GRD Applicants

Position Summary

The Graduate Resident Director (GRD) is a paraprofessional member of the Residence Life staff. Responsibilities include oversight of:

  • daily operations of assigned hall(s);
  • student staff supervision;
  • building maintenance;
  • planning and implementing community building efforts;
  • policy enforcement; and
  • crisis intervention.

GRDs serve in the primary on-call rotation after hours. In addition, each GRD will be given one collateral assignment in the Office for Residence Life based on interest, experience, and skills. GRDs are supervised by the Area Coordinator for their designated area.

The GRD is a part-time, 10-month, live-in position. Compensation consists of graduate tuition remission for a maximum of 9 credits each semester, a waiver of room charges and a 21 Meal Plan.  GRDs also receive a cash stipend predicated on the size and responsibilities associated with their designated halls. 

Undergraduate and Law Students are not eligible to apply. GRDs may not hold any other compensatory position on or off campus during the academic year; exceptions may be made for academic internships and practicums. GRDs are hired on an annual contract basis.


  • Bachelor’s degree required. Must be enrolled in a full-time Graduate Program at Villanova University.
  • Previous experience as a Resident Assistant strongly preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; Strong administrative, planning and programming skills.
  • Appreciation for mission and values of Catholic higher education
  • For a full position description, please click here.

If you have further questions, please contact Residence Life at  

GRD Selection Timeline: 2019-2020

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2019-2020 academic year. We will begin accepting application materials for the 2020-2021 academic year in November 2019. To apply for the Graduate Resident Director position, please sent a Cover Letter and Resume to Applications for the 2020-2021 academic year are due January 22, 2020. 

Please note: We accept applications from current Villanova students as well as incoming graduate students.