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Executive Director

Affiliate: PSEA Local 803
Location:Anchorage, AK
Salary:Starts at $120,000
Posting Date:October 15, 2018

The Public Safety Employees Association, (PSEA) Local 803, the premier law enforcement union in Alaska, represents nine separate police agencies to include the Alaska State Troopers, Alaska Airport Police and Fire, Dillingham PD, Fairbanks PD, Juneau PD, Ketchikan PD, Sitka PD, Soldotna PD, and Unalaska PD.  This position is part of PSEA’s senior team and reports to the PSEA Corporate Board.  The primary job of the Executive Director (ED) is to run the day to day business, and is based out of the PSEA business office located near the University district in Anchorage, Alaska.

To apply:  Send Resume, three employment references, and cover letter to:

Public Safety Employees Association
4228 Laurel Street Anchorage, AK 99508
Email: psea@psea.net

Deadline to apply:  October 31, 2018

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities: 

The Executive Director performs a wide range of duties, including:

  • Remain current with all appropriate state laws and administrative rules and regulations that impact the operations and responsibilities of PSEA;
  • Lead strategic planning for both short-term and long-term organizational goals;
  • Provide day-to-day management of PSEA’s office(s), properties, and all assets in the Anchorage area;
  • Develop organizational programs designed to strengthen and train the Local’s Executive Board Officers, Negotiations Team, and Representatives in the areas of communications, contract enforcement and internal dispute resolution;
  • Work with the President, the Executive Board, and the Chapters in the development of leaders and leadership skills throughout the union;
  • Act as a primary resource for the negotiations team. As such, collects contract issues as they arise; write contract language, negotiate collective bargaining agreements, and conduct research related to labor contracts;
  • Act as spokesperson for PSEA as directed by PSEA’s Corporation Board of Directors (Board) or President;
  • Coordinate and/or assist the local in organizing activities and campaigns as directed by the President and Executive Board;
  • Coordinate and/or assist with campaigns and other efforts within the labor movement;
  • Lead and/or assist in the development and implementation of membership recruitment;
  • Collaborate with the Executive Board to develop and carry out a communications plan;
  • Analyze budgets (with some assistance from the Corporate Board President and Secretary);
  • Maintain, interpret, and assist in enforcing multiple collective bargaining agreements;
  • Assist in filing grievances and unfair labor practice charges, with assistance from legal counsel and local field representatives, as necessary;
  • Attend relevant conferences, conventions, and trainings as directed by the President and the Executive Board;
  • Coordinate union events;
  • Develop and maintain labor and community contacts with the state and cities, and communication with political and community leaders;
  • Develop and maintain professional and productive relationships with other locals;
  • Supervise PSEA’s employees;
  • Assure the organization website is monitored, maintained, and updated on a regular basis;
  • Assist the Executive Board in organizing and maintaining financial records;
  • Serve as a Trustee of the PSEA Health and Welfare Trust;


  • Degree in related area or work experience managing a union or like
  • Excellent organizational skills with excellent attention to detail
  • Sophisticated oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to exercise high level of judgement
  • Ability to travel on a regular basis
  • A valid driver’s license

Salary & Benefits:

Starting salary is approximately $120,000 annually, depending on experience; family health, dental and vision insurance; a generous leave package; and a 401K retirement program.  Other benefits may be negotiable at time of hire. 

**Deadline to apply is October 31st, 2018**

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