United Fishermen of Alaska (“UFA”) is the statewide commercial fishing trade association, representing 35 Alaska commercial fishing organizations participating in fisheries throughout the state and its offshore federal waters.  UFA’s mission is to promote and protect the common interest of Alaska’s commercial fishing industry, as a vital component of Alaska’s social and economic well-being.

 Summary of Position: The Executive Director serves as the chief administrative officer of the organization. The Executive Director has the full authority and responsibility for managing the affairs of UFA, its office, and all programs established under the guidelines as determined by the Board of Directors.  The Executive Director’s duties and responsibilities include: (1) UFA office administration and personnel management, (2) planning and coordinating UFA’s semi-annual meetings; (3) serving as UFA’s primary spokesperson in communicating with the press, the Governor’s office, state and federal legislators, and regulatory agencies; and (4) directing UFA’s lobbying activities

Salary: to be determined based on experience and qualifications. Benefits include 3% IRA match, as well as Medical/Dental/Vision health insurance plan with a Health Savings Account contribution. There is also the possibility of a travel and/or living allowance during the Legislative Session.

For a more detailed job description, please go to UFA’s website: www.ufa-fish.org

To Apply:  Applications including resume, cover letter, and at least one writing sample should be mailed to United Fishermen of Alaska, PO Box 20229, Juneau AK 99802-0229, or emailed to ufa@ufa-fish.org (please include Employment Application in the subject line).  The application deadline is December 31, 2015.