Project Coordinator, Haa Yoo X’atángi Deiyí: Our Language Pathway

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Classification:Administrative Specialist 2
Grade:Grade 78
Work type:Staff Part-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Southeast
School/Business unit:UAS School of Arts & Sciences
Location: Juneau
Categories: Business/Accounting/Finance, Office/Clerical, Student Affairs/Services

Position Summary:

This position is to provide oversight, coordination, and implementation of the Haa Yoo X_’atángi Deiyí: Our Language Pathway project, which is administered through the Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) Education Department in cooperation with the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS). Independent judgement is required to plan, prioritize, and organize diversified workloads and to recommend adjustments in relation to program practices or procedures.


30Grant Program Support: Monitors SHI grant program status and budgets, in coordination with Dean of Arts and Sciences. Collaborates with Dean and SHI on courses, programs, and events related to Our Language Pathway program. Assists with collection of data and material needed for grant reporting and production of grant reportsEssential
70Program Administration/Coordination: Provides administrative support for the Our Language Pathway program. Responsible for engagement with UAS leadership, faculty, and staff and with SHI staff to ensure effective implementation of grant activities and heritage language programs for students. Acts as a liaison with other departments and outside agencies in support of the Program, including community internships and practicum activities. In concert with faculty, coordinates and implements the Heritage Language Certificate in Lingit and Xaad Kil, and assists with future development of a program in Sm’algyax. Assists dean and faculty in planning and coordinating course options for heritage language scholars, including liaison with adjunct faculty and faculty at other universities. Serves as an academic advisor to heritage language students, and assists with monitoring their academic performance. Serves as a liaison with the financial aid office and SHI regarding tuition, fees, and housing payments. Coordinates sharing of information about heritage language scholars with SHI, consistent with Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Supports housing placement and immersion program needs for heritage language scholars, including work with heritage language media, documentation broadcasting, and archiving. Assists with coordination of scheduling, advertising, marketing, social media, program website, and student recruitment and retention for Our Language Pathway, in conjunction with UAS and SHI stakeholders. Coordinates regularly with appropriate UAS faculty and staff, Humanities Department chair, and Dean of Arts and Sciences.Essential


  • Some college coursework and one year experience related to program specialty, or an equivalent
    combination of training and experience; OR three years of progressively responsible
    office/administrative experience. Bachelor's Degree preferred


  • Demonstrated high level of verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple projects and activities with attention to detail
  • Strong organizational and planning skills in project management and program coordination
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse team of faculty, SHI staff, and UAS leadership
  • Technical capacity and expertise in using charts, tables, graphs, spreadsheets, and databases
  • Expert level knowledge of Southeast Alaska Native cultures and languages preferred.


This position’s duties are performed at the Walter Soboleff Building. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to verbally communicate. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, and climbing all day. The employee must frequently lift and/or move objects up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 50 pounds.


This is a part-time, benefited position, working 28 hours a week (56 hours per pay period). Regular hours of work will fall between 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday.  Additional compensation may be available if the successful applicant is interested and qualified to teach Heritage language students (Introduction Lingit, Xaad Kil, and Sm'algyax).


To ensure consideration, please apply prior to the review date.

To apply for this position, provide a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references with your application.  Please submit your application no later than 4/26/2020 at 11:55 PM Alaska Time.  The review of this posting will start on 4/27/2020. This posting will be closed once it is filled.

Term Position:

This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

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

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

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.

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.

University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:
It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

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

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