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Student Leadership Opportunities

The Office of the Dean of Students (DoS) at UT Austin offers many opportunities for students to get involved. The position descriptions below represent both undergraduate and graduate student opportunities to represent our office in public outreach and hands-on experience in a variety of different aspects of student affairs work. We offer positions in program and event planning, peer education, student affairs research and media and graphic design to name just a few.

Below you will find a list of student opportunities offered in our office, their availability, and a PDF description of the position with contact information. To see which positions are currently open, please check our Open Positions tab.

Undergraduate Leadership Positions

 
Position Listings
 
Position TitleOffice AreaPosition Description
Graphic DesignerAdministrationStudent Graphic Designers assist the Manager of Communications with digital and print design for web, social, print collateral and promotional items for the Office of the Dean of Students and all the areas within. Student Graphic Designers work in a fast-paced and changing environment and manage a variety of projects while gaining valuable experience and growing their portfolios. Position will pay $10.80 per hour.
Safety Peer EducatorAdministrationAssist with the development and implementation of safety awareness and education efforts; develop presentations to assist registered student organization/sponsored student organization members and leaders in understanding safety topics and issues. Through these efforts, peer educators will support the global initiative of promoting a campus climate of safety. $9.10/hr. (8-10 positions)
Student AssistantAdministration Administration student assistant(s) will provide support in the following areas: assisting the Office of the Senior Associate Vice President and Dean of Students with a broad range of projects to include: event planning/conference coordination and implementation, research, learning and becoming proficient in business processes, procedures, University resources and operating policies as well as numerous technological related tasks including calendar management, multi-line phone support and meeting coordination. This position pays $8.30/hour and will be paid bi-weekly. Hours to be scheduled between 8am-5pm, Monday through Friday, with the rare possibility of evening and weekend times necessitated by projects or events.
OUR UT CoordinatorDean of Student Research InstituteOUR UT Scholars are students who apply and are selected to participate in OUR UT/DRI courses. OUR UT Scholars apply for the fall research methods course, and have the option joining specialized DoS research projects in the spring. OUR UT Scholars can also be students who express interest in working on research projects through the DRI or DoS, but are not currently enrolled in any OUR UT course.
Research CoordinatorDean of Student Research InstituteThe Student Research Coordinator is primarily responsible for advancing the mission of the Dean's Research Institute by coordinating research that is done by undergraduate students. The SRC serves as the instructor for OUR UT courses and assists undergraduate students who work on DRI research projects outside of the OUR UT program.
Research Intern/MentorDean of Student Research InstituteUndergraduate Research Interns/Research Mentors will assist the Dean of Students Research Institute The purpose of the two-semester undergraduate research internship is to build competencies in the areas of research and student affairs in higher education and to increase student and leadership development. Interns/mentors increase professional competencies through exposure to the culture of higher education/student affairs, and utilize research skills and increase competencies surrounding study design, data collection, coding, analysis, and reporting. To stimulate and support leadership development, undergraduate interns will also serve as mentors who work collaboratively with various university faculty and student affairs administrators and staff, as well as small groups of first year students that they will mentor. Mentoring activities will include assisting first-year students with writing and research projects as well as adjusting to campus life (360 Connections).
