ACF is seeking a candidate with 5 plus years of experience in supervising and managing 10 staff that understands the conservation issues in Alaska. Review our website to gain knowledge about our campaigns at www.alaskaconservation.org.
Job Title: Deputy Director
Reports to: Executive Director
Supervises: Program Officers and Grants Manager
FLSA Status: Full-time, Exempt
The Deputy Director is a highly visible management position that assists the Executive Director
with the development and execution of operational policies for the organization. The Deputy
Director supervises the program officers and the grants manager, and ensures the foundation’s
programmatic work is carried out in a manner consistent with ACF’s Theory of Change and
strategic plan. The Deputy Director works with the Development Director to ensure that the
program staff are integrated into development efforts including fundraising opportunities and
stewardship strategies. The Deputy Director serves as a secondary liaison to the ACF Board of
Trustees and assists in board communications and activities. The Deputy Director serves as the
organization’s CEO in the absence of the Executive Director.
Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
1. Works with the Executive Director, Finance Director and HR Manager to develop ACF
internal administrative, financial and personnel policies as appropriate.
2. Ensures the implementation of internal policies among the program staff.
3. Serves as liaison for internal policy issues involving program staff.
4. Ensures that job responsibilities are clearly communicated and duties delegated
appropriately among program staff.
1. Oversees the foundation’s grant making programs, organizational support programs and
issue campaigns; and evaluates their effectiveness.
2. Monitors and maintains the ongoing communications with representatives of supporting
3. Works in partnership with Finance Director to ensure ACF’s grant making and
program/campaign budgets and financial reports are fiscally and administratively
4. Works with program staff to determine how efficiencies can be gained through the
leveraging of resources, personnel and/or messaging.
5. Creates new or documents current programmatic systems and procedures as necessary
to increase consistency among ACF programs and campaigns.
6. Oversees the system of scheduling, preparation and review of letters of inquiry, grant
requests and reports.
7. Works with the Executive Director, program staff, development staff, board members
and ACF grantees to develop the most effective conservation strategies for the
foundation and for Alaska.
1. Works with program and development staff to identify new grant sources and prospects
for funding partners, and helps develop strategies for foundation outreach.
2. Works in partnership with the Development Director to ensure that programmatic
resources are leveraged for inclusion in future foundation stewardship strategies.
3. Works with the development staff to ensure that the program staff are actively engaged
in development strategies and activities.
4. Helps develop shared understanding of internal fundraising strategies between program
staff and development staff.
BOARD SUPPORT DUTIES
1. Serves as secondary liaison to the board of trustees.
2. Ensures efficient functioning of board committees through oversight of scheduling,
agendas, minutes and actions.
3. Serves as main contact between board members and program staff.
4. Ensures that information about ACF programs and campaigns is communicated clearly
and effectively to board members.
Strong supervisory and project management skills and experience.
Strong analytical, organization and prioritization skills.
High level of initiative and desire to meet specific goals.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Strong computer skills, including MS Office.
Superior customer service skills to both internal and external audiences.
An eagerness to help implement sustainable business practices.
Ability to adhere to the highest ethical standards.
Demonstrated empathetic disposition and positive attitude.
Eagerness to work as part of a team, both as a leader and in a supporting capacity, to
expand the donor base and visibility of the Foundation.
A passion for Alaska and its environment. Knowledge of conservation issues preferred.
Master’s degree preferred.
Disclaimer: The information provided in this description has been designed to indicate the
general nature and level of work performed by incumbents within this job. It is not designed to
be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and
working conditions required of employees assigned to this job. Management has sole discretion
to add or modify duties of the job and to designate other functions as essential at any time. This
job description is not an employment agreement or contract.