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
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OfficeContact PersonApplication ProcessDeadline
Black Male Student Success Initiative (BMSI)Center for Culture, Equity, and EmpowermentT. Garey Davis
Interested applicants must submit a letter of interest and resume in one (1) PDF file to T. Garey Davis at
First Gen+ InitiativesFirst Gen+ Centerfirstgen@gmu.eduInterested applicants should submit letter of interest, resume and three professional references to
Residential Student Development InitiativesHousing and Residence LifeJulianna Napiecek, jnapiece@gmu.eduInterested applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to: Julianna Napiecek, Coordinator of Residential Student Development Initiatives, on September 15, 2022

*Applications will be viewed on a rolling basis. Interviews will take place September 16 & 17



Please contact Amy Snyder, Director of University Life Special Projects, or 703.993.2884.