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Student Engagement Coordinator

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Student Engaement Coordinator

Salary will be $42,000-$50,000 based on experience 
The Student Engagement Coordinator will contribute to the mission of the College of Communication and Information’s (CCI) re-envisioned Undergraduate Programs unit, currently home to the Advising Center and Career and Professional Development Office. The Undergraduate Programs area also supports student recruitment, study abroad, and student engagement. The student services professional in this role will have a broad scope from which to impact student engagement and success in the college.

This position will contribute to the development of strategies and processes for undergraduate student engagement initiatives with a specific focus on career development, student recruitment, and study abroad. The Student Engagement Coordinator will recruit new students to the college through innovative recruitment methods and will independently plan and execute events and programs aimed at student engagement, retention, and success

We want to talk to applicants who are excited about building the next generation of engaged CCI scholars and are skilled at building relationships with high school and college students, have experience executing programs and events, can demonstrate critical thinking, creativity, organizational skills while thinking like an entrepreneur.


Pre-collegiate Engagement

Advise prospective students on CCI majors and student engagement opportunities within the college.  Recruit students by attending college fair programs, visiting high schools, participating in campus recruitment activities, and/or other recruitment activities. Develop and execute a targeted outreach plan for admitted UTK students who are interested in CCI to encourage them to confirm their enrollment and matriculate. Lead efforts for outreach and programming with targeted high schools to promote CCI, including developing and conducting on-campus visits, workshops and other opportunities for high school students. Co-lead and direct Land Ambassadors, our student ambassador program. Develop, plan and implement a coordinated CCI campus visit program.

Career and Professional Development

Develop and execute signature CCI Career Development events and programs in alignment with best practices. Correspond with industry partners interested in recruiting CCI interns and graduates. Collaborate with the Center for Career Development and Academic Exploration to ensure programs and services are aligned with the University’s mission. Use technology such as Qualtrics and Excel to compile career readiness data, internship participation data, and student engagement data in alignment with national standards. Serve as primary liaison to college-specific student organizations.

The Student Engagement Coordinator will have the opportunity to develop, plan and execute student engagement events pertaining to 6 Weeks of Welcome and Study Abroad. The Student Engagement Coordinator will speak to students about the many engagement opportunities in the college through class talks and outreach presentations, and will collect data related to experience learning activities within CCI.

    Master’s degree required.  Master’s degree in College Student Personnel, Counseling, or Communication and Information field preferred.
Required Skills and Experience:- Ability to work with a diverse group of students and coworkers within the College.

- Ability to multi-task and prioritize task completion in a timely manner.

- Ability to travel within the state of Tennessee and region to recruit for the College.

- Ability to work independently.

- Ability to present engagingly and effectively to large groups.

- Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, especially Microsoft Excel.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:- Knowledge of student engagement and success principles/techniques in higher education.

- Knowledge of student development theory as it relates to student engagement and success, academic advising and/or career development.

To Apply: Please apply before July 11 for full consideration, applicants must provide a resume, cover letter and contact information for three references. All      applicants must apply online to be considered for this position.

Job: Student Services
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Comm/Info-Admin
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jul 1, 2022, 2:02:54 PM


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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