TitleGraduate Assistant for Residence Life
Hours20 hours a week; including frequent night and weekend responsibilities
The Graduate Assistant (GA) position is a unique part-time, live-on professional position within the office of Residence Life with a firm start date of August 1, 2018. Graduate Assistants are expected to assist the Office of Residence Life by serving as staff for the First Year Residential Area alongside paraprofessional student staff (RA’s). The GA will be directly supervised by the Residence Director or Area Director of the staff they serve on, with oversight provided by the Assistant Director of Residence Life.
Graduate Assistants will complete weekly office hours between 9am-5pm in the Office of Residence Life and assist with projects including but not limited to: large scale programming, assessment, RA training, RA selection, office coverage and other duties as assigned.
The GA will serve in one of the following staffs in the First Year Area: Endicott, Brindle, Peter Frates, or Reynolds Hall. In these areas, the GA will report to the Residence or Area Director for building-specific responsibilities, including weekly staff meetings, ongoing development, the on-call rotation, programming and student support and care. Graduate Assistants will also play a role in advising the Hall Council and supporting the Residence Hall Association.
The GA will participate in the campus RA duty rotation. On-call coverage generally equates to approximately one weeknight per staff member per week, plus one full weekend shift per staff member per month. On-call responsibilities will be more frequent during the beginning and end of the semester. While on-call, staff assists with: lockouts, completes regular rounds of their residential area, responds to students concerns and assists in emergency response, as needed. Active on-call hours are: Sunday-Wednesday, 9pm-midnight; Thursday, 9pm-1am; Friday and Saturday, 9pm-2am. After the end of each “active” duty shift, a GA is still available in their area and may be utilized to respond until 7am.
- Bachelor’s degree required
- Acceptance and enrollment in an Endicott College Master’s program
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Desire to work with and support First Year students
- Previous experience living in a residence hall required
- Enthusiasm and creativity, particularly in implementing the programming model
- Ability to manage time and tasks to accomplish responsibilities in a timely manner
- Capacity to work both independently (project areas) and on a team (duty, in-hall staff)
- Receptive to feedback and able to maintain positive professional relationships
- Ability to work with a diverse population including students, staff, faculty and parents
- Intermediate understanding of Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Google apps necessary
- All Graduate Assistants are required to attend all opening and closing periods, trainings, and staff meetings relating to the GA position. Graduate Assistants are to refrain from making any commitments that will interfere with attendance at the following:
- GA Move In: Monday, July 30, 2018 or Tuesday, July 31, 2018
- Professional Staff Training: August 1, 2018 thru August 24, 2018
- Fall RA/GA Training: Saturday, August 25, 2018 thru Saturday, September 1, 2018
- Fall Student Move-In: Sunday September 2 and Monday, September 3, 2018
To apply for a position, please send a letter of application, resume and names and phone numbers of three references to:
376 Hale Street, Beverly, MA 01915
FAX: (978) 927-0084
Endicott College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
Endicott College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and is committed to the principles of equal employment and complies with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations advancing equal employment. The College's objective is to employ individuals qualified and/or trainable for open positions by virtue of job-related education, training, experience, and qualifications without regard to sex, race, religion, color, age, physical disability, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin or citizenship, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other status protected by law.