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ALASKA STATE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Alaska Chamber Seeks Vice President

Alaska State Chamber of Commerce issued the following announcement on Dec. 11.

The Alaska Chamber, the state chamber for Alaska representing nearly 800 organizations that employ over 100,000 hard-working Alaskans, is seeking to add a Vice President to our team. The Chamber’s mission is to promote a healthy business environment in Alaska.

The ideal candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree and 5+ years' experience, preferably but not limited to the government affairs and business operations, or a combination of education and experience. Experience in the legislative arena, state and federal level preferred.

Job Title: Vice President

Reports to: President and CEO

FLSA Status: Exempt

Position Status: Full Time

Purpose of Position: The Vice President of the Alaska Chamber is responsible for a wide range of duties and responsibilities including, but not limited to:


  • Assist the President and CEO on legislative matters.
  • Monitor and analyze relevant legislative activity as it pertains to the Chamber.
  • Assist in developing and implementing strategy for advancing the Chamber’s policy goals.
  • Maintain positive relationships with key decision-makers in the legislative and executive branches of government.
  • Draft correspondence related to legislation, regulations, and actions taken by the federal and state government.
  • Testify in committee hearings representing the position of the Alaska Chamber when necessary.
  • Assist Alaska Chamber team when developing communication strategies in relation to advocacy issues.

  • Provide administrative support for the finance committee including taking minutes, preparing and sending meeting materials as assigned.
  • Support the Legislative Affairs Committee in their efforts to provide counsel and subject matter expertise on legislative issues.
  • Assist the Alaska Chamber team when preparing and sending meeting materials for the executive committee and board.
Financial Management and Oversight:

  • Manage the financial and business planning activities, including:
    • Conduct business policies and accounting practices;
    • Prepare and/or analyze financial reports;
    • Perform the day to day financial duties for the Alaska Chamber, handling receipts, deposits, invoices, etc.;
    • Support and advise the President and CEO in decision making; and
    • Support organizational decision-making.
  • Oversee reporting and monitoring of organizational performance metrics.
  • Provide overall financial oversight and monitoring.
  • Ensure that relevant financial data is presented to the President and CEO, Finance and Executive Committees, and Board of Directors when necessary.
Human Resources:

  • Manage and oversee the human resource function, including:
    • Benefits administration and oversight;
    • Regulatory oversight and legal compliance;
  • Assist the President and CEO in:
    • Recruitment, hiring, and compensation;
    • Professional training and development, including new employee orientation; and
    • Retention strategies.

  • Represents the Alaska Chamber in meetings and events in the absence of the President and CEO.
  • Oversee day-to-day operations of the office of the Alaska Chamber in the absence of the President and CEO.
  • Information technology – ensure the ongoing maintenance and updating of information systems and infrastructure, including hardware and software.
  • Supervise the hourly employees of the Alaska Chamber.
  • Serve as the Administrative Manager as defined in the Alaska Chamber Employee Handbook.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience in the legislative arena, whether at the state or federal level.
  • Strong writing and oratory skills appropriate for advocacy efforts.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with staff, committees, government leaders, and business associations in a professional manner.
  • Ability to express ideas confidently, clearly and concisely while speaking publicly and conducting interviews.
  • Able to provide motivation, support and direction to staff and volunteers.
  • Creative problem-solving ability is essential.
  • Ability to think independently and creatively.
  • Ability to master the use of a variety of office machines and equipment including a computer, calculator, copier, telephone and fax machine.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks as well as meet deadlines.
  • Must be able to travel to attend meetings and Alaska Chamber functions as required (in and out of state if necessary).
  • Ability to perform tasks diligently with minimal guidance or supervision.
  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs.
Application Deadline:

Open until filled.


Please submit resume and cover letter to Only candidates being considered will be contacted.

The Alaska Chamber is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Curtis W. Thayer, President and CEO

(907) 278-2739

Original source can be found here.

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