Graduate Assistantships

The UNC Charlotte master’s program in higher education is offering a coordinated hiring timeline for Graduate Assistantship positions. This process will allow admitted master’s students who apply by the priority deadline of January 15 to apply for and receive offer(s) for GA positions by April.

Note: Admitted students who apply to the program by the secondary deadline of March 1 can still apply for posted GA positions throughout the spring and into the summer via Hire-a-Niner. However, they may not be admitted in time to utilize the coordinated hiring timeline.

Master’s level GA positions at UNC Charlotte typically span the 9 months of the academic year (August 15-May 15), include an hourly wage or stipend, and most do not include tuition remission. Most higher education administration/student affairs assistantships at UNC Charlotte are classified by Human Resources as temporary student employment. Some offices provide additional benefits to GAs such as professional development funds. Students applying to GA positions are encouraged to reach out to hiring offices individually to determine details of the positions related to job duties, compensation, and benefits.

The timeline for the coordinated GA hiring process is:

  • January 15: Priority deadline to apply for the M.Ed. program and participate in the coordinated hiring process.
  • February: Admitted students will receive access to the Hire-a-Niner web portal upon admission and will be able to search for GA postings. Apply to postings in the coordinated hiring process by Feb. 28.
  • March: Offices review applications, contact top candidates for interviews, and extend offer(s) by April 1.
  • April 15: Deadline for candidates who received offers to submit their decisions.

Please note that there will also be offices at UNC Charlotte who will hire for GA positions but will not participate in the coordinated hiring timeline outlined above. 

GA postings for Fall 2023 admissions

Graduate Assistant for Team Building and Adventure Education Programs

Venture uses experiential and adventure education techniques to teach character, leadership and teamwork to participants. The graduate assistant position typically plays a significant role in assessment and program delivery efforts. The ideal candidate has experience working on a challenge course or with experiential team building programs. We may consider candidates without previous experience.

Graduate Assistant for Student Involvement (Campus Activities Board)

The Campus Activities Board (CAB), supported by the Center for Student Involvement within Student Engagement, is the largest student programming/event planning organization on campus and is responsible for planning diverse, quality events for the university community. CAB was founded early on in the history of UNC Charlotte and maintains a vital role in fostering 49er spirit and traditions such as Goldrush and Homecoming. The purposes of the Campus Activities Board are: To promote the interests of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and its students; to bring about a greater spirit of unity and cooperation among all students; to encourage in students the development of leadership skills through active participation in campus activities and its management; to provide UNC Charlotte and the community of Charlotte with the best possible events and to retain its position as a respected contributor to the establishment and maintenance of a higher educational, recreational, social and cultural standard for the University community.

Graduate Assistant for Community Engagement

The position as Graduate Assistant for Leadership & Community Engagement: Community Engagement Outreach focuses on creating service opportunities on and off campus for students at UNC Charlotte. This position assists one of the Assistant Directors for LCE in planning and implementing service projects/events, supervising undergraduate students, and maintaining mutually beneficial communication with community partners. This position, overall, helps cultivate a spirit of service at UNC Charlotte.

Graduate Hall Advisor

The Graduate Hall Advisor (GHA) position is a 10-month, part-time (approximately 20 hours per week), live-in, graduate position within the Department of Housing and Residence Life. The Graduate Hall Advisor is responsible for providing administrative support to an assigned residential community housing 300-750 students and/or to department-wide Residence Life programs and services such as staff training or student leadership programs.

Student Affairs Research and Assessment (SARA) informs the division and university partners of the impact Student Affairs programs, services, and initiatives have on students' engagement, sense of belonging, and success. SARA is building a culture of evidence to enable robust decision-making across the division and the university that further enhances the student experience. The Graduate Assistant for Student Affairs Assessment will assist in the building a culture of evidence by collaborating on departmental projects related to assessment, program evaluation, and select research projects; creating and facilitating assessment professional development opportunities for division employees; and developing marketing materials to communicate assessment findings to the university community.

Graduate Assistant: Career Coach

The Graduate Assistant: Career Coach is responsible for working individually with UNC Charlotte undergraduate and graduate students on career coaching and development topics. The position of Career Coach will assist in positively effecting retention and career readiness issues by both the counseling function, but also with presentations to groups of students and working closely with Career Development Team staff on assigned projects. This is a learning opportunity in which the GA can expect to gain hands-on experience working with individuals, conducting presentations, and assisting with team projects.

