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Graduate Resident Assistant (GRA)

Brief Job Summary

The Graduate Resident Assistant (GRA) is an essential member of the Northwestern Residential Services staff whose primary role is to facilitate the social, academic, and personal transition of graduate residential students and their families to the Northwestern community. The GRA is a student-staff member in Residential Services who is an integral member of the Engelhart, McManus, 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 Program Manager, Area Coordinators, Assistant Directors, and Director of Residential Community and Support. 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. 


The Department of Residential Life is excited to announce that our 2023-2024 Graduate Resident Assistant (GRA) application is now open for both the Summer Term 2023 and Academic Year 2023-2024. If you'd like to be considered for this on-campus leadership position, please be sure to apply by Monday, April 3, 2023, at 5:00 p.m., by filling out this form: GRA Application 


Contact our Student Staff Selection Team.