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Coordinator I - HCB Diversity & Community Relations

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

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Coordinator of Outreach Pre-Collegiate Programs

Regular Full-time, Market Range 07

The University of Tennessee’s Haslam College of Business (HCB) invites nominations and applications for Coordinator of Pre-Collegiate Programs in the Office Diversity and Community Relations. This individual will coordinate recruitment activities in partnership with the admissions office to attract diverse students into the Haslam College. They will also be responsible for the leading several summer programs for high school students. Finally, they will coordinate the college’s outreach efforts, specifically to underrepresented and underserved populations. The college creates a diverse community by fostering a climate supportive of respect, social justice and broad participation.  These efforts support our teaching, research, and outreach mission. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is the work location and is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.

Pay Grade: salary will be commensurate with experience and expectations.

Responsibilities.  Successful candidates must be able to:


  • Build partnerships with school districts and personnel to build pipelines into the Haslam College.
  • Coordinate our involvement with local nonprofit youth serving organizations. 
  • Coordinate the college’s involvement with yield events (JUMP, Sneak Peek, Open houses, etc).
  • Coordinate various summer pre-collegiate/access programs (AIM, BETS, GATE, WEB, ECAP).
  • Directs departmental operations and budgets, strategic planning, policy and procedure development and supervises staff for summer programs.
  • Serve as a liaison with Undergraduate Programs, Admissions, Financial Aid, and Residence Life.
  • Serve as the assessment coordinator for diversity programs.

This person is also responsible for the recruitment of students of color and those from underrepresented populations.  He/she travels to high schools as a part of the TACRAO (Tennessee Associate of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers) and the National Scholarship Services.

This person serves in some community relations roles, including coordinating the office’s involvement with Project Grad Knoxville and Knoxville Area Urban League National Achievers Society, TENSE Summit, Freedom Schools, etc. They are also responsible for the development and maintenance of the college’s diversity website and email accounts. 

NOTE: Position will require extensive travel during peak recruitment seasons.  

Minimum Qualifications:  Required qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree and 3-4 years of professional experience in diversity and inclusiveness programs. Candidates MUST have experience with pre-college recruitment, admissions, staff supervision, budgetary management and program coordination.

Preferred Qualifications:  Strong Preference will be given to candidates with and an advanced degree and 3 years of professional experience with diversity and/or multicultural initiatives in higher education, pre-college recruitment, admissions, staff supervision, budgetary management and program coordination. Other ideal characteristics include the ability to build consensus and relate effectively to a wide variety of people, the ability to work with colleagues to implement a strategic plan based on a shared vision, a collaborative leadership style, excellent organizational and managerial skills, strong written and verbal communication skills and a demonstrated ability to develop and deliver programs and presentations.


For more information, visit our website: For questions, contact Clarence Vaughn, Director, Office of Diversity and Community Relations ([email protected]). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.  All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

Job: Student Services
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Hcb Diversity & Community Relations
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jun 29, 2021, 7:59:42 AM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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