Collegiate Recovery Community Graduate Assistant

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Job Title:

Collegiate Recovery Community Graduate Assistant

Requisition Number:


Department Name:

1B310:Campus Recreation and Wellness

Work Location:

Lexington, KY

Salary Range:

$13 per hour during summer; $650 bi-weekly Stipend during Fall and Spring Semester; GA positions include paid tuition and graduate health insurance coverage.

Type of Position:


Position Time Status :


Required Education:

BA, must be enrolled as a UK graduate student.

Required Related Experience:


Required License/Registration/Certification:


Physical Requirements:

Ability to carry up to 25 pounds around Campus.


Hours are determined by program responsibility, needs of facility in supervision, and class schedule. An average of 20 hours weekly are required of the position with percentage of hours conducted at each facility. Ability to work additional supervision shifts or conduct training classes/sessions up to an additional 8 hours a week (28 hours total) pending approval by the Director of Graduate Studies for Graduate program and the UK Graduate School. Additional assignments are available after the first year of the assistantship.

Job Summary:

The Graduate Assistant for Collegiate Recovery Community is responsible for assisting in the coordination and management for the Campus Recovery Community initiative. This position will be responsible for increasing awareness of recovery resources on campus and building a community among students. The successful candidate will have strong communication, organization, and outreach skills. Experience with the recovery community is preferred. Passion for recovery is a must.

Posted until filled.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

Must have excellent Customer Service, Teamwork, the ability to work independently and responsibly.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? :


Preferred Education/Experience:

1. Background and understanding of substance misuse recovery programming and supports.

2. Experience in assessing, designing, and implementing individual and group recovery supports, outreach, and programming.

3. Successful candidate will be mature and responsible person who demonstrates flexibility, the ability to work well with others and problem solving.

4. Successful candidate will be interested in improving their skillset through learning opportunities from program participants, supervisors, peers, and subject matter experts

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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Job No:
Posted: 4/16/2021
Application Due: 6/15/2021
Work Type: Full Time