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Office of Sorority & Fraternity Life Graduate Assistantship

Number of Vacancies:  2

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:

  • Provide advising and support for the officers within the 4 umbrella Councils: Interfraternity Council (IFC), Multicultural Greek Council (MFC), National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), and Panhellenic Council (NPC).
  • Assist in the promotion, recruitment, selection, and training of Council leadership.
  • 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.
  • Assist with the advising and facilitation of major program and activities of the community, including recruitment/intake, leadership retreats, new/member development and education.
  • 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.
  • Conduct two fire drills per semester for on-campus houses and follow-up as required with maintenance requests.
  • Participate in training seminars for House Directors.
  • Opportunity to serve as an advisor to Order of Omega Greek Honor Society.
  • 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.

Salary/Benefits:

  • Tuition Waiver (In-State or Out-of-State) plus $1,300/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

Division of Student Life