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Workforce Development Specialist
The UAF Northwest Campus is seeking a Workforce Development Specialist. The Workforce Development Specialist works with NWC staff and faculty, and local and regional governmental representatives to support the identification, development and maintenance of programs and courses to meet the needs of the region and campus partners.
Data Collection: Identify, research and analyze workforce development employment created by the port of Nome expansion, the Graphite One mine, increased marine traffic, and additional recent projects. Maintain data on participant enrollment and completion.
Partnership: Contact, promote partnership and collaborate with representatives of regional communities, UA System, state and/or federal agencies to identify training, pathways and resources to address strategic employment needs and plans. Work with UAF departments (School of Mines & Engineering, College of Business, etc.) to identify training, pathways and resources for students to gain relevant skills. Serve as lead, resource, and representative for workforce development.
Academic Program Development: Rank employment training needs and assess potential to meet regional needs. Develop workforce skills tracks, courses, occupational endorsements, certificates, and campus credentials to address training needs in the Bering Strait region. Provide support for syllabi development, adjunct faculty approval, and logistics of courses. Develop and distribute fliers. Recruit students to local and university programs.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Demonstrates knowledge of Bering Strait region and its communities
Demonstrates ability to effectively work with others of various and diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds required - including students, potential students, campus faculty and staff, regional stakeholders, and partner organizations
Demonstrates networking, leadership, and professional communication skills
Demonstrates experience and ability to develop and maintain partnerships and programs necessary to address community needs
Demonstrates strategic planning, organizational and prioritizing skills and ability to work independently and follow through with tasks
Demonstrates ability to establish and maintain data collection for programs and individual activities
Preferred Experience & Education:
Bachelor's degree preferred. Experience working with postsecondary students. Experience working in planning and development of projects and/or initiatives.
Required Experience & Education:
Three years of progressively responsible experience related to strategic planning, workforce development, industry partnership, and program development. Alaska driver's license required and clean driving recrod in compliance with UA Safe Driving Criteria.
This is a full-time, 12-month, non-exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. New hires will be placed on the UA staff salary schedule, Grade 79 (34% geo difference), based on education and experience.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references with your application.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a successful candidate is identified.
Review of application materials will begin immediately. Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient and viable number of qualified candidates have been 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.
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.
UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination
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 Stasia Craddick, CRCD HR Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 907-474-6569.
Applications Close: Open until filled
To apply, visit: https://careers.alaska.edu/en-us/job/524777/workforce-development-specialist
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