ANSEP Assistant Director

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Classification:Administrative Professional 2
Grade:Grade 80
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA Office of the Provost
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Executive/Director/Management, Administrative/Personnel

Position Summary:

Come join an award-winning program at ANSEP. We are recruiting for an Assistant Director position. This newly created position will work with our various components and will develop the skills necessary to take on additional leadership roles at ANSEP.


20FINANCIAL AND PERSONNEL COORDINATION - Many ANSEP component grants, awards, and gifts support high-profile and visible programs. Ensure that policies and procedures are followed in order to manage the risks that accompany these high-profile projects and programs to protect ANSEP and institutional brands, standing, status, and reputation. - Identify staffing requirements and lead the hiring, discipline, and termination of ANSEP component staff, primarily student workers, Youth Peer Mentors, and Lead Youth Peer Mentors. - Develop and implement rules, regulations, processes, policies, and procedures, ensuring the goals of ANSEP components are successfully attained. - Analyze, revise, and carry-out ANSEP component budgets including annual budget projections and ‘what-if’ scenarios. - Advise ANSEP Directors and Senior Directors of budget projections, problems, and necessary adjustments. - Commit ANSEP to obligations and expenditures related to ANSEP components. - Coordinate with ANSEP Directors and Senior Directors to establish and ensure compliance with rules, regulations, processes, policies, and procedures related to ANSEP components and minors on campus. - Lead and support grant development and ensure compliance with reporting requirements. - Manage, analyze, and assess potential liabilities related to ANSEP components. - Mediate interpersonal or interdepartmental conflict. - Maintain confidentiality on a range of sensitive issues related to the operation of ANSEP. - Coordinate ANSEP component facilities (ANSEP Building, Academy Building, and Acceleration Building) including property control and capital improvements.Essential
25PARTNERSHIP COORDINATION AND DEVELOPMENT - With moderate oversight from ANSEP Directors and Senior Directors, develop and negotiate unique and moderately complex funding agreements and contracts with a broad collection of external partners and funders. The various external agreements and contracts support activities that impact one or more of the three main UA campuses and touch every corner of the state. - Develop and negotiate ANSEP component multi-partner agreements with various Alaska school districts, Native Corporations, ANSCA Education Foundations, Philanthropic organizations, and other organizations. These agreements typically combine ANSEP philanthropic and private industry partners and are short-term or long-term in nature. - Travel extensively throughout Alaska and the continental United States in order to meet with existing and potential partners and funders.Essential
25PLANNING - Develop and implement long-range and short-term operational strategies, short-term and long-term budgets, strategic plans, priorities, and goals for ANSEP components (STEM Academy, Middle School Academy, Acceleration Academy, Summer Bridge, University Success, and Graduate Success). - Communicate operational strategies, budgets, strategic plans, priorities, and goals to ANSEP component staff, stakeholders, and partners. - Assist in the development, implementation, management, and assessment of ANSEP components. - Develop, implement, manage and revise policy and procedures related to the operation of ANSEP components. - Work with the ANSEP Social Media & Marketing Director around various aspects of public relations, social media, website, and other brand-related items in support of ANSEP components. - Identify ANSEP component needs and requirements and make recommendations to ANSEP Directors and Senior Directors. - Represent ANSEP on committees, to the public, and to university units. - Advise ANSEP Directors and Senior Directors on items as they relate to industry trends and best practices around ANSEP and their effects on ANSEP.Essential
30PROGRAM LEADERSHIP - Coordinate and incorporate ANSEP component planning and ensure that various plans and goals reconcile with the broader ANSEP mission. - Identify ANSEP component needs and work with ANSEP strategic partners and ANSEP Directors and Senior Directors to secure the resources necessary to meet programmatic needs. - Develop, implement, lead, manage and assess aspects of ANSEP components. - Develop, implement, lead, and manage a continuous improvement process for ANSEP components. - Analyze, revise, and prepare required ANSEP component programmatic reporting. - Coordinate ANSEP component activities with school districts and UAA, UAF, and UAS campuses. - Advise ANSEP Directors and Senior Directors on administrative operations and potential and/or actual items of concern. - Analyze and resolve far-reaching and sometimes complex issues associated with ANSEP components. - Explain, interpret and/or provide guidance on matters related to ANSEP component activities to students, staff, faculty, strategic partner organizations, and the public. - Serves as a subject matter expert for ANSEP, K12, and University education programs.Essential


Knowledge of grants and federal reporting agency requirements. Basic knowledge of budgets and the granting process. Ability to create comprehensive reports and presentations. Knowledge of the planning process. Knowledge of contract administration. Ability to coordinate conflicting issues and ideas of conflicting groups and people. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships among diverse stakeholders. Ability to work independently. Ability to write, negotiate, conclude, and administer complex agreements. Ability to lead staff.


Five years of progressively responsible leadership and administrative experience with education programs aimed at increasing college readiness and success at the university.


Bachelor’s degree in related field and five years relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Master’s degree preferred.


ANSEP’s objective is to effect systemic change in the hiring patterns of Alaska Natives in science and engineering by placing our students on a career path to leadership.

Started in 1995 as a scholarship program for university students, ANSEP has evolved into a longitudinal education model that provides a continuous string of components beginning with students in sixth grade and continuing on through high school, into science and engineering undergraduate and graduate degree programs through to the Ph.D. ANSEP students at every level are successful at rates far exceeding national and state numbers. We provide inspiration, guidance, and opportunity for students from over 100 Alaskan communities. We have arrived at this model after 20 years of effort, with the awareness that a fragmented approach that focuses on one academic level is not adequate to deal with the scope of the problem and ultimately falls short.

ANSEP is more than 100 corporations, philanthropic organizations, state and federal agencies, universities, high schools, and middle schools. ANSEP is 3,000 Alaska Native middle school students, high school students, university students, and ANSEP alumni.


  • improves academic outcomes,
  • eliminates the need for university remediation and associated costs for government and families,
  • increases retention,
  • saves students and their families up to two years of college tuition and living expenses,
  • saves the state millions in government funding by reducing time to degree,
  • allows students to earn up to 50 university credits for a baccalaureate degree while in high school.


This position is a full-time, term-funded,  Grade 80, ($58,698/yr) DOE, 12-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package. UA provides a generous compensation package that includes excellent benefits including retirement options, annual leave, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized for unrestricted employment in the United States. No work visas will be sponsored for this position.

An initial review of applications will begin on January 26, 2022. To ensure consideration, please submit your application by January 25, 2022 at 11:55 pm, Alaska Standard Time


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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