The Denali Commission is hiring for a full-time, permanent Program Manager. This position serves as a Senior Program Advisor in one or more of the Commission programs and/or directs the development of new programs. The position has primary responsibilities developing, managing, and coordinating grant program policies, procedures, and execution related to infrastructure projects and workforce/economic development initiatives in rural Alaska. Applicants should have experience in rural infrastructure projects and managing federal grant agreements. Building and maintaining relationships will be essential for the position, both internally and externally, in the area of rural programs and their development, while encouraging and coordinating participation with local, regional, state, and federal entities.
The incumbent will be responsible for developing programs in diverse subject areas with little external or internal support. Program areas are likely to change dramatically from one fiscal year to another. Therefore, the incumbent must have a high level of initiative and will be expected to manage widely different programs simultaneously.
Denali Commission programs to which the incumbent may be assigned:
- Environmentally Threatened Communities
- Health Facilities
- Economic Development
- Other infrastructure programs needed in rural Alaska
Introduced by Congress in 1998, the Denali Commission is an independent federal agency designed to provide critical utilities, infrastructure, and economic support throughout Alaska. With the creation of the Denali Commission, Congress acknowledged the need for increased inter-agency cooperation and focus on Alaska’s remote communities.