October 2011


This is a great opportunity available through the First Alaskans Institute (FAI). FAI is currently recruiting for the 2012 Public Policy Fellowship to place approximately two to four Alaska Native, American Indian or rural Alaskans in Juneau during the 2012 Legislative session.

This paid fellowship is 16 weeks in length, from January 10th to April 17th. The fellowship will begin with a one week intensive orientation. Fellows will be expected to work five days a week at the placement office with the exception of the scheduled leadership training sessions and holidays or approved days off. All fellows will be provided with housing, a round trip ticket to and from Juneau and an hourly wage.

The goal of the legislative fellowship is that emerging Native leaders will be familiar with the legislative process; will understand their own histories; will learn and use the skill of past, present and future leadership; and will know the emerging issues that confront Alaska Natives and the State of Alaska. Participants will have a real work experience that will give them hands-on experience working with the legislative and political process.

Attached is the fellow application form which is due November 30. If interested in learning more, please feel free to e-mail Lena Jacobs at lenajacobs or call at 907.677.1709.

2012 Public Policy Fellowship Application.docx

The Marketing and Community Relations Manager position for the UAF Community and Technical College is now posted to uakjobs.com. They are doing an internal/external recruitment, open until filled. The first review of applicants will take place 11.11.11. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Naomi Ogden CTC HR Coordinator. The position description can be viewed at http://www.uakjobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=75678.

Interested in a new career on the North Slope? Recruitment is now open for the roustabout training program, offered by Tanana Chiefs Conference in partnership with Doyon Drilling, Inc. and Doyon, Limited. Doyon shareholders are encouraged to learn more and apply. The deadline has been extended to Monday, October 31, 2011. Get started

Have you submitted your Shareholder of the Year Award nomination form? Completed the board candidate information form online? Or sent in your roustabout training application? The deadline for these items is Monday, October 31 at 5 p.m. Learn more at www.doyon.com.

U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Tribal Energy Program

Seeking Native American Students for 2012 Summer Internships

October 25, 2011

DOE’s Tribal Energy Program is seeking current college upper-classmen and graduate students for summer 2012 internships. Students must be U.S. citizens and Native Americans (defined as a member of a federally recognized tribe, Alaska Village, or Alaska Corporation) with specific interest in renewable energy.

To apply, download the attached application form and send it to the attention of Sandra Begay-Campbell, Sandia National Laboratories, P.O. Box 5800, Albuquerque, NM 87185. Applications must be postmarked by February 17, 2012.

For more information on the internship program, including comments and papers from past interns, see the Tribal Energy Program website and the attached application form.

If you did not receive this e-mail directly but would like to receive future e-mails and the Tribal Energy Program newsletter, join our e-mail list. If you are no longer interested in receiving these updates, ubsubscribe. Feel free to forward this information.

SIP_announcement_2012.pdf

The purpose of the Della Keats Health Sciences Program is to bring underrepresented minority and underserved students to the UAA campus to learn of the broad range of research and health sciences career opportunities available to them. Students conduct job shadows; have representatives from various health sciences present information on their programs; take courses such as bio-medical ethics and microbiology and genetics of the health professions; tour medical facilities; learn to transition from home to the UAA campus environment; conduct a multi-disciplinary research project; and have fun on and off campus with other Della Keats students. This is a great program and it has been serving Alaska’s youth for over forty years.

The Della Keats Summer Research Program primarily recruits from the previous year, Health Sciences Program’s students but will also accept applications from students that have successfully completed a program such as RAHI or show a strong history of involvement in biomedical research. Students are paired with a UAA researcher and work for that mentor as an intern for the duration of the program. As a part of this internship, students are expected to (with the mentor’s help) design, conduct and analyze an individual research project and to present their results publically at UAA at the end of the program. Students in the Summer Research Program live in the dormitories with the Della Keats Health Sciences students and join in the extracurricular activities.

If you are aware of students who would benefit from this program, please encourage them to apply http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/wwami/programs/dellakeats-udoc.cfm. The application can be mailed or faxed to the following address. If you need additional information, please contact René Contreras, Ed. D., Pathways Coordinator, UAA WWAMI School of Education FAX: 907\786-4700, Della Keats Summer Programs, Health Sciences Building, Room 301, 3211 Providence Dr., Anchorage, Alaska 99058 or anrvc@uaa.alaska.edu.

