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Graduate Assistantships

Congratulations on your admittance to Peabody College’s Higher Education Administration master’s program. Peabody College and the Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations are proud partners with the Office of the Dean of Students, which manages graduate assistantship positions in the Office of the Dean of Students and in a number of other offices at Vanderbilt. These assistantships provide compensation and give students the opportunity to connect theory learned in the classroom with practical work experience.



If you are interested in applying for an assistantship, please visit the hiring site at Here, you can create a profile, view, and apply for available positions. The priority deadline for applying is Friday, March 9th, but applications will be considered after this date and until all available positions are filled.

On campus interviews will be conducted from 8:00am – 4:00pm on Thursday, March 22nd, the day before Master’s Welcome Weekend. Interviews will be held at Sarratt Student Center and in surrounding offices. If you are unable to interview in person, please state that in your cover letter so that you may be considered for a phone or Skype interview. Details for Interview Day logistics can be found here. 

ALL QUESTIONS regarding Dean of Students graduate assistantships and related assistantship opportunities should be directed to A member of the Dean of Students team will be in touch to assist you.




Occasionally, offices will have additional work opportunities for graduate students.  These positions are not part of the graduate assistantship program and the responsibilities, time requirements, and levels of compensation vary.  To apply, send materials to the appropriate contact listed in the job description.


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