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Residence Programming Manager

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Residence Programming Manager
Department/Unit Residence Life
Location Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Posting Number S216-24
Employee Group DPMG
Position Type Regular, On-Going
Duration of Contract (if applicable)
Employment Type Full Time
Full-time Equivalency (FTE) 1.0
Salary $59,555 - $79,673 per annum
Classification ADM-05
Provisional Statement
This is a provisional classification. Formal regular review classification procedures may be initiated at any time by the incumbent or supervisor after the incumbent has worked a minimum of six months in the role.
About Dalhousie University
Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our almost 21,000 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, that celebrated 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.
Job Summary
Student Affairs is a collection of integrated units that collaborate with faculty, staff and students to enhance the student experience. We promote an inclusive, holistic and student-centric approach to learning and academic success and act as a professional resource in the delivery of evidence-based student enrolment, wellness, development and academic support programs and services. Reporting to the Director, Residence Life, this position plays a lead role in supporting the strategic priorities of Student Affairs and Residence Life. The Residence Programming Manager supports positive student engagement and community building in residence as well as addressing emerging issues that impact residence students on the Halifax campuses
Key Responsibilities
  • Develops and administers programming curriculum to ensure holistic programming outcomes in residence. Recommends changes and adjustments to model/program delivery to Director, Residence Life and residence life management team.
  • Develops and communicates learning outcomes and expectations to residence life student leaders and supports the activities of student committees in an administrative and advisory capacity.
  • Compiles and tracks all event statistics in order to complete year-to-year trend analysis: attendance, number of events held, number of events planned, etc.
  • Responsible for all aspects of personnel management for 40-50 Community Mentors including hiring, supervision, evaluation, and discipline/termination.
  • Responsible for the management of programming budgets for all residence life staff including expenditures and funding allocations.
  • Creates communications and marketing plans for residence wide programs, events, and campaigns. Identifies opportunities to communicate key messages to students on issues of importance to student success, community and well-being.
Availability to attend programming and events on evenings and weekends is a requirement of this role.

Due to operational requirements, the successful applicant is required to work in-person on campus.
Required Qualifications
  • Undergraduate degree with five years’ experience in a residence life/housing department within a post-secondary educational institution or student affairs focused unit (or an equivalent combination of training and experience).
  • Demonstrated success in taking initiative and moving work forward through effective leadership and management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and relationship-building skills.
  • Proven ability to design and deliver workshops and sessions to broad audiences.
  • Proven ability to lead, coach, and supervise student staff.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • Project management training.
  • Experience in using logic models to support the delivery of programming outcomes.
Job Competencies
The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate proficiency in Dalhousie’s core and leadership competencies (, in particular:

- Respect & Inclusion
- Adaptability
- Knowledge & Thinking Skills
- Communication
- Service
Additional Information
Dalhousie University supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total compensation package includes a defined benefit pension plan, health and dental plans, a health spending account, an employee and family assistance program and a tuition assistance program.
Application Consideration
Applications from current university employees and external candidates are assessed concurrently. Current university employees will be given special consideration.

We sincerely appreciate all applications and note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly by the hiring department or Human Resources.
Diversity Statement
Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. In accordance with our Employment Equity Policy, preference will be given in hiring processes to candidates who self-identify as members of one or more of the equity-deserving groups listed above. For more information, including details related to our Employment Equity Policy and Plan and definitions of equity-deserving groups please visit
Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 07/04/2024
Close Date 07/15/2024
Open Until Filled No
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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Résumé / Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter