Alaska Sea Grant Student Assistant

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Classification:Student Assistant B
Grade:Student B
Work type:Student Employee
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF Alaska Sea Grant and MAP
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Office/Clerical, Other, Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:

If you are looking for an employment opportunity to support the research, education and outreach at UAF, apply to Alaska Sea Grant. We may be hiring from this pool during the year, and duties assigned will vary depending on specific department’s needs. Applicants will be reviewed on an as-needed basis during the year.


100%Provide clerical or technical support.Essential

Alaska Sea Grant, one of 33 Sea Grant programs nationwide, is a statewide program headquartered at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Sea Grant has been working in Alaska for almost 50 years. Our work supports healthy coastal resources, strong economies, and vibrant communities. We do this through research, education, and outreach via Marine Advisory agents who live and work in eight coastal communities across Alaska.

This is a general student assistant pool posting and does not indicate a current vacancy. Applications may be used to fill multiple positions. Duties vary by position and department. Applications will be reviewed as necessary when position become available throughout the year. 

We are actively seeking a student to:
1. Help with the Alaska Sea Grant bookstore:
 - stocking shelves, filling orders, inventory, converting old DVDs to digital files and posting these videos online, and reviewing bookstore web pages for needed updates
2. Data entry
3. Help organize & maintain a photo database
4. Help coordinate research proposal review processes
5. Video editing


Positive work ethic and good communication skills.
Ability to work under general direction. Duties require considerable knowledge and skills such as computer, research, or translation skills. Ability to exercise independent judgment and decision-making. Ability to assist faculty member with research, writing or assisting in writing technical reports; assisting in complex technical aspects of research projects.


•Typically requires some previous experience, although specific requirements vary by position. Some college or comparable education may substitute for experience.
•Applicants must comply with all UA Policy and Regulations requirements and limitations relating to student employees for the duration of their employment including enrollment and GPA requirements.


To be eligible for student employment, an applicant must:
a. Be enrolled in the University of Alaska system with a minimum of six credit hours in the current semester of employment; or
b. Have been enrolled the preceding semester for six or more credit hours and demonstrate plans to enroll for six or more credit hours in the next semester for employment between semesters; and
c. Have at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) or approval from the MAU Senior Student Services officer or his/her designee.
d. Students enrolled in non-traditional programs of study will be considered eligible for student employment with the approval of the Senior Student Services officer.
e. An applicant must provide evidence of enrollment as outlined above to substantiate employment eligibility.

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.

Advertised: Alaskan Daylight Time
Applications close: Alaskan Daylight Time

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