Jobs with ResLife
CNU's RAs are some of the most effective and highly awarded in the Commonwealth of Virginia and regularly represent CNU at state-wide conferences. We offer one of the best opportunities for both student involvement and servant leadership. The RAs are highly involved with virtually all student organizations and represent the diverse demographic backgrounds found among the residential student body.
The recruitment process for 2014-15 Resident Assistants has begun! Check out the job description and take note of the following dates:
Attend any listed below for more information, you do not need to attend the one hosted in your own hall.
- Tue, 10/1 - East Campus 8 pm (Tyler 1st Floor)
- Wed, 10/2 - Warwick River Hall 9 pm (West MPR)
- Mon, 10/7 - York River Hall 8 pm (East MPR)
- Tue, 10/8 - York River Hall 7:30 (West MPR)
- Wed, 10/9 - James River Hall 9 pm (MPR)
- Thu, 10/10 - Santoro Hall 7 pm (1st Floor TV Lounge)
- Wed, 10/16 - Rappahannock River Hall 8pm (1st Floor Tower)
- Thu, 10/17 - Potomac River Hall 7:30 pm (North Game Room)
Fri, Oct 25 - Applications for New Candidates Due by 5 pm
Applications must be received via Career Connect through the Center for Career Planning. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
- Download the application.
- Complete the application and save it to your computer.
- Log in to CNU Career Connect.
- Hover over ‘My Account’ >> ‘My Documents’ to upload your application (under ‘Other’) and your resume (under ‘Resume’).
- Hover over ‘Interview Schedules’ and select ‘Sign up for Interviews I qualify for’.
- Scroll down, select ’Resident Assistant - New Candidate’ position and ‘Request Interview’
Sat, Nov 2 - Group Process for New Candidates 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
All candidates who successfully complete the steps to apply are invited to attend 1 of 3 of these sessions. Session spots are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis through Career Connect in the Center for Career Planning. Candidates will participate with one another in a number of group exercises designed to assess qualities and abilities seen in successful Resident Assistants. At the same time that you submit your application and resume sign up for Group Process:
- Select ‘Career Events’ and enter 11/2/2013 as the ‘Event Date’
- Select the ‘RA Candidate Group Process’ Session that best fits your schedule and ‘Register for Event’
After completion of the Group Process Interview, some candidates will be invited to participate in individual interviews with members of the Residence Life staff. Session spots are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis through Career Connect in the Center for Career Planning.
Jan 12-Feb 8, 2014 - RA in Training Series (by invitation)
After completion of the Individual Interview, some candidates will be invited to participate in a workshop series titled “The Resident Assistant In Training Series” (TRAITS). This is a 4 week non-credit course which meets for approximately 90 minutes once a week. The workshop is designed to introduce candidates to the concepts of leadership development, community engagement, institutional values, and the unique residential experience at Christopher Newport University.
Feb 14, 2014 - RA Placement
All candidates successfully completing TRAITS will be offered a position as a Resident Assistant or as an RA Alternate for the 2014-15 Academic Year.
Mar 9 - Apr 19, 2014 - RA in Training Series (continued)
After successful completion of the TRAITS 1 Workshop, all candidates will be offered a position as a Resident Assistant or as an RA Alternate for the 2014-15 Academic Year. Candidates who accept placement as a Resident Assistant, must participate in a continuation of the TRAITS workshop. This portion of the series is designed to provide more detailed and in-depth training to RAs in preparation for their roles in the fall semester. Candidates placed as RA Alternates may choose to participate in this workshop if desired.
Aug 3-23, 2014 - Pre-Fall Training
All Resident Assistants who have returned an Employment Agreement for the 2014-15 Academic Year and who continue to meet the eligibility requirements, must participate in this mandatory training period.
The Front Desk Assistant (FDA) works in a residence hall or area office setting under the direct supervision of a Hall Director and/or Area Coordinator. The role of the FDA is to provide excellent customer service and ensure safety and security for students living in the residence halls. You can view the entire job description but note that specific responsibilities and expectations vary slightly from area to area.
The Front Desk Assistant Coordinator (FDAC) works in a residence hall or area office setting under the direct supervision of a Hall Director and/or Area Coordinator. The role of the FDAC is to fulfill all job duties and responsibilities of the Front Desk Assistant with addition responsibilities of leadership and organization for the team of FDA’s employed in that area. You can view the entire job description but note that specific responsibilities and expectations vary slightly from area to area.
The Summer Resident Assistant will work on either East Campus or the Main Campus Residence Hall designated for Summer School under the direct supervision of the East Campus Area Coordinator. The role of the Summer RA is to facilitate an environment within the CNU community that promotes the educational experience of residential living. The SRA must provide excellent service to summer residents, ensure accuracy in administrative duties, and creativity in programming and community building. Summer Resident Assistants will work closely with the Summer Office CoordinatorsSummer Office Coordinators
The Summer Office Coordinator will work in the East Campus Area Office under the direct supervision of the East Campus Area Coordinator. The role of the Summer Office Coordinator is to provide excellent customer service, ensure good record keeping in regards to paperwork for the area (RCFs, white cards, key lock outs, Clery Acts, programming fees, etc.), and creativity when looking to change existing policies/procedures to help make East Campus run smoother. Summer Office Coordinators will work closely with the Summer Resident Assistants.Summer Front Desk Assistants
The Summer Front Desk Assistant will work at the Front Desks of the Summer School Residence Hall and / or the Office of Residence Life under the direct supervision of the East Campus Area Coordinator. The role of the Summer Front Desk Assistant is to provide excellent customer service, ensure safety and security for students living in the residence hall, and practice good record keeping in regards to paperwork and procedures. Summer Front Desk Assistants will work closely with the Summer Resident Assistants and Residence Life Office Administrators.