Position: Graduate Resident Director
Department: Campus Life
to: Assistant Director of Campus
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 Social Work. 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
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF
- Serve in the GRD role on 10-month contract beginning Tuesday
August 1, 2018 - Thursday May 31, 2019.
- Participate in all training and development opportunities. GRDs
are responsible for making arrangements with fall/spring/summer
classes, summer jobs, and vacation plans to participate in all
training and development activities (i.e. GRD Training, RA
Training, Move In Day, etc.)
- Participate in department and hall events, such as staff
development activities, banquets, in-services, or other
- Participate in RA Recruitment & Selection
- Participate in other required trainings/meetings as scheduled,
i.e. weekly staff meetings, bi-monthly 1-on-1 meetings,
in-services, staff hiring, etc.
- Assume on-duty responsibilities with other staff on a rotating
- Hold scheduled regular office hours - 10 per week in GRD
office, 4 of which are required in designated office hours. All
other associated hours are completed through advising, student
staff interactions, etc.
- Communicates and writes reports as expected by supervisor.
- Manage RA programming as determined by the ADCL.
- Oversee budgets for residence hall programming and staff
- Hold bi-weekly 1-on-1s with student staff.
- Assist the ADCL with necessary end-of-year or semester reports
- Assume additional responsibilities as assigned by Campus Life
- Safeguard keys. Loss of University keys may result in loss of
employment & personal financial obligation.
- Assist with opening, vacation breaks (i.e. Thanksgiving,
winter, and spring break), closing, room changes, health &
safety inspections, and other operational functions as it pertains
to the residence halls.
- Assist the ADCL with the implementation of policies and
procedures related to health, safety, and other residence hall
- Assist in procedures for emergencies including medical, mental
health, and facility issues.
- Report maintenance problems and follow-up as necessary.
- Assist the ADCL with management of the residence hall staff and
provide staff development experiences for RAs, which focus on
working cooperatively, sharing responsibilities, and establishing
positive working relationships.
- Assist in holding RAs accountable for proper presentation and
implementation of programmatic ideas.
- Provide guidance and support for the health and well-being of
each student staff member.
- May help to advise students who are members of the Resident
- Create a residential environment where support, academic
success, and self-exploration exist for each individual
- Plan and implement a minimum of one program with RAs per
semester that focuses on community engagement, personal growth, and
- Be visible, available, and accessible to all residents and
- Collaborate with the ADCL to approve and track programming
proposals for RAs.
- Assist in the coordination of community development
initiatives, including facilitation of building wide
- Maintain a working knowledge of campus and community
- Act as referral agent for residents and RAs in assisting them
with finding appropriate campus and community resources.
Student Behavior and Crisis
- Enforce, uphold, and abide by all University policies and
- Be familiar with and understand all policies and procedures,
(i.e. Student Conduct Code & Residence Hall Policies &
- Assist in the University's Student Conduct Process
- Document and communicate incidents in an accurate and timely
- Effectively respond to crisis situations; follow Campus Life
protocol and follow-up procedures.
- Listen to personal concerns of staff and students; act as a
referral agent to appropriate resources.
- Become familiar with all University counseling and referral
- Serve as a Campus Security Authority.
- Build an inclusive community and staff dynamics that promote
and support the exchange of diverse ideas.
- Assist RAs in creating activities/programs that promote
leadership and inclusion among community members.
- Support department and university efforts in inclusivity and
- Address and report any type of behavior that is or is perceived
to be discriminatory or offensive.
- Serve as a visual, positive, and active community member within
the floor, hall, and university.
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
- Possess experience that demonstrates a clear understanding of
student and community development, strong interpersonal skills, and
the ability to manage the demands of the position with the demands
of their academic requirements.
- Possess a commitment and ability to build communities that are
inclusive of diverse populations and support students'
intellectual, emotional, social, and multicultural
- Demonstrate crisis management skills, including problem-solving
and critical thinking.
- Demonstrate organizational skills and the ability to work
efficiently, independently and in a team.
- Possess solid interpersonal, oral, and written communication
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
Send cover letter and resume to HR1@carlow.edu
Carlow University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. We strive for a campus that reflects our urban setting
and is inclusive of underrepresented groups to enhance our