Work for SERRC
Want to make a difference in the most beautiful place on earth? Come work for SERRC! We have offices in Juneau and Anchorage and itinerant positions that can take you to every corner of the state. SERRC staff are creative, committed professionals who care deeply about education in all phases of life. SERRC offers a collaborative work environment across programs where staff knowledge, experience and passion are valued. The SERRC community extends across the state and the country, working together to support Alaska's learners, leaders and teachers.
SERRC offers a flexible schedule with remote, hybrid and in-office positions. Employees accrue paid sick and personal leave and can enjoy up to 10 paid holidays. SERRC employees are part of the State of Alaska retirement system and have access to medical, dental and vision insurance, as well as a Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA). Employees can utilize an annual professional development stipend and can accrue airline miles for personal use. In-office staff receive a paid parking permit and can access additional location-specific benefits.
I joined SERRC because I was intrigued by the different opportunities available. Since starting, I have been constantly encouraged and trusted to try things outside my comfort zone, contributing to my professional growth. I love being able to travel to the different parts of Alaska to meet educators and students from such different walks of life.
About three decades ago I learned about SERRC and its adult education program and inquired about employment, knowing I loved the direct impact on students and their own career trajectory. I have always loved the sense of satisfaction derived from helping a person feel empowered with new skills and opportunities. I have appreciated the flexibility in scheduling, which allowed me to raise a family while working at SERRC continuously.
how to Apply
There are three ways you can apply to SERRC. Depending on your preference, pick one of the following:
Option 1) Fill out your application on Alaska Teacher Placement using the Apply Now link in the job description below. This saves your application in the ATP pool. Note that your desired job categories may be visible to other HR managers in schools around Alaska.
Option 2) Fill out this Google Doc version of the SERRC application and follow the instructions in it for emailing your application and materials to firstname.lastname@example.org. When you click the link, you'll be prompted to make a copy of the application in your own Google account. This will require you have a Google account.
Option 3) Fill out this fillable PDF version of the SERRC application and follow the instructions in it for emailing your application and materials to email@example.com. Make sure to download and edit it using Adobe Reader, Apple Preview, or another PDF viewing program (not your web browser). This PDF allows you to fill it out offline.
Make sure to read the submission instructions in the application itself, otherwise we may not properly receive your materials.
Learn about life in Alaska
Most American educators drive to work or maybe take a bus to their schools but, here in Alaska, things can be a bit different. SERRC staff may travel the state by air (jet, float and prop planes), boat, snow machine or perhaps even by dog sled to provide the children of Alaska with the best possible programs and services.
Alaska is home to many different ethnic groups, including Alaska Natives. With more than eleven distinct cultures and 20 different languages, there is no one Alaska Native culture. Alaska Natives make up about 15% of the state’s total population.
Along with Alaska’s first people, America’s far north is also inhabited by a variety of other ethnic groups – all of which have their own unique languages and cultures. In Alaska, almost every community hosts a unique combination of not only ethnic
groups – but cultures and sub-cultures. From fishermen and loggers, to people who work in tourism and the oil industry, to large groups that live a subsistence lifestyle – Alaska is truly a world unto itself.
Working as a special education itinerant
SERRC’s Itinerant Special Education Related Service providers deliver services to school districts located in rural and rural-remote Alaska. While Alaska’s three major cities may be indecipherable from small urban clusters in other states, “bush” Alaska is unlike any town or village in the lower 48. In fact, many residents live a subsistence or semi-subsistence
lifestyle. Due to the lack of roads, travel in and out of “bush” Alaska is dominated by air travel in small planes. All SERRC itinerants are expected to perform evaluations for special education eligibility as well as assisting with the implementation of services.