Desk Services - Team Leader - Guest Registration and Door Staff

Students standing in front of the East Residence Desk.

Desk Services Job Opportunities

Team Leader - Guest Registration and Door Staff


Positions Available: 1

Reports To: Joanne Mead, Desk Services Manager

Department: Student Housing Services

Employment Dates: Monday July 1st 2023 – Friday April 26th 2024

Compensation: $17/hour for 15 hours per week


Position Summary: 

Student Housing Services provides late-night staffing at the main entrances of our residence buildings to facilitate Student Housing's Guest protocols. The Team typically works Fridays and Saturdays from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.. In addition, their support is required during higher traffic times which includes but is not limited to: Orientation Week, Homecoming, Halloween and St. Patrick's Day.

We are looking for University of Guelph students with management, leadership or mentoring experience to join our department and lead the Guest Registration and Door Staff Team. The ideal candidate would have strong Communication Skills, a good background in Customer Service, experience organizing tasks and working in a Team environment.


In the role of Team Leader, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Develop your leadership skills to support future growth
  • Assist in the design, development and delivery of training
  • Provide direct input on the strategic development opportunities for the operation and its leaders


Job Duties:

  • Attending mandatory leadership training in early August
  • Assist in the recruitment process for the Guest Registration and Door Staff Team (30 to 35)
  • Assist in the development and delivery of the Team Training at the end of August
  • Assist the Manager in scheduling the 8 to 10 residence locations
  • Inventory management of all the Staff supplies prior to each shift/weekend
  • Updating electronic data from the Staff shift logs
  • Modeling professional work ethic; mentoring and coaching the Team; providing input on individual staff performance
  • Responsible for all the duties regular duties of the Guest Registration and Door Staff (Assisting in educating the residence students on Student Housing Services Guest Policy, verifying student and guest identification)
  • Working along with the Guest Registration and Door Staff Team on busy nights or when there are staff shortages
  • Working on the Residence Desks during staff shortages or high traffic times such as check-in and check-out.)
  • Completing mandatory on-line training
  • Other duties as assigned


Attributes of Successful Candidates:

  • Management/leadership/mentorship experience
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with customer service - specifically in high volume environment
  • Team experienced, collaborative and cooperative attitude
  • Strong computer skills
  • Experienced in time management
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Experience problem solving



  • Ability to work late night shifts
  • Experience organizing or scheduling
  • Strong communication - verbal, written
  • Experience in management/leadership/mentorship roles
  • Familiar with the University of Guelph Campus as well as the resources available to students
  • Full G driver's license
  • University of Guelph student
  • Canadian SIN


How to Apply

This position is posted on Experience Guelph. To apply: 

  1. Visit Experience Guelph and log in using your student credentials
  2. Click "On Campus Jobs & Opportunities" and enter the job ID #113667 
  3. Read through the details and submit your resume and cover letter through the application portal

Application deadline: April 16th, 2023 @ 11:59 PM


Questions may be directed to Joanne Mead, Desk Services Manager: