Graduate Assistantships

University Life is committed to the growth, learning, and professional development of graduate students by providing high-quality, relevant experiences in various functional areas within student affairs related units.  Graduate Professional Assistants are invaluable members of the Division of University Life at George Mason University.

George Mason University is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity.

Process and Timeline
  • Assistantships are available at the Masters and Doctoral levels and are compensated according to the unit’s established rates for the contracted responsibilities. Position responsibilities, time commitment, and compensation will vary by department and position.
  • All assistantships comply with graduate student hiring rules and regulations outlined by the Provost’s Office for Graduate Education.
  • Students must be enrolled full-time in a graduate program in order to be eligible for assistantships.
  • Applications are submitted to the University Life department/hiring manager and/or HandShake and/or HR Jobs posting as indicated on the position posting.
  • University Life hiring managers may request phone and/or in-person interviews.  Decisions to offer assistantships are at the discretion of the respective hiring manager for each position.
  • The majority of University Life Graduate Professional Assistant positions will be posted by late mid-late March 2022.
  • For 2022-2023 academic year, most hiring decision will take place between March and May 2022.
Assistantship Opportunities
Assistantship
(click to view position description)
OfficeContact PersonApplication ProcessDeadline
Student Engagement for Racial JusticeCenter for Culture, Equity, and EmpowermentTamara Washington, Ed.D.
twashi3@gmu.edu
Interested applicants must submit a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references in one (1) PDF file to Tamara Washington, Ed.D. at twashi3@gmu.eduApril 1, 2022
Black Male Student Success Initiative (BMSI)Center for Culture, Equity, and EmpowermentT. Garey Davis
tdavisL@gmu.edu
Interested applicants must submit a letter of interest and resume in one (1) PDF file to T. Garey Davis at tdavisL@gmu.edu
Student EngagementStudent Success CoachingTJ Pegg, Ed.D.
apegg@gmu.edu
coaching.gmu.edu
Interested applicants must submit a letter of interest, resume, and three professional
references in one (1) PDF file to TJ Pegg, Ed.D. at apegg@gmu.edu
March 25, 2022 by 12:00pm
Registered Student Organizations (RSO)Student InvolvementPhil McDaniel
pmcdanie@gmu.edu
si.gmu.edu
Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references to Phil McDaniel at pmcdanie@gmu.eduApril 1st, 2022
Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL)Student InvolvementPhil McDaniel
pmcdanie@gmu.edu
si.gmu.edu
Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references to Phil McDaniel at pmcdanie@gmu.eduApril 1st, 2022
GMU EsportsStudent InvolvementPhil McDaniel
pmcdanie@gmu.edu
si.gmu.edu
Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references to Phil McDaniel at pmcdanie@gmu.eduApril 1st, 2022
Student Success and ProgrammingContemporary Student ServicesShyama Kuver
skuver@gmu.edu
Interested applicants must submit via email a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to Shyama Kuver at skuver@gmu.eduApril 11, 2022
Family ProgramsNew Student and Family ProgramsDaylen Orlick
dorlick@gmu.edu
Interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume to Daylen Orlick at dorlick@gmu.eduMay 15, 2022
UL Well-BeingUniversity LifeMr. Lewis E. Forrest, II.
Lforres1@gmu.edu
Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, list of three reference to Mr. Lewis Forrest II, Lforres1@gmu.eduApril 25, 2022
Suicide Prevention and Mental HealthUniversity LifeDr. Rachel Wernicke
rwernicke@gmu.edu
Interested applicants should submit letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to Dr. Rachel Wernicke, rwernicke@gmu.eduMay 9, 2022
Graduate Student EngagementGraduate Student LifeJulie Choe Kim, Ph.D.
ychoekim@gmu.edu
Please submit a letter of interest, résumé, and names and contact information for three professional references via Handshake (strongly preferred; visit https://careers.gmu.edu/handshake and search for posting #6296727) or to ychoekim@gmu.edu . Please include your graduate degree program and your expected date of graduation in your application materials. Please also include a sample of graphic design or marketing work (a maximum of three pages, total), if applicable. April 22, 2022
UX Research AssistantUniversity Life Project & Process ManagementBirgit Debeerst
bdebeers@gmu.edu
Interested applicants must submit a letter of interest, resume and three professional references to Birgit Debeerst at bdebeers@gmu.eduMay 20, 2022
First Gen+ InitiativesFirst Gen+ Centerfirstgen@gmu.eduInterested applicants should submit letter of interest, resume and three professional references to firstgen@gmu.edu

 

Questions?

Please contact Amy Snyder, Director of University Life Special Projects, asnyder@gmu.edu or 703.993.2884.