Graduate Assistant staff are an essential part of our team. Graduate level positions within Housing will provide a comprehensive experience towards enhancing skills such as decision-making, communication, management, administrative, and interacting with others in a team/individual. These transferable skills will allow you to increase your marketability as a candidate for future professional endeavors.

Applications for the 2017-2018 academic year are due for priority consideration by February 15, 2017. Click on the positions below to learn more and to access the application. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at HRERLEGraduateStaffRecruitment@housing.ufl.edu.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Yes, please do apply so that you meet the priority deadline. You do not need to have proof of admission until you begin the graduate staff position.
All of our graduate staff position postings will be available on the Careers at UF website through the University of Florida (https://jobs.ufl.edu/, search using the student assistant category). Positions may be open at various times. For priority consideration, applications for graduate positions for the upcoming academic year will be due by February 15, 2017. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at HRERLEGraduateStaffRecruitment@housing.ufl.edu.
Yes, you must have a Bachelor’s degree and you must apply to a graduate program at the University of Florida to be considered (the academic application does not need to be completed prior to the employment application).
Yes! You may apply for all of our positions. While you will be considered for all positions to which you applied, you will only be able to hold one Graduate Staff position should you be offered employment. You will need to fill out separate applications through Careers at UF for each position.
The Housing Graduate Staff positions do not provide a tuition waiver (does provide on-campus housing which can be a $7,000 +/- value).

Out-of-state graduate staff may be provided in their 1st Year of employment, a waiver for a % of their out of state fees. Pending available funds. This is not guaranteed and we often do not know if funds are available until the semester begins. A scholarship for in-state tuition is available for those applying to the Student Personnel in Higher Education program; please contact HRERLEGraduateStaffRecruitment@housing.ufl.edu for more information about this opportunity.

There are a number of steps that you must complete in order to obtain Florida residency. It is recommended that you begin this process as soon as you join us in Gainesville, FL. Note: If you qualify for the out-of-state tuition waiver it is still expected that you obtain Florida residency.
No, it does not. Select Graduate Assistantships (GAs) at the University of Florida are eligible to receive health insurance through their academic department. These GA positions are classified as “teaching/research”. The graduate staff positions within the Department of Housing and Residence Education are classified as OPS student assistants for employment/job purposes; they perform work for our department and receive a compensation package which also includes live-in benefits. These student employees as OPS receive OPS benefits.
Graduate students may inquire with the Student Health Care Center about available options for individual purchase.
By mid-April the initial offers will be communicated. Conditional offers may be made before this date and offers may be made as needed after mid-April.
If you are invited for an on-campus visit, it is strongly recommended that you come to campus. If for some reason you cannot make one of the campus visit/interview sessions you should notify us immediately to arrange a phone interview.
It is recommended that you fly into Gainesville Airport (GNV) for convenience. If that is not possible, please contact HRERLEGraduateStaffRecruitment@housing.ufl.edu.
Yes! We can make arrangements to pick you up at any of the Gainesville (GNV) airport. Please let us know in advance if you will need transportation to and from the airport.
No, travel will not be reimbursed. If you fly in, your transportation to and from the airport is covered by our department. In addition, housing is provided at no cost if you choose to take advantage of one of our two housing options (see next question). Note: Some academic departments offer travel reimbursements to students who are highly recruited. If this is the case, it might be a good idea to schedule your visit with your academic department around the dates of the interview with Housing (either before or after).
We offer two options for lodging at no cost. First, you may stay in a guest room, which is a room located within a UF residence hall. Second, you may stay with a current student staff member in his or her graduate apartment. We will search diligently for one of these two locations for you if you are interested, however we cannot guarantee these options will be available. Feel free to make your own arrangements to stay in a hotel or with friends. We can provide a list of hotels in Gainesville for your convenience.
Several meals are provided during your on-campus visit/interview session. If you come early or stay later than the scheduled session you will have to have to make your own arrangements to eat. It is a good idea to bring cash for meals/snacks. If you have a dietary concern, please contact HRERLEGraduateStaffRecruitment@housing.ufl.edu immediately.
If you attend dinner on the first night it is expected that you will attend the orientation. Keep in mind, the orientation will provide valuable information. If you are unable to join us for the opening dinner and cannot attend the orientation, please let us know ahead of time at HRERLEGraduateStaffRecruitment@housing.ufl.edu. It is strongly recommended that you attend all scheduled sessions and activities!