ANSEP Summer Youth Peer Mentor-Acceleration Academy (Temporary)

ANSEP Summer Youth Peer Mentor-Acceleration Academy (Temporary)

  • 528043
  • Anchorage, Alaska, United States
  • Temporary
  • Temporary Staff Grade 75
  • UAA Office of the Provost

Come join an award-winning program at ANSEP. We are recruiting temporary Youth Peer Mentors for our Acceleration Academy Summer program!

Our ANSEP Acceleration Academy is a dual enrollment program on the University of Alaska Anchorage's campus that supports 9th-12th grade students who are working to earn college credits before they graduate from high school. Within the Acceleration Academy, the ANSEP Youth Peer Mentor (YPM) position plays a pivotal role in supporting the academic and personal development of students. This position will be supporting our Anchorage campus location.

This YPM position is responsible for supervising and coordinating student academic and social activities, residence life experiences, departmental duties, compliance in risk management aimed at ANSEP students, ANSEP van driving and more. The YPM works closely with students, Student Success Coordinators, and ANSEP Directors to ensure student’s programming needs are met.

To excel in this position, the candidate should possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, as they will be mentoring students. They should have an understanding of academic content, university policies, and FERPA regulations. The candidate will need excellent organizational skills, the ability to handle student support services, and the capacity to plan and lead academic and extracurricular activities. The candidate should be comfortable driving in Alaska road conditions during the summer season. The candidate should also be a responsible employee under Title IX and stay current with annual training.

Minimum Qualifications:

• High school graduation required.
• Minimum of 20 university credits successfully completed is required.
• Successful completion of college level math, chemistry, physics, writing, or history coursework is preferred.
• One year prior experience working with or overseeing students in residence programs is preferred.
• Evidence of leadership, work ethic, integrity and high moral standards.
• Knowledge of or experience with rural Alaska culture, lifestyles and challenges preferred.
• Knowledge of or experience supporting youth in an education setting.
• Evidence of the ability to communicate effectively and work as a team player.
• Current Alaska Driver’s License and clean driving record to drive ANSEP van transporting students as needed
• Must be 18 or older to apply and 21 and older to be a driver.

Position Details:

This position is for the University of Alaska Anchorage, ANSEP. The work will be primarily performed in Anchorage, this position will start  early May 2024 until run no later than August 10th 2024. This is a full-time, temporary, non-exempt staff position, reduced hours may be available depending on the needs of the program. Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references with your application.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a successful candidate is identified. 

This position may require driving an ANSEP vehicle. A valid AK drivers license and clean driving record in compliance with UA Safe Driving Criteria is required. Must be 21 or older by May 5th, 2024 to be eligible to be a driver.

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

Position will require night and weekend shifts as well as some off site field trips.

*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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