Wilson Commons Student Activities

Eastman - Graduate Head Resident

Position Summary:

The Graduate Head Resident (GHR) is a graduate assistant position supervising a staff of 11 Resident Advisors (RA) to help build a healthy and inclusive residential community, as well as foster a lively academic and intellectual culture. Along with the RAs, the GHR supports both undergraduate and graduate students residing in the Student Living Center at the Eastman School of Music. The GHR should know and establish a working rapport with the 350 residents residing in the Student Living Center. The GHR is expected to help residents get to know one another in the living environment and to serve as a source of information about the University and its services. The GHR reports to the Assistant Dean for Residential Life. This is a 12-month appointment and requires attendance at all staff training programs.

Supervisory Responsibilities

RA Supervision: 

Support and Referral Responsibilities

Counseling and Advising:

Behavioral Problems:

Emergency Resource:

Training and Administrative Responsibilities

Training and Staff Development:

RA Selection:

Administrative Functions:


Liaison with Other Departments:


Additional Duties:

Summer Responsibilities

Compensation includes:
Furnished apartment at the Eastman Living Center, standard tier cable, high speed Internet, partial meal-plan and $7000.00 stipend
Time Commitment and Term of Position:
This is a 12 Month Position. Flexible work schedule, with time on task averaging 15-20 hours per week, with significantly more time during training, opening, closing, summer conferences and programs, and during special events. Begins 6/1 with possible reappointment.  Start date may be flexible depending on the needs of the department and the Graduate Assistant.