Workforce Development Specialist

Workforce Development Specialist

  • 526100
  • Nome, Alaska, United States
  • On Campus
  • Staff Full-time
  • Grade 79
  • UAF Northwest Campus

The UAF Northwest Campus Workforce Development Specialist works with NWC staff and faculty, and local and regional governmental representatives to support the identification, development, and maintenance of programs and courses to meet the needs of the region and campus partners.

As our workforce development specialist, you will act as the UAF Northwest Campus ambassador to partner with industry and educational representatives to serve the Bering Strait regional communities. You will identify and support programs and courses to meet the workforce needs of the region and campus partners.

To thrive in this role, candidates should demonstrate effective communication skills. A strong candidate will demonstrate the ability to research and identify resources and pathways to develop plans toward employment.

Minimum Qualifications:

Three years of progressively responsible experience related to strategic planning, workforce development, industry partnership, and program development. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Alaska driver’s license and clean driving record in compliance with UA Safe Driving criteria is required.

Position Details:

This position is located on the Northwest campus in Nome. This is a full-time, term, 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 79 (34% geo. difference), based on education and experience.

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

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a successful candidate is 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 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 Annastasia Craddick, CRCD HR Coordinator, at uaf-crcd-hr-dept@alaska.edu or 907-474-6569.

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