Staff Positions Available

Nine Star Education & Employment Services offers a competitive salary and benefits package for full time staff members*, including optional medical and vision coverage, life insurance and long term disability coverage, 10 holidays, and an annual leave bank of twenty (20) days (prorated based on hire date/probation). After two full years of service each July 1, full time employees qualify for an additional leave day each fiscal year, up to ten (10) bonus leave days. We make a 403(b) plan available, as well as Flexible Spending Account for eligible employees. Add to that an excellent work environment with supportive supervisors and energetic coworkers, and you have one of the ingredients for Nine Star’s enduring success: our employees have a home with us as we all strive to make life better for our clients! Nine Star is simply an excellent place to work.

Development Director

This is a Full-Time, Exempt position that works to build Nine Star’s financial infrastructure including corporate partnerships, legacy giving, donations, volunteers, etc.

MINIMUM POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

  • A Bachelor’s (preferably a Master’s) degree in business, communications, public administration, nonprofit administration, etc.
  • Have a minimum of 5 years of Fund Development work experience including work with corporations and large business partners.
  • Willing to submit to and pass a full criminal background check.
  • Must maintain a clean driving record and dependable vehicle. DUI convictions/poor driving records will result in immediate termination of employment.

ADDITIONAL POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

  • Possesses excellent computer skills including, but not limited to, Word, Excel, and FileMaker Pro with an ability to master new computer programs quickly and process data accurately and efficiently.
  • Adhere to a strict code of confidentiality and follows all related established policies and procedures.
  • Invites the opportunity to work independently as well as with team members.
  • Able to communicate effectively using both verbal and written skills.
  • Skilled in training, coaching, and motivating staff in group settings and individual meetings.
  • Exhibits an ability to work efficiently through systems building, appropriate delegation, and solid time management.
  • Eager to initiate and/or take on new projects/assignments with minimal supervision using effective prioritizing and organization.
  • Presents a professional, approachable and helpful attitude with staff, clients, visitors, and partner entities.
  • Displays excellent customer service skills and a professional demeanor with a personable, yet assertive disposition.
  • Can coordinate simultaneous tasks, follow-up on multiple details in an environment w/frequent interruptions.
  • Appreciates that being flexible includes adjusting work agendas and engaging in simple or complex tasks to support other staff.
  • Demonstrates the ability to make sound decisions on complex assignments independently and/or with others.
  • Welcomes problem-solving through challenging situations yet understands when it is appropriate to ask for assistance.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop donor relationships—corporate, tribal, individual, legacy, foundation partners, government contracts, etc.
  • Oversee all marketing efforts, social media, NS’s “reader board”, fund raising events with staff engagement, etc.
  • Launch on-going fundraising activities.
  • Establish partnerships that produce in-kind donations and volunteer support.
  • Manage Nine Star’s proposal/funder database.
  • Design and implement strategies to develop long-term donors—including corporate partnerships, legacy gifts, etc.
  • Track requirements for each funding source—use of funds, what data must be gathered, report preparation, etc.
  • Gather support letters and have them on file from agencies like DOL, DVR, etc.
  • Maintain NS’s Bloomerang donor data base including oversight of donation receipts and thank you letters.
  • Be able to pull-up a variety of Bloomerang reports as needed for presentations, funders, etc.
  • Build relationships through a variety of donor acknowledgments—immediate and on-going.
  • Manage postings on GuideStar, 211, etc.
  • Prepare fliers, ppts, hand-outs, etc. that that describe NS’s work and are ready for distribution at a moment’s notice.
  • Edit client stories and place them in a “bank” for easy access for proposals, presentations, etc.
  • Organize staff and client pictures/ROIs so pictures can be easily accessed for public release.
  • Guide NS’s UWA Campaign and Day of Caring.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with current individual and corporate funders.
  • Attend community meetings to establish relationships and build NS’s public image.
  • Develop and disperse emails with NS information, success stories, and funding opportunities.
  • Handle (order, distribute, create, have ready) NS jackets and “a variety of swag” for staff, donors, volunteers, etc.
  • Update Board pictures, bios, sheet for proposals, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Please send your cover letter and resume to patm@ninestar.org.

