Wilson Commons Student Activities

Leadership Assistant


The Office for Residential Life and Housing Services, along with the Rochester Center for Community Leadership (RCCL), sponsors a Graduate Assistantship with a focus in Residential and student Leadership. 

Essential Duties, Tasks and Responsibilities

Development of Leadership initiatives and programs

  • Coordinate the RCCL sponsored Leadership Luncheon program.
  • Assist in the coordination of the Leadership Conference run through Student Activities
  • Provide advisement for the National Residence Hall Honorary Chapter (NRHH) and support NRHH initiatives.
  • Chair the Hall Council Presidents Symposium and the Non-Greek Special Interest Housing Presidents Council.
  • Assist with planning and coordination of RCCL sponsored student recognition dinners/lunches.
  • Assist with the nomination and application process for the Student Life Awards and Women’s Leadership Awards.
  • Receive and respond to UR Skills leadership workshop requests and maintain workshop database.
  • Provide orientation and training to the Non-Greek Special Interest Housing Groups related to the annual report and review process.
  • Coordinate and assist in the development in all Residential Life leadership retreats, including the annual Hall Council retreat, leadership training for Non-Greek Special Interest Housing groups, and training for the NRHH membership.
  • Conduct research and benchmarking as directed to enhance Residential Life and RCCL initiatives.
  • Present, facilitate and attend certain leadership programs.
  • Maintain updated information for RCCL’s Leadership Library.
  • Assist in the development of annual and ongoing Resident Advisor and Community Assistant training and development programs.
  • Participate in weekly supervisory meetings and periodic departmental meetings.
  • Other administrative tasks

The Graduate Assistant will report to the Associate Director for Leadership Programs. 

Time Commitment

Twenty hours per week including some evening and weekend events.  Term of position is 12 months, beginning 6/1/14 with possible reappointment.  Start date may be flexible depending on the needs of the department and the Graduate Assistant. 


Must be a full-time, matriculated graduate student at the University of Rochester. Strong leadership experience, in addition to strong organizational, creative, communication and facilitation skills.  An understanding of leadership practices and theory helpful.


An unfurnished two-bedroom apartment, including all utilities. In addition a $4000 stipend.


Phone: (585) 275-9390
Fax: (585) 273-5306
Email: wcsa@rochester.edu

Mailing Address:
201 Wilson Commons
University of Rochester
PO Box 270281
Rochester, NY 14627


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