Alaska Native Student Recruitment and Success Coordinator

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  • Job Number:527263
  • Classification:Student Services Professional 2
  • Grade:Grade 78
  • Work type:On Campus, Staff Full-time
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Southeast
  • School/Business unit:UAS Alaska College of Education
  • Location:Juneau
  • Categories: Academic Advising/Student Support & Services

Position Summary:

Join the team at University of Alaska Southeast School of Education (SOE) as our newest Alaska Native Student Recruitment and Success Coordinator. You will work in collaboration with the SOE and Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) to support the Indigenizing Education for Alaska (IEA) federal grant This is a two-year term-funded position located on our Juneau campus.

Our ideal candidate is a customer service-oriented individual with excellent communication and time management skills. While a great deal of independent work is necessary, you must also be a team player and will work with various departments across the UAS campus to support student success and the goals of the grant.

To thrive in this role, you must be self-motivated and have a passion for increasing the number of Alaskan Native teachers and leaders in our schools. You must be comfortable traveling to rural Alaska locations and speaking with groups of students and community education partners.

Some of the qualities we are looking for:

● Knowledge of or prior experience with other (Alaska Native) cultures, communication styles, and rural Alaska.
● Familiarity with school districts in the SE AK region and other prevalent populations enrolled with SOE at UAS.
● Familiarity with the state education system and teacher certification.
● Familiarity with education and administration preparation programs in Alaska.
● Ability to work successfully as a team leader and member.
● Ability to analyze complex problems and provide solutions; establish and promote effective working relationships with partners.
● Confidence and capacity to consult with other administrative officials, when appropriate.
● Exceptional written, oral, electronic, and interpersonal communication skills, sound judgment, effective mediation, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills

Experience working with Alaska Native populations in a school, university, or tribal organization setting.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree and one-year experience working in a school or university setting, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Ability to travel throughout Alaska for recruiting.

Position Details:

This position is located on the University of Alaska Southeast campus in Juneau. This is a full-time, term-funded, two year, non-exempt grant funded staff position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement options, annual leave, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage. New hires will be placed on the UA staff salary schedule, Grade 78, based on education and experience.

A valid Alaska Driver's license is required or the ability to obtain one within 60 days of hire.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a successful candidate is identified. Review of application materials will begin immediately. 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 affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider 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 Michelle Nakamura, UAS School of Education HR Administrative Manager at

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