The Alaska Native and Rural Student Services Coordinator provides and refers support services for Alaska Native, other Indigenous, and rural students residing or studying at APU. The Coordinator works to develop culturally-responsive services, retention initiatives, and outreach efforts to ensure students achieve educational goals and degree attainment. The Coordinator will be responsible for managing a social gathering place and study center, focusing on the needs of Alaska Native, Native American, and rural students.
- Develops initiatives and individual plans to improve the persistence, retention, and graduation rates of Alaska Native, Native American, and rural APU students
- Serves as a referral agent to students for services that cross multiple dimensions of the University
- Maintains routine communication streams that connect students to each other, to programs of study, programming and activities, and to student services.
- Provides timely, accessible, and consistent information to the institutional operations of admissions, registration, campus life, student financial services, academic advising, and course delivery.
- Collaborates with academic advisors, career services coordinator, institute directors, admissions counselors, and other student service personnel to plan and support orientation activities, outreach efforts, and recruitment initiatives
- Works with Alaska Native, other Indigenous, and rural students to identify external scholarship providers and connect them with local resources
- Create and manage a social gathering place that focuses on the needs of Alaska Native, Indigenous, and rural students.
- Promotes community development and educational attainment by implementing creative social, educational and cultural student programs and activities.
- Manage and coordinate the Early Alert notification communication system and help prepare assessment data that tracks student retention efforts
Knowledge and Skills
- Awareness of Alaska Native and Indigenous communities and cultures
- Knowledge of developing and implementing culturally relevant campus-based programs
- Experience working in Rural Alaska preferred
- Skill in building and maintaining a service schedule that meets the needs of a growing population
- Skill in effectively managing time and resources
- Skill in working with students in an advisory or counseling capacity
- Skill in working with Microsoft Office Suite
- Skill in working with student information systems and records
- Skill in working as a team player dedicated to the success of the institution
- Skill in exhibiting professional interpersonal communication skills
Minimum Education Qualification
A bachelor’s degree is required
Minimum Experience Qualification
Non-Supervisory: 3 years’ experience advising, mentoring, or supervising high school, college, or graduate students or equivalent and transferable experience required.
Supervisory: Potential for student worker supervision
Current and valid driver’s license required with ability to pass a driving record check and driving test. Ability to travel independently.Apply Online