Number of Vacancies: 8
Department Website: housing.utk.edu
Separate application: housing.utk.edu/graduate-assistantships/
Department Mission Statement: Our mission is to foster positive, student-centered residential communities supporting the academic mission of the university. We provide a defining experience for students through programs and amenities that facilitate individual learning and development. University Housing’s value and services enhance the overall university student experience.
- An Assistant Hall Director will have previous residence hall living experience, or other student affairs leadership experience.
- The AHD should be admitted into and be making positive progress toward a graduate or professional program at the University of Tennessee and enrolled in no more than 12 credit hours.
- Graduate students are not permitted to be placed as AHDs if they are working toward the following academic degrees: Master of Business Administration, Law, School Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, Master of Education in Teaching, Social Work (in-person track only; online can work for 1st year), Audiology, or Speech Pathology.
Responsibilities and Tasks:
- Assumes responsibility for hall in the absence of the Hall Director. The HD or AHD must stay in the building in accordance with the area coverage model.
- Assists in the development and execution of hall procedures and goals.
- Assists in preparing for and conducting staff meetings with RA’s. Schedules, plans, and facilitates monthly Office Assistant meeting.
- Provides direct supervision of desk assistant staff, including selection, training, evaluation, and reviewing and approving employee time in Kronos.
- Obtain and schedule desk coverage for Office Assistant hours.
- Assists in the recruiting, training, supervision, and evaluation of Resident Assistants.
- Serves as an advisor and resource to the Hall Association to assist them with the planning of community, academic, and personal development programs.
- Works with the Hall Director and Resident Assistants in the initiation and evaluation of community, academic, and personal development programs.
- Supports and enforces all university and departmental policies and regulations.
- Works collaboratively with the Hall Director, Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards, and the University Police to carry out university judicial procedures.
- Initiates and secures search authorizations and conducts room searches as required.
- Attends and actively participates in departmental and committee meetings.
- Works in cooperation with other Head Staff to provide 24-hour on-call Area Coverage and is available to work in halls that remain open during university breaks.
- Co-instruct one session of the Resident Assistant Training class in the spring semester.
- Monthly stipend $1,325/month
- On-campus housing and a meal plan is provided. This is a live-on/live-in position, living on campus in provided housing is required.
- Your tuition is waived and graduate student health insurance is provided as part of your Graduate Assistantship.
- Fall 2021 to Spring 2022