Higher Education Specialist

Cultural Heritage & Education · Juneau, Alaska
Department Cultural Heritage & Education
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $23.79 - $30.34

Higher Education Specialist

Job Class: Specialist
Department: CH&E

Type of Position: Non-Exempt
Location of Work: Juneau, AK

Covered Position: Yes
Salary Grade(s): 8/9

Prepared by: S. Dybdahl/J. Wise
Hours of Work: M-F, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Employment Category: Regular, Full-Time

Effective Date: 4/1/2021

The Higher Education Specialist is responsible for the implementation of all activities associated with the Tlingit & Haida Higher Education program.

Reports To: Cultural Heritage & Education Director
Supervises: Up to two full time Clerical or Technician level staff
Liaison To: Institutions of higher education, vocational/technical schools, and other departments

• Respond to correspondence, emails, and phone inquiries related to higher education
• Assist financial aid offices with inquiries regarding student accounts
• Ensure student eligibility
• Process, maintain, and audit Higher Education student files
• Develop and coordinate with Communications Department publications such as informational pamphlets and flyers
• Prepare and submit check requests to Finance for all Higher Education scholarship awards
• Make recommendations to Director for approval of assistance requests under specific circumstances
• Conduct outreach on Higher Education program and opportunities
• Provide statistical reports regarding Higher Education awards as requested
• Assist in updating program policies and procedures and scholarship award processing
• Coordinate with Director and Grants and Resource Development department annual T&H Alumni Scholarship fundraising efforts
• Create and maintain private and public sector partnerships to support Higher Education programs
• Research and utilize all in-house, State, and Federal funding opportunities to secure funding for programs
• Prepare reports, including those required by various granting agencies
• Create and maintain file management system
• Maintain strict confidentiality
• May be responsible for the supervision of up to 2 full time technician or clerical level positions including but not limited to: hiring, monitoring, coaching, staff development, evaluations, dispute resolution, progressive discipline, and termination
• Other duties as assigned

Spending Authority:
Other Authority:

• Knowledge and principles of education assistance and ability to operate with moderate complexity with minimal supervision
• Ability to analyze and interpret information from multiple sources including but not limited to statutes, program regulations, and financial reports
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Excellent persuasive and interpersonal communication skills
• Excellent computer skills including MS Office Suite and databases
• Ability to prepare grant applications
• Working knowledge of OMB A-87 requirements
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
• Strong supervisory skills

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (education, experience, skills)
• Associates Degree in closely related field
• 2 years’ related experience

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (education, experience, skills)
• 2 years’ supervisory experience
• Valid Driver’s License

The majority of work is performed in a professional office setting and is generally sedentary, requiring routine walking, standing, bending, and carrying of items weighing less than 40 lbs. Travel on small aircraft or ferry may be required.

• All employment at Tlingit & Haida is “at will”. This means that the employee or Tlingit & Haida may terminate employment at any time and for any reason. Unless specified in writing, no term of employment is expressed or implied for this position.
• Tlingit & Haida is a no tolerance workplace. All regular employees may be required to pass a pre-employment and subsequent random drug and alcohol screening to be eligible for and maintain employment.
• Tlingit & Haida requires a criminal background check be conducted on all employees. All employment offers are conditional until federal criminal background check results verify your eligibility to work for Tlingit & Haida.

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  • Location
    Juneau, Alaska
  • Department
    Cultural Heritage & Education
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $23.79 - $30.34