Assistant Chaplain for Graduate Students

Pikeville, Kentucky, United States

Job description

The University of Pikeville is seeking a part-time Assistant Chaplain for the Graduate Schools to coordinate all graduate school worship experiences, to support worship experiences for university chapel services and provide social, moral, and spiritual guidance/direction with students, faculty, and staff of the University of Pikeville graduate programs.


  1. Coordinate religious activities and religious organizations on campus for graduate students.
  2. Support ministry opportunities for graduate students in the Church, community, and abroad.
  3. Work in partnership with the office of Spiritual Life to develop an outreach program for at risk graduate students.
  4. Be a member of the Spiritual Life Committee.
  5. Support and coordinate chapel services for graduate schools upon request.
  6. Continually grow in Biblical and theological knowledge and faith.
  7. Develop a monthly report and provide it to university Chaplain.
  8. Organize special prayer services, lead prayer at special events when requested, and host special guests as needed.
  9. Represent the University by organizing and attending graduate school events.
  10. In conjunction with Graduate Student Services coordinate care packages.
  11. Be available for students when needed and have specific office hours.
  12. Maintain a relationship with graduate studies, the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Kentucky College of Optometry.
  13. Work in partnership with University Chaplain to continually identify the spiritual needs of student.
  14. Refer students for support and mental health services as needed.
  15. Other duties as assigned.

Education & Skill Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in religion, theology, or pastoral ministry required.
  • Master of Divinity degree preferred.
  • Active engagement and membership in community of faith.
  • Experience with campus ministry or multi-faith chaplaincy.

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.

How to apply

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.

Founded in 1889 by Presbyterians, the University of Pikeville is committed to offering a broad liberal arts and sciences education. This foundation provides opportunities for students to develop their full academic and personal potential and prepare for specific careers.