Project Coordinator, Alaska Indigenous Scholars

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Classification:Administrative Specialist 1
Grade:Grade 77
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Southeast
School/Business unit:Alaska College of Education
Location: Juneau
Categories: Education/Instructional, Office/Clerical, Other, Student Affairs/Services

Position Summary:

The University of Alaska Southeast is seeking an effective professional to serve as a Program Coordinator for our Indian Education Professional Development federal grant. This position is located within the UAS Alaska College of Education division. Duties will include an emphasis on recruitment of students for the Master of Arts in Teaching, secondary and Education Leadership degree programs. This is a three-year term appointment, with an additional two-year part-time assignment to conclude the mentorship of graduates. Ideal candidates are self-motivated, knowledgeable about fiscal federal and university processes, and are able to develop strong relationships with statewide school districts and local organizations. Additional responsibilities include collaboration with Alaska College of Education personnel, budget management, federal program reporting, and data management. Occasional travel is required for recruitment and training.


100%Responsibilities include the budget and management of goals and objectives of the IEPD grant. Responsibilities include: develop, organize, and oversee all day to day activities, including scholarship management, including both student and university facilitation of communications related to the application process, required documentation to track student progress, and internal scholarship calculations The PD will develop and refine publicity through the communications department to develop marketing tools for both general awareness of public on educational opportunities and routine outreach to school district superintendents, principals, teachers, and human resource departments. Grant duties include implementing the recruitment plan, reviewing and leading participant selection process; defining the scholarship application process and awards, and aligning university services in support of the student pay back provision unique to this grant. In year two of the grant, the PD will work simultaneously with students completing their graduate program and transitioning into jobs, as well as with a new cohort of students beginning the program. General management duties include pre-planning with Consortium partners and university leadership on the implementation of Indigenous Alaska Scholars; coordinating and managing project monthly management team meetings, continuous communications with project stakeholders; collaboration with statewide mentor programs. Responsible for successful completion of federal grant reporting on program activities, data, and budget.Essential

Education & Experience

  • High School Diploma, or equivalent combination of training and experience is required.
  • Bachelor’s of Arts in Education (or a related field) is preferred.
  • Two years of previous budget, grant, and/or project management experience is required.
  • Experience in grant or technical writing, communication, teacher education, or program administration is required.
  • Previous experience in higher education is preferred.
  • Previous experience working with people of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds is preferred.


  • Demonstrated ability to manage a public grant-funded program and/or project.
  • Demonstrated knowledge about Federal and/or State of Alaska grant reporting procedures.
  • Demonstrated knowledge about University of Alaska teacher education programs.
  • Demonstrated knowledge about University of Alaska student life, policies, and services.
  • Effective collaboration and communication (both verbal and written).
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite and ability to navigate a relational information system (Banner experience is preferred).

This is a full-time, 12-month, Grade 77, three-year term staff appointment. The hired individual will receive a two-year, part-time (.25 FTE) assignment extension. All offers include both a competitive salary and complete UA employee benefits package; exceptional placement is dependent on education and experience. This recruitment will be open until filled with the initial review taking place on February 4th, 2019.

A complete application will include a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references. Contact, or phone (907) 796-6263 for technical support, additional questions, or to request ADA accommodation when completing your application.

As a public, regional, comprehensive university, UAS is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive organization and strongly encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply. All interested persons should apply online. For further assistance with the application process contact Human Resources at 907-796-6263 or email

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