Residential Fellow(s)

Christopher Newport University
Newport News, VA

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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Residential Fellow(s)

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Appointment Type:

Full Time

Sensitive Position:


Sensitive Position Statement:

A sensitive position requires a fingerprint-based criminal history check. This is NOT a sensitive position.

Campus Security Authority:


Campus Security Authority Statement:

This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority. A Campus Security Authority (or CSA) is defined as an “official of the institution with significant responsibility for student and campus activities.” A CSA is required to immediately report any crime that is reported to them to the University Police who will then review, evaluate, and investigate the reported crime. Annual training is required by the Department of Education for all personnel who have been designated as a Campus Security Authority.

Designated Personnel:


Designated Personnel Statement:

This position is a “designated position” meaning this position could potentially be required to work (depending on the event) during an emergency closing.

Statement of Economic Interest:


Statement of Economic Interest Statement:

This position does NOT require a Statement of Personal Economic Interest.

Restricted Position:


Restricted Position Statement:

A restricted position would be subject to availability of funding.

Chief Objective of Position:

The University is seeking to fill multiple openings for the position of Residential Fellow. The Residential Fellow will support the Office of Residence Life in its mission to create a safe and inclusive community for all students that complements the educational mission of the University. Reporting to an Area Coordinator for Residence Life, the Residential Fellow will provide on-going support for all residential students, student staff, and professional staff. This position requires an on-call duty rotation including after-hours and weekends. This position is a live-in, 10-month position (July 15-May 15), with benefits such as health and retirement.

Work Tasks:

  • Support student staff, Resident Assistants (RAs) and Front Desk Assistants (FDAs), through regular individual meetings and weekly staff meetings.
  • Assist with on-call response for low level student concerns.
  • Provide counsel for low level roommate concerns, staff conflict, and room change processes.
  • Evaluate and participate in regular residential curriculum planning and implementation to include; accurate tracking and reporting of RA interactions.
  • Provide support for hall and building-wide programs and provide resources for various RA initiatives.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for day to day front desk needs of designated building.
  • Participate in student staff recruitment and selection process.
  • Review and maintain documentation for building operations (i.e. facilities and supplies).
  • Contribute to University-wide programming efforts, including, but not limited to; orientation, welcome week, admission events, and commencement.
  • This position is designated as a “responsible employee” who has the authority to redress sexual violence, who has the duty to report incidents of sexual violence or other student misconduct, or who a student could reasonably believe has this authority or duty.
  • Develops and maintains very positive and professional customer service and/or relations within the office/department and with all constituencies to include students, faculty, staff, guests, and employees. Demonstrates a positive and professional attitude and treats everyone with dignity and respect. Fully supports the “Student’s First” value at CNU and routinely goes the extra mile in providing service.
  • Reviews and communicates safety issues to assure a safe and healthy workplace and a reduction in work related absence.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's) required:

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work both independently and on a team
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to handle and resolve conflict

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's) preferred:

  • Understanding of residential policies and procedures
  • Familiarity with Maxient conduct database
  • On-call experience

Required Education:

Must possess a Bachelor’s Degree from Christopher Newport University at time of start date.

Preferred Education:

December 2021 or May 2022 graduate of Christopher Newport University.

Experience Required:

The successful candidate will have significant and active engagement in the co-curricular and academic life of CNU, to include involvement with faculty, administrators, and other students in addition to demonstrated experience providing leadership to peers.

Experience Preferred:

Previous student employment with the Office of Residence Life or consistent membership to the Residence Hall Association (RHA).

CNU Information:

Selected by The Princeton Review to be included in The 387 Best Colleges: 2022 Edition, Christopher Newport University is a public school offering a private school experience – great teaching, small classes, and a safe, vibrant campus. The University is located in Newport News, Virginia, enrolls approximately 5,000 students, and is dedicated to the ideals of scholarship, leadership, and service. Academic programs at Christopher Newport University encompass more than 90 areas of study, from biology to business administration and political science to the performing arts. The University is ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges guide as 3rd among public regional universities in the South and 6th overall, and has recently completed more than $1 billion in capital construction on its 260-acre campus. Christopher Newport University is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored, and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We recruit exceptional and diverse faculty and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. For further details and information about Christopher Newport, visit

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Application Instructions:

Interested parties are requested to submit a cover letter; current resume; and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references at the time of application. Review of applications will begin January 30, 2022.Applications received after January 30, 2022, will be accepted but considered only if needed. Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check. Christopher Newport University (CNU) will make a reasonable effort to accommodate persons with disabilities in the application and/or interview process. Persons with disabilities who require accommodation should contact the CNU Human Resources Office by calling (757) 594-7145.

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