Human Resources Specialist

​This is a Full-Time, Exempt position that manages general HR tasks such as hiring and onboarding new
employees; organizing staff training; data entry; education staff regarding their employee benefits (leave, insurance, retirement,
volunteer opportunities, etc.); staff morale; managing the staff appraisal process; etc.

MINIMUM POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

  • Human Resources Degree preferred—experience may be substituted.
  • Current SHRM-Certified Professional (CP) credentials required.
  • Proficient in human resources law (EEO, ADA, FMLA, FLSA, etc.). Able to ensure adherence to the employment laws.
  • Willing to submit to and pass a full criminal background check.
  • Must maintain a clean driving record and dependable vehicle. As this position may require travel to different Nine Star sites, DUI convictions and poor driving records will result in immediate termination of employment.

ADDITIONAL POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

  • Possesses excellent computer skills including, but not limited to, Word, Excel, and FileMaker Pro with an ability to master new computer programs quickly and process data accurately and efficiently.
  • Adhere to a strict code of confidentiality and follows all related established policies and procedures.
  • Invites the opportunity to work independently as well as with team members.
  • Able to communicate effectively using both verbal and written skills.
  • Skilled in training, coaching, and motivating staff in group settings and individual meetings.
  • Exhibits an ability to work efficiently through systems building, appropriate delegation, and solid time management.
  • Eager to initiate and/or take on new projects/assignments with minimal supervision using effective prioritizing and organization.
  • Presents a professional, approachable and helpful attitude with staff, clients, visitors, and partner entities.
  • Displays excellent customer service skills and a professional demeanor with a personable, yet assertive disposition.
  • Can coordinate simultaneous tasks, follow-up on multiple details in an environment w/frequent interruptions.
  • Appreciates that being flexible includes adjusting work agendas and engaging in simple or complex tasks to support other staff.
  • Demonstrates the ability to make sound decisions on complex assignments independently and/or with others.
  • Welcomes problem-solving through challenging situations yet understands when it is appropriate to ask for assistance.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Recruitment & Onboarding
  • Assist Program Directors with creating legal, accurate and effective position descriptions.
  • Oversee the recruitment advertising for all positions.
  • Direct the process of the program hiring teams, and assists with final interviews.
  • Oversee the Recruitment and Onboarding Process for new staff members.
  • Deploy preselection tools to find the strongest candidates.
  • Contact former employers and references for a full and detailed background screening.
  • Make job offers to candidates approved by Program Directors and ensures fully legal transition into employment.
  • Ensure all Nine Star hiring, enrollment and onboarding processes are followed.
  • Create pay notices and ensures proper authorizations and communication with executive staff.
Policy Development & Records Management
  • Updates and maintains Nine Star Personnel Manual and releases approved policies and procedures to staff.
  • Consults Nine Star’s legal counsel and Nine Star Executive Management to ensure full compliance with HR Law and full alignment with Nine Star’s culture, Philosophy of Care and mission.
  • Ensures every employee’s personnel file is up to date with all required documentation, including W-4, I-9, Pay Notice, appraisals, disciplinary and commendation documentation, etc.
  • Ensures employee records are secured as confidential.
  • Oversees the transfer of terminated employee records to electronic archives within 2 years of termination.
  • Acts as Nine Star’s EEO officer and promotes Equal Opportunity at each site; completes EEO Reporting.
  • Oversees Worker’s Comp Claims; investigates as necessary.
  • Oversees Unemployment Claims, forms, reporting to Equifax and 501C Trust.
Performance Management
  • Ensures that all supervisors complete employee evaluations in a timely manner.
  • Develops a training plan to help supervisors direct employees to highest efficiency and performance.
  • Collects all disciplinary documentation for complete and accurate tracking of employee interactions, and counsels Directors and Supervisors on acceptable communication and documentation.
  • Collects employee commendations from employers and clients to document employee effectiveness.
  • Assists Program Directors and Supervisors with implementing disciplinary process, corrective action plans, as well as initiating terminations.
  • Issues the official notices of suspension and termination.
  • Conducts employee investigations in cooperation with Program Directors for impartial review by Nine Star CEO, and uses information gathered to produce a corrective action plan, or a recommendation to terminate.
  • Provides testimony on any required HR-related legal matter (Court, Human Rights Commission, DOL, etc.)
Training and Development
  • Reviews supervisor performance on employee performance appraisals, supervisory skill and leadership, and crafts a training plan based on need.
  • Provides training in HR Law and compliance, as needed, to supervisors and staff.
  • Offers trainings to all staff on mandatory topics affecting compliance, morale, growth within Nine Star, legal matters, available benefits training, etc.
  • Works with the Leader’s group to implement a Health and Wellness Plan.
  • Works with the Retreat Committee to align topics needed for Human Resource effectiveness.
  • Counsels staff one on one on confidential or sensitive matters.
  • Maintains and “open door policy” for continual support to staff members.
Benefits Management
  • Works with the Executive Management to provide possible ideas for affordable staff benefits.
  • Oversees and completes all ERISA reporting.
  • Oversees and completes HRA enrollments, terms as well as non-discrimination testing.
  • Oversees enrollments/Terminations to Premera and Principal completed by Nine Star’s broker.
  • Reports all changes in deductions, enrollments and terminations to payroll.
  • Oversees FMLA Leave for compliance with communication to staff and supervisor/Program Director.
  • Accept other duties as assigned.

