Residence Director Graduate Assistantship Opportunities
Thank you for considering University Housing as your future employer! Our department prides itself on providing excellent opportunities for our Residence Directors to truly make a positive impact on the lives of our students. Each year University Housing employs 18 Residence Directors. We feel that our position is unique due to the fact that you are directly responsible for developing a holistic sense of community within a residence hall or apartment complex. Many compare our position to an entry-level Residence Director role. We look for staff who are capable of taking on this challenge and are ready to see what they are learning in the classroom come to life. When you leave after your time with us, you will be prepared to sell your experience, above and beyond the typical housing graduate assistantship.
Residence Directors are responsible for the selection, training, and supervision of a team of Resident Advisors; administrative operations; student leadership development; programming; advising a Hall Council; facilities management; budgeting; assessment; serving as a student conduct hearing officer; and will contribute in various University Housing committee roles.
We offer ten-month positions in the residence halls and twelve-month positions in the apartments. Summer employment opportunities are available for those on ten-month employment agreements. This is a mandatory live-in position which includes a rent-free furnished apartment (including cable television, internet, voicemail, and local phone service) and a meal stipend of $800 per semester during the term of your contract.
Compensation and Benefits
- $8,500 annual stipend for ten-month positions.
- $11,300 annual stipend for twelve-month positions.
- Tuition remission, excluding required student fees.
- Use of a private office with a networked computer.
- Health insurance plan
- Reserved parking, but the cost of the parking permit is paid fully by the employee.
- Professional development funding, contingent on budgetary limitations.
In order to be considered for this graduate assistantship candidates must apply and be admitted to the Graduate School. Preference is given to candidates admitted to the "Higher Education Administration" or the "Counselor Education – College Counseling" graduate degree programs. As key leaders within our department, we seek candidates who are able to adapt to a changing decentralized environment, apply their skills and knowledge to a diverse residence hall environment, and are able to develop effective working relationships.
- Submit a completed application packet to both the Graduate School and to either of our preferred academic departments below by the published deadline:
- Higher Education Administration - December 1
- Counselor Education - preferred deadline: January 15, final deadline: March 15
- Higher Education Visitation Weekend: February 14-16, 2013
- Oshkosh Placement Exchange: February 28 – March 1, 2013, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin
- University Housing Interview Weekend: March 22-23, 2013
Candidates must have a completed application on-file with the Graduate School to be invited for either interview weekend. Employment applications will be accepted until all of our Residence Director positions are filled. Initial application review will begin January 2, 2013.
Timeline of Our Process
After we receive your application, cover letter, résumé, and list of three references, our selection committee will review your application, and we will determine your eligibility for an on-campus interview. If an on-campus interview is granted, candidates should plan to visit Raleigh during Higher Education Visitation Weekend in February or the University Housing Interview Weekend in March. We provide lodging and meals, but do not supply a travel reimbursement for the interview.
Pending hiring conversations after candidate interviews on campus, we make offers on a rolling basis. These decisions are contingent on a candidate's acceptance into graduate school. We also take into account an individual's fit with our department and different positions. Our current search seeks to fill between 8 and 9 positions for the 2013 - 2014 Academic Year.
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us:
Assistant Director of University Housing
2730 Wolf Village Way, Gray Hall