Fisheries Workforce Specialist

Fisheries Workforce Specialist

• Job No:
• Classification:Term Assistant Professor (F9)
• Grade:UNAC Grade 30
• Work type:Faculty Full-time, On Campus
• Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
• School/Business unit:UAF Alaska Sea Grant and MAP
• Location:Cordova, Ketchikan
• Categories: Education/Instructional, Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:
Alaska Sea Grant is recruiting a term faculty faculty position to coordinate statewide fishermen training curriculum and events, and provide regional outreach, education, and extension services. The position is located within the University of Alaska Fairbanks Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program and may be based in either Cordova or Ketchikan, Alaska. The fisheries workforce specialist is an integral member of Alaska Sea Grant's extension faculty, working independently but collaboratively with community leaders, industry participants, scientists, educators, and resource managers. The successful candidate will work with colleagues and statewide partners to coordinate an Alaskan fisheries workforce education program for commercial fishing crew and captains. This position will conduct regional activities as an extension agent, including delivery of extension, education, and applied research in support of regional needs and in support of Alaska Sea Grant's strategic plan. Understanding stakeholder needs and building cooperative relationships will be essential to success. The position requires excellent problem solving as well as effective communication This position is funded for 3 years for a nine-month academic appointment. Subsequent funding beyond the nine month contract for a 3 year period is the responsibility of the faculty member. Please apply by October 15th, 2023, 11:55PM.

1-30[Alaska Crew Class] Design, coordinate, and deliver commercial fishing crewmember training curriculum and events, such as workshops, classes, conferences and other outreach activities, with internal and external partners based on identified needs of beginning commercial fishermen. This may include the following: -Assess regional economic and workforce development needs in partnership with regional coastal businesses and local entities; -Instruct or facilitate in-person and online classes, workshops or presentations; -Promote and/or deliver regionally relevant fisheries and maritime literacy in a way that is accessible to regional residents, including K-12 students and educators; -Seek funding and write proposals to support these activities through a variety of sources.Essential 2-30[AK-Onboard apprenticeship program] Work collaboratively with internal and external partners to design, coordinate, and administer Alaska Sea Grant's regional fisheries apprenticeship program. This may include the following: -Curriculum development; -Establish and maintain relationships with local groups to understand needs and build partnerships; -Evaluate program effectiveness through course evaluations from training, workshop and conference participants as well as informal and larger-scale evaluations; -Conduct surveys, focus groups, and informal and formal interviews; -Seek funding and write proposals to support these activities through a variety of sources.Essential 3-20Work with the Alaska Sea Grant's FishBiz team on specific projects, workshops, and events to prepare the next generation and support the current business owners in the commercial fishing industry.Essential 4-20Build and maintain a visible and accessible extension program. This may include the following: -Respond to immediate or “Rapid Response” requests for information through a diverse media presence in the region, including radio, social media, Alaska Sea Grant communications team resources, and partner newsletters; -Provide service that is responsive to stakeholder requests, informed by identified needs, and in accordance with Alaska Sea Grant's mission, vision and goals; -Facilitate interaction between researchers and regional stakeholders to promote community/resident input into the development of research projects and new technologies; -Participate in local research as needed and/or beneficial, in support of UAF and other researchers in the region; -Conduct events on regionally relevant research, education, and extension topics through direct or facilitated presentations and K-12 instructional opportunities; -Engage with Alaska Sea Grant, University of Alaska Fairbanks and National Sea Grant activities as needed and per administrative requirements including reporting and programmatic and topical meetings; -Serve on regional advisory committees as needed, expertise, and capacity warrants.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

• Familiarity with fisheries-dependent communities and the commercial harvest industry
• Ability to work independently and balance complex tasks, deadlines, and budgets from internal and external organizations
• Excellent written and oral communication skills with an advanced knowledge and ability to write and edit reports and other materials
• Ability to plan, develop, and provide educational training to students of all ages and from a wide variety of backgrounds
• Ability to effectively communicate complex scientific topics and content in culturally appropriate manner via print, electronic media (video, radio, email, social), and in-person appearances
• Understanding of scientific methods and ecological process, especially as they apply to Alaskan waters.

Preferred Experience & Education:
Experience working in rural and/or with Alaska Native communities or populations in Alaska and with diverse cultures and knowledge systems.

Required Experience & Education:
Master's Degree in a field related to Community Development, Resource Economics, Business Management, Marine Science, Marine Policy, or Education. Experience providing applied training or education to diverse audiences.

Salary Information:

This is a full-time, 9-month, term-funded faculty position complete with both a competitive salary and Starting salary is based on education and experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach a resume, cover letter, statement of experience and interest in workforce training, and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references with your application.

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.
Position is open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by 11:55pm on October 15, 2023.
This position is represented by United Academics (UNAC).

This position is term-funded 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:

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 Ashley Lindsoe, Signers' Business Office HR Coordinator, at or 907-474-5664.

Applications Close: 15 Oct 2023

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Closing Date 2023-10-15