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Graduate Assistant Position

The Graduate Assistant Position


 The Graduate Assistant position offered within the Department of Residence Life and Housing is a Graduate Residence Coordinator (GRC) position. The GRC is crucial to the Residence Life and Housing program.  The GA is responsible for the daily operations of a residential facility on campus ranging from 95-500 residents. This is a live-in position with direct in-hall responsibilities and specific “on-call” requirements.  The GRC co -supervises 5-8 Resident Assistants (RA).  The main priority of the GRC is assisting residents in their individual development by serving as a resource and referral source. The GRC is also responsible for staff and building administration, facility issues and supervising functions performed in conjunction with the Resident Assistants within their building. 



·         Acceptance into a graduate program at Virginia State University

·         Maintain full-time enrollment (9 graduate credit hours) at Virginia State University

·         Maintain a cumulative and semester grade point average (GPA) of 3.00

·         Maintain a good disciplinary standing with the Office of Student Conduct (application through employment)


The Graduate Assistant will be paid $7.25 per hour not to exceed 25 hours per week (office hours) and provided a single bedroom waiver at the lowest housing rate for on campus living and $2000 towards an on campus meal plan ($1000 will be paid for the fall and spring semester). If the Department of Residence Life and Housing terminate the student as GRC or if the student resigns from the GRC position, the student understands that portions or all of their compensation may be charged back to their student account for failing to fulfill any portion of the GRC responsibilities outlined in the GRC agreement and in the GRC job description. The Graduate Residence Coordinator should understand that they will be relocated to any available spaces if they choose to remain in on campus housing if they choose to leave their position and or if terminated and will be responsible for paying any remaining housing charges.

 Full Position Description:

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·         GA Job Description

How to Apply:

·        Application for Graduate Assistant

·        GA Reference Form

Applications will be accepted until all positions have been filled.  However, applications received by 3:00pm March 6, 2017, will receive priority consideration for an interview.


Applicants will receive notifications by e-mail regarding their status in the selection process once all interviews have concluded. ***It is very important to check your email regularly, to stay abreast of any communication from the GA Selection Committee***.


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