Nanook Diversity & Action Center Prevention Peer Educator

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Classification:Student Assistant B
Grade:Student C
Work type:Student Employee
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF Student Services
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Health Profession, Other, Student Affairs/Services

Position Summary:

As a Prevention Peer Educator (PPE), you will support and educate the UAF community in the following areas: 1. Suicide prevention and mental health awareness 2. Alcohol and drug misuse 3. Power-based personal violence prevention The PPE purpose is to raise awareness, provide information, resources, and referrals regarding the above topics.


100Program Support: • Plan, market, and facilitate activities and events for the Nanook Diversity & Action Center (NDAC) such as awareness campaigns, guest speakers, film screenings, book clubs, and more • Help coordinate violence prevention and suicide prevention training efforts for UAF students • Complete the NASPA Certified Peer Educator course • Plan and facilitate NDAC’s “Wellness Wednesdays” program Student Leadership: • Serve as a member of the Nanook Diversity and Action Council. This may include creating meeting agendas, taking meeting notes, and following up with Council Members. PPEs may be asked to serve on additional leadership boards or committees. • Present a resource overview to classrooms, student orgs, groups, etc. about prevention and wellness services and trainings offered at UAF • Hold five (5) weekly drop-in hours for students to stop by and talk about prevention & wellness Data Entry and Administrative Support: • Data entry, answering phone calls, responding to emails, maintaining databases, assisting in writing reports, and more Social Media and Internet Presence: • Help maintain NDAC’s email, Nanook Engage, social media, and/or website Other Duties as Assigned: • Work closely with other areas of NDAC and the Center for Student Engagement and collaborate with other campus and community partnersEssential

Center for Student Engagement Mission 

Develop the whole student by creating connections to UAF and the surrounding communities through a variety of programs, services  & opportunities.

NDAC Mission

Promote inclusion and social justice by providing educational programs that honor and support diverse and intersectional identities; and promote a campus culture of health and wellness through the use of QPR, Green Dot, and other prevention strategies.

NDAC Goals

  • Increasing student awareness and appreciation for other identities/cultures

  • Encouraging healthy relationships, lifestyles, and social norms

  • Empowering students to express themselves and advocate for positive change

NDAC Values           

We believe all people have the right to live free of violence, discrimination, and the fear of violence. We recognize that intimate partner violence, harassment, discrimination, and hate crimes are not isolated incidents, but rather individual expressions of a cultural attitude that tolerates violence and hate. We understand that these behaviors demonstrate issues of power, control, and inequality; and we believe that the folks targeted by these behaviors are not to be blamed for the violence and discrimination perpetrated against them.

NDAC’s philosophy to address these pervasive social problems is informed by multidisciplinary research and data. We seek to increase awareness of these issues and establish positive community norms. We accomplish our goals through student-led efforts such as educational programming and staff-led training. In these efforts we address that barriers exist for all people. We challenge our community members to consider how they might overcome or work around these barriers to support a community free of discrimination, harassment, and violence.


Telephone and interpersonal communication skills; organizational skills; familiarity with basic computer applications; ability to maintain confidentiality. Must give a favorable impression to the public in appearance and behavior; adapt to changes in workload; work independently with limited supervision and in cooperation with other employees; possess attention to detail/organizational skills, be able to multitask and handle difficult/stressful situations with diplomacy and finesse.




Applicant must be enrolled as a UAF student taking a minimum of 6 credits per semester with a minimum GPA of 2.0 or a newly enrolled student.

Special instructions to applicants:

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and names and contact information (email and phone number) for three (3) references.

If you need assistance applying to this posting, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

This is a Student Assistant C; minimum starting pay $11.50 hourly

Review Date:

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

This is a pooled position, which means that the position remains open over the entire academic year and students may apply for the position all year. When the department needs to fill a position, they review the current “pool” and call students for interviews. Students who were not hired for one position still remain in the pool for other positions.

The initial application review will be taking place on August 11, 2020. To ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55 pm Alaska Standard Time, August 10, 2020.

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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