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Communications & Administrative Specialist (LDA)- The Division of Student Success

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The Division of Student Success at the University of Tennessee is seeking a communications and administrative specialist.

The communications and administrative specialist, reporting to the administrative director of Student Success, supports communications, events, programming, and administrative projects related to undergraduate student success with an emphasis on ensuring students are supported during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

The communications and administrative specialist assist with communications to current students to ensure they are aware of resources available to promote their academic, personal, and professional success.  This includes supporting communications related to Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF), Vol Success Teams, and Vols Start Back.  Also supports notifications to faculty to make them aware of student absences.  Specific activities include proofreading, organizing information in Microsoft Excel, preparing documents, sending communications, and responding to inquiries or referring them to the appropriate party.

The incumbent in this position assists with administrative tasks and developing programming to promote student success.  Programming includes events and academic activities related to HEERF, Vol Success Teams, and Vols Start Back.  Specific activities include event planning, preparing documents, organizing supplies, and general office duties.

Other duties as assigned.

This is a limited duration appointment.



Qualifications
Required skills/knowledge/abilities

  • Knowledge of best practices in communication
  • Skill with Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, and SharePoint
  • Ability to proofread documents and make suggestions
Required level of education and experience:

    Associate’s Degree plus two years of administrative or communications experience.
Preferred level of education and experience:

    Bachelor’s degree and two years of administrative or communications experience in a higher education environment.
To apply, please provide cover letter and resumé/CV to https://ut.taleo.net.    



Job: Other Admin Asst/Secr/Clerical
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Vice Provost Student Success
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Sep 13, 2021, 7:12:44 AM

Organization

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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