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Housing & Residential Life Graduate Assistantships

The Department of Housing and Residential Life (HRL) hosts 20 0.5 FTE graduate teaching assistant positions within Residential Living and Residential Learning. While the specific job duties vary, each of our GTA positions are designed to provide staff with curriculum development and implementation, leadership development; management of a program or building; crisis response and community standards education. 


Many of these positions also serve as a community standards educator, include a supervisory component and provides on-call response for the crisis management within the residence halls, Graduate teaching assistants also serves as members of departmental committees for social justice initiatives, alternative spring break, late night programming or curriculum assessment. 


All positions require a bachelor's degree and admittance to a graduate program. Some positions may require an early summer start date. 



  • Stipend: $1,200/month
  • Room: On-campus apartment, including basic cable and utilities
  • University Dining plan: $1,000/semester and pro-rated for summer term
  • Tuition: In and out-of-state waiver




**Every graduate teaching assistant is given an online subscription to the Talking Stick and the ACUHO-I Library to further increase professional development. The Talking Stick is a publication of the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International (ACUHO-I). Additionally GTA's have access to the Chronicle of Higher Education at various locations throughout the department. 


  • Assistant Residential Community Educator (ARCE), Single Student Housing

    The Assistant Residential Community Educator is responsible for the successful implementation, assessment and development of the residential curriculum. ARCE's are also responsible for the holistic development and creation of a community oriented towards the academic and social education of residents. Daily work includes implementation of a residential curriculum, emphasizing student learning, community living and student leadership. This curriculum is facilitated by paraprofessional staff that are hired, trained supervised and evaluated by the ARCE. Additionally, the ARCE performs administrative duties congruent with maintaining community standards and a safe and secure environment. The ARCE will be responsible for creating community in the residence halls and reaching out to each resident within their areas. They will also reside within the halls, facilitating interactions and providing residents greater access and increased connection. The individual in this role performs administrative tasks necessary for operations within the assigned building; maintains office hours outside meeting times.

  • Assistant Coordinator for Student Success (ACSS) Leadership Initiatives

    The Assistant Coordinator for Student Success works to develop and advise the students within the Residence Halls Association (RHA) and National Residence Halls Honorary (NRHH). This position directly advises, as well as provides general administration to the RHA programming board. Additionally, this position also co-advises delegations that attend National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH) and National Association of Campus Activities (NACA), both regional and national conferences. This position directly advises the following executive officers in RHA and NRHH providing individual attention and weekly meetings with each officer: RHA Vice President of Involvement, RHA Vice President of Marketing, RHA Vice President of Programming, NRHH Vice President of Service, and NRHH Vice President of Recognition.  Supervises the Residential Engagement Office staff.  This position maintains office hours outside meeting times.

  • Assistant Coordinator for Student Success - LLPs and Curriculum (ACSS)

    The Assistant Coordinator for Student Success works to develop and promote the Living Learning Programs (LLP) of Housing and Residential Life. This position advises the LLP community mentors and coordinates with the LLP partners on events, programs and services for LLP students.

    Other duties to include:

    • Assist in training faculty associates, faculty fellows and program coordinators in living learning programs.
    • Assist in the ongoing development and implementation of the residential curriculum.
    • Assist in the curriculum development for living-learning communities.
    • Assist with the development of content for marketing, promotion, and assessment of the residential curriculum, living learning programs, and student success initiatives with various sources such as web media, brochures, newsletters, etc.
    • Weekly attendance at evening events expected in addition to weekly scheduled hours..
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