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Sorority & Fraternity Life Graduate Assistant

Office of Sorority & Fraternity Life


Number of Vacancies:  4

Department Website: gogreek.utk.edu

Department Mission Statement: The Mission of the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life is to support a premier sorority and fraternity experience by providing educational opportunities, fostering collaborative relationships, and empowering students to uphold a mentality of ethical leadership and citizenship.

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Enrolled in graduate school at the University of Tennessee (preference is given to students pursuing a career in higher education/student affairs)
  • Evidence of strong communication, collaboration, and organizational skills
  • Desire to learn and develop as a professional
  • Committed to student empowerment and educational development of students
  • Basic knowledge of the sorority/fraternity community and a demonstrated commitment to the fraternal movement
  • Desire to work in a team environment
  • Experience with creative programming/event planning
  • Desire to build community, demonstrated commitment to diversity, and commitment to create positive change
  • Ability to take initiative and work on assigned projects
  • Commitment to the OSFL mission, vision, and values
  • Greek affiliation is preferred but not required

Responsibilities and Tasks:

General Responsibilities and Tasks (expected of all graduate assistants):

  • Identify and support targeted areas of interest within the Office of Sorority & Fraternity Life, such as assessment, programming, philanthropy, community service, etc.
  • Present programs for retreats and student organizations as needed
  • Assist with tracking of student involvement in sororities and fraternities, student residence contracts, meal plans, etc.
  • Assist as needed with overall programming and staffing within the office
  • Maintain a professional work environment at all times, including office hours, appropriate attire, professional conduct with students and staff
  • Attend and serve on various University committees
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Specific Responsibilities and Tasks:

National Pan-Hellenic Council & Multicultural Greek Council Graduate Assistant

  • Assist with the advising and facilitation of major program and activities of the NPHC & MGC communities, including recruitment/intake, leadership retreats, new/member development, and education
  • The NPHC and MGC graduate assistant will have the opportunity to serve as an advisor to Order of Omega Greek Honor Society

Health and Wellness Graduate Assistant

  • Assist with the advising and facilitation of major program and activities of the community-at-large, including recruitment/intake, leadership retreats, new/member development, and education
  • Assist in the planning and execution of the Health and Safety Summit
  • Serve on the university-wide hazing prevention committee
  • Oversee office marketing and social media
  • Opportunity to serve as a co-instructor for a Leadership Education Course, as part of the Leadership Studies Minor for either the Greek Leadership class or the Recruitment Counselor Education class

Panhellenic Council Graduate Assistant (potential live-in position)

  • Assist with the advising and facilitation of major program and activities of the NPC community, including recruitment/intake, leadership retreats, new/member development, and education
  • Participate in training seminars for House Directors
  • Conduct two fire drills per semester for on-campus houses and follow-up as required with maintenance requests
  • Assist with sorority village housing management

Interfraternity Council (potential live-in position)

  • Assist with the advising and facilitation of major program and activities of the IFC community, including recruitment/intake, leadership retreats, new/member development and education
  • Participate in training seminars for House Directors
  • Conduct two fire drills per semester for on-campus houses and follow-up as required with maintenance requests
  • Assist with fraternity park housing management

Salary/Benefits:

  • Tuition Waiver (In-State or Out-of-State) plus $1,325/month stipend
  • Student Health Insurance
  • Opportunity to travel with undergraduate students for regional and/or national conferences and retreats, or other professional development opportunities as approved by supervisor

Term:

  • 20 hours per week
  • 10-month appointment