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Graduate Assistant – Residence Life

Job Info

Position Title:
Graduate Assistant – Student Engagement

Job Type:

Position Purpose

The Residence Life Graduate Assistant (GA) will serve as a critical member of the residence life team overseeing our on-campus apartment community and assisting with critical projects throughout the year. As the GA of residence life, this position will lead Resident Assistants, mentor students, mediate conflict, and provide educational programming to apartment residents.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

(70%) Oversight of ncu’s apartment community

  • Lead NCU apartment students by providing educational and social programming, conflict mediation, and assist with moving on and off campus.
  • Oversee Apartment RA’s by leading in one-on-one mentoring, consistent staff meetings, and ongoing team development.
  • Oversee Senior Programming by working with the Apartment Community In-Hall Team or advising a senior programming student organization.
  • Share in RD on-duty phone coverage roughly four times a semester for a week at a time.
  • Participate in student conduct process – student meetings, Conduct Review, decision letters, eRezLife tracking, etc.
  • Participate in roommate conflict conversations – specifically by “shadowing” RD in meeting(s) and follow-up

(30%) Assist with seasonal projects

  • In conjunction with Resident Director, lead the ideating and executing of January training for Residence Life Student Leaders.
  • Assist with the Spring Housing Season by working closely with Assistant Dean of Housing in hosting, leading, and mediating housing conversations and placing students in their fall housing.
  • Assist with Apartment Selection Night

Job Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree is required. All GA’s must be enrolled in NCU Graduate level courses.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated Christian character and servant leadership
  • Commitment to University mission and statement of faith
  • Ability to work in supervisory, collegial, and/or mentoring relationships with others, including staff, faculty, and students
  • Knowledge of, and ability to fully use, technological resources including a wide variety of computer programs and applications
  • Residence Life knowledge and experience is preferred
  • Ability to handle confidential information
  • Ability to communicate and follow up verbally and in writing to ensure shared understanding of accurate information
  • Ability to deal with conflict resolution in a professional manner
  • Ability to coordinate multiple projects and conflicting priorities to accomplish tasks efficiently and accurately
  • Ability to work as a member of a team and independently
  • Skill and ability to input data accurately and efficiently
  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds, reach, and lift above the head

Working Conditions and Frequency: 20 Hours/week


Equipment and Tools

Use of a PC and telephone, photocopier and facsimile machine approximately 80% of the workday


Environmental Conditions

Exposure to repetitive motion of the fingers, hands and wrists on a daily basis

Work is performed in a Christ-centered urban environment



North Central University employs qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, marital status, genetic information, veteran status, familial status, and status with regard to public assistance. Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.


The aforementioned statements are not intended to encompass all functions and

qualifications of the position; rather, they are intended to provide a general framework of the qualifications of the position. Job incumbents may be required to perform functions not specifically addressed in this job description.

Questions? Contact us.

North Central University
Attn: Human Resources
910 Elliot Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404-1391
Fax # (612) 343-8063