graduate student assistants

The Office of Residential Life supervises approximately 25 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). Due to the various graduate program timelines, we allow recently-admitted graduate students to apply to the RA position after the January deadline.

Graduate Positions

Graduate Staff Assistant

Graduate Staff Assistants work 9 hours per week (including occasional nights and weekends) and report to Resident Directors and Assistant Directors. This position is great for those interested in exploring Residential Life as well as other functional areas because you can work in a leadership role in two areas, simultaneously having two assistantships. Applicants must be full-time enrolled graduate students.

Graduate Resident Director

Graduate Resident Directors work 29 hours per week and are given a staff apartment as well as a full meal plan. GRDs live with, minister to, and provide support services directly to students. They are also full-time, enrolled graduate students in the Masters of Higher Education Administration Program through the Lynch School of Education. Graduate Resident Directors are responsible for a particular staff/community.

Living Learning Communities Graduate Assistant

The Living Learning Communities Graduate Assistant works 29 hours per week, is given housing in the Shaw House on Campus, and serve in an RA capacity for the Shaw community.  This position is great for those interested in gaining Residential Life experience while working directly with the development of Living Learning Communities (LLCs) at Boston College. This individual will serve as an administrative and developmental support assistant for the Office of Residential Life’s LLCs while also serving as an advisor for the Shaw Leadership Program.

The Residence Hall Association Graduate Assistant

The Residence Hall Association (RHA) Graduate Assistant (GA) is a live-in full-time graduate assistantship (29 hours a week) for a full-time enrolled graduate student. This position is designed to provide guidance and oversight for Boston College’s RHA in addition to serving as a Graduate Staff Assistant (GSA). provide guidance and oversight for Boston College’s RHA in addition to serving as a Graduate Staff Assistant (GSA). This GA will serve as the primary advisor for the RHA Executive Board, RHA Presidents, and Community Engagement (20 hours a week) while also working as a Resident Assistant (RA) with other administrative responsibilities (9 hours a week). 

Programming Graduate Assistant

The Programming Graduate Assistant (PGA) works 20 hours per week in the first year residence halls. They are integral part of the First Year programming and engagement model; intended to spearhead and coordinate programming efforts within the community, build strong, formational residential communities in the residence halls, and encourage the leadership development of the Residence Hall Councils (RHC), RA Staff, and residents. 

Graduate Assistant for Off-Campus Living

The Graduate Assistant for Off-Campus Living works 20 hours per week, managing the University’s off-campus housing program that serves the needs of students, faculty, staff, and alumni interested in finding housing off-campus. The goal of our office is to help students make a successful transition and integration from campus to the local community. The Graduate Assistant will support student learning and community engagement and provide resources and supportive services for students living offcampus.

Graduate Assistant for Housing Assignments

The Graduate Assistant for Housing Assignments works 20 hours per week with the Assistant Director for Housing Assignments and Occupancy.  The primary objective for the Housing Assignments Graduate Assistant is to assist with the university’s housing placement and room selection processes. As an integral member of the housing assignments team, the Housing Assignments Graduate Assistant will develop skills in customer service, educational programming, research and assessment, and housing operations. 

Graduate Assistant for Summer Housing

The Graduate Assistant for Summer Housing works 20 hours per week.This position will entail aspects related to university housing operations, as well as serving as a liaison to multiple departments within the Boston College community. This person will help coordinate scheduling for 30+ Camps, Conferences, and Student Housing Groups residing on campus between May and August.

Graduate Minister

The three Graduate Ministers are given the opportunity to serve alongside the Assistant Director for Residential Ministry on programming, retreats, trainings, and overall assist with the continued education and development of staff and students within Residential Life around Jesuit and Ignatian pedagogy, spiritual development, and multi-faith education.

Graduate Staff Assistant

Graduate Staff Assistants work 9 hours per week (including occasional nights and weekends) and report to Resident Directors and Assistant Directors. This position is great for those interested in exploring Residential Life as well as other functional areas because you can work in a leadership role in two areas, simultaneously having two assistantships. Applicants must be full-time enrolled graduate students.

Graduate Resident Director

Graduate Resident Directors work 29 hours per week and are given a staff apartment as well as a full meal plan. GRDs live with, minister to, and provide support services directly to students. They are also full-time, enrolled graduate students in the Masters of Higher Education Administration Program through the Lynch School of Education. Graduate Resident Directors are responsible for a particular staff/community.

Living Learning Communities Graduate Assistant

The Living Learning Communities Graduate Assistant works 29 hours per week, is given housing in the Shaw House on Campus, and serve in an RA capacity for the Shaw community.  This position is great for those interested in gaining Residential Life experience while working directly with the development of Living Learning Communities (LLCs) at Boston College. This individual will serve as an administrative and developmental support assistant for the Office of Residential Life’s LLCs while also serving as an advisor for the Shaw Leadership Program.

The Residence Hall Association Graduate Assistant

The Residence Hall Association (RHA) Graduate Assistant (GA) is a live-in full-time graduate assistantship (29 hours a week) for a full-time enrolled graduate student. This position is designed to provide guidance and oversight for Boston College’s RHA in addition to serving as a Graduate Staff Assistant (GSA). provide guidance and oversight for Boston College’s RHA in addition to serving as a Graduate Staff Assistant (GSA). This GA will serve as the primary advisor for the RHA Executive Board, RHA Presidents, and Community Engagement (20 hours a week) while also working as a Resident Assistant (RA) with other administrative responsibilities (9 hours a week). 

