Graduate Assistant

Student Learning & Engagement

The Graduate Assistant for Student Learning Engagement is an architect behind the student experience for those living in our residence halls. This position is motivated by a passion for developing others, enjoys data driven decision-making, and brings innovative ideas to engage and develop our community. This Graduate Assistant position flourishes in a collaborative environment, communicates effectively with a multitude of stakeholders, and brings an intellectual curiosity that unlocks not just the potential of the student experience, but their own potential as well.


  • Advise the university sponsored student organizations Inter-Residence Hall Association (IRHA) and corresponding student leaders, supporting member engagement, programming efforts, continuing education, and providing assistance with specific initiatives  
  • Assist with coordination of Area Governments or Councils facilitated by IRHA 
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to student leaders with an emphasis on advancing the organization and fostering the development of transferable skills 
  • Coordinate with the regional and national governing body for the Inter-Residence Hall Association 
  • Evaluate program effectiveness and engagement to inform future decisions 
  • Assist with management and tracking of the allocated budget for Student Learning and Engagement  
  • 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 


                  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 
                          • Experience working with student leaders, student organizations, or familiarity with Housing & Residence Life 
                          • Demonstrated ability to adapt and innovate  
                          • Demonstrated dependability, organization, and professionalism 
                          • Ability to work well within a team, with individuals, and build positive relationships 
                          • 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) 

                              How to Apply

                              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.