ANSEP Youth Peer Mentor - AA (Bethel)

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  • Job Number:521135
  • Classification:Training & Development 1
  • Grade:Grade 75
  • Work type:On Campus, Staff Full-time
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
  • School/Business unit:UAA Office of the Provost
  • Location:Bethel
  • Categories: Administrative/Personnel, Academic Advising/Support, Student Affairs/Services

Position Summary:

Come join an award-winning program at ANSEP. We are recruiting Youth Peer Mentors for the 2023-23 academic year to support our Acceleration Academy component in Bethel, Alaska.


25Compliance Adhere to, enforce, and ensure compliance with various university, federal, state, and local rules, policies, procedures, regulations, and processes. Participate in staff training around the various rules, policies, procedures, regulations, and processes. Participate in staff training around ANSEP risk management protocols. Coordinate and participate in compliance and risk training aimed at ANSEP students. Report student conduct and behavior issues to senior ANSEP staff. Ensure risk management goals and processes are met.Essential
25Residence Life Oversee, direct, coordinate, and plan student residence life experiences. ANSEP students reside at UAA dorms while enrolled in various ANSEP components. Youth Peer Mentors are responsible for ensuring that ANSEP housing and dorm related rules and policies are followed, including that curfew, dining, and catering standards are met. Some Youth Peer Mentors may be required to work evenings and weekends in order to support residence life activities.Essential
25Student Educational Activities Oversee, direct, coordinate, and plan educational related student activities. ANSEP students are engaged in education related student activities primarily during the day, and include credit and noncredit courses and activities. Youth Peer Mentors are responsible for ensuring students attend various activities, and are engaged with the instructors, teachers, or faculty who are leading the courses and activities. Youth Peer Mentors are responsible for ensuring that ANSEP students attend and are engaged in weekly recitation study sessions.Essential
25Sudent Extracurricular Activities Oversee, direct, coordinate, and plan extracurricular activities. ANSEP students are engaged in extracurricular activities primarily in the afternoons, evenings, and weekends. The activities include team building, exercise, and other fun activities like rock climbing, go-karts, and paintball. Youth Peer Mentors are responsible for ensuring that students attend the various activities and that they are engaged and follow instructions and adhere to risk protocols.Essential


Evidence of leadership, work ethic, integrity, and high moral standards. Knowledge of or experience with rural Alaska culture, lifestyles, and challenges. Knowledge of or experience supporting youth in an education setting. Evidence of the ability to communicate effectively. Evidence of the ability to work as an effective team member.


One year prior experience working with or overseeing students in residence programs is preferred.


High school graduation required. Minimum of 20 university credits successfully completed is required. Successful completion of college level math, chemistry, or physics coursework is preferred.

ANSEP’s objective is to effect systemic change in the hiring patterns of Alaska Natives in science and engineering by placing our students on a career path to leadership.

Started in 1995 as a scholarship program for university students, ANSEP has evolved into a longitudinal education model that provides a continuous string of components beginning with students in sixth grade and continuing on through high school, into science and engineering undergraduate and graduate degree programs through to the Ph.D. ANSEP students at every level are successful at rates far exceeding national and state numbers. We provide inspiration, guidance, and opportunity for students from over 100 Alaskan communities. We have arrived at this model after nearly 30 years of effort, with the awareness that a fragmented approach that focuses on one academic level is not adequate to deal with the scope of the problem and ultimately falls short.

ANSEP is more than 100 corporations, philanthropic organizations, state and federal agencies, universities, high schools, and middle schools. ANSEP is 3,000 Alaska Native middle school students, high school students, university students, and ANSEP alumni.


  • improves academic outcomes,
  • eliminates the need for university remediation and associated costs for government and families,
  • increases retention,
  • saves students and their families two years or more of college tuition and living expenses,
  • saves the state millions in government funding by reducing time to degree,
  • allows students to earn up to three years or more of university credits for a baccalaureate degree while in high school.


A review of applications will begin on August 3, 2022.

This is a full-time, Grade 75, (minimum $23.69/hr) DOE, 9-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package.

To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.


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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