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Employment Opportunities

Graduate Assistants

Currently, hiring is open until August 2nd, 2023.

The Graduate Assistant (GA) works within the Division of Student Life alongside the Director, Associate Director, and undergraduate student ambassadors within the Division of Student Life. The GA helps coordinate transformative educational programs, community events and establishes campus partnerships for collaborative projects and training. The GA will facilitate student ambassadors’ professional and personal development and support, plan educational programs, support student organizations, promote leadership development, and oversee both the recruitment and retention and staff development teams. The GA must be able to work in a high-energy, high-impact, fast-paced environment, possess the ability to adapt to changes, and must work well with people with varying perspectives. Graduate students of all backgrounds and fields with an interest and passion for  student development are encouraged to apply. In order to be considered, you must be accepted into your graduate program of study at the University of Florida for Fall. 

This 20-hour per week position includes $17,000 stipend for 2023-2024, GatorGradCare health insurance, and in-state tuition waivers (9 credit hours per semester). This is a 9-month graduate assistantship starting mid-August through mid-May. For inquiries, please contact the Director, Patricia Jordan, at . 


  • Directly schedule and supervise student staff to include scheduling, time reporting, task support and meetings. 
  • Provide support and opportunities for personal and professional growth among student staff by holding biweekly one-on-one meetings. 
  • Guide and assist student ambassadors with program/event planning and management on community building, leadership development and education initiatives. 
  • Develop, implement, and analyze event/program assessments and research studies 
  • Attend department meetings. 
  • Remain updated on current events affecting the higher education and student life community at a regional, national, and international level.  
  • Assist and develop campus partnerships around student and community development to enhance the student experience 
  • Complete any other duties as assigned by supervisor 
  • All other duties assigned.  


  • Ability to demonstrate a cooperative and team mentality attitude while working with a variety of student, faculty, and staff population. 
  • The capacity to build community connections through purposeful engagement. 
  • Possession of good leadership, supervisory, and organizational skills. 
  • Strong communication skills (listening, written, and verbal). 
  • Analytical/Research Skills with demonstrated talent for identifying, scrutinizing, improving, and streamlining research studies, assessments, programs, tasks, etc. 
  • Flexible individual that thrives in fast-paced environment that can effectively prioritize and manage multiple projects. 
  • Innovative, initiative driven problem-solver who can identify problems and create solutions. 
  • Self-motivated and ability to complete tasks without direct supervision. 



40% Student Supervising 

40% Event planning and implementation (including signature events); Community development and collaboration (including campus and community collaboration) 

10% Administrative duties (Meetings, all hands-on deck initiatives, tabling, special projects, etc.) 

10% Other duties assigned including but not limited to programming