Director (Academic)

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Classification:Director (Academic)
Grade:Senior Administrator
Work type:Officer/Senior Administrator
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:Bristol Bay Campus
Location: Dillingham
Categories: Other

Position Summary:

The College of Rural and Community Development is seeking an Academic Director for the Bristol Bay Campus.


25Academic/Personnel Management: Enhance the professional growth, development and performance of the faculty and staff. Manage personnel selection, placement and evaluation for promotion and tenure, termination and salary adjustments. Communicate effectively with faculty, staff, students, advisory councils and university administration. Work closely in a team environment to establish and meet organizational goals.Essential
25Financial Management: Provide oversight for the financial management of the campus including federal and University funding allocations. Increase program funding from all available sources including contracts, grants, fees and forging partnerships.Essential
25Leadership: The Director serves as the chief administrative officer of the campus to include, but not limited to the following functions: Provide vision and active leadership for the future of the campus based upon the needs of the regional community and represent the campus in outreach to all constituencies. Promote and advocate for the mission of the campus within the UA system. Represent and advocate for the campus at the local, regional, statewide and national levels. Responsible for the physical plant of the campus; coordinate with UAF facilities to maintain buildings and grounds; focus on safety and proper protocols to promote health and safety, such as Title IX reporting and processing.Essential
25Program Development: Promote and implement high quality, innovative vocational and technical programs. Address the changing role of education, the need of the returning adult student for continuing education and the educational concerns of a diverse student population. Provide creative direction for distance education. Assure a high level of flexibility and responsiveness to the local communities'' educational and employment training needs. Develop formal partnerships with a variety of businesses, non-profit agencies, school districts and various UA entities to promote post-secondary education and regional economic and social development. Support the educational success of under-prepared learners.Essential

The Campus Director is responsible for leadership and direction for the comprehensive delivery of all programs. Major responsibilities of the Director will be to maintain and implement high quality, innovative occupational and vocational-technical programs; address the changing role of vocational education, the needs of the returning adult student for continuing education and the concerns of a non-traditional population; address emerging technologies in distance delivery, assure high level of flexibility and responsiveness to the local communities education and job training needs; develop business relationships.


Knowledge and/or demonstrated understanding and commitment to a comprehensive community college, mission centered on teaching, service, life-long learning and research where appropriate for that campus's mission.
Executive leadership style characterized by enthusiasm, openness, energy, integrity, team building, and focus on students. Ability to promote team building and individuals through mentoring and training. Organizational, supervision and coordination skills, and attention to detail.
Comprehensive personnel management skills to include: analytical thinking, listening, oral and written communication skills, discretion, problem solving, sound judgment and demonstrated the ability to maintain confidentiality.
Ability to receive and respond to information and people. Must have public relations/interpersonal skills. Documented evidence of successful experience interacting with state and federal agencies, business and industry representatives, and political entities in securing support and assistance in program development and improvement.
A demonstrated commitment to cultural diversity and academic excellence.

Required Experience:

Demonstrated substantial administrative experience.
Professional leadership in and experience with fiscal management, program development, human resources management, institutional planning, and public relations.
Demonstrated understanding of a rural college mission. Demonstrated experience with entities that have programs or businesses in rural Alaska, highly preferred. Documented evidence of ability to communicate and work effectively with a variety of populations, such as: students, faculty, staff, university administration, citizen advisory groups, boards or councils, and the general public within a multi-cultural environment.
Evidence of successful experience interacting with state and federal agencies, business and industry representatives, and/or political entities in securing support and assistance in program development and improvement.
Documented success in grants administration and procurement. Demonstrated commitment to cultural diversity and academic excellence.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a distance delivery educational system and an understanding of the issues involved with such a system.
Familiarity and knowledge of effective teaching or training experience using varied educational models involving diverse delivery methods.
Understanding of ESL approaches in educational delivery
Understanding of, and awareness of cultural, linguistic differences and communication styles, within the region served.
Familiarity with collective bargaining agreements.
Familiarity with performance-based budgeting and the importance of data analysis as it relates to enrollment, planning & budgeting. Teaching or training experience in a classroom setting and via distance.

Typical Education or Training:

Master's degree, with demonstrated accomplishments in the applicant's discipline.
At least 5 yrs of demonstrated substantial administrative experience.

To apply for this position, please provide the following with your applicant materials:

  • Professional resume
  • Cover letter addressing qualifications
  • Reference list containing the contact information for three professional references
  • University transcripts with proof of highest degree earned (official university transcripts will be required at time of hire)

Salary: DOE

Job Duration: 12 months a year

Review of applications will begin March 2, 2017. This position is open until filled.

Background Check:

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


Pursuant to Board of Regents’ Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees and those positions designated by the president as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will.

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:

UAF Campus is a tobacco free campus.  For more information, please go to:


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