Vice Chancellor for Rural, Community and Native Education

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Classification:Vice Chancellor (Admin)
Grade:Senior Administrator
Work type:Officer/Senior Administrator, Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF Rural College
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Education/Instructional, Executive/Director/Management, Other

Position Summary:

The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) is the nation's northernmost Land, Sea and Space Grant university and is a student-centered international research center, advancing and disseminating knowledge through teaching, research and public service with an emphasis on Alaska, the circumpolar North, and their diverse peoples. Founded in 1917 UAF provides a full range of higher education programs from certificate to Ph.D. to about 10,000 students, about 1400 of whom live in on-campus housing. UAF has campuses in Fairbanks, Dillingham, Bethel, Nome, and Kotzebue and learning, research, and extension centers across the state. Reporting directly to the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Chancellor, the Vice-Chancellor for Rural, Community, and Native Education (RCNE) provides leadership and direction for all aspects of education, workforce development and embrace UAF's unique mission of commitment to Alaska Native peoples.

Duties:

100The Vice Chancellor serves on the Chancellor's Core and Cabinet leadership teams, leads the community campus mission at UAF, and leads in the integration and development of Indigenous Knowledge programs and initiatives within the broader research and academic missions at UAF. As a passionate, inspirational, and motivated leader dedicated to rural, community, and Alaska Native education, the Vice Chancellor works to attract to UAF Alaska Native students, faculty, and staff. Promoting Alaska Native education, representation, and personal success, the Vice Chancellor is the principal advocate at UAF for Alaska Native peoples, and serves as UAF's principal representative to Alaska Native corporations, foundations, state leadership, and communities throughout the state. The Vice Chancellor develops and executes philanthropic strategies that enhance existing and new initiatives that support rural, community, and Native education throughout Alaska. The Vice Chancellor ensures the community campus mission is realized at each UAF community campus through leadership of the College of Rural and Community Development (CRCD). CRCD responds to community-based needs by providing programs in workforce development, career and technical education, academic preparation for college, as well as certificates, associates, baccalaureate and master's degrees. The Vice Chancellor supervises the Dean of CRCD and leads five community campuses, Rural Student Services and Eileen’s House (at the Troth Yeddha’ Campus), as well as a comprehensive suite of college transition and preparation programs such as the Rural Alaska Honors Institute (RAHI). The service area for CRCD includes 169 communities and 140 Alaska Native tribes, most not accessible by road, spanning over 392,000 square miles. The Vice Chancellor leads in supporting the development and growth of Indigenous Studies programs and research, helping to secure federal research awards and leading in the fundraising effort to build a world class Indigenous Studies center facility at UAF.Essential

As a member of the Chancellor’s Cabinet, the VC RCNE must be a passionate, inspirational, and motivated leader dedicated to Alaska Native education.  The Vice Chancellor must be committed to attracting to UAF Alaska Native students, faculty, and staff. The Vice Chancellor must be committed to, and develop programs and initiatives that support equity, accessibility, and retention of Alaska Native students, faculty, and staff throughout the University of Alaska Fairbanks.  The Vice Chancellor will promote the inclusion of Indigenous knowledge in University programs.

Promoting Alaska Native education, representations, and personal success, the Vice Chancellor will be the principal advocate at UAF for Alaska Native peoples and will serve as UAF’s principal representatives to Alaska Native Corporations, Foundations, state leadership, and communities throughout the state.  The Vice Chancellor will develop and execute philanthropic strategies that enhance existing and new initiatives that support rural, community and Native education throughout Alaska.

The Vice Chancellor will ensure the Community Campus mission is realized at each UAF Community Campus through effective and creative leadership of the College of Rural and Community Development (CRCD). As one of eight UAF Schools and Colleges, CRCD responds to community-based needs by providing programs in workforce development, career and technical education, academic preparation for college, as well as certificates, associates, baccalaureate and master’s degrees.  The Vice Chancellor will supervise the Dean of CRCD. The Vice Chancellor will lead the Community Campuses throughout the state, Rural Student Services (at the Troth Yeddha’ Campus), the Eileen’s House (at the Troth Yeddha’ Campus), as well as a comprehensive suite of college transition and preparation programs such as the Rural Alaska Honors Institute (RAHI).

The Vice Chancellor will be a strong, dedicated advocate of education, workforce development, and embrace UAF’s unique mission of commitment to Alaska Native peoples.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Responsible for strategic planning, policy formulation and implementation, management of department operations, budget formulation and management, facilities management, external funding/grant writing/donor relations, personnel management, and program development and evaluation.

Specific Educational and Professional Experience Requirements

5 to 10 years of progressively responsible leadership experience.

Experience living or working in rural Alaska preferred.

Leadership experience in higher education, Alaska Native Corporations or Foundations, state agencies, or non-profit organizations preferred.

Teaching experience in a four-year or community college setting preferred.

Must have a master's degree from an accredited University and at least five years of executive or senior-level management experience.

Salary: DOE

To be considered for this position, the following documents are required as part of a complete application packet:

  • Cover letter to include:

    • Why you are interested in the position, 

    • Your vision for rural, community and Native education at UAF, and 

    • A statement of qualifications

  • Resume or Vita

  • The contact information for at minimum 5 professional references (preferably prior or past supervisors)

Review of applications will begin on January 30, 2020.  To be considered, please apply no later than January 29, 2020, by 5 pm.

To be considered for this position, please submit your application through our online employment platform at www.uaf.edu/jobs, job search # 514210 or by selecting this link https://careers.alaska.edu/en-us/job/514210/vice-chancellor-for-rural-community-and-native-education. If you have specific questions about this position or need assistance applying, please contact Lisa Yancey (907) 474-5459 or llyancey@alaska.edu.

Executive/Senior Administrator (EX)

Background Check:

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

This position is designated as an officer of the university or senior administrator at the discretion of the president.

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:  The policy can be located at https://www.uaf.edu/chancellor/initiatives-and-policies/policy/04.07.010.php

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

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. 

Contact Information:

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

 

 

 

 

 

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