Residence Facilities Summer Student Assistant

Residence Facilities Summer Student Assistant


Residence Facilities Summer Student Assistant (2 positions available)

Position Description
The Summer Assistant will be a part of the Residence Facilities Team, learning the day to day, as well as, the short & long term planning functions required in order to maintain our 6 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
  • create an asset database of residence equipment and furnishings
  • research and develop resources which support residence-based educational programming initiatives relating to the residence facilities (ie recycling programme, energy reduction promotions)
  • assist in the organization and coordination of residence registration day
  • review, provide feedback, and assist in editing the service desk procedures manual
  • aid in performing checks of safety & security equipment such as card swipe units and battery operated detectors
  • 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 terms
  • assist in editing existing documents and brochures used to provide residence students with required "residence living" information and setting those up in a user friendly way on the website


Job Duties and Skills

During the term of the position will receive training on:
  • Residence system processes and procedures; especially in regards to maintenance and repair planning
  • Inventory and inspection process
  • Required legislation in regards to fire alarm system testing
  • Various computer programs including
    • Microsoft Office applications
    • a maintenance management system application
    • room scheduling database application
Listed below are some of the skills the student will gain in this position:
  • Extensive communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Participation in planning & scheduling that will help the student enhance skills in accuracy, prioritization, attention to detail and organization
  • Customer Service
  • Database Management
  • Property Management


Rate of pay: $12.00/hour


Anticipated start and end dates

  • 35 hours per week - April 26 through to September 6, 2015



  • currently enrolled Brock student; preference will be given to those with residence and/or Service Desk 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 the maintenance or custodial field is an asset


Application Requirements

  • We are now accepting applications(cover letter/resume) for this summer.  Applications are due by 12 noon on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 to


Townhouse Inspections
September 28, 2015 - 10:00am - October 2, 2015 - 4:30pm
Traditional Residence Inspections
October 5, 2015 - 10:00am - October 9, 2015 - 4:30pm