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SHI - Education Project Coordinator - STEAM

Sealaska Heritage Institute, 105 S. Seward Street, Suite 201, Juneau, Alaska, United States of America Req #340
Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Job Summary

The objective of the STEAM Coordinator is to provide coordination support for the Opening the Box of Traditional Ecological Knowledge: STEAM Pathways for High School Students project and other grants serving high schools and research institutions within the STEAM Program via the Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) Education Department. Independent judgement is required to plan, prioritize, and organize diversified workloads. This position will be responsible for supporting the AISES (American Indian Science and Engineering Society) chapters, SHI’s Virtual Indigenous, and leadership for the high school community of practice.


  • Lead and coordinate teacher professional development for diverse educators and instructional coaches.
  • Co-develop online and hybrid courses and educational experiences.
  • Coordinate registration, support, and travel for STEAM high school and higher education courses, camps, field experiences, and conferences.
  • Develop contracts and scopes of work, and manage payments.
  • Maintain databases, spreadsheets, and project tracking instruments.
  • Collaborate with evaluator to ensure compliance and completion of related deliverables.
  • Other duties as required

Required Skills

  • Demonstrates effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrates ability to manage multiple projects and activities with attention to detail
  • Strong organizational and planning skills in project logistics and events
  • Technical capacity and expertise in using spreadsheets and databases
  • Knowledge of Southeast Alaska Native culture and languages

Supervisory Responsibility

This position will have no direct reports.

Work Environment

This position’s duties are performed at the Walter Soboleff Building off site for programming activities. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to verbally communicate. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, and climbling. The employee must frequently lift and/or move objects up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 50 pounds.

About this Role

This is a full-time temporary non-benefited position. SHI full-time employees are expected to work during SHI’s regular business hours of 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday. Additionally, employees may work up to or over 45 hours per week or additional time as needed to meet workload demands or special events such as Celebration. 

All staff are expected to work as a team for our bi-annual Celebration. This four-day event is a required activity in which all staff participate. Tasks are assigned to staff and staff are expected to attend the event for full days, potentially as long as 12 hours each day.

Regular travel to offsite programming locations is required.

Required Education and Experience

  • 2 years of professional work in project management and program coordination.
  • Experience working with a diverse group of stakeholders including Alaska Native students and families.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Review the Benefits associated with this position:

Who is Sealaska? Established in 1972, Sealaska is the Alaska Native regional corporation for Southeast Alaska. Our 23,000 shareholders are Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian people with more than 10,000 years of ancestral ties to the oceans, forests and communities of Southeast Alaska. We serve the twin goals of economic prosperity and environmental protection. Sealaska Heritage Institute is an affiliate of Sealaska.
We are committed to providing the best possible climate for maximum development and goal achievement for all our employees.  As a subsidiary of a Native-owned company, Sealaska Heritage Institute is proud to promote an inclusive and diverse workplace, with respect for the cultural traditions in the communities where we operate.
Sealaska Heritage Institute is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered without regard to race, color, sex, gender, age, religion or religious creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. However, preference may be extended to an enrolled member of a federally-recognized Indian Tribe.*
*“Indian Tribe” means an Indian Tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community, including any Alaska Native village or regional or village corporation as defined in or established pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (85 Stat. 668; 43 U.S.C. 1601) which is recognized as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $50,000.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $60,000.00
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  • Sealaska Heritage Institute, 105 S. Seward Street, Suite 201, Juneau, Alaska, United States of America