Graduate Resident Director Responsibilities/Contract Overview
Once you have read the summary of the Graduate Resident Director Responsibilities and Summary of the
Employment Contract, click "I Agree" below. Please read the terms and conditions of accepting a Graduate Resident
Assistant position.
These terms and conditions are provided so you can make an informed decision as to your ability to fulfill the
responsibilities associated with being a Graduate Resident Director prior to completing and submitting a GRD
Employment Application.
If you choose to select "I Do Not Agree" you will not be able to participate in the GRD Interview process.
For additional information regarding the Graduate Resident Director position, please go to the Residence Life Website
by clicking on:
Period of Employment
Employment begins in August with the start of the Fall Training Workshop and ends in May, on the day subsequent to
the University's annual Commencement.
All staff members hired for 2016-2017 are required to attend a mandatory New Staff Training and Orientation Workshop
in April - Date and Time to be Determined.
Graduate Resident Directors are expected to move-into their assigned rooms/halls on Monday, August 1, 2016 for Fall
Training. All workshops and events that comprise Fall Training are mandatory. Training and check-in responsibilities
extend through Tuesday, August 23, 2016.
All staff members are required to assist with the opening of the halls and apartments, including check-in hours and duty,
from August 19 - 23, 2016.
Winter Training is scheduled for Thursday, January 12, 2017 and Friday, January 13, 2017, and continues with check-in
on Sunday, January 15 and Monday, January 16, 2017.
All staff members are expected to assist with RA Interviews in the spring semester. The anticipated interview dates are
February 4 and February 11, 2017.
Residence Life staff members are expected to oversee the opening and closing of the residence halls during all break
periods. This includes remaining in your residence hall until the halls have officially closed for each break. The Break
Periods for the 2016-2017 academic year are as follows:
Fall Break begins Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 12:00 pm.
Regular duty resumes after Fall Break on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 6:00 pm.
Thanksgiving Break begins Wednesday, November 23, 2016, at 12:00 pm. Staff members are expected to return
to the halls by 6:00 pm on Sunday, November 27, 2016.
Fall Semester ends on Wednesday, December 21, 2016, at 12:00 pm.
RAs assigned to Winter Break duty and/or Sorority Recruitment duty may be required to return as early as
Monday, January 2, 2017 for duty responsibilities.
Spring Break begins Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 12:00 pm.
Regular duty resumes after Spring Break on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 6:00 pm.
Easter Break begins Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 12:00 pm
Regular duty resumes after Easter Break on Monday, April 17, 2017 at 6:00 pm.
Senior week duty begins Saturday, May 13, 2017 through Saturday, May 20th. Halls close for the summer on
Sunday, May 21, 2017, at 6:00 pm
Compensation for Graduate Resident Directors consists of graduate tuition remission for a maximum of 9 credits each
semester, a waiver of room charges and an Alternative Meal Plan. GRDs also receive a cash stipend predicated on the size
and responsibilities associated with their designated halls. Staff members are not eligible to receive a cash equivalent of
room and meal plan charges in lieu of a waiver. Dining Services policies during break periods apply to Resident Assistants.
Resident Assistants who serve duty during break periods will be given a per diem stipend on his/her wildcard for meals.
The amount will correspond to the number of days on duty and students will be responsible for their own meals.
Financial Aid
All appointed staff members receiving financial aid should make an appointment with the Office of Financial Assistance
to determine what, if any, impact the position might have on their financial aid package.
Academic Requirements
Graduate students are expected to maintain a minimum semester and cumulative GPA of 3.0. Students failing to meet the
minimum GPA requirements at the conclusion of each semester are subject to dismissal or mandatory leave of absence
from staff responsibilities. Other factors, such as withdrawal from classes or incomplete grades, may also be considered
by the Office for Residence Life in making this determination.
Minimum and maximum course load limits must be observed while a member of the Residence Life Staff. Graduate staff
may not exceed a maximum academic course load of twelve credit hours. All staff must be making good progress toward
an academic degree. Part-time status or failure to register for classes may disqualify a staff member from retaining a
Additional Employment
As Graduate Resident Director positions demand a significant time commitment, staff members are not permitted to hold
other compensatory positions while employed by Residence Life. GRDs are also not permitted to hold any other Graduate
Assistantship on campus. In cases of financial need, individuals may request consideration from the Associate Director
for Residential Programming and Leadership to accept additional employment. Approval will be based on need, previous
performance, the time commitment required, and whether or not there is a scheduling conflict with on call responsibilities
or the collateral assignment.
