Department Name: 1B430:Student Organizations and Activities
The University of Kentucky is looking for an individual to assist in the overall advisement, coordination, and management of the Office of Student Organizations and Activities and major campus programmatic support. Work with the Student Activities Board, diverse student groups, and university departments in major event and entertainment planning (homecoming, concerts, popular culture, performing arts, art gallery curating, lectures, multicultural programs, etc.). Directly responsible for entertainment contract negotiations. Provides guidance and leadership to student organizations for planning and executing campus events encompassing cultural, entertainment, social, and recreational activities. Assist Student Activities Board in comprising a co-curricular calendar. Responsible for development, management, and presentation of seminars in leadership development, promotion and publicity, event planning, risk management, and personal development for student leaders and advisors. Work closely with student led promotions, publicity, market research and design teams for major (and minor) campus and community programs. For more information, visit www.uky.edu, www.uksab.org, and http://getinvolved.uky.edu/.
Given the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need to protect our university community including our students, staff, faculty and visitors, the University of Kentucky is requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all new hires prior to starting employment. Therefore, as of October 18, 2021, all new hires prior to their first day of employment must submit appropriate documentation showing, i) completion of the first vaccination against COVID-19, or ii) completion of the full vaccination series against COVID-19, or iii) approved exemption (medical contraindications or a sincerely held religious belief) through the formal exemption process from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For those employees who have completed the first vaccination against COVID-19 prior to their first day of employment, the second vaccination (if applicable) must be completed following the vaccination recommended schedule to be considered fully vaccinated.
There is currently more than one position open for the Student Organization Advisor I. To be considered for each position, you must apply for each position. One application will not be considered for all positions.
Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, and execute special events/projects through working with and advising student led initiatives and student organizations is critical. Related advisory and programming experience in Student Affairs/Student Activities is essential. Excellent oral and written communication skills are key. Experience with budgeting tracking, assessment, and promotional planning is preferred. Comfortable with working in a fast-paced, ever- changing, and high-energy environment is ideal.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Master's Degree in Student Personnel/Student Affairs/Higher Education/Student Services or related field with 3 years of related work experience in student personnel/student affairs working with student activities, leadership development, and student programming. Qualifying equivalency of Bachelors degree and 3 years related student service and/or customer service experience is considered.
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.