YPCC Coordinator

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Classification:Administrative Specialist 2 (E)
Grade:Grade 78 (38% GeoDiff)
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF Kuskokwim Campus
Location: Bethel
Categories: Administrative/Personnel, Business/Accounting/Finance, Communications/Public Relations/Marketing, Recreation/Event

Position Summary:

KuC seeks a high-energy, creative, organized individual to operate the YP Cultural Center in Bethel. KuC is a great place to work! If you feel the position of YP Cultural Center Coordinator would be a good fit for you, please consider applying for this job!


10Personnel Management: Supervise the YP Cultural Center Assistant, temp and part-time Cultural Center workers.Essential
90Event Coordination/Facility Oversight: Coordinates events, schedules and facilitates all YP Cultural Center usage, oversees user agreements, set-up/take-down of conference rooms and stage. Works with the KuC business office on rental agreements, proof of insurance from leasee’s, daily bank deposits and revenue from the Coffee Cart and Saturday Markets. Maintain facility cleanliness standards. Work in partnership with community organizations and businesses to foster healthy community events. Coordinate KuC and YPCC public relations and community activities through exterior digital signage, interior tv monitor, and the website. Develop partnerships and rental agreements (through UA) with the Kuskokwim Art Guild to operate the YPCC Gift Shop. Coordinate entrepreneurial growth, collaborating with State and local organizations and villages piloting Saturday Markets as a vehicle. Schedule monthly Saturday Markets and coordinate with vendors. Develop partnerships with local/statewide organizations to promote the annual Best in the West Small Business Competition open to residents of the Yukon Kuskokwim region. Coordinate the Regional Artists and Small Business Cooperative working with AVCP Museum, KuC Consortium Library, KAG Gift Shop and YPCC to develop and promote the preservation of Yup’ik culture, language, dance and arts & crafts. Coordinate the annual Bethel Community Cultural Diversity Day with the Taste of Bethel.Essential


Kuskokwim Campus (KuC) is a branch of the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) located in Bethel, Alaska. Completely off the road system and four hundred miles west of Anchorage, Bethel is a hub community for forty-seven Yup’ik villages in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, a geographic region roughly the size of the state of Louisiana. Village life is driven by traditional subsistence fishing, hunting, and gathering combined with a modern cash economy. The KuC Yupiit Piciryarait Program Manager works with the KuC Campus and the Bethel Community to manage, develop and enhance services at the YP Cultural Center for the benefit of the YK region.

This is a full-time (80 hours), Grade 78, ($32.90/hr) DOE, 11-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Demonstrated ability to manage/market an organization or facility. Knowledge of small business practices. Ability to manage multiple projects. Project and/or grant management experience. Cross-cultural communication skills. Excellent writing ability. Demonstrated experience living and working in a rural/remote setting, preferred. Demonstrated knowledge of local community and regional educational resources and agencies.

Typical Experience:

Two years experience in facilities management and marketing, small business operations, and arts/crafts production and/or marketing. Supervisory experience.

Required Education or Training:

Bachelors Degree in an appropriate field or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Demonstrated experience in project management.


For full consideration, the following are required as part of your online application:

  • Cover letter detailing your interest and qualifications
  • Resume
  • Three professional references to include previous supervisors

Review of applications will begin May 20, 2021. For full consideration, your complete application must be received by May 19, 2021 by 11:59 pm. 

For specific questions about this position, please contact Lisa Yancey at (907) 474-5459 or llyancey@alaska.edu.   

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: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

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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