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LLC Graduate Assistant

University Housing

Number of Vacancies:  1

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Department Mission Statement: Our mission is to foster positive, student-centered residential communities supporting the academic mission of the university. We provide a defining experience for students through programs and amenities that facilitate individual learning and development. University Housing’s value and services enhance the overall university student experience.

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

  • The LLC GA will have previous residence hall living experience, or other student affairs leadership experience.
  • The GA should be admitted into and be making positive progress toward a graduate or professional program at the University of Tennessee and enrolled in no more than 12 credit hours.
  • Graduate students are not permitted to be placed as Gas if student teaching and/or co-ops/internships require a staff member to be off-site for more than 2 days/4half-days/or 16 hours a week during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 9:00 am-5:00 pm.
  • Graduate students are not permitted to be placed as GAs if they are working toward the following academic degrees: Master of Business Administration, Law, School Counseling, Master of Education Teaching, Social Work, Audiology, or Speech Pathology.

Responsibilities and Tasks:

The LLC Graduate Assistant will be responsible for the following duties, completing at least 20 hours per week in direct job-related functions.


  • Assist in the planning and coordination of LLC move-in/welcome events.
  • Recruit, select, and advise LLC Advisory Council (LLCAC) Ambassadors.
  • Lead LLCAC meetings/plan leadership development activities for Ambassadors. At least one meeting/leadership development activity should be held per month.
  • Coordinate LLCAC subcommittees and advise subcommittees based on purpose.
  • Assist Ambassadors in planning and executing programs offered across all LLCs.
  • Collaborate with Coordinator to execute programs planned for LLCs that require additional staff support beyond what may be offered by residence hall and partnering unit.


  • Manage the Living & Learning Community programming budget(s). This includes processing reimbursements, processing fund requests, and coordinating relevant subcommittees to approve fund requests when applicable.
  • Reconcile budgets for individual LLCs and Academic Initiatives related to LLCs and update budget spreadsheets on a weekly basis.
  • Ensure all budget records relating to the LLCs are complete and accurate.
  • Communicate regularly and effectively with bookkeepers/accountants.
  • Ensure LLC expenditure compliance with University fiscal policy


  • Serve as a representative of Academic Initiatives and liaison to academic departments/student life offices/administrative departments.
  • Manage LLC media/publications which include social media accounts, an LLC email account, and any other new initiatives from the department.


  • Schedule and maintain at least 15 office hours per week.
  • Complete weekly one-on-one meetings with COORDINATOR.
  • Actively attend and participate in departmental committees as required.
  • Assist in the training and development of LLC RAs/LLC Peer Mentors.
  • Assist in recruitment of LLC students and make presence at recruitment events.
  • Serve as a secondary contact for marketing, enrollment, and registration process for the LLC program.
  • Assist with assessment efforts and data-driven approaches to improving the quality of life for LLC students.
  • Field questions relating to LLCs from campus partners and others.

Incident Response, As Needed

  • Serve on the Residence Life area coverage duty rotation to provide 24-hour on-call support service within the residence halls.
  • Support and enforce all university and departmental policies and regulations.
  • Be knowledgeable about appropriate policies, procedures, and protocols relating to incident and crisis response.
  • Collaborate with University Housing staff, Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards, University Police, and other stakeholders as needed


  • Monthly stipend $1,325 (amount subject to change)
  • On-campus housing and a meal plan is provided. This is a live-on/live-in position, living on campus in provided housing is required.
  • Your tuition is waived and graduate student health insurance is provided as part of your Graduate Assistantship.


  • Fall 2021 to Spring 2022