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APPLY TO BE A 2023-24

Chestnut Residence Don

Thank you for your interest in applying to be a Don at Chestnut Residence.

Applications are NOW CLOSED for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Eligibility

  • Must have completed at least 2 years of full-time post-secondary study (10 full course equivalents) as of September 2023.
  • Must be enrolled in a full-time program at the University of Toronto in the 2023-2024 sessions and be in good academic standing. Due to the high level of commitment, candidates from some professional programs may not be accepted as a result of potential scheduling conflict. 
  • Must be able to attend all of August Don Training & Student Move-In without exception. There are four additional mandatory training dates throughout the academic year, dates to be determined.

Application

Chestnut Residence is a diverse home to over 1100 students, a vibrant res life program and the best food prepared by caring Chefs. Dons receive a 650+ sq ft. 2 room suite, meal plan, comprehensive skill training, and an experience like no other.

Are you a hard working community minded leader? Interested in helping others? Good with a budget? Calm in crisis? Apply today to join our 2023-24 team!

DEADLINE: Please complete the online application by January 22nd, 2023 at 11:59 PM.
Due to volume of applications, late and incomplete applications will not be accepted.

We thank all applicants for their interest and wish to clarify that we will provide feedback only to those who have been invited to an interview. This feedback will be provided only after the recruitment process is completed.

Important Dates + Hiring Process

The hiring process consists of an initial individual interview screening and secondary group assessment. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications, not all applicants will be granted an interview. We will be in touch with all applicants regarding the status of their applications.


After the interviews have been completed, the hiring committee will review all materials gathered throughout the hiring process. Successful candidates will be made offers in early March

INFORMATION SESSIONS

Join us to learn more about the residence, what’s it like to be a Don/RA, our application process, and the hiring timeline. We are excited to meet you and answer your questions!


Wednesday, January 11, 2023 – 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM; virtual session

Zoom link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89522995343?pwd=WjZnMDREU0I1R2JUUWdrSUp6bmVBUT09

Meeting ID: 895 2299 5343
Passcode: 160027



Friday, January 20, 2023 – 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, in-person session

Location: The Hearth Lounge, Chestnut Residence, 89 Chestnut St.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Sunday, January 22, 2023 at 11:59pm

INDIVIDUAL INTERVIEW

Individual interview invites will sent beginning Monday, January 23, 2023

and will be due Monday, January 30, 2023 at 9:00 AM.

GROUP ASSESSEMENT

Group interview invites will be sent out on February 6, 2023.

The Group Carousel Assessments will take place on:

Group Interview Session 1

February 12, 2023, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

The session will be in person at Chestnut Residence.


Group Interview Session 2

February 12, 2023, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM 

The session will be in person at Chestnut Residence.


Group Interview Session 3

February 22, 2023, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

This session will be in person at Graduate House.

FIRST ROUND OF DONSHIP POSITION OFFERS

Will be sent out beginning Wednesday, March 1, 2023.

RESPONSE DEADLINE FOR OFFERS

Thursday, March 30, 2023.*

AUGUST DON TRAINING + RESIDENCE MOVE-IN

Mid-August to Monday, September 4, 2023

IMPORTANT: Candidates unable to commit to this time period (days, evenings, and possibly weekends) will not be accepted and may have their contracts terminated. Please ensure you are available during this time when applying.


We thank all applicants for their interest and wish to clarify that we will provide feedback only to those who have been invited to an interview. This feedback will be provided only after the recruitment process is completed i.e. late April

*Common Acceptance Date: You may receive offers from multiple divisions. You are expected to confirm an offer to a single division by March 30th, 2023.

FAQS

Dons receive a 650+ sq ft. 2 room suite, meal plan, comprehensive skill training, and an experience like no other.

Chestnut Residence is a diverse home to over 1100 students, with a vibrant res life program and the best food prepared by caring Chefs.

Learn more about Chestnut Residence.