STEAM Program Manager (SHI)

105 S. Seward Street
Management - Other Management
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The objective of this Program Manager position is to provide oversight and management including coordination and implementation of the Opening the Box of Traditional Ecological Knowledge: STEAM Pathways for High School Students Project, which is administered through the Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) Education Department. Independent judgement 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 Opening the Box of Traditional Ecological Knowledge: STEAM Pathways for High School Students Project.


  • Responsible for working with the project’s Principal Investigator and Chief Operating    Officer to execute service agreements and other binding documents to support the
  • Act as the Point of Contact for six school districts, the University of Alaska Southeast, and additional organizations participating in Internship and Mentoring programs.
  • Responsible for outreach and engagement with members of the project’s Community of Practice (CoP).
  • Communicates project goals, objectives, and desired outcomes to the teachers, Elders, artists, and other individuals participating in the
  • Acts as a liaison with other departments and outside agencies in support of the Opening the Box of Traditional Ecological Knowledge: STEAM Pathways for High School Students Project.
  • Participate in monthly review of the project budgets and financial reporting with the PI and Chief Operating
  • Coordinate and implement the project’s annual professional development events in Juneau for the CoP
  • Coordinate and implement the project’s annual 10-day STEAM Academy for  40 Alaska Native
  • In the role of coordinating project training and activities, the Project Director will oversee the work of multiple Professional Service Providers, namely the STEAM Specialist and the Project
  • Serve as a key member in the project’s Leadership
  • Share information about the project and is goals, objectives, desired outcomes, and timelines with SHI’s Council of Traditional
  • Support the work of the Project Coordinators to ensure that all project participants’ travel arrangements are accurate and
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 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



This position will have three direct reports.




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.




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.



This is a full-time benefited position.



None to minimal.



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


  •  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.

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