Doyon Foundation is currently seeking candidates for three open seats on its board of directors. The deadline to apply is Monday, October 16 at 5 p.m. The open positions are for three-year terms expiring in 2020. 

Qualifications

Candidates seeking election to the Doyon Foundation board must be:

  • A Doyon shareholder
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Knowledgeable about private foundation management and higher education
  • Familiar with the Foundation’s vision, goals, mission and purpose
  • Committed to carrying out the duties of a board member, which include:
    • Attending quarterly board meetings
    • Serving on two board committees
    • Completing work outside of meetings
    • Representing the Foundation at various events
    • Speaking on behalf of the Foundation at events, if asked

Doyon Foundation is specifically interested in candidates with experience with nonprofit boards, fundraising, financial management, endowment fund investing, culture and language revitalization, and Alaska Native education.

Important Notice

Please note that, under federal laws governing private foundations, family members of Doyon Foundation board members are NOT eligible to receive a Doyon Foundation basic or competitive scholarship during their term on the board. Family members are defined as the board members’ spouse, ancestors, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and the spouses of children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Current Doyon Foundation scholarship recipients are also not eligible to serve on the board.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The duties of a Doyon Foundation board member include:

  • Contribute skills that help the Foundation make progress on planning.
  • Consistently work toward and produce results related to the Foundation’s strategic focus areas, which include providing consistent measurable results, diversifying and growing revenue streams, increasing shareholder educational opportunities, enhancing operations, and revitalizing languages and traditional Native values.
  • Define and oversee the mission of the Foundation and keep it relevant to the needs of Doyon shareholders and their descendants.
  • Approve programs/services and monitor their effectiveness.
  • Provide strategic guidance to the Foundation and its executive director.
  • Ensure financial solvency and help raise resources.
  • Select, support and evaluate the executive director.
  • Ensure continuous board improvement.
  • Attend quarterly meetings in Fairbanks, Alaska, as well as any special meetings called.
  • Serve on two board committees and possibly chair one committee, which include finance/investment, development/fundraising, language revitalization/culture, and governance.
  • Participate in at least one board training event each year.
  • Demonstrate willingness to take on other duties and assignments, as needed.
  • Represent and, if asked, speak on behalf of Doyon Foundation at various events.

Application Instructions/Deadline

Applications are accepted using this online form. The form does not take long to fill out and candidates are able to upload resumes and/or other materials.

Candidates may also download and print the 2017 board candidate application to complete and mail to Doyon Foundation, 615 Bidwell Avenue, Suite 101, Fairbanks, Alaska, 99701. Mailing instructions are provided on the form.

Please note that candidates are required to submit an updated resume along with their completed application.

It is highly recommended that candidates familiarize themselves with the Foundation and its work by reviewing the Foundation’s website, blog and Facebook page prior to submitting an application.

The deadline to apply is Monday, October 16 at 5 p.m.

For more information, please visit doyonfoundation.com or contact Doris Miller, Doyon Foundation executive director, at 907.459.2048 or millerd@doyon.com.

Deadline extended to Wednesday, May 24

Doyon Foundation is still seeking candidates for our competitive scholarship review committee. We have extended the deadline for interested candidates to apply until Wednesday, May 24.

This is a very important committee that plays a critical role in connecting students with scholarships, and we encourage all eligible individuals to apply. To qualify for this position, candidates must:

  • Be a Doyon shareholder.
  • Be age 18 or older.
  • Value and support higher education.
  • Be committed to serve a three-year term.
  • Have an internet-accessible computer with recent version of web browser installed (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera).
  • Attend an orientation in May/June in Fairbanks, either in person or via teleconference.
  • Spend 30 – 40 hours reviewing, evaluating and scoring all competitive scholarship applications online via the Doyon Foundation website.
  • Attend a one-day meeting in Fairbanks in June/July to award the scholarships.
  • Meet with Doyon Foundation administration to review and recommend competitive scholarship policy changes.

Candidates residing in rural areas are preferred, but applications from urban candidates are also welcomed. Please note that per IRS regulations, committee members cannot be employees of the Doyon Family of Companies or Doyon Foundation.