Please send your cover letter and resume to patm@ninestar.org.

Case Manager (Work Services Specialist)
  • Monday-Friday, 40 hours per week
  • Must have reliable transportation

JOB SUMMARY

Nine Star’s Case Managers (Work Services Specialists) provide support to Alaska’s Public Assistance recipients to ready them for employment. They utilize a holistic approach to help under- & unemployed Alaskans leave the public assistance rolls by helping them increase their income. They provide work readiness activities, connectivity to community resources, career plan development, “get ready for employment” activities, work skills training, and more. Ultimately, the Case Manager’s objective is to move job seekers to economic self-sufficiency.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION

  • Possess an Associate’s Degree in Human Services or closely related field and two years experience in Social Services or a closely related field. (4 years of direct case management experience may be substituted.)
  • Have a minimum of one year related teaching experience.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and FileMaker Pro.
  • Adept at working independently as well as with team members.
  • Hold excellent customer service skills.
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Able to organize and prioritize a variety of tasks.
  • Work with minimal supervision.
  • Able to coordinate multiple tasks and follow-up in spite of frequent interruptions.
  • Maintain a professional attitude with enthusiasm and dependability.
  • Exercise time management skills.
  • Willing to take on new tasks with an eagerness to learn new skills.
  • Flexible and willing to shift to new tasks when needed.

This position offers you an opportunity to help move the under- and unemployed job seeker to economic stability. If this sounds like a great opportunity for you, please, send your cover letter and resume to zoes@ninestar.org or fax to (907) 644-9925, ATT: Zoe.

Career Mentor/Coach
  • Monday-Friday, 40 hours per week

JOB SUMMARY

The Career Mentor/Coach works one-on-one with Job Seekers to identify their specific employability needs and help them eliminate challenges to their employability success. They help the job seeker assess their challenges and their skills so they can match them to a job that “fits” them. They also provide “ready for a job” workshops, skills assessments, resume development, interview coaching, and many other things to prepare them for the world of work.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION

  • Possess a college diploma (experience may be substituted)
  • Possess a strong knowledge base of program requirements, policies and procedures
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and FileMaker Pro
  • Adept at working independently as well as with team members
  • Hold excellent customer service skills
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills
  • Able to organize and prioritize a variety of tasks
  • Work with minimal supervision
  • Able to coordinate multiple tasks and follow-up in spite of frequent interruptions
  • Maintain a professional attitude with enthusiasm and dependability
  • Exercise time management skills
  • Willing to take on new tasks with an eagerness to learn new skills

This position offers you an opportunity to help move the under- and unemployed job seeker to economic stability. If this sounds like a great opportunity for you, please, send your cover letter and resume to zoes@ninestar.org or fax to (907) 644-9925, ATT: Zoe.

