Academic High School – Resident Life Advisor (RLA)

Academic High School – Resident Life Advisor (RLA)

Vacancy Summary

Location: Maple Leaf School – TRU, Kamloops, British Columbia
Start Date: August 15th, 2019
Contract Term: Two years
Probationary Period: Three months
Required Credentials & Experience:

  • Fluent English (4 domains)
  • Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record Check
  • Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Resident Status, or with a valid Work Permit
  • Minimum two years experience working with secondary students
  • Minimum two years post-secondary guidance counselling experience
  • University degree in education, psychology or related field.

Desirable Skills:

  • First-Aid Certification
  • Second language
  • Familiarity with Pearson”s Powerschool Pro
  • Familiarity with myBlueprint

About Maple Leaf Education North America

Maple Leaf Education North American is a subsidiary of China Maple Leaf Educational Systems, which operates the largest network of international schools in China. In 2018, MLENA entered into an agreement with Lakehead University to open a high school within its Lakehead campus. Maple Leaf School-LakeheadU focuses upon academic preparation for success in university, while fostering student independence. MLWS-Lakehead is a boarding school enrolling international student from a rich variety of cultures. MLWS-LakeheadU welcomes RLA candidates with experience in grades 10, 11 and 12 to apply to this challenging and rewarding position. 

RLA General Duties

The Resident Life Advisor position at MLWS-LakeheadU is a position that requires the incumbent to board on campus, in close proximity to students. RLAs are dedicated and engaged in the school community. Their general duties include:

  • Night & Weekend Dormitory Supervision
  • Evening Study Supervision
  • School Based Team Member
  • Post-Secondary Counselling
  • University Admissions Representative Liaison
  • University Offer Data Tracking
  • IELTS Examination Coordinator
  • House System Supervision and Promotion
  • Student Orientation
  • Weekend Activity Program, Development and Coordination
  • Student Volunteer Program Support
  • Grade Level Student Meetings
  • Exam Invigilation
  • Proficiency in PowerSchool Pro, Schoology, myBlueprint

RLA Additional Responsibilities

  • PSI Selection
  • Student Account Establishment & Supervision
  • Non-Grad Lists (Action)
  • Non-Grad Reports (Action)
  • Pyramids of Intervention (Action)
  • Minor Incident Student Management

Maple Leaf Advantage

  • Work in the beautiful city of Thunder Bay
  • Experience personal and professional growth
  • Explore career advancement opportunities
  • Guide academically motivated students

Maple Leaf Benefit

  • Competitive salary
  • Accommodation expenses included in package
  • Extended medical coverage
  • Access to professional development opportunities
  • Generous vacation periods throughout the year

This RLA position is open to external candidates. 

To apply, send a resume to Ms. Monica Andrews Principal – Maple Leaf School-LakeheadU at: or visit the “Employment” tab at