The Division of Student Life offers a number of graduate assistantships for incoming graduate students at The University of Alabama. Requirements and a description for each position are included below. Check the Graduate Assistantship Opportunities page for important dates and other information.

Off-Campus Resources Graduate Assistant

Currently Accepting Applications for Fall 2022-Spring 2023 academic year. Interested applicants can email their resume to offcampushousing@ua.edu.

The Off-Campus Resources graduate assistant will support the office of Off-Campus Resources in providing educational resources, information, and customer service to assist students/faculty/staff with resources and information regarding off-campus living around the University area.

Responsibilities

  • Create and manage frequent content for Off-Campus Resources social media outlets
  • Create and assist with content (written/graphic/printed) and build departmental awareness for off-campus newsletters, websites, videos, educational resources, etc.
  • Assist with development, planning, and marketing of events
  • Attend Off-Campus Resources events
  • Provide monthly reports of social media analytics
  • Assist with answering off-campus emails/phone calls
  • Assist with partnerships between Off-Campus Resources and off-campus properties/on-campus partners to identify opportunities for
  • collaboration
  • Become familiar with the Alabama Landlord Tenant Act
  • Participate in necessary trainings
  • Assist with other projects and provide support to The Dean of Students office as needed

Required Qualifications

  • Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a graduate degree program and maintain a 3.0 GPA.
  • Students majoring in Advertising and Public Relations, Communication Studies, Marketing, and Studio Art may be given priority consideration. Students majoring in other related fields will be considered.
  • Assistant needs to be able to attend outside events, specifically Housing Fairs from 10:00am-2pm on the second Wednesday of certain months, but will also work inside the Dean of Students suite located in the UA Student Center.
  • Ability to lift/carry/push/pull items over 20lbs.

Compensation

  • Hourly salary for 20 hours per week
  • Tuition scholarship
  • Health insurance coverage opportunities (through the Student Health Center and Pharmacy)

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Graduate Assistant

Currently Filled; Expected to Accept Applications for Fall 2024.

This position acts to support the Director of Professional Development and the Executive Director of Student Engagement for the Division of Student Life, with an emphasis on DEI.

Responsibilities

  • Assist with planning and implementation of professional development opportunities for professional staff and student employees of the Division of Student Life.
  • Collaborate with Division of Student Life departments to advance DEI trainings and education.
  • Assist with partnerships between the Division of Student Life and the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and other campus partners to identify opportunities for sustained collaboration on efforts that support both students and staff.
  • Build awareness of current and future DEI continuing education on campus and regularly attend such opportunities (which may occur outside of regular business hours).
  • Assist in the coordination and execution of priorities related to comprehensive DEI strategies for students and student programming.
  • Assist in the development and awareness of the divisional DEI model and the application of its strategies and goals.

Required Qualifications

  • 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.

Compensation

  • Hourly salary for 20 hours per week
  • Tuition scholarship
  • Health insurance coverage opportunities (through the Student Health Center and Pharmacy)

Graduate Community Director

Currently Filled; Expected to Accept Applications for Fall 2024.

Responsibilities

Graduate Community Directors 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

Required Qualifications

  • 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.

Skills and Knowledge

  • 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

  • Cost-free apartment on campus (required)
  • Monthly stipend
  • Full tuition coverage (up to the cost of an out-of-state graduate student)
  • Health insurance coverage opportunities (through the Student Health Center and Pharmacy)
  • 50-block meal plan

Student Government Association Graduate Assistant

Currently Filled; Expected to Accept Applications for Fall 2024.

The Student Government Association (SGA) graduate assistant will assist the SGA Advisor and current grad assistant with special projects designed to enhance the student leader experience within SGA. Work will primarily take place in the SGA suite and the UA Student Center.

Responsibilities

  • Constitution, Code of Laws, and Elections Manual rewrites/edits and updates
  • Alumni database implementation
  • Historical document archives
  • Planning and executing mission critical events for the department (SGA elections, inauguration, SGA officer training retreat)
  • DEI Certification Program guidelines and learning outcomes

Required Qualifications

  • 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 work flexible schedule to accommodate needs of SGA. Schedules vary; night, weekend, and holiday hours may be required throughout the year.

Compensation

  • Hourly salary for 20 hours per week
  • Tuition scholarship
  • Health insurance coverage opportunities (through the Student Health Center and Pharmacy)

Student Success Graduate Assistant

Currently Filled; Expected to Accept Applications for Fall 2023.

Responsibilities

  • Provide support for programs and services aimed at improving retention and reducing achievement gaps for UA students.
  • Assist in the development of engaged learning record for undergraduate students.
  • Advise student leadership and programming boards; provide mentorship and training for student staff and volunteers.

Required Qualifications

  • 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.

