The Division of Student Life at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville invites applications and nominations for the position of Events and Facility Coordinator. This is an exempt, 12-month, full-time, non-tenure track staff position.
The University: The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the state's flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. Enrolling 29,000 students, the campus is in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and beautiful East Tennessee. As a land-grant university, it is committed to excellence in learning, scholarship, and engagement. In all its activities, the University aims to advance the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate society. The University values intellectual curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity.
The Division: The Division of Student Life is comprised of over 400 staff that serve our students through 19 departments and functions. Staff are actively engaged in the lives of our students, living and learning with them in our residence halls, student union, and other campus environments. The Division seeks candidates willing to engage, challenge, and support our students through intentional programs and services. In addition, we seek colleagues that are committed to teamwork and have a palpable passion for working with and serving all students.
The Position: The Student Union is a comprehensive department that provides an array of facilities and services in support of the University's mission. The Events and Facility Coordinator provides evening/weekend management of the Student Union facility, ensuring a high level of customer service, active supervision, as well as skilled and proactive technical support. This role manages daily operations of the Student Union Recreation Center, Box Office and Art Gallery, supervises student staff and ensures facility security and emergency operations when needed. The Events and Facility Coordinator coordinate with other Union professional staff to maintain continuity/consistency of Union services and operations; engage in pre-event planning, providing guidance and direction to users; provide and facilitate event support including audio-visual, technical, and event furniture set-up for Union users; assist with event crowd management; monitor services, safety, and security of Union; identify and resolve immediate operation issues within the facility; diffuse difficult situations with creative problem solving, making exceptions to policies/practices/procedures when appropriate; clear and secure the Student Union at closing, ensuring all facility spaces are locked; and analyze, enforce, and make recommendations regarding building policies and procedures.
The Events and Facility Coordinator manages Student Union services, such as the recreation program, including game room/programming space (billiards, table tennis, gaming consoles, etc.) and tournament gaming. The role maintains recreation inventory, manages the Box Office & student organization ticketing system, provides daily oversight of Student Union Art Gallery. This management position schedules, trains, supervises, and evaluates student event support staff and student managers performing the above functions.
Internal Number: 210246
Our primary mission is to move forward the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate the citizens of the state of Tennessee, the nation, and the world. As the preeminent research-based, land-grant university in the state, UT embodies the spirit of excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, outreach, and engagement attained by the nation’s finest public research institutions.