Join Our Team!

First Alaskans Institute (FAI) is a supportive working environment that promotes and uplifts our Indigeneity. Our dedicated team is committed to addressing Alaska Native priorities and advocacy, social justice and racial equity issues that impact our Native community and Alaska, intergenerational trauma and healing, and strengthening our relationships, ways of life, ways of knowing, cultures, and languages.

Here at FAI, we know that we are responsible for carrying more than 10,000+ years of ancestral knowledge into the future. With rigor, humor, resilience, healing, vigilance, and love, we seek to practice this in all we do in the world around us, and we are looking for the right person to help us advance our important statewide work with and for our Alaska Native peoples and communities.

First Alaskans Institute requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of hire. FAI offers the option of some of our positions working outside of Anchorage but still in the state of Alaska. Please refer to each job description to learn which positions are available for remote work. 

Director of Finance

The Director of Finance (DF) provides the vision and professional skills necessary to plan for and lead strategic financial management for FAI. The DF is responsible for accounting and related business functions and plays a critical role in guiding and strengthening the financial stability of the organization on an ongoing basis by utilizing a values-based approach to promoting the sustainability of FAI while building upon existing financial frameworks and proactively seeking ways to increase efficiencies in organizational practices while maintaining strong internal controls 

This position is an excellent role for an individual who enjoys planning, organizing, and tracking budgets, stewarding all fiscal responsibilities, and who is excited and passionate about the organization's work, and can sustain and build up a management practice to steward the fiscal and administrative aspects of the work. 

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Special Assistant to the President/CEO

The Special Assistant position plays a critical role in providing executive level support to the President/CEO, the Board of Trustees and the leadership team. This position is anchored in Indigenous Operations - the heartbeat of our efforts – to support the administrative processes throughout FAI endeavors and assist with keeping the executive functions of FAI running smoothly so we can do the work of our peoples and advance our vision, mission, and values of FAI in an Indigenized team environment. 

This position is an excellent role for an individual who is proactive, enjoys offering executive-level administrative support, has strong organizational skills and keen attention to detail, enjoys representing the organization as a primary point of contact for the President/CEO, and wants to contribute meaningfully to a team focused on advancing our Native community.

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Alaska Native Policy Center Project Coordinator

The ANPC Project Coordinator will play a vital role in coordinating and supporting the initiatives of the Alaska Native Policy Center, focusing on policy analysis, advocacy, and community engagement. This position requires a deep understanding of Alaska Native issues, strong organizational skills, and the ability to navigate policy landscapes effectively.  


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Indigenous Stewardship Fellow

The Indigenous Stewardship Fellow will bring a strong cultural foundation, advocacy experience and focus on protecting our ways of life across local, state, national and international Indigenous communities. The primary focus of this position will be to create a network of Indigenous and other entities supporting Indigenous-led marine stewardship; create a replicable model for Indigenous marine stewardship; identify geographies in Alaska in which there is a need, Tribal support, and Native leadership for expanding this work.   

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How to Apply: 

Our streamlined application requirements are as follows and constitute a complete* application:
-Letter of Interest
-Current Resume
-Contact Information for 3 professional references
-Relevant work sample of your writing  
-Additional information may be requested during the interview process
*Incomplete application packets will not be considered.
Please email your complete application packet to [email protected] with the subject indicating the position you are applying for. Applications accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until position is filled.