Graduate Assistant for Advisor Training & Development

This role will assist the Senior Associate Director for Career Education & Advisor Development in exploring professional development opportunities and community building events, assist in creating training modules for Academic Advisors with partners across campus, and updating monthly newsletters.

Graduate Assistant for Sexual & Gender Diversity

The mission of the office is to provide students an affirming and equitable environment committed to fostering a campus community that celebrates and supports expansion of identities through holistic development, education and intentional engagement. Under the direction of the Assistant Director for Sexual and Gender Diversity, the Graduate Assistant (GA) will aid in the facilitation, administration, and support of sexual and gender diversity programs and educational opportunities. Additionally, this role will co-supervise the operations of the Lavender Lounge with the Assistant Director for Sexual and Gender Diversity.

Graduate Assistant for Identity Equity and Engagement

The mission of the office is to provide students an affirming and equitable environment committed to fostering a campus community that celebrates and supports expansion of identities through holistic development, education and intentional engagement.

Graduate Assistant for SAFE Program

The mission of the office is to provide students an affirming and equitable environment committed to fostering a campus community that celebrates and supports expansion of identities through holistic development, education and intentional engagement. Under the direction of the IEE Assistance Director, the Graduate Assistant (GA) will aid in the administration, facilitation of education, training & development, and programming in the office of identity, equity, and engagement. As the SAFE Graduate this position will serve as an essential member of the SAFE Leadership Team (SAFE LT).

If you have questions, contact Tyris Gillis, tyrisgillis@uncc.edu 

Graduate Assistant for Student Accountability & Conflict Resolution

The mission of Student Accountability & Conflict Resolution is to uphold academic and community standards, encourage personal accountability and responsible decision making; promote student learning; and reduce and prevent behavior that undermines student success and community safety. We are committed to providing a fair, impartial, and efficient process facilitated through compassionate conversations in which students are heard, respected, and treated with dignity

Graduate Assistant for Student Programs

The mission of Transition & Success Initiatives is to facilitate intentional programs and services for new and continuing students and their families that inspire successful transitions, university engagement, student development, community, and Niner Pride.

Graduate Assistant for Fraternity and Sorority Life

The mission of the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life is to enhance the academic standard, leadership potential, fraternal affinity, and civic responsibility of students to develop comprehensive leaders. #WeMakeLeaders. The Graduate Assistant will work with our relationship statement program, Gold Standard, focused on ensuring a well-rounded Greek experience. The Graduate Assistant will also plan and execute our annual Greek Weekend, will have the opportunity to co-advise a council, work with Order of Omega National Greek Honor Society, and help around the office in other capacities. Opportunities for professional development are available.

1) Graduate Assistant for Peer Assisted Learning 2) Graduate Assistant for Tutorial Services 3) Graduate Assistant for Student Success 4) Graduate Assistant for Learning Strategies and Instruction

The University Center for Academic Excellence provides academic support services and resources that increase learning effectiveness, enhance student success, and promote academic excellence. University Center for Academic Excellence (UCAE) Graduate Assistants facilitate and develop academic support programming for the UNC Charlotte campus community.

The University Center for Academic Excellence provides academic support services and resources that increase learning effectiveness, enhance student success, and promote academic excellence. University Center for Academic Excellence (UCAE) Graduate Assistants facilitate and develop academic support programming for the UNC Charlotte campus community.

Graduate Assistant for Belk College of Business Academic and Career Coaching

The Graduate Assistant position reports to the Director of Academic and Career Coaching within the Belk College of Business. This individual is tasked with counseling students through the self-assessment, career exploration and major selection process, serving as a resource for students regarding degree requirements and policies, assisting students in developing career readiness plans, directing students to academic support and other campus resources, and managing administrative tasks that help the Niblock Student Center implement its mission and document its progress. 

Please note: The positions listed above are anticipated, but not guaranteed. This is presented for informational purposes only. Hiring offices will make all decisions related to GA posting and employment. In the past, multiple offices in Student Affairs and Academic Affairs have hired graduate assistants from the master’s program in higher education.

Prospective students and GA hiring officials: If you have any questions, please contact the higher education program director at higher-ed@uncc.edu