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Job Summary

The Graduate Hall Director is a part-time, live-in graduate assistantship that helps integrate theory into real life practice! This position develops a broad range of professional competencies that include supervision, advising, programming, student development, social justice, equity and inclusion, and crisis management.  The Graduate Hall Director is part of a dynamic HRL staff who work collaboratively to foster student learning, growth and development.



  • Directly supervise, mentor and evaluate 6 Resident Advisors and 1 Senior Resident Advisor.
  • Assist with the recruitment, selection and training of 10-16 Resident Advisors and 2 Resident Advisors in multiple residence halls housing 300-700 students.
  • Co-coordinate ongoing RA staff training through team building activities, professional development workshops, and other programs.
  • Co-coordinate weekly staff meetings that update and reinforce training objectives and intentionally focus on individual and staff development.

Community & Student Development

  • As part of the Housing and Residential Life team, assist with creating a residential community that creates and maintains a positive, multicultural, learner-centered community.
  • Promote and encourage student learning, academic success, co-curricular participation, and responsible decision making.
  • Foster an atmosphere of respect for individual differences and community values.
  • Respond to student crises and conduct appropriate follow-up, notification and documentation per stipulated protocols.
  • Create intentional efforts to interact with students and provide opportunities for student growth and development.
  • Provide counsel and advice for individual students, student leaders, and student groups.
  • Advise and support residence hall student groups.
  • Encourage student safety and security.
  • Communicate and promote University policy and procedures including residence hall policies.


  • Participate in on-call duty in which student crises are addressed and follow-up is conducted.
  • Maintain daily office hours.
  • Assist with the evaluation of residential incident reports including acting as hearing officer, facilitating conflict resolution, providing administrative support and use of Advocate, while ensuring proper referral of cases to the Student Conduct and Community Standards Director.
  • Responsible for overseeing RA and Hall Council programming.
  • Serve as primary advisor to Hall Council or assist with academic programming.
  • Seek opportunities to work collaboratively with campus partners to ensure residential community development.
  • This position is a Campus Security Authority as defined by The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Previous housing and/or residential life experience including, but not limited to, serving as a Resident Advisor.
  • Efficient organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others, and perform productively independently.
  • Ability to be creative, innovative, and proactive.


Additional Information

This is a half–time graduate assistantship position which requires 20 hours a week and will include weekend and evening hours.

Appointment Dates

August 1, 2019 – May 17, 2020

Winter break work hours vary

Summer opportunities are available under a different job description


$15 per hour/20 hours a week plus a furnished apartment and meal plan ($1500 per semester)

Required to live in an assigned apartment on campus

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of three calendar days.  This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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