Job Developer/Job Coach
  • Monday-Friday, 40 hours per week
  • Must have reliable transportation

JOB SUMMARY

The Job Developer/Coach works intensively with Job Seekers to identify their specific employability needs and help them eliminate challenges to their employability. The Job Developer/Coach initiates and maintains ongoing personal contact with a variety of business and industry representatives to match the “right” position to each individual Job Seeker. It is also the role of the Job Developer/Coach to help the Job Seeker identify their skills and strengths to ensure they will be well-matched to the positions they are seeking.

This position offers you an opportunity to help move the under- and unemployed job seeker to economic stability. If this sounds like a great opportunity for you, please, send your cover letter and resume to zoes@ninestar.org or fax to (907) 644-9925, ATT: Zoe.

Resilience Coach

The primary role of the Resilience Coach is to provide effective, solution-focused individual and group coaching and/or workshops on commonly occurring life situations, to reduce the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) relating to toxic stress, and for instruction on resiliency and wellness topics. The resilience coach will perform life skills assessments as appropriate and be a liaison and advocate for all Nine Star clients. This person will pave the way for vulnerable Alaskans seeking employment and education advancement. This is a full-time position.

MAJOR DUTIES:

  • Provide short-term individual solution focused coaching for clients who request support services that strengthen their ability to function, thrive, and become employed.
  • Become a trainer of staff in the area of building resilience in clients.
  • Organize a variety of educational and employment workshops to improve long-term success for clients as they advance academically and seek to reach their employment goals.
  • Develop and deliver workshops that include stress management; anger reduction; emotional regulation; processing past traumas coping with grief, anxiety, and work behaviors; etc.
  • Focus on coaching that builds an individual’s or family’s resilience.
  • Refer students and job seekers to community resources as appropriate to reduce barriers to life and work successes.
  • Manage a case load of job seekers to guide them through their employment process accessing programs inside & outside of Nine Star.
  • Document the activities of N2L participants.

MINIMUM POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Bachelor’s (preferably a Master’s) degree in social services, counseling, human services, or related field preferred.
  • Have a minimum of 5 years working with at-risk populations.
  • Willing to submit to and pass a full criminal background check.
  • Must maintain a clean driving record and dependable vehicle. DUI convictions/poor driving records will result in immediate termination of employment.
  • Knowledge of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the impact of ACES on individuals and families.
  • Knowledge of the dynamics of alcohol and drug dependence, domestic violence, trauma, and how it affects and relates to employment and self-sufficiency.
  • The ability and skill to provide effectively deliver training to staff and program participants.
  • The ability to understand, be sensitive to, and have empathy for participants with mental health challenges including familiarity with making referrals to the appropriate entities.
  • Possess the ability to develop trusting, helping relationships and to work effectively with individuals and families from diverse racial, ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Ability to intervene in crisis situations, using sound professional judgment, ethical practices, and common sense.
  • Work cooperatively within programs at Nine Star as well as outside agencies and programs on behalf of clients while maintaining confidentiality.
  • Carries the ability to communicate effectively by both oral and written communications.
  • Possesses excellent computer skills including, but not limited to Word, Excel, and FileMaker Pro (or other database experience) with an ability to master new computer programs quickly and process data accurately and efficiently.
  • Understands how to maintain professional boundaries and apply appropriate work ethics at all times.

Please send your cover letter and resume to patm@ninestar.org.

