Looking for an outgoing, detail-oriented, creative, communicator to join our team, one of UA’s most unique and high caliber departments. The Education Trust of Alaska, Alaska 529, and the UA Scholars Program report to the Chief Treasury Officer in the University of Alaska’s system office. The incumbent will work closely with leadership to promote and enhance the program’s mission.
The department administers the single largest program in the system-the Education Trust of Alaska with its over $10 billion 529 education savings program and the University’s largest enrollment management program-the UA Scholars Program which distributes over $4.1 million in scholarships each year. The department ensures that the University is meeting its fiduciary obligations, avoids additional liability, and mitigates issues as they arise. This requires high caliber staff who can work effectively with many groups (internal and external) in processes and policies that support the purpose of the programs.
The Education Trust of Alaska has contracted with an external Program Manager (T. Rowe Price is a leading national, mutual fund investment firm) to provide recordkeeping, customer service, marketing, and investment management for the Section 529 college savings program. Section 529 programs are savings vehicles that allow families to save for future college expenses in a tax-advantaged way. The department’s role is to set policy, procedures, and long-term strategies for the program and then manage the Program Manager relationship to ensure compliance with approved policies and procedures. Additionally, since the program enjoys certain federal tax advantages the program is highly regulated by such entities as the SEC, MSRB, and IRS. The program must remain in compliance at all times with regulations and the department must stay in tune with the regulatory environment and adapt the program as necessary to remain a qualified program.
This position is located in Fairbanks.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
Recent knowledge and experience in enrollment, business relationship management, graphic design, marketing, public relations, or in an investment environment substantially equivalent to that maintained by the department. Ability to comprehend written materials, and interpret and apply policies, rules, and regulations. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals and groups and to work successfully as a member of a team. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and to organize and present facts and opinions. Ability to exercise good judgment in analyzing situations and making decisions. Ability to communicate effectively with varying levels of authority within the organization and with external stakeholders. Excellent customer service, writing, and computer skills. Knowledge of relational databases and MS Office products. Demonstrated familiarity with Alaska 529 and 529’s.
Three years progressively responsible experience related to communications, investments, business development, graphic design, or marketing. Preference will be given to individuals with marketing, promotion, and business relationship management experience.
Required Education or Training:
Three years college coursework related to investments, business development, marketing or equivalent professional experience or training. A minimum of two years of professional experience in an office environment.
Preferred: A college degree from an accredited university in Applied Business, Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or Marketing.
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: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination
The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.
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.
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.
If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.
Advertised: 28 Jul 2021 Alaskan Daylight Time
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