Graduate Assistant

Job description

Job Title:

Graduate Assistant

Employment Status:

Part Time .25


Residence Life

Purpose of Job:

The Graduate Assistant serves as an active and visible residence hall staff member that participates and facilitates student development, community development, leadership development, activity development, administration, policy enforcement, crisis management and staff development.

Scope of Responsibilities:

Assist with the day-to-day operations and the opening/closing of residence halls. Supervise undergraduate Resident Assistants and desk workers. Enforcing all University and Residence Life policies. Assist in the accurate inventory of all student rooms for damages and repairs. Creating a home away from home atmosphere and is conducive to living and learning in the residence halls.

Essential Job Functions :

•Supervises up to 6 undergraduate Resident Assistants and desk workers.
•Assists with the recruitment, selection, training and evaluation of undergraduate staff.
•Promote and implement training sessions and in-services as well as ongoing staff development initiatives
•Assist the AC/RHM in developing and coordinating programs for their respective hall with advice and assistance from staff, students, and hall government
•Build community utilizing the community development plan and programming model set forth by the department.
•Responsible for interpreting and upholding the university’s rules and regulations through upholding the University/Residence Life Handbook in a proactive and educational manner.
•Oversee the administrative tasks related to inventory, damage, billing, maintenance, keys, fire safety, health & safety inspections and building security.
•Participate in monthly Residence Life professional development workshops/training


Applicants must be enrolled as a full-time graduate student in a degree granting program at Alcorn State University and or have received a Bachelor’s degree and an understanding of Residence Life and Housing. While in the position, the Graduate Assistant must maintain a 3.0 or better and may have no more than 15 hours total of external commitments including but not limited to outside employment, organization involvement, athletic team participation, internships, external internships, etc.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

Candidates should possess strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to interact with a diverse population, as well as have demonstrated experience and skills related to program development, student development and working with groups. Familiarity with residence hall systems and/or other education administration or management experience is strongly preferred. This requires up to 20 office hours per week in addition to evening and weekend work plus on-duty responsibilities.

Posted Salary Range:

10.00 per hour

Sedentary Work - Exerting 10 pounds:


Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds:


Medium Work - Exerting 20-50 pounds:

Not Required

Heavy Work - Exerting 50-100 pounds:

Not Required

Very Heavy Work - Exerting in excess of 100 pounds:

Not Required

Posting Number:


Number of Vacancies:




Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


EEO Statement:

Alcorn State University

Equal Employment Opportunity and Notice of Non-Discrimination
Alcorn State University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Alcorn State University is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.

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Job No:
Posted: 11/12/2020
Application Due: 1/11/2021
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