Graduate Resident Director


The Graduate Resident Director (GRD) is a part-time staff member who is currently enrolled in a relevant Master’s degree program, that includes but is not limited to Student Affairs, Higher Education Administration, Professional Counseling or Public Administration.  The GRD is considered a member of the Campus Life staff.  The GRD is expected to live in the Carlow University residence hall and work an average of eighteen hours each week.

Position Responsibilities

Community Development


The GRD position provides support, encouragement and leadership to her/his community.  The GRD should be available to her/his residents and empower their residents to grow and develop as responsible citizens. The GRD helps to facilitate a positive living and academic environment. This is accomplished by:

  • Assisting with the supervision of 6-7 Resident Assistants (RA)
  • Facilitating bi-weekly meetings with each assigned RA
  • Building relationships with the residents in the community
  • Assisting residents in developing relationships with each other
  • Holding residents accountable for their behavior
  • Promoting student involvement in student organizations, activities and campus events


The candidate will be responsible for assisting RA’s with the planning, execution and assessment of 50-80 residence hall programs each semester. This includes academic, social, educational and leadership programming.

Mediation and Conduct

The GRD is expected to assist with mediations when conflict occurs between residents. The GRD is expected to assist individual students with their needs and concerns. The GRD may be responsible for addressing student conduct, when appropriate.

Professional Development  

The GRD is expected to assist with the facilitation of RA trainings, bi-weekly meetings and individual meetings.

Crisis Management

  • Assist residents during crisis situations and contact the necessary emergency services as needed.
  • Support residents experiencing a mental or physical health crisis as needed.
  • Notify the Director or Assistant Director of Campus Life of all emergencies.

Duty Responsibilities

The GRD is expected to be on-duty seven scheduled weekends each semester. In addition, the GRD is expected to be on-duty seven weeknights each month. When the GRD is on-duty, she/he is expected to be within twenty minutes from the Carlow University campus and accessible by phone.

The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.


  • Currently enrolled in a Master’s level program
  • Act 33, Act 34, and FBI Fingerprint Clearances Required.

  • Have the ability to work with diverse populations
  • Possess well developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to create and implement large scale programs and services for students
  • Have an understanding of the value of residence life or higher education
  • Previous Residence Life experience is preferred but not required


  • $4,400 stipend ($2,200 paid each semester)
  • Housing, a single suite in the residence hall
  • A Carlow University meal plan

Carlow University employees commit themselves to the highest standards of ethical conduct.  They commit to act with integrity, treat others with respect and dignity, carefully steward the University's resources, avoid conflicts of interest or commitment, maintain confidentiality, and to comply with legal and professional obligations.

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Carlow University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer by choice. We value diversity and we are committed to the recruitment of underrepresented groups.


Full/Part/FT&PT: Part-time
Department: Campus Life
Contact Name/Title: Search Committee
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