The Graduate Hall Director (GHD) position is a 10-month, live-in graduate assistantship that works directly with professional and student staff to establish and sustain positive residential communities that embolden the motto and mission of Pro Humanitate through practices of experiential learning, community service, and student behavior management. As key student leaders, GHDs (in partnership with their direct supervisor) assist in the management of residential communities of approximately 400 – 600 undergraduate students that expand and heighten the intellectual climate and culture of Wake Forest through co-curricular initiatives, mentorship, faculty engagement, curriculum implementation. Specific target areas include, but are not limited to, staff training, development and mentorship, residential learning, leadership, and programming, diversity and inclusion, support and enforcement of community standards, administration, and building management.
- Strong administrative and relationship building skills
- Ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines
- Enrolled as a full time student in an eligible graduate studies program at the time of employment.
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 throughout the assistantship.
- In good standing with the University at the time of application and acceptance of the assistantship, including no disciplinary sanctions pending or currently in effect.
- Note: Due to the nature of this position, possible lifting and physical activity may be required at times.
Terms of Employment
The Graduate Hall Director position is a full academic-year commitment. Reappointment for additional academic years or summers is not guaranteed, but may be available based upon performance and the successful completion of all applications and interviews are required for returning staff.
- On Campus Housing Policy:
- GHDs reside in spaces as assigned by the Office of Residence Life and Housing. If a staff member leaves the GHDs position, they must move out of the staff apartment within 72 hours.
- Graduate Hall Directors must report to campus by Sunday, July 29, 2018.
- GHDs must be present for training and opening July 30, 2018 – August 26, 2018.
- Failure to attend training and opening will result in the Graduate Hall Director position being rescinded for the Academic Year.
- All GHDs are required to complete the online Pre-Training Program, attend the GHDs Fall and Spring training programs, and all required In-services, as designated in the GHD employment agreement.
- Work Hours:
- GHDs will work an average of 25-29 hours per week for the university and may not hold a second part-time job without prior approval from their supervisor and the Assistant Director of Residence Life. Additional employment is limited to no more than 9 hours.
- Weekends and On-Call Periods:
- GHDs are key partners in the social, co-curricular, and academic engagement opportunities provided by RL&H. GHDs also serve in an on-call capacity, responding to student crises and emergencies. This necessitates GHDs being on-campus and available on nights and weekends. GHDs may not be away from campus for extended periods of time and must seek prior permission of Residence Life and Housing Professional Staff before taking time away.
- GHDs must maintain good academic and disciplinary standing with the University throughout the duration of employment. Good standing includes no active sanction or disciplinary probation with Housing and Residence Life, the Dean of Students office, or Graduate and Professional School programs. GHDs are also expected to uphold, enforce, and abide by all university policies and regulations.
- GHDs are considered mandatory reporters under Title IX and the Clery Act.
- GHDs are expected to abide by and report violations of all local, state, and federal laws and regulations.
- GHDs must follow the ethical principles of acting with integrity, dignity, and competence as outlined in the ACUHO-I housing professional guidelines.
- The Graduate Hall Director’s performance is under continuous evaluation so as to maintain the highest standards. The following may result in disciplinary sanctions, including but not limited to, verbal or written warning, withholding of partial or full pay, suspension, probation, or termination:
- Failure to meet any of the qualifications, requirements, responsibilities, listed in this agreement or specified by Residence Life and Housing Professional Staff
- Any unprofessional or unethical action
- Any action in direct conflict with the policies outlined in the Wake Forest Student Code of Conduct, Guide to Community Living, and the Residence Life and Housing Staff Manual
Compensation and Benefits
- This is a mandatory live-in position that includes a rent-free, one bedroom efficiency-style unfurnished apartment, including cable, internet, on-site laundry, and local phone service
- $7,350 annual stipend for 10-month position, paid in bi-weekly payments.
- Faculty/Staff parking permit