Ketchikan Campus Director

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  • Job Number:525397
  • Classification:Director (Admin)
  • Grade:Senior Administrator
  • Work type:Officer/Senior Administrator, On Campus
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Southeast
  • School/Business unit:UAS Ketchikan Campus Director
  • Location:Ketchikan
  • Categories: Executive/Director/Management, Accounting/Finance/Grants, Business/Administrative/Personnel

Position Summary:

The University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) is seeking applications for the position of UAS Ketchikan Campus Director. Ketchikan is an island community in beautiful Southeast Alaska with a small but diverse population and a rich Indigenous culture. This campus is one of three that make up the regionally accredited University of Alaska Southeast. Through its online programs and local classes, the Ketchikan campus serves students across Alaska by offering courses supporting academic and career development in Arts and Sciences, Education, and Career Education.


The Ketchikan Campus is home to the University’s Maritime Training Center, one of only a handful of centers in the country that offers Coast Guard approved maritime training and is designated as a Domestic Maritime Center of Excellence. Housed at the Center is a state-of-the-art Class A Full Mission Bridge Simulator, which provides professional training and research opportunities in piloting/navigation. The facility also offers Maritime & Multi-skilled Worker and Welding programs to prepare students for a wide variety of positions in the marine transportation industry. Continuing education in management of ports, harbors, and marinas is also available.

The Ketchikan Director oversees the supervision of all staff and faculty at the campus and provides leadership in developing and implementing innovative learning and advising strategies to promote student success. The Director also provides outreach and collaboration with community partners, including employers, public entities, tribes and Alaska Native corporations. Under the direction of the UAS Provost, the Ketchikan Campus Director works with UAS deans and directors to collaborate on regional academic and administrative strategies. The Director furthermore provides leadership and vision for the campus in alignment with the UAS’ mission, strategic and assessment plan, UA Board of Regents policy, and university regulations.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

- Strong evidence of a collaborative, participatory, and consensus-based leadership style.
- Experience working with and communicating effectively with employees and clients/students/stakeholders from a wide variety of backgrounds or diverse populations. 
- Successful senior-level administrative experience.

- Experience teaching in a community college or four-year academic institution.
- Experience facilitating the use of innovative educational technologies and in promoting quality online, hybrid, blended and face-to-face learning.
- Experience developing and implementing career and technical education pathways, including working with community, business and K-12 education partners.
- Experience managing large, complex budgets.
- Experience in a shared governance and collective bargaining environment.
- Experience managing and maintaining facilities including risk management and/or emergency preparedness.
- Experience working collaboratively within a team setting.

- Experience working in or with the maritime industry.
- Experience working with populations typically under-represented in higher education, including students who are the first in their families to pursue higher education, non-traditional students (i.e. remote students or non-traditional age students), Alaska Native peoples, and/or other diverse populations.
- Successful track record of securing and managing external funding through grant writing, developing partnerships and/or philanthropy and fundraising.
- Demonstrated skills in communicating effectively in public speaking contexts.
- Experience with program development and review, assessment, and accreditation processes.

Preferred Experience & Education:
- An earned doctorate (or equivalent terminal degree) from an accredited institution.
- Experience working in or with the maritime industry.
Required Experience & Education:

- A minimum of a Master's degree or equivalent from a regionally accredited institution.
- Strong experience working with community organizations, business and industry, educational institutions, governmental agencies, and/or public and private agencies.
- Demonstrated successful administrative experience, including managing personnel, working with budgets, developing and implementing programs/initiatives, and assessing the success of outcomes/initiatives.

Salary Information:

Salary is commensurate with experience. This is a full-time, 12-month, executive management, exempt position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package. UA employees receive excellent benefits including 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and medical, dental and vision care coverage.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To be considered, please include the following:
- A FULLY completed University of Alaska employment application
- Resume or CV
- Copies of educational transcripts
- Cover letter highlighting leadership and administrative experience
- Please provide a 1-3 page statement highlighting your personal approach and/or experiences in providing effective strategic leadership in community and educational contexts.
- Diversity is an important part of the University of Alaska mission. Please write a brief paragraph or two telling us how working with people from diverse backgrounds figures into your past and present positions and/or your lived experience. Going forward, how would you imagine incorporating attention to diversity into your work at UAS?
- Contact information (to include name, telephone number and email address) for five professional references.

Review of application materials will begin 9/25/2023. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a successful candidate is identified. Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient and viable number of qualified candidates have been identified.

*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 Jill Hanson, HR Coordinator, at or 907-747-7733.

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