Assistant Project Coordinator

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  • Job Number:522316
  • Classification:Administrative Specialist 1
  • Grade:Grade 77
  • Work type:On Campus, Staff Full-time
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • School/Business unit:UAF Rural College
  • Location:Fairbanks
  • Categories: Administrative/Personnel, Business/Accounting/Finance, Communications/Public Relations/Marketing, Development/Alumni Affairs, Office/Clerical, Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:

Are you organized and focused with a drive for seeing things through to completion? If so, please consider this opportunity!


1-40Office Support: •Operate as front-line for incoming/outgoing correspondence and assist with routine grant project planning, support and coordination. •Provide clerical support for the Project Manager. •Compile information for reports, directories, internal/external communications, create and maintain spreadsheets. •Review and verify documents are complete and conform to established regulations and protocols. •Edit with consistency and accuracy. •Troubleshoot and resolve problems that may arise during day-to-day office operations. •Organize and maintain supply inventory and perform routine procurement purchases. •Assist with travel as needed, for Project Manager. •Operate, maintain and troubleshoot office equipment as needed.Essential
2-30Project Coordination: •Participate in project design meetings and propose ideas and improvements if necessary •Evaluate potential problems and technical issues and help to develop solutions •Assist in management of team goals, project schedules and new information. •Coordinate current projects to help keep workflow on track. •Manage project-related paperwork by ensuring all necessary materials are current, properly tracked, filed and stored. •Assist with grant projects by reviewing proposals, preparing task oriented grant documents, memos, taking meeting minutes and tracking email traffic. •Communicate with Program Manager to identify project requirements, scope and objectives. •Monitor daily progress of projects, keep program manager up to date on upcoming deadlines. •Serve as first point of contact for meeting scheduling •Compile information for routine reporting.Essential
3-15Planning/Outreach: •Serve as coordinator for project outreach efforts. •Coordinate groups of project supporters, including meeting scheduling and follow up •Evaluate objectives and adapt plans to achieve long-term goals.Essential
4-15Marketing/PR/Communications: •Assist with marketing, communications and public relations efforts. •Assist with social media and website maintenance, in coordination with Communications Manager •Monitor marketing plan and goals in conjunction with Managers, to ensure project stays on trackEssential

Responsible for assisting Project Manager with fundraising, grant writing, marketing, communications, planning, logistics, meeting coordination/scheduling, travel and other administrative tasks as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • In-depth project coordination skills
  • advanced internet research skills
  • ability to perform well under pressure
  • ability to assist with events
  • ability to create reports for management using data gathered from various sources
  • knowledge of advanced computer operations
  • ability to analyze situations and solve problems independently
  • experience in planning, marketing, writing and coordinating
  • ability to work independently, take initiative, exercise good judgment and follow instructions without close supervision
Typical Experience:
Three years progressively responsible office/administrative experience.
Required Education or Training:

High school graduation and three years progressively responsible office/administrative experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Ability to learn and stay abreast of software, databases and information systems.

Salary Information:

This is a full-time, 11-month, non-exempt, term staff position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. New hires will be placed on the UA staff salary schedule, Grade 77, based on education and experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information (email address and phone number) for three (3) professional references with your application.

The review process for applications will be begin on December 7, 2022. To ensure full consideration, please apply by December 6, 2022, 11:55pm (AKST).

This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

*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.

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.

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Morrow Duszynski, College of Rural and Community Development HR Coordinator, at or (907)-474-6569.

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