Current Openings for the M.A. in Higher Education and Student Development Programs
Pursue a Graduate Residence Advisor position or a Graduate Assistantship as a rewarding and practical means of applying your learning in the M.A. in Higher Education in Student Development.
Please note that other GA positions may be added later in the semester. Check this page regularly, and if you have already applied for the program, be sure to indicate your additional interests to your admissions counselor.
Graduate Residence Advisor (GRA) Positions 2024-25
This position will give you the opportunity to minister to the team of Resident Assistants. You will help train and prepare RAs before the school year, and then engage in weekly one-on-one mentoring sessions with four RAs during the year. This time includes providing practical support as well as emotional and spiritual support. Living in community with both your ResLife team and the residents of your buildings will provide the opportunity to walk alongside and care for students as they navigate an incredibly formational chapter of their story.
The Graduate Resident Advisors for campus apartments are residential positions, working in both Residence Life and with a Student Development or Student Development-related office on campus.
There are two main aspects of this position:
- interacting with your residents in the apartments and
- interacting with your work in your assigned office
This is a 20 hour a week position, with 10 hours designated for Residence Life work and 10 hours designated for your office area.
Available office areas include one position in ICAM (Intercultural Arts and Media) working with event planning and student programming, one working with the office of Ministry and Evangelism, and one position is TBD.
Graduate Assistantship (GA) Positions 2024-25
This graduate assistant serves as the chief advisor for all student led clubs. This GA helps students charter new clubs to and provides monthly leadership training and mentors to the various club presidents.
Wheaton Passage GA (2 positions): This graduate assistant collaboratively leads Wheaton Passage: Wheaton College’s orientation program that welcomes 600 incoming Wheaton College undergraduates each year in August. Passage graduate assistants specifically lead large portions of Urban Passage in downtown Chicago, teaching students a to navigate urban spaces thoughtfully in connection with our community partners from several of Chicago’s distinct neighborhoods. Throughout the academic year, the Passage graduate assistants recruit, hire, train, and invest in the lives of over 100 student leaders.
This GA provides leadership and support for initiatives and services of the International Student Programs (ISP) office, directly engaging with International students [F-1 visa, Missionary Kids (MKs) and Third Culture kids (TCKs)].