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Graduate Student Positions

Gain leadership experience at the highest level, work with a passionate team and help build communities on the University of South Carolina campus.

Apply for a Position

Email your resume and cover letter to Keith Ellis, Director of Residence Life at kellis@mailbox.sc.edu.

You can also apply through the Graduate Assistant Recruitment Process. 

 

 

Hands-On Experience

You'll be doing the real work of helping run housing programs and overseeing our students' experience and creating communities in our residence halls.

Graduate Positions

This is a live-in position.

The assistant residence life coordinator position is 20 hours per week. 

Responsibilities

  • Co-supervision, selection, training and evaluation of resident mentors in your building.
  • Help manage daily operations in the residence hall: supervising student staff, weekly staff meetings, opening and closing the halls, student follow-up and more.
  • Hear conduct cases, serve on department committees and attend professional development sessions. 

All graduate positions participate in a rotating on-call duty system.

This is a live-in position.

The graduate assistant for special projects position is 20 hours per week.

Responsibilities

  • Serve on department committees.
  • Supervise and train alternate resident mentor staff.
  • Foster health relationships with special programs in resident life.
  • Assist with assessment.
  • Serve as a member of a Community Education Team.
  • Advise residence hall student government leaders.
  • Collaborate with department research.

You'll need to communicate with staff, students and parents professionally and confidentially. 

All graduate positions participate in a rotating on-call duty system.

This is a live-in position.

The graduate assistant for residential leadership initiatives position is 20 hours per week. You'll be engaged with students one or two evenings each week and on occasional weekends.

Responsibilities

  • Advise Executive Council of the Residence Hall Association officers.
  • Help build and implement a year-long advisor development curriculum for graduate and professional hall government advisors.
  • Plan and execute a continuing education curriculum for resident mentors.
  • Help with planning and coordination for the resident mentor class EDHE 600: curriculum review, outreach, course enrollment, logistics and administration.
  • Contribute to the resident mentor selection process.
  • Help with assessment to gauge effectiveness of leadership initiatives.
  • Serve on the Student Leadership Development Committee. 

All graduate positions participate in a rotating on-call duty system.

This is a live-in position.

The graduate assistant for residential curricular initiatives position is 20 hours per week. 

Responsibilities

  • Help educate students, faculty and staff according to our guiding philosophies.
  • Communicate with campus departments, particularly those with linked learning communities. 
  • Help select and recruit linked learning community students.
  • Plan, coordinate and carry out tasks for linked living learning communities: create marketing materials, outreach, course selection, enrollment logistics and more.
  • Create and analyze linked learning community assessment: surveys, executive summaries, focus groups, strategic plans and more.
  • Help advise hall government and maintain an accurate hall budget during weekly meetings with the hall treasurer. 

All graduate positions participate in a rotating on-call duty system.

 

Benefits

Stipend: $7,500 first year, $8,000 second year

Tuition Reduction: $2,100 fall and spring, $800 summer

On-Campus Apartment

We provide all residence life graduate assistants with an apartment in one of our residence halls to better support student learning and respond to after-hours crisis.

  • 1 or 2 Bedrooms
  • Living Room and Kitchen
  • Laundry in Your Hall
  • Cable and High-Speed internet
  • Local Telephone
  • Electricity and Water Included
  • Pet-Friendly (with small deposit and approval from supervisor)