Administrative Specialist I - Vice Chancellor Diversity & Engagement

Knoxville, TN
Feb 17, 2021
Executive Administration Jobs
Vice Presidents
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Administrative Specialist I - Vice Chancellor Diversity & Engagement

Regular Fulltime, Pay Range MR04

This position provides a key support role in a fast-paced environment for the general support of the Division of Diversity and Engagement (DDE). This professional works directly with the DDE's programs, activities, and events. This professional assists with providing information and guidance to students, faculty, staff, or community members who might have general questions or be attending DDE programs and events. 

Reporting directly to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Engagement and the Executive Director for Diversity and Engagement, this position provides high-level administrative support, acts as the first point of contact for both OCEO and initiatives related to diversity assessment, schedules events in Ad Astra, oversees registration processes, assists with program materials, and assists with effective modes on communication for internal UT groups/units and external partnerships. They will also manage the office's communications by assisting with  presentation, maintaining and updating websites where needed, and generating reports. 

Job Functions/Responsibilities:

Administrative Support
Maintains calendar, coordinates and supports travel for Assistant Vice Chancellor (AVC) and the Executive Director (ED). Provides front-desk services, greeting guests and answering questions from faculty, staff, students, and other visitors to the unit. Updates and maintains departmental mailing list and organizes mailings for major events and serves as one of the Division's parking liaisons. Provides training to work study students and UT student assistants who provide assistance at the front desk. Assists with the formatting and generation of reports and with gathering information when requested. Generates presentations and data analytics as requested. Generates letters for the AVC and ED. Sends communications to faculty, staff, students, and community partners.  Other duties as assigned.

Event Scheduling
Maintains the AVC and ED's calendars and registration processes related to events, including but not limited to information on DDE initiatives, seminars, workshops, and events. Books facilities for meetings, order food and beverages for meetings and events, on campus and in the community. Communicates with schools, nonprofits, and other entities for the planning of campus and on-site activities and other initiatives.  This position will assist with coordination of all aspects of DDE programs including program advertising, application processes, coordination of housing for pre-college programs, and meals. This position monitors other campus-wide events to seek ways to collaborate and partner and avoid overlaps. The position will submit scheduling requests in Ad Astra. Provides scheduling information to faculty, staff, and students who are interested in diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. Ensures that DDE events are submitted to the campus events website for public viewing.

Student, Faculty, and Staff Support
Acts as first contact for students with questions related to assessment and accountability initiatives, as well as community engagement and outreach. Facilitates visits and meetings with campus offices and partners by providing directions and ensuring they are greeted upon arrival. Assists with program materials for workshops and events, making copies as needed, creating name badges, and other tasks. 

Community Support
Assists with establishing effective modes of communication about ongoing engagement, outreach, diversity and inclusion initiatives with such constituents as alumni, Community Advisory Boards, external partners, and others. 

Data and Tracking
Works with AVC and ED to develop a method for tracking student, faculty, staff, and external partners' participation in DDE programs. 


High school diplom or GED required.

Required level/ype of experience:

• Minimum three years of relevant experience with high school degree
• Experience functioning in a dynamic environment required

Preferred level/type of experience:

 •  Knowledge/experience working with college faculty, staff, students, and  community-based organizations 

Preferred knowledge, skills, and abilities:

•  Knowledge and experience working with college faculty, staff, and students
• Experience and knowledge of working with community-based organizations 
• Some familiarity with diversity, equity, and inclusion terminology
• Experience and knowledge of working with diverse populations


• Ability to multi-task and work independently in a dynamic environment 
• Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate and interact effectively with students, faculty, staff, administrators, and community members
• Excellent grammar and proofreading skills
• Excellent organizational and problem solving skills
• Experience in dealing with a wide-range of people in a polite and professional manner
• Knowledge and use of databases, proficient with Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, and Adobe Acrobat 
• Detailed oriented
• Ability to maintain confidentiality 
• Capable of working individually and in a team environment
• High level of personal initiative

Job: Other Admin Asst/Secr/Clerical
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-Knoxville
Organization: Vice Chancellor Diversity & Engagement
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Feb 16, 2021, 1:03:57 AM

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