Become a proctor

We are looking for current University of New Brunswick (UNB), Fredericton campus students who love our residence community and want to have a positive impact. If this sounds like you, please consider joining our team!

Join our team

As a proctor, you will be a leader in the residence community, contributing to a supportive and positive living environment for students living in your house. Proctors are an integral part of our Residence Life Team and have an important role in helping UNB Fredericton Student Services foster its vision, mission and values of offering every UNB (Fredericton) student the opportunity for a transformative university experience.

Have questions? Contact our Residence Life Team for more information.

What our proctors are saying

“I really like getting to know my students! I love meeting people and every year brings a new batch of friends and peers to connect with. Giving support to people is something that I love to do, so being a Proctor is very natural to me.” – Emily Wilson
“I ran a program ahead of December exams where students could gather in the lounge and build their own ‘self-care package’ for the coming weeks. The whole house piled into the lounge to build their packages, we had music blasting and fun coloured pancakes popping of the stove left and right. The whole evening was a bit crazy if I'm being honest, but I could genuinely see people forgetting about their exams and just engaging with their friends- such a rare occurrence this time of year. I loved having the opportunity to share in the fun with so many of the residents, and create an atmosphere that I would've loved in my first year.” – Sydney Rankin 
“I hope to work in the mental health field.  Proctoring allows me to explore a subject that I care about through promoting healthy self-care practices, awareness and support.” – Olivia Hamilton

Roles and responsibilities

There are two types of proctor positions within UNB Residence Life:

Hall proctors provide support within a specific area or hall of each residence. As a hall proctor, you will work collaboratively to build a sense of community and connection within your residence, across UNB and the greater- Fredericton area. You are a person who enjoys engaging 1-on-1 with students to build meaningful connections and strives to foster a sense of belonging within residence for everyone

Educational proctors provide support to all students within their residence with a strong focus on academic success and wellness. As an educational proctor, you are a natural collaborator who has a passion for programming and helping others reach their full potential. This role includes organizing in-house activities such as tutorials and study groups, referring students to on-campus resources and more.

While each position has its own specific responsibilities, all proctors are responsible for the following:

  • providing mentorship, support and referrals to all students in their community
  • attending regular meetings with their respective house team and residence life coordinator (RLC)
  • working within the Community Development Model
  • supporting house activities and communicating with residence students
  • working collaboratively with RLCs, residence administration staff and facilities personnel to create a safe and positive living environment
  • helping to ensure safety in residence and at all residence related functions
  • and…HAVING FUN!

Professional development

All proctors receive role-specific training before students move in to residence. This includes conflict resolution training, event planning and crisis response. We also provide on-going leadership training and professional development opportunities to all of our proctors throughout the year.

As a proctor, you will have the opportunity to develop your skills and receive continued training in the following areas:

  • communication
  • crisis response
  • conflict management
  • team building
  • active listening
  • on-going training opportunities
  • connection to campus resources