August 2012

The Foraker Group is conducting an executive search for the President/CEO position of First Alaskans Institute – the full job description may be found here:

Closing Date: September 7, 2012
Location: Anchorage, AK
Benefits: Competitive benefits
Salary: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience; exempt

Status: Regular, full-time
How to Apply: Qualified applicants should email their cover letter, resume, a writing sample and the names and contact information of three professional references to FAI-CEOsearch. ****No phone calls please.
The President and Chief Executive Officer (President/CEO) of the First Alaskans Institute (FAI) is the principal executive of FAI and all attendant legal entities. The Board of Trustees (BOT) is responsible for the hiring, compensation, performance evaluation and retention and the President/CEO reports directly to the BOT.


• Board Relations: policy development and administration; board development and
performance monitoring. The President/CEO will value working with a Board that is
engaged, active, and independent
• Contracts and grants: overseeing the pre- and post-awards of funding
• Fundraising: is the primary face for fundraising while working closely with the Board of
Trustees, the Development Committee and/or consultants
• Financial Management: financial planning; operating budget; grants budget; accounting
and audit; tax reporting and other reports as may be required
• External Relations: proactively manages relations with the various entities in the Alaska
Native Community including, but not limited to, the Alaska Federation of Natives and its
members, tribal organizations, the Denali Commission, the University of Alaska/ISER
and other as may be appropriate; cultivating and developing relationships with
philanthropic groups and individuals and the general public
• Planning: developing the annual plan for the organization based on discussions with the
• Organizational management: personnel; IT; benefits; insurance; facilities
• Organizational planning: directing and coordinate activities of the Institute
• Successfully complete other duties as assigned


The President/CEO must have demonstrated leadership in prior experience and history of
involvement in the Alaska Native Community in senior executive or policymaking levels. In conjunction with the subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees, the President/CEO is responsible for FAI strategic planning.

The President/CEO will have the strength of character and conviction to work with a strong, engaged Board that is dedicated to the mission of the Institute.

The President/CEO should be a visionary and strategic leader who can work effectively with all constituents. Leading candidates will be broadly informed leaders with a high level of intellectual curiosity and the capacity to encourage others to explore new terrain.

The President/CEO is expected to set the tone at the top of the organization for honesty,
integrity, professionalism and to exhibit requisite leadership qualities in addition to executive management ability.

The President/CEO needs to be a creative thinker who can be innovative as well as pragmatic. S/He will be an open-minded, confident professional who enjoys exploring issues while also recognizing the ownership of ideas is less important than the result of the collaborative effort.

Strong written and oral communication skills are critical to insure that the President/CEO will be effective and persuasive in presenting the Institute and its mission to its constituents and various government, foundation and private entities and the public. The President/CEO will be equally adept at developing relationships with leaders at a national level as well as in small communities.

Successful candidates will have strong organizational, administrative, and financial
management skills. The President/CEO will be comfortable in a hands-on role and willing to do the essential tasks required to meet the goals of the Institute.


A career path which has provided opportunities for broad intellectual interests and transcends traditional boundaries is as important as the knowledge of the complex issues facing the Alaska Native community. Successful candidates will have experience that will demonstrate the ability to conceptualize, develop, and evaluate programs. Successful experience in general management, financial management, fundraising, and strategic planning is required.


Successful candidates will have a bachelor’s degree or higher or the equivalent managerial experience and demonstrated leadership. Must be able to think strategically about First Alaskans Institute’s priorities and help translate these priorities into program and staff recruitment and related fundraising activities.

NOTE: This position description identifies the major responsibilities of this job. It does not include all aspects of the position such as the potential additional duties assigned by supervisors and the requirements for flexibility in helping others for the Institute’s overall benefit. This description does not imply or create a contractual relationship.

Application information may be directed to:

Rebecca Savidis, SPHR

The Foraker Group

Human Resources



The PhD Project is a unique diversity initiative that encourages African-American, Hispanic-Americans and Native Americans to pursue their Ph.D.’s in business to serve as role models and mentors for minority business students. Since its inception in 1994, they have more than tripled the number of minority business professors from just 294 to over 1,130 today.

The PhD Project hosts an invitation only conference each November for minority professionals considering doctoral studies. This conference takes place in Chicago each November and the application deadline is September 30th. The PhD Project will cover all travel, hotel and conference expenses for those who are invited to attend. There is a nominal $200 registration fee.

Once enrolled in a business doctoral program, eligible students automatically become members of one of five PhD Project Minority Doctoral Students Associations in Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, Management and Marketing. Once again, The PhD Project covers all travel, hotel and conference expenses for our student members to attend our conference and the related professional association conference for that discipline. Our summer conferences provide incredible resources, support and networking opportunities that have resulted in a 92% doctoral completion rate.

Please visit for more information and to access an application for the annual conference. To be considered, you must hold a minimum of an undergraduate degree.

Spring 2013 white house internship program application now open

Application Deadline: September 23, 2012

As White House Interns, young men and women from across the country dedicate their time, talents, energy, and service to better the White House, the community, and the nation. While their tasks vary by department, all interns are united through weekly events including a weekly speaker series with senior staff members, off-site field trips, and mentorship opportunities. Most importantly, the internship experience includes an emphasis on service and interns participate in regularly scheduled service projects at schools and non-profit organizations in Washington, D.C.

