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Opportunities on Handshake
  • Paralegal/Legal Program

    June 06, 2023

    Paralegal/Legal Program CoordinatorAlaska Network on Domestic Violence & Sexual AssaultAnchorage:Do you have a commitment to social justice? The Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (ANDVSA) Legal Program is looking for a paralegal/legal program coordinator with a desire to work with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.RESPONSIBILITIESProvide litigation support to staff attorneys, primarily in family law and protective order cases.Request records; compile discovery; index evidence.Assist staff in preparation, filing, and service of motions and legal pleadings. Draft correspondence and other documents. Monitor and track the court docket and case schedule and assist staff attorneys with case scheduling.Draft subpoenas; assemble exhibits, affidavits and other legal documents for use in case preparation and trial or administrative hearings.Assist clients who are receiving pro se legal help.Provide administrative and program support to ANDVSA Legal Program and member agencies.Manage administrative tasks in Anchorage legal office.Assist with maintenance of online case management system.Assist with planning and implementation of ANDVSA Legal trainings and conferences.Contribute to the achievement of ANDVSA’s strategic goals to end violence and oppression.Participate in ANDVSA’s antiracism and anti-oppression efforts.Attend ANDVSA trainings, meetings, and retreats.QUALIFICATIONSMinimum QualificationsSkilled in oral and written communication.Technology skills, particularly document/information management.One year of experience working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.Ability to work independently and cooperatively.Attention to detail and thoroughness in completing duties.Preferred QualificationsParalegal certificate or five years’ experience providing litigation and administrative support in a law office.Bachelor’s degree preferred.Five or more years’ experience working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.Proficiency in Spanish, Tagalog, Russian, Hmong, or Yup’ik.COMPENSATIONSalary DOE with a range of $53,625-$62,166/year. Competitive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision benefits for employee and dependents, life insurance, generous personal leave, and 403(b) retirement contributions.To apply: Send cover letter, resume, and 3 references in a Word Document or PDF to Cynthia Lind at
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  • Payroll Specialist

    June 05, 2023

    Davis Constructors currently has a Payroll Specialist position available in our Anchorage office. This position is responsible for all aspects of the payroll process. Davis is a company that values hard work and loyalty. We strive for excellence in not only how we manage our projects but also how we treat our staff.  If this experience sounds interesting to you, please read on! Duties and Responsibilities:Process weekly union and staff payrollCalculate wages, overtime, deductions, contributions, and leave to ensure compliance with collective bargaining agreements, wage determinations, and current federal and state lawReview payroll for accuracy and process corrections, as neededPrepare and distribute weekly certified payroll reports and filesPrepare and submit union reports and remit paymentCompute and disburse garnishments and other withholdings, reconciling to the general ledgerRemit and report payroll taxes, and monthly, quarterly, and yearly reports, reconciling to the general ledgerMaintain all aspects of payroll records, including new hire setup and all changes Perform payroll year end procedures, including W-2s and ACA reportingAssist with audit preparation for year end, workers compensation, union, and job auditsOther duties as assigned Education, Experience, Knowledge & Abilities:Minimum 2 years of experience in construction accounting and payroll requiredHigh school diploma or equivalent required. Associates degree in Accounting or related field highly desiredPreference will be given to candidates with Sage 300 experienceMicrosoft Office experience required, and ability to accurately manipulate large amounts of data in excelAbility to identify and resolve problems concerning payroll in a timely manner, answer inquiries, and enforce payroll policiesCandidate must be able to comprehend and perform complex payroll work with accuracy and a strong sense of urgency.Experience with union payroll and understanding of how to set up pay rates and benefitsHigh attention to detail and accuracy requiredStrong organizational and time management skillsStrong written and verbal communications skillsAbility to work independently, handle pressure, and meet deadlinesMust be able to multi-task efficiently and work in a fast-paced environmentQuick self-starter, team-oriented and able to work with different personalities and professional stylesAbility to handle confidential information with discretionAbility to pass a background and drug screeningThis job description is not intended to represent a complete, comprehensive list of all duties and responsibilities that may be required in this position. There may be unplanned activities and other duties as assigned. Salary DOE. Competitive compensation packages with benefits, including medical, dental, vision, 401KEOE & drug free workplace. E-Verify. A resume and cover letter may be submitted Davis Constructors provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Davis Constructors complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings.
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  • Administrative Assistant 2

