Executive Director

Accounting/Administration · Palmer, Alaska
Department Accounting/Administration
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Senior Executive
Compensation DOE to be discussed with applicant

Chickaloon Village Traditional Council (Nay’dini’aa Na’)

Accounting/Administration Department

9255 N Glenn Hwy Sutton, AK  99645

Internal/External Announcement

Position Title: Executive Director

Department: Accounting/Administration 

Reports to: Council Chair

Supervises: Department and Division Directors, Executive Assistant, and Human Resources Manager 

CVTC Core Purpose: To help our citizens thrive.

CVTC Core Values: Care & Love for Each Other, Education, Honesty, Humor, Respect

CVTC Mission: Perpetuate our ancestors’ beliefs, customs, traditions and values and steward our environment to help our citizens thrive.

Position Summary:

This position provides day-to-day leadership and management functions for Chickaloon Village Traditional Council (CVTC). The Executive Director works to ensure programs are adequately funded and that project/program objectives are fulfilled. This is a full-time, 40-hour per week position with benefits.

Provides Leadership: The Executive Director is responsible for direct supervision of the Department and Division Directors, Human Resources Manager and Executive Assistant. Effectively utilizes financial, human, and material resources and actions to accomplish short-term and long-term goals identified in CVTC's strategic plan. Inspires and motivates staff members to accomplish program/plan objectives and promote unity and teamwork within the Government. Provides continuous guidance and mentorship to all direct report staff members. Collaborates with direct report staff members on innovative solutions for day-to-day and complex operational challenges.  Conducts and documents routine performance assessments and appraisals on direct report staff members. Actively works to prevent and resolve relational challenges by demonstrating cooperative, respectful, and professional behavior and communication with direct report staff members and external contacts. Promotes optimal service to Tribal Citizens and community members through effective leadership of all CVTC departments.

Technical Responsibilities: Seeks or directs staff members to seek funding for projects/programs thru various foundations, corporations, Tribes, federal, state, and borough agencies as identified in CVTC’s Operational Plan. Assists staff members in writing funding proposals and contracts. Provides staff members with technical support and final review prior to the submission of funding proposals. Assists staff members by providing technical support for completing funding reports, as necessary. Effectively collaborates with the CVTC Chair and Vice-Chair to complete CVTC special projects including working on Denae Development, the Tribe’s for-profit entity. Updates existing and develops new CVTC policies and procedures.

Personal and Professional Development: Identifies opportunities and participates in on-going personal and professional development. Participates in CVTC Ahtna language and cultural activities offered, whenever possible. Completes other duties as assigned by Council Chair.


A minimum of five years of supervisory, leadership, and/or human resource management experience. Experience with project management, technical writing skills for grant and contract writing. A bachelor’s degree in public administration, business management, or related field is preferred, but could be substituted for four additional years of progressive experience.

AN/AI PREFERENCE: As allowed in P.L. 93-638, preference for employment will be given to Alaska Natives and American Indian Peoples. CVTC also has a local hiring preference. 

Chickaloon Village is a drug free workplace. New hires for this position are subject to pre-hire drug/alcohol testing. This position will also be subject to a State & Federal background check.

This position requires the ability to be insured on the Tribe’s vehicle insurance policy.

Please submit a fully completed CVTC application, resume and cover letter by 9:00AM Wednesday, June 23th, 2021. Contact Jennifer Woodward, Human Resources Manager at employment@chickaloon-nsn.gov or 745-0749 questions.

Re-posted 06/09/2021.

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  • Location
    Palmer, Alaska
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Executive
  • Compensation
    DOE to be discussed with applicant