Seafood Processing Workforce Development Coordinator

Seafood Processing Workforce Development Coordinator

JOB NO: 517738
CLASSIFICATION: Administrative Professional 1
GRADE: Grade 79 (9% GeoDiff)
WORK TYPE: Staff Full-time
ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT: University of Alaska Fairbanks
CATEGORIES: Administrative/Personnel, Education/Instructional

Position Summary:

The Seafood Processing Workforce Development Coordinator based at KSMSC is envisioned to be a high-level staff position to represent and assume a leadership role at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Alaska Sea Grant to sustain, expand, and further develop the seafood processor workforce development program statewide.


Internal and External Communication Assimilating information on seafood processing workshops, provide seafood processing workforce development content and KSMSC faculty and staff updates for electronic newsletters. Provide information for social media on a regular basis. Assist with special projects and gathering of administrative and programmatic information/research as requested by the ASG Director or the KSMSC Coordinator.

Collaboration and Constituent Relations The Coordinator serves as a liaison between internal and external entities and Alaska Sea Grant. As such, this position is responsible for maintaining existing and expanding partnerships with university entities, non-government organizations, and industries to enhance seafood workforce development opportunities across the state. The Coordinator is responsible for maintaining close and productive relationships with the seafood processing industry to provide real time feedback to the program. Develop philanthropic strategies and relationships with these partners.

Program Management and Workforce Training Under administrative supervision of the KSMSC Coordinator and Alaska Sea Grant Director a, provide program management for the Alaska Seafood School, Alaska Sea Grant’s state-wide seafood processing workforce development program. Duties include, but are not limited to, conducting trainings for seafood workforce development; developing curriculum; coordinating events such as workshops and trainings, which includes coordinating class schedules, administering recruitment, publicity, and registration. Maintain a database of classes and attendance and develop and administer post workshop evaluation surveys. Prepare reports on workforce training and related activities and respond to requests for information. Assist with grant processes and grant management to support program development. Assist with KSMSC facility management as it pertains to workforce training.

Alaska Sea Grant is currently accepting applications for a Seafood Processing Workforce Development Coordinator to sustain, expand, and further develop the seafood processor workforce development program statewide. The coordinator will create partnerships with mutually beneficial exchanges of knowledge to create, deliver, and assess timely, unbiased educational materials and programs that address relevant, critical and emerging issues in seafood processing workforce development; support and provide training for seafood processing workers; coordinate with local, state and national workforce development educational networks, including the National Sea Grant network; and facilitate and support engagement activities by seafood processing workforce trainers.

The staff member joins a great team of marine advisory program agents and specialists located across Alaska who work collaboratively to enhance the sustainable use and conservation of Alaska’s marine and freshwater resources through research, outreach, and extension.  The position will be based at the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center in Kodiak, Alaska.

Alaska Sea Grant requires talented and committed teams working together to build innovative solutions that can be shared with a broad community. An essential component of these teams is the full inclusion and participation of individuals from a broad diversity of backgrounds, who bring a range of perspectives, values, and tools to bear on major scientific problems. Alaska Sea Grant is committed to building inclusive research, extension, communication and education programs that serve people with unique backgrounds, circumstances, needs, perspectives and ways of thinking and learning.

Alaska Sea Grant is a collaboration between NOAA and the University of Alaska Fairbanks, with offices in Fairbanks, Anchorage, Juneau, and coastal communities statewide from the Arctic to Southeast. 


Knowledge of seafood processing industry practices, procedures, and training needs.
Knowledge of seafood safety laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.
Knowledge of grants and federal reporting agency requirements.
Knowledge of grants writing processes and ability to write proposals.
Ability to develop original training content and material.
Ability to apply knowledge of instructional methods for youth, adult learners, and/or special populations.
Persuasion skills
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Advanced computer skills.
Ability to collect, analyze, and interpret data.
Ability to create comprehensive reports
Ability to multi-task and prioritize projects.


Bachelor’s degree in related field and two years relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Master’s degree preferred.

This is a full-time, Grade 79, minimum $28.42/hr, DOE, 12-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package.


Please attach a resume, cover letter, and names and contact information (email and phone number) for three (3) professional references.


For full consideration, please apply prior to September 6, 2021 by 11:55PM Alaska Standard Time.  This position will remain open until filled.


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.


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The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.


Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.


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If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

Kodiak, AK

23 day(s) ago