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.

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.

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.

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.

Part-Time Mat-Su Regional Adult Education Instructor – Math and Science, Evenings

Position Summary:

This position is part-time (usually 20 hours per week), Monday through Friday, and is scheduled for evenings. Occasional Saturdays may be required. The position will focus on math and science instruction, as well as managing student records.

 

General 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
  • 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.

Part-Time Mat-Su Regional Adult Education Instructor – Math and Science, Daytime

Position Summary:

This position is part-time (usually 20 hours per week), Monday through Friday, and is scheduled during regular business hours. Occasional Saturdays may be required. The position will focus on math and science instruction, as well as managing student records.

 

General 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
  • 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.

Admin/Adult Education Assistant

Work Hours:

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. is the usual working hour range. Hours of work are adjusted as need dictates.

Position Requirements:

  • Have a minimum of 3 years related experience with an expectation of increasing responsibility.
  • Hold a high school credential (including a diploma through GED examination); additional education preferred.
  • Be willing to submit to, and pass, a full criminal background and driving record check.
  • Ready and able to adhere to a strict confidentiality policy and follow all established policies and procedures.
  • Excellent computer skills, including, but not limited to. Word, Excel, and FileMaker Pro.
  • Possess the aptitude to master new computer programs quickly and process data accurately and efficiently.
  • Amenable to greeting clients and visitors and learning to accurately direct them to requested services.
  • Maintain a professional, approachable, and friendly attitude with all staff members, clients, and visitors.
  • Skilled in answering multi-line phone systems, routing calls appropriately, and accurately taking detailed messages.
  • Practice excellent customer service skills and a personable, yet assertive disposition.
  • Communicate effectively in person. correct grammar when writing or proofing documents.
  • Self-starter, motivated to complete tasks properly and completely with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to problem-solve through situations with an understanding of when to ask for assistance.
  • Display an expertise in organization, prioritization, and completing tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Manage multiple tasks with the ability to follow-up on details while in an environment where interruptions are frequent.
  • Sustain the desire and aptitude to continue learning new projects, systems, and programs.
  • Willing to do minor and rote tasks, as needed.
  • Utilize excellent time management skills with absolute dependability and punctuality.
  • Demonstrate and promote loyalty to the organization.
  • Eager to take on new tasks with an enthusiasm to learn new skills.
  • Capacity to apply higher-level thinking skills to problem-solve through challenging situations.

Responsibilities:

Office and Site Support
  • Answering multi-line phone systems, routing calls appropriately, and accurately taking detailed messages is a primary role.
  • Order staff business cards and name badges.
  • Schedule annual open enrollment meetings with insurance agents.
  • Assist Finance Director as needed including end of year file maintenance and creating new FY files.
  • Handle incoming and outgoing mail
  • Track postage meter usage
  • Set up meeting rooms for leader’s meetings, staff development, and track information for space available in the community.
  • Gather and aggregate Nine Star program and organizational statistics for program, etc. minimally twice a year.
  • As requested, print brochures, create fillable forms, write letters, proof documents, etc.
  • Train youth interns in receptionist duties as needed.
  • Oversee organization/cleanliness of supply room and kitchen.
Data Entry:
  • Ability and willingness to utilize different databases to access and enter data accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Ability to and willingness to maintain paper files.
  • Ability and willingness to generate reports from databases as needed.
  • Enter data into multiple databases accurately and on a timely basis, including but not limited to student enrollment data, attendance, class assignments, and notes regarding payments, releases if information, etc.
  • Check new & existing student enrollment & attendance sheets for accuracy & completeness as they are submitted.
  • Create and maintain appropriate permanent paper files for all students.
  • Record student contact and other notes, etc. in Nine Star ABE database.
  • Field potential and existing student questions in person, by phone and via e-mail.
Intake Specialist:
  • Ability and willingness to administer TABE tests.
  • Ability to assign students to the appropriate class and help students set goals.
  • Ability to motivate students, monitor and encourage student progress, particularly those practice testing.
  • Ability and willingness to assist with student registration as needed.
  • Ability and willingness to help students with various online assignments.
  • Process enrollment sheets for new & existing students to be forwarded to data entry.
  • Help students set goals, counsel student after TABE or GED Ready test on their next step toward achieving their goals (i.e. Classes, Review, GED Ready practice tests) and assign them to the appropriate classes.
  • Collect payment for registration, give receipts, etc. Forward payments to finance for processing.
  • Record test scores, test dates, student contact and other notes, etc. in Nine Star ABE database.
  • Proctor GED Tests

Please email Cover Letters and Resumes to hyes@ninestar.org

Part-Time Mat-Su Regional English as a Second Language (ESL) Instructor
  • Monday-Friday, PT 20 hours per week

POSITION SUMMARY

Do you have a passion for instructing English language learners? Do you have connections with different cultural groups in the Mat-Su Valley? Would you like to be instrumental in helping to grow this program? If so, Nine Star is looking for YOU! This ESL instructor will provide outreach and instructional services to ESL students to equip the student with skills for everyday living and the world of work.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION 

