The Trust is recruiting for a permanent Program Officer

The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (Trust) seeks a skilled and dynamic professional to join its staff. The program officer position has an integral role in helping the Trust team carry out its mission to improve the lives and circumstances of Trust beneficiaries.

The Trust is a leader in philanthropy in Alaska and grants approximately $25 million a year to organizations across the state. The Trust focuses all grants towards improving outcomes of Trust beneficiaries which include Alaskans experiencing mental illness, intellectual and developmental disabilities, substance use disorders, Alzheimer’s and related dementia, and traumatic brain injuries.

This position’s portfolio will include statewide advocacy, funding, and policy development focused on ensuring Alaska has a comprehensive, integrated mental health continuum of care. Expertise or familiarity with Alaska’s systems of care serving Trust beneficiaries, including service organizations and supports and the needs of beneficiaries and families, will help a Trust program officer successfully inform policy, funding and advocacy priorities. Areas of program officer portfolio emphasis may include, but are not limited to justice involved populations, improving systems to better respond to individuals in crisis, early intervention, and home and community based services.

Additional knowledge in one or more of the Trust’s focus areas is preferred. These include: mental health, substance abuse prevention and treatment, housing, long-term services and supports, employment, and workforce development. Experience and knowledge of rural Alaska and working with culturally and ethnically diverse Alaskans is also preferred. Strong candidates must be self-motivated, have exceptional interpersonal skills and a track record of interacting with stakeholders with sensitivity and respect. A successful candidate must also demonstrate the ability to solve complex problems with clear solutions, measure the impact of their work, be comfortable being an active part of a creative cross-functional team, show a strong growth mindset, and be excited to create positive impact in the lives of Trust beneficiaries.

Candidates who wish to apply for the position may submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and telephone numbers of three professional references to:

Valette Keller, Administrative Manager
Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority
3745 Community Park Loop Suite 200
Anchorage, AK 99508

The application period closes October 24, 2022. Inquiries will be kept confidential.

A full job description and minimum qualifications can be viewed here. This is a fully exempt, professional position in Anchorage, Alaska, and is offered with a starting salary between $90,000 to $100,000 annually and a complete State of Alaska benefit package. Final salary will be negotiated at the time of hire and will be based upon the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience.

The Trust and State of Alaska is an equal employment opportunity employer and supports workplace diversity. Individuals requiring accommodation should call 907-269-6039.

This recruitment has been extend to October 24.