Graduate Fellows

The Office of Residential Life is hiring for Graduate Fellows to work with our thriving undergraduate student body for the 2018-2019 academic year. The Graduate Fellow will work approximately 15-18 hours a week depending on position, which will primarily be night and weekend hours. (Please note that this can fluctuate throughout the year.)

Click here for the 2018-2019 Graduate Fellow application


Positions Available:

Responsibilities listed below are based on previous years. The Residential Life department is currently in the process of updating graduate fellow job descriptions. Please apply and updated descriptions will be sent directly to you.

The Graduate Fellow for the Residential College will report to and work in close collaboration with the Residential College Director (RCD) to support the Residential College through program development and implementation, and the Office of Residential Life through work with different focus areas. The duties of the Graduate Fellow may vary depending on the mission of the individual Residential College.

The Graduate Fellow for the North Side will report to and work with a Residential Community Director (RCD) to assist in North Side programming. Specifically, they will provide any necessary support to the North Side Association (NSA). The Graduate Fellow will play a vital role in promoting holistic student development by supporting the goals of the North Side. In consultation with the RCD, the Graduate Fellow will be assigned duties with regard to professional interests, experience, and skill development.

Then Graduate Assistant for Late Night Programming will report to and work in close collaboration with the Assistant Director of Residential Education. This assistantship will focus on student leadership development for students who serve on the URSA’s Nightlife executive board. This position will support the programming board by assisting with program development and implementation, and will look at best practices to implement a comprehensive late night program for all residential students.

Qualifications Required of all Graduate Fellows

  • Must be a full-time graduate student through the end of the 2018-2019 academic year
  • Previous experience in Residential Life, Student Affairs, or advising is preferred
  • Professionalism and respect for and commitment to student development and student initiative
  • Valid Driver’s License and willingness to drive departmental vehicles
  • Commitment to Social Justice in line with the Residential Life Diversity Statement

The Graduate Fellows will receive $10.50/hr. averaging 15 hours a week for 44 weeks paid over a 10-month period (August – May), in addition to a $600 meal plan ($300 per semester). Housing is not included for the Graduate Fellow.

Terms of Employment
Employment terms vary by specific position. Please see the job descriptions for more information. General employment terms are as follows:

  • Grad Fellows should be prepared to return for Grad Fellow Training (tbd), and attend August RA Training (tbd).
  • Grad Fellows should be prepared to return for Grad Fellow Training (tbd), and attend August RA Training (tbd)
  • During the school year, Graduate Fellows work approximately 15 hours per week. Monday evenings (7-11 pm) should be held for staff meetings and trainings.
  • Grad Fellows should be available for winter training (tbd)
  • Grad Fellows should also be available in May, at the end of the academic school year to assist with Residential Hall move-out. Outside of academics, the graduate fellow position should be a priority.

Application Process
If you are interested in being considered for the Graduate Fellow position, please apply through our website today. Application materials will be received on a rolling basis and priority will be given to those who apply before April 10, 2018. Initial in-person interviews will be conducted (tbd). If you have questions, please contact Ashya Majied at

Click here for the 2018-2018 Graduate Fellow application