Executive Director Position Available: North Pacific Research Board

Date: 
17 October 2019

Executive Director Position Available
North Pacific Research Board
Anchorage, Alaska

Application deadline: 31 October 2019

For more information, go to:
https://www.nprb.org/assets/uploads/files/General_NPRB/Executive_Directo... (PDF - 165 KB)

For questions, contact:
Amy Komarek
Email: hr [at] alaskasealife.org
Phone: 907-224-6307


The North Pacific Research Board (NPRB) invites applications for the position of Executive Director. This full-time, permanent position will be located in Anchorage, Alaska.

Under the direction of the NPRB, the Executive Director will provide leadership for a nationally recognized scientific organization to maintain and enhance the organization’s reputation for excellence in marine research. To meet this goal, the incumbent will manage the staff and established processes to administer sub-awards with funds made available to the Secretary of Commerce from the Environmental Improvement and Restoration Fund (EIRF).

Minimum skills and qualifications include:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a field related to science, business, law, administration, fisheries, or environmental research;
  • Proven/strong managerial and leadership, team building, and interpersonal skills;
  • At least five years of experience at a senior level in research and/or organizational management, with three years of program-level supervisory experience;
  • Proven communication and interpersonal skills, and must be able to communicate effectively, internally and externally, to multiple audiences;
  • Ability to motivate, influence, and develop capacity in others to create conditions that elicit passion, commitment, and best in class work that builds the reputation of an organization; and
  • Proven emotional intelligence (i.e., ability to appropriately perceive, use, understand, and manage the emotions of oneself and others).

Preferred skills and qualifications include:

  • A postgraduate degree in a field related to science, business, law, administration, fisheries, or environmental research;
  • A record of accomplishment with a particular emphasis on oversight of multidisciplinary research that has management applications;
  • Solid understanding of issues relating to marine ecosystems, including current, key, and developing issues;
  • Experience working with and for a Board of Directors;
  • Ability to work effectively with key government, private, and academic institutions;
  • Current knowledge of key government and academic institutions and partners in marine science and management, including fisheries, oil and gas, tourism, and other marine industry organizations;
  • Demonstrated experience with business and financial management;
  • Demonstrated partnership-building experience with diverse political environments at state, national, and international levels; and
  • Ability to work with confidential information and diverse stakeholders.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a two-page summary of the applicant’s philosophy on guiding collaborative research, and four professional references with contact information.

Application materials should be emailed to hr [at] alaskasealife.org.

Application deadline: 31 October 2019

For more information, go to:
https://www.nprb.org/assets/uploads/files/General_NPRB/Executive_Directo... (PDF - 165 KB)

For questions, contact:
Amy Komarek
Email: hr [at] alaskasealife.org
Phone: 907-224-6307