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Graduate Resident Assistant (GRA)

Position Summary

The Graduate Resident Assistant (GRA) is an essential member of the Northwestern Residential Services staff whose primary role is to support the social, academic, and personal transition of graduate residential students and their families to the Northwestern community. The GRA is a student leader in Residential Services who is an integral member of the Engelhart Hall, McManus Center, and Garrett Place residential communities. The principal GRA duties involve three main areas: administrative duties, event planning/community development, and on-call responsibilities. GRAs report directly to a Resident Director, and indirectly to the Residential Experience team. GRAs work collaboratively with all Residential Services staff. This is a 20-hour-a-week position. The position requires staff to live in a provided furnished apartment.  

Position Description

Learn more about this position on the Graduate Resident Assistant (GRA) Position Description page. 


Applications for the 2024-2025 GRA position will be accepted from Monday, February 26 until Monday, April 1, 2024, for both the Summer Term 2024 and Academic Year 2024-2025. To be considered for this on-campus leadership position, please apply by Monday, April 1, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. CDT, by filling out this form: GRA Application.  


Contact the Residential Community and Support Selection Team.