Assistant Director

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Classification:Administrative Management 3
Grade:Grade 82 (38% GeoDiff)
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:Kuskokwim Campus
Location: Bethel
Categories: Other

Position Summary:

The Kuskokwim Campus is recruiting to fill the Assistant Director position. This position will require strong leadership at the campus.


10Draft grant applications with director and coordinators and coordinate final grant submittal. Draft grant reports with director and coordinators.Essential
10Manage the KuC test center. Act as Lead Program Administrator for ETS Praxis testing. Oversee the distance education testing program, including supervision of the Distance Education Administrative Assistant.Essential
10Oversee instructor and course approvals for non-credit continuing education by supervising Continuing Education coordinator.Essential
20Take a leading role in the KuC management team. Attend and participate in campus and university work groups and represent campus instructional services in various settings. Participate as a member of the KuC Operations Team (advisor to the campus director). Serve as acting director in the director’s absence.Essential
50Oversee a wide range of instructional support and development services at KuC. Coordinate on-campus, learning center, dual credit/tech prep and distance course schedules. Serve as academic liaison to the campus Academic Review Committee and to the College of Rural Community Development in the planning, implementation and assessment of the campus instructional program. Facilitate approvals for campus credit courses and adjunct instructors, ensuring maintenance of academic and university standards, rules, and regulations. Collaborate with regional employers, school districts and community members to offer relevant coursework and develop relevant programs through KuC. Maintain a qualified pool of adjunct instructors to support the on-campus educational program. Provide instructional support to faculty and adjunct faculty.Essential

Kuskokwim Campus (KuC) is a branch of University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF).  Completely off the road system and four hundred miles west of Anchorage, Bethel is a hub community for forty-seven Yup’ik Eskimo villages in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, a geographic region roughly the size of the state of Louisiana. KuC offers the only Bachelor’s degree in Yup’ik Language and Culture in the world, and a majority of its students are Yup’ik and from the local region. Village life is driven by traditional subsistence fishing, hunting, and gathering combined with a modern cash economy. Most students are first generation, attend part-time and work either full- or part-time. KuC operates a 38-bed dormitory for full-time students and cohorts.

KuC is seeking an assistant director to oversee development and instructional support activities, developing and maintaining partnerships primarily with local organizations, hiring and supervising adjunct instructors, working on projects related to campus organization and operations, and standing in when the director travels or is on leave. This is a great opportunity to experience leadership, management and collaborative skills.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge: Basic knowledge of the university, its schools, colleges, and departments. Working knowledge of budget development and tracking. Knowledge of all UAF certificates, degrees, departments and processes. Applied knowledge of best practices

Required Experience:

Six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in higher ed and management. Demonstrated supervisory experience in multi-function service areas which require academic and/or project leadership, and personnel and fiscal responsibilities.

Required Experience or Training:

Bachelor's degree in relevant field.

11-months, Full-Time, Salary: DOE

To apply for this position, please submit the following:

  • Cover letter detailing your qualifications and interest in the position
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • The names and contact information for three professional references to include previous supervisors

Review of applications will begin         . To ensure your application is considered, you must apply by 11:59 pm on      . 

Background Check: 

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

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: 

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

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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