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GA Position in Center for Student Engagement

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 140+ campus events per year, provides support for registered student organizations (450+), and supports All Campus Events (ACE). 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 Programming.

Responsibilities and Tasks

This position will have the following responsibilities:

  • advise a programming committee of the Campus Events Board to execute campus events for students. There are approximately 30-40 students on a programming committee and about 8-10 events per semester
  • oversee the social media efforts of the Center for Student Engagement, including but not limited to Instagram Stories, Posts, and Reels
  • serve on the Center for Student Engagement Marketing and Communications committee
  • oversee a Student Programs and Services Fee (SPSF) budget account of approximately $150,000 and fulfilling contractual/rider requirements for all speakers, performers, and/or event.
  • be responsible 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
  • assist with supporting events to support building community and well-being
  • be responsible for attending and assisting with planning Campus Events Board retreats for both CEB leadership and Committee members
  • serve as part of the Center for Student Engagement team assisting at various “all-handson-deck” events, such as Homecoming and Volapalooza.

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

Qualified applicants 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
  • be enrolled as a Graduate student at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville while
    serving in this position.


Position will be responsible for working 20 hours per week. The position will provide a full tuition waiver, monthly stipend of approximately $2,155 before taxes, and optional health insurance. This is a 12-month graduate assistantship. Position involves frequent night and occasional weekend work.

Application Information

  • Submit your resume and cover letter to Nick DeGuzman (
  • The position is a 1-year appointment. There is opportunity for a second-year contingent
    on performance.
  • The deadline to submit an application is November 10th at 5:00 PM.
  • The anticipated start date is January 10, 2024. This date is flexible; however, we would request the successful candidate to start prior to the Spring 2024 semester to allow for training.


  • October 25—Application Opens
  • November 10—Application Closes
  • November 13–17—First Round Interviews
  • November 27–30—Second Round Interviews (if necessary)
  • December 6—Process Update (tentative)
  • January 10—Start Date (tentative)