Introducing our first-ever Virtual Residence Ambassador Program!


Student Housing Services is hiring students to help showcase the residence experience to Future Gryphons! Successful candidates will join a team of 6-8 other Virtual Ambassadors in creating content for Student Housing’s social media and marketing department.

Why should you apply to this program?

Small Commitment, BIG results!

You are able to choose your level of involvement on the team and will be compensated accordingly, with the opportunity to earn up to $250 in gift cards to a location of your choice.

Embrace your Creativity!

We’re looking for students who understand the trends of social media. Those hours you spend watching and creating TikToks could be put to good use!

Inspire Future Gryphons!

Your content and creativity may help a prospective student decide to choose the University of Guelph and live in residence.

Build your Resume!

The Virtual Residence Ambassador Program is a great way to gain experience in content creation and social marketing. You’ll gain valuable skills that can be applied to future job opportunities.

Have fun!

This team will be dynamic, engaging, and incredibly rewarding. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with other students across campus.


The ideal candidates for these positions will be:

Creative: We want you to be able to help pick out trends and find ways to apply them to our marketing department. Candidates must use social media frequently.

Committed: Although the role is low commitment (~2 hours a week), we expect that you will stay engaged through the entire semester.

Passionate: You should LOVE living in residence and want to show that passion to others!

Independent: The role will involve collaboration through team meetings; however, you will also be responsible for individual assignments to complete. Time management is key!


How it works:

Virtual Residence Ambassadors will be responsible for creating a wide variety of digital content, including:

  • Instagram Reels/TikToks (day in the life, what I eat in a day, best spots to study, how I use academic resources, other trends, etc.)
  • Instagram Stories (ask me anything, residence tours, etc.)
  • Residence Photoshoots & Virtual Room Tours
  • Videos (how to do laundry, completing a check-out, etc.)

Content ideas will be developed at monthly team meetings in collaboration with the Multimedia Assistant and the Manager of Admissions and Marketing. Ambassadors are expected to assist in the brainstorming of content ideas during monthly meetings and actively volunteer for various content creation opportunities as they become available.

Compensation is based on participation measured in credits. Typically, participation in one activity will earn one credit, however, larger-scale projects may earn multiple credits for a single assignment. Ambassadors may choose their involvement level based on availability and interest in desired content.


Level 0

Attending monthly team brainstorming ideas

$25 Gift Card

Level 1

Earn 5 credits

$75 Gift Card ($100 total)

Level 2

Earn 8 credits

$50 Gift Card ($150 total)

Level 3

Earn 10 credits

$50 Gift Card ($200 total)

Level 4

Earn 12 credits

$50 Gift Card ($250 total)


Ambassadors can earn up to $250 in compensation through gift cards which will be distributed at the end of the semester. Credits are tracked and awarded by the Multimedia Assistant.


COVID-19 disclaimer:

Given the evolving nature of COVID-19, candidates will begin the role in a virtual environment. Once Public Health restrictions and University guidelines permit, in-person components will be added to the role. Students do not need to be living in residence during the online learning period to be eligible for the opportunity. 


Does this sound like the perfect opportunity for you?


Applications close Sunday, January 9th at midnight, with successful candidates being contacted for an interview the following week.


Please note: Students must be living in residence to be eligible for the program. This application is different from Residence Life Staff, for more information on that hiring click here