Development Advisor

The University of Pikeville (UPIKE) is actively seeking candidates for a full-time staff position in the Upward Bound program. The Development Advisor is dependent on continued federal grant funding.

The Development Advisor is expected to perform all duties required by the University of Pikeville’s Upward Bound program by carrying out the following responsibilities:

  1. Review and collect all data necessary to qualify participants for acceptance into the program.
  2. Document all required steps in the approval selection process as well as the academic, personal, and career guidance components of the program.
  3. Responsible for scheduling and conducting visits to target schools while recruiting qualifying participants.
  4. Deliver and document all information regarding support services.
  5. Maintain the program’s professional relationships with the local high schools.
  6. Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in human services, psychology, education, or related field along with training or experience in personal, academic, and career counseling.
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience with a TRIO program or similar experience working with youth from disadvantaged backgrounds similar to those experienced by the target area youth.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to identify the barriers and disadvantages faced by area youth and the ability to relate effectively to campus personnel, and local secondary school personnel and students.
  • Proficiency in clerical skills, e.g. use of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Must have ability to perform simple calculations.
  • Must have excellent people and communication skills.
  • Must have knowledge of Web and creating online travel arrangements for large groups of people.
  • Must be familiar with multiple forms of office equipment, e.g. computer, printer, copier, fax machine.

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.

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. Inquiries may be directed to the University of Pikeville Title IX Coordinator by calling 606-218-5344.

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: 06/24/2020
Department: Upward Bound
Employment Type: Full-Time (40 hours)
Position Type: Staff