ULN: Research InternDean of Student Research InstituteThe Undergraduate Research Intern for the Dean of Students Research Institute will support research activity as data collection, data input, transcription, and coding. (2 positions)
Burnt Orange Society StaffLeadeship and Ethics InstituteThe University of Texas Leadership and Ethics Institute (LEI) and the Office of the Dean of Students (DoS) seeks to select, train, and develop a student team for the marketing and advancing Burnt Orange Society and the Burnt Orange Society Curriculum, a pathway to leadership and campus engagement opportunities that can jumpstart a student's leadership experience. Burnt Orange Student Staff (BOSS) will help students navigate the Burnt Orange Society Curriculum and promote membership in the Burnt Orange Society. (8-10 positions)
Change Institute MentorLeadeship and Ethics InstituteA CHANGE Institute Mentor is an opportunity for students who have participated in the CHANGE Institute previously to take on a higher level of responsibility in the CHANGE Institute. Mentors will gain experience in program planning as well as further their knowledge on facilitating dialogues around diversity and social justice issues. Mentors will also provide support to the coordinators of the institute by assisting with marketing, event coordination, and small group facilitation. (5-6 mentors)
LEAP MentorLeadeship and Ethics InstituteThe University of Texas Leadership and Ethics Institute (LEI) and the Office of the Dean of Students (DoS) seeks to select, train, and develop a team of mentors for Leadership, Education, And Progress (LEAP), a premier leadership development program for aspiring student leaders. During an exciting eight-week workshop series, LEAP Mentors have the opportunity to guide first-year students as they explore campus leadership opportunities; develop personal leadership skills; and create a network of colleagues throughout campus. (20-25 mentors)
Peer Leadership EducatorLeadeship and Ethics InstituteThe University of Texas Leadership and Ethics Institute (LEI) and the Office of the Dean of Students (DoS) seeks to select, train, and develop a team of outstanding Peer Leadership Educators to facilitate leadership workshops for student organizations, promote leadership initiatives, and serve as a resources for leadership development on campus. LEI seeks motivated, qualified individuals who make it a priority to develop and continuously enhance their leadership skills. Student leaders should demonstrate leadership abilities and a desire to leave their mark on The University of Texas at Austin. Peer Leadership Educators will receive individualized training opportunities and support from LEI staff. Participation in this program will help students prepare and hone their facilitation skills and provide students the opportunity to engage and connect with a wide variety of campus leaders. (8-10 positions)
Texas Leadership Summit Planning BoardLeadeship and Ethics InstituteThe University of Texas Leadership and Ethics Institute (LEI) is seeking to select and develop a team of students to serve as the planning board for the 4th Annual Texas Leadership Summit. The free-campus wide summit offers a unique opportunity to interact with a diverse community of student leaders and to develop and refine leadership skills through participation in breakout sessions, group activities and special workshops that speak to various aspects of student Leadership and Engagement. Board members will meet bi-weekly in both the fall and spring semesters to go over the conference logistics and to do the majority of the planning for the event.
ULN: Media OutreachLeadeship and Ethics InstituteThe intern will work closely with LEI staff to provide support and assist in the planning, organizing, marketing, and implementation of LEI's events and programs for Fall 2014 - Spring 2015. The LEI media outreach intern will attend LEAP sessions and other functions to take pictures and to connect with social media, as well as help with providing content for the LEI Web site. This position is only for students that are in the University Leadership Network program.
ULN: Program Planning AssistantLeadeship and Ethics InstituteThe intern will work closely with LEI staff to provide support and assist in the planning, organizing, marketing, and implementation of LEI's events and programs for Fall 2014 - Spring 2015. The LEI events and programs for this internship will include, but may not be limited to: Leadership, Education and Progress (LEAP), the CHANGE Institute, the Texas Leadership Summit, and the Swing Out Awards.
Work StudyLegal Student ServicesCoordinate office activities for attorneys, performing a variety of legal secretarial duties such as scheduling consultations, preparing legal documents and correspondence, docketing cases and maintaining calendar schedules, and providing information and direction to students. The work requires knowledge of legal, secretarial, and office practices. Take part in preparing and participating in select outreach programs.
Gavel Club MembersSorority and Fraternity LifeThe "Gavel Club" consists of all the SFL sorority and fraternity presidents. This group is brought together various times throughout the year to discuss issues relevant to the Sorority and Fraternity community at UT Austin. Additionally, the council advisors will have regular touch points with the presidents to discuss issues and topics relevant to each specific sorority or fraternity.
