ACCS Communications Specialist 1 or 2

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Classification:Communications Specialist 1
Grade:Temporary Staff Grade 75
Work type:Temporary
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:College of Arts & Sciences
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Communications/Public Relations/Marketing, Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:

Alaska Center for Conservation Science (ACCS) personnel study biological conservation, ecological monitoring, and natural resource planning in Alaska. ACCS is a research organization within the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA). The Center is primarily grant funded with additional financial support provided by UAA. We rely on data and funding from state and federal agencies and citizens to manage and serve our data to the public. We are seeking a temporary Communications Specialist 1 or 2 to assist with updates to the ACCS website. The level of the temporary position will be determined by the level of expertise and experience of the selected candidate.


Ability to create or assist with creation, development and maintenance of Web and other electronic applications.
Level 1: Knowledge of computer operations such as word processing, spreadsheet, and database. Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills. Ability to write clearly and accurately, spell and punctuate properly. Ability to follow applicable policies, rules, regulations and ethical practices. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals and groups and to work successfully as a member of a team. Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Level 2: Knowledge of communication best practices. Knowledge of techniques and industry standards relevant to position for writing, editing, formatting, composing and producing written, Web, graphic, photographic and audio-visual materials for news, public information/outreach and marketing/advertising. Knowledge of public presentations. Knowledge of one or more of the following computer operations: graphic, photographic, desktop publishing software. Ability to design print, multimedia, Web and collateral material. Ability to use databases. Ability to exercise sound judgement, to analyze situations and make decisions. Ability to multi-task in a timely manner.

Required Experience:
Level 1: High school graduation and one year's relevant experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience.  Associate's degree in relevant field (Public Relations, Journalism, Communications, Art, Graphic Design or related field) preferred.
Level 2: Bachelor's degree in Public Relations, Journalism, Communications, Art, Graphic Design or related field and one year relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Preferred Knowledge/Experience:
Knowledge of HTML, CSS, basic Javascript.

Grade and Hourly Rate:
Level 1: 
Grade 75, $16.15
Level 2: Grade 77, $20.47

Attach the following to your application:
* Cover letter
* Resume or C.V. with an example, or URL, of a web design
* List of three (3) professional references, with contact information for each

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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