Graduate Assistantships

Thank you for your interest in an Assistantship with the Office of Residence Life!

There are currently 18 graduate assistantships in the Office of Residence Life. No matter where in Student Affairs your interests lie, we are sure that one of our assistantships will suit you and your talents!

Graduate Assistantships in the Office of Residence Life provide experience with staff supervision, training, and evaluation. You will develop time management, presentation and group facilitation skills. This position enables you to advise student groups and holistically educate students through individual and group interactions in a challenging and supportive environment. All graduate assistants must be full-time students enrolled for 9 - 13 credit hours in a graduate program at Miami University during the period of their assistantship. While assistantships are open to any graduate student at Miami University, first priority is given to students enrolled in the Miami University Student Affairs and Higher Education program.

All positions within the Office of Residence Life begin with mandatory training in mid-July each year. This is a full-time training which runs through August. All assistantships require some scheduled night and weekend obligations. These obligations can be associated with major office events, including, but not limited to: Move-In Weekends, the Week of Welcome Programs, Recruitment events, and hall closing days. As with any live-in position, staff members are also responsible for handling crises as they occur. These assistantships will average 20-25 hours per week over the course of the academic year.

Information on how to apply for our graduate assistantships is listed in each job description.

Statement of Non-Discrimination

Miami University is committed to providing equal opportunity and an educational and work environment free from discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, or veteran status. Miami shall adhere to all applicable state and federal equal opportunity/affirmative action statutes and regulations.

The university is dedicated to ensuring access and equal opportunity in its educational programs, related activities, and employment. Retaliation against an individual who has raised claims of illegal discrimination or cooperated with an investigation of such claims is prohibited.

Students and employees should bring questions or concerns to the attention of the Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity, Hanna House, (513) 529-7157 (V/TTY) and (513) 529-7158 (fax). Students and employees with disabilities may contact the Office of Disability Resources, Shriver Center 304, (513) 529-1541 (V/TTY) and (513) 529-8595 (fax).

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