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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 2019-2020 Academic Year 

The application for the 2019-2020 Graduate Hall Director position will be posted in January 2019.

GHD Application & Selection Process 

To apply for a GHD 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.

 GHD Application & Selection Timeline 

An updated timeline will be posted in January 2019.

GHD Recruitment and Selection Materials 

For questions regarding the GHD position, please first consult the Graduate Hall Director position description and FAQs. If you have further questions about the position or selection process, please contact Ben Jones, Associate Director of Residential Life, at


Residential Life


515 Alfred Lerner Hall
2920 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Call: 212-854-3612

Fax: (212) 854-6815

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