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Graduate Hall Director (GHD) Position

Each year Residential Life selects a motivated and engaged team of Graduate Hall Directors (GHDs) that work with our student staff and student leaders to maintain a supportive and inclusive environment within our residence halls.  Additionally, the GHDs work with their staffs to offer educational opportunities that foster an enriching student experience for all of our residents.  Our team of GHDs supports the mission, vision, and values of Residential Life in their work within our campus community and in their work supervising our undergraduate student staff.

Application for the 2017-2018 Academic Year 

The deadline to apply for the 2017-2018 Graduate Hall Director position has now passed and the application is closed. If you have any questions, please contact Associate Director Jazmyn Pulley at

GHD Application & Selection Process 

To apply for a GHD position, please submit the following:

  • Application
  • Resume:  Please include your references with your resume
  • Cover letter:
    • If you are applying for the Graduate Hall Director position:  In your cover letter please make sure to note any Resident Adviser or Residence Life experience, emergency crisis response experience, supervisory experience, and hall council advisory experience. Please also make sure to highlight any other experiences that may translate or be relevant to the GHD position as outlined in the Graduate Hall Director position description.
    • If you are applying for the Fraternity & Sorority Life Graduate Hall Director position: This position is not currently hiring.

The GHD recruitment & selection process involves two rounds of interviewsAll First Round Interviews will be conducted over the phone. Second Round Interviews can also be conducted over the phone; however, if applicants are going to be in the NYC area it is preferred that candidates come to campus to meet in-person.

 GHD Application & Selection Timeline 

  • GHD Priority Application Deadline: Monday, April 3, 2017
  • GHD Application Final Deadline: Friday, April 14, 2017
    • Note: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and priority will be given to applicants who apply by the April 3rd deadline
  • Select candidates will participate in First Round Interviews between MondayMarch 20- Friday, April 28
  • Applicants that do not receive First Round Interviews will be informed by Friday, April 28
  • Select candidates from First Round Interviews will move on to Second Round Interviews that will be ongoing throughout March and April
  • All final decisions will go out by TuesdayMay 12
  • Candidates will have until TuesdayMay 19 to accept or decline the GHD position offer 

GHD Recruitment and Selection Materials 

For questions regarding the GHD position, please first consult the Graduate Hall Director position description. If you have further questions about the position or selection process you can contact Jazmyn Pulley ( for additional information.


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