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I-House Graduate Assistant

International House

Number of Vacancies:  2

Department Website: ihouse.utk.edu

Department Mission Statement: The mission of the International House is to educate, engage, and support all students to help them participate as members of a global, culturally diverse society.

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

Managing Events and Programs

  • Plan, manage, and implement educational and cultural events such as American Cultural Experience trips, World Showcase, Coffeehouse, etc.
    • Responsibilities include planning logistics, budgeting, advertising, and facilitating activities.
  • Work collaboratively with Assistant Director and other Graduate Assistants on large scale annual event planning and implementation, such as International Festival, Dance Competition, and speakers, performers, etc.
  • Advise student organizations on program planning and budgeting
    Supervision
  • Assist in collaboratively supervising 10-12 student assistants and directly supervising 3 – 4 student assistants.
  • Assist with recruitment, selection, and training of student assistant staff and UT Guide staff.

Orientation

  • Assist with planning and implementing international student orientation programs and events. (Both fall and spring semesters)
  • Research best practices regarding international student transitions and acculturation to better inform the orientation planning and implementation

Facilities Management

  • Assist professional staff with facility daily operations such as room reservations, room setups, and equipment use
  • Supervise student assistants and ensure proper opening/closing and front desk procedures are followed

Communication

  • Assist with managing International House communication strategies
    • Responsibilities include website updates, managing social media accounts, creating print and digital marketing materials, etc.
      Intercultural Communication
  • Provide support to the Director and Assistant Director in designing intercultural co-curricular experiences that support international education
  • Assist in the development of an intercultural communication workshop to implement to campus constituents
  • Other duties as assigned

Responsibilities and Tasks:

The International House is hiring Graduate Assistants(s) to begin work during July 2021. Applicants should have experience/interest in the following: developing and implementing programs, supervising student employees, working with budgets, and managing projects (such as social media, language practice, etc). Graduate Assistants keep the International House functioning on a daily basis. They not only help manage the facility 5 days a week but they also serve as hosts to students from all over the world who come to the University of Tennessee. For more information about the International House, visit ihouse.utk.edu.

  • Interest in working with international students and developing international/cultural programming for the campus community
  • Ability to interact with individuals from different cultural perspectives
  • Self-motivated and able to work collaboratively
  • Experience with program planning for small and large events
  • Proficiency with MS Office and ability to use social media
  • Excellent organizational skills, including attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to work closely with faculty and staff in a professional manner
  • The following qualifications are preferred but not required:
    • Experience with international cultures
    • Experience with orientation programming

Salary/Benefits:

  • Tuition Waiver (9 hours each semester including summer)
  • Monthly stipend of $1,275
  • Health Insurance

Term:

  • 20 hours a week for 12 months. Flexibility can be provided for summer internships