Director of Wood Center

Director of Wood Center

  • 527851
  • Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
  • On Campus
  • Staff Full-time
  • Grade 83
  • UAF Student Services

Are you a dynamic leader with a passion for student development and community engagement? The University of Alaska Fairbanks is seeking an accomplished professional to assume the role of Director at the Wood Center, our mission is dedicated to cultivating holistic student experiences and fostering connections within UAF and the surrounding communities.

As the Director, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the student experience at UAF. Your leadership will be instrumental in decision-making, problem-solving, and ensuring the seamless operation of the Wood Center. This position requires a leader with a keen understanding of budget management, crisis intervention, and the ability to inspire and supervise a dynamic team of support and student staff. Three to five years of demonstrated success in a campus center with primary responsibility for facilities and /or operations.

To be successful in this role we are seeking the following:

Proven leadership skills in a student-centered environment.
Experience in decision-making, problem-solving, and crisis intervention.
Strong supervisory skills with the ability to mentor and develop staff.
Expertise in budget authorization, responsibility, and revenue development.
Knowledge of effective marketing strategies to promote Wood Center programs and opportunities.
A passion for fostering connections between the university and surrounding communities.

Minimum Qualifications:

Masters degree in college student personnel or three to five years of demonstrated success in a campus center with primary responsibility for facilities and /or operations.

Position Details:

This position is located on the University of Alaska campus in Fairbanks. This is a full-time, 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 83, based on education and experience.

Applications will be accepted for review on April 11th, 2024, to ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55 PM, Alaska Standard Time on April 10th, 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.


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 Annual Campus Security & Fire Safety Reports can be located for Universities: at UAA at https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/students/safety/, UAF at https://www.uaf.edu/orca/compliance/security-fire.php and UAS at https://uas.alaska.edu/equity-and-compliance/clery-act/annual-security-reports.html.


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 Ashley Lindsoe, Signers' Business Office HR Manager, at aclindsoe@alaska.edu or 907-474-5664.

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