Lead Prevention Coordinator, Emmonak

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Classification:Research Technician 2
Grade:Grade 76 (38% GeoDiff)
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF Institute of Arctic Biology
Location: Bethel
Categories: Health Profession, Research/Science/Grants, Student Affairs/Services

Position Summary:

The Center for Alaska Native Health Research is seeking a qualified individual to fill a Lead Prevention Coordinator position located in Emmonak. The position will be responsible for the local community implementation of suicide prevention activities.


10Maintains communication and coordination with the university-based project Investigators, Project Director, Community Partners and other research partners.Essential
10Planning, coordination and scheduling meetings. Assist with identifying local lodging and local transportation of meeting attendees, schedule location of meetings, and other responsibilities to make meetings run effectivelyEssential
20Prepare required written project reports, to include meeting agendas, minutes and monthly activities report. Will also assist with quarterly and annuals a required by the agency. This requires attending teleconferences with the Evaluator, Program Director and Project Officer.Essential
20Record keeping: Prepare and maintain administrative records such as meeting and activity dates, agendas and participant lists. Maintain accurate records of purchases and work with the CANHR Business Office to properly allocate intervention expenses to grant.Essential
30This position is responsible for implementing a prevention project based on an existing Yup''ik cultural model, aimed at youth between the ages of 12 - 24 and their parents in two rural Alaskan communities. The Lead Prevention Coordinator works with a Local Project Coordinator in an assigned mentorship community to ensure fidelity to the Yup''ik cultural model of intervention set forth in the Qungasvik manual and based on the Qasgiq model. This includes working closely with the university-based intervention investigators to coordinate and deliver intervention activities. This position will also lead the part time assistant local prevention coordinator. Assist in the community planning process, development and implementation of the prevention activities in each community. Works directly with the elders in the community to maintain cultural orientation of the prevention programming.Essential
5Arrange the purchase of supplies for planning meetings and prevention activities.Essential
5Maintain research integrity of the project, in cooperation with the investigators and project director, by monitoring cultural appropriateness of methods and procedures.Essential

This position will provide daily management of local project activities assisting with the Year 1 planning and development activities and Years 2 through 5 prevention services implementation with youth 10 though 24 years. The position will organize the community "qasgiq" or local community planning group/coalition. This position will work with the qasgiq to adapt, develop and implement universal, selective and indicated prevention strategies for youth 10 through 24 years. This position, in collaboration with he local qasgiq, will plan and deliver a set of 18-24 activities from the Qungasvik (Toolbox) that build strengths and protections against suicide and alcohol abuse utilizing local experts, local processes and local knowledge. This position will assist the Evaluator in data collection and performance, surveillance and assessment and reporting. 


Ability to assist with a culturally-based prevention program and train others to implement program.
Knowledge of Alaska Native culture.
Knowledge of or ability to learn federal, state, Native organization and Institutional Review Board requirements for research with human subjects and informed consent.
Excellent communication, organization, and leadership skills.
Computer software skills
Ability to maintain records relating to training and other aspects of the project.
Ability to write project reports.


High school graduation and six months of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.


Associates degree in Rural Human Services or equivalent experience in a Tribal leadership and/or behavioral health position.

This is a full-time, Grade 76, minimum $26.71/hr, 9-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package.

Applicants please provide a cover letter, current resume and contact information for 3 professional references.  

REVIEW DATE FOR APPLICANTS:   to insure consideration please apply by September 27, 2020 11:55 pm Alaska Standard Time is listed, as well as required application materials.

Term Position:

This position is a term-funded 9 month with 3 months off contract with benefits. This position 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: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

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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