Chief Administrative Officer:  Association of Village Council Presidents (AVCP)

Chief Administrative Officer: Association of Village Council Presidents (AVCP)


Position: Chief Administrative Officer
Location: Bethel, Alaska

The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) is a newly created position at AVCP. Are you interested leveraging your leadership skills to create a positive, lasting, impact? AVCP is the largest tribal consortium in America, and we are transforming! We are looking for that rare combination of hard and soft skills that will guide our administrative teams in this period of innovation, as we build systemic efficiency and provide more effective services to our tribal members.

The CAO is responsible for directing and evaluating the ongoing administrative operations of the organization, including oversight and responsibility for the fiscal functions of AVCP. The CAO will foster communication and coordination among administrative functions, is responsible for large project implementation, and upholding performance and accountability. Working closely with AVCP’s Chief Programs Officer, the CAO will innovate how AVCP’s administrative functions can improve their own effectiveness and support program delivery to the tribes, tribal citizens, and communities of the region.

The Association of Village Council Presidents (AVCP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit tribal consortium of fifty-six federally recognized tribes. Tucked away between two of Southwest Alaska’s major rivers in an area the size of the State of New York, the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta is the traditional home of the Yup’ik, Cup’ik, and Athabascan peoples. AVCP is a fast-paced environment, where we value innovative thinking, team-work, and our traditional Yup’ik and Cup’ik values.

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in a related field, and 8 or more years of progressive administrative and operational experience. Financial oversight and direct experience in non-profit work with tribes preferred.

Start Date: ASAP – Applicant Review every 2 weeks

Advertisement Closing Date: Until Filled

AVCP offers a competitive salary; generous benefits package and retirement plan; and relocation reimbursement. To apply, send cover letter and résumé to or apply online at

Per Public Law 93-638 (Indian Self Determination & Education Assistance Act) qualified American Indians/Alaska Natives are given preference, but candidates from all backgrounds are welcome to apply.