IWS - Family Connections - First Year Success Leader - Fall/Spring 24/25

The First Year Success Leader position exists within First Year Experience (UPIKE FIRST).  Through a variety of experiences and opportunities, First Year Success Leaders have the power to make a positive and lasting difference in the UPIKE community and develop great leadership and résumé-building skills in the process.

First Year Success Leader - 

  • Attend assigned section(s) of FS 102 and participate in class discussions. (C, TW, P, CSD, CT, EI, L)
  • Serve as a peer mentor for students in assigned section(s) of FS 102. (C, P, CSD, CT, EI, L)
  • Offer support to first-year students and refer them to campus resources as needed. (C, P, CSD, EI, L, T)
  • Host individual and small group meetings with students in assigned section(s) of FS 102. Meetings will take place at least once with each student during the fall semester and can be hosted in-person (preferred) or FaceTime. (C, P, CSD, EI, L, T)
  • Perform bi-weekly check-ins with first-year students via text and email. (C, P, EI, L, T)
  • Help maintain UPIKE FIRST page on CampusGroups. (TW, T)
  • Maintain communication log of contacts with students in assigned section(s) of FS 102. (C, CSD, EI, L, T)
  • Participate in meetings with coordinator and director. (C, TW, P, CSD, EI, L, T)
  • Uphold and enforce all aspects of the university code of conduct and address inappropriate behavior among students. (P, CSD, L)
  • Other duties as assigned. 
  • Communication (C )
  • Teamwork (TW)
  • Professionalism (P)
  • Career & Self Development (CSD)
  • Critical Thinking (CT)
  • Equity & Inclusion (EI)
  • Leadership (L)
  • Technology (T)

Preferred Skills: - Computer knowledge, i.e. Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Social Media and New Technology. - Attention to detail. - Strong active listening abilities. - Public speaking. - Written and verbal communication. - Student focused. - Willingness to learn. - Strong leadership capabilities. 

Relationships:  student worker will interact or communicate with Faculty, Staff, Parents, Students, Alumni


  • Be a positive, enthusiastic, school spirited and motivated student
  • Earn a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Have completed FS 102
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student for Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 terms
  • Behavior/Conduct records in UPIKE Housing and the Student Conduct Office will be checked when making hiring decisions. These records may or may not affect the final hiring decision.
  • Campus knowledge and connections with staff and faculty
  • Teamwork and interpersonal communication
  • Effective communication and positive customer service

Work Schedule: Varies 

Work Conditions: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job: • Noise • Light intensity * Heat * Cold * Wetness * Humidity 

Physical demands included here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:  • Reaching/handling • Stooping/kneeling • Pushing up to 20 lbs * Pulling up to 20 lbs * Lifting up to 20 lbs *Carrying up to 20 lbs

Number of Positions: 2-3

Pay Rate:  8.75

Supervisor:  Sara Coots

Loculation: ADM 201, ADM 203, ADM 2nd floor. ADM 213 Learning Lab, various locations on campus

To Apply, complete required sections on the application and upload your resume 

Questions? Please contact Stephanie Stiltner, Director of Family and New Student Connections, at stephaniestiltner@upike.edu or (606) 616-8407.

Application Notes: Resumes and applications 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. 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 admission of students. Inquiries may be directed to the University of Pikeville Title IX Coordinator by calling 606-218-5216.

Date Posted: 05/10/2024
Department: Student Success
Employment Type: Part-Time (10 hours)
Position Type: Institutional Work Study