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Graduate Hall Director 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.

Graduate Hall Director Position Description and FAQ

2019-2020 Graduate Hall Director Application & Selection Process: Now Closed 

The application for the 2019-2020 Graduate Hall Director position is now closed.

Information about the GHD recruitment process for the 2020-2021 academic year will be available in January of 2020.

To apply for the Graduate Hall Director position, please submit the following:

  • Application
  • Resume:  Please include 3 references with your resume
  • Cover letter
    • 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/student group advising experience. Please also be 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.

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.

2019-2020 Graduate Hall Director Selection Timeline

Application Priority Deadline: Friday, February 22nd at 9:00am*

*Note: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and priority will be given to applicants who apply by the February 22nd deadline

Application Final Deadline: Friday, March 29th at 9:00am

First Round Interview Notifications: Early March

Second Round Interviews: March and Early April

Final Notification: Monday, April 15th

Acceptance Deadline: Monday, April 22nd*

*Note: Applicants will have until Monday, April 22nd to accept or decline their offer

For questions regarding the GHD position, please first consult the GHD Job Description 2019-2020 and GHD Frequently Asked Questions. If you have further questions about the position or selection process, please contact Ben Jones, Associate Director of Residential Life, at


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New York, NY 10027

Call: 212-854-3612

Fax: (212) 854-6815

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