Student Assistant - Nanook Diversity and Action Center

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

Position Summary:

Are you a student looking for a rewarding yet invigorating job to add to your resume? Come join our delightful team at the UAF Nanook Diversity and Action Center where you can make an immediate impact on campus. As a Nanook Diversity and Action Center Student Assistant, you will be responsible for working closely with students, staff, faculty and community members in creating and maintaining an atmosphere that promotes respectful dialogue around topics such as diversity, inclusion, social justice, and equity, with some intersections with prevention (alcohol/drug misuse, suicide, and power-based violence) and wellness.


100Program Support: • Plan, market, and facilitate activities and events for NDAC such as awareness campaigns, guest speakers, film screenings, book clubs, and more • Help coordinate SafeZone, Inclusive Leadership and other Diversity & Inclusion efforts on campus • Help organize and manage the Wood Center Food Pantry as requested. Student Leadership: • Student Assistants may 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. NDAC Student Assistants may be asked to serve on additional leadership boards or committees. 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 interactive 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.


While we welcome all applicants who are interested in any aspect of diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice, we are hoping to hire students who are interested in racial, cultural, ethnic and/or religious identities.


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 at least one reference.

This position pays $12.00 per hour.

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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