Graduate Assistant

Residence Life & Education

The Graduate Assistant within Residence Life & Education helps to craft an unmatched Gator student experience for students living in our residence halls. Graduate Assistants in this role are motivated by the power of connection, believe that building positive relationships encourages belonging, and thrives in collaborative environment. Our Graduate Assistants serve as mentors to our next generation of Gators, and have the opportunity to work among the best and brightest, taking your skills, and future career, to the next level.


  • Create and implement community programs for residents that align with the Residential Curriculum expectations and unique community needs 
  • Supervise Resident Assistants providing support and guidance for daily activities as well as professional growth and development 
  • Develop and execute training programs for student staff aimed at enhancing the student employment experience through a focus on lifelong learning and the creation of positive outcomes 
  • Serve as a hearing officer to adjudicate conduct cases focusing on student development, education, and accountability  
  • Advise an Area Government or Council that focuses on enhancing the residential student experience with community programming 
  • Advise student leaders of the Area Government or Council providing guidance on budget management, overall engagement, and development of leadership skills 
  • Foster a culture of continuous care by serving in an on-call role and supporting our students through effective emergency management procedures 
  • Create a residential environment that cultivates a sense of community and belonging while encouraging residents to utilize departmental and campus resources 
  • Coordinate with Housing & Residence Life teams to provide safe and secure facilities for residents  


                Minimum Qualifications

                • Enrolled as a full-time University of Florida graduate student in good standing as defined by the University or specific college at the time of employment  
                • Must maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher  

                        Preferred Qualifications

                        • Seeking a graduate degree in Student Personnel and Higher Education 
                        • Ability to work well within a team, with individuals, and build positive relationships 
                        • Demonstrated ability to critically analyze situations and actively problem solve 
                        • Demonstrated dependability, timeliness, and professionalism 
                        • Ability to prioritize well and tackle challenges enthusiastically 
                        • Resourceful, highly organized with the ability to meet deadlines, and completion of tasks and projects assigned. 
                        • This position may require occasional nights and weekend hours 

                          Additional Information & Benefits

                          • Must be available for 20 hours per week 
                          • A stipend will be provided for a nine-month appointment (Fall and Spring semesters) 
                          • Tuition waiver for 9 credits in the Fall and Spring semesters (fees not included) 
                          • Eligible to enroll in GatorGrad Care health insurance plan 
                          • This position will be required to live in an on-campus furnished apartment 
                          • Reserved on-campus parking space (decal must be purchased) 

                            Apply Today

                            To be considered, please select "Apply Now" and attach your resume and cover letter. Our team will confirm receipt, review your materials, and let you know about next steps in our process.