Hiring Organization Information
The Trust is a leader in philanthropy in Alaska and grants approximately $25 million a year to organizations across the state. The Trust focuses all grants towards improving the lives of beneficiaries which include Alaskans with mental illness, developmental disabilities, substance abuse disorders, Alzheimer’s and related dementia, and traumatic brain injuries.
Trust Program Officers are an integral part of the Trust team. A Trust Program Officer (PO) supports Trust leadership and the board of trustees in accomplishing Trust goals and responsibilities and in developing policy concerning the nature, level, scope, and funding of the state’s Comprehensive Integrated Mental Health Program. POs coordinate and implement complex programs and projects, collaborating with the public and stakeholders on matters pertaining to services and programs for Trust beneficiaries.
This position will support the Trust’s initiatives to improve outcomes for children, youth, and their families. Information about the Trust’s Early Childhood Intervention and Prevention initiatives is available at https://alaskamentalhealthtrust.org/alaska-mental-health-trust-authority/early-childhood-prevention-and-intervention/.
A bachelor’s degree in public health, public administration, social work, planning, social sciences, public health administration, law, or related fields.
Five years of increasingly responsible professional experience in a specific subject-matter area and/or sector of importance to the Trust.
A professional or master’s degree in an area of Trust interest is preferred.