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Graduate Student Positions

Gain leadership experience at the highest level, work with a passionate team and help build communities on the University of South Carolina campus.


Hands-On Experience

You'll be doing the real work of helping run housing programs and overseeing our students' experience and creating communities in our residence halls.

Graduate Positions

This is a live-in position.

The assistant residence life coordinator position is 20 hours per week. 


  • Co-supervision, selection, training and evaluation of resident mentors in your building.
  • Help manage daily operations in the residence hall: supervising student staff, weekly staff meetings, opening and closing the halls, student follow-up and more.
  • Hear conduct cases, serve on department committees and attend professional development sessions. 

All graduate positions participate in a rotating on-call duty system.

On-Campus Apartment

We provide all residence life graduate assistants with an apartment in one of our residence halls to better support student learning and respond to after-hours crisis.

  • 1 or 2 Bedrooms
  • Living Room and Kitchen
  • Laundry in Your Hall
  • Cable and High-Speed internet
  • Electricity and Water Included


  1. Plan and execute programs, seminars and events in collaboration with community Peer Leaders (student workers) and Resident Mentors (student leaders living in the building). 
  2. Lead and contribute to digital communications targeted to community members: e-newsletter, social media and texts. 
  3. Serve as an advisor and coach to E&I community members, implementing CRM to track and manage engagement of community members. 
  4. Work collaboratively on a variety of projects which may include, but are not limited to:  
  5. Coordinating and attending E&I’s presence during UofSC Admissions events. This position will require occasional Saturday work events.  
  6. With the Leadership Team, read and score resident applications in both Fall and Spring semesters. 
  7. May serve as Teaching Assistant in E&I courses, including UNIV 101 and ENTR 201, Foundations of Entrepreneurism and Free Enterprise. 
  8. Participate in periodic assessments and evaluations of individual student leaders, organizations, programs and events, committees, and overall E&I community  
  9. Attend all staff meetings, meet once a week with supervisor, and meet regularly with student leaders. The GA will establish and host Office Hours and be available to students during these times.  
  10. Serve as an active and engaged member of the E&I community, attending community and building programs and events when possible (GA whole self and success as a student first and second, GA position third). 
  11. Attend and participate in assigned trainings and meetings (including but not limited to University Housing Fall training, Community Education Team meetings, Division meetings, committee meetings). 
  12. Support, implement, and enforce University Policies and procedures and serve as a role model in abiding by these policies. 
  13. Maintain professional role and attitude in relation to students, staff, and faculty at all times.  
  14. Perform other duties as requested.  

Check out the job description here. 



Stipend: $15,000 first year, $15,500 second year

Tuition Reduction: $2,100 fall and spring, $800 summer

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