    June 02, 2023

    What you will be doing:Are you looking for an opportunity where your daily activities are focused on supporting a diverse team of professionals and customers? Do you enjoy being the go-to person at work?The Administrative Assistant 2, stationed at the Anchorage Midtown Job Center, is a crucial Division of Employment and Training Services team member, providing support for operating the three Job Centers in the Anchorage Region. Duties include processing HR paperwork, timesheet entry, financial transaction coding and processing, travel arrangements, purchasing equipment and supplies, and other types of general administrative support. If you have high-level organizational skills and a can-do attitude and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment with a wide variety of work tasks and responsibilities, we would love to meet you!Our organization, mission, and culture:The Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Division of Employment and Training Services’ mission is to provide labor exchange, employment training services, unemployment insurance to Alaskans and Alaska businesses, to advance opportunities for employment, and provide economic stability for communities in Alaska. The Anchorage Midtown Job Center team is a dynamic professional staff with diverse roles and expertise, cross-trained to work together to develop a successful workforce. Our core values are Integrity, Teamwork, Respect, Customer Service, Communication, Excellence, Training, and Creativity.The benefits of joining our team:The Division of Employment and Training Services is devoted to comprehensive workforce development for its staff and customers. Your training will include on-the-job learning, as well as formal training via online video modules, monthly Statewide Admin Team meetings, and ongoing webinar opportunities. The work week for this position is 37.5 hours. The State of Alaska offers 11 paid holidays + 1 personal day per year, generous paid leave accrual, a comprehensive health benefits package, and a competitive retirement plan.The working environment you can expect:This uniquely rewarding position is located in the heart of Anchorage. The Anchorage Midtown Job Center has plenty of free parking and is surrounded by restaurants and grocery stores, which makes getting out of the office for lunch or a short break very convenient and time efficient. The daily work environment is full of variety with ever-changing priorities and assignments. The Anchorage Midtown Job Center has a team-centered, professional working environment emphasizing exceptional customer service. The Anchorage Midtown staff have strong core values and a solid commitment to our work, and we recognize that everyone has a specialized skill set that brings value to the team. This position is customer-service driven and involves extensive contact with staff and customers via phone, email, video, and face-to-face.Who we are looking for:To be successful in the position, a candidate will need the following core competencies:1.    Clerical & Computer Skills: Knowledge of filing, typing, entering data, maintaining records, and using and completing forms. Uses computers, software applications, databases, and automated systems to accomplish work. 2.     Manages and Organizes Information: Identifies a need; gathers, organizes, and maintains information; determines its importance and accuracy; and communicates it by various methods.3.     Self-Management: Sets well-defined and realistic personal goals; displays a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner; works with minimal supervision; is motivated to achieve; demonstrates responsible behavior.4.     Interpersonal Skills: Treat others courteously, sensitively, and respectfully. Considers and responds appropriately to the needs and feelings of different people in different situations.5.    Adaptability: Adjusts planned work by gathering relevant information and applying critical thinking to address multiple demands and competing priorities in a changing environment. If this sounds like your skill set, please submit your complete application through Workplace Alaska!Special Note: We would like to encourage all applicants to contact the Midtown Job Center (Anchorage) at (907)269-4759 or the MatSu Job Center at (907)352-2500 for assistance with your application. If you are a veteran, please contact Juan Gonzalez (Anchorage) at (907)269-4802 or Holly Brien (MatSu) at (907)352-2516.Minimum Qualifications:Six months of entry-level technical experience in one or more administrative functional areas such as human resources, accounting, administration, and procurement. This experience includes work such as Administrative Assistant 1, Accounting Technician 1, Human Resource Technician 1, and similar classes with the State of Alaska or the equivalent with another employer.OROne year of advanced-level clerical experience. This experience includes work such as Office Assistant 2, Accounting Clerk, and similar classes with the State of Alaska or the equivalent with another employer.OROne year of post-secondary education from an accredited college (32 semester hours or 48 quarter hours equals 1 year)OROne year of any combination of post-secondary education, vocational education, and/or advanced-level clerical experience. (Three semester or four quarter hours of post-secondary education are equal to one month of experience; 150 hours of vocational education are equal to one month of experience.)
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My name is Bryan and I work with the HandShake, and my job is to provide part-time employment for qualified students during the academic year and beyond. I have contacted you because there is an opening for you at CDS and below are the lines from your potential employer:

My name is Dr. John Mazzariello and I am the Senior Director of Practice Operations at the Center for Disability Services Council - New York Chapter (CDS).

This is a virtual position which does not require you to travel to NY.

I also provide individual and group therapy, coaching, assessment and academic screenings to support students with disabilities (physical, chronic, psychiatric, and invisible). A large percentage of the students served by the mental health unit have psychiatric disabilities or comorbid psychiatric disabilities and need mental health support to be successful at the University. In addition, many University of students with academic difficulties and no prior diagnosis are seen and assessed through the academic screening and assessment process. I am also the Director of supervision, training and coordination of counseling psychology and clinical psychology graduate students in the United States who have practicums at SCDD and APA-accredited school psychology predoctoral interns.

You have received this email to be considered for an offer from the University Office for Students with Disabilities to work with me. This is an at-will position that reports directly to me. Should you decide to accept the offer, you do not have to travel down to New York to occupy this position as we are transitioning online as a result of COVID-19.

I also have over 10 years of experience working with adults who have problematic relationships, childhood issues, and who feel stuck in their present life. It might be trauma, depression, anxiety, but whatever it is we can help you get "unstuck" together and I enjoy doing this. I believe everyone has the potential to help themselves, but sometimes we need some guidance.

This is a very simple employment. You will only help me mail letters, make payments at Walmart and purchase some items for the new Hybrid Teachers when needed. This employment only takes 6 hours a day and 4 times a week for $620.00

I am unable to meet up for an interview because I am currently away and helping the disabled students in Canada.

You will be paid in advance for all tasks and purchases to be done on my behalf. Some of my personal letters and mails will be forwarded to your residence or nearby post office for you to pick up at your convenience. Upon my arrival we will discuss the possibility of making this a long-term employment if I am impressed with your services while I am away. My arrival is scheduled for the last week of June 2020.

To be considered for this position, use your "alternate email (different from school email)" to contact your employer directly by sending an email with your details as follows:

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To: Dr. John Mazzariello


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Sign up for an employer account. As part of the process, you'll request to connect with the University of Alaska System, which will enable you to post jobs for UAF talent. If you're stuck, check out this article: Getting Started with Handshake.

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