Housing and Residence Life Graduate Assistantships

Anticipated Openings for 2018-2019

Graduate Assistant Residence Hall Director
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: The GARHD is a live in position responsible for assistance with the administration and operation of a residential community. GARHDs are expected to enhance the living environment of the residence hall through staff and student development, resident outreach, community building, attention to facilities, and administrative organization including staff supervision. GARHDs assist with managing large communities. View Graduate Assistant Residence Hall Director position description.
Graduate Assistant for Learning Communities

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: The GA of Learning Communities is a live-in position, responsible for supervising undergraduate student leaders, assisting with program planning for each assigned community, interacting with students in the Residential College, and providing professional development opportunities for student leaders through weekly staff meetings and one-on-ones. The GA assists in the training of peer leaders including co-teaching a 1-credit, 8 week mentoring class, and ongoing development of their staff throughout the year.   This position provides the unique opportunity to engage with campus partners within academic affairs and to work closely with faculty members within the Residential College. View the Graduate Assistant for Learning Communities position description.


Other Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistant for Staff and Community Development
The GASCD position is responsible for the overall management and supervision of the Community Development Center (CDC), a resource center for student staff members while also supporting department wide initiatives related to staff training and community development. The GASCD has the opportunity to co-advise NRHH, co-teach the 2-credit RA Pre-Training Service course, develop training sessions for staff and assist in the assessment of the departmental community development model.  View the Graduate Assistant for Staff and Community Development position description.

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All Graduate Assistantships

Terms of Employment for all positions
Enrollment:  Employment is contingent upon admission to the Graduate College and acceptance into a graduate program at NAU, preferably the M.Ed. Counseling- Student Affairs program.  As a condition for retention in the role, the Graduate Assistant must remain in good academic standing, which includes the following:  1) maintaining a minimum semester and cumulative GPA of 3.00,   2) no grades of C or below, and 3) completion of a minimum of nine (9) credit hours in Fall and Spring semesters which apply towards graduation.
• Period of employment:  Employment begins approximately mid-July and runs through the end of the Spring Semester of the same academic year.  Graduate Assistant Residence Hall Directors are released for the semester at 5:00 pm the Sunday after Finals Week in December and at 5:00 pm the Monday after Finals Week in May. Other Graduate Assistants are released at 5:00 pm the Friday of Finals Week each semester.  Graduate Assistants are expected to return to work in January by the Monday before the start of classes.  GARHDs are off contract during specific dates of the Thanksgiving holiday, Winter Break, and Spring Break.
All Graduate Assistants are hired under a provisional contract that carries a probationary period of one semester during which employment status will be reviewed.  It is encouraged that GA candidates view the assistantship as a two year commitment.
• Work Hours:  This position is part-time, approximately 20-hours per week with weekend and evening commitments, including assigned on-call hours.  Please note that there are some peak times where work hours may exceed 20-hours per week.
GARHDs are expected to be on campus at least two weekends each month and for the following events and departmental processes: Fall and Spring Hall Opening and Closing, Labor Day weekend, Homecoming, Family Weekend, Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, and RA selection interview days.  HRL staff are also expected to attend departmental and University-wide programs and functions as directed.
Graduate Assistants may not accept other employment during the contracted period.
• Remuneration:  A stipend of at least $12,000 for a 9 ½ month contract based on start date (which includes July/August training periods), student health care plan, furnished on-campus apartment, meal plan, and 100% tuition remission. Student fees and parking permits are not included.  The Graduate Assistant is obligated to adhere to the policies of their residential community, Housing and Residence Life, and Northern Arizona University.  Summer employment opportunities with HRL may be available.
Graduate College Information regarding tuition waivers and assistantships can be found at https://nau.edu/gradcol/financing/grad-assistantships/
• Background Checks:  All employment offers are contingent upon a criminal background investigation, employment history investigation, and a fingerprint check.

If you have any questions, please email reslifegajobs@nau.edu or call (928) 523-5840.