Chief Executive Officer


The Chief Executive Officer is accountable to the APICDA Board of Directors and its subsidiaries, for the Company’s continual achievement and advancement of its mission, the management and performance of the portfolio of companies, including but not limited to the management of executives and staff, communications with and among directors, advocating the company’s position with fisheries and political organizations, and carrying out all directives of the Board. This position works varied hours and is exempt from overtime.



  • Develop and present recommendations to the Board of Directors in setting policy, formulating the company’s future direction, and supporting tactical initiatives of the Board.
  • Collaborate with communities in planning support to communities and in recommending such activities to the Board.
  • Oversee executives’ hiring and performance.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Lead the executive management team.
  • Communicate effectively with the member communities and with the executive team.
  • Effectively advocate for APICDA’s position with fisheries and political entities.
  • Travel as needed by air, including small planes, to visit APICDA communities and APICDA operations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Board Support:

  • Schedule and staff regular and special board meetings, and board committee meetings, at the call of the Chair.
  • Ensure production and maintenance of timely board packets and minutes.
  • Communicate effectively with board members, individually and as a board.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Third Parties:

  • Represent the company effectively with business partners, financial institutions, political bodies, elected officials, and all others.
  • Speak effectively to news media on behalf of the company.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Desired Qualifications: The Chief Executive Officer should have experience in the Alaska seafood industry and managing an executive team. The successful applicant will demonstrate a high level of integrity, intelligence, and energy, as well as strong written and oral communication skills.

Experience: Minimum of ten years’ progressively responsible experience in corporate management within the Alaska seafood industry. Prior experience with Native organizations and/or living in rural Alaska is preferred.

Other Skills:

  • Ability to learn general knowledge of APICDA communities, geographical locations, fisheries and tourism.
  • Ability to deal calmly and effectively in high stress situations, and to work long and varied hours.
  • Development and implementation of operational policies, procedures, and processes.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable under APICDA’s insurance policy.


  • Business Acumen: Strong understanding of business – specifically seafood industry – with ability to strategize and foresee logical steps required to achieve a good outcome.
  • Consultation: able to provide expert-level advice to executive team related to their departments’ performance expectations and business needs.
  • Critical Evaluation: able to exercise reason and business understanding in making decisions.
  • Leadership and Navigation: able to provide leadership and direction for department heads and staff.
  • Communication Skills: able to demonstrate strong communication/interpersonal skills with emphasis on decision-making, conflict management, and teamwork, to understand that the most important aspect of communication is listening, and interest in working actively to improve these skills.
  • Dependability: displays dependability in follow-through with subordinates and the board, and through punctuality.
  • Accountability: able to plan, organize, measure, document and coordinate multiple tasks to complete all tasks assigned by the board.
  • Problem Solving: able to find solutions for or to deal effectively with work-related problems.
  • Decision Making: able to make independent decisions while following company procedures, consulting with the board as needed.
  • Ethical: able to demonstrate conformance with, and set an example of, the company’s values and accepted standards.
  • Judgment: exhibits sound judgment and the ability to make reasonable decisions, to refer problems/issues to the appropriate person(s) when necessary, and to work effectively without constant or direct supervision or guidance.
  • Organization: displays excellent time management, as noted by determination of the appropriate allocation of time; space management as shown by effectively managing the workspace (i.e., keeps a clean and organized office, appropriately handles all paperwork, maintains control over the physical environment, etc.); and task management, as shown by balancing conflicting priorities to manage workflow, ensure completion of essential projects, and meet critical deadlines.
  • Business Understanding: demonstrates an awareness of fundamental APICDA business principles as well as an understanding of the fishery and community development industry.

Work Environment and Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Requires regularly sitting, standing, and walking.
  • Requires regularly talking and hearing, in person and by telephone.
  • Requires the ability to plan, organize and delegate projects in fast-paced environment.
  • Must work varied and extended hours.
  • Must communicate effectively, in person and by telephone and email, with the board, executives, staff, business partners, financial institutions, political bodies and elected officials, communities, and tribes, as well as all other interested parties.
  • Requires periodic lifting and carrying up to 25 pounds.
  • Requires using computer monitor for extended periods of time, and using close vision.
  • Requires repetitive motion with arms, hands, and fingers in workspace and on keyboard.
  • Requires travel by watercraft, small airplanes, commercial jets, and car.

 Location: Juneau or Anchorage, Alaska.

To Apply: No later than April 20, please deliver cover letter and resume to:


Attn: Loren Abbey

717 K Street

Anchorage, Alaska 99501

Job Type: Full-time, overtime exempt.