The University of Tennessee invites applications and nominations for the position of Secretary of the University and the Board of Trustees. The Secretary is an officer of the University and ex officio an officer of the Board of Trustees. Reporting directly to the Chair of the Board, this position provides administrative and legal support for the work of the Board to promote effective governance of the University. The Secretary may hold the additional title of Chief of Staff to the Board and/or Special Counsel to the Board.
The Secretary serves as the principal liaison between the Board and the University administration and performs a wide range of duties. For a full job description and list of duties, please visit the University of Tennessee career website using the link below.
Recruitment will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Review of candidates will begin no later than August 15, 2019. For fullest consideration, applicant information should be received by September 15, 2019. For additional information about the opportunity, and to apply, please visit the University's career site.
Candidates should apply electronically with a current resume or c.v., list of references, and a letter addressing how the candidate’s experience matches the position requirements outlined in the job description, as well as the applicant’s specific interest in the position.
To make a referral, to express interest in the position or to obtain additional information, please contact: Ashlie Czyz, Executive Recruiter and Director of HR Services for the University of Tennessee System.
All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the university. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), the ADA (disability), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity, 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone 865-974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.
Successful candidates must hold a Juris Doctorate (JD) from an ABA-accredited law school and (1) be an active member in good standing of the Bar of Tennessee or (2) be an active member in good standing of the bar of another state on the date of initial employment, in which case the candidate must be admitted to the Bar of Tennessee within six months of the date of initial employment. Candidates must also have at least five years’ experience in higher education administration or corporate governance; higher education experience is preferred. Experience as Secretary of a higher education governing board, or in a position reporting directly to the Secretary, is preferred, and such experience in a public institution of higher education is also preferred.
Internal Number: 19000001BZ
About The University of Tennessee
The University of Tennessee is comprised of campuses at Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Martin; the Health Science Center at Memphis; the Space Institute at Tullahoma; and the statewide Institute of Agriculture and Institute for Public Service.
The UT System has a presence in each of Tennessee’s 95 counties. Through the combined force of education, research and outreach, the University serves students, business and industry, schools, governments, organizations and citizens statewide.
The University of Tennessee System, through its multiple campuses and institutes, serves the people of Tennessee and beyond through the discovery, communication and application of knowledge. The System is committed to providing undergraduate, graduate and professional education programs in a diverse learning environment that prepares students to be leaders in a global society. The UT System’s delivery of education, discovery, outreach and public service contributes to the economic, social and environmental well-being of all Tennesseans.
The Board of Trustees is the governing body of the University of Tennessee, overseeing the educational and operational activities of the statewide University syste...m. The 12-member board is comprised of 1 ex officio member, who is the Commissioner of Agriculture for the State of Tennessee, and 11 appointed members, one of whom is a non-voting student member.