BBC Writing Support Specialist

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Classification:Training & Development 3
Grade:Grade 78 (GeoDiff 27%)
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF Bristol Bay Campus
Location: Dillingham
Categories: Education/Instructional

Position Summary:

This full-time position is looking for a candidate to facilitate Writing tutoring and instructional support to students attending Bristol Bay Campus. They will also conduct staff training, maintain student records and assist with evaluating program effectiveness.


25Program Evaluation Evaluate effectiveness of training programs and change/alter training for future sessions Participate in campus and university meetings and related conferences as necessary Provide reports and data to the Grants Manager Attend Title III MeetingsEssential
75Writing Skills Training Develop and/or assist in the development of curriculum and course content Guide, advise and tutor participants Prepare and maintain records Collect and prepare information and materials to be used in conducting and/or facilitating training, meetings or seminars, including lesson plans, training guides, participant manuals, videos, slides and other materials Develop a writing curriculum Schedule, coordinate and promote writing classes, workshops, seminars, or conferences Select and develop training methods such as individual coaching, group instruction, demonstrations, meetings and workshops Provide individualized assistance and group training to participantsEssential

This recruitment is open internal to current UA employees as a promotional opportunity or those otherwise eligible to apply to internal postings.


Work is performed under administrative supervision and includes responsibility for a full
range of activities in developing and presenting writing instruction. This includes preparing
course material, designing participant manuals, collecting appropriate videos and other
materials, and conducting or facilitating training in various settings.

Knowledge of methods and techniques for conducting a needs assessment.
Ability to apply knowledge of instructional methods for youth, adult learners, and/or special populations (e.g., disabled or at-risk).
Ability to develop original training content and material.

Rural Alaska experience or knowledge; distance education experience and skills.

Required Experience and Education:                          

Bachelor’s degree in related field and one year experience ( or human resource development), or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Salary: $29.98/hr, DOE (27% geographical differential already included). This is a full-time, 10-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package.

To apply for this position, the following are required with your online application:

  • Cover letter, detailing your qualifications and interest in the position
  • Resume
  • The name and contact information for three professional references. This should include previous supervisors or those that can speak to the oversight of your work.

Review of applications will begin December 10, 2019. To ensure your application is considered, you must apply by 5 pm on December 9, 2019.

Background Check:

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

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug Free Workplace.

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 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 UA.

Contact Information: If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.


Advertised: Alaskan Standard Time
Applications close: Alaskan Standard Time

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