Conference Assistant

University of Pikeville Pikeville, KY
The University of Pikeville (UPIKE), is currently seeking a Conference Assistant (CA). The CA is primarily responsible for providing customer service to individuals and groups participating in summer conferences at the University of Pikeville.

Temporary, Public Relations

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The University of Pikeville (UPIKE), is currently seeking a Conference Assistant (CA) for assistance with conference and event services for the Public Relations department. The Conference Assistant (CA) is primarily responsible for providing customer service to individuals and groups participating in summer conferences at the University of Pikeville. As a member of the summer conferences staff, the CA is responsible for a variety of administrative and public-relations functions including the following:


* Develop positive working relationships with conference guests including adolescent and adult attendees;

* Develop positive working relationships with fellow UPIKE staff members, including Conference and Event Services, Residence Life, Student Activities, Aramark housekeeping, facilities, IT, and Public Safety;

* Act as a positive role model representing the University of Pikeville;

* With other Conference Assistant staff, prepare buildings for summer occupancy, including conducting damage inspections and key inventories, preparing bulletin boards, and setting up supply closets;

* Work check-in and check-out events of conference guests, including providing good customer service, conducting pre- and post-room checks for damages, completing appropriate paperwork, and inventorying room keys;

* Assist with the set-up and tear-down of chairs, tables, linens, audio/visual equipment, etc. in meeting and event spaces throughout campus;

* Provide overnight duty coverage to conference guests and work closely with Public Safety and Residence Life when responding to lock-outs, maintenance issues, conduct incidents, and emergency situations as needed;

* Attend a weekly staff meeting to coordinate efforts with other staff and receive updates;

* Provide appropriate and timely feedback about each conference process to the Director of Conference and Event Services and/or the Director of Residence Life; and

* Complete other tasks as assigned by Conference and Events Services or other the Office of Residence Life professional staff.

Dates of Employment:

The Conference Assistant will be a temporary position with a start date of June 5, 2018 and will continue through August 1, 2018. CAs will work an average of 20-25 hours per week. Hours will vary from week to week to week based on conference schedule. CAs must be available to work weekend and evening hours when required.


* Must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50

* Must be in good standing with the Office of Student Conduct and in good legal standing in the state of Kentucky.

* Must not engage in or agree to additional on-campus employment while employed as a Conference Assistant

* Conference Assistants will need to have approval from their supervisor regarding any courses taken over the summer

* Must be enrolled in classes for Summer 2018 or Fall 2018 (cannot graduate in May 2018)

* Must currently live on campus

Conference Assistants are required to live on-campus for the summer and are provided housing. CAs will be provided food through dining services throughout the summer as available based on the summer events schedule. Housing contracts for CAs will end on August 1st. This means that CAs who are not living on campus for the 2018-2019 academic year will need to find other housing accommodations by August 6th.

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 606-218-5216.

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.

Department:Public RelationsEmployment Type:TemporaryPosition Type:Student Worker