Analyst and Program Specialist

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Classification:Administrative Specialist 2
Grade:Grade 78
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA Chancellor
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Business/Accounting/Finance, Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:

Join a dynamic team that's passionate about growing Alaska's economy. We're looking for a motivated, self-directed individual who enjoys digging into research and communicating results. This recruitment is open internally to current UA employees or those otherwise eligible to apply to internal postings.


15Client Outreach 15% -Network with economic development entities in the state to identify technical assistance or applied research needs. -Interface with potential clients to promote the services and programs of CED. -Assist in developing systems to evaluate and report on the success of programs, projects and activities to enhance the long-term success of local entrepreneurs. -Aid in delivery of public presentations as requested and in meeting the need to support CED statewide outreach objectives. -Work in collaboration with other CED staff as well as in partnership with other BEI units such as SBDC.Essential
15Entrepreneurship Development 15% -Assist CED staff in designing and conducting entrepreneurship training. -Perform and/or support editing, production, and presentation of training materials. -Participate in the preparation and distribution of CED reports to funding agencies.Essential
20Business Analyst Consultant 20% -Assist Lead Analyst and CED director in advising clients on economic development initiatives. These may include tribes, nonprofits, businesses, or government agencies. -Support development of client scopes of work including defining client needs -Participate in developing reports, materials, or verbal summaries in readily understandable manner for internal team and clients -Perform quantitative and qualitative analysis and summarize findings as component of feasibility studies, business plans, market analyses, etc.Essential
50Research and Data Analysis 50% -Write report sections, materials, or simple summaries to support Alaska stakeholders in using relevant data. -Review, collect, and analyze regional economic and demographic data relevant to Alaska stakeholders. -Conduct interviews with business owners, stakeholders, and other individuals to collect qualitative information relevant to reports or other research materials. -Develop compelling visual displays of economic data to be hosted on the CED website.Essential


Ability to collect, analyze and interpret data. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals and groups and to work successfully as a member of a team. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and to organize and present facts and opinions. Ability to exercise good judgment in analyzing situations and making decisions.


Evidence of interest in finance, economic development, business administration, entrepreneurship, public policy, or economics. Some college required, a bachelor’s degree is preferred. Two years of work experience in a related area.


Bachelor's degree in business, political science, economics or a related field. Master's degree preferred. Will give strong consideration to candidates with a combination of education and experience that demonstrates a clear interest in economic development.

This recruitment is open internally to current UA employees or those otherwise eligible to apply to internal postings.

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.

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.

This recruitment is open internally to current UA employees or those otherwise eligible to apply to internal postings.

Advertised: Alaskan Daylight Time
Applications close: Alaskan Daylight Time

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