Employment Description

Graduate Assistant Hall Director (3 openings)
Date Posted 03/14/2017
Hiring Status No Longer Accepting Applications
Location Winona Campus
Position Responsibilities

The Graduate Assistant Hall Director is responsible for the operation of an area of residence halls housing approximately 150 to 250 students. The position is a two to three academic year residential position (live-in required). The Graduate Assistant Hall Director is a 10-month staff member who is responsible for coordinating and implementing a comprehensive program for the residents. Specific duties include assessing students’ needs, advising and supervising undergraduate student staff, judicial, hall/facilities management, and administrative duties.


  • Oversee a residence area consisting of 1-3 residence halls and approximately 150 to 250 residents.
  • Address students’ issues arising from student conduct, counseling, and crisis-related concerns for the hall or area.
  • Supervise and mentor a staff of 5-9 resident assistants.
  • Advise a Residence Life student committee (community service, training, social, etc.)
  • Promote departmental programs and services which respond to ongoing student needs.
  • Responsible for coordinating routine duty night coverage for the hall or area.
  • Responsible for general facility management and maintenance of area.
  • Participates in rotation of all-campus duty coverage and back-up coverage.
  • Conduct weekly meeting with Resident Assistants.
  • 8-10 hours of collateral work to be determined by the Office of Residence Life, which might include student staff selection, training, assessment, judicial, Student Activities, or Campus Ministry.
  • Attends all required residence life meetings.
  • Participates in all appropriate departmental, divisional, and university meetings and training programs.
  • Assist in the recruitment, selection, and orientation of Resident Assistants and Professional Staff.
  • Successfully complete the graduate program requirements, for the Masters in Human Development program.
  • Other duties and assignments as designated by the Director of Residence Life or Dean of Students.
Essential Skills and Abilities
  • Must have strong organization and time management.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal, written communication, and administrative skills.
  • Must have the ability to work under pressure in crisis and emergency situations.
  The successful candidate must support, respect, and advance the mission of Saint Mary's University as a Lasallian Catholic institution.
Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree required and prior residence life experience preferred.

Must be accepted into the Masters in Human Development program; and meet all requirements.

All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of criminal background check.

Additional Required Materials Submit cover letter, resume, and names and three professional references.
Application Review Date
Starting Date
Contact Nathan Wagar
Contact Email nwagar@smumn.edu
Position Part-time
Contract Length 10 Month
Other Details / Information
Benefits Full
Work Sponsorship This position is not eligible for work sponsorship
  We encourage members of the protected classes as defined by the federal, state, and municipal law and those persons attracted to a university with a Lasallian Catholic identity to apply.