Communication Specialist

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Classification:Temporary Clerical
Grade:Temporary Staff Grade 76
Work type:Temporary
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Southeast
School/Business unit:UAS Sitka Campus Director
Location: Sitka
Categories: Communications/Public Relations/Marketing

Position Summary:

This position would be a good fit for someone interested in developing skills in program management, marketing, marine science or education. Also for someone passionate about research, education, and equity. Position is based out of Sitka Alaska. The Rural Alaska Students in One Health Research (RASOR) program is a grant-funded educational opportunity for rural high school Students in Southeast Alaska. RASOR students completed locally relevant mentored research projects in their home communities while earning college credit. Research focuses on a culturally relevant one-health approach that emphasizes the connections between human, animal and environmental health.


100%· Manage email, phone mail and social media communication with program participants (high school students) and their families. · Maintain program social media (Facebook, Instagram). · Manage program marketing: designing and deploying flyers, mailings, branded equipment, web ads. · Assisting with developing scientific content for an ocean science quiz competition · Assist with program scheduling · Assisting with quality control on program content · Manage email communication with program participants · Adhere to university trainings and policies in safety, and confidentiality.Essential

Located on the ancestral homeland of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian peoples, the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) is fully committed to advancing the education and research aspirations of Indigenous peoples and is committed to ongoing work toward decolonization. These efforts are reflected in our UAS programs and formal community partnerships across our three campuses and throughout all of Southeast Alaska.



· Excellent communication skills.
· Critical thinking.
· Give and received positive constructive criticism
· Working well in a team.
· Self-motivation.
· Being flexible.
· Determination and persistence.
· Willingness to learn new skills.
· Computer literary and experience with Zoom, Microsoft Office, and Google Applications.
· Current Alaska Driver’s License (or ability to get one).
· Work is most intense and must occur in person in October and early November.


· Previous employment or residency in rural Alaska community or tribal college, tribe, school or reservation.
· Previous experience with program marketing, using Canva, Mail Chimp, WhenIsGood, Facebook, Instagram, Blackboard, Zoom and DocuSign.


· High School Diploma

· Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Chemistry, Biology, Oceanography, Fisheries, Marine Biology, Education, Indigenous Studies or Marketing would be relevant.

Instructions to Apply:

Please submit a resume, a very short (1-2 paragraph) letter explaining why you are interested in the position, and the contact information for three (3) references.

Application review will begin immediately on a first-come basis. This position will remain open until filled.

If you have any questions about the position duties, please contact Dr. Ellen Chenoweth,

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:


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.

Background Check:

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

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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