Employment Opportunities  

Why work for ACF?  ACF consists of talented employees with diverse backgrounds and interests who are committed to a common goal of protecting Alaska for the long-term, and are working hard to achieve it!

ACF is currently recruiting for an Executive Director

Alaska Conservation Foundation seeks a visionary and creative Executive Director with a passion for its mission of protecting Alaska’s natural environment and the diverse cultures and ways of life it sustains. ACF’s Executive Director fills one of the top environmental leadership roles in Alaska. The position provides an outstanding opportunity to effect substantial change and achieve long-term conservation results in Alaska. The successful candidate will guide our organization and play a key role in developing a more influential conservation movement in the state.

This leadership role requires an individual who is an effective manager, is knowledgeable about the key conservation issues in Alaska, is a very effective communicator, is experienced with fundraising and grantmaking and has the ability to travel throughout Alaska and other key locations in the U.S.

Find the complete job description here.

Application Procedure

Please email a cover letter and resume to this confidential email address: ACFSearch@comcast.net and insert “ACF Executive Director” in the subject line.

This search is being conducted by a small committee of the Board of Trustees and no information that is submitted will be placed on the ACF website or shared with ACF employees. Receipt of applications will be acknowledged promptly and confidential follow-up activity will be communicated directly to candidates.

The initial review of candidates will begin on May 15, 2015 and the position will remain open until filled.

Salary and Benefits

The salary for this position is DOE. This opportunity is an at-will position, where the Executive Director will be an employee of ACF, and subject to its personnel policies, benefits, and its hiring and termination decisions. ACF’s salary and benefits are highly competitive within the nonprofit field. We offer substantial retirement benefits, including 403(b) and SEP/IRA retirement, health and dental benefits.

ACF is committed to diversity in its leadership and staff and actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates. ACF is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


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