May 7, 2019

Associate Director

Alaska Policy Forum
May 7, 2019
Anchorage, AK
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Associate Director

Alaska Policy Forum

Anchorage, AK

About Alaska Policy Form

The mission of the Alaska Policy Forum is to empower and educate Alaskans and policymakers by promoting policies that grow freedom for all. Alaska Policy Forum’s vision is an Alaska that continuously grows prosperity by maximizing individual opportunities and freedom.

Alaska Policy Forum works with policymakers in the legislature and the executive branch to provide them with the data and information they need to bring about policy reforms which promote individual and economic opportunity and freedom. In 2018, APF published six studies, seven op-eds, and was in the media over 50 times.

Job Overview

The Associate Director works alongside the Executive Director to oversee the day-to-day operations of the organization.  The Alaska Policy Forum is a small start-up non-profit and the Associate Director will create many of the processes and procedures required for the organization to grow.

While the final determination of the responsibilities may depend on the person hired, the general responsibilities will likely include: communications, finance, administration,  information technology, strategic development, and human resources. This Associate Director will ensure that effective systems are in place in order for the organization to operate effectively and efficiently.

Alaska Policy Forum is most interested in finding a long-term team member.  As such, it’s not necessary that candidates have in-depth experience in every area of responsibility listed. Furthermore, APF is willing to tailor the exact duties and responsibilities of this role for the right candidate. So, if you are intrigued by what you’re reading and passionate about APF’s mission but don’t necessarily check off every box, or perhaps you bring other skills to the table, we’d still like to hear from you.

The Associate Director reports to the Executive Director. The Associate Director will have a presence in the Anchorage office, but may work virtually on tasks that do not require them to be on site.

Responsibilities and Duties

The responsibilities of the Associate Director may vary based on the individual hired, but will likely include:

  • Communications: Manage and write content for website, social media and press outreach.
  • Finance: Direct creation and management of organizational budget. Ensure financial obligations are met in a timely manner. Maintain relevant financial documents by working with contract bookkeeper.
  • Administration: Build day-to-day functions of the office to include mail, phone calls and messages. Organize, implement and maintain electronic and paper filing systems. Manage compliance with document retention policy. Oversee scheduling and travel support as needed.
  • Information Technology: Evaluate and assess IT infrastructure. Facilitate management of hardware, software and network needs. Work with IT partners as required. (This role does not require an IT expert. Ideally, the Associate Director will have the skills to troubleshoot basic issues and perform day-to-day maintenance, but in-depth technical work can be outsourced to consultants as needed.)
  • Strategic Development: Collaborate in development of organizational and fundraising strategies.
  • Human Resources: In cooperation with Executive Director, recruit, on-board and supervise staff, including interns. Create and maintain employee handbook and policy manual.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 3+ years of work experience; experience in communications and/or project management a plus
  • Strong interest in having a role that will further our mission to grow prosperity, opportunities and freedom for Alaskans
  • Willingness to engage in Alaskan policy issues
  • Disciplined and reliable, capacity to serve as a planner and provider of structure that enables others to thrive
  • Highly motivated with excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
  • Computer systems experience preferred
  • Excellent writing skills and ability to work independently or in a team setting
  • Self-starter who will thrive in a start-up environment

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF document:

    • Resume
    • Cover Letter detailing your interest in the position/the mission of APF and your salary requirements

Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link:

Questions can be directed to Claire Kittle Dixon, Executive Director of Talent Market,  who is assisting with the search: [email protected].

While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. Only direct applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.

Talent Market is a nonprofit entity dedicated to promoting liberty by helping free market nonprofits identify talent for critical roles. We provide free consulting and recruiting services to free-market think tanks, policy organizations, research centers, and capacity-building institutions dedicated to advancing the principles of limited government and free enterprise.

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