Graduate Assistantships Overview Graduate Resident Advisers (GRA) and Graduate Assistants (GA) are part-time student employees who are enrolled in the Higher Education and Student Development (HESD) Program and work 20 hours a week in an office area within Student Development. The GRA roles are residential/live-in staff and report to one of the campus residence directors. Positions include residence hall GRAs, Center for Vocation and Career GRA and Office of Multicultural Development GRA. The GA roles report to a student development staff person and open positions include Center for Vocation and Career GA, Office of Multicultural Development GA, and Wheaton in Chicago GA.. To view the full position description and submit an application, please visit our Careers page.
Higher Education and Student Development (HESD) Program Overview The M. A. in Higher Education and Student Development (HESD) Program was launched in summer 2019 in partnership with the Student Development Division. It aims to develop “academically grounded, spiritually maturing, and practically skilled” higher education professionals equipped to support college students holistically recognizing their academic, relational, spiritual, and vocational needs. This focus is sustained through coursework in spiritual formation, collegiate learning, emerging adult development, diversity in higher education, soul care and mental health; graduate assistantships in Student Development; and personal, professional, and research-focused faculty mentorship. Questions about the program can be directed to Ashley Condra, Graduate Admissions Counselor, at [email protected], or visit the program’s website (https://www.wheaton.edu/graduate-school/degrees/ma-in-higher-education-and-student-development/).
About Wheaton College
Wheaton College is an evangelical Protestant Christian liberal arts college whose faculty and staff affirm a Statement of Faith and adhere to lifestyle expectations of the Wheaton College Community Covenant. Wheaton is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and talented workforce and student body. We encourage the expression of multiple perspectives within a Christian worldview, inside and outside the classroom. For more information about Wheaton College visit www.wheaton.edu.
Additionally, Wheaton College aspires to provide a physically safe environment for students, staff, and faculty to learn and work. In support of this objective, the College requires background checks for final candidates, after an employment offer is extended. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.