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Graduate Assistant for Operations

Position Description and Scope

This position is a twenty (20) hour per week Graduate Assistantship within the Office of Residence Life and Housing.  The conditions of work may sometimes include office time and/or being in the residence halls.  This position will be assigned for the entire academic year.  Summer employment may be available, and can be discussed if successful candidate can stay on as employed for the next academic year if they are registered for classes as a full-time student.  Specific job and conditions include:

Position Responsibilities

  • Assist with inventory of residential and departmental assets including furniture, keys, signage, and central office supplies.
  • Preparation of materials for upcoming departmental processes including communications, website updates, physical supplies, and training materials.
  • Assist the Assistant Director of Operations in updating signage, furniture, etc. based on annual room configurations.
  • Assist the Assistant Director of Operations in keeping furniture inventory, conditions, and key codes current in StarRez.
  • Conduct regular inspections of student organization’s leased office spaces.
  • Assists with inspections of residential facilities and grounds.
  • Assist the housing team with a wide range of departmental activities.
  • Assist other members of the Residence Life and Housing central office as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Obligations

  • Adherence to the Residence Life and Housing confidentiality policy.
  • Safeguard assigned keys.
  • Have a critical eye for facilities issues and conditions that may require maintenance or custodial services to attend to in the residence halls.
  • Willingness to do administrative work over email as duties are assigned.
  • Ability to work independently after assigned a project or task.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to think proactively about upcoming processes and create a task list for self during slow times.
  • Ability to transport large and heavy products which may sometimes require assistance.


  • $8,400 stipend for ten months, paid in twenty bi-weekly distributions.

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  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Enrollment in full-time graduate coursework at Wake Forest University
  • Possess a valid driver’s license card issued by a state or outlying possession of the United States.  You must also possess a good driving record and must be insurable
  • Must be able to frequently lift and carry 50 lbs
  • The following graduate programs are not eligible for employment:
    • Master Teacher Fellows
    • MALS
    • 1st year Law
    • 1st year MBA
    • Medical School Programs


  1. Letter of interest
  2. GA application available here.
  3. Statement from Graduate School verifying full-time enrollment at WFU
  4. Current resume
  5. Name, address, phone, e-mail of three references