Compensation

  • Hourly salary for 20 hours per week
  • Tuition scholarship
  • Health insurance coverage opportunities (through the Student Health Center and Pharmacy)

Holistic Health and Well-being Graduate Assistant

Currently Filled; Expected to Accept Applications for Fall 2023

Responsibilities

  • Assist with data analysis and reporting on the Alabama Model of Student Health and Wellbeing.
  • Assist in the coordination and reporting related to the online education learning platform required for all incoming undergraduate students at The University of Alabama.
  • Research student needs and possible service or awareness gaps and develop recommendation of processes, programs, and services to address those gaps.

Required Qualifications

  • 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.

Compensation

  • Hourly salary for 20 hours per week
  • Tuition scholarship
  • Health insurance coverage opportunities (through the Student Health Center and Pharmacy)

Office of the Vice President Graduate Assistant

Currently Filled; Expected to Accept Applications for Fall 2023

Responsibilities

  • Assist with research for and development of a coordinated, comprehensive leadership program for the Division of Student Life.
  • Assist in coordinating interview efforts and processes for next year’s graduate assistantships in the Division of Student Life.
  • Support communication and marketing efforts with a focus on telling the holistic story of the division to multiple and varied stakeholders.

Required Qualifications

  • 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.

Compensation

  • Hourly salary for 20 hours per week
  • Tuition scholarship
  • Health insurance coverage opportunities (through the Student Health Center and Pharmacy)

Health Promotion and Wellness Graduate Assistant

Currently Filled; Expected to Accept Applications for Fall 2023

Responsibilities

  • The graduate assistant assists with the daily operations of the 150+ member student organization, Project Health.
  • Assists with training, mentoring, supervising and providing professional development.
  • Oversees data interns.
  • Directly oversees data collection, processing, and evaluation of Project Health outreach.

Preferred Graduate Programs

  • Successful candidates typically are recruited from the Department of Health Science/Public Health/MPH and/or Health Education and Promotion programs.

Compensation

  • Hourly salary for 20 hours per week
  • Tuition scholarship
  • Health insurance coverage opportunities (through the Student Health Center and Pharmacy)

Sport Programs Graduate Assistant

Currently Filled; Expected to Accept Applications for Fall 2024

The graduate assistant for sport programs will assist in the professional supervision of the Intramural Sports and Sport Club programs at The University of Alabama. An integral part of University Recreation, Sports Programs provides opportunities that foster health and well-being, learning, leadership, and inclusion for UA students and campus community.

Duties will include managing a comprehensive intramural sports program, assisting in scheduling of student staff, and serving as a liaison for multiple sport clubs. This position is responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating competitive sports programming in collaboration with Staff Coordinators, and at the direction of the Assistant Director for Sport Programs and Director for UREC Programs. The Assistant Director will determine an appropriate work schedule to ensure proper coverage of all events, which includes evening games and weekend activities.

Responsibilities

  • Recruit, hire, train, evaluate, and develop approximately 50-75 part-time student staff.
  • Assist in creating training programs that provide progressive student staff development and continuing education for Supervisors and Program Assistants.
  • Manage Sport Club administrative materials, including: Intent-to-Travel Forms, Activity Reports, Club Incentive Program, and Reimbursement Requests.
  • Serve as a liaison for four to six Sport Clubs by providing leadership and mentoring to Sport Club officers and members.
  • Assist in creating officer-training programs that develop sound leadership, program knowledge, and skills to successfully operate Sport Clubs as student-led organizations.
  • Collaborate with other University Recreation professionals for marketing, special events, facility reservations, assessment, and other initiatives.
  • Utilize computer-based scheduling software and web-based programs to coordinate activities.
  • Continue professional development through membership in professional organizations, attending conferences and workshops, and staying current with trends, issues, and risk management pertinent to competitive sports-based activities.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution by June 2022.
  • Experience working in campus recreation specifically with intramural sports, sport clubs, and/or competitive sports programming.
  • Experience officiating and extensive knowledge of sports rules.
  • Ability to work extended hours (nights and weekends) as needed. Weekly office hours and program coverage will be determined by program needs and supervisor.
  • Valid U.S. driver’s license required. Must be at least 21 years of age and have an acceptable motor vehicle record as determined by the insurance carrier.
  • Current Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED certification, or ability to obtain within first 30 days of employment.

Preferred Graduate Programs

  • MA in Higher Education Administration
  • MA in Kinesiology with coursework in Exercise Science
  • MA in Kinesiology with coursework in Human Performance
  • MA in Kinesiology with coursework in General Studies
  • MA in Kinesiology with coursework in Sport Administration
  • MPH in Health Education and Promotion
  • MS in Sport Hospitality – July 15, 2022

Skills and Knowledge

  • Evidence of leadership and interpersonal communication skills suited for a rapidly growing, diverse collegiate community.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a cohesive team.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Involvement in preparing and leading educational presentations to groups of sports officials.
  • Experience evaluating and supervising officials.
  • Desire to enter the collegiate recreation field.

Compensation

  • Hourly salary for 20 hours per week
  • Tuition scholarship
  • Health insurance coverage opportunities (through the Student Health Center and Pharmacy)