Residential Adviser

  • Kelburn
  • Contract
  • Sun Sep 17 21:06:20 2023
  • 6630C

  • Are you an experienced relationship and team builder?
  • Have you completed at least two years tertiary study or are an exceptional second year student?
  • Do you understand the importance of equity, diversity, and inclusion and can foster a vibrant and safe community?

Mō Te Herenga Waka - About Our University

Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington has a vision to become a world-leading capital city university nurturing and supporting students to become critically informed, confident, civic-minded global citizens, making a difference in the world.

Our core ethical values are respect, responsibility, fairness, integrity, and empathy. These core ethical values are demonstrated in our commitment to sustainability, wellbeing, inclusivity, equity, diversity, collegiality, and openness. With, and as, tangata whenua, we value Te Tiriti o Waitangi, rangatiratanga, manaakitanga, kaitiakitanga, whai mātauranga, whanaungatanga, and akoranga.

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is currently recruiting a Residential Adviser.

The Directorate of Student and Campus Living actively engages with, supports, mentors, and inspires our students, and provides them with a distinctively 'Te Herenga Waka’ experience.

Living in the hall and reporting to the Head of Hall, Residential Advisers (RAs) work closely with hall staff and the Residential Adviser team to support, create, and maintain a welcoming and respectful hall community.

Residential Advisers are required to be committed for the full academic year and gain experience working in a rewarding environment with a diverse range of students. RAs become a leader in the hall community, helping to connect students to the university student services. The RA teams, with support from management, plan and deliver engaging activities in the hall to help students meet new friends, succeed in their studies, and feel at home.

Residential Advisers work approximately 30 hours per fortnight, consisting mainly of evening and weekend shifts. All successful applicants are required to complete a comprehensive training, starting mid-January. During the training period you are required to be available to work 40 hours a week.

There are a number of roles available across all of our first year Halls, you will be asked your preference of first year hall throughout the application process.

Ō pūmanawa - About you

You will be able to demonstrate actively engaging with others in the University and wider community. Your ability to relate well to a wide range of people, calmness under pressure, and positive attitude will have you widely respected.

An RA is also a student so you must be ready to balance the RA role and your classes, assessments, and exams.

We’re looking for someone who:

  • Will be a 3rd year student or higher, or an exceptional 2nd year student.
  • Is willing to live on-site and be an active member of the hall community.
  • Is an experienced community builder, and is committed to fostering a vibrant, safe, and supportive community.
  • You will have experience working across cultures, including Māori and Pasifika, and can engage and communicate well with a diverse range of students.
  • Can work approximately 30 hours a fortnight on a roster, mainly evening and weekend shifts (some weeks will be more involved than others).
  • During the four-week compulsory training staring in January, RAs will be required to work 40 hours per week.
  • Is happy to complete a range of basic administrative and cleaning tasks when requested.
  • Enjoys living with lots of people, and coping with the vibrancy and busyness that comes with living in a large community.
  • Truly enjoys meeting and approaching new people, making them feel at ease, and can connect others.

Role description

Close Date for Vacancy: 02 October 2023

Contact Details for Vacancy: If you have any questions regarding the role, please contact Rhys Egan ( But applicants should follow all steps listed below.

Important - Application Steps and information

To complete your application, please submit your CV through the apply now option button at the base of the advert AND complete this Form. Your application will not be complete until you have completed both parts.

If you have any issues uploading your CV, please email it to stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.