Chief Executive Officer

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska

Posted: 12/14/2020

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: CEO/ED/President

Primary domain: Youth Development

City: Anchorage

Postal code: 99503

State: Alaska

Country: United States

Organization Information:


$1M - $3M


Mission statement:

Create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

Position Details:

Job Description:

Position Announcement

Chief Executive Officer |Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska |Anchorage, Alaska

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska (BBBSAK) and For The Kids Foundation (FTKF) seek an experienced nonprofit leader to serve as their next Chief Executive Officer.  The next CEO has the opportunity to shape and grow BBBSAK as a statewide agency, deepening its ability to enhance youth’s resilience and help them achieve their full potential.  The ideal candidate will be a compassionate leader who will bring a trauma-informed approach to the team; be able to configure BBBSAK’s philanthropic strategy and maintain fiscal stability through a turbulent time; bring a proven track record and deep commitment to establishing and stewarding long-term partnerships and donors; and have experience recruiting and retaining high-quality staff.


Qualifications of the Ideal Candidate

While no one candidate will embody all the qualifications enumerated below, the ideal candidate will possess many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes and experiences:


·      Demonstrated passion for supporting youth to achieve their full potential

·      An inclusive approach that respects and values diverse life experiences and heritages and ensures that all voices are valued and heard

·      A compassionate professional who is approachable and possesses a spirit of warmth, humility, and high emotional intelligence

·      An empowering and visionary leadership style with a demonstrated history of building and maintaining strong working relationships with staff and Board, as well as with stakeholders, volunteers, funders, and community leaders

·      The ability to make and effectively communicate strategic decisions


·      Demonstrated track record of effectively leading and scaling up (on regional or national level) a performance- and outcomes-based organization

·      Experience growing an organization through implementation of strategic initiatives, effective management and successful fund development

·      Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation

·      Demonstrated organizational management experience, including coaching, managing, and developing high-performance teams, setting and achieving strategic objectives, and managing a budget

·      Knowledge and demonstrated experience with trauma-informed care and service delivery

·      Experience serving as the primary spokesperson and representative for the agency; ability to advocate at the local and state level

·      Five years executive nonprofit leadership experience preferred; success working with a Board of Directors; experience cultivating existing board member relationships is preferred

·      Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and demonstrated innovative approach to business planning and development

·      Proven ability to nurture and sustain relationships with key community partners; working effectively in collaboration with the public, diverse groups of people and stakeholders


The salary range is $100,000 and $120,000 annually, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska provides competitive benefits including, but not limited to health insurance, 403(b) retirement and generous paid leave accruals.  


$100k - 120k

Posting Expiration Date:


How to Apply:

Read the full position profile and apply at .

For questions, contact Rebecca Savidis, lead recruiter, at [email protected]  Communications will be treated in confidence and resumes will be accepted until position is filled. Resume reviews begin immediately.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status.  BBBSAK is especially interested in candidates whose background and experience have prepared them to grow our commitment to engagement and inclusion with culturally diverse audiences.

Posted By: The Foraker Group


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