Tutor Counselor - Rural Alaska Honors Institute (RAHI)

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  • Job Number:523782
  • Classification:Temporary Professional
  • Grade:Temporary Staff Grade 77
  • Work type:On Campus, Temporary
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • School/Business unit:UAF Rural College
  • Location:Fairbanks
  • Categories: Academic Advising/Support, Student Affairs/Services

Position Summary:

RAHI is a six-week college exploration program on the UAF Troth Yeddha’ campus for rural and Alaska Native high school students. Tutor Counselors are key to the student experience at RAHI, offering mentorship, tutoring, and recreation throughout the summer. Contract dates are 5/21/23-7/15/23.


10Communication: This position will be required to communicate effectively and appropriately with staff and students. Duties include, but are not limited to: Shift log maintenance Listening and responding to student needs Regular check-ins with RAHI staff and instructorsEssential
10Dorm Maintenance: This position will be required to help maintain dorm hygiene. Duties include, but are not limited to: Routine cleaning Set up and close dorm Maintain dorm/student security throughout day and shift Assess dorm needs and make appropriate requestsEssential
1-80Student Support: This position will foster student growth, success, and safety as they complete the RAHI program. Duties include, but are not limited to: Attending RAHI courses and providing tutoring Counseling Mentoring Class attendance Community-building Event coordination Conflict resolution Provide transportation Adhere to, enforce, and ensure compliance with policies and expectations of RAHI and UAF Hold office hours.Essential

RAHI is a six-week college exploration program on the UAF Troth Yeddha campus for rural and Alaska Native Students. Students live in dorms, enroll in an average of 9 college credits, and participate in recreational and volunteer activities throughout the program. RAHI is both challenging and rewarding for students and staff.

RAHI Tutor Counselors are responsible for the student experience at RAHI. They will provide encouragement, support, constructive criticism, and information to our students. They will create a community that is conducive to supporting student academic success, individual involvement, and growth. In addition, Tutor Counselors will be assigned a family group of 6-10 students and will provide them with academic and personal guidance and extracurricular activities.

Tutor Counselors are expected to ensure that all activities and student conduct meet RAHI and UAF policies and expectations and report issues to RAHI staff.

This position works directly with students and provides an opportunity to hone organizational, community-building, communication, and mentoring skills while fostering student development, forging relationships with people from a variety of backgrounds, and making an impact on education in Alaska.

Tutor Counselors work under the general direction of the RAHI Dorm Director and are required to live on campus, work up to 60 hours per week, and be available on-call. Due to the nature of this program, Tutor Counselors should expect to have little free time during the program. Room and board are provided.

Dates of employment are 5/21/23-7/15/23

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: Knowledge and adherence to minor protection and safety procedures
Knowledge of Alaska Native and rural Alaskan student cultures
Strong Verbal and written communication skills
Strong organizational skills
Ability to work in fast-paced environment and think on your feet
Ability to navigate and mitigate stressful situations
Ability to connect with students and staff
Ability to demonstrate mature judgment, initiative, and integrity
Ability to work independently and on a team
Ability to work long and on-call hours
Ability to handle diverse situations
Typical Experience:
Experience working with high school students in a classroom, dorm, or camp setting.
Peer counseling experience recommended.
Required Education or Training:

Minimum of 30 university credits successfully completed
Residential hall experience
Drivers license and ability to demonstrate 3 years of clean driving record with no felony arrest or felony convictions
Must be 21 or older to apply

Salary Information:

This is a temporary staff position. New hires will be placed on the UATemporary Staff Salary Schedule, Grade 77, Minimum $20.47/hour, 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 application will remain open until filled. Initial application review will take place on March 13, 2023.

At this time, all university employees are strongly encouraged to vaccinate themselves against the COVID-19 virus. While the federal government is not actively enforcing its COVID-19 vaccine mandates, including its mandate requiring vaccination of federal contractor employees, UAF remains contractually obligated as a federal contractor to comply with those requirements should federal enforcement efforts recommence. As a result, UAF may adjust its vaccination requirements for covered UAF employees (currently Troth Yeddha’ campus and employees working in connection with certain federal contracts) at any time in the future, as needed, in order to comply with its contractual obligations.

*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: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

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 Lisa Yancey, CRCD HR Coordinator, at lyancey@alaska.edu or (907) 474-5459


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