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SHI - STEAM Program Manager

Sealaska Heritage Institute, 105 S. Seward Street, Suite 201, Juneau, Alaska, United States of America Req #308
Friday, February 16, 2024

Job Summary

The objective of this Program Manager position is to provide oversight and management including coordination and implementation of activities within the SHI Makerspace. Independent judgment is required to plan, prioritize, and organize diversified workloads and to recommend changes in relation to program practices or procedures. The project will involve a significant amount of coordination, planning, and execution of training  and other educational activities for participants of a wide range of ages and purposes for being involved in the Project. This position will also require oversight of instructional design for and direct instruction of Makerspace activities.


  • Responsible for working with the Assistant Director of Education and Chief Operating Officer to execute service agreements and other binding documents to support the project.
  • Act as the Point of Contact for seven school districts and additional organizations participating in the MS STEAM Community of Practice and Makerspace activities.
  • Responsible for outreach and engagement with members of the project’s Community of Practice (CoP).
  • Acts as a liaison with other departments and outside agencies in support of the Opening the Box:Culturally Responsive STEAM Education for Middle School Project.
  • Participate in monthly review of the project budgets and financial reporting with the PI and Chief Operating Officer.
  • Coordinate and implement the project’s annual professional development events for the CoP
  • Oversee the project’s annual 10-day STEAM Academy for  40 Alaska Native youth.
  • Coordinate instructional design efforts with contractors and Makerspace Instructors to develop hands-on learning opportunities specific to the SHI Makerspace.
  • Lead Makerspace Workshops hosted at the Juneau Makerspace and in community-based makerspaces in partner communities.
  • Share information about the project and its goals, objectives, desired outcomes, and timelines with SHI’s Council of Traditional Scholars.
  • Support the work of the Project Coordinators and Instructors to ensure that all project participants’  travel arrangements are accurate and timely.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills

  • Demonstrated high level of verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and activities with attention to detail
  • Strong organizational and planning skills in project management and program coordination
  • Experience managing federal grants, grant reporting, and project evaluation
  • Technical capacity and expertise in using charts, tables, graphs, spreadsheets, and databases
  • Knowledge of Southeast Alaska Native culture and Southeast Alaska’s communities
  • Experience working with Alaska Native youth
  • Experience working within a Makerspace

Supervisory Responsibility

This position will have three direct reports.

Work Environment

This position’s duties are performed at the Walter Soboleff Building. 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 climbing all day. 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 benefited position. SHI 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
Regular travel to partner communities in Southeast Alaska expected. 

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor of Arts or Science Degree in education or project-related field
  • 3 years of professional work in project management and program coordination

Preferred Education and Experience

  • 5 years of professional work in the education or project-related field
  • Field experience in STEM education and knowledge of STEM education

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.

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 age, sex, race, national origin, religion, marital status or physical disability.  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 $70,000.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $80,000.00
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  • Sealaska Heritage Institute, 105 S. Seward Street, Suite 201, Juneau, Alaska, United States of America