Graduate Assistant, WRFL Events and Marketing

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Job Title:

Graduate Assistant, WRFL Events and Marketing

Requisition Number:


Department Name:

1B430:Student Organizations and Activities

Work Location:

Lexington, KY

Salary Range:

$15.00 hourly during Summer; $600 bi-weekly stipend plus full tuition Fall and Spring including health insurance coverage.

Type of Position:


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Required Education:

To be considered for the WRFL GA for Events and Marketing position, applicants must demonstrate acceptance and entrance into a UK graduate program and completion of both High School and a Bachelor’s Degree.

Required Related Experience:


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Physical Requirements:



The WRFL GA for Events and Marketing will be expected to work an average of 20 hours a week through the Summer, Fall, and Spring Terms. Due to the nature of working with students, work hours will include days, nights, and weekends as dictated by the organization and department’s needs.

Job Summary:

The Graduate Assistant (GA) for WRFL Events and Marketing will work with WRFL’s Advisor (a full-time professional staff member) while coaching WRFL student leaders in the planning and facilitation of concerts and other events aimed at promoting the WRFL brand to the University of Kentucky and Lexington communities. In addition, this position will involve helping students develop and execute marketing strategies beyond event planning toward the promotion of the WRFL brand to the station’s listening audience.

Primary job functions will include:
•Ongoing communication and planning with student directors, artists, agencies, and vendors
•Assisting with negotiation and contractual processes for WRFL events with WRFL’s Advisor retaining final signatory authority
•Assisting students with development and implementation of promotional campaigns and marketing strategies for WRFL
•Co-advisement of WRFL student leaders and their programs as determined by WRFL Advisor
•Providing professional advisement to student-driven event programming, inclusive of program planning, contract review, logistics, production, promotion, and assessment
•Assisting in the management of WRFL’s events budget
•Assisting in the development of assessments for WRFL concerts and events
•Attending WRFL Board of Directors and General Staff meetings once per month (same as WRFL Advisor), weekly meetings with student leaders, retreats, programs, concerts, and events
•Serving as a point of contact for WRFL student leaders, campus partners, community agencies, etc.
•Maintaining open and ongoing communication with GA supervisor
•Building and maintaining rapport with students and staff across UK’s Office of Student Organizations and Activities
•Supporting other programs and events sponsored by the UK’s Office of Student Organizations and Activities as needed

For More Information
WRFL’s mission, as an FCC licensed, non-commercial, educational radio station and a student organization of the University of Kentucky, is to provide its members professional training and guidance in radio operations management, program development, and quality broadcast performance while offering its listeners a source of music, news, and other programming not regularly found through other media outlets in central Kentucky and supporting arts and music in the Lexington community.

For more information about WRFL, please visit:

For more information about the WRFL GA for Events and Marketing position, contact Ben Allen, WRFL Advisor, Office of Student Organizations and Activities, University of Kentucky, at [email protected]

Thank you for your interest!

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? :


Preferred Education/Experience:

Successful candidates will possess knowledge and experience in working with planning large-scale events; facilitating meetings; working with student leaders; working with campus/community partners; working with diverse students/groups; working with contracts; and current trends in marketing strategies.

Deadline to Apply:


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.




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Posted: 2/20/2021
Application Due: 5/21/2021
Work Type: Full Time