The Division of Student Life offers a number of graduate assistantships for incoming graduate students at The University of Alabama. Full-time students are welcome to apply for any or all of the assistantships. Requirements and a description for each position are included below. More positions may be added; the list of opportunities will be complete by February 7, when the application opens.

Important Dates

  • Monday, February 7, 2022 – Link to application becomes available (on this page)
  • Thursday, February 17, 2022 – Applications close
  • Monday, February 21, 2022 – Signup sheet for interviews emailed to qualified applicants
  • Thursday, February 24, 2022 – Interview signups due
  • Monday, February 28, 2022 – Interview day
  • Thursday, March 10 – Wednesday, March 23 – Offers are sent

Position Descriptions

Division of Student Life: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  • Assist with planning and implementation of professional development sessions for monthly division staff meetings
  • Provide support for training of DEI officers in individual fraternity and sorority chapters
  • Assist with partnerships between the Divisions of Student Life and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to identify opportunities for sustained collaboration on efforts that support both students and staff
  • Compensation includes full tuition plus an hourly employment rate of $17.60/hour. Graduate assistants are expected to work 20 hours per week during both the fall and spring semesters

Housing and Residential Communities: Graduate Community Director

  • Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a graduate degree program. Students majoring in Higher Education Administration or related programs will be given priority consideration.
  • Applicants must be able to live on-campus in assigned space/location
  • Applicants must be able to work flexible schedule to accommodate needs of assigned community. Schedules vary; night, weekend, and holiday hours will be required throughout the year.
  • Graduate Community Directors (GCDs) will be required to work at least 15 hours per week during business hours (8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday). They will also be required to schedule, post, and hold consistent office hours for their assigned community within this time period. If your graduate degree program requires you to complete some type of practicum, internship, or co-op that will not allow you to maintain 15 office hours a week during business hours (8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday), at the time of that practicum, internship, or co-op, you may become ineligible for the GCD position.
  • This position is for a full academic year. Applicants with an anticipated December 2022 graduation date will not be eligible for this position.
  • GCDs manage the day-to-day operations of a residential community and supervise student staff members in that community. Job duties include:
    • Directly supervise 5-16 student staff members
    • Conduct regular supervisory meetings to provide mentoring, motivation, and feedback to staff
    • Participate in student staff training and selection processes
    • Serve as a student conduct hearing officer for their community and meet with students who have violated the community living standards to provide educational interventions and referrals
    • Participate in an on-call rotation to respond to issues, concerns, or emergencies as they arise during or after business hours
    • Monitor maintenance and facilities issues, complete administrative paperwork, and compile reports
    • Facilitate health and safety inspections and building occupancy verification processes
    • Respond to room change requests
    • Attend weekly staff meetings as well as monthly departmental and divisional meetings
    • Additional duties as assigned
  • The successful candidate will possess the ability to interact and communicate with a diverse group of people, work cooperatively on a team, identify and respond to the needs of a student population, maintain confidentiality, supervise student staff, and confront policy violations in an objective and consistent manner.
  • Compensation includes a cost-free apartment on campus (required), monthly stipend of $650, full tuition coverage (up to the cost of an out-of-state graduate student), and 50-block meal plan