Junior Don 2017-18

The University of King’s College invites applications for Junior Dons for the 2017-18 academic year.

The Junior Don exercises general disciplinary duties within the precincts of the College, and is a resident supervisor of the first floor of Alexandra Hall or Angels’ Roost or works with another don in a Bay or other floor of Alexandra Hall. The junior don is expected to assist students through programming initiatives, individual support and referrals, and initial crisis response. The junior don works closely with a team of nine dons and two other junior dons who together form the core of the residence staff team. They work together daily to coordinate their efforts as a team and as individuals. Junior dons are also required to attend bi-weekly staff meetings. Read the full position description [PDF].

Applicants should be senior undergraduate students at King’s finishing their third year of study or higher. Current King’s graduands are also encouraged to apply.

Remuneration is a single residence room and a residence meal plan (a taxable benefit).

The junior don is expected to be fully moved in to accommodations no later than August 21, 2017 and must be available and on campus during specific dates throughout the year. Junior dons are encouraged to arrive a few days earlier. Please note that the below dates are tentative, based on the proposed Academic Dates for 2017-18. These include:

  • August 22 to September 1, 2017: Mandatory residence staff training.
  • September 3 to 8, 2017: Orientation week for new students.
  • December 19, 2017: Junior dons may leave for the holiday break.
  • January 6, 2018: Junior dons must return to campus for the Winter term.
  • April 28, 2018: Junior dons may leave residence.
  • April 30, 2018. Appointment officially ends and junior dons must vacate their residence room.

Application packages are available from the front desk of Alexandra Hall, the Residence Office (3rd floor New Academic Building) on the King’s College campus, or online [PDF]. Full applications, together with covering letter, curriculum vitae or resume, and the names of three referees, should be mailed or delivered in person to the address below and received no later than March 3, 2017. Interviews for the position will be held shortly thereafter.

Address to:

The Residence Office
c/o Elisabeth Stones
6350 Coburg Rd
University of King’s College
Halifax, NS, B3H 2A1