Additional Campus Involvement
Given the demands associated with the position, GRDs are expected to seek approval from their Coordinator before
accepting officer or chairperson status in any campus organization or activity to ensure that full consideration has been
given to the potential impact of participation on their Residence Life responsibilities.
Staff participation in an internship or practicum is permitted as required by his/her academic program. Staff members
who may be required to participate in an internship or practicum must communicate this with their Coordinator. Staff
members will meet with both the Coordinator and Assistant Director for Staff Training to review the protocols involved in
their participation.
Failure to perform job responsibilities in a satisfactory manner, engaging in behavior that is unethical or clearly
inconsistent with the standards required for effective staff performance and/or violations of the Student Code of
Conduct are among the grounds for dismissal from a Resident Assistant position.
Once you have read the above, if you feel you will be able to fulfill the responsibilities of the Resident Assistant position,
click on "I Agree" button below. Once you click on the "I Agree" button you will able to complete and submit your
Resident Assistant Employment Application.
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* I am applying for a GRD position for the 2016-2017 Academic Year
GRD's are assigned to a variety of types of halls. These include predominantly Freshman traditional
residence halls, predominantly Upper-Class (SO, JR, SR) traditional residence halls and the West Campus
Apartments which house sophomores, juniors and seniors.
Please indicate your preference for assignment to each these types of positions by selecting the response
that best describes your assignment preference.
* Preference for Assignment in a Traditional Freshman Residence Hall.
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* Preference for Assignment in a Traditional Upper-Class Residence Hall.
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* Preference for Assignment in the West Campus Apartments.
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If not selected as a GRD, I would like to be considered for an RA position for the 2016-2017 Academic Year
Please indicate your specific plans for the 2016-2017 Academic Year.
Please select the option which best describes your plans to participate in an internship, study abroad or
student teaching program for the upcoming academic year.
* Study Abroad/Internship Plans.
☐Study Abroad Fall Semester 2016
☐Internship Fall Semester 2016
☐Student Teach Fall Semester 2016
☐Study Abroad Spring Semester 2017
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* I have a documented medical condition which requires housing accommodations which require
placement in a hall that will accommodate my needs.
If you selected "yes", you must list the specific medical condition and special housing accommodations, below.
Medical conditions requiring special housing accommodations must be documented with the Office for
Residence Life. If you have not previously submitted documentation outlining your medical condition and the
special housing accommodations required, please send documentation from your physician to: Office for
Residence Life, Villanova University, 800 Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, PA 19085-1670 or FAX (610) 519-7303.
Medical Condition and Special Housing Accommodations Required (please list below):
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Please respond to each of the areas below in 250 words or less.
Please use the space below to discuss your interest in the GRD position. Please be sure to address your
motivation for applying and what you hope to gain from this experience.
Why are you interested in this position?
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Please use the space below to discuss past Residence Life experience in addition to personal strengths.
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What skills do you believe you will need to further develop to be a successful in the position for which you are
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Please list any on-campus/off-campus employment you anticipate, including research positions.
What additional commitments are you anticipating during the 2016-2017 academic year? How do you anticipate your
lifestyle / schedule changing to accommodate the Staff Supervisor position?
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As a part of the GRD Application process, applicants are requested to have a Faculty or Staff Member
complete a letter of reference If you are not a current Villanova student, we request that you have a Faculty or
Staff Member from your current institution submit a reference letter.
Please list the name and position of the individual completing your reference letter in the space provided
* Name of Reference and Position:
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Under the terms of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, with regard to this reference
please select from the drop-down box below whether you wish to waive your access to the Reference Letter upon
completion or you wish to retain access to the Reference Letter upon completion.
* Reference Form Access Preference:
☐It is my desire that this reference remain CONFIDENTIAL; that is, I wish to waive my access to the
Reference Form.
☐It is my desire that this reference remain OPEN; that is, I wish to retain my right of access to the
Reference Form.
Applicants are required to submit a 1-page resume. The resume should include a short list of on and off campus
activities and employment history. Resumes should be sent via email to – [email protected]
In submitting this document, the student attests that he/she has read the contents of the Villanova University Resident
Assistant Employment Application and agrees to the terms and conditions of the contract.
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