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New Student Orientation Graduate Assistant

New Student Orientation

Number of Vacancies:  1

Department Website:

Department Mission Statement: To introduce and connect all new undergraduate students to the University of Tennessee through student, staff, and faculty-led academic and social programming, both on-campus and online, in order to prepare them for their Volunteer experience.

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Required
    • Enrolled in UTK CSP program or related program
    • Strong writing skills
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
    • Positive attitude and desire to provide exceptional customer service
    • Attention to detail and ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Preferred:
    • Experience managing website content
    • Experience in student leadership, orientation, welcome week, or student activities

Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Program Planning and Implementation:
    • Assist with the planning and execution of Big Orange Welcome, UT’s 6-week welcome period (fall and spring) under the supervision of the Assistant Director
    • Attend Orientation Advisory Committee meetings
    • Assist in implementation and staffing at Big Orange Welcome
  • Communications, Marketing, and Technology:
  • Research and Assessment:
    • Analyze assessment results, report recommendations, and make appropriate programmatic changes
    • Research best practices in related programming areas
  • General:
    • Attend professional development seminars, office planning sessions, support division-wide meetings, and activities, and research current trends and best practices related to the mission of the office
    • Field parent, family, and student phone calls, emails, and social media messages
    • All other duties as assigned, such as support of student recruitment, selection, and training


    • $1,325/month
    • Tuition waiver
    • Graduate health fee


    • Start: June 1, 2021
    • 12-month appointment
    • Renewable for an additional year