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Graduate Assistant, Outreach & Initiatives

Office of the Dean of Students

Number of Vacancies: 1

Department Website: dos.utk.edu

Department Mission Statement: The Office of the Dean of Students is dedicated to cultivating an inclusive learning community for students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. We value leadership and service, mattering and belonging, and compassionate care as essential themes of the student experience.

Through a holistic approach, our departments work to accomplish our mission through transformative experiences, events, and initiatives that complement the mission, vision, and values of the University and the Division of Student Life

Job Requirements/Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of basic computer hardware and software, including but not limited to Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Office (including Outlook), Windows, iOS, and Canva
  • Superior collaboration, organizational, and communication skills, both oral and written
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently on assigned projects
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the Office of the Dean of Students (DOS) mission of compassionate care, leadership & service, mattering & belonging for all students
  • Social media and basic graphic design experience are beneficial but not required
  • Professional experience working directly on many projects and initiatives

Responsibilities and Tasks

Outreach & Initiatives

  • Collaborate with the DOS professional staff on DOS initiatives, including but not limited to Big Orange Meal Share, Kicks and Convos, Lunch Hours, Rocky Top Roundtable, RockyTopics, Smokey’s Sofa, UT to West TN trips, and many others
  • Create and oversee social media initiatives, update the Office of the Dean of website, and maintain an effective online presence
  • Develop, recruit, train, and supervise the Rocky Top Roundtable Advisory Council to present and educate the campus community on initiatives, and issues pertinent to the work of the Office of the DOS and create involvement opportunities for the ambassadors to engage with the office initiatives and programs
  • Review applications for Big Orange Meal Share; allocate meals for students in need; work with UT Dining to apply meals to students’ accounts; develop and oversee a marketing plan for donations and overall awareness
  • Coordinate and schedule online requests for presentations by campus departments and student organizations related to the function, programs, and services of the Office of the Dean of Students

Student Government Association/ First-Year Leadership Council

  • Collaborate with the DOS professional staff on DOS initiatives, including but not limited to Big Orange Meal Share, Kicks and Convos, Lunch Hours, Rocky Top Roundtable, RockyTopics, Smokey’s Sofa, UT to West TN trips, and many others
  • Create and oversee social media initiatives, update the Office of the Dean of website, and maintain an effective online presence
  • Develop, recruit, train, and supervise the Rocky Top Roundtable Advisory Council to present and educate the campus community on initiatives, and issues pertinent to the work of the Office of the DOS and create involvement opportunities for the ambassadors to engage with the office initiatives and programs
  • Review applications for Big Orange Meal Share; allocate meals for students in need; work with UT Dining to apply meals to students’ accounts; develop and oversee a marketing plan for donations and overall awareness
  • Coordinate and schedule online requests for presentations by campus departments and student organizations related to the function, programs, and services of the Office of the Dean of Students

Social Media

  • Assist with print and social media-based publications distributed by DOS
  • Create graphics and forms for websites/department publications
  • Assist with administrative and information review, including but not limited to drafting official correspondence, researching policy, and benchmarking best practices
  • Collaborate with the Graduate Assistant for Family Engagement to maintain an active social media presence.
  • Upload and archive data on the web server

General Duties

  • Serve as a member of the DOS staff and meet regularly with other members of the Office of the Dean of Students staff
  • Greet and answer questions from students and visitors of DOS
  • Respond appropriately to student and parent concerns
  • Meet with students as needed
  • Attend meetings, events, and programs supported by DOS, including serving on university and divisional committees
  • All other duties as assigned

Salary/Benefits

  • Tuition waiver (in and/or out of state), a monthly stipend of $1,325, and student health insurance are provided
  • Professional experience working directly on many projects and initiatives

Term

  • This is a 12-month at-will appointment for fall 2022
  • This position requires twenty (20) hours a week, during which the Graduate Assistant will work in the Office of the Dean of Students (Student Union).
  • The Graduate Assistant may be able to perform some of their duties off-site, but a visible presence in the office is generally required. The Graduate Assistant will generally be able to determine their own work schedule (between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday) as long as their work meets the twenty-hour requirement.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will remain open until the position has been filled. To apply, please email a resume to Dr. Joe Pierce (jpierce3@utk.edu) and Lindsay Davis (lindsay@utk.edu).