Job Opportunity with Alaska Peer Support Consortium

Executive Director Position

Provide a resume, cover letter and statement about your philosophy on peer support

Please apply no later than 5pm Friday November 1st 2013:

Cathy Mccarthy


Alaska Peer Support Consortium

PO Box 240588

Anchorage AK 99524

 or email to admin@akpeersupport.org


  • Recovered peer or family member
  • Experience with the peer movement
  • Grant management and/or nonprofit administration experience
  • Advocacy or community organizing experience
  • Facilitation skills; including training and presentation skills
  • Highly self-motivated
  • Well-developed communication and analytical skills
  • Well-developed computer skills; inclusive of Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Familiar with, and agree with, Recovery Values & Peer Run Organization best Practices
  • Bachelor’s degree in Health and/or Education related field, or relevant experience
  • Team player
  • Passionate about the values of the organization


Description of Task and Responsibilities: The Alaska Peer Support Consortium (AKPSC) is a network of peer groups from all over the state. It is the Executive Director’s primary responsibility to keep all our members in touch, connected, and contributing their suggestions and ideas. The Executive Director oversees the daily operations of the AKPSC while staying true to the mission, vision and values.


Task and Responsibilities

  • Develops and oversees implementation of AKPSC work plan
  • Provides oversight to ensure grant activities are completed as assigned and on schedule
  • Supervises and directs AKPSC staff, consultants, and contractors
  • Develops and executes contracts and grants in accordance with AKPSC work plan and budget
  • Maintains tracking/data system and oversees implementation of project evaluation for grant activities
  • Prepares and submits reports and other information as required by all the Board, funding agencies and other reports as required
  • In collaboration with the bookkeeper and Board, develops, oversees, and manages AKPSC budget
  • Develops, oversees and coordinates AKPSC’s training activities
  • Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with other national, state and local organizations  
  • Manage the outreach efforts of the Consortium
  • Provide the technical assistance needs of member organizations; including producing or facilitate the production of technical assistance materials and overseeing workshops and conferences of AKPSC
  • Work with the Board to further peer support in Alaska

Supervision: Reports to the President of the AKPSC Board

Travel Requirements: This position requires Alaska and out-of-state travel to attend conferences and meetings and provide technical assistance and training.

Hours: 40 hours per week

Location: Anchorage, AK