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Conference Assistant

The conference assistant staff participates on teams specifically designed to implement the housing operations of a summer conference, gaining experience in customer service, and conference management. CA teams will be assigned to individual conferences/residence halls, providing an individualized experience to each conference attendee.

Applications are available online and are hired during the spring semester.

Vols @ Home Team

Calling the University of Tennessee home immerses our students in the Volunteer family.  Our Vols @ Home team helps incoming and current students find their place on campus, with on-campus living as an integral component to the UT experience.

The Vols @ Home team work in various areas of marketing, recruitment, graphic design, and photography, immersing themselves into what living on campus is all about.  Now is your chance to help others call our campus Home Sweet Home!

Position Descriptions:

Summer 2019

The Orientation Team is a summer position, designed to assist incoming students during Orientation. Work rotations allow all team members to experience: assignments, customer service, recruitment, marketing, communications, special events, guided tours, social media and public speaking.  So no matter what your skill set is, you will have the opportunity to find the area that best fits you.

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The Tours & Special Events team focuses on providing housing tours to prospective students and families, tabling at admissions information fairs, and staffing special events for University Housing.  As a Tours & Special Events team member, your campus room may be used as a show room for on-campus special group tours. Team members will gain experience in public speaking, marketing, and customer service.

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To apply: email us your cover letter and resume.

Office Assistant

The office assistant performs a variety of clerical and receptionist duties related to the administrative operations of the residence halls.  The OA is supervised by the building hall director, and is an enrolled student who has completed at least one academic semester of school at UT.  The OA understands the nuances of residence halls and can effectively answer student concerns and questions.

Applications are available online and are hired on an as needed basis.

Call Center Attendant

The Call Center Attendant (CCA) performs a variety of technical, and clerical duties related to the administrative operations of the residence halls.  The UT Housing Call Center serves as the epicenter for housings CCTV monitoring, Fire Alarm Monitoring and the single point of contact for Housing Related Issues.

The Call Center Attendant is supervised by the UT Housing Safety Supervisor, and must be an enrolled student who has completed at least one academic year of school at UT.  Preferably, the Attendant has previous University Housing work experience as an Orientation Assistant, Desk Assistant, or Post Office Assistant and therefore understands some of the interworking’s of the residence halls to most effectively answer student concerns and questions.  This position will include day, night and weekend hours with a cap of 20hrs per week.


Applications are available online and are hired on an as needed basis.

Resident Assistant

The resident assistant position is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have on campus. This position provides an opportunity to meet new people, make a difference in the lives of others, and teach you skills for your future. As an RA, you will have an opportunity to graduate with a unique skill set and memories that will last a lifetime.

RA candidates must have a cumulative grade point of 2.75 to be eligible for hire. In order to support the increased academic demands of the student teaching position, candidates who will be student teaching during the Fall 2020 – Spring 2021 academic year will not be considered. A full academic year commitment to the position is required. RA training will begin Friday, July 31, 2020 and attendance is mandatory.

Applications are available online and will open November 25th, 2019. Visit your hall director or attend an interest session for more information.

Resident Assistant position description

November 25, 2019 Online applications are available.
January 17, 2020 Applications close at 11:59 PM. No late applications will be accepted.
January 26, 2020 New RA Candidate Social from 4-6 PM in the Student Union Ballroom. All eligible candidates are invited to learn more about the interview process from housing staff and current RAs. Attendance isn’t required, but it highly encouraged!
January 30-February 2, 2020 Interview process. You will need to be available for one of these days.
February 5, 2020 Candidates are notified by e-mail if they are invited to participate in the RA class during the spring semester.  Eligible candidates will be select their class time at the RA Class Kick-Off.

RA candidates invited to participate in the RA class will be required to purchase a textbook.  Textbook details will be available for RA candidates when they select their class time.

February 9, 2020 RA Class Kick-off. Mandatory meeting for eligible candidates to find out more about the RA class, receive class materials, choose class times, and meet instructors & fellow classmates.
February 10, 2020 RA Class begins.
April 16, 2020 Candidates will be notified via email of either hall placement or alternate status.
July 31, 2020 Mandatory Fall RA Training begins!

Monday, November 11

6pm – Orange Hall (Orange Hall Classroom)

7pm – North Carrick Hall (MPR)

8pm – Laurel Hall (1st Floor MPR)

Tuesday, November 12

6pm – Stokely Hall (MPR)

7pm – South Carrick Hall (MPR)

8pm – Clement Hall (Lounge near POD)

Wednesday, November 13

6pm – Hess Hall (Front lobby)

7pm – Volunteer Hall (MPR on 6th floor)

Thursday, November 14

6pm – Magnolia and Dogwood Halls (1st Floor Lobby in Magnolia)

7pm – Reese Hall (Loft)

Friday, November 15

6pm – Massey Hall (Main Lobby)

7pm – Fred Brown Hall (MPR)