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Executive Director

AAHA is seeking a dynamic and dependable Executive Director to continue the forward momentum and continued growth of AAHA. Duties will include, but are not limited to: providing strategic vision, daily leadership and critical advocacy for AAHA. Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject area preferred however, a combination of work experience and education may be considered in lieu of a Bachelor's degree. 

This is an exempt position. Qualified candidates can submit their resume and cover letter to: by C.O.B April 12, 2024

To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume, and references

Position Description

The Executive Director provides strategic vision, daily leadership and oversight of AAHA’s operations and programs including: a HUD-funded statewide training and technical assistance program; AAHA’s federal and state advocacy initiatives; production of a biennial regional housing authorities’ economic impact study; information gathering and dissemination and other programs as determined by the Board of Directors. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to: fiscal planning/management, public relations, grant writing, fundraising and human resources. Other AAHA duties as assigned.

Responsibilities & Duties:


  • On behalf of AAHA, coordinate AAHA’s advocacy initiatives including, but not limited to: producing advocacy e-alerts, preparing correspondence with state and federal officials and developing detailed position papers, state and federal priorities and legislative testimony.

Personnel Management

  • Responsible for supervising, hiring, terminating, developing, training and evaluation of staff for the purpose of appropriate and effective service delivery and to ensure the attainment of organizational objectives.

  • Oversee administrative elements of Human Resources including record keeping and ensure compliance with laws and regulations governing employment practices and AAHA policies and procedures.

Board Relations

  • Participate with the board in the strategic planning of the organization in response to developing needs in the state.

  • Maintain regular communication with the executive committee and other board members and receive and delegate tasks assigned by the Board of Directors; communicate current opportunities, concerns and trends impacting the organization to assist the Board of Directors in policy and decision making.

  • Prepare written, monthly reports to the Board of Directors that include both fiscal and programmatic aspects of AAHA’s operations.

  • Organize and facilitate committee meetings and take notes at the meetings.

  • Organize and facilitate regular and special meetings of AAHA.

  • Ensure all documents are prepared for AAHA meetings including, but not limited to meeting minutes, financial reports and committee reports.

Communications & Relationships

  • Ensure regular and consistent communication is provided to AAHA’s membership, HUD, AHFC, partner agencies and other key internal and external stakeholders as appropriate.

  • Provide regular and consistent communication to the membership on matters that might affect the membership, including funding announcements.

  • Build, develop and maintain relationships with current and prospective key stakeholders to ensure funding, sustainability and supportive partnerships.

Financial & Grants Management

  • Develop and manage AAHA’s budget and ensure that expenditures and revenues occur as outlined in the budget, comply with regulations, funding requirements and best practices. Coordinate annual financial audit; present audit and other financial reports to the Board of Directors and other agencies as appropriate.

  • Oversee contracted accountants and ensure that accurate AAHA records are kept, including financial accounting of all expenditures.

  • Submit reimbursement requests and contract/grant reports to HUD, AHFC and other grantees in a timely manner. Ensure that the organization is in compliance with all grant requirements.


  • As outlined in the organization’s annual work plan, develop fundraising requests.

  • Develop grant proposals that align with the mission of AAHA or as assigned by the Board of Directors.

Special Projects

  • Oversee AAHA’s special projects, including the biennial production of the regional housing authorities' statewide economic impact study; AAHA’s participation in AHFC statewide housing assessments and other special projects as approved or assigned by the Board of Directors

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant subject area preferred. A combination of work experience and education may be considered in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree.

  • Previous experience in state and federal legislative advocacy; grant, program and event management and board communications preferred.

  • Experience and knowledge of rural Alaska and Alaska Native culture and customs preferred.

  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills, well organized and with a demonstrated ability to work independently.

Notes: This position requires occasional travel. The primary purpose of this description is to outline and communicate key tasks and expectations for the position. This description does not imply or create a contractual relationship. AAHA is an at-will employer.

Salary Range DOE: $100,000 - $125,000
AAHA offers a competitive benefits package.

Job Description

To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume, and references
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