ANSEP Lead Youth Peer Mentor – MSA (Anchorage) – Anchorage, AK

ANSEP Lead Youth Peer Mentor – MSA (Anchorage)

Anchorage, AK


ANSEP Lead Youth Peer Mentor – MSA (Anchorage)

  • Job Number:524050

  • Classification:Administrative Specialist 1

  • Grade:Grade 77

  • Work type:On Campus, Staff Full-time

  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage

  • School/Business unit:UAA Office of the Provost

  • Location:Anchorage

  • Categories: Administrative/Personnel, Academic Advising/Support, Office/Clerical

Position Summary:

Come join an award-winning program at ANSEP. We are recruiting Lead Youth Peer Mentors to support our Middle School Academy component in Anchorage, Alaska.


Special Events and Procurement

Manage and schedule all special events and activities both on and off UAA campus. Work with ANSEP Fiscal Office on travel needs. Determine purchasing needs and work with ANSEP staff to purchase supplies and services. Assist with building management to support set-up tasks for ANSEP components. Organize events for ANSEP components to include facility set up, entertainment, food. Communicate with students and families regarding events and celebrations.

Lead and Train YPMs

Lead and help train ANSEP Youth Peer Mentors. Delegate tasks as-needed. Ensure that staffing levels are appropriate for planned activities. Manage staffing calendars from pre-event planning and preparation through training, actual programming to post-event closeout. Must be available for selected on-call hours during program dates. Supervise Youth Peer Mentor performance and report disciplinary actions to ANSEP Regional Directors and Senior Directors.

Manage Students

Ensure that ANSEP component students are accounted for and under appropriate supervision, in accordance with ANSEP handbook and policies and procedures. Develop student study and recitation schedules, and ensure students are present and participating in required academic courses and events. Ensure that ANSEP students are safe and manage risk through training and adhering to ANSEP risk reduction policies. Assist with dormitory hall management and set-up.

Program Activities

Assists ANSEP Summer Directors, Senior Directors, Regional Directors, and other ANSEP staff with planning, organizing, coordinating, preparing, and leading daily activities for ANSEP components. Works with district chaperones to ensure student and program needs are met. At the direction of the Summer Directors, Regional Directors, and Senior Directors, oversee mailings to applicants/families, acceptance letters, and other communications. Perform data entry and tracking for ANSEP components. Coordinate student advising needs with the ANSEP Academic Advisor.

ANSEP’s objective is to effect systemic change in the hiring patterns of Alaska Natives in science and engineering by placing our students on a career path to leadership.

Started in 1995 as a scholarship program for university students, ANSEP has evolved into a longitudinal education model that provides a continuous string of components beginning with students in sixth grade and continuing on through high school, into science and engineering undergraduate and graduate degree programs through to the Ph.D. ANSEP students at every level are successful at rates far exceeding national and state numbers. We provide inspiration, guidance, and opportunity for students from over 100 Alaskan communities. We have arrived at this model after nearly 30 years of effort, with the awareness that a fragmented approach that focuses on one academic level is not adequate to deal with the scope of the problem and ultimately falls short.

ANSEP is more than 100 corporations, philanthropic organizations, state and federal agencies, universities, high schools, and middle schools. ANSEP is 3,000 Alaska Native middle school students, high school students, university students, and ANSEP alumni.


  • improves academic outcomes,
  • eliminates the need for university remediation and associated costs for government and families,
  • increases retention,
  • saves students and their families two years or more of college tuition and living expenses,
  • saves the state millions in government funding by reducing time to degree,
  • allows students to earn up to three years or more of university credits for a baccalaureate degree while in high school.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Exceptional interpersonal and customer service skills with ability to work with all levels; well-developed problem solving skills; demonstrated knowledge of general office procedures, equipment, and records maintenance.
  • Strong, broad-based computer proficiency.
  • Ability to work independently, exercise good judgement and discretion and maintain confidentiality.
  • Evidence of supervisory and leadership experience.
  • Knowledge of or experience with rural Alaska culture, lifestyles, and challenges.
  • Knowledge of or experience supporting youth in an education related setting.

Typical Experience:

A minimum of 30 university credits successfully completed. Two years relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Required Education or Training:

A minimum of 30 university credits successfully completed. Two years relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Salary Information:

This is a full-time, 9-month, term-funded, 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 77, based on education and experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information (email address and phone number) for three (3) professional references with your application.

This posting will close to applications on April 7, 2023 at 11:55 pm, Alaska Standard Time.

Must have a valid driver's license.

*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:


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 Shaylyn Storms, p: 907-786-0906 e: [email protected]




Advertised: 03 Mar 2023 Alaskan Standard Time
Applications close: 07 Apr 2023 Alaskan Daylight Time


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