Student Employment

Patrol Worker - Deadline March 17

Position Description and Expectations

Patrol play a crucial role in our community by taking the pulse of our campus on a daily basis. As part of a peer support group, you must get to know residence students and to encourage them to uphold our residence policies and guidelines. You are to be an example of proper conduct for all students of the University and are expected to conduct yourself in a professional manner. Patrol workers are members of the King’s residence staff, reporting to the Patrol Supervisors and to the Assistant Dean of Students.

The Residence Guidelines are available online.

Specifically, Student Patrol members are expected to:

  • Work in a professional capacity with the Dean, Assistant Dean, dons, front desk workers, security, and facilities management staff.
  • Know and encourage fellow students to uphold the Residence Guidelines and show a general respect for campus life. If you are unclear about a policy, please speak with a Supervisor or the Assistant Dean.
  • Conduct hourly rounds of the residence, as set forth in the shift check-list, reporting any anomalies or problems in the Patrol Log.
  • Ensure Incident Reports are filled out appropriately and submitted at the end of every shift.
  • Maintain team and student confidentiality.
  • Seek assistance and accept direction from the Duty Dons on shift, when necessary.
  • Accept scheduling and direction as given by Patrol Supervisors.
  • Ensure coverage of assigned shifts. If you are unable to cover an assigned shift you must find a replacement worker, and failing that, notify the Patrol Supervisors.
  • Conduct minor facilities maintenance if necessary or as directed. (e.g. sweeping or shovelling)
  • Maintain communication with Patrol Supervisors, and promptly inform them of any personnel problems.
  • Attend Patrol staff meetings (once per term and/or as required).
  • Check your email account daily to be informed of all Patrol updates.
  • Patrol members who show up to work intoxicated or under the influence of drugs will be immediately dismissed.
  • Patrol members who show up late, or miss three shifts or meetings will be suspended or dismissed.
  • Read the Patrol Manual in its entirety and attend a mandatory, three-day paid training period, from Wednesday, August 30th to Friday, September 1st 2017.
  • New patrollers must work 3 “shadows shifts” with returners prior to assuming their own shift.
  • Work additional shifts during Fall Orientation Week.

Patrol Wage (subject to budgetary approval):

Early evening shift (8 p.m. to 12 mid): $11.40 per hour · Late night shift (12 mid to 8 a.m.): $12.75 per hour. Workers will regularly work approximately 4 to 8 hours per week, depending upon the availability of shifts. Additional shifts may also come available. A maximum of 16 hours per week is permitted, on occasion.

Applications are available at Alex Hall front desk.

Applications are due at noon on March 17, 2017 to the Alex Hall front desk.

Front Desk Agent / Housekeeping for Conference Services - Deadline March 24

The University of King’s College Facilities Department is looking for reliable, courteous, cheerful individuals to join our Conference Services team this summer. This is a key, front line position and successful applicants are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and provide guests with an excellent customer service experience.

Reporting to: Conference Services Managers/Supervisors
Salary: $11.00/hour – $12.75/hour
Employment Type: Seasonal Part-time
Start date: Saturday, April 22th
End Date: Wednesday, August 23rd
Deadline: Friday, March 24th

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Available for shift work (days, evenings, nights) 7 days a week
  • Operate the telephone and take accommodation reservations
  • Register arriving guests, process departures
  • Calculate charges and receive payment
  • Prepare accommodations for incoming guests
  • Cleaning guest rooms to standard as assigned
  • Answering guest inquiries
  • Work closely with other departments to achieve maximum guest satisfaction
  • Light physical labour as required
  • Maintain a clean, safe, hazard-free work environment at all times
  • Assist in or perform other associated duties as required

Preferred Skills:

  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be customer-service oriented
  • Must be courteous, outgoing, cheerful and energetic
  • Professional in both demeanor and presentation
  • Capable of working independently, but also being a flexible team-player
  • Detail oriented and well organized
  • Reliable and dependable
  • Able to bend, raise arms over shoulders, lift weight of 20lbs, and maneuver a small cleaning cart.

Additional Notes

Successful applicants may be split between Front Desk and Housekeeping according to their skill-set, but all employees will be expected to work both roles as required.

Successful applicants may also be considered for a limited number of on-call positions with on-campus housing provided as compensation.

To Apply

Applications, including a cover letter, résumé and the names and contact information of three references, may be submitted by email or mail to:

Tim Ross
6350 Coburg Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia. B3H 2A1.
Email: conferences@ukings.ca

Questions about the position can be submitted by email to conferences@ukings.ca.

Summer Facilities Staff - Deadline March 27

Department: Facilities
Reports To: Facilities Manager
Employment Type: Seasonal Full-time
Salary: $13/hour
Expected Work Term: Monday, May 1st to Friday, August 25th
Posting Expires: Monday, March 27

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Painting
  • Lawn maintenance (mowing, pruning, weeding, etc.)
  • Moving, loading and unloading furniture and equipment
  • Furniture set-up
  • Assisting members of the Facilities team as directed
  • Garbage removal as directed
  • Operate basic hand tools such as saws, shovels and rakes
  • Operation of power equipment, as per training
  • Operation of motorized equipment, as per training
  • Ensure equipment and tools are stored in a safe and secure manner
  • Maintain a clean, safe, hazard-free work environment at all times
  • Perform other related duties as required

Preferred Skills:

  • Related knowledge/skills will be considered an asset
  • Ability to take direction and work with minimal supervision
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Good communication and organization skills
  • Willing and able to work overtime as required

Additional Notes:

This job is physically demanding. Extensive lifting, kneeling, bending, standing and squatting required.

To Apply:

Applications may be submitted by email or mail to:

Teri Beckwith|Facilities Management Officer
6350 Coburg Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia. B3H 2A1.
Email: teri.beckwith@ukings.ca

The deadline for applications is Monday, March 27 at 5:00pm (AST). Questions about the position can be submitted by email to teri.beckwith@ukings.ca.

Student Peer Support Worker - Deadline March 31

Position: Student Peer Support Worker
Dept: Dean of Students & the Stay Connected Mental Health Project
Full/Part: 7 hours/week on average (must be available to attend training on August 30 and 31, 2017 , and to attend monthly peer network meetings)
Compensation: $5,000 Honorarium for Sept ’17 to Apr ’18

Please see the attached Job Description [PDF] for further details, also available at the Front Desk of Alex Hall.

To Apply: Please submit CV/resume with a cover letter explaining your interest in the position to the Alex Hall Front Desk by March 31, 2017 at 4 p.m.

Questions? Contact Nicholas Hatt, Dean of Students nicholas.hatt@ukings.ca or 902-422-1271 ext 131.