Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program Faculty
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Classification: Assistant Professor (F9)
Grade: UNAC Grade 30
Work type: Faculty Full-time
Administrative Unit: University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit: UAF Alaska Sea Grant and MAP
The University of Alaska Fairbanks Alaska Sea Grant College Program and the
College of Rural Community and Development, Bristol Bay Campus (BBC) is
seeking a Marine Advisory Program agent to provide outreach, education, and
extension services to Bristol Bay communities.
10Facilitate interaction between researchers and regional stakeholders. This
may include: - Facilitate community/resident input into the development of
research projects and new technologies - Organize forums, such as the Western
Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference, for researchers and the community
to interact. - Share research and conduct educational events on regionally
relevant topics through direct or facilitated presentations and K-12
instructional opportunities - Participate in local research as needed and/or
beneficial, in support of UAF and other researchers in the region.Essential
10Identify and prioritize educational, informational, and training needs of
regional stakeholders by conducting ongoing needs assessments and evaluating
effectiveness of programs. This may include the following: - Conduct surveys,
focus groups, and informal and formal interviews Evaluate program
effectiveness through course evaluations from training, workshop and
conference participants as well as informal and larger-scale evaluations -
Establish and maintain relationships with local groups to understand needs and
foster partnerships - Maintain a continuous physical presence in the region's
communities so stakeholders know who to approach with needs and
10Maintain a visible and accessible program that is responsive to immediate or
“Rapid Response” requests for information. This may include the following: -
Maintain a diverse media presence in the region, including radio, social
media, - Alaska Sea Grant communications team resources, and partner
newsletters - Hold regular office hours in coordination with the Bristol Bay
10Participate in Bristol Bay Campus, Alaska Sea Grant, University of Alaska
Fairbanks and National Sea Grant activities as needed and administrative
requirements. This may include the following: - Engage with the national
network of Sea Grant extension professionals. - Report on activities,
accomplishments and impacts. - Participate in Alaska Sea Grant staff and
60Design, coordinate, and deliver training, workshops, classes, conferences
and other outreach activities with Bristol Bay Campus and other partners based
on these identified needs. This may include the following: - Lead economic
and workforce development programs in partnership with regional coastal
businesses and local entities through instructing or facilitating in-person
and online classes, workshops or presentations - Promote regionally relevant
marine and environmental literacy and deliver it 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
The University of Alaska Fairbanks, Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program
is a statewide network of specialists and agents who provide formal and/or
informal education, information and technical assistance to the public
relating to: commercial, subsistence or sport fisheries issues; coastal
economic development including seafood processing, tourism or marine business
management and commercial fisheries development; community-based science and
environmental monitoring; resource management; marine conservation; and
environmental literacy. The Bristol Bay Campus (BBC) serves the Bristol Bay
region and the Aleutian & Pribilof Island region with a focus on workforce
development, career and technical education, academic preparation for college
and higher education opportunities at UAF. BBC offers UAF classes, community
workshops, local courses as well as dual credit for high school students,
special topic courses and online educational opportunities.
Bristol Bay's population of approximately 7,500 residents is culturally
diverse and includes Alaska Native and Caucasian populations; villages in the
region are predominantly Alaska Native. Located 330 miles southwest of
Anchorage, the region encompasses 31 coastal and inland communities
surrounding Bristol Bay. The Bristol Bay region supports a healthy and robust
sockeye salmon fishery and its economy is strongly dependent on subsistence
harvesting, Tribal, borough, and municipal government, and commercial
fisheries. Rural villages rely largely on commercial fishing and subsistence
harvest. The Bristol Bay Native Association, Bristol Bay Economic Development
Corporation, Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation, Bristol Bay Native
Corporation, individual tribal city, and borough governments, Alaska
Department of Fish and Game, US Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park
Service, city and regional school districts, and others are key community
Through long-term regional engagement, the successful candidate will conduct a
productive Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory extension program targeting
Bristol Bay communities. Promoting sustainable use and management of fisheries
and other marine resources and strengthening the long-term health and vitality
of the coastal economy through outreach, research, and education are important
goals of this position.
Identify and prioritize educational, informational, and training needs of
regional stakeholders by conducting ongoing needs assessments and
evaluating effectiveness of programs.
Design, coordinate, and deliver training, workshops, classes, conferences,
and other outreach activities with Bristol Bay Campus and other partners
based on these identified needs.
Maintain a visible and accessible program that is responsive to immediate
or "Rapid Response" requests for information.
Facilitate interactions between researchers and regional stakeholders.
Participate in Bristol Bay Campus, Alaska Sea Grant, University of Alaska
Fairbanks, and National Sea Grant activities as needed and administrative
Experience working in rural and/or with Alaska Native communities or
populations in Alaska with diverse cultures and knowledge systems.
Familiarity with fisheries-dependent communities and the commercial
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 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.
Travel within and out of Alaska, including travel by small aircraft to
Required Experience / Typical Education or Training:
Master's Degree in a field related to Community Development, Resource
Economics, Business Management, Marine Science, or Marine Policy. Experience
working with stakeholders to deliver outreach, education and/or extension.
Please attach a resume, cover letter, official academic transcripts, and names
and contact information (email and phone number) for three (3)
For full consideration, please apply no later than August 30, by 11:55 PM
Alaska time. This position will remain open until filled.
This position is represented by United Academics-AAUP/AFT (UNAC).
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:
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of employment is contingent on the background check.
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Advertised: 19 Jul 2021 Alaskan Daylight Time