Education Program Manager
About Aqqaluk Trust
Aqqaluk Trust is a 501 (c)3 non-profit private foundation. The Aqqaluk Trust was founded in 1989 in honor of Robert Aqqaluk Newlin, Sr., one of the great Iñupiat leaders. The foundation first provided scholarship funding for eligible applicants seeking training or pursuing their secondary education.
Since its inception, Aqqaluk Trust has grown and now provides more Iñupiaq language and cultural resources. Aqqaluk Trust currently focuses on three major areas related to the language, culture, and education of the Iñupiat people of northwest Alaska.
The Education Program Manager is responsible for the Aqqaluk Trust’s Educational Scholarship Program. The incumbent is responsible for the development and management of educational programs and other selected projects that fulfill the mission of Aqqaluk Trust.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Manages and administers the scholarship program which includes reviewing incoming applications, facilitating the online application process with applicants, tracking incoming documents, determining applicant eligibility, and administering the award and disbursement process for 300-400+ award recipients, annually
Lead Education Program staff in the development and on-going updating and maintenance of the online application process, serves as primary point-of-contact for communication with web developers.
Responsible for the selection, training, and supervision of the Education Program staff, including any temporary employees assisting the Education Program
Compile and prepare eligible scholarship reports for review and approval, as requested by the Scholarship Committee and Board of Trustees.
Works with NANA shareholders to develop and improve pre-employment skills and qualifications, helps Shareholders identify their job skills and talents
Prepares scholarship reports for NANA, as requested.
Works with NANA Shareholder Department to:
Make scholarship recipients aware of various positions and opportunities available at NANA and Aqqaluk Trust.
Help identify qualified and job-ready candidates for employment and forwards those names to the proper individual(s).
Help identify potential trainees/college interns for various employment programs and forwards those names to the proper organization(s).
Works with Shareholders to assist in their educational and vocational development.
Works with Teck Alaska and the Alaska Technical Center in the development of programs that will assist NANA’s Shareholders.
Works with the NRC Shareholder Relations and the NDC Human Resources group on training and development, create and implement mentoring and internship programs, school-to-work programs, and related programs.
Special projects may be implement as needed for the growth of the Education Program
Other various duties as needed.
- Bachelor’s degree in the areas of education, business, organizational or nonprofit management or other appropriate area of study, relevant experience may also be substituted on a year for year basis.
- Three years of progressively responsible work experience
- Demonstrated leadership experience and management skills that support a team-oriented environment
- A valid Alaskan driver’s license. A willingness to travel frequently utilizing many different forms of transportation.
- Strong analytic, written and verbal communication, and organizational skills are required
- Proficiency with computer equipment and software: MS Windows Operating System, MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook) – strong emphasis on proficiency with database programs
- Experience with web-based applications and database management, preferred
- Ability to set priorities, handle multiple tasks and application deadlines with a high degree of accuracy
- Knowledge of postsecondary institutions and student financial aid requirements, preferred
- Knowledge of general business formats and management procedures
- Ability to compose business correspondence and create visual presentations
- Proficient with proper grammar, good vocabulary, spelling, proofreading and editing
- Knowledge of proper telephone etiquette.
- Use of basic office equipment such as copiers, printers, fax machine, copiers, and postage machine
- Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles
- Knowledge of ANCSA and Alaska Native history
– The employee is regularly required to sit, talk, and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Fair Labor Standards Act Status : Exempt DOE
The above is not intended to list all possible essential functions or requirements as they are subject to change. The employer reserves the right to revise or change this description. This description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment. All employees are expected to work varying hours of compensated overtime to accomplish various duties. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each of the above essential duties and meet the physical demands. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to meet these conditions.
The above is not intended to list all possible essential functions or requirements as they are subject to change. Aqqaluk Trust reserves the right to revise or change this description. This description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment. All employees are expected to work varying hours of compensated overtime to accomplish various duties. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each of the above essential duties and meet the physical demands.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Shareholder Preference
Aqqaluk Trust is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran protected status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
NANA grants employment preference to shareholders of NANA and their spouses and descendants to the extent allowed by law.
It is Aqqaluk Trust’s policy to conduct background checks, drug testing and a physical assessment, as applicable, once an offer has been accepted, in accordance with company and/or contract requirements.
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Organization : Aqqaluk Trust