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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

Time Commitment and Term of Position