UAA - College of Engineering K-12 Outreach Specialist

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  • Job Number:518697
  • Classification:Student Assistant C
  • Grade:Student C
  • Work type:Student Employee
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
  • School/Business unit:UAA College of Engineering
  • Location:Anchorage
  • Categories: Education/Instructional, Engineering/Computer Science

Position Summary:

The UAA College of Engineering is seeking to hire a K-12 Outreach Specialist, a student position that will help to plan and execute STEM-themed educational programs for youth, under the supervision of the K-12 Outreach Director.


100● Plan and execute STEM-themed educational programs for students in elementary, middle, and high school, under the supervision and guidance of the K-12 Outreach Director ● Develop learning materials, including lesson plans, presentations, handouts, and other visual and written materials ● Supervise and ensure the safety of minors during in-person events ● Instruct youth on computer science and engineering topics, and provide feedback to youth participants (e.g., coding on Scratch, constructing efficient bridges, building and programming robots, etc.) ● Set up and tear down equipment for special events ● Bring a high level of enthusiasm and energy to programs, and inspire youth to consider a career in STEM disciplines ● Communicate professionally and respectfully with diverse audiences, including teachers, students, parents, and others ● Speak publicly online and in person to classroom-sized and smaller groups of youth ● Perform clerical tasks, such as producing reports and updating databases ● Be able to work independently (without constant direct supervision) while meeting project deadlines ● Other duties as assignedEssential

The UAA College of Engineering is seeking to hire a K-12 Outreach Specialist, a student position that will help to plan and execute STEM-themed educational programs for youth, under the supervision of the K-12 Outreach Director. Programs will mainly include afterschool and summer programs related to computer science and engineering, such as coding clubs and summer camps. The ideal candidate will be creative, energetic, and organized, and will enjoy working with youth in a fast paced environment. The position is expected to work at least 10 hours per week from home, with the option for additional hours, up to 20 per week. Occasional in-person work will be required. Specialized training on working with minors and STEM topics will be offered. Background check will be required. Pay is $13 per hour.


● Enthusiasm for teaching STEM topics, and ability to learn unfamiliar STEM topics
● Patience with youth, and understanding of classroom management and group dynamics
● Awareness and appreciation of influence as a role model
● Basic computer and internet skills, including Microsoft Suite, Google Apps, Zoom, etc.
● Written and oral communication skills, including public speaking
● Ability to work independently


● Previous experience with youth mentoring, teaching, and/or supervision experience, OR previous experience working in an office setting
● Previous experience with STEM programming is preferred


● High School diploma or equivalent
● Must be a current UAA student enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits for fall and/or spring semester with a GPA of 2.0 or higher
● Two years of computer science or engineering classes preferred


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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