Graduate Assistant-KYCO Student Affairs

The University of Pikeville in Pikeville, Kentucky, is seeking an innovative and highly organized Graduate Assistant (GA) in the Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) to coordinate student activities. The Coordinator for Student Activities reports to the Assistant Director of Educational Support and oversees student related activities and functions. The coordinator will also meet with the faculty advisor and leaders of the clubs and organizations approved within KYCO.


  1. Liaison between students, faculty, staff, and ensure communication between all involved with each club.
  2. Organizes, coordinates, and serves as advisor for student clubs and organizations.
  3. Maintain strong relationships with faculty advisors and student leaders.
  4. Works with student organizations and club leaders and their advisors to ensure knowledge of college policies and procedures.
  5. Work collaboratively with student organization advisors, and students to keep an updated calendar of activities on campus, assist students with the preparation and planning of events, and oversee appropriate supervision of student events.
  6. Provide resources, support, and training for student clubs and organizations.
  7. Create, develop, and implement learning opportunities that encourage student involvement through interdepartmental collaboration.
  8. Oversee and advise approximately 15 Kentucky College of Optometry student clubs and organizations.
  9. Provide monthly reports regarding club activities to the KYCO Dean and Office of Retention Services at UPIKE.
  10. Collaborate with KYCOM and Undergraduate Student Affairs staff to promote campus wide activities and programming.


Position requires daily contact with co-workers, students, supervisor, employees of the institution, as well as vendors in order to answer questions, place orders and make sure paperwork is completed. These relationships are maintained through e-mail, fax, telephone, and person-to-person contact.

Education/Skill Requirements:

  • Must have a minimum of Bachelor’s degree and be accepted into a graduate program at UPIKE.
  • Previous experience as part of a student activities program.
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to represent UPIKE in a professional manner.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and meet the requirements to drive a university vehicle.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.

**Graduate Assistants receive tuition waivers of up to 6 hours of classes per semester, housing & a meal plan. However, if the GA does not reside on campus, then he/she will receive a monthly stipend in lieu of room & board. The meal plan covers the actual number of weeks that classes are in session during the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

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 Interested applicants should complete the online application by visiting 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: 02/13/2023
Department: College of Optometry
Employment Type: Part-Time (20 hours)
Position Type: Student Worker
We are no longer taking applications for this position.