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 2020-21 will interview higher education program candidates who are invited to "A Day at William & Mary: Join the Tribe!" on February 23-24, 2020.  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) Yes Masters
Campus Recreation - Fitness and Wellness (PDF) No
Campus Recreation - Intramurals (PDF) No
Campus Recreation - Outdoor Recreation (PDF) Yes Masters
Campus Recreation - Sport Clubs (PDF) No
Career Center - Business Careers (PDF) No
Career Center - Government, Non-Profit, and Education Careers (PDF) Yes Masters
Career Center - STEM Careers (PDF) No
Career Center - Student-Athlete Career & Development (PDF) No
Center for Student Diversity (PDF) Yes Masters or Doc
Dean of Students - Academic Enrichment (PDF) No
Dean of Students - CARE Support Services (PDF) Yes Masters
Dean of Students - Community Values & Restorative Practices No
Dean of Students - Student Accessibility Services (PDF) No
First Year Experience (3 positions) (PDF) Yes Masters
The Haven - Center for Support, Advocacy, and Empowerment (PDF) No
Student Unions & Engagement - Student Employment & Operations (PDF) Yes Masters
Student Engagement & Leadership - Civic Agency Project No
Student Leadership Development - Fraternity & Sorority Life (PDF) No
Student Leadership Development - Leadership Programs (PDF) No
Student Unions & Engagement - Programming (PDF) No
Student Leadership Development - Student Assembly (PDF) No


Outside the Student Affairs Division:

Alumni Association - Career Management & Professional Networks Yes Masters
Christopher Newport University - Student Activities No
Office of Sustainability (PDF) Yes Masters
Reves Center for International Studies - Int'l Students & Scholars Program (PDF) No
Reves Center for International Studies - Global Education Office (PDF) No

Social Science Research Methods Center (SSRMC) - Director of Programming

Yes Masters or Doctoral

Swem Library - GA for W&M Libraries


University Advancement - Student Philanthropy Programs


University of Richmond - Programming

Yes Masters
University of Richmond - Residential Experience Yes Masters
University of Richmond - Student Organizations 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)