Event Coordinator

The University of Pikeville is actively seeking an Event Coordinator to support and help manage the Conference and Event Services department. This position will further support the department by focusing on achieving an outstanding student/visitor experience.


  1. Set up and take down events, portable chairs, staging, tables, pipe and drape, flooring, and other equipment for the successful execution of events.
  2. Manage and train work study students and all student workers.
  3. Create and manage social media accounts for the Conference and Event Services department.
  4. Help manage the event load and calendar.
  5. Assist students, clients, and university visitors as needed.
  6. Attend and participate in planning, training, and staff meetings.
  7. Assists with various department and organization projects and special assignments as needed.
  8. Reports to work when scheduled, on time, in proper and clean uniform. Personal appearance and grooming must conform to Conference and Event Services dress code.
  9. Perform other duties as assigned.


Position requires daily contact with co-workers, supervisors, alumni, students, prospective students, parents, and the general public in order to collaborate on and manage projects, update and exchange information, and provide general information through social media and Web services. These relationships are maintained through e-mail, telephone, social networking media, the Web site, and person-to-person information.

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent is required.
  • Previous experience working in event setup or related field is preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of AV equipment or the willingness to learn.
  • Work effectively under pressure and/or stringent schedule and produce accurate results in a fast-paced environment.
  • Organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines. Remain flexible and adjust to situations as they occur.
  • Professional appearance and positive attitude are essential.
  • Have a working knowledge of hand tools. 

Skills and Abilities:

  • Requires ability to work flexible hours, including early mornings, nights, weekends and holidays, in addition to normal business hours.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to understand and communicate clearly with clients and colleagues.

 * Must be able to work weekends and/or evening work as required.

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: 01/06/2023
Department: Conference and Event Services
Employment Type: Full-Time (40 hours)
Position Type: Staff
We are no longer taking applications for this position.