Graduate Assistant - Office of Admissions

The University of Pikeville in Pikeville, Kentucky seeks a dynamic and committed professional to serve in the role of Graduate Assistant for the Office of Admissions. This position will assist the office of Admissions with campus visits, events, recruiting prospective students, and other duties assigned by the Assistant Director of Admissions.


  1. Coordinate the weekly tour schedule with the help of the Assistant Director of Admissions.
  2. Communicate consistently and effectively with prospective students and their families in person and via phone, email, text messaging, printed media, and the internet.
  3. Supervision of the Student Ambassadors and their daily work/schedule.
  4. Assist in the planning of events such as Open House, College Fair, and GROWL.
  5. Oversee the Office of Admissions Social Media accounts.
  6. Be willing to represent the University at career fairs, professional conferences and trade shows.
  7. Assist in input of applications and transcripts.
  8. Interact effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, administrators and the rest of the University community.
  9. Occasional evening and weekend events.
  10. Learn and use best practices of the Admissions Department and the University.
  11. Uphold the University of Pikeville Mission Statement. 
  12. Perform other duties as assigned by Assistant Director of Admissions. 


Position requires daily contact with co-workers and work-study students in order to divide duties, conduct meetings, coordinate schedules, and assign jobs. Contact with current students often occurs for counseling purposes on personal and/or school related issues. Contact with potential students, parents, and local schools is vital in order to discuss recruitment, recruitment issues, and financial aid issues, as well as to provide a general exchange of information. These relationships are maintained through e-mail, texting, telephone, social networking sites such as Facebook, and person-to-person contact.

Education/Skill Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required or earned by start date.
  • Must have excellent communication skills and experience collaborating with both small/ personal and large/diverse groups of people.
  • Strong organizational, communication, customer service, and interpersonal skills.
  • Polished presentation/public speaking skills.
  • Must have experience working with office equipment and technology (Word, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Valid driver's license and ability to be certified to drive a University vehicle for recruitment travel.

** 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: 04/20/2023
Department: Admissions
Employment Type: Part-Time (20 hours)
Position Type: Student Worker
We are no longer taking applications for this position.