Title: Graduate assistant positions in Student Affairs
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The Division of Student Affairs provides assistantship opportunities each year in the Career
Resource Center, the Department of Housing and Residence Education, the Dean of Students
Office, and the J. Wayne Reitz Union. Responsibilities range from managing a residence hall to
advising student organizations.

The Division of Student Affairs offers competitive stipends to graduate assistants. Some positions
also provide a tuition waiver. The assistantships are halftime (20 hours per week) for the nine-
month academic year. Some assistantships are available in the summer.

To apply for a Student Affairs graduate assistantship, contact the office that supervises the position
at the numbers listed below. Acceptance to graduate school is a requirement for an offer of a
graduate assistantship. Application forms for assistantships are not the same as those for
admissions. Links to individual departments are available through the Student Affairs website at

Career Resource Center ................................................................. (352)392-1601
Dean of Students Office................................................................. (352)392-1261
Department of Housing & Residence Education.......................... (352)392-2161
J. W ayne Reitz Union ..................................................................... (352)392-1671

Department of Housing b Residence Education

Graduate Hall Director (multiple positions)
Assumes responsibility for halls housing 150-
700 students. Provides supervision, promotes
staff development and motivates staffs of 4-
18 Resident Assistants. GHDs also have the
opportunity to advise hall government or
other campus-wide programs, co-teach the
Resident Assistant class, attend conferences,
and serve on housing committees.

Residential Judicial Graduate Assistant
Serves as the initial incident analysis person
for all cases under residence hall jurisdiction.
In consultation with the full-time Judicial
Coordinator, confirms the proper disposition
of cases cleared by various staff members in
the residence areas. Includes some

responsibility for handling various low to
medium level cases some relating to
computer issues. Serves as primary case
manager for all fire safety inspection cases
and is involved with various levels of
publications production.

Staff Resource Assistant (two positions)
Initiates contact with staff in order to establish
program presentations, present programs,
and facilitate workshops for residence hall
staff and communities or as a referral to other
presenters. Assists with and participates in
staff orientation, training, development, and
selection. Assumes responsibility for
Residence Life 8 Education (RLE) publications.

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Career Events Graduate Assistant/Intern
Assists in the coordination of multiple career events including the bi-annual Career Showcase. Recruits,
supervises, and co-advises a group of student leaders/volunteers in the planning and implementation of
Career Showcase Activities. Provides individual career advising on career exploration, job search
strategies, and interviewing techniques. Instructs a variety of career workshops including resume
preparation, interviewing techniques, and job search strategies. Conducts outreach presentations on various
career topics to classes and student organizations. Assists with college liaison activities and conducts research
and data analysis for career fairs and events. Performs other special projects as assigned. Incumbent may perform
some or all of the described duties.

Career Counseling Assistant/Associate/Intern
Provides individual career counseling and group counseling. Teaches a section of one of the one-credit, undergraduate career
development courses. Although extensive training is provided on site, priority is given to students who have taken a career
development course and an introduction to using assessments course and have completed that first practicum. Individual
supervision and case conferencing provided on site.

Employer Relations & Research Graduate Assistant/Intern
Provides individual career advice on job search strategies. Critiques resumes, cover letters, and other correspondence. Conducts
outreach presentations and workshops on career topics to classes and student organizations. Creates the employer newsletter
Gatorbytes and supervises the organization and facilitation of the Employer Workshop Series. Assists college liaisons with specific
projects. Researches occupational trends and conducts needs assessments for employers. Becomes an integral part of the on-
campus interviewing processes, including assisting with Gator CareerLink, UF's Internet-based on-campus recruiting program;
interacting with employers, and selecting students for interviews based on employer requests. Incumbent may perform some or
all of the described duties.

Experiential Education Graduate Assistant/Intern
Provides individual career advice to students on internships, externships, and cooperative education. Participates in on-call
advising hours for students. Has the opportunity to conduct research on experiential education topics. Critiques resumes, cover
letters, and other job correspondence. Conducts outreach presentations on career topics to classes and student organizations.
Assists with career fairs and career-related events, with college liaison activities, and with the development and implementation of
programmatic goals for the Experiential Education Program. Makes ongoing connections with employers and faculty members to
increase understanding of and participation in the Internship, Externship, and Co-op Programs. Collaborates with other staff
members in the training and development of student assistants. Incumbent may perform some or all of the described duties.

Gator Launch Program Graduate Assistant
Serves as the Program Coordinator for Gator Launch, a career development program geared towards minority students with the
goal of increasing minority retention and success beyond graduation. Has responsibility for all aspects of the program including:
recruiting and interviewing both students and mentors; matching students with mentors; conducting career development seminars
and/or arranging guest speakers; monitoring program progress including program evaluation; arranging site visits; and organizing
special receptions for students and mentors.

SGreek Life Graduate Assistant
SDevelops and implements several programs,
O activities, and services for the fraternity and sorority
OQ community. Responsible for developing liaison
relationships with various offices and departments,
serves on committees, and communicates university
policy to students, student groups, faculty, advisors
and the general public.

Institute of Black Culture (IBC) Graduate Assistant
Assists the IBC Director with the development, coordination, and
implementation of programs and activities sponsored by the Institute.
Provides administrative support as needed to maintain office
coverage for the Institute and serves as co-advisor for the Emissary
student organization.

Multicultural and Diversity Affairs Graduate Assistant
Serves in an advisory capacity to the Asian Student Union (ASU), its
constituencies, the Native American Indian Council (NAIC), and the
Bi- and Multi-racial Student Association (BAMSA). Assists in the
planning and execution of the Asian Student Assembly, Native
American Student Assembly, Gay Student Assembly, leadership
retreats, programs, and other events. Promotes cultural and diversity
awareness within student organizations and the UF community.

Institute of Hispanic and Latino Cultures Graduate Assistant
Assists the Director with the student programming board for the
Institute, the Hispanic Student Assembly, the Hispanic Leadership
Retreat, the Florida Hispanic-Latino Collegiate Council and Forum,
and other programs and meetings as assigned. Provides general
management of the Institute including providing information to
visitors, supervising the reservation process, and the upkeep of the
scholarship, job, and internship notebooks.

Student Judicial Affairs Graduate Assistant
Contributes to the overall coordination of the student judicial system.
Serves as a hearing officer in student judicial cases. Facilitates
various training initiatives and educational workshops. Coordinates
the Dean's Certification process. Conducts research and assessment.

Career Resaurce Center

Dean of Students Office

J. Wayne Reitz Union

Community Service Graduate Assistant
Provides advisement and support to service-
related student organizations such as Florida
Alternative Breaks and Service Ambassadors.
Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
advising student groups, planning and
implementing community involvement
programs; and training and supervision of
campus volunteer clearinghouse.

Leadership Graduate Assistant
Provides advisement and support to IDEAL,
the leadership peer educators. Includes
workshop development, selection and training
of staff, recognition programming and
facilitating leadership retreats. Assists with the
Art of Leadership Conference.

Programming Graduate Assistant
Provides assistance in developing
entertainment and educational programs;
advises the Reitz Union Board (RUB), a
student programming committee; and assists
with planning and implementation of Gator
Nights!, a weekly late-night program series.

TRIP: Outdoor Adventure Program
Graduate Assistant
Provides advisement and education to the
outdoor adventure program and the camping
rental facility. Responsible for overseeing the
selection and training of the new guides and
manages the alpine adventure program and
leads other trips as needed.


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