Student Life Advisor

Effective: August 15, 2021

Accountability: Reports directly to the Education Director

Position: Half time position on contract. Position may be expanded depending on applicant’s skill set.

Hours: 28 hours per week on average Sept. to April and 12 hours per week on average May to Aug. Some weekend and evening work will be required.

Location: On-site in Rosebud, Alberta

Summary: Join a team of dedicated theatre educators who are passionate about theatre, training young artists, and the true spirit of Christian mission in the world.

RSA is looking for a compassionate individual who understands the specific needs and challenges of late adolescence (age 18-24), is supportive of RSA’s mission, mandate, & programs, and is able to create networks of support in the wider community.

The Student Life Advisor will contribute to RSA’s mission to enrich lives by creating an environment of support where students with different backgrounds and abilities can flourish.

The ideal candidate has experience and/or training working with young adults, and training in mental health, emergency intervention, dispute resolution, and/or educational support services would be an asset. They are committed to best practices that comply with the Alberta Human Rights Act, FOIP, Residential Tenancy Act, and other legislation affecting students in post-secondary education.

The Student Life Advisor is the primary interface between the student body and RSA instructors and administration. They work closely with a team of people comprised of the Education Director, Registrar, Head of Acting Programme, Head of Theatre Foundations Programme, and the Recruitment Officer.

The work is onsite and in-person in Rosebud, Alberta, and hours can be irregular. While the work averages 20 hours/week, some weeks require more or less hours, based on time of year and workload.

Additional part-time work may be available in other RSA departments, pending the applicant’s interest and qualifications.

Job Function

1. Monitoring the general health of the student body – physical, emotional, and spiritual

2. Addressing student attitudes and relationships in the spirit of the Student Life Manual

3. Serving as a student advocate to RSA administration

4. Promoting a safe, respectful environment for students

Expected Results

1. Student body receives adequate care and support

2. Emergencies are handled efficiently

3. Breaches of conduct are handled appropriately

Applications: To apply please send the following to

1. A resume(s) with both relevant and potentially related experience

2. A cover letter including reasons why this position may be a good fit for you

The mission of Rosebud School of the Arts is about enriching lives by expressing God’s gifts of creativity, hope, joy, forgiveness, and love through the arts.

We believe that every person is created in the image of God and that all of humanity reflects different facets of God's character. We believe that all fall short of reflecting God’s true spirit, but we also believe in the promise of redemption for all.

Within this context, RSA strives to honour and respect the diverse cultures, languages, abilities, and perspectives that each staff member brings to the organization.

We are dedicated to creating an inclusive environment that welcomes the humanity of our students, staff, contract instructors, guest artists, board members, donors, and patrons. RSA is committed to providing a supportive work and educational environment where the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion are trained, fostered, and intentionally practiced. Through conscious reflection, and deliberate action and discussion at all levels, we aim to create a culture of care and safety where diversity can flourish.

All personnel policies related to employment – including hiring, compensation, promotion, benefits, job assignments, transfers, lay-offs, return from lay-offs, company sponsored programs or events, etc. – will be implemented without discrimination toward race, colour, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, family status, age, language, or national origin.

RSA is committed to recruiting and retaining a group of diverse, qualified staff members who advance RSA’s mission in their respective vocations. Through a fair and equitable hiring process, RSA considers the qualifications and values of each candidate as the primary criteria upon which hiring and promotion decisions are made.