The Alaska Humanities Forum
The Alaska Humanities Forum (the Forum) is dedicated to connecting Alaskans and strengthening communities across the state. Using the humanities - literature and storytelling, history, art, music, philosophy, our shared cultural heritage - we create the space for Alaskans to share their stories, ideas, and perspectives so that they may better understand themselves, one another, and the human experience. Since 1974, the Forum has represented and served Alaska as one of 56 state and territorial councils supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and as a member of the Federation of State Humanities Councils.
The Forum's work falls into three main categories:
Cross Cultural Programs
The Forum’s Cross-Cultural Programs Team carries out programming that fosters aware, compassionate and resilient cultural identity. Through our work we bridge cultures. The team’s programming includes youth programs in which middle and high school students build confidence in their cultural identities while forming a supportive community with other Alaska Native youth from around the state. Understanding culture as a source of strength helps students navigate high school and find success in post-secondary opportunities and beyond. These include in-person and virtual sessions, workshops, and immersions. They include personal reflections, positive self and cultural identity formation, cross-cultural experiences, peer-to-peer learning, discussions of Elder and culture bearer teachings, and art and storytelling.
Youth Coordinator would be a member of the Cross Cultural Program staff for the Ilakucaraq Project and work immersions and virtual sessions, develop strong relationships with youth participants, act as a lead liaison with partners to ensure coordination and alignment. The Program Coordinator will support the Youth Team in program content development and logistics, lead facilitation, and support efforts in policy and professional development research.
Essential Job Functions
Workshop, Immersion and Seminar Staffing
Qualifications and Experience
Successful candidates will have strong written and verbal communication skills as well as interpersonal skills and have experience in cross-cultural competency. They should have a strong eye for detail and be well organized. Experience working directly with teenage youth is strongly preferred. Familiarity with the challenges, opportunities and culture of rural Alaskan youth is preferred. Applicant must possess a good driving record and have access to a reliable vehicle. Candidates for the position are preferred to have a bachelor's degree or comparable experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Conditions of Employment
The Program Coordinator position is a full time exempt position, with a regular work schedule of 40 hours per week. Normal office hours are from 8:30 – 5:00pm with 30 minutes for lunch. This position will involve some weekend hours, occasional overtime hours (with advance notice), and will involve significant offsite travel over the summer. This position allows for occasional working from home when deemed appropriate and will require in-person work at the office. Benefits include medical, dental, life, and disability insurance, nine paid holidays per year, nine earned paid time off hours each pay period, and a 403(b) retirement plan. The position is based at the Alaska Humanities Forum offices in Anchorage, and may involve occasional travel within Alaska. Starting salary ranges from ($50,000-$58,000 annualized). Applicants who receive an offer of employment must satisfactorily complete a pre-employment state and federal background check, and driving record check. The Forum reserves the right to drug screen employees with reasonable suspicion of intoxication at work.
Application and Hire Date:
To be considered for this position, please visit https://alaskahumanitiesforum.bamboohr.com/hiring Applications will be accepted through October 14th, 2022. If you have any questions about the application, please reach out to Kim Fasbender at email@example.com.
Equal Opportunity Statement:
At the Alaska Humanities Forum, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.
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