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Center for Student Engagement GRA Position

The Center for Student Engagement (CSE) creates inclusive and innovative opportunities for students to build connections and create community through meaningful involvement, personal development, and co-curricular learning to enhance their Volunteer experience. The CSE staff serve in an advisory capacity over the Campus Events Board, which plans and implements 80-100 campus events per year, as well as provides support for registered student organizations (450+). This role will primarily be involved in executing events for students and advising a student programming committee. The position will report to the Coordinator for Student Engagement.

Responsibilities and Tasks

The responsibilities and tasks for this position include:

  • advising a programming committee of the Campus Events Board to execute campus events for students (approximately 30-40 students on a programming committee and about 8-10 events per semester)
  • overseeing a Student Programs and Services Fee (SPSF) budget account of
    approximately $175,000 and fulfilling contractual/rider requirements for all speakers, performers, and/or event
  • responsibility for advising student leaders on coordinating weekly meetings (1-on-1’s, executive board, and general body), maintaining and motivating members, and coordinating advertising and publicity efforts for various events planned throughout the year
  • assisting with supporting events to support building community and well-being
    responsibility for attending and assisting with planning Campus Events Board retreats for both CEB leadership and Committee members
  • serving as part of the Center for Student Engagement team by assisting at various “all-hands-on-deck” events, such as Homecoming and Volapalooza

Job Requirements/Qualifications

All successful candidates must:

  • have demonstrated successful and significant involvement in comparable leadership experiences; candidates should possess the maturity, leadership and personal qualities that will promote success in the profession;
  • be able to relate well to people in a college environment, possess an impeccable work ethic, have a positive attitude, be organized and have excellent communication skills, and maintain appropriate professionalism with students.

Compensation

Position will be responsible for working 20 hours per week. The position will provide a full tuition waiver, monthly stipend of approximately $1,500, and optional health insurance. Position involves occasional night and weekend work.

Application Procedure

Submit your resume to Dianna Foulke (dfoulke@utk.edu). The position is a 1-year
appointment. There is opportunity for an additional second year based on performance. Interviews will occur on a rotating basis. The deadline to submit an application is July 15, 2022.