William & Mary

Graduate Assistantships

The Division of Student Affairs and some other administrative offices on campus hire a number of graduate students each year to serve as Graduate Assistants (GAs). Below is a list of offices which are funded to support Graduate Assistants (only some of these positions represent openings in a given academic year). Select each link for a detailed description of the positions, benefits, selection criteria, etc.  We encourage you to contact the supervisors for positions that interest you in order to learn more.

In addition to traditional 20-hour graduate assistantships, Residence Life offers several positions for graduate students: Complex Director, Hall Director, Graduate Resident Assistant and Head Resident. These positions are not assistantships. Please visit the Residence Life employment page for more information. Please note: Students may not hold both a Residence Life position and an assistantship without approval from Residence Life, the School of Education and Human Resources.

All student affairs offices with GA vacancies for 2016-17 will interview higher education program candidates who are invited to "A Day at William & Mary: Join the Tribe!" on February 29, 2016.  We hope prospective higher education candidates will make plans to come and talk with us about the opportunities available for the coming year!

Possible Graduate Assistantships
Position Descriptions
Funding Level
In the Student Affairs Division:
Campus Recreation - Facilities and Aquatics (PDF) Yes Masters
Campus Recreation - Fitness and Wellness (PDF) Yes Masters
Campus Recreation - Intramurals (PDF) Yes Masters
Campus Recreation - Outdoor Recreation (PDF) Yes Masters
Campus Recreation - Sport Clubs (PDF) No
Career Center - Business Careers (PDF) No
Career Center - Education Careers (PDF) Yes Masters
Career Center - Government & Non-Profit Careers (PDF) Yes Masters
Center for Student Diversity (PDF) Yes Masters or Doc
Dean of Students - Academic Enrichment (PDF) Yes Masters
Dean of Students - CARE Support Services (PDF) No
Dean of Students - Student Accessibility Services (PDF) Yes Masters
Dean of Students - Parent & Family Programs (PDF) TBD
First Year Experience - Orientation (PDF) No
First Year Experience - First-Year Initiatives Yes Masters
Sadler & Campus Centers (PDF) Yes Masters
Student Leadership Development - Fraternity & Sorority Life (PDF) No
Student Leadership Development - Leadership Programs (PDF) Yes Masters
Student Leadership Development - Programming (PDF) No


Outside the Student Affairs Division:

Academic Support for Athletics (PDF) Yes Masters
Admissions (PDF) Yes Masters
Christopher Newport University Student Activities - Diversity Initiatives TBD
Christopher Newport University Student Activities - Programming TBD
Christopher Newport University Student Activities - Greek Life & Orientation TBD
Reves Center for International Studies - Int'l Students & Scholars Program (PDF) No
Reves Center for International Studies - Study Abroad (PDF) No

University Advancement - Student Philanthropy Programs


Questions about School of Education assistantships for graduate students enrolled in the School of Education should be directed to [[w|dsosbo, Dorothy Osborne]], Assistant Dean for Admission in the School of Education. Please direct your specific questions about all other higher education administration assistants to:

[[w|gmhend, Greg Henderson]]
Chief of Staff, Division of Student Affairs
The College of William and Mary
P.O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795
757-221-1236 (phone)
757-221-1240 (fax)