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Training Facilitator

Ilisagvik College
100 Stevenson Street, Barrow, AK 99723
$74,680.58 - $89,392.66/year + DOE
Date posted
May 17, 2024

Job Details

REPORTS TO: Dean of Academic Affairs


WORK SCHEDULE: Monday through Friday. 8:30a.m. to 5:00p.m.  


COMPENSATION: $74,680.58 - $89,392.66/year + DOE, Benefits, Exempt Position


CLOSING DATE: Until Filled


Iḷisaġvik College is rooted in the ancestral homeland of the Iñupiat. As an institution, we are “Unapologetically Iñupiaq.” This means exercising the sovereign inherent freedom to educate our community through and supported by our Iñupiaq worldview, values, knowledge, and protocols. The Iñupiaq way of life is woven into our curriculum, programs, activities, and daily interactions within Iḷisaġvik College and our community partners. 


SUMMARY OF POSITION: The Training Facilitator develops and teaches courses and training workshops in the North Slope villages, in Utqiagvik and via distance delivery throughout the NSB using a combination of direct instruction, cooperative learning and computer-based interactive instruction.



  • Instructs in the following areas: Construction Skills and Industry Trainings (First Aid, Respirator Training, and/or various OSHA classes).
  • Is responsible for all aspects of the training schedule, including curriculum, location, time, trainer selection and marketing.
  • Promotes education and training for organizations to meet the human resource needs of North Slope employers.
  • Prepares, maintains, compiles and updates instructional and training materials, general course information and outlines, curricula and other course records.
  • Tracks course expenditures and coordinates payments to contractors, consultants and adjunct instructors.
  • Maintains appropriate student and applicable grant performance records.
  • Develops and maintains strong relationships with NSB village organizations and employers; plans and implements training projects designed to meet identified training needs.
  • Conducts an ongoing training needs assessment through a program of employer surveys, frequent contacts and relationship-building throughout the NSB.
  • Collects, evaluates and reviews data on training and business development needs with business clients in order to provide relevant training and workshops which will stimulate economic activity throughout the NSB.
  • Identifies and recruits instructors and students.
  • Facilities and schedules individual trainings.
  • Maintains a list of trainers and organizations that can provide training workshops in a range of topics to fulfill client needs.
  • Works closely with Workforce Development, the Marketing department, Student Services, and clients.
  • Explores and initiates novel and effective approaches to teaching and learning in a multicultural environment.
  • Serves as advisor and training coach to participants and monitors evaluations of all workshops and trainers’ performance.
  • Assists in faculty recruitment and student orientation activities and works cooperatively with colleagues to ensure success of students.
  • Makes presentations, and attends meetings and special events, as required.
  • Engages with colleagues in annual program assessment.
  • Participates in professional development as appropriate.
  • Travels frequently, including travel throughout the NSB to conduct needs assessment and/or to conduct training workshops.
  • Actively participates in College and community service, including serving on committees and participating in College activities.
  • May teach college level credit courses as related to the grant programs in related field as needed and in the accordance with academic preparation.
  • Complies with College policies, procedures and administrative directives, as well as state, federal, and local laws, regulations, and ordinances.
  • Performs other related duties as required.



  • Demonstrated professional teaching and/or training experience in a corporate or post-secondary environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with organizations to determine their training, education and experience needs.  
  • Demonstrated knowledge of one or more of the following: small business marketing, sales, advertising, marketing and management.
  • Demonstrated professional work experience in workshop and/or course development.
  • Demonstrated professional oral, written, interpersonal, and presentation communication skills.
  • Demonstrated PC proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.       
  • Good oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Demonstrated experience working independently in a rural, isolated environment.
  • Demonstrated successful experience as a trainer.
  • Demonstrated professional work experience in an Alaska Native environment.
  • Ability to travel periodically, including flying in small aircraft to remote locations with limited amenities.
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment background check and drug screen if required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in one or more of the following areas: post-secondary educational systems, North Slope Borough [NSB] institutions and organizations; Iñupiat culture, language, values, and traditions.
  • Ability to interpret and represent North Slope community values, customs, and beliefs for the College.
  • Ability to interpret and represent College actions and western institutions to the North Slope community.
  • Ability to support Iḷisaġvik College’s mission.



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Business, Education, Management or other relevant field or appropriate industry credentials (candidates with complementary credentials/experience are encouraged to apply).
  • Valid Driver's License.



  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Business, Education or related field.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, controls, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk and hear; The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, and may occasionally drive a vehicle. The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: The environmental conditions described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and the employee is regularly required to work indoors with a usually moderate noise level in the work environment.




Leave - 16 paid holidays and up to 36 days of paid leave

Retirement - Iḷisaġvik College is a public employer whose employees contribute to the State of Alaska, Public Employees Retirement System.

Health Insurance - Iḷisaġvik College is self-insured and Meritain Health is the health insurance third party administrator. Iḷisaġvik College offers health insurance to our employees with a no cost premium, and $50/pay period for each additional dependent and a low cost annual deductible of $200 for employee only and $600 for family.

Life Insurance - Iḷisaġvik College offers Life Insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment coverage through Guardian Life to employees at no cost to the employee in the amount of $100,000/per benefit.

Additional supplemental or voluntary retirement, life insurance, disability benefits offered.



 [If any questions, please contact ]


Iḷisaġvik College is a Drug Free Work Place and Equal Opportunity Employer


IỊisaġvik College, Alaska's only Tribal College, primarily serves the residents of the North Slope Borough and is located in Barrow, Alaska.  Providing an education based on the Iñupiaq cultural heritage, the College is dedicated to providing well-educated and trained individuals who meet the human resource needs of North Slope employers and the state of Alaska. IỊisaġvik College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.


Application via: or contact: for more information.

 Send required cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts, professional references, and completed application to or Ilisagvik College, HR Department

FAX: (907) 852-3936

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