Residential Life Graduate Assistant Positions

Each year Residential Life seeks qualified applicants for several graduate assistant opportunities.

Applicants should be current and potential graduate students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Candidates must be enrolled as full-time graduate students in a degree-granting program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst before being offered a position. Applicants should confirm with their academic program that they are eligible for a position that provides a tuition waiver before applying. Please refer to the specific position description for additional minimum and preferred qualifications.


How to Apply

Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year are closed.

To receive notification when the Fall 2024 - Spring 2025 application opens, click here: Application Notification Request

Note: the application will require that you log into a Google account. This Google account does not have to be an account that uses an UMass email address. The Google sign-in is required to enable the file uploads for the resume and cover letter. 

**Reminder: If you have applied for a Residential Life Graduate Assistant before December 16, 2023, you must re-apply to be considered in the 2024-2025 applicant pool**     



Graduate Assistants are paid via a bi-weekly stipend. The Stipend for the 2023-2024 academic year for new 20 hour graduate assistants in Residential Life is $24,543.20. A furnished apartment is provided as part of the compensation package.
Review the position descriptions for additional compensation and benefit information. 

Position Descriptions

The following are positions within Residence Education: 


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

Questions?  Email the Graduate Search Committee at