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Housing & Residential Education (HRE) currently employs graduate assistants on an annual basis. HRE seeks to employ talented, student-focused individuals to serve on our team. We support them as they pursue their degree within the University of Utah’s Education, Leadership & Policy Program. If you are interested in joining our team or exploring these positions further, read below to see if there is an opportunity for you!



The Educational Leadership & Policy (ELP) program is currently accepting interest and applications for a fall 2023 start date. Interested candidates should start their process by applying to the ELP program. Additional information on Graduate Assistantships can be found below. See the drop down below for a full timeline and position description.

ELP Admissions Information

Student Affairs Graduate Assistantship Information


The Graduate Assistant (GA) for Residential Education position is a 12-month live-in, graduate assistant staff position within Housing & Residential Education (HRE) and the Student Affairs Division at the University of Utah. The GA reports to and assists the Resident Director (RD) of a specific area in providing leadership and coordination of a comprehensive student-focused program. Within HRE, GAs assist in residential communities housing 400 to 800 students.

The GA role is designed to be an intentional assistantship where future student affairs professionals are able to work closely and directly with a Masters level RD to shadow and learn all aspects of working within Residential Education. The RD will serve as a mentor who teaches and provides opportunities for GAs to develop competence and confidence in all areas with increasing responsibility over the course of the role. The expectation is that upon completion of a two-year assistantship, the GA will have all skills and experiences necessary to succeed as a full-time professional on a Housing team.