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Available Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in employment at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville! All available Student Life positions will be posted on the UT Human Resources website.

Aquatics And Safety Coordinator, RecSports

Reporting to the Assistant Director, this position manages all aspects of the Aquatics program, department-wide safety practices/protocols, and oversees the Student Aquatic Center staff and assists in managing departmental risk management protocols/plans. Responsibilities include:

  • Provides direction, training, oversight, and scheduling the Student Aquatic Center staff.
  • Plan, schedule and document all employee lifeguard training.
  • Plan, schedule, and document programs that include Learn-to-Swim, Lifeguarding, CPR, and Water Safety Instructor.
  • Ensure department, university and local policies and standards are met for aquatic environments.

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Assistant Director, RecSports

Reporting to the director this position supervises two to three program areas along with supporting department and divisional efforts. Responsibilities include:

  • Provides direction, supervision, and general management for two full-time professionals dedicated to Aquatics/Safety and Outdoor Pursuits.
  • Serves as a key member of the Director’s senior leadership team assisting with developing department goals, objectives, and initiatives.
  • Maintains and schedules the Student Aquatic Center, Outdoor Center, and Climbing Wall for internal programs and outside user-groups.

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Assistant Director, Jones Center for Leadership and Service

The Assistant Director will serve as the primary liaison and consultant for the Division of Student Life Signature Program, Ignite, a multifaceted leadership and service experience for incoming students. Assist with oversight and management of the department, and support the development and implementation of internal and external opportunities that enhance the academic and co-curricular experience of all graduate and undergraduate students while supporting the overall mission of the Jones Center for Leadership and Service, the Division of Student Life, and the University of Tennessee. Responsible for supervising professional staff, graduate assistants, and student staff as well as programmatic and training curriculum development, risk management, budget, assessment, and outreach.

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Leadership & Service Educational Specialist, Jones Center for Leadership and Service

The Leadership & Service Educational Specialist oversees the development and expansion of signature leadership and service initiatives while supporting the overall mission of the Jones Center for Leadership and Service, the Division of Student Life, and the University of Tennessee. Responsible for creating internal and external opportunities that enhance the academic and co-curricular experience of all graduate and undergraduate students. Responsibilities include to develop, deliver, assess, and improve leadership and service education, development, and training, while advancing the Division of Student Life’s mission to provide opportunities for students to learn, lead, and serve.

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Certified Nursing Assistant

The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), under the supervision of the Nursing Supervisor of the Student Health Center, performs phlebotomy and routine CLIA-waived tests for the SHC Laboratory, a moderate-complexity Physician’s office laboratory. The CNA assists with laboratory sample preparation for on-site medical technologists or for transport to a reference laboratory, files reports for communicable diseases, and assists with start-up lab procedures daily. The CNA assists as needed with obtaining 12 lead EKGs. Additionally, the CNA assists with patient care as requested by performing initial patient assessments and obtaining vital signs. The position requires the CNA to assist with cleaning patient exam rooms, entering patient information into the electronic medical record, handling medical documentation, and referral information for patients, and making follow-up and referral appointments as needed.

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Accommodations Coordinator, Student Disabilities Services

Reporting to the Assistant Director for Accommodations, the Accommodations Coordinator engages students with disabilities in an interactive process to develop accommodation plans, provide support for a caseload of students, refer students to appropriate campus resources, and provide education and training to campus and community partners.

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Staff Psychologist (Hiring Multiple Positions), Student Counseling Center

The staff psychologist position performs all functions of a campus comprehensive counseling center team member. The staff clinical psychologist provides brief assessment, crisis intervention, and traditional forms of psychotherapy (individual, groups, couples) while also engaging with the campus community via outreach and consultation services with faculty, staff, students, and families around mental health concerns. Psychologists in the center also provide training/supervision for master’s and doctoral level students in mental health professions, and advanced clinical training/supervision for interns in the center’s internship in psychology.

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Coordinator, Student Conduct & Community Standards

Reporting to the Assistant Director for Student Organization Misconduct, the primary duties of the coordinator for Student Conduct & Community Standards include but are not limited to:

  • Investigate and adjudicate student & student organization Code violations
  • Hold follow up and probation meetings with students
  • Supervise graduate assistant(s)
  • Supervise practicum student(s)
  • Assist with the selection and training of graduate assistant staff and practicum students
  • Coordinate, develop, and present trainings for Student Conduct Board faculty, staff, & student members

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Assistant Director of Crisis and Intake Services, Center for Care & Resilience (CCR)

The Assistant Director of Crisis and Intake Services provides administrative and clinical staff supervision and oversight of the day-to-day operations of mental health crisis and intake services. Additionally, the position assists the Director with the leadership, management, and strategic direction of the crisis and intake services, particularly establishment of policies, procedures, goals, initiatives, methods of assessment, and strategic plan related to the provision of clinical services.

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Special Projects Coordinator, University Housing

The special projects coordinator will manage high-priority projects and initiatives for University Housing. The special projects coordinator will also assist with improving the operational effectiveness of the department. Primary responsibilities include managing high-priority projects and initiatives, being knowledgeable about and being able to manage or assist with aspects of operational effectiveness when necessary including the oversight of planning, analysis and the implementation/execution of tasks that support programs, personnel, services, facilities, and internal and external constituents.

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Clinical Informatics Specialist

The Clinical Informatics Specialist works with the SHC staff to assist with the use, maintenance, and upkeep of computer hardware, software, and data systems. They also act as a mediator between the SHC clinical staff and informatics staff of the division and university and serve as the first-line resource to assist with health center-specific IT hardware and software systems.

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Hall Director (Multiple Positions), University Housing

The Department of University Housing within the Division of Student Life invites applications for the position of Hall Director. The Hall Director position is a member of the residence life team and provides direction and oversight for the residential community in their building(s). The Hall Director is responsible for developing and administering a comprehensive residence life program focused on community development and student contact in residence halls housing between 517 and 1,084 predominately undergraduate students. Other responsibilities include:

  • Serve as the catalyst for student contact and development in the community and are designated as front-line staff members for staff supervision and development, student discipline, program development, on-call crisis protocol and facility management.
  • Provide support to students experiencing academic challenges, mental health concerns, roommate conflicts, and personal concerns.
  • Responsible for the selection, training, evaluation, and development of Graduate Assistant(s), Resident Assistants, and Office Assistants.
  • Foster residence hall community through direct contact with residents through routine daily interactions is expected.
  • Instruct a section of the Resident Assistant Training Course each spring semester as a part of the RA Selection process.
  • Maintain a strong relationship with administrative services, housing services, and finance units within University Housing.

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Housing Assignments Coordinator, University Housing

Reporting to the Assistant Director for Assignments and Accommodations, this position provides broad leadership and independent decision-making in assigning/modifying assignments, managing special population housing allocations, and releasing contracted spaces. The Housing Assignments Coordinator engages with current and incoming students/families and with special population stakeholders within the University. Additionally, the position evaluates data and ensures that all students are billed accurately, assesses student room change patterns, contract attrition, and longitudinal migration, preparing reports and recommendations for leadership team. Finally, the position identifies and corrects problems or issues with assignment procedures and makes recommendations for process modifications.

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