Indigenous Wellness Advocate

Indigenous Wellness Advocate

  • 528486
  • Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
  • On Campus
  • Staff Full-time
  • Grade 78
  • UAF Rural College

Join our team as an Indigenous Wellness Advocate, where you'll play a pivotal role in promoting holistic wellness and cultural connection among Indigenous students. Bring your passion for community engagement, cultural sensitivity, and program coordination to create meaningful experiences that support Indigenous well-being and empowerment.

The establishment of an Indigenous Wellness Advocate position is vital for addressing the unique wellness needs of Indigenous students within our university community. This advocate brings cultural sensitivity and understanding to wellness support services, promoting holistic wellness by honoring Indigenous traditions and values. By building community, advocating for systemic change, and empowering students, the advocate contributes to creating a more inclusive and supportive university environment where Indigenous students can thrive academically, culturally, and personally.

To thrive in this role the applicant would need a strong commitment to advocating and helping Indigenous students establish holistic wellness practices. They should also have experience facilitating programming, working with student organizations and/or other community building involvement that exemplifies our mission to improve our sense of belonging and overall student wellbeing here at UAF.

Are you passionate about promoting wellness, cultural connection, and academic success within Indigenous communities? Join us as an Indigenous Wellness Advocate and make a difference in the lives of Indigenous students at our university. In this role, you'll build and maintain relationships with Indigenous student groups, communities, and elders, organizing community events and activities that promote wellness, cultural preservation, and academic achievement. Additionally, you'll collaborate closely with Rural Student Services, Rural Alaska Honors Institute, and the Eileen Panigeo MacLean House. If you have experience working with Indigenous communities, strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and a commitment to empowering Indigenous voices, we want to hear from you. Apply now to be part of our team dedicated to creating a supportive and inclusive community where Indigenous students thrive academically, culturally, and personally.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in a related field such as Indigenous Studies, Social Work, Public Health, or a similar discipline preferred and/or two years of programming experience. Additional training or certification in cultural competency, counseling, or community engagement may be beneficial.

Previous experience working with Indigenous communities, preferably in a wellness or advocacy capacity.

Experience in event planning, community outreach, or program coordination.

Position Details:

This position is located on the Troth Yeddha campus in Fairbanks, AK. This is a full-time, term funded, 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 78, based on education and experience.

Applications will be accepted for review on 06/19/2024, to ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55 PM, Alaska Standard Time on  (06/18/2024). After 06/19/2024 applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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

*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 Stasia Craddick, College of Indigenous Studies HR Coordinator, at or 907-474-6569.

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: 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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