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SHI - Records Manager

Sealaska Heritage Institute, 105 S. Seward Street, Suite 201, Juneau, Alaska, United States of America Req #257
Friday, November 10, 2023


Job Summary
The Records Manager is responsible for maintaining the institutional records of Sealaska Heritage Institute. Responsibilities include maintaining and updating appropriate recordkeeping systems; promoting access to information, both paper and electronic; and providing policy and procedure guidance for the record maintenance.


  • Provide records management programs, budget and services:
  • Develop records management initiatives and annualized budget.
  • Design, implement, evaluate, and continually improve records management programs and services.
  • Advise and resolve regulatory, information, and technical issues; liaise with senior management and/or departments on recordkeeping requirements; and provide user instruction, orientation, and coach user community (management, staff, etc.).
  • Implement and update recordkeeping system:
  • Assess needs, determine requirements, identify/evaluate options, select, implement, and test organization and description component for paper and electronic records.
  • Create, apply, and maintain classification schemes, indices, and thesauri.
  • Create or derive description for content, context, and format of records and metadata.
  • Store and protect records:
  • Acquire storage facilities and provide storage services.
  • Develop media management, protection, and preservation solutions.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain security solutions.
  • Develop, test, and maintain vital records and disaster recovery plan.
  • Provide access to records:
  • Create, select, implement, and test access and retrieval component of recordkeeping system.
  • Manage user data by registering, issuing identification, and maintain data.
  • Analyze, identify, monitor, and process retrieval record requests.
  • Dispose of records:
  • Assess needs; determine requirements; identify/evaluate options; and select, implement, and test retention and disposition of recordkeeping system.
  • Draft, obtain approvals, and communicate approved retention and disposition schedule.
  • Apply, monitor compliance, maintain, and amend retention and disposition schedule.
  • Provide training and guidance for administrative staff and consulting for third parties in records management.
  • Data/Information Management:
  • Maintain standardized lexicons and tagging/metadata protocols used for digital records and web systems.
  • Tag and categorize resources created by SHI departments.

Required Skills

  • Knowledge of State and Federal laws; and general policies as they relate to record keeping and update operating manuals.
  • Experience in regular reporting through identified chains of command; preparation and presentation of reports to all levels of personnel, including Board of Trustees.
  • Knowledge of database creation and management, and generation of reports from data fields; sophisticated forms, schedules and other reports.
  • Experience in creation of budgets and oversight of departmental and subsidiary expenditures.
  • Ability to handle confidential and proprietary materials and information with discretion.
  • Knowledge of Northwest Coast Indigenous art, object collections, culture and heritage.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication and collaboration skills.
  • Ability and willingness to maintain high level of accuracy and attention to detail is essential, as is the ability to work well under pressure with a wide variety of professionals, vendors, students, and others.

Supervisory Responsibility
The position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment
This position’s duties are performed at the Walter Soboleff Building. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines.

Physical Demands
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk and listen. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, and climbing all day. The employee must frequently lift and/or move objects up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 50 pounds.

About this Role
This is a full-time benefited position. SHI employees are expected to work during SHI’s regular business hours of 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday. Additionally, many employees may work up to 45 hours per week or additional time as needed to meet workload demands or special events such as Celebration.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in library science, computer science or business administration
  • One year of related work experience.
  • Strong knowledge of Alaska Native cultures

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in library science, computer science or business administration
  • Experience in public speaking and assisting the public

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Who is Sealaska? Established in 1972, Sealaska is the Alaska Native regional corporation for Southeast Alaska. Our 23,000 shareholders are Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian people with more than 10,000 years of ancestral ties to the oceans, forests and communities of Southeast Alaska. We serve the twin goals of economic prosperity and environmental protection. Sealaska Heritage Institute is an affiliate of Sealaska.
We are committed to providing the best possible climate for maximum development and goal achievement for all our employees.  As a subsidiary of a Native-owned company, Sealaska Heritage Institute is proud to promote an inclusive and diverse workplace, with respect for the cultural traditions in the communities where we operate.
Sealaska Heritage Institute is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered without regard to age, sex, race, national origin, religion, marital status or physical disability.  However, preference may be extended to an enrolled member of a federally-recognized Indian Tribe*
*“Indian Tribe” means an Indian Tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community, including any Alaska Native village or regional or village corporation as defined in or established pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (85 Stat. 668; 43 U.S.C. 1601) which is recognized as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $55,000.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $65,000.00
Location on Google Maps
  • Sealaska Heritage Institute, 105 S. Seward Street, Suite 201, Juneau, Alaska, United States of America