Communication & Presentation Coach

Communication & Presentation Coach

  • 528760
  • Anchorage, Alaska, United States
  • Student Employee
  • Closing on: Jun 28 2025
  • Student Assistant 2
  • UAA Office of the Provost

The Communication & Presentation coach position supports the Learning Common’s mission by assisting students in their public speaking and communication assignments and activities. They provide support for students in a wide range of ways including: outline creation & support, audience analysis, organization, structure, visual aids, and delivery.

The Learning Commons’ Communication & Presentation Coaching supports student public speaking activities across all disciplines and for all levels. Students may visit the center to address a wide variety of concerns, including public speaking apprehension, outline support, delivery, visual aids and group presentation support. We strive to ensure students are able to develop their confidence speaking in front of groups, small and large.

Coaches provide tutoring aid as student peers to students at all stages of their speech, from narrowing the topic, to outlining, to support with delivery. Students are welcome to come into the center at any point in the construction process. Our coaches understand that public speaking is often a source of apprehension and they provide specific support to those that would like to reduce their apprehension and increase their confidence. Support is provided both one-on-one and in groups.

To thrive in this role, candidates should have at least one semester of higher level learning completed at UAA. Preference may be given to full-time students. Additional skills that may benefit an application include: Work or volunteer experience in a university setting; customer service experience; and general knowledge of common software such as the Google suite, Zoom, and Blackboard.

Minimum Qualifications:

Required Education and Experience:
• Sophomore, Junior, or Senior standing at UAA, and currently taking at least 6 credits
• Minimum of one (1) year (at 20 hours per week) of work/volunteer experience
• 3.0 Cumulative GPA
• Completed oral communication GER course (COMM 111 or COMM 241)
• Working knowledge of effective public speaking techniques
• Effective communication skills
• Capacity to work with students with diverse backgrounds

Preferred Education and Experience:
• At least one semester of your higher level learning completed at UAA
• Preference may be given to full-time students and/or students eligible for work study
• Work/volunteer experience in a university setting
• Customer service experience
• General knowledge of common software

Position Details:

The position is located at the University of Alaska campus in Anchorage. This is a part-time, non-exempt student 2 position with pay rate of $15.26 per hour.

Special Instructions to Applicants: 

Please attach a resume and cover letter with your application. 

Applicants must be enrolled as UA students taking a minimum of 6 credits per semester with a minimum GPA of 2.0 or a newly enrolled student.

This is a pooled position, which means that the position remains open over the entire academic year. 


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 Helen Sale, HR Coordinator, at 907-786-6885.

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: https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/students/safety. 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 police@uaa.alaska.edu / 907-786-1214 or uaa_deanofstudents@alaska.edu

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: https://www.uaf.edu/orca/files/ASFSR.pdf. 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 uaf-orca@alaska.edu.

UAS: (Addresses the Juneau Auke Bay Campus, Juneau Technical Education Center, Sitka Campus, & Ketchikan Campus) Online: https://uas.alaska.edu/equity-and-compliance/docs/clery/UAS_ASFSR.pdf. 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 uas.clery@alaska.edu.

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