InternSorority and Fraternity LifeThe Sorority and Fraternity Life Internship within Office of the Dean of Students will focus on student involvement, student organization advising, and the sorority and fraternity experience at The University of Texas at Austin. Interns will be able to create leadership resources, create training opportunities, and contribute to area projects and events during the Fall 2014 and/or Spring 2015 semesters.
Organization OfficerSorority and Fraternity LifeSFL organization officers are defined as any student serving as an Authorized Representative for one of the following Registered Student Organizations: Interfraternity Council, Latino Pan-Hellenic Council, Multicultural Greek Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Texas Asian Pan-Hellenic Council, University Panhellenic Council, Order of Omega, and the Terry Scholars Student Association.
Recruitment CounselorsSorority and Fraternity LifeA recruitment counselor is a current sorority member and unbiased mentor during formal recruitment. Recruitment counselors are women chosen from each of our fourteen panhellenic sorority chapters, however they remain unbiased and will be able to answer any questions you may have throughout the week of recruitment. A recruitment counselor is a current sorority member and unbiased mentor during formal recruitment. Recruitment counselors are women chosen from each of our fourteen panhellenic sorority chapters, however they remain unbiased and will be able to answer any questions you may have throughout the week of recruitment.
SOAAR AmbassadorsSorority and Fraternity LifeThe Strengthening Opportunities for Academic Success and Academic Readiness (SOAAR) Ambassador initiative within Office of the Dean of Students focuses on student academic success, leadership skills, goal setting, and on-campus resources at The University of Texas at Austin.
ULN: InternSorority and Fraternity LifeThe University Leadership Network Internship within Office of the Dean of Students will focus on student leadership, programming, and experience at The University of Texas at Austin. Interns will be able to create leadership and training resources, as well as, contribute to area projects and events during academic year.
HornsLink InternStudent ActivititesHornsLink interns will support student organizations, educate the student body about HornsLink and coordinate outreach initiatives to increase awareness and use of HornsLink. HornsLink is a Web based platform that allows students to connect with registered and sponsored student organizations at the University of Texas at Austin. Students can find events and activities, explore opportunities based on their unique interests, advertise events, connect with members and conduct student organization elections. Students can also track their campus involvement in a leadership resume, enlist in the "Burnt Orange Society" and join organizations on campus.
Student Organization Development InternStudent ActivititesThe Student Activities area of the Office of the Dean of Students offers many programs and services to the student leaders of registered and sponsored student organizations at the university. The student organization development specialist will work with student leaders to assist them in understanding funding opportunities available to them throughout the university. This internship will include researching funding opportunities and creating a detailed marketing plan to help increase awareness of these opportunities.
ULN 2609 TeamStudent Activitites2609 University is a location on campus newly developed to support the goals, philanthropies, mission and visions of over 1,100 student organizations. At this location, a student organization can meet with their organization members, learn about policies and allow their ideas come to life by working and collaborating with the Student Activities area in the Office of the Dean of Students. In order to support the vision and purpose of this location and the increasing population of student organizations, a student team, 2609 University support staff, is necessary to fulfill office functions, monitor building operations, provide customer service and support 2609 University building staff, students and visitors.
Dean's Squad LeaderStudent ActivititesServe the Office of the Dean of Students and UT Austin community in various capacities, including but not limited to representing DoS at activities/functions and supporting registered student or sponsored student organization leaders in their freedom of speech, expression and assembly. $9.10 per hour. (8-10 positions)
Student Organization Center AssistantStudent ActivititesServe as a point of contact for questions and information for student organizations at The University of Texas at Austin. Facilitate the daily operations of the student organization center, including clerical duties, processing of monetary transactions, creating operating procedures and providing customer service to the Longhorn community. $9.10/hr. (10-12 positions)
Front Desk SupportStudent Judicial ServicesTo provide clerical support for Student Judicial Services such as interacting with students, faculty, staff and the general public in person and by telephone; data entry and database maintenance, filing, proofing, photocopying, and other related tasks.
