Alaska Tribes Extension Educator and Outreach Coordinator

Alaska Tribes Extension Educator and Outreach Coordinator

  • 528492
  • Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
  • Hybrid
  • On Campus
  • Staff Part-time
  • Grade 78
  • UAF Institute of Agr Nat Res & Ext

Join the Alaska Tribes Extension Team as an outreach coordinator and educator! The goal of the Alaska Tribes Extension Program is to promote food sovereign and secure Tribes in Alaska. We help Tribes reach their goals around food sovereignty and security through hands-on and virtual workshops, technical assistance, and more. We co-teach with Traditional Knowledge Holders. The Tribes Extension Program is part of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Cooperative Extension Service.

This position will join the Alaska Tribes Extension Team serving as an outreach coordinator and educator. The goal of the Alaska Tribes Extension Program is to promote food sovereign and secure Tribes in Alaska. We help Tribes with a variety of endeavors to promote community food security, resiliency, and economic diversity, while upholding traditional knowledge and traditional ways of securing food. We offer hands-on and virtual workshops throughout Alaska in partnership with Tribes and Traditional Ecological Knowledge Holders. This role will support efforts throughout the state. The Tribes Extension Program is part of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Cooperative Extension Service.

To thrive in this position, you will need:
A combination of knowledge, experience, or education in the following areas: food, nutrition, Traditional Ecological Knowledge, gardening, and agriculture;
Teaching experience, ideally in an informal setting;
Teaching diverse audiences;
Experience writing or developing relevant outreach content;
The ability to partner with and be guided by Tribes, Traditional Knowledge Holders, and diverse groups and entities; and
To give attention to detail especially as it relates to report deadlines, regulations, and procedures;

A typical to-do list in this position may include:
Planning your next trip, likely to a couple of villages in the region at once;
Crunching demographic numbers and writing an impact statement for an upcoming report;
Assisting in gathering and entering data, and helping prepare grant reports.
Providing technical assistance to a Tribe on a grant they are submitting to secure a greenhouse; and
Helping a Tribe figure out which varieties of vegetables will grow best in their greenhouse; and

Applicant Instructions:

Please submit a detailed resume and cover letter.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in related field and one year experience (i.e. education, public service, human development, agriculture & natural resources, human resource development), or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
A valid driver's license or the ability to obtain one.

Position Details:

This position is located on the Troth Yeddha' campus in Fairbanks Alaska. This is a part-time, non-exempt 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.

Applications will be accepted for review on June 11, 2024 to ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55 PM, Alaska Standard Time on DAY BEFORE REVIEW DATE June 10, 2024.

*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.

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

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, Kenna Metivier, SBO Assistant HR Manager at or 907-474-1847

All employees at the University of Alaska are expected to uphold the highest standards of ethics and professionalism when conducting or engaged in university business.

*Each university within the University of Alaska system publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; the procedures the University will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Noncampus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus.  The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in an On-Campus Student Housing Facility during the three most recent calendar years.  

Access to the reports is available at:

UAA: (Addresses Anchorage campus, Aviation Technology Complex, JBER - Elmendorf Extension, JBER - Richardson Extension, Kenai Peninsula College - Kachemak Bay campus, Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus, Kodiak College, Kodiak High School Extension, Matanuska-Susitna College, Prince William Sound College, and Prince William Sound College - Cordova Extension) Online: Request a paper copy in person: UAA Police Department Office at Room 114 of Eugene Short Hall on the Anchorage campus / UAA Dean of Students Office at Room 122 of Rasmuson Hall on the Anchorage campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-786-1120 or / 907-786-1214 or

UAF: (Addresses Fairbanks Campus, Bristol Bay Campus, Chukchi Campus, Community and Technical College, Kasitsna Bay Campus, Seward Marine Center, Tok Campus, Kuskokwim Campus, and Northwest Campus) Online: Request a paper copy in person: UAF Office of Rights, Compliance and Accountability on the 3rd Floor of Constitution Hall. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-474-7300 or

UAS: (Addresses the Juneau Auke Bay Campus, Juneau Technical Education Center, Sitka Campus, & Ketchikan Campus) Online: Request a paper copy in person: Hendrickson Building, Suite 202 on the Juneau campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-796-6371 or emailing

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