K-12 Outreach Director

K-12 Outreach Director

  • 527812
  • Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
  • Hybrid
  • On Campus
  • Staff Full-time
  • Grade 82
  • UAF School of Education

The K-12 Outreach Office, housed in the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Education, is looking for a new Director to manage operations and chart the future course for efforts around Alaska’s critical need for K-12 teacher recruitment and retention.

We’re looking for a candidate with deep knowledge of the national and Alaskan educational landscapes, and strong project and people management skills. The ideal candidate would have experience with grant development and management, fiscal management, and a keen understanding of effective management of people. The K-12 Outreach office is a small unit (approximately 10 FTE employees) tasked with overseeing three programs: the Alaska Statewide Teacher Mentoring Program, Educators Rising, and Alaska Teachers and Personnel. The position requires an individual highly skilled in juggling multiple responsibilities, managing multiple funding streams, and competent in interfacing with a wide range of stakeholders, both inside the University of Alaska system, and across the state. The person in this role will also take on primary management and reporting responsibilities for two large existing federal grants associated with the Alaska State Teacher Mentoring Program, and will be responsible for spearheading future efforts to maintain external funding streams.


Position Summary:

Grant management – fiscal and administrative functions. 

Oversee the management and reporting functions on two existing large federal grants supporting statewide new teacher mentoring efforts, housed in the K12 Outreach office, including personnel recruitment and budget accountability (in collaboration with the UAF SOE grant fiscal manager).

Grant and external funding generation.

Ensure sustained external funding to complement the base funded K12 Outreach office budget by identifying and overseeing application development and processing for grants aligned with the primary responsibilities of the K12 Outreach office: Alaska teacher recruitment and retention.

Administrative and personnel management for K12 Outreach office.

Manage and motivate the K12 Outreach personnel and budget, and perform other administrative functions including overseeing personnel recruitment and development of yearly budget in collaboration with UAF SOE fiscal manager.

Partnership management and maintenance

Represent K12 Outreach programs and manage both internal and external partnerships with teacher recruitment and retention stakeholders.


Minimum Qualifications:

Masters or higher degree in education-related field. Three years documented experience in project and/or grant management. Familiarity with the Alaskan educational landscape. Experience working in a higher education context.

Position Details:

This position is based in Fairbanks, Alaska and requires that you reside in Fairbanks. Hybrid/option for remote/off-site work 1-2 days/week. 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 82, based on education and experience.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a successful candidate is identified. The first review of applications will be on March 15, 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.

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

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 Shea Monsey, SOE HR Coordinator, at smonsey@alaska.edu.

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