College of the Holy Cross — Graduate Assistant – Residence Life & Housing (1 year-term, housing provided)

Graduate Assistant – Residence Life & Housing (1 year-term, housing provided)

About College of the Holy Cross:

Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 3,000 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.

Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at the College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members–students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Job Description:

The Graduate Assistant (GA) is a graduate student who works as a part-time employee of the Residence Life & Housing Office. This position will be required to live at the EDGE apartments in downtown Worcester, MA. This position reports the Area Coordinator responsible for the Senior class buildings and provides support and supervision in downtown housing at the EDGE. The GA will assist with providing community development and a link between the EDGE residents and the Holy Cross campus. The GA will attend meetings and coordinate follow-up from concerns that may arise with residential students at the EDGE. The GA will provide support to department initiatives, including and not limited to, student staff training, recruitment, and selection. The GA will also utilize information systems in preparing reports and statistics.

The Graduate Assistant will work an average of 20-25 hours per week for a flexible 42-week period during the academic year, on or before August 16, 2021, through June 20, 2022.

This is a live-in position, and a one-bedroom apartment will be provided in addition to part-time pay.

Essential Functions:

  • Based upon availability, attend weekly departmental staff meetings and student life sub-division meetings
  • Be communicate with various HC offices about on campus events to advertise and encourage participation in them by EDGE residents.
  • Troubleshoot small EDGE related concerns regarding campus access and EDGE resources.
  • Act as a mandated reporter for violations of Massachusetts Law and communicate these issues to the Department of Public Safety at Holy Cross.
  • To ensure the deliverance of high quality service and practices that attract, acquire, retain and develop outstanding staff.
  • In support of our College Mission, the GA will provide customer service with fairness, respect and dignity, to both internal and external customers.
  • Serve as a resource for EDGE students.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree required and current enrollment in a master's level program or professional development internship.
  • Candidates should be a graduate student/intern at a regional accredited college or university in Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, Counseling or other related field.
  • Proficient in all Microsoft suite applications including Google Drive, Google Docs & Forms, Word and Excel, PowerPoint, Access database structure, and reporting
  • Living in College provided housing at the EDGE Apartments (1 bedroom apartment) located in downtown Worcester at 8 Grafton St, Worcester, MA 01604

To prevent the infection and spread of COVID-19, and as an integral part of its public health and safety measures, College of the Holy Cross requires that all successful applicants show proof of full vaccination by an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine before beginning employment, unless an exemption from this policy has been granted. Applicants believing they need an accommodation of this policy because of a disability, sincerely-held religious belief, or otherwise should inform Human Resources after an offer of employment is extended; please do not include any medical, genetic, or religious information on your application materials.

Additional Information:

University Description

The College of the Holy Cross is a private, Jesuit Catholic, undergraduate institution serving approximately 3,000 students. Founded in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England and has a tradition of academic excellence. It is located atop Mount Saint James in Worcester, Massachusetts. The picturesque, 174-acre campus is an award-winning and registered arboretum.

Region Description

Worcester is a city of approximately 170,000 people centrally located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is approximately one hour from Boston, Hartford, and Providence, and three hours from New York City. Worcester is known as the Heart of the Commonwealth. Worcester offers many cultural and recreational opportunities.

The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.

A member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA).

To review our Employee Benefit Options, please go to:

Application Instructions:

Please submit a cover letter addressing the position requirements listed above, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and contact information for three references.

In your cover letter please address how your work might support the College's mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. Please provide examples of any past work that illuminate your commitments in these areas. For more information, please visit

Review of applications will begin as received and continue until the position has been filled.

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The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,000 students and is located in a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts ( and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (