General Description: The Housing
& Residence Life Graduate Assistant (HRLGA) is a member of the Housing &
Residence Life (HRL) team and reports to HRL central office staff team.
The ideal candidate will be responsible for providing support to the functional
areas of the HRL; Administrative Services, Community Standards, and Residence
Life & Academic Initiatives
- Candidates must have completed the requirements
for a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited higher education institution
and be enrolled at Norfolk State University or a university within a
30 mile radius, as a full-time, degree-seeking graduate student (at
time of appointment).
- A GPA of 3.0 or better must be maintained as
a requirement for the position.
- Candidates must have a file in Housing & Residence
Life and completed assistantship application.
- Demonstrated skills in the following areas are
highly desired: critical thinking, working independently, communication,
organizing, attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines, staying
flexible, and persistent.
- Demonstrated qualities in the following areas
are highly desired: leadership and an interest in student growth and
- As the position is considered the graduate assistants
primary non-academic activity, the HRLGA may not accept any other employment
without prior written approval. Practicum and internships must
have prior written approval.
Duties and Responsibilities May Include:
- Assist ADAS with housing operations to include
but limited to completing outstanding maintenance, conducting regular
residence hall walk-throughs and checks, assisting vendors and contractors
within the residence halls and follow up with the ADAS regarding findings.
- Assist in development implementation and evaluation
of customer care initiatives with hall residents.
- Support HRL, RHA, RAC sponsored or co-sponsored
events and/or programs assisting with inventory management, logistics,
- Assist the ADCS with the community standards
process to include but not limited to conducting procedural interviews
with students accused of policy violations ensuring students understand
the process and will determine sanctions as appropriate; conducting
administrative hearings to determine an accused student’s responsibility
when a student denies charges; maintaining student infraction and sanction
data as prescribed; and serve as a liaison between Community Standards
and Student Rights and Responsibilities.
- Serve as co-advisor to the Residence Hall Association
- Assist in program evaluation processes at the
department and divisional level to include but not limited to: program
tallying, compiling survey data, and preparing evaluation summative
Residence Life & Academic Initiatives
- Assist HRL Staff (student & professional), sponsored
groups, and partners in program development to include but not limited
to active and passive programming, resource use coordination, and conducting
weekly building walk-throughs of the halls to monitor bulletin boards
and interact with student staff.
- Design posters, t-shirts, brochures, newsletters
and multimedia projects designed to inform students as well as the campus
community about programs, services, staff recruitment and events sponsored
and co-sponsored by Housing & Residence Life.
- Work with the ADCS to upload movies, video,
and pertinent messages to ResLife Cinema.
Departmental Duties and Responsibilities
- Assistance with residence life functions and
work closely with the Division of Student Affairs as well as other university
departments to coordinate programming efforts.
- Assist in coordination of paraprofessional staff
recruitment, trainings, staff meetings, in-service training sessions,
and all appropriate retreats, workshops, or seminars assigned by HRL.
- Gather and study information and materials of
current trends that other universities are implementing to ensure HRL
is consistent with current trends and best practices.
- Actively participate in the Graduate Assistant
Professionals Program (G.A.P.P.) which enhances the graduate assistant
- Ability to work 30 hours per week.; desk coverage
(15hrs) role responsibilities (15)
- Participation in a rotating weekend on call
- Other duties as assigned.
Remuneration: The graduate
assistantship is a 10 month position (training begins in late July and responsibilities
ending in mid-May). The HRLGA will receive a room and meal plan scholarship,
and $15,000 stipend to be paid over the contracted period. As this position
is classified as a graduate assistantship, standard employee benefits are
For additional information, please contact our office:
Housing & Residence Life, SSC 308
700 Park Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23504
Phone: (757) 823-8407
Fax: (757) 823-2304
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