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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.


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 is a 20-hour per week live-in graduate assistantship. The ARLC is responsible for the co-supervision, selection, training and evaluation of the Resident Mentor staff in their assigned building. The ARLC co-manages daily operations within the residence hall including, but not limited to co-supervision of student staff, conduct weekly staff meetings, assist with opening and closing of the halls, student follow-up, and other duties as assigned.
The ARLC has the opportunity to hear conduct cases, serve on departmental committees, and attend professional development sessions both from University Housing and the Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support. The ARLC works closely to infuse the department’s residential foundations into all aspects of residential life and the quality student interactions happening every day within our vibrant communities.

Duties & Responsibilities
- Create a culture of care and build community with RA team and residents.
- The ARLC is responsible for the co-supervision, selection, training, and evaluation of the Resident Mentor staff in their assigned building.
- The ARLC co-manages daily operations within the residence hall.

- Participate in weekly on call duty rotation to provide after-hours service to the residential student population.
- Adhering to all policies, protocols, and procedures outlined in staff manuals, university code of conduct, department, and unit expectations accordingly.
- Perform other tasks as assigned.


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
  • Electricity and Water Included



Preston Residential College for Leadership is searching for a creative, hard-working team player with a sense of humor. This Graduate Assistantship is focused heavily
on individual and organization advising as well as leadership development. Formal and informal interaction with undergraduate students both during and outside of traditional
business hours is the primary job function. The successful candidate will be flexible in meeting the needs of the Preston community, including but not limited to evening and
weekend work, as needed. Preston is seeking one Graduate Assistant, who will report to the Program Lead.
- Advise at least two Preston student organizations
- Plan and execute leadership seminars and workshops for student leaders
- Coordinate Preston’s presence during USC Admissions events
- Supervise student social media assistant and/or other undergraduate student workers - this responsibility typically is added in year two of the role.
- Manage the Preston Scholars Program
- With the Leadership Team, read and score resident applications in both Fall and Spring semesters
- Perform other duties as delegated



Stipend: $15,000 first year, $15,500 second year

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

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