Assistant Hall Director

Residence Life and Housing

The Department of Residence Life and Housing at the State University of New York at Oswego is seeking qualified applicants for our Assistant Hall Director (AHD) position; this is a live-in, half-time Graduate Assistantship.

Multiple vacancies anticipated for the 2015-2016 academic year

Posting Date: February 12, 2015

Review Date: Review of applications will begin February 26, 2015, and will continue until all vacancies are filled.

Compensation: $7000 annual stipend and tuition assistance for six (6) credits for the first semester of employment and nine (9) credits per semester thereafter. Health insurance is also available through the Graduate Assistant Union. A furnished one-bedroom apartment is provided with parking; occupancy of the apartment is for the term of employment. A full meal plan is provided for the AHD and immediate family/qualifying domestic partner (subject to annual budgeting approval) when classes are in session during the fall and spring academic semesters.  Summer employment opportunities may be available.

Date of Appointment: August 1, 2015, through May 31, 2016, with potential reappointment for a second year.

Description of Responsibilities: The AHD is responsible for assisting the Residence Hall Director in assuring the successful functioning of the residence hall as an educational environment consistent with the academic and educational mission of the College. Specific duties include supervising the reception desk and recycling operations in the assigned residence hall, including supervision of undergraduate student staff. 

In addition, this position will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and matriculation into a SUNY Oswego Graduate Program by August 1, 2015.

Preferred Qualifications: Preferred candidates will demonstrate an understanding of the co-academic mission of a residence life program.

To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three professional references electronically to


If you have any questions about the position, please e-mail:

Jennifer Shinpaugh, Search Committee Chair

Official transcript(s) for all degrees will be required if hired. On-campus interviews for finalists will begin in April 2015; background checks will be completed for finalists.

Description of Department:  The Department of Residence Life and Housing at SUNY Oswego is a leader in developing a premier residential environment where students are actively engaged in their learning experience. Our environment places student learning and success at the center of all our formal and informal programs, policies, procedures, and physical facilities. Our department encourages collaboration with other students, faculty, and staff in and out of the classroom to enrich the learning experience. Furthermore, our programs are directed to enhance students' capacity and aspirations for growth intellectually, socially, aesthetically, interpersonally, and physically. The Department purposefully and intentionally provides programs and experiences that will offer our residential students a comparative advantage among college graduates.

Description of SUNY Oswego:  Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse.  Named one of "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" in U.S. News America's Best Colleges in 2010 and a "Best Northeastern College" by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8300 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in business, teacher education, and the arts and sciences. The College's success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to liberal arts and sciences foundations, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities.  The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects are evidenced by Quest, a College-wide day spotlighting original student research, a Summer Scholars Program, which awards stipends to students engaged in independent research and creative work at the highest levels, and the Global Laboratory, a STEM based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities. 

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SUNY Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of age, race, color, gender, creed, nationality, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability or protected veteran status.  For our full non-discrimination policy, see  In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing 

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