ANSEP Director of Summer Acceleration Programs (Temporary)

ANSEP Director of Summer Acceleration Programs (Temporary)

  • 527974
  • Anchorage, Alaska, United States
  • On Campus
  • Temporary
  • Temporary Staff Grade 80
  • UAA Office of the Provost

Come join an award-winning program at ANSEP. We are recruiting for an ANSEP Temporary Director of Summer Acceleration Programs. This position will manage and oversee ANSEP's 2024 Summer Acceleration Academy in Anchorage, Alaska.


The Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program (ANSEP) Summer Acceleration Academy is held over 5 weeks during the summer months for students from across the state of Alaska. The Summer Acceleration Academy offers participants the opportunity to experience an introduction to student life on the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) campus. Students in the Acceleration Academy live on the UAA campus for the 5-week duration while taking one or two college level courses. Acceleration Academy students also participate in a variety of academy components that include the following: hands‐on modules covering a wide cross-section of STEM topics, team building exercises, social activities, field trips, and exposure to Alaska Native cultures. Additionally, students involved in the summer Acceleration Academy have opportunities to network with STEM and other professionals, mentoring conducted by Youth Peer Mentors, participate in collaborative study sessions, career exploration and be eligible for scholarship opportunities.

Under the guidance and direction of the ANSEP Directors, the Summer Director plays a key role in ensuring that the 5-week summer Acceleration Academy is successful and delivered with excellence. The Summer Director will assist in all aspects of planning the 5-week session in close coordination with ANSEP staff, Youth Peer Mentors, Lead Youth Peer Mentors and Student Success Coordinators. The Summer Director will provide direction for ANSEP staff to ensure students are enrolled and prepared to excel in their coursework and transition into a degree-seeking program at UAA. The Summer Director will assist in the coordination of STEM and social activities as well as ANSEP staff work assignments.

To excel in this role, the candidate should have leadership and administrative experience with education programs. The candidate should have experience mentoring teens and young adults and strong organizational and interpersonal skills. It is preferred that the candidate have experience with residential programs and experience in working with Alaska Native, American Indian, and rural students and cultures.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a STEM-related field and five years relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Knowledge of relational databases, Google Suite and basic computer operations.
  • Knowledge of, and the ability to interpret and apply rules, regulations, processes, policies, and procedures related to higher education and student development.
  • Knowledge or concentration area related to STEM.
  • Ability to supervise and manage a large team of staff members.
  • Ability to assist or advise students in entry level courses related to STEM.
  • Ability to develop and recommend changes operationally to enhance program and student development.
  • Ability to determine appropriateness of exception requests for program participants in line with program policies and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of or experience working with youth and/or residential programs
  • 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
  • Ability to complete Protection of Minors background check and training requirements. Ability to observe the drug free, smoke free campus policy.
  • Experience working with pre-college students

Position Details:

This position is located on the Anchorage campus. This is a temporary, full-time, exempt staff position.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a successful candidate is identified. This position is for the University of Alaska Anchorage, ANSEP. The work will be performed in Anchorage with some field trips off campus. The successful candidate will start as soon as possible and the contract will end on August 10th 2024. The summer program runs May 25th, 2024 until June 28th 2024. Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references with your application.

This position may require driving an ANSEP vehicle. A valid drivers license and clean driving record in compliance with UA Safe Driving Criteria is required. Must be 21 or older to apply.

Must be able to lift or move up to 50 lbs, with or without reasonable accommodation.

*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 Cate Weist, ANSEP HR Manager, at

*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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