Graduate Resident Mentor

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 Graduate Resident Mentor (GRM) position; this is a live-in, half-time Graduate Assistantship in the Hart Global Living and Learning Center.

Multiple vacancies anticipated for the 2015-2016 academic year

Posting Date: February 11, 2015

Review Date: Review of applications will begin February 25, 2015, and will continue until all vacancies are filled.

Compensation:  $1000 stipend and tuition waiver for six (6) credits each semester. A furnished one-bedroom apartment and parking are provided; occupancy of the apartment is for the term of employment. A full meal plan is provided when classes are in session during the fall and spring academic semesters. Health insurance is available through the Graduate Assistant Union.

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

Description of Responsibilities: The Graduate Resident Mentor's (GRM) responsibilities include facilitating the development of community among residents in the hall and on the GRM's assigned floor, encouraging and supporting learning, mutual respect and appreciation of others. Other specific responsibilities include serving as Teaching Assistant for a one-credit course taken by all residents and assisting in the coordination of the community service component of the Hart Hall program.

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 qualifications include: an understanding of global and international issues; fluency in language(s) other than English; experience in teaching, community service, global or international endeavors and/or mentoring.

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:

Kate Burrow, 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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