Residence Education Graduate Assistant Positions

Currently accepting applications for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Each year the Residential Life department seeks qualified applicants for several graduate assistant opportunities. During the fall semester, we accept applicants for unexpected vacancies which may occur during the current academic year. During the spring semester, we accept applicants for vacancies/possible vacancies for the following academic year. If there are no confirmed vacancies, we will still collect applications in the event any occur.

Applications are accepted from current and potential graduate students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Candidates must be enrolled as a full-time graduate student in a degree-granting program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst before being offered a position. Please refer to the specific position description for additional minimum and preferred qualifications.

Compensation packages vary by position. Please refer to the specific position description for details.

Position Descriptions
The following are the 2017-2018 positions in Residential Life: Residence Education. Any changes to positions will be posted as soon as positions and budget are finalized. The Student Affairs Minimum hourly amount per GEO contract will likely increase sometime during the 2017-2018 academic year. Stipend amounts within these position descriptions are calculated with current minimum of $25.23/hr. Therefore, totals may end up being larger depending on the new minimum amount and when it will take effect.

Assistant Residence Director Position - 20 hours*
Assistant Residence Director Position - 30 hours*
Assistant Residence Director/Apartment Living (North) - 20 hours*
Assistant Residence Director/Apartment Living (Lincoln) - 20 hours*
Assistant Residence Director/Apartment Living (North Village) - 20 hours*
Community Standards Graduate Assistant - 30 hours
Leadership and Engagement Graduate Assistant - 30 hours
Learning Communities Graduate Assistant / ARD – 30 hours*
*Live-in position - Furnished apartment provided as part of compensation package

How to Apply
Applications are now being accepted for candidates interested in being considered for any available positions in Residential Life for the 2017-2018 academic year. Applications received by the Priority Consideration Deadline of February 1, 2017 will be considered first. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. A complete application consists of the online application form, accessed below, and an e-mail to that includes your cover letter and resume.

Please read the following checklist carefully, and be sure to complete all steps.

This form times out after 30 minutes, we suggest you look over the following information and draft answers to the questions below to help prepare for the online application.

Part 1: Basic contact info and positional interest.

Part 2: Reflective questions. These are questions to help us get to know you and your approach to work with students. To view the questions asked in our application, click HERE.

Part 3: Reference information. Candidates are required to submit information for two (2) professional references. We ask for name, relationship to applicant, and email address. After we have received your complete application we will contact your references via e-mail to complete our reference form.

Complete the Residential Life Graduate Assistant Application.

In one e-mail, send a cover letter and resume to Materials should speak to relevant skills, experiences, and positional interest.

Save documents as "First Initial_Last Name_Grad_CL" and "First Initial_Last Name_Grad_Resume"


The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.