Job Description

House Presidents are elected representatives who plan events and programs within their residence and manage the building's budget and finances. House Presidents are also advocates who discuss and promote the interests of residents living in their building during weekly house councils. These house councils are run by the House President and attended by a group of elected residents, known as floor representatives. House Presidents are expected to:

  • Provide vision, leadership, support, advice and guidance as well as day-to-day supervision for ResSoc staff/floor representatives within their area of responsibility.

  • Chair meetings of the House Council and provide direction and leadership for the house council in executing its mandate under the Constitution.

  • Represent their constituent residents by actively preparing for, participating in, and voting at all meetings of the Residence Society General Assembly and by sitting on committees of the ResSoc, Alma Mater Society, or other partner organizations, as requested by the President of the Residence Society.

  • Work with the House Council to communicate ResSoc business to their constituents.

  • Liaise directly with local residence staff (e.g. cleaning/maintenance/Residence Life staff etc.) to ensure that needs of their constituents are being met.

  • Meet with the Vice-President (Residence Affairs) on a regular basis and promptly communicate the unfulfilled needs and/or concerns of their constituent residents.

  • Bring together residents of the house for house-wide meetings from time to time as outlined in the ResSoc

  • Act as a positive role model for staff and students. 

  • Be responsible for organizing three to four house events each semester including an inter-house event

  • Facilitate the sale of House Clothing to their residents

  • Endeavor to recruit a First/ Upper Year House Marketing Advisor and a First/Upper Year Treasurer to House Council by October of their Academic term