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 Provost Office guidelines and 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 the Provost Graduate Assistant Guidelines.
  • Students must be enrolled full-time in a graduate program in order to be eligible for assistantships.
  • Applications are submitted through HireMason to the University Life department/hiring manager 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.


Job Listings

(click to view position description)
OfficeContact PersonApplication ProcessDeadline
AssessmentUniversity Life AssessmentElysia Lash
Interested applicants can submit cover letter, resume and list of three professional references to elash@gmu.edupriority deadline is May 29, 2019; position will remain open until filled
University Career ServicesUniversity Career Services
Carolyn Kleiman
Interested applicants can submit a letter of interest outlining why you are interested in the position/working in career services and how it relates to your career goals, a resume and a list of three professional references to ckleiman@gmu.eduJune 28, 2019
Student Engagement for Racial JusticeDiversity, Inclusion and Multicultural Education & LGBTQ Resources
Dr. Amber Holton-Thomas
Interested applicants must apply through the George Mason University Handshake platformAugust 12, 2019



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