Project Coordinator

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Classification:Administrative Generalist 2
Grade:Grade 75
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:College of Health
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Office/Clerical

Position Summary:

The Office of Youth Empowerment (OYE) is a division of the University of Alaska Anchorage Child Welfare Academy. The OYE offers a continuous spectrum of educational and support services for foster youth transitioning to adulthood. The OYE provides authentic youth engagement, increased support and empowerment of foster youth throughout Alaska. The Project Coordinator is charged with providing statewide coordination and support for youth engagement activities and outreach.


The Project Coordinator is responsible for providing statewide training coordination and support, as well as maintaining a perpetual system of record collection and retrieval for all Office of Youth Empowerment (OYE) activities. The Project Coordinator provides logistical coordination of meeting rooms, materials, and stakeholders. Coordination includes procuring reliable meeting sites or classrooms, organizing resource materials, supplies and equipment; developing enrollment rosters and communicating with youth and speakers; arranging travel, providing technical and organizational support, procuring purchases as required. Assist in development and maintenance of OYE website.

A successful candidate must have the ability to follow directions, set priorities, organize youth events, and perform well under pressure while meeting deadlines. Advanced knowledge of spreadsheets and word processing is essential. This position requires excellent interpersonal and public relation skills to work well with youth, staff, and the general public. Ability to work with a culturally diverse population. Exemplary customer service and teamwork skills are essential. Excellent verbal, electronic and written communication skills to include grammar, spelling and punctuation. Excellent telephone etiquette. Ability to exercise considerable discretion and confidentiality with sensitive issues. Strong attention to detail in complex tasks with the ability to perform independently and contribute to innovative strategies. Demonstrated problem solving skills; i.e. research, analyze, audit, and assess are critical. Punctuality and accountability are essential.

Required Experience:
Applicant must have a working knowledge of Alaska's child welfare system as it relates to teens in transition, at both the macro-level as well as at the micro-level.
Direct experience working with youth and young adults experiencing foster care.
Direct experience organizing and planning youth lead activities and events.
Direct experience working with youth advisory boards.
Direct experience facilitating training for child welfare professionals and caregivers.

Typical Education or Training:
High school diploma or equivalent with a minimum of two years office experience.

Applicant Procedure:
Must attach cover letter and resume.

Salary will be based upon level of education, training and experience. Salary begins at $16.99 per hour.


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 non-discrimination, 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 non-discrimination available at

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