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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: 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 2021-22 will interview admitted higher education program candidates virtually on Friday, February 19.  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) Yes Masters
Campus Recreation - Intramurals (PDF) Yes Masters
Campus Recreation - Outdoor Recreation (PDF) No
Campus Recreation - Sport Clubs (PDF) No
Career Center - Employer Engagement & Programming (PDF) Yes Masters
Career Center - Education & Public Service Careers (PDF) No
Career Center - STEM Careers (PDF) Yes Masters
Center for Student Diversity Yes Masters or Doctoral
Dean of Students - CARE Support Services (PDF) No
Dean of Students - Community Values & Restorative Practices Yes Masters
Dean of Students - Student Accessibility Services (PDF) Yes Masters
First Year Experience  (PDF) No
The Haven - Center for Support, Advocacy, and Empowerment (PDF) Yes Masters
Health & Wellness - GA for Integrative Wellness Yes Masters
Office of Community Engagement - Education & Youth Development Programs Yes Masters
Office of Student Veteran Engagement No
Student Leadership Development - Fraternity & Sorority Life (PDF) Yes Masters
Student Leadership Development - Leadership Programs (PDF) Yes Masters
Student Unions & Engagement - Programming (PDF) Yes Masters
Student Unions & Engagement - Student Employment & Operations (PDF) No


Outside the Student Affairs Division:

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

University Advancement - Student Philanthropy Programs

Yes Masters

University of Richmond - Center for Student Involvement

Yes Doctoral

University of Richmond - Residence Life & Housing: Residential Experience

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