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Graduate Employment

Student Leadership

The Graduate Assistant for Student Leadership supports the mission of University Housing by assisting in the development of various leaderhip initiatives created within the department to support the engaged student mission of Appalachian State University, which includes increasing retention and graduation rates through connected to the University. These initiatives include, but are not limited to, advising our leadership organizations, the Residence Hall Association and the National Residence Hall Honorary, developing leadership skills through trainings, and sharing information about personal development with student leaders.

Residence Director

Residence Directors (RDs) have primary responsibility for the day-to-day supervision and management of a residence hall that houses approximately 250-450 students. This includes training and supervising 5-9 Resident Assistants, implementing University and departmental policies and procedures, advising the residence hall council, performing administrative responsibilities such as serving on departmental committees, and coordinating the residential curriculum (Peak) for their residence hall.


Advertisement of, application for, and specific timelines relating to all graduate assistant positions within the Division of Student Affairs are handled via the Graduate Assistant Preview Program (GAPP) (opens in a new tab). For information or questions regarding any of the positions listed on this page, or other graduate opportunities within Student Affairs, please visit the GAPP website.