. 3, 2017


  • Currently enrolled as a Brock student; preference will be given to those with Service Desk and/or residence experience
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Resourceful; skilled in researching; proficient computer user
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Highly organized and attentive to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of Brock University residences, Service Desks, and their facilities is an asset
  • Background and/or experience in maintenance or custodial work is an asset

Application requirements

We are now accepting applications (cover letter/resume) for this summer. Applications are due by noon on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 to