Applications for the 2022-23 Resident Fellow (RF) and Summer Resident Advisor (SRA) positions are now open and will close at 12:00pm EST on Monday March 7. Please use this online form to submit your application. Eligible students are encouraged to apply for either or both positions!

The application form is divided into three sections. The first section asks for your contact and academic information. The second section asks you to discuss your time commitments for the current academic year and for your intended time as a Resident Fellow or Summer Resident Advisor and to briefly summarize your relevant experience. The third section asks you to upload a current resume and cover letter as well as provide contact information for two references. If those documents are prepared in advance, the application form shouldn’t take more than a few minutes to complete.

For the Summer 2022 and Academic Year 2022-23 cohorts, application review will take place prior to Spring Break and those invited to interview for the RF/SRA positions will do so post-Spring Break.


2022-2023 Resident Fellow Job Description

Job Description

Resident Fellows (RFs) assist and advise students residing in the Gewirz Student Center. RFs serve a hybrid role with some responsibilities being similar to an undergraduate resident assistant and others to a hall director. This is a part time position; however, some situations may require a more extensive time commitment. Specific duties are described below.

Duty/Emergency On-Call

Resident Fellows complete weeknight and weekend on-call duty on a rotating schedule. While on duty, RFs are expected to monitor and report the physical condition of the residence hall, act as first responders to emergencies, and intervene and/or assist security or medical personnel in emergencies.

Based on expected staffing levels, Residents Fellows will be expected to complete approximately one regular duty night per week and 3-4 weekends per semester. Emergency on-call coverage includes holidays and the Week One, but excludes the winter holiday (December 20, 2022 –January 7, 2023).

Resident Fellows also serve as fire emergency floor marshals in the Gewirz Student Center and may participate in ad hoc Law Center Emergency Response Teams as needed.

Counseling/Mediation

  • Advise or refer residents to appropriate offices for academic or personal counseling.
  • Confront inappropriate behavior when necessary.
  • Help resolve resident conflicts.
  • Help residents adjust to living in an urban setting.

Academic Support

  • Help residents through the transition to the Georgetown University Law Center’s unique academic environment.
  • Assist residents with questions about academic issues.
  • Provide support and assistance during particularly stressful academic times.

Community Development

  • Be approachable, available, and willing to provide information or referral on a variety of issues.
  • Hold initial floor meetings and follow up as needed.
  • Promote an atmosphere of mutual respect among the residents and concern for the physical environment.
  • Serve as a role model for residents.
  • Organize programs each semester to address the following themes:
    • Faculty Spotlight
    • Local Environment
    • Wellness
    • Social Justice
    • Purpose in Law School
  • Assist in the design and implementation of major Residence Life events including Fall Welcome Week/Weekend, the spring Georgetown Talent showcase, and semesterly Stress Free Zone programs during exam periods.

Administrative

  • Assist during the fall opening and the spring closing of the Gewirz Student Center.
  • Provide staff support during orientation and Fall Welcome Week/Weekend.
  • Complete apartment inventories and desk hours, as necessary.
  • Attend regular staff meetings and individual supervisory meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Staff Training

  • Participate in fall staff training one week before the first fall move-in (August).
  • Participate in a winter retreat during the spring semester (often scheduled during Week One).

Qualifications

  • Full time student status through the entire 2022-2023 academic year
  • Enrollment in one or more of the following programs:
    • Juris Doctor (excluding first-year students)
    • Master of Laws (excluding Executive LLM students)
    • Doctor of Juridical Science
  • A cumulative Law School Grade Point Average of at least 3.0 at the conclusion of the academic year prior to employment
  • No conflicting time commitments or other responsibilities totaling more than 15 hours/week or otherwise setting a time schedule that is not conducive to completing assigned responsibilities.
  • Previous student-related and/or residential life experience preferred

Compensation

A single efficiency apartment in the Gewirz Student Center; utilities included. Value of housing benefit is approximately $21,000.

The Resident Fellow position is a one-year appointment, which may be renewed for qualified students subject to a re-application and re-selection process.

 


2022 Summer Resident Advisor Job Description

Summer Resident Advisors assist the participants living in the Gewirz Student Center in many ways. Specific duties are described below.

Emergency/On Duty

  • Serve as first responder to most emergencies in the Gewirz Student Center.
  • Carry cell phone, make rounds, and assist when necessary while on duty.
  • Act as a floor marshal for the Gewirz Student Center.

Resource and Referral

  • Provide information or referral on a variety of issues.
  • Mediate resident conflicts and assist in apartment changes, when necessary.
  • Help residents adjust to living in an urban setting.
  • Be approachable and available.

Community Development

  • Hold floor meetings at the beginning of the summer and with any conference group arrival.
  • Conduct programs during the first week after move-in, focusing on adjustment to the summer living environment.
  • Conduct programs that support a positive academic and social environment.
  • Promote an atmosphere of mutual respect among the residents and concern for the physical environment.
  • Confront inappropriate behavior when necessary.
  • Coordinate floor activities to promote community development.
  • Serve as a role model for residents.

Administrative

  • Monitor and report the physical condition of the residence hall.
  • Assist the spring closing (May 21), summer opening (May 28-29) and closing (August 6) of the residence hall.
  • Complete apartment inventories and rotating weekend desk hours, as necessary.
  • Assist in the preparation and set up for summer conference groups.
  • Intervene and/or assist security or medical personnel in case of emergencies.
  • Take on-call week night and weekend duty on a rotating schedule.
  • Attend weekly staff meetings.
  • Attend weekly individual meetings with the Coordinator of Residence Life or the Director of Residence Life & Student Housing.
  • Support the mission of the Office of Residence Life.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Staff Training

  • Participate in staff training between May 23 and May 27 (evenings when possible).

Compensation

  • A private room in a two bedroom apartment (shared with another summer staff member) in the Gewirz Student Center; utilities included.