Graduate Assistant Positions in Residential Life
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, and we are searching for the strongest members of our team.
Graduate Residence Directors
A Graduate Residence Director (GRD) is a live-in graduate student staff member in the Department of Residential Life 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.
GRD’s live in the communities they work with a furnished apartment and receive a partial meal plan to eat with their students in our on campus communities.
Preference is given to Master’s students, specifically those enrolled in the Higher Education Administration program. However, all students are welcome to apply for the position.
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. They are also responsible for assisting the Assistant Director for Training and Leadership in student leadership activities, planning and assessing staff development initiatives, and establishing appropriate working relationships with other university entities. This position is supervised by the Assistant Director of Residential Life and Education for Training and Leadership.
Preference is given to Doctoral student’s enrolled in the College of Education, however, all students are welcome to apply.
Candidates who are interested in interviewing for any of LSU Residential Life’s graduate assistantships should submit a cover letter, resume and list of three references to:
Assistant Director for Staffing and Operations
99 Grace King Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Priortiy consideration will be given to all applications received prior to February 21, 2014.
LSU Residential Life will conduct interviews beginning on February 5th, 2014. Candidates may interview in one of three ways:
1) The Southern Placement Exchange – Representatives from LSU will be attending the Southern Placement Exchange in Memphis, TN from February 6-8, 2014. Candidate who are attending and interested in interviewing with LSU, should indicate so in their cover letter or contact us through the Southern Placement Exchange website (http://www.southernplacement.com/)
2) LSU Student Life and Enrollment Visiting Days- The Division of Student Life and Enrollment hosts an on campus interview day for students who are interested in attending LSU’s Higher Education Administration Program. At this time, all of the division’s available assistantships are interviewed for in a conference setting. More information regarding this day can be gained here: http://studentlife.lsu.edu/interview-day. Please note that this will be the only formal on campus opportunity for candidates interested in seeing LSU.
3) Phone Interviews – The Professional and Graduate Staff Selection committee will conduct phone interviews with candidates who will not be available for either SPE . These phone interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis as needed. For additional information, contact Bill Mattera, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LSU Residential Life will begin making offers for Assistantships no later than Friday March 7, 2014.
If you have not been admitted to a graduate program by that date, then your offer will be pending acceptance into a program.