Business Manager

University of Alaska

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Classification:Administrative Professional 1
Grade:Grade 79
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Statewide
School/Business unit:Vice Pres for Strategy Plan & Budg

Land Management’s primary role is to convert the University’s grant land assets to investable income to support the University’s educational mission and prudently manage land dedicated for educational purposes.

This position will be filled in Anchorage. 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Knowledge of BOR policies, state regulations (e.g. AAC), and federal laws with regard to UA land and resource development and sales. Ability to collect, analyze, and interpret data and create comprehensive reports from that data such as Business Plans and Feasibility Assessments. Be able to recognize and troubleshoot non-compliance issues with regard to LM policies on UA lands. Need basic knowledge of the granting process and federal reporting agency requirements. From self-conducted research data, create persuasive grant proposals and identify additional funding sources for the same. Need effective communication skills, both oral and written. Need advanced computer and database skills to create professional documents for publication and the ability to train others in that process.


This position requires 6 years (minimum) of progressive business administrative experience, with executive level administrative experience preferred.

Required Education or Training:

Bachelor’s degree in related field plus two years relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Master’s degree preferred.

Type of Employment:

This is a full-time, Grade 79 , minimum $26.08/hr, DOE, 12-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package .

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references by 11:59pm, Alaska Standard Time, on Monday, December 6th. The first review will take place on Tuesday, December 7th, 2021.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized for unrestricted employment in the United States. No work visas will be sponsored for this position.

UAF COVID Requirements

Effective immediately, all new UAF hires, whose job function or work location results in the employee being subject to the UAF vaccine requirements guided by the Federal Contractor Employee vaccine mandate*, must be fully vaccinated with an FDA- or WHO- authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption by January 18, 2022, or before their start date if after January 18, 2022.

*Employees based on UAF’s Troth Yeddha’ (Fairbanks) campus, regardless of university affiliation and remote work status; Employees based in UAF research units outside Fairbanks (including Seward Marine Center, Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, HAARP, Poker Flat, Lena Point, and Toolik Field Station); and Employees, regardless of their work location, paid by or directly working on impacted UAF federal contracts.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

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.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Probationary Period:

Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace. University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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