Graduate Assistant for Residential Life

Wheaton College
May 21, 2024
Offerd Salary:$18
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Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number: 0601018

Position Title: Graduate Assistant for Residential Life FLSA: Job Type: Part-Time Staff Term: 10 Months Staff Work Schedule (hours/dates): 20 Hours per week Academic Year Schedule (dates): August 7 to May 21 Faculty Term: Position Type: Staff Department: Residential Life Job Summary/Basic Function:

As a department, the Office of Residential Life believes essential learning takes place beyond the classroom. We endeavor to provide and sustain a healthy, inclusive environment which fosters and encourages co-curricular learning, community ownership, civility, and respect. The department oversees all 1,700 residential students on campus, including several theme houses and Living Learning Communities.

The Graduate Assistant for Residential Life at Wheaton plays a critical role in supporting the department's mission. Responsibilities include managing departmental communications, serving in the on call rotation supporting RA staff, and managing a variety of departmental projects.

This live-on position receives an unfurnished one-bedroom apartment with wireless internet and utilities included. This position has the flexibility to work virtually during some hours and responsibilities.


On Call Support

  • Serve on the GA/RLC on call rotation
  • Advise Resident Advisors and Campus Safety on crisis response
  • Respond as needed to situations that arise and write corresponding incident reports
  • Managing Departmental Communications

  • Assist with communications from the residential life inbox
  • Develop marketing and communication materials for large scale events and initiatives
  • Collaborate with SAIL office on developing social media content
  • Housing Operations

  • Assist with opening, closing, and break planning
  • Coordinate information sessions surrounding RA selection and Housing Selection
  • Support room change process and assignments via StarRez Housing Software
  • Resource and Referral

  • Refer students to campus partners and resources
  • Provide information about University Code of Conduct and Student Handbook as necessary
  • Monitor and report concerns to supervisor and/or the staff members on call
  • Follow up with maintenance and facilities issues as they arise; ensure that RA staff are also proactively addressing facilities issues
  • Other projects may be assigned/based on individual skillset


    The following terms must be accepted in order to serve in the position.

  • Availability: The Graduate Assistant is expected to work 20 hours per week on weeks the college is open during the academic year. The position start date is Monday, August 7th, 2023 and the end date is Monday, May 21st, 2024
  • Compensation: The Graduate Assistant will receive $18 per hour (20 hrs/week), an unfurnished one-bedroom apartment with utilities, including wireless internet, included. The Graduate Assistant will also receive $500 a semester in Lyon Bucks.
  • Holidays, Breaks and Vacation Periods: The GA is expected to remain on campus to complete residence hall closing for at the end of the Fall and Spring semesters, but may leave campus once closing operations are completed. The GA is not required to remain on campus during Thanksgiving or Spring Break periods.
  • Minimum Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in a degree-seeking graduate program
  • 1 year of experience in a student leadership position in higher education
  • Availability for up to twenty hours per week, including some weekend responsibilities
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience working in residential life
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Understanding of and a commitment to working with a diverse student population
  • Ability to work independently and effectively on multiple tasks
  • Willingness to be part of a team
  • Compensation and Benefits Physical Demands ADA Statement:

    Individuals must possess these knowledges, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

    Eeo Statement

    Wheaton is a private coeducational liberal arts college within easy commuting distance of Boston and Providence. We have nearly 1,700 undergraduates from 40 U.S. States and more than 70 countries. Nearly 23% of our undergraduates are U.S. students of color and 11% are international citizens. Wheaton College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability. In a continuing effort to maintain and enrich an intellectually diverse learning environment, the Department and the College actively encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.

    Posting Date: 07/13/2023 Closing Date: Open Until Filled Yes Contact(s):

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    Contact Phone/Extension: 508-286-8206 Contact Email: [email protected] Contact Fax Special Instructions to Candidates:

    The federal government and the state of Massachusetts have made the decision to end the COVID-19 public health emergency. Effective June 1, 2023, the college will no longer require COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters for members of our community. Rather, we strongly recommend that everyone stay up to date on their vaccinations, including boosters, as recommended by their health care provider.

    While we will no longer require COVID-19 vaccinations, we strongly encourage members of our campus community to adhere to public health recommendations for vaccination to protect against COVID-19, as well as influenza and other diseases.

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