Programming Graduate Assistant

The Programming Graduate Assistant (PGA) works 20 hours per week in the first year residence halls. They are integral part of the First Year programming and engagement model; intended to spearhead and coordinate programming efforts within the community, build strong, formational residential communities in the residence halls, and encourage the leadership development of the Residence Hall Councils (RHC), RA Staff, and residents. 

Graduate Assistant for Off-Campus Living

The Graduate Assistant for Off-Campus Living works 20 hours per week, managing the University’s off-campus housing program that serves the needs of students, faculty, staff, and alumni interested in finding housing off-campus. The goal of our office is to help students make a successful transition and integration from campus to the local community. The Graduate Assistant will support student learning and community engagement and provide resources and supportive services for students living offcampus.

Graduate Assistant for Housing Assignments

The Graduate Assistant for Housing Assignments works 20 hours per week with the Assistant Director for Housing Assignments and Occupancy.  The primary objective for the Housing Assignments Graduate Assistant is to assist with the university’s housing placement and room selection processes. As an integral member of the housing assignments team, the Housing Assignments Graduate Assistant will develop skills in customer service, educational programming, research and assessment, and housing operations. 

Graduate Assistant for Summer Housing

The Graduate Assistant for Summer Housing works 20 hours per week.This position will entail aspects related to university housing operations, as well as serving as a liaison to multiple departments within the Boston College community. This person will help coordinate scheduling for 30+ Camps, Conferences, and Student Housing Groups residing on campus between May and August.

Graduate Minister

The three Graduate Ministers are given the opportunity to serve alongside the Assistant Director for Residential Ministry on programming, retreats, trainings, and overall assist with the continued education and development of staff and students within Residential Life around Jesuit and Ignatian pedagogy, spiritual development, and multi-faith education.

Graduate Resident Director

Graduate Resident Directors work 29 hours per week and are given a staff apartment as well as a full meal plan. GRDs live with, minister to, and provide support services directly to students. They are also full-time, enrolled graduate students in the Masters of Higher Education Administration Program through the Lynch School of Education. Graduate Resident Directors are responsible for a particular staff/community.

Living Learning Communities Graduate Assistant

The Living Learning Communities Graduate Assistant works 29 hours per week, is given housing in the Shaw House on Campus, and serve in an RA capacity for the Shaw community.  This position is great for those interested in gaining Residential Life experience while working directly with the development of Living Learning Communities (LLCs) at Boston College. This individual will serve as an administrative and developmental support assistant for the Office of Residential Life’s LLCs while also serving as an advisor for the Shaw Leadership Program.

Programming Graduate Assistant

The Programming Graduate Assistant (PGA) works 20 hours per week in the first year residence halls. They are integral part of the First Year programming and engagement model; intended to spearhead and coordinate programming efforts within the community, build strong, formational residential communities in the residence halls, and encourage the leadership development of the Residence Hall Councils (RHC), RA Staff, and residents. 

Graduate Assistant for Off-Campus Living

The Graduate Assistant for Off-Campus Living works 20 hours per week, managing the University’s off-campus housing program that serves the needs of students, faculty, staff, and alumni interested in finding housing off-campus. The goal of our office is to help students make a successful transition and integration from campus to the local community. The Graduate Assistant will support student learning and community engagement and provide resources and supportive services for students living offcampus.

Graduate Assistant for Housing Assignments

The Graduate Assistant for Housing Assignments works 20 hours per week with the Assistant Director for Housing Assignments and Occupancy.  The primary objective for the Housing Assignments Graduate Assistant is to assist with the university’s housing placement and room selection processes. As an integral member of the housing assignments team, the Housing Assignments Graduate Assistant will develop skills in customer service, educational programming, research and assessment, and housing operations. 

Graduate Assistant for Summer Housing

The Graduate Assistant for Summer Housing works 20 hours per week.This position will entail aspects related to university housing operations, as well as serving as a liaison to multiple departments within the Boston College community. This person will help coordinate scheduling for 30+ Camps, Conferences, and Student Housing Groups residing on campus between May and August.

Residence Hall Association Graduate Assistant

The Residence Hall Association (RHA) Graduate Assistant (GA) is a live-in full-time graduate assistantship (29 hours a week) for a full-time enrolled graduate student. This position is designed to provide guidance and oversight for Boston College’s RHA in addition to serving as a Graduate Staff Assistant (GSA). provide guidance and oversight for Boston College’s RHA in addition to serving as a Graduate Staff Assistant (GSA). This GA will serve as the primary advisor for the RHA Executive Board, RHA Presidents, and Community Engagement (20 hours a week) while also working as a Resident Assistant (RA) with other administrative responsibilities (9 hours a week). 

Graduate Minister

The three Graduate Ministers are given the opportunity to serve alongside the Assistant Director for Residential Ministry on programming, retreats, trainings, and overall assist with the continued education and development of staff and students within Residential Life around Jesuit and Ignatian pedagogy, spiritual development, and multi-faith education.