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SSC offers many opportunities for undergraduates, graduate students, and higher education professionals looking to gain experience in leadership positions. Position descriptions and application information may be found below.

Undergraduate student positions at SSC often require that students work alongside faculty, fostering relationships and expanding academic knowledge. SSC employs undergraduate students to serve as Supplemental Instruction leaders, tutors, and student assistants. All SSC student positions require a commitment to the SSC mission and the pursuit of excellence. Student positions come with the opportunity to work in a professional environment and to develop skills needed for the work force.

Graduate Practicum Position
Are you a graduate student looking for a practicum experience?  The SSC offers practicum positions working with all aspects of student success: tutors/SI leaders, coaching, probation/dismissal, assessment, LEAD/LSI, and more. We offer semester and yearlong positions.

  • Practicum Student Application – Complete and submit this form to apply for a practicum position.
  • Reference – Send this link to one reference in order to complete your application packet.  This reference must be a UT Faculty member or current/recent GTA, practicum, or internship supervisor.

For more information, contact the Student Success Center at (865) 974-6641.

Math Camp Counselor

Are you interested in helping incoming students transition to UT and develop their math skills? If you enjoy working with students, apply to be a Math Camp Counselor for next summer. Details can be found on the job description below.

Applications for Summer 2019 will be posted in January 2019.

Job Description

Application – Complete and submit this form to apply to be a Math Camp Counselor

Reference Form – Send this link to two references in order to complete your application packet.  At least one reference should be a UT professor.

Student Success Ambassador

Are there some things you wish you knew as a first-year UT student? Do you want to mentor a fellow Vol? Student Success Ambassadors (SSA’s) will serve as enthusiastic and encouraging role models, mentors, and peer sources of important information for incoming first-year students identifying as first-generation. SSA’s will be matched with first-year UT LEAD students to meet with during the Fall and Spring semesters, including students on academic probation. SSA’s will provide individualized or group academic, social, and emotional support services to students seeking mentorship. Student Success Ambassadors will take an 8-week COUN 205 training class during the second session of the Spring semester. Additional responsibilities may include outreach, social media, marketing, program planning, and presentations.

  • Job Description
  • Application – Complete and submit this application to be a Student Success Ambassador
  • Reference Form – Send this link to at least one (1) reference in order to complete your application. Your reference should be either a UT faculty member, advisor, or organization leader.

Student Worker

The SSC student worker assists in welcoming students, staff, and all visitors to the Student Success Center. If you enjoy working in an office environment assisting students, consider applying.

Applications for Student Worker are currently closed this semester.

Work Study Student Worker

The SSC currently has one (1) available position for a Work Study Student Worker. Every applicant must be eligible for Work Study and must have completed the required forms prior to applying. The duties for the Work Study Student Worker do not differ from the Student Worker duties described above.

The application for Work Study Student Worker can be found here.

Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leader
Want to help your fellow students be more academically successful? SI leaders hold group study sessions several times a week for selected courses where the SI leader helps students review and understand course content.

To apply:

  • SI Application – Complete and submit this form to apply to be a Supplemental Instruction Leader
  • Reference – Send this link to two references in order to complete your application packet.  Your references should be UT Faculty and at least one needs to teach in the department you’d like your SI class to be in.

For more information, contact the Student Success Center at (865) 974-6641.

Tutor
Do your peers often come to you for help in their classes? Do you enjoy helping fellow classmates better understand course material? Then being an SSC tutor might be the job for you! SSC employs tutors in many different subjects, with an emphasis on 100- and 200-level courses. Schedules are flexible and based on student demand.

  • Tutor Application – Complete and submit this form to apply to be a Tutor.
  • Reference – Send this link to one reference in order to complete your application packet.  This reference must be a UT Faculty member.

For more information, contact the Student Success Center at (865) 974-6641.

UT LEAD Summer Institute (UTLSI) Counselor

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of future UT students? Do you want to connect with a group of incoming students by leading social and cultural events, assisting with academic support, and helping them feel connected to campus? If you have a good academic record, leadership experience, maturity, and knowledge of UT, apply to be a UTLSI Counselor for this summer!  

Applications for Summer 2019 are now open.

The Student Success Center professional staff is comprised of several executive, managerial, and administrative level positions. Please see our Bios page for information on current staff.

Most employment with SSC follows the academic calendar, but position start times, length of service, and pay rates vary. Qualifications and expectations will be listed with position descriptions. The SSC does not currently have open staff positions.

EEO/AA Statement / Non-Discrimination Statement

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, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), ADEA (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED),  1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN  37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498 (V/TTY available) or 974-2440.  Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

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