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Student Program Coordinator

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Student Programs Coordinator

About the Center

The Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy was established in 2003 to honor the distinguished life and legacy of Howard H. Baker Jr., a former US Senator and Ambassador. Located in a 51,000-sq. ft purpose-built facility, the Center has operations around three programmatic areas (Energy & the Environment, Global Security, and Leadership & Governance) as well as student programs, and houses the Modern Political Archives, the Master’s in Public Policy and Public Administration program, and UT’s Honors & Scholars Program.

Who We Are

We are a dynamic and close-knit team of dedicated and hardworking individuals who are devoted to research, education, and public service initiatives that address real world problems in local, state, national, and global communities. Each member of our team is a valuable contributor to achieving our mission and we work together to find innovative approaches to moving the Center forward. We are fast-moving and growing. Our work is constantly evolving to meet changing needs.

Who We Are Looking For

We are in search of a solution-finder, someone who enthusiastically embraces opportunities to address novel situations through teamwork and collaboration. We need a hardworking and flexible professional, who thrives in developing out-of-the-box approaches to addressing new challenges. We are looking for an achiever, someone who is searching for a chance to grow their skills and who is open to learning from others. We need a critical thinker who exercises good judgement and who can be relied upon and trusted to provide sound counsel to colleagues and leadership. We need a teammate who is dedicated to public service.

Student Programs Coordinator: reporting to the Executive Director of the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy (Center), this position is responsible for structuring and delivering the co-curricular content of Center programs, and for the professional mentorship of students. This position involves supporting the shared initiatives of the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Director of Policy Partnerships, and Director of Leadership & Governance. This position is solely responsible for the planning and implementation of the following programs:

Public Service and Professionalization

    Baker Ambassadors: including promotional and recruitment efforts; reviewing, interviewing, and admitting applicants; content development and revision; inviting and confirming guest speakers; and facilitating any changes needed as agreed with the Executive Director. Knox County Internship Program (KIP): including promotional and recruitment efforts; reviewing, interviewing, and admitting applicants following faculty and host agreement; professionalization training content development, delivery, and revision; inviting and confirming guest speakers; and facilitating any changes needed as agreed with the Director of Policy Partnerships. Tennessee Legislative Internship Program (TLIP): including promotional and recruitment efforts; reviewing, interviewing, and admitting applicants following faculty and host agreement; professionalization training content development, delivery, and revision; inviting and confirming guest speakers; and facilitating any changes needed as agreed with the Director of Policy Partnerships and Department of Political Science.Congressional Internship Program (CIP): including supporting the Office of Student Success in identifying candidates; supporting the placement of students in Congressional Offices; professionalization training content development, delivery, and revision specific to working in Washington, DC; inviting and confirming guest speakers, as agreed with the Director of Policy Partnerships.
Civic Education and Engagement

    Tennessee Campus Civic Summit: including promotional and recruitment efforts of administrators, faculty, staff, and students; attending statewide planning meetings; inviting and confirming guest speakers for the Summit; recording and making available an annual campus voting plan following the Summit; and facilitating any changes needed as agreed with the Director of Leadership & Governance. Vols Vote: annual organizing of bi-monthly meetings of the Vols Vote Coalition from July through November; planning events around National Voter Registration Day in September, such as a voter tailgate; maintaining the vols vote email, calendar, and website; facilitating the collection and distribution of the campus NSLVE report; developing, implementing, and reporting on plans for student voter registration, participation, and education efforts, including events and updates to the online Vols Vote curriculum; facilitating early voting and the Center as a polling location; maintaining a positive working relationship with the Knox County Board of Elections, Tennessee’s Secretary of State’s Office, and other community partners; and facilitating any changes needed as agreed with the Director of Leadership & Governance. Constitution Day: fulfilling the Center’s duty to observe the federal holiday by planning and implementing an event that engages students, the University community, and the public in education about the history or values of the U.S. Constitution as agreed with the Director of Leadership & Governance.
This position also provides support to related programs led by the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Director of Policy Partnerships, and the Director of Leadership & Governance.

Specifically, this position:

    Provides strategic input and administrative support to Baker Center undergraduate programs. (15%)
      Contributes to strategies on how best to prepare undergraduates for careers in public policy and public service through the maintenance and growth of current programs.Organizes and implements recruitment efforts for all Baker Center undergraduate offerings.Manages application and interview scheduling for limited access programs, including Baker Ambassadors, Minor in Public Policy Analytics, Baker Scholars, Washington Program Fellows, Knox County Internship Program (KIP), Tennessee Legislative Internship Program (TLIP), and Congressional Internship Program (CIP) with the relevant directors. Interviews and vets candidates for all programs.
    Coordinates with Director of Undergraduate Programs to implement the Baker Ambassador curriculum. (25%)
      Serves as facilitator or supervise student facilitators for all Baker Ambassador meetings with outside guests.Manages student involvement in all Baker Center events, including external visitors and speakers.Maintains Center database of student involvement, including updating University records for successful Baker Thesis submissions.
    Coordinates with the Director of Policy Partnerships to implement Baker Experience internship program efforts. (25%)
      Coordinates interactions between internship partners and students.Depending on experience, teaches a class in the internship sequence, preparing students to succeed in internships by providing professionalization training.Contributes to selection efforts for Baker Experience interns and for other campus internship programs where Center provides interview support.Coordinates and implements training for all interns with government-related and policy-related internships.
    Supports Center’s alumni engagement efforts. (15%)
      Participates in Center plans to engage alumni.Supports the organization of a semi-annual event for the Baker Alumni Society.Supervises students’ interactions with alumni on LinkedIn and other social media.Helps plan and execute events and facilitate student-alumni interactions.Maintains alumni database.
    Communications (20%)
      Maintains student records and related data with the Director of Undergraduate Studies.Coordinates with the Director of External Affairs and Communications team to maximize recruitment effectiveness for all Baker Center undergraduate offerings and programs; highlights and celebrates Baker Center students and Baker Center alumni in regular social media, and other outlets.
 All positions may also be assigned additional duties.



Qualifications
Required education - Masters degree

Required Expereince - 2-3 years of experience in higher education including student engagement and experience in one public policy or social science discipline. Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Preferred expereince - Previous student recuitment and engagment is preferred. 

 



Job: Student Services
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Baker Center
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jun 28, 2022, 1:22:47 PM

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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