Peer AmbassadorStudent Judicial ServicesThe Student Judicial Services (SJS) Peer Ambassadors is a select group of undergraduate students who speak with students that are about to participate in the SJS discipline process. The purpose of an SJS Peer Ambassador is to provide initial guidance and support to a student who is about to participate in the SJS process. Peer Ambassadors will explain what to expect from a meeting with SJS and clarify any questions the student may have regarding the discipline process. (5-7 positions)
Student Conduct Advisor CommitteeStudent Judicial ServicesThe SCAC is a registered student organization genuinely committed to ensuring that the student body lives by the principles espoused in the University's Honor Code. The SCAC provides the peer perspective on matters of student conduct and academic integrity at The University of Texas at Austin. The SCAC's job, above all, is to instill and promote the longhorn pride founded in the integrity and honor of the University of Texas. (5-20)
Work Study (VA)Student Veterans ServicesVA work study students will assist the Director and Coordinator of Student Veteran Services in the following areas: • Assisting with dissemination of general information regarding Veteran benefits and/or services • Providing assistance to Veteran students with general inquiries about Veteran benefits via phone, email, or in person • Maintaining and organizing veteran-related files while observing FERPA regulations Position will pay $7.25 per hour to be paid every 50 hours up to the number of hours contracted to the work study employee

Graduate Leadership Positions

Position TitleOffice AreaPosition Description
Graphic DesignerAdministrationStudent Graphic Designers assist the Manager of Communications with digital and print design for web, social, print collateral and promotional items for the Office of the Dean of Students and all the areas within. Student Graphic Designers work in a fast-paced and changing environment and manage a variety of projects while gaining valuable experience and growing their portfolios. Position will pay $12.00 per hour.
Safety Education Program AssistantAdministrationAssist with the development and implementation of Safety Education Program and resources for registered student organization members, leaders and advisors. Supervise the Safety Peer Educator student-staff team including recruitment, training and evaluation. Assist with special projects and administrative tasks for in the Office of the Dean of Students. Stipend of $1,100 per month, in-state tuition and insurance.
Graduate Research Assistant - Special ProjectsDean of Student Research InstituteTo assist the Associate Dean of Students for Research in carrying out the mission, goals, and core values of the Office of the Dean of Students Research Initiative, with the understanding that the research should advance the GRA's professional development. • Supervise undergraduate student interns. • Coordinate Special Projects. • Assist with annual review of DoS sponsored course curriculum. (2 positions)
Graduate Research InternDean of Student Research InstituteThe purpose of the internship is to build competencies in the areas of research and student affairs in higher education and to increase professional development. Specifically, the internship is focused on student development in higher education with the purpose of developing a comprehensive understanding of populations and student groups including their strengths, specific needs, skills, the ways in which colleges and universities can best support students and improve academic achievement and leadership development, engagement. Emphasis is placed on the intern's increased understanding of higher education administration and navigating the various department/bodies within student affairs and building partnerships/working collaboratively with various personnel/departments.
Graduate Diversity Mentoring FellowDean of Student Research InstituteThis doctoral fellowship will support one entering diverse student new to the University who has scholarly and career interests in student development in higher education for individuals with disabilities from diverse backgrounds. The Fellow is provided with academic, professional competence and leadership opportunities commensurate with their non-minority graduate student peers. Fellow will have ongoing exposure to prolific and renowned scholars and researchers in higher education who have expertise and scholarship in disability and diversity. This fellowship is funded through the UT Graduate School.
