Coordinator, Office of Multicultural Student Life
Pay Grade 39
The Division of Student Life at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville invites applications and nominations for the position of Coordinator in the Office of Multicultural Student Life. This is an exempt, 12 month, full-time, non-tenure track staff position.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the state's flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. Enrolling 27,000 students, the campus is located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and beautiful East Tennessee. As a land-grant university, it is committed to excellence in learning, scholarship, and engagement. In all its activities, the university aims to advance the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate society. The university values intellectual curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity.
The Division of Student Life is comprised of over 400 staff that serve our students through 19 departments and functions. Staff are actively engaged in the lives of our students, living and learning with them in our residence halls, student union, and other campus environments. The Division seeks candidates willing to engage, challenge, and support our students through intentional programs, services and resources. In addition, we seek colleagues that are committed to teamwork and have a palpable passion for working with and serving all students.
Multicultural Student Life contributes to an inclusive learning environment by enhancing institutional efforts in retaining and graduating students prepared for a diverse global society. We promote the academic success, equality, and leadership development of students through programs and services that holistically address cultural, educational, and civic growth.
Reporting to the Office of Multicultural Student Life/Dean of Students Office, the Coordinator is responsible for large-scale cultural programming for the campus community. This position will work closely with multiple student organizations and coordinate programs and services that positively impact student engagement and success.
The Coordinator will directly advise one of the largest programming boards on campus, the Black Cultural Programming Committee, including assisting students in the planning, production, and assessment of programs, and negotiating contractual offers with agents. In addition, the Coordinator will organize annual conferences and celebrations, and develop initiatives geared towards supporting and expanding programs and services for underrepresented student populations. The Coordinator will serve as a resource for students, the Office of Multicultural Student Life, and assist with Division of Student Life events, programs and committees. The Coordinator will also serve the University of Tennessee on various committees and off campus by participation in professional associations.