If you are interested in a unique, one of kind graduate experience, then LSU Residential Life is for you! LSU Residential Life offers a variety of graduate assistant experiences to help students living in our residential communities be successful. Graduate students play an integral role in the success of our department, from live-in graduate residence directors to central office graduate assistants.
Graduate Residence Directors
A Graduate Residence Director (GRD) is a live-in graduate student staff member in the Department of Residential Life in the Residential Life & Education area who is responsible for the co-administration of a living community. Under the supervision of a full time Residence Life Coordinator, a GRD serves as a support in all aspects of building management including student staff supervision, administrative management, and community development.
- Provided a furnished apartment the community where you work
- Receive a partial meal plan to eat with residents
- Preference is given to master’s students enrolled in the Higher Education Administration program. However, all students are welcome to apply.
Graduate Assistant for Training and Leadership
The Graduate Assistant for Training and Leadership is a responsible for coordinating the orientation and training for desk assistants, resident assistants, graduate staff, and professional staff. The GA is supervised by the Assistant Director of Residential Life & Education for Training and Leadership and is also responsible for assisting that person in student leadership activities, planning and assessing staff development initiatives, and establishing appropriate working relationships with other university entities.
- Preference is given to doctoral student’s enrolled in the College of Education. However, all students are welcome to apply.
Central Office Graduate Assistants
Various graduate assistantships become available within Residential Life outside of those listed above. View the Residential Life org chart to see the various areas within Residential Life, and contact the department human resources office with inquiries into availability.
Candidates who are interested in interviewing for any of LSU Residential Life & Education’s graduate assistantships should submit a cover letter, resume and list of three references to:
Bill Mattera, Assistant Director for Staffing and Operations in Residential Life & Education
99 Grace King Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
LSU Residential Life normally begins conducting interviews in early February. Candidates may interview in one of three ways:
- The Southern Placement Exchange – Representatives from LSU will be attending the Osh Kosh Placement Exchange in Osh Kosh, WI from February 25-28, 2016. Candidates who are attending and interested in interviewing with LSU should indicate so in their cover letter, or contact us through the Placement Exchange website.
- LSU Student Life & Enrollment Visiting Days – The Division of Student Life & Enrollment hosts an on-campus interview day for students who are interested in attending LSU’s Higher Education Administration Program. The next event is February 11-12, 2016. At this time, all of the division’s available assistantships are interviewed for in a conference setting. Please note this will be the only formal on-campus opportunity for candidates interested in seeing LSU.
- Phone Interviews – The Professional and Graduate Staff Selection committee will conduct phone interviews with candidates who are otherwise not available. These phone interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis as needed.
LSU Residential Life will begin making offers for assistantships no later than March 19, 2016. If you have not been admitted to a graduate program by that date, then your offer will be pending acceptance into a program.