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Director of Social Enterprise

The Director of Social Enterprise, under the direction of the President, is responsible for the Social Enterprise departments and programs to further the mission of Alaska Native Heritage Center. Working with the President, responsible for designing, implementing, directing, developing and evaluating the following existing social enterprise departments, Cultural Tourism, Gift Shop, Cultural Awareness Training, Café, Culture Boxes, Fab Lab, and Facility Rentals. Also responsible working with the President for developing new social enterprise programs.  Also responsible for Marketing and Corporate Communications.  Working with Development Department, works to educate current and potential partner organizations on how they can utilize and support the Heritage Center. Also, speaks at public events as a representative of the center to help educate various Native and non-Native organizations.


  1. Provide effective operational leadership in the execution of short- and long-term strategic and operating plans for the Social Enterprise Department.
  2. Responsible for operational targets/parameters, particularly as it relates to Alaska tourism, and programs that support the mission of Alaska Native Heritage Center
  3. Responsible for developing diversified sources of sustainable unrestricted revenue to support the cultural and educational programs of the center.
  4. Develop and implement internal and external communication strategies for the organization to ensure that unified, consistent, and positive messages define and promote the corporate identity and mission.
  5. Oversee, coordinate, and participate in the development of marketing strategies and advertising programs across a variety of media sources.


  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Organizational Leadership, or related fields of study.
  2. Seven to 10 years of progressively more responsible management experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  3. Demonstrated community leadership experience that shows the candidate’s ability to create new partnerships and carryout impact.
  4. Experience with managing and tracking budgets and understanding of financial reporting.
  5. Knowledge of current professional practices for program conception, development, implementation and evaluation.
  6. Knowledge, understanding and sensitivity of Alaska Native history, culture and peoples.


  1. Committed to achieving results under demanding time frames.
  2. Demonstrated ability to provide leadership to staff and to foster a cooperative environment amongst multiple departments utilizing a collaborative team approach.
  3. Delegates work assignments, gives authority to work independently, sets expectations and monitors delegated activities.
  4. High level of planning/organization to prioritize work activities and realistic action plans.
  5. High level of quality management, continuous improvement and demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  6. Excellent verbal and written communications and presentation skills.
  7. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with staff and the general public at all levels.
  8. Strong computer literacy.