  • Ability and willingness to follow adult basic education policies and procedures
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Have a professional, approachable and friendly attitude with all staff members, clients and visitors
  • Personable, assertive disposition
  • Ability to work independently as well as with team members
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and work with minimal supervision
  • Possess excellent time management skills; absolutely dependable and punctual
  • Willingness to take on new tasks with an eagerness to learn new skills
  • Ability to use good judgment to make sound decisions on complex issues
  • Ability to problem solve with an understanding of when to ask for assistance
  • Ability and willingness to utilize Nine Star ABE database to access student records and communicate
    student related information via database notes
  • Ability and willingness to work with individuals from divers cultural and economic backgrounds and to
    address student goals in teaching strategy and lesson plans
  • Ability to administer and score the BEST literacy test.
  • Ability and willingness to integrate Career and College Awareness material with the central program
    curriculum
  • Ability to address and willingness to incorporate “real life” uses of grammar skills
  • Willingness to collaborate with colleagues to continuously evolve the quality of ESL classes

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 peggyr@ninestar.org.

Full Time Mat-Su Regional Adult Education Instructor - Math and Science

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
  • 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.

Youth Employment Specialist

Nine Star Education and Employment Services is currently recruiting for a Youth Employment Specialist. This position falls under the guidance of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) to provide employment and/or education services to at-risk out of school youth aged 16-24. The Youth Employment Specialist will also recruit employer partners to provide vocational training to the youth. This position will be based within the Covenant House Alaska in partnership with the permanency navigation team.


DUTIES:

  • Recruit, assess and enroll qualified at-risk youth into programming
  • Provide goal oriented case planning to assist youth in completing objectives
  • Complete one year of follow up services on exited youth
  • Coordinate youth services with local employers, educators and other service providers
  • Operate in partnership with other organizations
  • Enter all relevant data into the database 
  • Work cooperatively with the Permanency Navigation Team

Desired Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor Degree from an accredited university or an Associate degree in Human Services
  • Experience working with an at risk youth population
  • Ability to work with a diverse population


Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to rogerh@ninestar.org

Human Resources Specialist

The Human Resources Specialist is a full time administrative position responsible to oversee the requirements of the organization with regard to human resources.

Work Hours: This position is full time, Monday through Friday.

Supervisor: Chief Financial & Operating Officer (COO) Team: HR Department Classification: Exempt

 

Position Requirements

  • Excellent computer skills, including but not limited to Word, Excel, FileMaker Pro or database.
  • Willing to submit to and pass a full criminal background check and driving records check.
  • Willing and able to adhere to a strict confidentiality policy and follow all established procedures.
  • Must maintain a clean driving record and dependable vehicle. As this position requires in-town travel, DUI convictions and poor driving records result in immediate termination of employment.
  • Ability to master new computer programs quickly and process data accurately and efficiently.
  • Ability to work independently as well as with team members.
  • Have the minimum of 5 year-related experience with increasing responsibility.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in person through verbal and written skills.
  • Ability to train staff in group settings and individual meetings.
  • Must demonstrate willingness and ability to delegate responsibility to clerical staff, as appropriate, and find efficiency in processes to save time while still ensuring a solid system.
  • Have a professional, approachable and helpful attitude with all staff members, clients and visitors.
  • Have excellent customer service skills, professional demeanor and a personable, yet assertive disposition.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and complete tasks properly with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to coordinate simultaneous tasks, follow-up on multiple details in an environment w/frequent interruptions.
  • Desire and aptitude to continue learning new projects, systems, and programs but willingness to do minor and rote tasks, as required for this role of supporting the operations of Nine Star.
  • Must possess excellent time management skills; absolutely dependable and punctual.
  • Willing to take on new tasks with an eagerness to learn new skills.
  • Flexible schedule, willing and able to shift to new tasks on demand.
  • Able to make sound decisions on complex assignments.
  • Ability to problem-solve through situations; understanding of when to ask for assistance.
  • Proficient in human resources law (EEO, ADA, FMLA, FLSA, etc). Able to ensure adherence to the laws.
  • Familiarity with ERISA Law and experience in reporting (5500, etc).
  • Human Resources Degree preferred
  • Current SHRM-Certified Professional (CP) credentials required

 

Responsibilities

Recruitment and Onboarding
  • Assists Program Directors with creating legal, accurate and effective position descriptions.
  • Oversees the recruitment advertising for all positions.
  • Directs the process of the program hiring teams, and assists with final interviews.
  • Oversees the Recruitment and Onboarding Process for new staff members.
  • Deploys preselection tools to find the strongest candidates.
  • Contacts former employers and references for a full and detailed background screening.
  • Makes job offers to candidates approved by Program Directors and ensures fully legal transition into employment.
  • Ensures all Nine Star hiring, enrollment and onboarding processes are followed
  • Creates pay notices and ensures proper authorizations and communication with executive staff
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)
Policy Development and 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 Stars 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
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.

Email your resume to patm@ninestar.org

 

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