Cama-i Room Sharing Traditions Host
University of Alaska - Anchorage, AK

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  • A = UAA
  • F = UAF
  • G = UAFGI
  • S = UAS
A-Residence Life

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University of Alaska Anchorage



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Arts/Entertainment Customer Service Marketing/Outreach/Public Relations Publications, Writing and Editing Student Services Student Positions

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$8.50 hourly

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University of Alaska Anchorage - (907) 786-4608

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Job Posting Summary

The Cama-i Room is a social gathering place for students and is open in the evenings. Programs offered in the Cama-i Room focus on celebrating Alaska Native, Native American and Alaskan cultures. The Sharing Traditions Host will provide one program per week in the Cama-i Room. This is a part-time student position during the academic year. The Host will work during the evening hours and help create a welcoming atmosphere in the Cama-i Room while providing students with information regarding services and programs offered. The Host will reach out and contact local artists and elders to interact with students during the weekly "Sharing Traditions" program in the Cama-i Room. "Sharing Traditions" is the opportunity to share and celebrate Alaska Native, Native American and Alaskan cultures. The host will be in charge of organizing the guest speaker's transportation and ensuring all their needs are met while they are a guest. The Host will decorate and maintain art display cases in North Hall, East Hall, West Hall and the Cama-i Room. The Host will meet one-on-one with their supervisor, the Alaska Native Rural Outreach Program (ANROP) Coordinator, on a bi-weekly basis to discuss job and academic performance. In addition, the Host will meet with their coworkers and supervisor bi- weekly to discuss Alaska Native and Native American cultures, leadership and team development and overall operation of the Cama-i Room. The Department of Residence Life supports on-campus housing for 950 students. Our program provides leadership training, experiential learning, awareness of diverse lifestyles and cultures, co-curricular programs and activities (educational and social), and behavioral accountability. Residence Life's student development approach focuses on enriching each student's higher education experiences by delivering high quality, student-centered programs and services.

Knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position.

To be eligible for student employment, an applicant must: a. Be enrolled in the University of Alaska system with a minimum of six credit hours in the current semester of employment; or b. Have been enrolled the preceding semester for six or more credit hours and demonstrate plans to enroll for six or more credit hours in the next semester for employment between semesters; and c. Have at least a 2.0 term and cumulative grade point average (GPA) or approval from the MAU Senior Student Services officer or his/her designee and must be in good academic and disciplinary standing. d. Students enrolled in non-traditional programs of study will be considered eligible for student employment with the approval of the Senior Student Services officer. e. An applicant must provide evidence of enrollment as outlined above to substantiate employment eligibility. In addition, candidates must possess the ability to work independently with little supervision, and have an interest in working directly with students and the ability to engage them in conversation.

Typical education or training required for this position (including licenses).

Training for this position will be accomplished by shadowing the ANROP Coordinator. In addition, the ANROP Coordinator will provide structured training about the Department of Residence Life and the expectations of the ANROP program and the Cama-i Room. Regular feedback will be provided by the Coordinator.

Length of time and type of experience required for this position.


Preferred knowledge, skills or abilities for this position.

Please note: this is a work-study funded position. Successful candidates must be eligible for work-study to be considered.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit the following: 1. Current resume, cover letter and the names and numbers of 3 professional references. If you do not have a resume, you may use the resume templates that are available during the application process on the "Attach Documents" page. 2. Answer three additional questions included in this online application. Minimum of four sentences per question. 3. Supplemental document: proof of Financial Aid Work Study eligibility is required to be considered for this position. You may upload a scanned letter or print screen from your UAOnline awards information. Or, you can send an electronic copy to our office manager, Kerry Davis (see email below) For more information regarding application procedures, please contact Kerry Davis, Office Manager, at 751-7422 or via email at

Special Conditions of Employment

NOTICE: Students must maintain enrollment and regular attendance for a minimum of at least 6 undergraduate credit hours or 6 graduate credit hours to be exempt from FICA (Social Security and Medicare) tax. A credit hour load below the minimum required for full-time student status will require the withholding of FICA tax (non-resident aliens on an appropriate visa who meet student employment criteria will continue to be exempt from FICA regardless of credit hour load). While in a student position, a student cannot hold any other type of simultaneous employment with the university.

Describe any other special skills/knowledge required for this position (e.g. additional training, heavy lifting or traveling).

Successful candidates must have an interest in working directly with students and the ability to engage them in conversation. Must have an interest in or prior knowledge of Alaska Native, Native American and rural Alaska cultures.


Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action : The University of Alaska is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and educational institution. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application and screening process should contact the local Human Resources office. Public Disclosure : Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act. Background Investigation : Finalists may be subject to a background investigation. Any offer of employment is contingent upon a review of the results of the background investigation by the Human Resources office. Immigration Reform and Control Act : Person(s) hired by the University of Alaska must comply with the provisions of the Federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. All employees must provide proof of eligibility to work. For foreign nationals requesting employer sponsored visas, a job must qualify as a "specialty occupation" to be eligible for sponsorship of a U.S. H 1B visa petition. You must present your Social Security Card as verification of your Social Security Number. If you do not have a social security number, you must present a receipt from the Social Security Administrations stating you have applied for a social security number within 10 days of your employment with the University of Alaska. Social Security : On January 1, 1982, the University opted out of the Social Security system; however, participation in Social Security is still required for adjunct faculty hired after January 1, 1996, temporary staff, extended temporary staff, and certain student employees. Also, benefit-eligible employees hired after April 1, 1986, are required to pay into Medicare even though they do not participate in Social Security. Benefits : Refer to the Benefits web page at for more information on benefits available to University of Alaska employees. E-Verify : The University of Alaska participates in the E-Verify program. For more information please see the following: E-Verify Participation Poster (English): E-Verify Participation Poster (Spanish): Right to Work Poster (English): Right to Work Poster (Spanish):

Job Duties


Job Duties:
  • Sharing Traditions Host - Help create an inviting atmosphere in the Cama-i Room.
  • Acknowledge and engage all visitors and inform them of the purpose of the Cama-i Room and the services and programs offered.
  • Monitor the Cama-i Room during weekday and/or weekend later evening hours.
  • Maintain a daily attendance sheet.
  • Set up for programs and help with clean up after programs as needed.
  • Create and design advertising for programs.
  • Create, coordinate, and facilitate the weekly "Sharing Traditions" program.
  • Outreach to and contact local artists and elders to interaction with students.
  • Organize transportation for guest speakers and ensure that all their needs are met during their visit.
  • Decorate and maintain art display cases throughout the residential campus.
  • Attend bi-weekly meetings with supervisor.
  • Attend bi-weekly meetings with other Cama-i Room student staff members.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

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