Program Development Specialist

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Classification:Administrative Specialist 3
Grade:Grade 79 (34% GeoDiff)
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:Northwest Campus
Location: Nome
Categories: Other

Position Summary:

This Northwest Campus position of Administrative Specialist III, Program Development Coordinator, requires a blend of creativity and working knowledge of the region and its communities to be effective and is key to the success of our campus in meeting the community college mission


15Fiscal Programming Responsibilities: 1) Administer relevant program activities with responsibility for monitoring objectives, priorities, strategic plans and deadlines for projects 2) Oversee progress on objectives and performances indicators 3) Interpret and ensure compliance with project rules and regulations; establish and maintain data collection for programs and individual activities 4) Compile relevant data and compose weekly, monthly, quarterly, reports to be submitted to NWC Director and Director and Program Manager. 5) Participate actively as a member of the NWC Enrollment Management/Student Services TeamEssential
30Partnership Development: 1) Contact representatives of regional communities, local and regional governments and the university to identify problems, analyze needs, obtain and coordinate delivery of services, from partnerships and establish consortiums 2) follow up on course ideas suggested by community members (via regional hub advisors, email,conversation, etc); work with community entities to develop options for course delivery/development 3) Request, collect, organize and edit material for publications including newsletters, workshop proceedings, reports to funders, and annual reports 4) Develop and maintain partnership with University of Alaska units and departments in order to expand access to academic and vocational programs for rural sitesEssential
5Representative Activity: Serve on local, regional and statewide task forces, representing Northwest Campus, to meet the emerging needs of CRCD and Northwest Campus (e.g. BSDC - Bering Straits Development Council, ARDOR). Serve on boards of regional agencies when appropriate (e.g. Kawerak''s ABE Advisory Board).Essential
50Village Academic and Vocational Program Development: 1) Identify, develop and maintain programs and courses to meet the regional needs of community partners (local agencies, businesses, regional and local corporations, etc.) 2) Recruitment/development of regional adjunct faculty 3) Notify regional hub advisors of course interests in their respective communities and offer them the opportunity to assist or participate with course development 4) Utilize emerging technologies to expand and deliver programs to rural sites as appropriate 5) Work within NWC Instructional Services department on syllabus development and adjunct faculty assignments 6) Working with NWC Instructional Services team, coordinate logistical details for community courses (shipping of materials, organizing classroom, etc.) 7) Follow established NWC and UAF procedures for organizing course elements (work with NWC partners to help fund tuition and other costs for community interest classes; instructor pay, partner/community responsibilities). Seek funding opportunities as appropriate for partner-requested courses. 8) Define staffing/instructor needs for regional or community programs/projects 9) Work with adjunct instructors to ensure courses meet community needsEssential

This Northwest Campus position of Administrative Specialist III, Program Development Coordinator, requires a blend of creativity and working knowledge of the region and its communities to be effective and is key to the success of our campus in meeting the community college mission. 

This is a 37.5 hours/week, 10.5 month position, with full benefits, including tuition waivers.  This position is term-funded, will be reviewed annually and may be renewed at the discretion of the University.

Responsibilities include village academic and vocational program development, partnership development, and working with regional community representatives to identify community needs in order to develop programs or courses to address those needs.

A current Alaska Driver's License is required.

The review date for applications is August 31, 2017

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and three professional letters of reference, including their complete contact information.

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Term Position:

This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the the University's discretion.

Probationary Period:

Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment.  During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason.  Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF. The policy can be located at:


Tobacco-Free Campus:

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Notice of Nondiscrimination: 

The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution. The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of nondiscrimination available at 

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