Student Media Coordinator

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Classification:Student Services Professional 3
Grade:Grade 79
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF Student Services
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Communications/Public Relations/Marketing, Student Affairs/Services

Position Summary:

The Student Media Coordinator provides day-to-day supervision, guidance and support to the student employees and volunteers of Student Media. Under the direction of the Center for Engagement’s Associate Director for Student Engagement and, working closely with the student staff and volunteers in Student Media, the Student Media Coordinator will ensure that students are provided a meaningful developmental and educational experience through their involvement with Student Media while ensuring adherence to professional journalistic and broadcast standards and compliance with FCC regulations.


30Administration and Compliance ● Ensure that the FCC public file for KSUA 91.5 FM is maintained and that quarterly FCC reports and monthly emergency broadcast reports are filed ● Ensure Student Media products and services adhere with relevant federal, state and university policies, regulations and procedures ● Implement an underwriting and advertising program to bring new revenue to Student Media ● Collaborate with the ASUAF President to coordinate Student Media Board meetings and activities ● Develop and implement assessments to improve the quality and reach of Student Media programs and services ● Work closely with the CSE associate director and director to allocate, project and manage funds; forecast expenditures and revenue and complete monthly management reports. ● Attend Center for Student Engagement staff meetings ● Evening and weekend hours may be required ● Other duties as assignedEssential
70Student Advisement and Supervision ● Advise and supervise the volunteers and student staff of Student Media ● Collaborate with student staff to develop and implement recruitment and retention efforts for new Student Media staff and volunteers ● Advise students in the planning and coordination of programs, special events, concerts and other activities sponsored by Student Media ● Facilitate leadership development and skill-building activities for the staff and volunteers of Student Media ● Facilitate student-centered collaborations with university departments such as Communication and Journalism ● Using best-practices, research and professional standards related to student media functions, provide appropriate critical feedback and support to improve individual student skills and overall quality of Student Media products and servicesEssential

The Student Media Coordinator is an integral member of the Center for Student Engagement team, providing support and guidance to the student staff and volunteers involved in Student Media's programs. Using student affairs best practices and standards for collegiate student media programs, the Student Media Coordinator will ensure that Student Media is a hands-on laboratory for students to learn and hone skills in broadcasting, journalism, communications, event planning and public relations. 

A major focus for the Student Media Coordinator will be rebuilding Student Media's newsroom, recruiting and advising student journalists with the goal of regularly publishing high-quality news stories on issues, topics and events relevant to the UAF community. Collaboration with the College of Liberal Art's Communications and Journalism Department will be critical to this effort. 

As a member of the Center for Student Engagement's team, the Student Media Coordinator will support the Wood Center's mission of developing the whole student while supporting the values of inclusiveness, learning, leadership, innovation, teamwork and tradition. 


● Familiarity with journalistic standards and principles (i.e. Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics, AP Style, etc.)
● Knowledge of best practices in student affairs/student development theory.
● Excellent communication skills
● Demonstrated effective use of organizational and planning skills and managing multiple projects and priorities in a fast-paced work environment
● Demonstrated knowledge or experience with advising and/or supervising students.
● Ability to critically evaluate complex ethical issues


Undergraduate degree in journalism, communications, media studies, or a related discipline, or significant experience as a member of the editorial staff (or equivalent) of a collegiate student publication and/or broadcast organization or professional news organization.

Prior experience working collaboratively as part of a large and diverse team while establishing and maintaining effective peer and supervisory relationships.


Bachelor’s degree in journalism, mass media or communication; master’s degree preferred.

This is a full-time, Grade 79, minimum $26.08/hr, DOE, 11-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package.  This position is open until filled with the initial application review taking place on January 18, 2022.  To ensure your application is considered, apply by 11:55 pm, 1/17/2022.  Applications received after this date may not be considered.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized for unrestricted employment in the United States. No work visas will be sponsored for this position.

UAF COVID Requirements:

Effective immediately, all new UAF hires, whose job function or work location results in the employee being subject to the UAF vaccine requirements guided by the Federal Contractor Employee vaccine mandate*, must be fully vaccinated with an FDA- or WHO- authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption by January 18, 2022, or before their start date if after January 18, 2022.

*Employees based on UAF’s Troth Yeddha’ (Fairbanks) campus, regardless of university affiliation and remote work status; Employees based in UAF research units outside Fairbanks (including Seward Marine Center, Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, HAARP, Poker Flat, Lena Point, and Toolik Field Station); and Employees, regardless of their work location, paid by or directly working on impacted UAF federal contracts

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.

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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