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Graduate Assistantships

The Division of Student Affairs along with several 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: Community Director, Resident Assistant at the Graduate Complex, and Head Resident. While these positions are not assistantships, remuneration includes room rent and a stipend. Please visit the Residence Life employment page for more information (initial application deadline TBD). 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 offices with GA vacancies for 2023-24 will interview admitted higher education program candidates virtually on February 27, 2023.  Please note that all position descriptions and compensation packages below are held over from the 2022-23 academic year and are under review in anticipation of the next hiring cycle. We hope prospective higher education candidates will make plans to talk with hiring supervisors about the opportunities available for the coming year!

Anticipated Graduate Assistantship Openings
Position Descriptions
Anticipated Openings
Funding Level
In the Student Affairs Division:
Campus Recreation - Facilities and Aquatics (PDF) No
Campus Recreation - Fitness and Wellness (PDF) No Masters
Campus Recreation - Intramurals (PDF) No Masters
Campus Recreation - Outdoor Recreation (PDF) No Masters
Campus Recreation - Sport Clubs (PDF) No Masters
Center for Student Diversity No
Dean of Students - CARE Support Services (PDF) No
Dean of Students - Community Values & Restorative Practices No Masters
Dean of Students - Student Accessibility Services (PDF) No Masters
Office of Community Engagement - Education & Youth Development Programs No
Office of Student Veteran Engagement No Masters
Student Leadership Development - Fraternity & Sorority Life (PDF) No Masters
Student Leadership Development - Leadership Programs (PDF) No Masters
Student Transition Engagement Programs - Community Development (PDF) No Masters
Student Transition Engagement Programs - New Student Orientation (PDF) No Masters
Student Transition Engagement Programs - Student Transitions & Distinctive Population Persistence (PDF) No Masters
Student Transition Engagement Programs - Student Transitions & First-Gen/Low-Income Persistence (PDF) No
Student Unions & Engagement - Programming (PDF) No Masters
Student Unions & Engagement - Student Employment & Operations (PDF) No Masters


Outside the Student Affairs Division:

Alumni Association - Career, Affinity, & Regional Engagement No
Office of Career Development & Professional Engagement - Employer Engagement & Programming (PDF) No
Office of Career Development & Professional Engagement - Education & Public Service Careers (PDF) No
Office of Career Development & Professional Engagement - STEM Careers (PDF) No
Office of Sustainability (PDF) No

University Advancement - Student Philanthropy Programs


University of Richmond - GA in Westhampton College Dean's Office, Student Development Division

Yes Masters or Doc

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
William & Mary
P.O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795
757-221-1236 (phone)
757-221-1240 (fax)