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What is a Resident Advisor?

Photo of seven students that are part of the resident advising group.

Resident Advisors are full-time students or alumni employed by the BCIT Housing Office who live on-campus to support the housing community. The Resident Advisor team helps to create a positive housing community and acts as the front line of the housing management team.

Resident Advisors live on-campus and are generally in and around the community in the evenings. On weeknights and weekends there is always a Resident Advisor on site to assist students or help if there is an emergency. They are approachable, resourceful and very good listeners. They also¬† organize fun recreational activities and keep everyone involved in campus life. When in need, they are your “go to” person.

How To applyattend an information session

Who can be a Resident Advisor?

To be a Resident Advisor, you must be a BCIT student or alumni. Singles and couples are eligible to apply. If you would like to live on-campus with your partner you would need to apply as a couple and both applicants would need to be successful in the recruitment process, your partner does not need to be a BCIT student or alumni.

Why become a Resident Advisor?

Bring your strong leadership and passion for supporting others and apply to make a difference in the BCIT Housing community. As a Resident Advisor, you will gain valuable work experiences by helping to provide student residents with a positive and safe community. Meet new friends and engage in community building all while strengthening your communication, teamwork, and conflict management skills.

As a current or former BCIT student, you know first-hand how challenging the student experience can be. Allow our student residents to benefit from your experience by helping to ensure they have a quiet place to study and a safe place to unwind.

Resident Advisor information session

Join the Housing staff and current Resident Advisor team for an information session on Wednesday, February 10 at 6:30 p.m. At this session you will be able to ask questions and learn more about the role, recruitment process and how to apply.

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Apply now

Resident Advisor recruitment is now open for the 2021-2022 school year.

If you are interested in applying to be a Resident Advisor, please make sure to read through the applicant information, job description and application form links below.

All application packages must include a cover letter, current resume, and Resident Advisor application form. Email your completed application package to housing@bcit.ca by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, February 28, 2021.

Only those selected to move forward to the phase 2 Carousel interview will be contacted. The Carousel interview will take place on Saturday, March 13, 2021.