Unangam Tunuu Administrative Assistant

Unangam Tunuu Administrative Assistant
Full -time (37.5 hours per week) Rate of Pay: $16.82 – $18.43/hr   Location: Anchorage, Alaska


Provide general administrative support, assist with implementation of language program activities, and assist with preservation and access of language material for APIA’s language program supported by an Administration for Americans (ANA) language preservation grant. 

  1. Responsible for administrative tasks to carry out ANA Language program activities including but not limited to program reporting; scheduling meetings; maintenance of program files; ordering supplies; preparing travel paperwork; organizing and maintaining language archival files, and recording meeting minutes.
  2. Work with the Unangam Tunuu Regional team to assist with on-going development of curricula. Type and scan completed lessons as directed; organize and maintain lessons in Dropbox and language archive.
  3. Work with team to increase fluency by participating in hunting sessions and/or meetings with language team; develop/build lessons; scribe lessons; check with a speaker; test the lesson; test the language with a speaker; and edit lessons. 
  4. Record (type) transcriptions as directed by Unangam Tunuu Specialist.
  5. Participate in weekly teleconferences with Regional Core Team. Prepare, record, and disseminate agendas and meeting minutes. 
  6. Plan, organize, and implement weekly community language circles (virtual and in-person as mandates allow) and other community language activities and lessons.
  7. Assist with preservation of APIA’s language material:  review physical, electronic and digital language material located in the Unangax̂ Heritage Library and Archive and on local network (H-drive).  Cross-check, organize, sort, and consolidate duplicates.
  8. Catalogue language material using PastPerfect Software.  Conduct PastPerfect software content management software training as needed to maintain language archive.
  9. WAYK Fall and Spring Language workshops and Summer Language Intensives (SLI). Participate in fluency assessments during workshops/trainings.
  10. Schedule meetings, in-person, telephonically, or video-conference (i.e. Zoom or Facetime, etc.) with speakers or advanced learners to conduct hunting or immersion sessions. If needed, assist Elder speakers with the technical aspects, arrange transportation, and remind them of meeting times.
  11. Assist with creating and updating website content
  12. Locate Unangam tunuu resources online and create a resource list.
  13. Conduct outreach activities to inform communities and Tribes of scheduled language activities which may include creating flyers, posts on social media, sending emails, and announcements on website.
  14. Other duties as assigned.


  1. Abide by the APIA Personnel Policies and Procedures as established by the Board of Directors.
  2. Work in a safe and effective manner, report any safety violations or concerns to supervisor.
  3. Demonstrate support and awareness of the Cultural Heritage Department goals and mission and APIA’s mission statement.
  4. Maintain confidentiality in regard to client, staff and program matters.
  5. Demonstrate maturity, dependability, judgment and empathy in performance of assigned duties.
  6. Demonstrate good listening skills and have competent oral and written communication skills.
  7. Must be neat in personal appearance and attire. Must be punctual.
  8. Must deal pleasantly with employees, Elders, outside agencies and clients.
  9. Perform other reasonable related duties as assigned or required by supervisor.


  • Keen interest in Unangam tunuu (the Aleut language) required.
  • Knowledge of the Aleut culture and the Aleutian Pribilof Islands history and region required.
  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of office practices and procedures with the ability to operate computers, Windows Microsoft programs and basic office equipment
  • Ability to manage and coordinate multiple program goals and objectives with a minimal amount of supervision and experience working in a broad spectrum of projects simultaneously a plus.
  • Demonstrated leadership, problem-solving, multitasking, and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrate maturity, dependability, professionalism, efficiency and competency in
  • performance of assigned duties.
  • Aleut or other Alaska Native hiring preference.
  • Must possess a valid Alaska Driver’s license.

Apply online at www.apiai.org or email resume and application to:

Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association, Inc.
Attn: Human Resources Director
1131 E. International Airport Road
Anchorage, Alaska  99518-1408
Phone: (907) 276-2700 / Fax: (907) 279-4351