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res life grad staff demographic information

The Office of Residential Life supervises approximately 30 graduate assistantships. While the majority of our positions are direct on-the-job training for those entering the field of higher education, some of the positions are also open to those studying theology and pastoral ministry, social work, counseling, and other people-centered disciplines.

Those graduate students not entering the fields listed above may apply to become a Resident Assistant (RA). The selection process for RA's begins in January, however because of the varied  timelines for acceptances we typically allow recently-admitted grad students to apply after the January deadline.

A successful candidate for one of our grad positions will possess prior campus involvement experience, a commitment to diversity, and a drive for the social, academic, and spiritual formation of our students.

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Graduate Positions:

  • Graduate Staff Assistant (GSA)
  • Graduate Resident Director (GRD)
  • Living-Learning Programs GA (LLP)
  • Programming GA (PGA)
  • Off-Campus GA (OC)
  • Recovery & Support Programs GA
  • RHA & Student Leadership GA (GA)
  • GA for Residential Ministry (GRM)
  • Graduate Ministry Corp (GMC)

Application Process:

For all GSA, GRD, LLP, PGA, and OC Grad Positions:

Please note that the Office of Residential Life is committed to supporting students who are pursuing careers in the profession of higher education. With that in mind, strong preference will be given to applicants who have been accepted into the Boston College Higher Education Administration or International Higher Education programs.

In general, the application/selection process for all graduate assistantships in the Division of Student Affairs (which includes Residential Life) begins after students have been admitted to the Higher Education program, which typically occurs in January or February.  Once you have been accepted into this program, please coordinate with the administrative staff for the program who will forward your résumé to our selection committee for review.  Interviews begin on Admitted Students Day in February.

Please contact Michael Lorenz, Associate Director for Selection, Development, and Formation for all questions or inquiries.

For all GRM, GMC Grad Positions:

The Office of Residential Life, in conjunction with the School of Theology and Ministry (STM), will begin collecting applications throughout the Spring Semester. Once admitted to the STM students may work with their adviser and/or the Service Center to submit a resume and materials for review. Applications will typically be collected through March, with interviews to follow. For questions Contact Jessica Graf, Assistant Director of Residential Ministry,