Housing Staff Employment
Assistant Living Center Directors are half-time, graduate assistant positions responsible for sharing and/or providing the administrative leadership of a residential area housing 200 to 700 students. The assistantship position connects the academic experience by applying classroom theoretical and research practices to daily student interactions that consist of advising, counseling, conflict mediation, supervision, training, evaluation and assessment processes. Graduate Assistants report directly to a full time, master’s level professional staff member. Click here for full job description.
Graduate Assistant Application Steps
1. Check out the College Student Affairs Leadership (CSAL) graduate program information. Apply for admission.
a. Apply for admission into the School of Education for a Master’s in Education.
b. You will later list your emphasis in CSAL
c. If your cumulative GPA is a 3.0 or greater, the GRE is not a program requirement.
d. Submit transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and evidence of a successful completion of Bachelor’s degree (when completed)
2. Check out the assistantship positions offered and apply online through the CSAL website.
a. You do not need to be admitted into the CSAL program before applying for assistantships. However, you do need to be admitted to the CSAL program to accept an assistantship
b. This is where you will submit a resume, personal statement, and an optional cover letter.
3. Attend one of our visitation days and interview for assistantships on one of the following days: Thursday, February 19th, Friday February 20th, Thursday February 26th, Friday February 27th. NOTE: If you are interested in interviewing with us at OPE (Osh Kosh Placement Exchange), please contact Mike Stoll.
a. Contact Aaron Haight (Dean of Students Office) to reserve a spot at the visitation day you will be attending.
b. You can select up to three different assistantships to interview for
4. If offered an assistantship, accept it! (We’re awesome!)
5. Fill out, sign, and return contract to GVSU.
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