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This position has been filled for the 2016-2017 Academic Year

Start Date August 1, 2016

Position Title:   Graduate Teaching Assistant

Location: Pride Center, Office for Diversity & Inclusion

 

Mission:

The Pride Center works to provide a safe and welcoming environment for UT’s diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual communities and their allies.

 

Summary of Position:

The Graduate Teaching Assistant is responsible for assisting with the coordination, implementation, and assessment of student engagement activities, center programming, and education initiatives. Applicants must have a solid understanding of issues related to LGBTQIA communities and a strong commitment to the study of social justice, diversity, inclusion, and intersectionality. Students from any program, department, or college may apply.

Responsibilities May Include

Programming & Advising:

  • Oversee and advise the Ambassador Program
  • Supervise ambassador recruitment, interviewing, selection, training, and evaluation processes
  • Create and update ambassador manual and forms
  • Partner with campus organizations, departments, businesses, and community groups
  • Plan, organize, lead and facilitate programs and events
  • Co-teach FYS 129 course with Director

Campus Education:

  • Teach Safe Zone workshops
  • Prepare curriculum and presentations
  • Analyze and create reports of pre- and post-workshop evaluations
  • Coordinate training requests

Center Operations:

  • Train new student assistants and oversee schedules
  • Maintain websites, social media, and create weekly e-newsletters
  • Staff desk, maintain facilities, attend meetings with director/department

Assessment & Research:

  • Research best practices of LGBTQIA services in higher education
  • Assess programs and prepare semester/annual reports
  • Provide input into center goals and strategic planning

 

Salary/Benefits:

  • Tuition Waiver (student fees not included)
  • Monthly Stipend, $1100/month, $9900 annual
  • Graduate Student Health Insurance
  • 20 Hours per week; 9 Month Appointment; At will position
  • Must be a full time graduate student seeking an advanced degree
  • Renewable based on performance

 

Provide a resume and cover letter as email attachments and include your last name and “Graduate Assistant” in the subject line to pridecenter@utk.edu

 

 

Student Assistants must:

-be enrolled UT undergraduate students at least half time (6 hours)

-have Federal Work Study (check at One Stop or utfws@utk.edu)

-hold a GPA of 2.5 or higher

-carry a minimum of six (6) credit hours during employment

-work an average of 12-15 hours per week

 

Student Assistant Responsibilities:

– Staff the Pride Center

– Provide appropriate information and referrals

– Assist with paperwork and data entry

– Represent the Center at events

– Welcome visitors and answer the phone

– Compile information from the Internet

– Attend bi-weekly staff meetings

 

Applicants should:

-be self-motivated, dependable, and mature

-possess good customer service and communication skills

-have enthusiasm for the mission of the Pride Center

-be able to take initiative and work independently without supervision

-work well as part of a team

-be educated on and have a commitment to issues related to LGBTQIA, social justice, intersectionality, diversity, inclusion, & allyship

-be able to interact with people of varying backgrounds and identities

-have the ability to convey complicated and/or controversial information in a respectful and clear manner
-demonstrate commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment

 

If you are interested, please fill out this form and we will contact you for an interview.

 

Student Assistant FAQs:

– Pay is bi-weekly by electronic deposit on Fridays

– Pay rate is $7.25, minimum wage

– A license, social security card, and voided check is needed to set up payroll

– Bring documents to Student Services Building, Room 116 (in Circle Park)

The Pride Center has hosted several practicum students from various departments around campus. If you are interested in a practicum at the center, please contact the director at pridecenter@utk.edu to set up an appointment to discuss potential projects.

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