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First-Year Engagement & Retention Graduate Assistant

Multicultural Student Life


Number of Vacancies:  1

Department Website: multicultural.utk.edu

Department Mission Statement: Multicultural Student Life is dedicated to promoting a welcoming and inclusive campus environment while advocating for traditionally marginalized students by providing academic support, multicultural education, identity exploration, leadership development, and diverse and innovative programming through collaborative partnerships. We strive to assist in the retention and graduation of students who are empowered to positively impact a global society.

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Excellent oral, interpersonal, group, and written communication skills; ability to manage multiple assignments
  • Experience working with diverse student organizations in a programmatic, leadership or advisory role; Commitment to the educational and personal development of students
  • Ability to work flexible hours including occasional evenings and weekends

Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Co-advise the Multicultural Mentoring Program Upperclassmen Mentors
  • Co-teach FYS 101 for the Multicultural Mentoring Program Mentees, ELPS 350, ELPS 211
  • Assist with the Multicultural Mentoring Program’s mentor/mentee recruitment and retention efforts
  • Assist with the Multicultural Mentoring Program’s Living Learning Community
  • Co-coordinate the plans for the annual Women of Color Symposium
  • Co-advise the student organization(s) connected to the departmental Women of Color initiatives
  • Co-plan the local and national departmental multicultural excursions
  • Assist with MSL social media posts & the development of the annual departmental newsletter, The Illuminator

Salary/Benefits:

  • $1,325/month stipend
  • Full tuition waiver (including out-of-state tuition)
  • Free Health Insurance while enrolled in class

Term:

  • 20 hours a week, 12-month at-will appointment
  • Position involves occasional night (after 5 p.m. on weekdays) and some weekend work
  • Preferred early June 2021 start date