The Trust is recruiting for a Program Officer

The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (Trust) is seeking a skilled and dynamic professional with a background in early childhood intervention and prevention, and who is committed to forwarding the mission of the Trust of improving the lives of its beneficiaries, to join the Trust as a Program Officer.

Trust Program Officers are an integral part of the Trust team. A Trust Program Officer (PO) supports Trust leadership and the board of trustees in accomplishing Trust goals and responsibilities and in developing policy concerning the nature, level, scope, and funding of the state’s Comprehensive Integrated Mental Health Program. POs coordinate and implement complex programs and projects, collaborating with the public and stakeholders on matters pertaining to services and programs for Trust beneficiaries.

This position will support the Trust’s initiatives to improve outcomes for children, youth, and their families. Information about the Trust’s Early Childhood Intervention and Prevention initiatives is available at

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 the lives of beneficiaries which include Alaskans with mental illness, developmental disabilities, substance abuse disorders, Alzheimer’s and related dementia, and traumatic brain injuries. 

Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and telephone numbers of three professional references by mail or email to:

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

The application period has been extended to December 14, 2023. Inquiries will be kept confidential.

A complete copy of the position description can be viewed online.

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.