Graduate Assistantship Openings in the Division of Student Affairs

Residence Directors — 5 Anticipated Positions

The role of the Residence Director (RD) is that of a liaison between the Student Affairs Professional Staff, the Resident Assistants (RA), and resident students. The Residence Director serves as a behavior model offering assistance and direction to RAs and students. The Residence Director must be concerned with the growth and welfare of each individual and the group as a whole in order to assist students in adjustments to group living and campus life—providing emotional support and resources as necessary. The Residence Director assists in creating an atmosphere in the residence halls that is conducive to self-direction, academic achievement, social and cultural maturity, and self-discipline.


  • Supervise and evaluate RAs assigned to respective resident hall.
  • Oversee all programmatic efforts (both educational and social) in residence hall.
  • Interpret and enforce college rules, regulations, polices, and procedures.
  • Advise Hall Council.
  • Hire, train, and supervise work-study and temporary service office/mail room staff.
  • Maintain a minimum of six (6) posted and regular office hours per week.
  • Actively participate in RA selection, training, and in-service training programs.
  • Supervise hall check-in, check-out, in-hall room selection, and room changes.
  • Be available for the opening and closing of residence halls at each vacation.
  • Be responsible for management of residence hall and the processing of all paperwork associated with that management as assigned.
  • Respond to emergency situations as appropriate.


  • Matriculated graduate student at SUNY Plattsburgh in good academic standing (GPA of 3.0 or higher).
  • Extensive group and leadership experience (supervisory experience preferred, but not mandatory).
  • Ability to work with a diverse population.
  • Capable of accomplishing multiple tasks concurrently.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and time management skills.
  • Ability to take initiative and work autonomously.
  • Capable of confronting and mediating difficult and sensitive situations.
  • Must live on campus in housing that is provided and be willing to respond to emergency situations at all hours (if available).

Contact Information

To apply for the positions, complete a Graduate Assistantship Application Form by the February 15th deadline.  The application form can be downloaded at this website:

For more information about Graduate Assistantships in Student Affairs, please email or call (518) 564-3824.