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.


  • First Alaskans Institute seeks a visionary leader to serve as its next President/CEO. This CEO/President position offers the unique opportunity to lead an organization dedicated to advancing and advocating for Alaska Native people. For a leader who thrives in Indigenous organizations, this role offers the privilege of immersion in a team that supports and utilizes cultural values in every aspect of the work. First Alaskans is a well-known and well-respected organization guided by clear, unwavering values and purpose; and is also at a critical juncture where, as the world experiences changes in areas like technology, climate, economics, and generational shifts, it is imperative to be asking the question: what priorities and approaches will best serve the FAI mission and Alaska Native peoples into the future? FAI’s new executive has the opportunity to lead the organization in advancing systemic and institutional changes to meet the evolving needs of Alaska Native communities and future generations of leaders.

    Click here to read the full position profile and application instructions

    For questions, contact Christine Woll, lead recruiter, at [email protected]. Communications will be treated in confidence and resumes will be accepted until November 13.

Indigenous Advancement Director

  • The Indigenous Advancement Director contributes to the long-term sustainability and advancement of FAI by growing the financial foundation that supports our work. This position provides the vision and professional skills necessary to oversee the implementation of a comprehensive Advancement Plan that includes strategies and goals for stewarding donor and giving campaigns, writing and administering successful grants, hosting meaningful fundraising events, and growing our endowment and planned giving by building key relationships and partnerships that support the ongoing work of First Alaskans.

To apply, please submit the following to [email protected], subject line: Indigenous Advancement Director

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Contact information for 3 professional references
  • A recent sample of your work