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: 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 offices with GA vacancies for 2019-20 will interview higher education program candidates who are invited to "A Day at William & Mary: Join the Tribe!" on February 24-25, 2019.  We hope prospective higher education candidates will make plans to come and talk with us 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
Campus Recreation - Intramurals (PDF) Yes Masters
Campus Recreation - Outdoor Recreation (PDF) Yes Masters
Campus Recreation - Sport Clubs (PDF) Yes Masters
Career Center - Business Careers (PDF) Yes Masters
Career Center - Education Careers (PDF) No
Career Center - Government & Non-Profit Careers (PDF) No
Center for Student Diversity (PDF) TBD Doc or Masters
Dean of Students - Academic Enrichment (PDF) No
Dean of Students - CARE Support Services (PDF) No
Dean of Students - Community Values & Restorative Practices Yes Masters
Dean of Students - Student Accessibility Services (PDF) No
First Year Experience - Orientation (PDF) TBD Masters
First Year Experience - Student Transition Initiatives (PDF) Yes Masters
Sadler & Campus Centers (PDF) Yes Masters
Student Engagement & Leadership - Civic Agency Project Yes Masters
Student Leadership Development - Fraternity & Sorority Life (PDF) Yes Masters
Student Leadership Development - Leadership Programs (PDF) Yes Masters
Student Leadership Development - Programming (PDF) Yes Masters
Student Leadership Development - Student Assembly (PDF) No


Outside the Student Affairs Division:

Academic Support for Athletics (PDF) No
Alumni Association - Regional Alumni Engagement Yes Masters
Christopher Newport University - First Year Initiatives Yes
Christopher Newport University - Student Activities No
Office of Sustainability (PDF) No
Reves Center for International Studies - Int'l Students & Scholars Program (PDF) Yes Masters
Reves Center for International Studies - Global Education Office (PDF) No

University Advancement - Student Philanthropy Programs

Yes Masters

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)