Service on the scholarship review committee is on a voluntary basis. Individuals interested in giving back and helping students achieve their full potential are encouraged to consider serving on this important committee.

Interested candidates should submit a résumé and a letter of interest outlining why they’d like to serve to Doris Miller, Foundation executive director, at millerd@doyon.com by Wednesday, May 24.

For more information, please contact Doyon Foundation at 907.459.2048 or foundation@doyon.com.

We are currently looking for candidates interested in serving on the Doyon Foundation competitive scholarship review committee. There is one open seat on the committee, which reviews, evaluates and scores student competitive scholarship applications.

To qualify for this position, you must:

  • Be a Doyon shareholder
  • Be age 18 or older
  • Value and support higher education
  • Be committed to serve a three-year term
  • Have an internet-accessible computer with recent version of web browser installed (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera)
  • Attend an orientation in May/June in Fairbanks, either in person or via teleconference
  • Spend 30 – 40 hours reviewing, evaluating and scoring all competitive scholarship applications online via the Doyon Foundation website
  • Attend a one-day meeting in Fairbanks in June/July to award the scholarships
  • Meet with Doyon Foundation administration to review and recommend competitive scholarship policy changes
  • Please note that per IRS regulations, committee members cannot be employees of the Doyon Family of Companies or Doyon Foundation.

Interested candidates should email a resume and a letter of interest outlining why you’d like to serve to Doris Miller, executive director, at millerd@doyon.com by Wednesday, May 25. The Doyon Foundation board of directors will select the new committee member at their next regularly scheduled meeting in Fairbanks.

Service on the scholarship review committee is on a voluntary basis. If you are interested in giving back and helping students achieve their full potential, we encourage you to consider serving on this important committee!

For more information, please contact the Doyon Foundation at 907.459.2048 or foundation@doyon.com.

Doyon Foundation is currently seeking candidates for three open seats on our board of directors. Doyon, Limited shareholders ages 18 and over are eligible to apply. View more information on candidate qualifications on our website.

The deadline to apply is Monday, October 19, 2015 at 5 p.m. Interested candidates can apply online or download and complete the board candidate application form on our website.

Two of the open positions are for three-year terms expiring in 2018; one of the open positions is a remainder term seat expiring in 2017. The seats up for election are currently held by Julie Anderson and Joshua Peter; the remainder term seat was previously filled by Allan Hayton, who resigned from the board to accept the position of language revitalization program director at Doyon Foundation.

If you love to build relationships, share your enthusiasm for a cause, and impact the resources available to a nonprofit, this board seat may be right for you! Doyon Foundation is interested in candidates experienced in nonprofit boards, fundraising, financial management, endowment fund investing, culture and language revitalization, and Alaska Native education.

Learn more about candidate qualifications and board member responsibilities on our website. Then apply as a candidate by 5 p.m. on October 19 either using our online form or access the form our website.

For more information, please contact Doris Miller, Doyon Foundation executive director, at 907.459.2048 or millerd@doyon.com.

Doyon Foundation is currently seeking candidates for four open seats on its board of directors. Interested candidates may apply online or download and print an application at www.doyonfoundation.com. The application deadline is Friday, November 2. The election will take place at the Foundation’s annual membership meeting on November 10.

The open positions include two seats with three-year terms expiring in 2015, one seat with a two-year term expiring in 2014, and one seat with a one-year term expiring in 2013. (The one- and two-year term seats are due to board member resignations).

To be qualified, a candidate must be a Doyon shareholder aged 18 years or older. Candidates should also be knowledgeable about private foundation management and higher education; be familiar with the Foundation’s strategic plan, long-term vision, goals, mission and purpose; and be committed to spending up to 200 volunteer hours a year carrying out the duties of a board member.

Additional information about qualifications, responsibilities and time commitment is available at www.doyonfoundation.com. For more information, contact Doris Miller, Doyon Foundation’s executive director, at 907.459.2048 or millerd@doyon.com.