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The period to apply for the 2014 Ignite Team Leader positions is now closed. The Ignite Program is a unique opportunity for freshmen to learn about opportunities for involvement and life outside the classroom while meeting other new students and developing their leadership skills. Ignite participants learn about getting inVOLved and making a difference at the University of Tennessee. The Ignite Program is divided into the Summit, a fun-filled three-day retreat, Serves, a five-day service program in Knoxville, and Outdoors, a five-day outdoor leadership program. Team Leaders serve as mentors throughout all three!

As an Ignite Team Leader you will have the opportunity to educate freshmen about campus service leadership opportunities and help them successfully transition into the collegiate environment. Team Leaders provide a meaningful mentoring relationship while helping freshmen learn what it means to be a Volunteer. As a Team Leader you will also have the opportunity to help plan and develop the Ignite programs to further assist with the successful transition and leadership development of our new students.

2014 Ignite Team Leader applications are available from October 7th – October 31st.

Applications must be submitted by 5:00pm on October 31st.

Applicants must also come by the Center for Leadership & Service to sign-up for an interview by October 31st.  Students who do not sign-up for an interview will not be considered for the Team Leader position.

In 2013, the Ignite Program experienced a huge growth spurt by adding two new programs, Ignite Outdoors and Ignite Serves. With such, all Team Leaders will work Ignite Summit and will additionally work EITHER Ignite Outdoors OR Ignite Serves. (Dates below.)

Option #1 Ignite Outdoors (June 11-20, 2014 OR June 23-July 2, 2014) AND Ignite Summit (August 12-15, 2014)

Option #2 Ignite Summit (June 19-22, 2014) AND Ignite Serves (August 11-16, 2014)

The Ignite Team Leader position is incredibly competitive, but also exceptionally rewarding. Applicants should ensure they meet the minimum qualifications and are able to fulfill the responsibilities of the position before applying. See the Ignite Team Leader job description here.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS FOR IGNITE TEAM LEADER POSITIONS

  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the time of application & be in good standing with the university.
  • If selected, must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 throughout the term.
  • Must be enrolled full time (12 credit hours) at UT for Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 semesters.
  • Must be available to serve at ONE Ignite Summit program and either Ignite Outdoors or Ignite Serves (see dates above).
  • Must display professionalism and school spirit.
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to new students and their success.
  • Must be open to learning and challenging oneself to grow in leadership capacities.
  • Must show respect for peers, advisors, and students.
  • Must be open to receiving and responding to constructive feedback.

     

    Student Directors

    In 2013, the Ignite Program added a new position that proved both beneficial to the overall program while also giving student leaders the opportunity to take their Ignite Team Leader experience to the next level.  The Student Directors have the opportunity to not only serve as mentors to Team Leaders, but they also assist in teaching the Team Leader course and work behind the scenes with all program logistics.

    The responsibilities and time commitments for each program’s Student Director are different, so be sure to review the position descriptions for Student Director of Summit, Serves, and Outdoors for more information.The Student Director position is incredibly competitive, but also exceptionally rewarding. Applicants should ensure they meet the minimum qualifications and are able to fulfill the responsibilities of the position before applying.

    Applications are currently closed.

    ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS FOR ALL STUDENT DIRECTOR POSITIONS



    1. Must have previously served as an Ignite Team Leader.
    2. Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the time of application & be in good standing with the university.
    3. If selected, must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 throughout the term.
    4. Must be enrolled full time (12 credit hours) at UT for Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 semesters.
    5. Must display professionalism and school spirit.
    6. Must demonstrate a commitment to new students and their success.
    7. Must be open to learning and challenging oneself to grow in leadership capacities.

     

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