Executive Director, Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education

The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education’s (ACPE) mission is to promote access to and success in education and career training beyond high school for all Alaskans.  By administering state loans, scholarships, grants, and outreach and early awareness programs, ACPE provides state residents with the information and resources necessary to prepare themselves to contribute to and benefit from Alaska’s economy.  ACPE is also responsible for other related postsecondary education access and assistance programming as well as regulating postsecondary education institutions operating in the state.

ACPE’s executive director serves as its chief executive as well as executive officer of the Alaska Student Loan Corporation (ASLC) and serves at the pleasure of the 14-member commission.  As the chief executive, the executive director administers the agency under programmatic and fiscal policy guidance of ACPE and ASLC, respectively. The business of the commission is conducted at quarterly meetings and, between those meetings, by the executive committee and the officers of the commission.  ASLC has a five-member Board and meets at least annually and as needed.

The executive director must work collaboratively with leadership within the executive and legislative branches of state governments as well as with other stakeholder groups across Alaska to ensure the agency delivers on its mission through its collective programs and services.  The executive director is principally responsible for developing and presenting recommendations to both ACPE and ASLC bodies regarding the efficient and effective execution of the agencies' statutory charge.

To achieve short-term and long-range ACPE and ASLC goals, the executive director provides organizational leadership and direct supervision to senior management staff, which includes a Chief Finance Officer, Internal Auditor, Director of Program Operations, Director of Outreach and Early Awareness, Director of Information Support Services, Human Resource Officer, and an Executive Secretary.  In addition, the executive director guides the preparation and makes recommendations for the approval of an annual agency budget of approximately $35.6 million dollars.

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance or a related field (master’s degree is preferred), and ten years of related executive-level management experience in the education or consumer lending industry, or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.

ACPE has offices in Juneau and Anchorage and a total staff of 106 positions. This position is located in Juneau, Alaska and offers an attractive salary and benefits package. For a complete listing of the minimum requirements and position responsibilities, and to apply please visit the State of Alaska recruitment website at Workplace Alaska.

To learn more about ACPE visit our website here: www.acpe.alaska.gov

State of Alaska
Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education
Mr. Aaron Gelston
Human Resource Officer
3030 Vintage Blvd.
Juneau, Alaska 99811-0505
Phone: 907-465-6671
Fax: 907-465-3293
Equal Opportunity Employer 

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