Executive Director

Indigenous Peoples Council for Marine Mammals   Anchoage, AK   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on November 19, 2021

Indigenous Peoples Council for Marine Mammals

The Executive Director is responsible for coordination and supervision of all programs, day-to-day operations, activities, and employees of the Indigenous Peoples Council for Marine Mammals (IPCoMM).   The Executive Director motivates and provides professional leadership to staff and volunteers; actively develops and oversees programs, including strategic planning, organizational development, implementation, and fundraising; and provides ongoing and transparent consultation and support to the Board of Directors.  The Executive Director serves at the pleasure of and reports to the Board of Directors. IPCoMM's office is located in Anchorage, Alaska, but remote work may be possible upon approval of the Board of Directors.


1.  Leadership and Communication

a.   Exhibits strong management skills.

b.  Develops and accomplishes actions and strategies to achieve strategic priorities created in partnership with the Board of Directors.

c.  Provides information and reports regarding operations and developments impacting marine mammals at regular and special Board meetings, and in between meetings as appropriate.

d.  Communicates effectively with the Board, member organizations, and the public about IPCoMM activities, programs,  and achievements (for example, through a newsletter, social media, and website).

e.   Understands public policy, governmental functions, legislative process, and the political environment relevant to IPCoMM.

f.   Represents official IPCoMM positions with impact to federal and state agencies and lawmakers, organizations, and the general public through official correspondence, media, testimony, and/or meeting attendance.

2.  Budgeting and Fiscal Oversight

a.   Prepares an annual operating budget for Board approval as a meaningful tool to achieve strategic priorities.

b.  Researches and pursues funding to advance IPCoMM strategic priorities from federal, state, local, and private entities.

c.   Maintains sound financial practices that are within established budgetary guidelines and policies, and ensures funds are expended consistent with laws, regulations,  and grant conditions in coordination with accountants (including pass-through grants).

d.  Manages procurement, contracts, and negotiation of contracts.

3.  Administration & Supervisory Responsibilities

a.   Oversees administration of the IPCoMM office, including payment of bills, maintenance of records management system, and development and implementation of organizational policies and procedures as approved by the Board.

b.  Develops and maintains official records of IPCoMM meetings and actions.

c.   Hires, trains, and supervises staff. Demonstrates proactive leadership and succession planning by providing professional growth and career opportunities and developing staff skills through coaching and training.

d.  Creates a positive work environment that supports productivity and high staff morale.

e.   Ensures that administrative tasks are completed, such as arranging travel, lodging, per diem, locations and other functions for IPCoMM Board and other meetings.


•    Bachelor of arts degree in natural resources or business management,  or demonstrated experience in related field, required.

•    Minimum of 5 years administration or management experience.


•   Knowledge of Alaska Native subsistence way of life and values

•   Effective communication

•   Ethical commitment and conduct

•   Leadership and role modeling

•   Organizational development

•   Financial management

•   Business acumen

•   Project management

•   Conflict management


•    Must be able to pass a background check and a Fair Credit Reporting Act check.

•    Must not be on the federal System for Award Management debarment list.

•    Must provide professional references.

•    Valid Alaska driver's license.


Interested applicants are required to send a cover letter, resume, and the names of three references to the following e-mail address: ipcommexecutivedirector@gmail.com. Applications will be accepted up until December 21,2021. Applications received after this date will not be considered.


IPCoMM provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, political ideology, genetic information, veteran status, or the presence of  any  sensory, physical,  or  mental disability. In  addition  to  federal  law requirements, IPCoMM complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.


Performance of this position is primarily sedentary in an office environment with limited clerical support. Must be able to  use standard office equipment including computers, phones, copiers, fax machines, scanners, and other standard office equipment. Tasks include use of office equipment and filing, lifting up to 25 pounds, opening filing cabinets, walking, bending, and standing as necessary. Must be able to communicate effectively with individuals and groups through written, telephonic, and in person meetings. The noise level in the work environment is usually quite to medium. The position requires some travel in urban and rural areas using a variety of transportation methods.


Eligible candidates must be able to perform the essential duties listed above and satisfy the minimum requirements. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for the job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement, an.d does not alter the at-will nature of employment.