Health Careers Advisor

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Classification:Student Services Professional 2
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: Academic Advising/Support, Student Affairs/Services

Position Summary:

The UAF Kuskokwim Campus (KuC) in Bethel, Alaska is searching for a Health Career Advisor with excellent communication skills and the ability to work with a diverse population KuC is a fantastic place to work. Please apply here!


50Allied Health Career Recruiter/Advisor: Advise and register students into degree-specific courses that are distance offered by UAF CTC and UAA. Collaborate across the UA System to leverage resources, align programs, and provide Allied Health training opportunities in the Yukon-Kuskokwim (YK) region. Be a key advocate for the ongoing UAA College of Health and YKHC Administrators to prioritize healthcare workforce needs in YK region. Recruit students and support students to complete Occupational Endorsements, Certificates, and Associate of Applied Science Degrees to respond to workforce and educational needs. Provide clearly defined coursework and advising which will lead to sequentially higher credentials and employment opportunities in healthcare occupations while offering multiple entry and exit points. Use outreach efforts to build on the existing health programs. Keep track and measure success in six key areas: -Number of students registered for health courses -Number of students enrolled in a milestone (OE, Certificate, AAS, etc.) -Retention Rates - continued progress towards an identified goal -Number of students passing state licensure exams (if applicable) -Number of students hired into the workforce -Number of working students who have an increase in pay or position due to higher educational attainment.Essential
50Recruiting and Retention of Alaska Natives into Nursing (RRANN): Identify Alaska Native and American Indian students interested in pursuing nursing as a career and provide information regarding strategies for achieving individual goals through programs offered by University of Alaska Fairbanks College of Rural and community Development (UAF, CRCD) pre-nursing qualification certificate and University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) School of Nursing and other campuses within the University of Alaska (UA) system. Establish and maintain supporting relationships with prospective, pre-major and nursing majors. Assist students to access campus and community support services to promote student success and retention. Participate in RRANN project activities including planning and organizing events and materials to meet project goals. Represent RRANN and the Advising Center on various KuC committees, including the Academic Review Committee and the Title III Committee, contribute to Student Services team efforts, department sponsored events and other campus events and activities such as Student Success Workshops. Participate in and contribute to KuC Advising meetings, Academic Advising Roundtables, and other University or regional meetings of Academic Advisors. Advise faculty and staff on UAF catalog policies and policy changes as it relates to student admissions and program/course development. Advise Student Services Manager and Campus Director about student retention issues and obstacles for students’ degree completion. Maintain regular contact with potential students throughout the admissions and financial aid process. Maintain a database of potential students and report progress within the student services team at recruiting and outreach meetings. Recruit prospective students from surrounding area high schools, and follow up on referrals by email, phone, in person or through virtual meetings. Send potential students information on health programs and meet with students and parents during campus visits to provide information on academic health programs and services. Network with high school career counselors and coordinate on travel and recruiting opportunities. Travel to surrounding villages and cities to recruit and meet with high school students and parents, administrators, teachers, currency distance students, and other potential community partners.Essential

The UAF Kuskokwim Campus (KuC) in Bethel, Alaska is searching for a new Health Career Advisor to join the student services team. We are looking for an individual who will be passionate about the job, has exemplary organizational skills and a team player. The Student Services department is central to the campus and to the community of Bethel. The perfect candidate will have excellent communication skills, be flexible, and able to work with a diverse population. KuC is a fantastic place to work. Please apply here!

Position Details:

Applicants must be legally eligible for unrestricted employment to work in the U.S. No work visas will be sponsored for this position."

Location: Bethel, Alaska

10.5 month(22 pay periods), full-time, nonexempt staff position


Knowledge of University environment. Public speaking skills. Ability to comprehend and apply university policies and procedures as they relate to students. Ability to communicate and effectively in person and in writing. Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment. Ability to work as an influential part of a team. Aptitude for comprehending another’s situation. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Preferred knowledge, skills or abilities: Knowledge of UA and UAF structure, BOR policies, and UA regulations and system procedures. Advanced computer skills and experience with databases. Experience with Banner and Degreeworks. This job could best be performed by someone familiar with working in diverse cultures; and a previous position that required knowledge of decision-making strategies and problem-solving skills.


Two years relevant experience in nursing, education, or similar required, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Prior experience with students, working in a fast-paced environment, and being able to prioritize work tasks required.


Bachelor’s degree in relevant field and two years relevant experience in nursing, education, or similar required, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

The following are required as a complete application:

Cover letter detailing your interest


The names and contact information for three professional references to include previous supervisors

Review of applications will begin on January 28, 2022.  Please apply by 11:59 pm on January 27, 2022, for full consideration. This recruitment will remain open until filled.

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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