Become a Resident Fellow
Applications for the 2021-22 Resident Fellow position are now open!
Applications for the 2021-22 Resident Fellow position are open now and will close at 12:00pm EST on Monday February 22. Please use this form to submit your application. 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 2020-21 and 2021-22 academic years 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.
We anticipate changing the Resident Fellow application process and timeline to account for public health and campus conditions during Spring 2021. In previous years, we followed the search process outlined below.
Mid-January: Application opens for new and returning Resident Fellows
Early February: Applications close and initial review begins.
Mid-February: Advancing applicants invited to individual interviews.
Late-February: Advancing applicants invited to group process interviews.
Early-to-Mid-March: Offers extended.
2020-2021 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.
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, 2020 – January 8, 2021).
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- Full time student status through the entire 2020-2021 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
A single efficiency apartment in the Gewirz Student Center; utilities included. Value of housing benefit is approximately $19,000.
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.