Graduate Assistant: OutreachLeadeship and Ethics InstituteThe University of Texas Leadership and Ethics Institute (LEI) is a centralized, comprehensive leadership-training program for enrolled undergraduate and graduate students studying in any academic college, school or unit. Coordinated in the Office of the Dean of Students, LEI offers an array of experiential opportunities for students that incorporate both theoretical and practical ethical leadership development. This graduate assistantship will focus on our outreach program which supervises 5-7 peer leadership educators (PLE's) as well as helping to coordinator the CHANGE Institute and the Texas Leadership Summit. This position is stipend for 20 hours a week for $1,100 per month, and qualifies the candidate for in-state tuition as well as a comprehensive insurance benefits package.
Law ClerkLegal Student ServicesResponsible for researching, compiling, comparing, and organizing legal documents for lawyers and staff. Assist lawyers in court proceedings. Be involved with client intake. Taking part in preparing and participating in select outreach programs.
Legal InternLegal Student ServicesResponsible for researching, compiling, comparing, and organizing legal documents for lawyers and staff. Assist lawyers in court proceedings. Be involved with client intake. Taking part in preparing and participating in select outreach programs.
Dean's Squad Graduate AssistantStudent ActivititesAssist in the management of the Student Activities and Office of the Dean of Students outreach programs, specifically the Dean's Squad program. Coordinate the recruitment, hiring, training and supervision of the Dean's Squad student-staff team. Extensive in-person, email and telephone contact with students, faculty, staff, business and alumni. Assist with the administration of services and resources for student organization members, leaders and advisers. Assist with special projects and administrative tasks for the Student Activities area in the Office of the Dean of Students. Stipend of $1,100 per month, in-state tuition and insurance.
Facilities, Reservations and Special Projects AssistantStudent ActivititesAssist in the management of indoor reservations and facilities work orders as well as special projects in the Student Activities area and the Office of the Dean of Students. Extensive in person, electronic mail and telephone contact with students, faculty, staff, businesses and alumni. Assist with the administration of services and resources for registered student organization members, leaders and advisers. Assist with special projects and administrative tasks for the Student Activities area of the Office of the Dean of Students. Stipend of $1,100 per month, in-state tuition and insurance.
Recognitions and Awards Graduate AssistantStudent ActivititesAssist with the development and implementation of the registered student organization recognition and awards program and assist with special projects and administrative tasks for the Student Activities area of the Office of the Dean of Students. Stipend of $1,100 per month, in-state tuition and insurance.
Student Organization Center AssistantStudent ActivititesAssist with the management of the Student Organization Center (SOC), a high volume student services office serving student organizations. Extensive in person, electronic mail and telephone contact with students, faculty, staff, businesses and alumni. Assist with the administration of services and resources for student organization members, leaders and advisers. Assist with special projects and administrative tasks for the Student Activities area of the Office of the Dean of Students. Stipend of $1,100 per month, in-state tuition and insurance.
Practicum InternStudent Emergency ServicesContribute and provide case management, threat assessment, and crisis services for undergraduate and graduate students to ensure a comprehensive and holistic approach to student emergencies, critical incidents on campus, student success, and retention. Address academic, financial, residential, student development, mental health, wellness, safety, and behavioral issues with students in need. This is a non-paid internship position.
Student Judicial Services AssistantStudent Judicial ServicesStudent Judicial Services (SJS) promotes academic integrity and other appropriate standards of conduct for students and the university community. This position is designed to give graduate students an opportunity to investigate alleged violations of University regulations, interpret and implement Institutional Rules as they relate to alleged individual student misconduct as well as student organization discipline. Benefits of Employment: • Salary of $1,100 per month. • Qualification for in-state tuition rates. • Comprehensive insurance benefits package. • Eligibility for "A" parking permit or parking garage permit (if available). • Hands-on experience working in student affairs and gaining experience that will translate in the individual's search for full-time employment in a higher education setting.
Student Veteran Services AssistantStudent Veterans ServicesProvide administrative and professional support to the Director of Student Veteran Services (SVS) and SVS staff, including management and support for projects and issues related to student veterans and military family members at the University of Texas at Austin. Stipend of $1,100 per month, in-state tuition and insurance.

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