Residential Life Graduate Assistant 

Applicants must be enrolled as a full-time graduate student in a degree-granting program. While in the position, Graduate Assistant (GA) may have no more than fifteen (15) hours total of external commitments including but not limited to outside employment, organization involvement, athletic team participation, internships, etc.  Candidates should possess strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to interact with a diverse population, as well as have demonstrated experience and skills related to program development, and student development. Familiarity with residence hall systems and/or other education administration or management experience is strongly preferred. This is a part-time, live-on position, which requires 20 office hours per week including weekend and on-call responsibilities. Employment is subject to review and renewal on an annual basis. GA’s must keep and maintain a good academic standing with their institution


  • Bachelor’s degree
    •Previous undergraduate student leadership experience (preference for leadership experience within Residence Life)
    •Candidates must be enrolled full time in Higher Education, Counseling or related field.
    •Candidates must be willing to commit to a ten month agreement.
    •Appreciation for mission and values of Catholic higher education

Job Description Summary

The Graduate Assistant (GA) is a 10-month, live-in position. The GA serves as an active and visible residence hall staff member that participates and facilitates student development, community development, leadership development, administration, policy enforcement, crisis management and staff development. The GA is supervised the Assistant Director of Residence Life.  If mutually agreed, the GA position may renew for a second year, with continued summer housing, included in the compensation package.

This Graduate Assistant (GA) is a crucial Residence Life liaison collaborating with Residence Life, Student Engagement, Resident Assistants (RAs) and resident students. The GA oversees residence halls, co-supervises a staff of RAs, participates in campus-wide emergency on-call coverage and supports the mission of the Office of Residence Life.


  • Supervises 3-5 undergraduate Resident Assistants, and a Residence Hall Council of 5-7 student members
    •Assists with the recruitment, selection, training and evaluation of undergraduate staff.
    •Attend (and lead as appropriate) various meetings (e.g. one-on-one meetings with RAs, meetings with supervisor, RA staff meetings, and professional staff meetings, etc.)
    •Promote and implement training sessions and in-services as well as ongoing staff development initiatives.

Direct Co-Supervision for Resident Assistant Staff

  • Collaborate with Resident Coordinator to plan and implement RA training programs including: fall training, ongoing in-service training, January training, and other training as necessary.
    •Plan and facilitate weekly RA staff meetings.
    •Conduct individual weekly meetings with RA staff.
    •Hold formal evaluation meetings with each RA once a year.
    •Assist in the planning and implementation of the RA selections process.
    •Assist the RAs in fulfilling their programming responsibilities.
    •Ensure accurate and timely completion of administrative tasks delegated to area staff.
    •Ensure provision of RA duty coverage as assigned

Student Conduct and Crisis Management

  • Responsible for upholding Community Standards.
    •Educates students on their rights and responsibilities.
    •Communicate with Assistant Director regarding policy violations and adjudication.
    •Handle crisis situations, such as mental health incidents, roommate conflicts, student conduct and staffing issues, and reporting to RC in order to ensure appropriate community response.
    •Makes effective referrals to counseling or academic services and familiarizes self with campus resources
    •Provide night and weekend on-duty responsibilities for approximately 75 residential students.


Academic Year Compensation:
$2,500 stipend

$2,000 meal plan
Semi-furnished suite, utilities, internet, laundry, fitness membership, and campus parking.

To Apply:  Please submit your resume and cover letter to