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Leadership and Community Partnerships GTA

Jones Center for Leadership & Service

Number of Vacancies:  1

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Department Mission Statement: The mission of the Jones Center for Leadership and Service is to educate and engage all students to lead and serve the global community.

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

Jones Center Ambassadors

  • JCAs are a group of leadership and service educators dedicated to serving the campus and community as a resource group to connect fellow students to leadership and service experiences. They present programs, plan and facilitate service experiences, and strive to serve community needs through education, service & reflection.
  • Advise the recruitment, selection, training, and development of the JCAs, including coordinating and attending weekly meetings, events, and service opportunities
  • Co-instruct one section of ELPS 350, JCA training course
  • Assist the JCAs in the development of leadership and service presentations/workshops to be presented across campus and in the Knoxville community and attend programs and provide feedback as needed
  • Coordinate the scheduling and assignment of all JCA programs and service opportunities
  • Oversee all JCA resource development and online tools and databases
  • Oversee JCA marketing and public relations to the campus and community and initiate contacts to develop programs and service experiences
  • Coordinate all assessment associated with the JCA program
  • Oversee the recruitment, selection & training of the JCA Student Director
  • Co-supervise the Student Director

Days of Service and Community Partners

  • Advise all monthly student service experiences known at VOLServe, including communicating with service sites, recruiting participants and training leaders on facilitating participant learning and reflection
  • Serve on a committee to organize and implement the largest service event of the year in honor of MLK Jr.
  • Facilitate communication (in person and via email) with local Community Partners to ensure the missions of both the CLS and their agencies are being fulfilled

Additional opportunities

  • Have the option of attending a VOLbreaks Alternative Break experience as a learning partner.
  • Have the option of serving as an Ignite Facilitator.
  • Assist in developing and managing budgets for specific programs.
  • Assist with program and student assessment and evaluation.
  • Explore new programming initiatives in the areas of leadership & service.
  • Work collaboratively with other campus entities to provide educational opportunities for students.
  • Assist with JCLS programs, courses, and student recruitment
  • Present programs for student groups and community agencies as needed.
  • Assist with the university, divisional, and community events as a representative of JCLS.
  • Assist with staffing and supervision of space and students in the Jones Center for Leadership & Service.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Enrolled in graduate school at the University of Tennessee. Preference is given to students pursuing a career in higher education/student affairs.
  • A commitment to the educational development of undergraduate students.
  • Evidence of strong communication, collaboration, and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and a desire to work in a team environment.
  • A demonstrated commitment to community service, leadership development, service-learning, assessment, and student needs/programming.
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently on assigned projects.
  • Maintain a professional demeanor at all times, including appropriate attire, maintaining office hours, and professional conduct with staff and students.
  • Strong background in student involvement, leadership development, and/or service initiatives at the undergraduate level preferred.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the core values of the Jones Center for Leadership & Service including civility, honesty, community, integrity, compassion, inclusion, diligence, justice, learning, service, respect, support, and involvement.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the JCLS mission which is to educate and engage all students to lead and serve the global community.


  • Remuneration will include: a stipend of $15,900 per year ($1,325 per month), a full tuition waiver for each semester employed, and graduate student health insurance


  • $1,325/month
  • The appointment will officially begin in summer 2021 and is a 12-month appointment. The position involves 20 hours of work per week.