ANSEP Director (Kotzebue)

ANSEP Director (Kotzebue)

  • JOB NUMBER: 521363
  • CLASSIFICATION: Administrative Management 2

  • GRADE: Temporary Staff Grade 81 (38% GeoDiff)

  • WORK TYPE: On Campus, Temporary

  • ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT: University of Alaska Anchorage

  • SCHOOL/BUSINESS UNIT: UAA Office of the Provost

  • LOCATION: Kotzebue

  • CATEGORIES: Executive/Director/Management, Student Affairs/Services

Position Summary:

Come join an award-winning program at ANSEP. We are recruiting for an ANSEP Temporary Director position. This position will manage and oversee ANSEP's full-time Acceleration Academy in Kotzebue, Alaska.


Financial and Personnel Management – 25% - Ensure that policies and procedures are followed in order to mitigate the risks that accompanies high-profile projects and programs to protect ANSEP and institutional brands, standing, status, and reputation. - Develop and implement rules, regulations, and processes, ensuring the goals of ANSEP components are successfully attained. - Identify staffing requirements and lead the hiring, discipline, and termination of ANSEP component staff, primarily student workers, youth peer mentors, lead youth peer mentors, and administrative support staff. - Develop, manage, and administer ANSEP component annual operating budgets including budget projections and ‘what-if’ scenarios. - Advise ANSEP Chief Financial Officer of budget projections, problems, and necessary adjustments. - Commit ANSEP to major financial obligations related to ANSEP components. - Coordinate with ANSEP personnel and students to establish and ensure compliance with rules, regulations, processes, policies, and procedures related to minors on campus. - Participate in grant and award proposal development and ensure compliance with reporting requirements. - Mediate interpersonal or interdepartmental conflict among ANSEP personnel. - Maintain confidentiality on a range of sensitive issues related to the operation of ANSEP. - Manage ANSEP component facilities including property control and capital improvements.

Partnership Coordination and Development – 25% - Proactively meet with current ANSEP funders (local, state, federal, philanthropic, and corporate entities) to discuss supplementary partnership and funding opportunities. - Proactively meet with prospective ANSEP funders (local, state, federal, philanthropic, and corporate entities) to discuss new partnership and funding opportunities. - Develop and negotiate partnership and funding contracts and agreements that support ANSEP components that operate throughout Alaska and the continental United States. - Develop and negotiate multi partner agreements with various Alaska school districts, Native Corporations, ANSCA Education Foundations, Philanthropic organizations, and other organizations in support of ANSEP Middle School Academy and Acceleration Academy components. - Travel extensively throughout Alaska and the continental United States in order to meet with current and prospective partners and funders.

Program Leadership – 25% - Develop planning documents that support ANSEP components and ensure that various plans and goals reconcile with the broader mission of ANSEP. - Identify the programmatic needs of ANSEP components and work with ANSEP strategic partners and ANSEP leadership to secure the necessary resources. - Develop, manage, and assess all aspects all aspects of ANSEP components. - Develop, implement, lead, and otherwise manage a continuous improvement process for ANSEP components. - Develop, prepare, and sometimes approve required ANSEP component grant, award, and performance reporting. - Coordinate ANSEP component activities with school districts and UAA, UAF, and UAS campuses. - Represent ANSEP and the University for inquiries from internal and external entities. - Advise ANSEP Senior Directors and leadership on administrative operations and potential and/or actual items of concern. - Research, analyze, and resolve far-reaching and complex issues and challenges associated with ANSEP Components. - Explain, interpret and/or provide guidance on matters related to ANSEP component activities to staff, faculty, strategic partner organizations, and the public. - Serves as a subject matter expert in the areas of increasing college readiness and success at the University for ANSEP, K12, and University audiences.

Strategic Planning – 25% - Prepare and execute long range and short-term operational strategies, short-term and long-term budgets, strategic plans, priorities, and goals for ANSEP components. - Promote and communicate operational strategies, budgets, strategic plans, priorities, and goals to ANSEP component faculty and staff, and stakeholders. - Develop, implement, and manage the assessment and evaluation of ANSEP and its components. - Develop, implement, manage and revise policy and procedures related to the operation of ANSEP components. - Provide promotional and marketing related content to the ANSEP Social Media & Marketing Director for use on ANSEP’s various social media platforms. - Represent ANSEP on boards, commissions, committees, and working groups both internal and external to the University. - Advise ANSEP Senior Directors and leadership on items as they relate to industry trends and best practices that may support ANSEP (and UAA) goals and strategic plans.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:Ability to design programs and projects that support robust program evaluation efforts. Knowledge of contract administration and ability to negotiate grants and contracts. Ability to communicate effectively in person and in writing. Ability to develop and manage complex and multi-year budgets and fiscal forecasts. Knowledge of the granting process from proposal, monitoring, reporting, to close-out, along with the ability to prepare proposals and reports. Ability to build diverse and successful teams along with the ability to resolve interdepartmental conflicts.TYPICAL EXPERIENCE:

Five years progressively responsible leadership experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience


Bachelor’s degree in relevant field and five years progressively responsible experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.


This is a temporary staff grade 81, minimum pay $40.87 per hour. The assignment is approximately 8 pay periods or 4 months. 40 hour weeks are expected.


ANSEP’s objective is to effect systemic change in the hiring patterns of Alaska Natives in science and engineering by placing our students on a career path to leadership.

Started in 1995 as a scholarship program for university students, ANSEP has evolved into a longitudinal education model that provides a continuous string of components beginning with students in sixth grade and continuing on through high school, into science and engineering undergraduate and graduate degree programs through to the Ph.D. ANSEP students at every level are successful at rates far exceeding national and state numbers. We provide inspiration, guidance, and opportunity for students from over 100 Alaskan communities. We have arrived at this model after nearly 30 years of effort, with the awareness that a fragmented approach that focuses on one academic level is not adequate to deal with the scope of the problem and ultimately falls short.

ANSEP is more than 100 corporations, philanthropic organizations, state and federal agencies, universities, high schools, and middle schools. ANSEP is 3,000 Alaska Native middle school students, high school students, university students, and ANSEP alumni.


  • improves academic outcomes,
  • eliminates the need for university remediation and associated costs for government and families,
  • increases retention,
  • saves students and their families two years or more of college tuition and living expenses,
  • saves the state millions in government funding by reducing time to degree,
  • allows students to earn up to three years or more of university credits for a baccalaureate degree while in high school.



*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 AA/EO employer and educational institution 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 University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

Kotzebue, AK

10 month(s) ago

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