Project Manager

Project Manager

CLASSIFICATION: Instructional Designer 3
GRADE: Grade 80
WORK TYPE: On Campus, Staff Full-time
ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT: University of Alaska Fairbanks
SCHOOL/BUSINESS UNIT: UAF Vice Chancellor for Research
LOCATION: Fairbanks
CATEGORIES: Business/Accounting/Finance, Education/Instructional

Position Summary:

The Alaska Center for Innovation, Commercialization, and Entrepreneurship (Center ICE) is hiring a new Project Manager to meet growing demand for its services. Center ICE’s mission is to maximize the impact of innovators and entrepreneurs at UAF and across Alaska. Center ICE programs range for undergraduate and faculty short courses to seed funding and business mentorship. Your role as Project Manager will include delivering and improving programs, building relationships, developing new programs, and manager related projects. Your scope of opportunity will increase with your experience, success, and network growth. Center ICE employees and projects combine to make a dynamic and fun work environment where everyone is ambitiously working to shape Alaska’s future. If you could fit in this culture and are interested in innovation or entrepreneurialism, then you could be a great candidate for this position. Apply now, or email with any questions.


Program Management: Draft proposals for new programming and support to be offered to innovators and entrepreneurs. Ensure clear, frequent, and timely communication between project collaborators. Monitor and record program progress in the form of written reports.

Programming and Innovation Support: Teach and support innovation and entrepreneurialism among faculty, staff, students, and the general public in Alaska. Consult with faculty in the process of making formal recommendations to university administrators regarding policies and services that impact innovation and entrepreneurialism. Develop methods to meet the learning needs of faculty, staff, and students. This may include curriculum development and delivery as well as marketing and recruitment. Perform needs assessment for training desired and offer workshops. Plan, develop, direct and evaluate the relevant training opportunities offered by the campus for all employees. Serve as a consultant for groups and planners on campus requiring information on innovation and entrepreneurialism, its processes, its methodologies, its timelines, and its costs. Develop strategic relationships with partner organizations inside and outside the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Represent the institution to college partners, vendors, and professional groups in local, statewide, and national forums. Use programming to assist customers; this may range from ideation and customer discovery to small business grant proposal preparation and pitching a business idea or innovation. Support may include, for example, administering a seed and gap fund as well as connecting innovators and entrepreneurs to investors and mentors.


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to use Google suite of tools and Microsoft software.
  • Ability to work with a team as well as independently.
  • Ability to teach and communicate effectively in a classroom setting to a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to be self-motivated and to complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Knowledge of the process for protecting and commercializing intellectual property, the lean startup methodology, and customer discovery, or the ability and interest to gain this knowledge.
  • Ability to develop working relationships within the University of Alaska and with external partners and constituents.
  • Ability to evaluate and define a value proposition and communicate it effectively to potential customers.

Required Education or Training:

Bachelor's degree and four years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Masters degree preferred.

Position details:

This position is a full-time, Grade 80, (minimum $58,698/yr DOE), 12-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package. UA employees receive excellent benefits including participation in State of Alaska PERS retirement, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage.

Applicant Instructions:

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

Review Date:

This position is open until filled with the initial applications review taking place on May 16, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized for unrestricted employment in the United States. No work visas will be sponsored for this position.


Effective immediately, all new UAF hires, whose job function or work location results in the employee being subject to the UAF vaccine requirements guided by the Federal Contractor Employee vaccine mandate*, must be fully vaccinated with an FDA or WHO authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption no later than six weeks from the new hire's start date.

*Employees based on UAF’s Troth Yeddha’ (Fairbanks) campus, regardless of university affiliation and remote work status; Employees based in UAF research units outside Fairbanks (including Seward Marine Center, Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, HAARP, Poker Flat, Lena Point, and Toolik Field Station); and Employees, regardless of their work location, paid by or directly working on impacted UAF federal contract.

Term Position:

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

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

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.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

Background Check:

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

Probationary Period:

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.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.

University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

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

Fairbanks, AK

12 day(s) ago

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