Professional and Graduate Positions

Graduate assistant hall director

Western Michigan University graduate assistant hall directors are part-time live-in professionals responsible for assisting the hall director. Graduate assistants are primarily responsible for advising hall/apartment government and supervising the front desk, including training, hiring and scheduling student workers. Graduate assistant hall directors also provide the main thrust in setting the hall/apartment complex’s program agenda and have an opportunity to gain exposure by working on departmental committees. A bachelor’s degree is required for this position.

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Program coordinator: Dr. Ramona Lewis, (269) 387-3883
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Hall director

WMU hall directors are full-time, live-in professionals with a 12-month contract. They supervise staffs from seven to 22 resident assistants/resident managers and at least one graduate assistant. Residence halls are all coed and range from 400 to 550 students, and campus apartment complexes range from 81 to 330 residents. Primary hall director responsibilities include supervising staff, creating a positive living and learning environment, supporting academic success, adjudicating student conduct, responding to student issues and administrating their hall. This is a four-year terminal position. A master's degree in higher education or related field is strongly encouraged.

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Area coordinator

Area coordinators are full-time, live-on professionals with a 12-month contract. The two positions supervise four to six full-time, masters-level hall directors. Additional responsibilities include working with summer orientation, summer school and departmental projects. A master's degree in higher education and three years supervising staff in Residence Life is required.

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How to apply

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter addressed to:

Lynnae Stankus
Residence Life
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5312

WMU will be represented at Oshkosh Placement Exchange and ACPA/NASPA.