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Housefellow and Coordinator for Residential Education - Division of Student Affairs

Carnegie Mellon University
Arsenal, PA
Closing date
Jan 9, 2023

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Carnegie Mellon University is a highly selective global research university with more than 13,900 students and nearly 6,000 faculty and staff. Recognized for its exceptional arts and technology programs, we collaborate across subject areas and empower creative leadership in the fields of Business Administration, Computer Science, Engineering, Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Public Policy & Information Systems, and Science. Carnegie Mellon is consistently ranked among the top 25 universities in the United States.

Carnegie Mellon University's division of Student Affairs is searching for multiple Housefellow and Coordinator of Residential Education roles. Housefellows within Residential Education are principal contributors to the residential student experience and coordinate key critical initiatives within Residential Education that serve the broader student experience while working with campus-wide programmatic initiatives designed to enhance student development. Encompassing more than a traditional residence life position, the Housefellow's role involves serving as students' primary metacurricular advocate at the university while enhancing their social, academic, intellectual, artistic and personal development.

The Housefellow role is an excellent opportunity if you thrive in a vibrant, dynamic and fast-paced work environment. Housefellows at Carnegie Mellon University are experienced student affairs generalists with an unparalleled opportunity to:
  • Cultivate significant, one-on-one mentoring relationships with exceptional students;
  • Profoundly influence the growth and development of the leaders of tomorrow;
  • Create unique experiences building on the talents of a diverse, dynamic community; and
  • Engage in a Student Affairs program whose cornerstone is a deep, sustained commitment to the ongoing care of its students.

Core responsibilities will include:
  • Owning the creation of a thriving residential experience through ensuring the execution of the residential curriculum as curated by Residential Education. Serving as a conduit for connecting students to the broader metacurricular experience of Carnegie Mellon University.
  • Select, train, lead, supervise and evaluate a team of Community Advisor(s) (CA) and Resident Assistants (RA).
  • Serve as primary university contact and advocate for students living within a designated residential house community. Providing one-on-one mentorship, support and guidance to students through individual relationships aimed at enhancing student success.
  • Coordinate emergency response and on-going case management for designated residential population. Serve in Student Affairs on-call rotation for campus crisis response.
  • Manage House budget, overseeing community expenses related to programming and community development.
  • Liaise and collaborate with campus partners including but not limited to Housing Services, Division of Student Affairs, College Liaisons, Counseling and Psychological Services, and academic partners to provide community and student support
  • Other duties as assigned

In addition to fulfilling the responsibilities of the Housefellow role, Coordinators for Residential Education also oversee and coordinate a strategic initiative within Residential Education. The strategic initiatives within Residential Education currently align to the core objectives of our residential curriculum, student staff selection, training and development, leadership development, and student success. Candidates with strengths in one or more of these areas should highlight their experiences in the cover letter.

The Housefellow role at Carnegie Mellon is a live-on role that serves in the Student Affairs emergency response duty rotation to ensure appropriate management of campus emergencies and crisis. Housefellows are provided university-owned or -managed housing that is proximate to campus.

Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within Student Affairs and Residential Education. Candidates for the role of Housefellow and Coordinator of Residential Education will have a record of dynamic student-centered leadership. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.

Candidates should demonstrate:
  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural communication skills;
  • Commitment to justice and equity based approaches;
  • Ability to build and maintain successful collaborative relationships in a diverse campus community;
  • Proven commitment to helping students understand their uniqueness and talents through meaningful connections and experiences;
  • Ability to multi-task and execute projects and administrative responsibilities through successful priority development;

  • Master's degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs or related field required; and
  • Minimum one to three years full-time experience in a student affairs role required

  • Successful background check

This salary range for this position is $47,500-$48,500.

Are you interested in this exciting opportunity? Please apply!

CMU's COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements: As a condition of employment, Carnegie Mellon University requires all staff and faculty working in the United States to be fully vaccinated, including a booster when eligible, against COVID-19. Prior to commencement of employment, new hires in the United States must provide proof of vaccination or obtain an approved exemption. (Exemptions may be requested for medical reasons or for religious or strong moral or ethical conviction.) Those granted an exemption must comply with all applicable COVID-19 mitigation requirements. The most up-to-date information on CMU's COVID-19 mitigation requirements can be found here: Minimum Requirements to Return to Campus.


Pittsburgh, PA

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Student Programs

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Staff - Regular

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Full time

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