Executive Director of Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program (ANSEP)

Executive Director of Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program (ANSEP)

  • 527711
  • Anchorage, Alaska, United States
  • Officer/Senior Administrator
  • On Campus
  • Non-Union Faculty Grade 10
  • UAA Office of the Provost

As Executive Director of ANSEP, you will lead all aspects of this exciting and impactful program serving Alaska Native and Rural Alaskan youth with educational programs and supports to ensure that every student can succeed. ANSEP provides school-year and summer programs for Elementary, Middle School, High School, Collegiate, and Graduate level students. The Executive Director oversees all aspects of the programs including locations in Anchorage, Wasilla, Bethel, and Kotzebue. The Executive Director is a member of the Provost's Council of Deans and Directors, and in that capacity, helps to advance the mission and vision of the University of Alaska Anchorage and of ANSEP in a collaborative, equitable, and inclusive environment that values diverse perspectives.

Reporting to the UAA Provost, the Executive Director is responsible for the effective administration of all academic and administrative matters at ANSEP including but not limited to organization, planning, personnel, budget, student support services, research, space and equipment. As a member of the University's management team, you will participate in setting direction and advocating for the ANSEP program, promoting the programs as an active participant as a principal contributor in the quality of life in the community.

Preferred Experience &/or Education:

Terminal degree from an accredited institution, 5 or more years of experience in post-secondary education as faculty or academic administrator; experience working with Alaska Native and/or Rural Alaskan populations. Must be eligible for appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor with tenure.

Required Experience &/or Education:

Advanced degree from an accredited institution, 3 or more years of experience in educational programs and service delivery; experience working with Indigenous populations. Eligible for appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor with tenure.

Position Details:

This position is located at the University campus in Anchorage. 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. Salary is commensurate based on education and experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

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

This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

Review of application materials will begin on 02/26/2024. 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.

This position is designated as an officer of the university or senior administrator at the discretion of the president.


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, Shared Services HR Coordinator, at 907-786-6885.

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