ANSEP Youth Peer Mentor Mat-Su Campus (Temporary)

ANSEP Youth Peer Mentor Mat-Su Campus (Temporary)

  • 527333
  • Anchorage, Alaska, United States
  • Palmer, Alaska, United States, 99645
  • On Campus
  • Temporary
  • Temporary Staff Grade 75
  • UAA Office of the Provost

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 two years or more in 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 Mat-Su campus location. This YPM position is responsible for student academic and social activities, student 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. This role also involves program promotion, student support services, data analysis, and coordinator of various aspects related to student success within the ANSEP program.
The candidate should also be a responsible employee under Title IX and stay current with annual training.

To excel in this position, the candidate should possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, as they will be mentoring students and communicating with stakeholders as directed by their supervisor. They should have a deep understanding of academic content, university policies, and FERPA regulation. The candidate will need excellent organizational skills, the ability to handle student support services, and the capacity to plan academic and extracurricular activities. The candidate should be comfortable driving in Alaska road conditions in all seasons. 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

Position Details:

This position is for the University of Alaska Anchorage at our Mat-Su Valley location. This is a full-time, temporary, non-exempt staff position.

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

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references with your application.

This position will 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 years of age or older to apply.

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

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: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.


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 caweist@alaska.edu.

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