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Posted by University of King's College on February 25, 2016 in Job Postings


The University of King’s College invites applications for Residence Donships for the 2016-17 academic year.

Dons exercise general disciplinary duties within the precincts of the College, especially within their designated Bay or Floor.  They are expected to make a significant contribution to the intellectual life of the College and to assist students through programming initiatives, individual support and referrals, and through initial crisis response. Together the nine dons and two junior dons form the core of the residence staff team, working together with the Dean and Assistant Dean of Students on a daily basis to coordinate their efforts as a team and as individuals. Dons are also required to attend bi-weekly staff meetings.

Applicants should have an undergraduate degree of at least one year’s standing and interest in being members of a small, dynamic university community. Former students of the College are expected to have at least one year between graduation and taking up the position.

Remuneration is a furnished two room suite (with private bath), a meal plan, and full access to all College amenities (a taxable benefit).

Dons are expected to be fully moved in to their accommodations no later than August 24, 2016.

Dons must be available and on campus during specific dates throughout the year.  These include:

·         August 25 to September 3, 2016: Mandatory residence staff training.

·         September 4 to 9, 2016: Orientation Week for new students.

·         December 20, 2016: Dons may leave for the holiday break.

·         January 7, 2017: Dons must return to campus for the Winter term.

·         April 28, 2017: Dons may leave residence.

·         May 31, 2017: Don appointment officially ends.


This is a one-year appointment with the potential for annual re-appointment for a further two years.

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 download) at, under ‘About King’s’, ‘Employment Opportunities’. 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 3 p.m. on Friday, April 1, 2016.

Address to:
The Residence Office
c/o Pat Dixon
6350 Coburg Rd
University of King’s College
Halifax, NS    B3H 2A1