Please encourage the young leaders you know to apply for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Tell them to visit

Do you know of any young adult between the ages of 18-21 who is looking to make some extra money working temporarily? This position will last for 3 months and pays $9.00 hour and is 40 hours a week.

There is a Youth Receptionist position open –


Candidate must be between the ages of 18-21.

Enroll into the Youth Employment Services and be determined eligible under the WIA/477 .

Clear federal and state criminal background check.

For more information, please contact Katina Charles at 452-8251, EXT 3353 or by email

Below find course posters for three Alaska Native Studies courses at UAA that currently have low enrollment and are in jeopardy of being cancelled. Please forward to your networks. If you have questions, please contact Maria Williams at:


Dena’inalanguage poster.pdf

native art history poster.pdf

2 Faculty positions available for exceptional individuals experienced in the process technology industry.Process Technology Faculty PositionLocation: Anchorage. This is a fulltime, 9 month per year tenure track faculty position will contribute to the education of AAS Process Technology and AAS Industrial Instrumentation students at KPC’s Anchorage Extension Site (AES). Salary will be commensurate with experience, to begin January 2013. The review date is September 13th but applications will be accepted until the position is closed.

Process Technology Coordinator Position

Location: Kenai River Campus. This is a fulltime, 10 month per year faculty position with salary commensurate with experience, to begin January 2013. The successful individual will work with faculty at the Soldotna and Anchorage sites, and industry, to contribute to the education and placement of AAS Process Technology and AAS Industrial Instrumentation students. The review date is September 10th but applications will be accepted until the position is closed.

For more information and to apply for these positions go to KPC’s employment page at

UAA is an AA/EO Employer and Educational Institution. Applicant must be eligible for employment under the Immigration Reform/

Control Act of 1986 & subsequent amendments. Your application for employment with UAA is subject to public disclosure.

Eileen Reemtsma

Director’s Assistant, Employee Recruitment Coordinator

Kenai Peninsula College

156 College Road, Soldotna, AK 99669

Ph. 907-262-0317, Fax 907-262-0316

Good Afternoon!

Please see the attachedjob vacancy announcements for the following positions:

-Uqautchim Uglua Paraprofessional

-On-call Cook

-Satellite Vocational CTE Trainer WFD

-Student Wellness Coordinator

-Student Life Coordinator

-Transportation Specialist

-Retention and Persistence Coordinator

Interested parties may submit a cover letter, application, and resume via email, fax, or mail. Future vacancies can be found on our website at For more information contact Florence Alred, Human Resources Assistant, Ilisagvik College P.O. Box 749 Barrow, AK, 99723, Phone: 852-1870 or Fax: 852-3936.

EXTERNAL Paraprofessional UqautchimUglua 080112.pdf

On Call Cook-JA 040512.pdf

Satellite Voc CTE Trainer WFD JA-102411.pdf

EXTERNAL Student Wellness Coordinator 080812.pdf

EXTERNAL Student Life Coordinator 080612.pdf

Transportation Specialist 081712.pdf

Retention and Persistence Coordinator 081712.pdf

Ilisagvik Employment Application.pdf

Maudrey Kriska dreams of becoming a nurse, but for the past several months, she has focused her attention on the Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic in her role as Doyon Foundation’s summer intern.

Since beginning her internship at the Foundation in May, Maudrey has done “everything and anything involving the Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic,” which took place June 14 and 15 in Fairbanks. Her internship wraps up August 17.

Maudrey, originally from Koyukuk, is a 2011 graduate of Nenana High School. After two semesters at the University of Alaska Anchorage, Maudrey is transferring this fall to the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where she will study nursing.

“One thing I am most positive about is that I am going to graduate from college with a degree in nursing. That will allow me to give back to our people and work in a field that I enjoy,” Maudrey said.

Maudrey said she interned at the Foundation to gain work experience and to learn about Doyon – but there ended up being several added benefits.

“This internship allowed me to branch out into new ideas for my own future,” she said. “I’ve been thinking about a minor in business to accompany my major in nursing.”

She also gained experience and confidence in her abilities.

“I used to be scared to answer the phone when I first started and now I can talk to anybody without hesitation. I can’t put it all into words, but working at the Foundation has helped me grow into a better, brighter individual,” Maudrey said.

“I’d like to thank Doyon Foundation for the wonderful opportunity that they’ve given me and the great experience I’ve gained over the months.”

Maudrey is the daughter of Hugh and Karen Kriska, and the granddaughter of Hugh Kriska, Sr. and the late Eleanor Kriska, and the late Maudrey and Henry Sommer. She has six siblings, Trina, Shanda, Leon, Cassandra, Julie, and Hugh III (Binka).

Apply for Position

The CIRI Foundation (TCF) would like to announce the opening of the Program Officer Position.

If you are interested in the position you are invited to review the attached two-page job description. Salary DOE. Position open until filled.

To receive priority consideration, please submit letter of interest, resume, and application by 5pm on 15 August 2012 to The CIRI Foundation, Attn: Program Officer Position, 3600 San Jeronimo Drive, Suite 256, Anchorage, Alaska 99508, phone 907.793.3575, fax 907.793.3585, email Employment application available at

Program Officer 08.03.12.doc

Our August Native word of the month is now available on our website – check it out at! A big thank you to Foundation board member Lorraine David for providing this month’s translation. If you have a translation in another language, please share it with us on our Facebook page at And if you want to see previous words of the month, visit!

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