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University of Alaska Advisor & Program Coordinator in Anchorage, Alaska

Advisor & Program Coordinator

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  • Job Number: 527197

  • Classification:Student Services Professional 3

  • Grade:Grade 79

  • Work type: Hybrid, On Campus, Staff Full-time

  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks

  • School/Business unit:UAF School of Education

  • Location: Anchorage

  • Categories: Academic Advising/Student Support & Services, Office/Clerical

Position Summary:Are you a motivated, self managing individual who wants to help recruit, advise and support Alaska’s next generation of K12 educators? Do you want to use your people skills to support both traditional and non-traditional students on their educational journeys? Are you looking for an employer who respects your ability to self-manage your time and allows for flexibility in work schedule and modality in exchange for your high quality effort? We would love for you to join us at the Anchorage based offices of the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Education.

The UAF School of Education delivers high quality teacher and counselor education programs to students throughout the state of Alaska, including in Southcentral! We maintain a small office on the UAA campus with Anchorage based faculty members from all our departments. We’re looking for a new Anchorage based education program academic advisor and support person to work with our Southcentral based students, faculty and education stakeholders. The UAF School of Education maintains accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Some of the things you can look forward to doing in this position include attending Southcentral area recruitment events to share information about our programs, working with students both face to face and through Zoom, phone and e-mail to determine their educational goals and map and execute a rewarding and efficient educational journey, managing the Anchorage-based work spaces for the UAF School of Education, and helping Southcentral based students and faculty interface with K12 education districts and stakeholders in the region. A solid understanding of the K12 education landscape in the Southcentral region would be a real plus! This position allows for semi-regular (2-3x a year) travel to the UAF Fairbanks campus.

Our ideal candidate will have previous or current experience working in higher education OR college experience as a student in a teacher education program. They will be familiar with program advising processes, particularly in higher education, or possess the ability to learn those processes expeditiously. The education or training requirements for the position include a Bachelor’s degree in a related field and two years relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience, and relevant academic experience in a college environment or other schools.

Minimum Qualifications:

Previous or current experience working in higher education OR college experience as a student in a teacher education program. The length of time depends on the individual assessment of current knowledge and experience with impacting decisions on students.

Typical Education or Training: Bachelor’s degree in a related field and two years relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Relevant academic experience in a college environment or other schools.

Position Details:

This is a Grade 79 full time 12 month position, located in Anchorage, Alaska. The job allows for 1 or 2 work from home days per week, with an approved work modality plan in place, and a reduced time contract will be considered (between 10-12 months). We are a family and work/life balance friendly employer!

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 79, based on education and experience.

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.

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 Shea Monsey, School of Education HR Coordinator, at

Advertised: 08 Nov 2023 Alaskan Standard Time

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