Position Announcement

Are you interested in an Assistantship where you can help make a difference in the lives of others? The UNC Charlotte Department of Housing and Residence Life has Graduate Assistant opportunities available for the 2017‐2018 academic year! Special consideration is given to individuals with previous housing experience. Only individuals enrolled in a Doctoral or Graduate Program at UNC Charlotte are eligible.


Residential Graduate Assistantship

Desired Qualifications for Position

  • Ability to multitask on different projects
  • Be able to perform administrative tasks in a timely manner
  • Ability to provide leadership in a variety of group contexts
  • Experience in mentoring or supervising students
  • Experience in responding to and resolving conflicts

 Benefits

  • $10,750 stipend in equal payments over a ten month contract
  • Furnished staff apartment and paid utilities, cable and high‐speed Internet
  • Partial meal plan

Job Description:

Residential Graduate Assistants (RGA) are responsible for providing administrative support in a residential area within in the Department of Housing and Residence Life. Responsibilities of the RGA include assisting with the overall leadership of the assigned residential area, assisting in the Resident Advisor supervision, operational and assignment functions, and performing other administrative functions.      

Residential Graduate Assistants (RGA) are expected to work an average of 20 hours per week in coordination with the supervisor. Residential Graduate Assistants (RGA) are supervised by a Residence Education Coordinator. Residential Graduate Assistants (RGA) have an on-duty requirement and are required to live on campus.          

In Hall Responsibilities

  • Provide administrative support to assigned areas of residence life management, as directed by the supervisor. Areas of responsibility may include: assisting in the oversight and development of undergraduate staff, student conduct, advising hall/area council, roommate conflicts, hall/area programming, assisting residents with personal and academic concerns
  • Provide administrative support to assigned areas of operational and assignment management, as directed by the supervisor. Areas of responsibility may include: opening, occupancy/key management, room changes, occupancy checks, room selection, health and safety inspections, and closing
  • Assist with office coverage in accordance with supervisor’s expectations
  • Participate in all hall/area staff meetings (assist with agenda development and meeting facilitation, as needed                           

Departmental Responsibilities                            

  • Participate in year-round duty rotation to provide support to the residential population
  • Participate in weekly professional staff meetings as well as weekly in-hall staff meetings
  • Participate in weekly individual meeting with supervisor                        
  • Serve on departmental committees
  • Participate in departmental processes such as RA training, opening, occupancy checks, room selection, health and safety inspections, closing, facilitation of interviews and selection of hall staff (Resident Assistants, Office Assistants, Graduate Assistants, Residence Education Coordinators). Participation in other processes may be required.                                  

University and Divisional Responsibilities

  • Participate in university and divisional programs and events such as Explore and Admitted Students Day (Admissions visitation weekends) programs; Participation in other programs and events may be required.

Additional Responsibilities        

  • Responsible for other duties as directed by the supervisor and/or Central Staff members.


Administrative Graduate Assistantship

Desired Qualifications for Position

  • Ability to multitask on different projects
  • Be able to perform administrative tasks in a timely manner
  • Interest in working directly with students or with student organizations in Housing and Residence Life
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Experience in leading groups toward completion of common goals

​​Benefits

  • $10,750 stipend in equal payments over a ten month contract

Job Description

Administrative Graduate Assistants (AGA) are responsible for providing administrative support to a variety of projects and programs within in the Department of Housing and Residence Life. Responsibilities of the AGA may include support for assessment efforts, new student recruitment programs, student success and retention programs, student conduct, staff selection, staff training, program development and leadership development. These responsibilities contribute to the support of students in addition to the support given by each hall’s Residence Education Coordinator (and/or Residential Graduate Assistant).

Administrative Graduate Assistants (AGA) are expected to work an average of 20 hours per week in coordination with the supervisor. Administrative Graduate Assistants (AGA) are supervised by an Assistant Director. Administrative Graduate Assistants (AGA) do not have an on-duty requirement and are not required to live on campus.

Projects and Program Responsibilities

  • Provide administrative support to assigned projects and programs, as directed by the supervisor. Areas of responsibility may include: assessment efforts, new student recruitment programs, student success and retention programs, student conduct, staff selection, staff training, program development and/or leadership development
  • Assist with the implementation and assessment of assigned projects and programs; this may include working directly with one or more Residence Education Coordinators along with their staff and students.
  • Attend meetings for assigned projects and programs
  • Conduct research on national best practices and other information related to assigned projects and programs.  

Departmental Responsibilities 

  • Participate in weekly professional staff meetings
  • Participate in weekly individual meeting with supervisor
  • Serve on departmental committees as needed
  • Participate in departmental processes such as RA training, opening, closing and facilitation of interviews and selection of hall staff (Resident Assistants, Office Assistants, Graduate Assistants, Residence Education Coordinators). Participation in other processes may be required.                          

University and Divisional Responsibilities

  • Participate in university and divisional programs and events such as Explore and Admitted Students Day (Admissions visitation weekends) programs
  • Participation in other programs and events may be required.                          

Additional Responsibilities

  • Responsible for other duties as directed by the supervisor and/or other Central Staff members.