ANSEP Director of Summer Programs

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  • Job Number:523679
  • Classification:Temporary Professional (E)
  • Grade:Temporary Staff Grade 80
  • Work type:On Campus, Temporary
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
  • School/Business unit:UAA Office of the Provost
  • Location:Anchorage
  • Categories: Executive/Director/Management, Administrative/Personnel

Position Summary:

Come join an award-winning program at ANSEP. We are recruiting for an ANSEP Temporary Director of Summer Programs. This newly created position will manage and oversee ANSEP's 2023 Summer Acceleration Academy in Anchorage, Alaska.


10%Assume functions and responsibilities of higher level staff and subordinates, in their absences. Perform other duties as assignedEssential
20%Adhere to, enforce and ensure compliance with various and applicable rules, regulations, processes, policies, and procedures. Interpret, apply and make recommendations for changes to rules, regulations, processes, policies, and procedures.Essential
20%Complete strategies and plans to ensure the summer programs are successful. Meeting ANSEP goals for students success. Maintain working relationship with all students, staff, faculty and ANSEP partners. Act as initial point of contact for parents of ANSEP studentsEssential
20%Meet all needs of each summer student. This involves all summer purchases, travel if needed, housing, and supplies. Adhere to policies and regulations of UAA ProCard handbookEssential
30%Manage summer staff (ANSEP Lead Youth Peer Mentors and Youth Peer Mentors). Develop and manage schedule for staff and prioritize and address staff issues and concerns.Essential
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Knowledge of relational databases and computer operations.
  • Knowledge of, and the ability to interpret and apply rules, regulations, processes, policies, and procedures related to higher education and student development.
  • Ability to supervise and manage a large team of staff members.
  • Ability to develop and recommend changes.
  • Ability to determine appropriateness of exception requests.
  • Knowledge of or experience working with youth and/or residential programs.
Typical Experience:
  • Three years progressively responsible relevant experience and two years management experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • At least 21 years of age.
  • Current driver's license, satisfactory completion of University of Alaska safe driving criteria and Protection of Minors background check and training requirements.
  • Ability to observe the drug free, smoke free campus policy.
  • Experience working with pre-college students.
Required Education or Training:

Bachelor’s degree in related field and five years relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Master’s degree preferred.

Salary Information:

This is a full-time, temporary staff position. New hires will be placed on the UA temporary staff salary schedule, Grade 80, 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.

This is a pooled position, which means that the position remains open over the entire academic year. 


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.

Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program (ANSEP) affirms its commitment to a safe and healthy educational and work environment in which education programs, employment and activities are free of discrimination and harassment. ANSEP faculty and staff administers and ensures compliance with the University policies, procedures and programs on equal opportunity, discrimination, affirmative action, discriminatory harassment, sexual misconduct, stalking and retaliation.

The Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program (ANSEP) is focused on effecting systemic changes in the educational system so that it provides equal access for students, improves academic outcomes, and reduces costs for families and the government. We begin with students as early as Kindergarten and prepare them socially and academically to be hyper-advanced when they arrive at the University for science and engineering degrees. Once at the University, ANSEP provides a welcoming environment designed to foster success. ANSEP is a partnership between industry, state and federal agencies, Native organizations, philanthropic organizations, K12 school districts, and the University of Alaska. We raise the bar for student expectations and measure programmatic effectiveness using academic outcomes. ANSEP student performance exceeds state and national averages at each academic level. Every successful ANSEP pre-college student is on track to earn the Alaska Performance Scholarship. There are more than 2,500 ANSEP students in the ANSEP pipeline. We are rapidly increasing the number of ANSEP students academically and socially prepared for science and engineering BS degrees prior to high school graduation. ANSEP is the most successful and cost effective STEM program in the nation.


*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 Michael Ulroan, ANSEP Alaska Native and Science Engineering Senior Director of Acceleration Component phone number 907 786-1148 or email at


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