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Graduate Positions

Thank you for your interest in a Graduate Staff position with University Housing & Residential Life!


Applications for the 2024-2025 Graduate Staff positions will become available in March 2024. 

Please contact rlsearch@temple.edu with any questions. 
Graduate Positions Descriptions
  • Graduate Resident Assistants (GRAs) work within UHRL’s Residential Curriculum to support students in their holistic development and to foster a sense of community within Graduate Housing at Temple's Podiatry Campus in Center City. GRAs work with students and staff members to aid students to facilitate the best possible operation of the residence halls. GRAs work closely with residential students and are in a unique position to positively influence student development. GRAs work closely with the professional staff to develop a residential environment conducive to academic and personal growth by providing opportunities for student engagement and involvement. GRAs develop supportive relationships with individual residents and educate students on their rights and responsibilities as identified in the Student Conduct Code and other university policies.  For a detailed job description, click here.

  • The Resident Coordinator (RC) serve as a member of an in-hall leadership team and shares in the development and management of the building community ranging from 200 to 700 students on Temple University’s Main campus.  The RC position has essential functions related to student learning and engagement, staff supervision and leadership, student behavior and incident response, administrative and project management, and other general responsibilities.  The RC serves in an on-call capacity and responds to student behavior issues as needed. The Resident Coordinator is a part-time, academic year, live-in appointment.  For a detailed job description, click here.   

  • The Graduate Student for Student Engagement (SE) supports the Residential Life central administration in a variety of initiatives which engage students and staff living on Temple University’s Main campus.  The Student Engagement position has essential functions related to student learning and engagement, student leadership, staff recruitment, selection, and training, administrative and project management.  Additionally, this position may provide support to other Residential Life leadership team members and their related projects and initiatives.  The Graduate Student for Student Engagement is a part-time, academic year, live off appointment.  For a detailed job description, click here.
Selection Steps
2023-2024 Application Process:


Step 1: Apply through MyHousing portal. Priority Deadline is  Monday, May 1st
Step 2:  Virtual Interview with Selection Committee
Step 3: Selection & Position Placement 
Application Requirements

All applicants must meet the following criteria for consideration:

  1. Must be a full-time, matriculated graduate student at Temple University
  2. Must be in good academic, financial, and judicial standing with Temple University and UHRL and may not be on disciplinary probation or have outstanding bills or conduct fines at the time of their application and throughout their appointment period.
  3. Staff must maintain a minimum of 3.0 cumulative and semester GPA (2.8 for Law School).
  4. Graduate staff are hired on a one-year basis and must apply to return for a subsequent years.

Applicants can apply for multiple graduate positions, but a separate application is required for each. To complete the online application, candidates must answer application questions and submit a resume and cover letter. The purpose of the resume and cover letter are to generate interest in your candidacy and should reflect your skills and convey why you are best suited for the positions you are interested in. Your resume must be in .PDF, .DOC, or .DOCX formats (preference is .PDF format).