Mat-Su Part Time Test Proctor

This vital position is part-time and flexibly scheduled Monday through Friday between 8am and 7 pm. It will entail proctoring TABE pre- and post-tests for new and current students. Eventually, this position will also proctor GED exams for students who are ready to graduate from the Adult Education program.

Major Duties

  • Inform testers of testing room rules and collect testing room rules document from each tester.
  • Maintain quiet, confidential, and appropriate testing environment during testing times.
  • Proctor TABE Online testing sessions.
  • Interpret TABE results for testers, and provide them with a copy of the TABE report.
  • Field potential and existing student questions in person, by phone, and via e-mail.
  • Maintain intake lab testing computers (i.e. weekly software updates, TABE Online updates).
  • Maintain security of test logs and client information and proctor testing sessions.
  • Maintain Pearson VUE testing lab computers, including running updates, downloads, etc., and communicating with Pearson VUE on technology issues.
  • Communicate with Pearson VUE regarding testing processes, including incident reports, closures, etc.
  • Maintain testing site calendar for Pearson VUE testing site.
  • Other duties as assigned.

General Qualifications

  • Able and willing to follow the adult education policies and procedures of Nine Star and the State of Alaska.
  • Possesses effective oral and written communication skills, is personable and has an assertive disposition.
  • Has a professional and friendly attitude towards all staff members, clients, and visitors.
  • Capable of working independently, as well as with team members.
  • Is organized and knows how to prioritize task with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrates excellent time management skills and is absolutely dependable and punctual.
  • Enjoys taking on new tasks, with an eagerness to learn additional skills.
  • Uses good judgment to make sound decisions on complex issues.
  • Is a strong self-starter that is motivated to complete tasks properly and completely with minimal supervision.
  • Skillful in problem-solving through unexpected situations with an understanding of when to ask for assistance.
  • Understands how to effectively maintain student records and is able to relate that information via database notes.
  • Accomplished in utilizing databases (i.e., AK State database, Nine Star Citrix database, etc.) to access student data.

Please send your cover letter and resume to peggyr@ninestar.org.

Mat-Su Full Time Math and Science Adult Education Instructor

POSITION SUMMARY

This position is full-time (usually 40 hours per week), Monday through Friday, and may include some evenings and Saturdays. The position will focus on math and science instruction, as well as managing student records.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION 

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably education-related
  • Teaching certificate highly preferred
  • Experience with differentiated instruction in multiple disciplines, including Adult Education
  • Ability to teach students of different ages, cultures, and abilities
  • Professional, approachable, and friendly demeanor
  • Willingness to follow Adult Education policies and procedures
  • Collaborative, team-oriented philosophy
  • Organized, able to prioritize tasks and manage virtual and in-person classrooms with minimal
    supervision
  • Excellent time-management skills, flexibility, dependability, and punctuality

Ability, Desire, & Willingness to:

  • Teach reading, writing, math, social studies, and science content areas as specified in a hybrid format
  • Understand and follow Adult Education standards, disciplines, and curricula
  • Administer educational assessments and interpret results
  • Identify specific learning objectives based on the results of assessments and pre-tests
  • Understand the barriers facing Nine Star’s at-risk student population
  • Guide, motivate, and support students as they set goals, and track their progress toward those goals
  • Complete the yearly required professional development hours in a timely fashion
  • Assist in course development as needed
  • Promote work-readiness activities in conjunction with basic skills/academic progress

Basic Duties of the Adult Education Instructor:

  • Teach specified content areas via distance and in-person classes
  • Facilitate study halls and workshops
  • Administer and/or interpret TABE/GED test results to identify students’ needs and design appropriate study programs
  • Maintain contact with students regarding attendance, goals, post-testing, and all program requirements
  • Manage student information in the State database, to include attendance, scores, case notes, etc.
  • Attend professional development and training webinars, conferences, and in-service days in accordance with State and program requirements
  • Other duties as assigned

Email resumes and cover letters to peggyr@ninestar.org.

Nine Star Education & Employment Services is an equal opportunity employer.