Website links of good mention,

http://biomed.uaa.alaska.edu/. The UAA WWAMI School of Medical Education website. Della Keats can be found within the health programs tab.

http://www.healthcareersinalaska.info/ Excellent information on health careers in Alaska, educational requirements, pay rates, and UA schools or national institutions where the training may be taken.

http://cahdre.org/ This is a very good inspirational health programs’ video developed by the Centers for Addressing Health Disparities through Research and Education (CAHDRE) to interest students in careers in the health professions.

There will be a Native American Month Opening Ceremony on November 5, 2011 from 4-6pm in the Effie Kokrine Charter School gymnasium, Fairbanks. Join in the festivities, food, dancing and a traditional clothing show. For more information, contact Debbie Mekiana, University of Alaska Rural Student Services Director, at 907.474.7871.

*UAF & UAA STUDENTS – GRANT COMPETITION FOR UP TO $10,000*

Please see the attached information for the 2012 Global Change Student Research Grant Competition. The proposal deadline is February 10, 2012 and is open to all UAF or UAA students in research areas of social sciences, environmental sciences and engineering. Awards up to $10,000 and will be announced in May 2012.

For more information contact Susan Sugai, Associate Director, Center for Global Change & Arctic System Research, 306 Akasofu Building/UAF, PH: (907)474-5415, Email: susan.sugai. Website: http://www.cgc.uaf.edu/.

Attention Doyon Foundation students attending a University of Alaska Educational Institution!

It has come to our attention that the University of Alaska Official Transcripts ordering system no longer allows the preordering of official transcripts to be sent after the grades are posted. This does not disqualify students applying for the November 15th deadline.

Student grades will be posted by:

UAA – Fall 2011 grades will be posted by December 22, 2011

UAF – Fall 2011 grades will be posted by December 21, 2011

We will require that you order your transcripts (Electronic or Paper) by January 6, 2012 to be eligible to receive funding for the Spring 2012 award. You will need to order your transcripts to be sent to us by January 6, 2012 and you will need to send us a copy of the receipt or confirmation proving that you ordered the official transcripts by this deadline.

*Please note that this is only for students attending institutions that do not allow the preordering of transcripts.

Doyon Foundation’s hardworking students took a break from their studies to attend the fall student dinner, hosted by the Foundation and the alumni association on October 5 in Fairbanks.

More than 60 students, alumni, staff, board members and supporters showed up for the event, which included a welcome, prayer, dinner and networking. Attendees also enjoyed a performance by Athabascan dance group Troth Yeddh Dancers, and several lucky people went home with door prizes including movie baskets, movie tickets and gift certificates.

The Foundation thanks Flora Roddy, Patti Brown, Seeyaa Charpentier, Tracy Snow, Teisha Simmons and Annette McCotter for donations, Dee Linzner for her delicious moose soup, and Carole Ann Newcomer and the Doyon facilities crew for event set up.

Photos from the event are posted on the Foundation’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/doyonfoundation. Watch the Foundation’s website, blog or Facebook page for information on upcoming events!

Executive Director Have you reached a point in your career that you want to give back to the community or provide a great service? Are you drawn to non-profit organizations? Alaska Children’s Trust (ACT), a mission-driven non-profit organization which is dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect in our state, is seeking an Executive Director – someone like you.

Alaska Children’s Trust Overview

Initially formed in Alaska in the 1980s, ACT existed under the management umbrella of the State of Alaska for more than 20 years. In order to better fulfill its mission, ACT and Friends of the Alaska Children’s Trust are currently merging into a single dynamic, non-profit organization. ACT provides grant funding to organizations and agencies working to prevent child abuse and neglect at the local and state levels; educates the public, state officials, and service providers in best practices to prevent child abuse and neglect; works with communities to assist them with efforts to prevent child abuse and neglect, and serves as a catalyst to convene all interested parties in raising overall awareness of child abuse and neglect by providing leadership to address this issue. ACT exists as a separate 501(c)3 organization, but enjoys a unique collaborative agreement with The Foraker Group to maximize resources; thus the executive director of ACT is an employee of The Foraker Group.

