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Job Summary

A successful candidate will have applied to the CSHPE Internship Program at the University of Michigan in order to fulfill the requirements of this position.

The Graduate Assistant Hall Director assists in creating living environments that encourage student and community development. The Office of Housing and Residential Life provides housing and related services to over 700 students who reside in two apartment style residence halls. The Graduate Assistant Hall Director is considered and will be treated as a professional-in-training in the Office of Housing and Residential Life and the Division of Student Affairs.

  • When applicable, assist the Hall Director with supervision, training and evaluation of paraprofessional staff members in assigned residence hall
  • When applicable, assist in supervision, training and recruitment of Desk Assistants and administer desk services operations in assigned residence hall
  • Assist in advising one of following residence life student organizations/groups: Hall Council, Residence Hall Association, National Residence Hall Honorary
  • Participate in departmental 24/7 on-call duty rotation and emergency response system for campus community
  • Provide advice, support, assistance and referrals to resident students regarding academic, housing, personal or other concerns


  • Staff Training, Supervision and Development
    • When applicable, assist with supervision of Resident Assistants, including selection, training, development and evaluation
    • When applicable, assume responsibility for supervision of Front Desk Assistants, including selection, training, development, scheduling and evaluation
    • Assist with training for student staff members, new staff orientation, and in-area training throughout the year
    • Meet regularly with student staff members to provide on-going assistance, support and feedback
    • Assist with the planning and implementation of staff meetings and staff development activities
  • Student Conduct
    • Work with the staff to ensure proper administration of the Department of Residence Life and University policy and procedures
    • Serve as a student conduct hearing officer for low-level conduct case in the residence hall
  • Facilities
    • Maintain an awareness of the physical needs of the residence hall buildings
    • Walk the floors of the assigned buildings weekly to assess environmental and safety conditions
    • Assist in the coordination of health and safety inspections of residence hall living areas, including resident rooms, according to departmental procedures
    • Assist in the preparation and administration of hall opening and closing each semester
  • Crisis Management
    • Serve in an evening and 24-hour weekend/holiday on duty rotation. While on duty, serve as a resource to all Resident Assistants on campus. Being on duty requires the Assistant Hall Director to be on campus or within 15 minutes of campus. On duty staff will carry a duty phone and respond to all calls.
    • The On-Duty staff will follow duty procedures and notify appropriate staff members regarding situations that impact the residence halls and/or students in the residence hall.
  • Program and Community Building
    • Assist with the implementation of the Resident Assistant programming model
    • Attend programs, meetings and activities offered by staff and hall council
    • Serve as a programming resource for staff and students, providing information about the campus and community contacts
    • Encourage, evaluate, and implement changes in a wide variety of developmental programs
    • Promote safety and security issues in the assigned hall through educational programming
  • Student Development
    • Incorporate theory and coursework knowledge into daily practices and decision-making
    • Assist the Resident Director in providing referral and counseling needs, conflict mediation, crisis intervention and appropriate follow-up to students
    • Serve as a referral agent to other departments
  • Administrative
    • Develop a working knowledge of the Office of Housing and Residential Life operations
    • Maintain a work schedule/ office hours that are designed to provide maximum accessibility and involvement with students and staff. The Assistant Hall Director should expect to work some evening hours.
    • Demonstrate effective communication, planning, and organizational skills as they relate to job responsibilities
    • Attend meetings as scheduled with Hall Director and the Department.
    • Maintain office management information and supplies
    • Assist in the development of policies and procedures as they relate to day to day operations of the residence hall

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor’s degree required and must be enrolled in University of Michigan graduate program. The Graduate Assistant Hall Director will be required to live in residence hall. Maintain regular office hours, attend departmental meetings, and facilitate staff meetings. Serve in an evening and 24-hour weekend/holiday duty rotation system. Crisis response It is expected that, with the exception of academics, this position will hold top priority in the student’s weekly schedule.

Additional Information

The Graduate Assistant Hall Director will have an opportunity to work other departments on campus, gaining an understanding of the importance of campus partnerships. The position provides for autonomy in their respective area of responsibility while working with a diverse campus population.

The Graduate Assistant Hall Director has an opportunity to participate with a smaller residential population by making personal connections at an institution that is growing. As a professional in the heart of the City of Flint, the Graduate Assistant Hall Director will learn about overcoming stereotypes of Flint and creating a culture of opportunity for change.

A furnished suite with all utilities is included as compensation during employment. In addition, during the academic year a board plan is provided.

The Graduate Assistant Hall Director will be paid for 20 hours a week at a pay rate of $10/hour.

Approximate start and end date of this position will be July 17, 2017 to May 18, 2018.



U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.