Temporary Technical Casual

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Classification:Temporary Technical Casual
Grade:Temporary Staff Grade 78
Work type:Temporary
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:School of Nat Res & Extension
Location: Soldotna
Categories: Office/Clerical, Other

Position Summary:

Mining and Petroleum Training Service (MAPTS) is seeking a qualified individual to fill the position of Temporary Instructional Designer. MAPTS is a workforce development unit within UAF’s School of Natural Resources and Extension which conducts short-term non-credit training for new employees in the mining and oil & gas industries and continuing education and certifications for incumbent employees. MAPTS operates a remote training camp as well as classroom-based training in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Soldotna, and other locations around the state. This position will assist MAPTS in marketing its program through electronic and printed sources. The position will also work with staff instructors and subject matter experts to create instructional presentations and marketing publications. The position will assist other staff members with basic IT troubleshooting and maintenance. Full position description follows.


70%. Media and instructional design

• Works with subject matter experts, instructors, staff to design and create effective curriculum and presentations, appropriate for various levels of student understanding

• Enable and support all staff in the training and curriculum changes needed to utilize new technologies and learning materials

• Updates multi-media instructional design as needed by instructors

• Designs, develops, and deploys e-learning content based on unit’s needs

• Reviews the unit’s programs of teaching and learning to assess their potential for on-line delivery and advise Director and Training Coordinators on which areas of the curriculum can be redesigned/enhanced

• Assist with electronic scheduling updates or revisions as needed

• Assists staff members with mandatory online training requirements as needed

• Align duties with administrative staff

• Assist MAPTS administrative staff with any design changes/revisions needed for standardized forms

• Assist MAPTS administrative staff in setting up standard Google Drive shared folders for use by appropriate staff members

• Communicate any changes to staff regarding shared access to curriculum storage, media publications, scheduling processes


30%. IT support

• Provides technical support for the organization or educational institution including PC- based and Apple products

• Provides IT support at MAPTS remote training camp for internet connectivity, phones, maintenance of computers used by students and staff, working with UAF OIT

• Maintenance of MAPTS internal server, recommend any necessary upgrades

• Assistance with presentation platforms used in training and for media/marketing of MAPTS programs

• Assistance with presentation and broadcast of graduation events at MAPTS training camp

• MAPTS website maintenance, upgrades, revisions as needed

• Coordinate MAPTS social media presence

Position is based in Soldotna MAPTS office.

Up to 20% travel to Delta Junction camp, Anchorage, and Fairbanks involved.


General knowledge, skills, abilities:

• Excellent written and verbal English skills for the purpose of documentation development, curriculum development, editing and communication

• Ability to organize and work under strict time and production deadlines, while producing quality deliverables

• Basic understanding of technical, design, and media issues

• Knowledge of the fundamentals of instructional design

• Foundation knowledge and understanding of learning theory and instructional design techniques

• Experience with graphic design packages, including the Adobe Creative Suite, Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign

• Experience with developing user-interface designs, Web-based training, and other multimedia products

• Experience with database platforms, including Filemaker Pro, Excel

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Word and PowerPoint, particularly as used in the development of instructional content

• Good organization skills, time management, and the ability to juggle multiple tasks

• Self-motivated and self-managed; ability to work independently and as part of a team with minimal coaching or supervision

• Experience working with e-learning and blended learning programs, web-based training development

• Experience developing instructor-led training materials

• Ability to function as a creative self-starter and to work independently

• Ability to learn new software and systems quickly

• Ability to communicate effectively with all levels within an organization

• Creativity tempered with an understanding of the intended audience, client culture, and learning preferences.

• Comfortable working with people at all levels of the organization



Minimum 2-year degree in IT or Multimedia Communications, or equivalent in experience.

Required Experience:

Knowledge of principles and practices of graphic design. Knowledge of digital media production principles, methods, techniques and standards. Knowledge of industry-standard multimedia authoring tools and a general familiarity with graphic design principles. Online course management systems skills. Skilled in organizing resources and establishing priorities. Ability to utilize professional audiovisual facilities and equipment.

Minimum wage of $22.36. This position is open until filled with the initial application review taking place on February 21, 2019.   To ensure your application is considered, apply by 11:55 pm, 02/20/2019.  Applications received after this date may not be considered. A complete application will include a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references.


If you need assistance applying to this posting, please contact SNRE Human Resources at 907-474-2716. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application and screening process should contact UAF Human Resources office at 907-474-7700.

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:  http://www.uaf.edu/chancellor/policy/04.07.010/

Tobacco-Free Campus:

UAF Campus is a tobacco free campus.  For more information, please go to: http://www.uaf.edu/tobaccofreecampus/

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 www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination


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