Position Requirements

The Executive Director, in accordance with the objectives, policies and directives set by the Board of Directors, provides overall executive leadership. Successful attributes include demonstration of (a) communications and outreach skills; (b) fundraising/grant writing and marketing skills; (c) fiscal management skills; (d)grant making skills, and (e) operations management and administrative skills. The Executive Director will possess the ability to build consensus across a broad array of key stakeholders and will exhibit a strong work ethic, desire, and motivation as the spokesperson for ACT.

Experience/Education

This position requires a demonstrated ability to develop and sustain a program, including outreach and marketing, grant management, grant criteria, and the grant application process. Proven experience with non-profit organizations, particularly a child abuse and neglect prevention-driven organization, is highly desirable. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in working with diverse cultures in rural and urban Alaska, including networking across public, private and tribal entities is highly desirable. Accomp­lishment in management and fiscal management, and verified, effective written and verbal communication skills is desirable. A Bachelor’s degree is preferred; a graduate degree is a plus.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, October 31, 2011

If you are interested in this exceptional opportunity, please email your resume to CharleneD. All qualified candidates who meet the above Education/Experience requirements or have relevant experience will be contacted.

Posted/Updated: October 31, 2011

2011.SportProgram.Ltr.pdf

ANE Fall Newsletter

Good Afternoon Everyone!
Attached is the Fall ANE newsletter! It’s also on their website at http://www.k12northstar.org/departments/ane
Let them know what you’d like to see in upcoming newsletters. Enjoy!

FALL 2011 ANE NEWSLETTER.pdf

Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)Full Proposal Deadline Date: November 14, 2011
Engineering

Program Guidelines: NSF 11-582

The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce in the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in fields within NSF’s mission. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant …
More at http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6201&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

This is an NSF Upcoming Due Dates item.

ALASKA CHILDREN’S TRUST

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Executive Director

Have you reached a point in your career that you want to give back to the community or provide a great service? Are you drawn to non-profit organizations? Alaska Children’s Trust (ACT), a mission-driven non-profit organization which is dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect in our state, is seeking an Executive Director – someone like you.

Alaska Children’s Trust Overview

Initially formed in Alaska in the 1980s, ACT existed under the management umbrella of the State of Alaska for more than 20 years. In order to better fulfill its mission, ACT and Friends of the Alaska Children’s Trust are currently merging into a single dynamic, non-profit organization. ACT provides grant funding to organizations and agencies working to prevent child abuse and neglect at the local and state levels; educates the public, state officials, and service providers in best practices to prevent child abuse and neglect; works with communities to assist them with efforts to prevent child abuse and neglect, and serves as a catalyst to convene all interested parties in raising overall awareness of child abuse and neglect by providing leadership to address this issue. ACT exists as a separate 501(c)3 organization, but enjoys a unique collaborative agreement with The Foraker Group to maximize resources; thus the executive director of ACT is an employee of The Foraker Group.

Position Requirements

The Executive Director, in accordance with the objectives, policies and directives set by the Board of Directors, provides overall executive leadership. Successful attributes include demonstration of (a) communications and outreach skills; (b) fundraising/grant writing and marketing skills; (c) fiscal management skills; (d)grant making skills, and (e) operations management and administrative skills. The Executive Director will possess the ability to build consensus across a broad array of key stakeholders and will exhibit a strong work ethic, desire, and motivation as the spokesperson for ACT.

Experience/Education

This position requires a demonstrated ability to develop and sustain a program, including outreach and marketing, grant management, grant criteria, and the grant application process. Proven experience with non-profit organizations, particularly a child abuse and neglect prevention-driven organization, is highly desirable. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in working with diverse cultures in rural and urban Alaska, including networking across public, private and tribal entities is highly desirable. Accomp­lishment in management and fiscal management, and verified, effective written and verbal communication skills is desirable. A Bachelor’s degree is preferred; a graduate degree is a plus.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, October 31, 2011

If you are interested in this exceptional opportunity, please email your resume to CharleneD. All qualified candidates who meet the above Education/Experience requirements or have relevant experience will be contacted.

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