Undergraduate Student Affairs Specialist

The University of Pikeville (UPIKE) is currently seeking an Undergraduate Student Affairs Specialist, which is an innovative, full-time, live-in, professional staff member committed to creating and sustaining supportive learning environments and helping students to reach their curricular and co-curricular goals. Under the supervision of the Executive Director of Residence Life and Activities and Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, the UG Student Affairs Specialist position will entail the following:


  1. Assist with tracking and monitoring Student Affairs divisional priorities.
  2. Provide administrative, logistical, and project support for the daily activities of the Division of UG Student Affairs.
  3. Be visible, available, accessible, and approachable to all students and attend hall programs and activities.
  4. Participate in the training, and support of Resident Assistant (RA) staff.
  5. Serve as a student affairs liaison with other campus agencies, including Facilities, Public Safety, Aramark (both Housekeeping and Facilities), Athletics, International Programs, Career Services, Office of Diversity, Center for Student Success etc.
  6. Serve as part of on-call duty rotation and provide emergency response during evenings, weekends, and holidays- or as needed.
  7. When notified of emergency situations, support must be provided as needed on a 24/7 basis (even if overtime will be incurred).
  8. Demonstrate a commitment to the philosophy and mission of the University of Pikeville.
  9. Assist with summer related activities or projects that might include but are not limited to: staff training coordination, summer housing, and room assignments.
  10. Manage the student workers for the Student Affairs front desk and other Student workers as assigned.
  11. Project management related to conformance to regulations and associated reporting.
  12. Work collaboratively in a diverse, inclusive, and student-centered environment, and with students of various learning styles, cultures, identities, and life-experiences.
  13. Other duties as assigned.


Position requires daily contact with co-workers, supervisor, students, faculty, and staff in order to effectively coordinate undergraduate student affairs. These relationships are maintained through e-mail, fax, telephone, and person-to-person contact.

Education/Skill Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Demonstrated understanding of, and a commitment to the college mission and purpose; high academic standards; and student success.
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse student population.
  • Ability to work a flexible work schedule including evening and weekends as needed.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with students, faculty, and the general public.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationship with students, employees, and the public.
  • Ability to efficiently multitask and conduct/complete independent work assignments.
  • Experience using integrated software systems and Microsoft applications (i.e., Word, Outlook, Excel).
  • At least one (1) year previous experience as a Hall Director, Resident Assistant, or other Student Affairs related leadership role is preferred.

The University of Pikeville offers a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. UPIKE offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, telemedicine, long-term disability, tuition waivers, a 403(b)-retirement plan, and HSA, FSA, & dependent care accounts. UPIKE also offers a generous holiday schedule and paid leave program.

Important Notes: Resume and other application materials will be reviewed to determine if you meet the required qualifications for the position. If it is determined that you meet the required qualifications, your application materials will be used to identify a top group of the most highly qualified candidates. Please, specifically address the qualifications, competencies and desired qualifications in your resume and application materials.

The University of Pikeville is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.

The University of Pikeville is an equal opportunity employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. The University of Pikeville does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age or disabilities in its programs, activities, hiring, or the admission of students.

For more information about the University of Pikeville, please visit http://www.upike.edu. Interested applicants should complete the online application by visiting http://jobs.upike.edu. In addition to the application, interested applicants are requested to attach to their application a letter of interest, current resume, and the contact information for three to five professional references.

Date Posted: 02/24/2022
Department: Student Services
Employment Type: Full-Time (40 hours)
Position Type: Staff
We are no longer taking applications for this position.