Graduate Employment

Graduate Employment

Housing & Residential Education (HRE) currently employs graduate assistants on an annual basis. HRE seeks to employ talented, student-focused individuals to serve on our team. We support them as they pursue their degree within the University of Utah’s Education, Leadership & Policy Program. If you are interested in joining our team or exploring these positions further, read below to see if there is an opportunity for you!



The Educational Leadership & Policy (ELP) program is currently accepting interest and applications for a fall 2021 start date. Interested candidates should start their process by applying to the ELP program. Additional information on Graduate Assistantships can be found below. See the drop down below for a full timeline and position description.

ELP Admissions Information

Student Affairs Graduate Assistantship Information


The Graduate Assistant (GA) for Residential Education position is a 12-month live-in, graduate assistant staff position within Housing & Residential Education (HRE) and the Student Affairs Division at the University of Utah. The GA reports to and assists the Resident Director (RD) of a specific area in providing leadership and coordination of a comprehensive student-focused program. Within HRE, GAs assist in residential communities housing 400 to 800 students.

The GA role is designed to be an intentional assistantship where future student affairs professionals are able to work closely and directly with a Masters level RD to shadow and learn all aspects of working within Residential Education. The RD will serve as a mentor who teaches and provides opportunities for GAs to develop competence and confidence in all areas with increasing responsibility over the course of the role. The expectation is that upon completion of a two-year assistantship, the GA will have all skills and experiences necessary to succeed as a full-time professional on a Housing team.

Position Description

Position Description

  • 1. Apply for Graduate School Admission
    • a. Apply for admission into the Educational Leadership and Policy (ELP) Program by January 7, 2021. More information about the program and the application can be found here:
      • *Note: Housing & Residential Education assistantship offers are contingent upon admission to the ELP Program. Candidates who are not admitted to the ELP program will be removed from the application process
    • b. Candidates should complete the ELP Admissions process and interviews as outlined by the academic program.
  • 2. Formally express interest in the Housing & Residential Education Graduate Assistantship
    • a. ELP and the Division of Student Affairs will collect candidate interest in GA roles. To be considered for the HRE GA position, be certain to select the position where indicated.
    • b. Interest and application materials of candidates will be shared with HRE for further consideration.
  • 3. Interview with our team and learn more about the role
    • a. Top candidates will be contacted for virtual interviews. This may include screening phone interviews in late February as well as a virtual interview during Zoom Preview Week in early March.
    • b. Candidates will also have the opportunity to learn more about HRE during Zoom Preview Week and to connect with current HRE GAs and supervisors.
  • 4. Final decisions on Graduate Assistant positions
    • a. Candidates being offered a GA position will be notified in late March with details of their offer.


Questions regarding this assistantship should be directed to:

Jenni Schreiner

Assistant Director of Residential Education