Executive Director
National Association of Social Workers – Alaska Chapter


The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is seeking a tele-work part-time Executive Director for the Alaska Chapter. Applicants will possess strong nonprofit association management skills, a substantial knowledge of the social work profession, and a strong commitment to social work values. Applicants will also have leadership skills that engage, inspire, and mobilize the Association’s membership. 

NASW is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with 120,000 members nationwide. The Alaska Chapter has approximately 350 members statewide. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound and just social policies.

The position is for 25 hours per week with a competitive salary in the low-thirties, plus excellent benefits, including health and life insurance, and retirement. The Chapter Executive Director reports to the NASW Deputy Director of Chapter Operations at the National Office and is accountable to the Alaska Chapter Board of Directors. Travel across the state of Alaska is a required component of the position.

Required Qualifications:

  • Leadership experience working with professional or non-profit organizations and their volunteer Boards
  • Minimum 3 years of executive leadership experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently while meeting organizational goals and timelines
  • Exceptional executive management and administrative skills with oversight of multiple programs
  • Exceptional written and oral communications skills
  • College degree required; MSW preferred
  • Demonstrated budget and financial management skills
  • Applicants from throughout the state (and all states) will be considered with preference for being Juneau and Anchorage-based

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in membership recruiting, engagement, and support
  • Demonstrated program development and implementation experience
  • Strong experience and skills in the areas of public policy, advocacy and the legislative process
  • Ability to manage administrative tasks in conjunction with the NASW National Office
  • Experience in fundraising
  • Experience working with traditional and social media

Proficiency with MS Office products software, including Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint, as well as working in the online/“cloud” environment.

Only electronic applications will be accepted. Applicants should submit a cover letter and résumé to akchaptersearch@gmail.com no later than August 3, 2018.

NASW-AK is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a policy of equal opportunity and non-discrimination.  Applicants from diverse communities are encouraged to apply.


Dear NASW Alaska Members,

As of June 29, 2018, I will be leaving my position with NASW. While I’m excited about my new professional career endeavor, there’s also a big part of me that’s sad to be saying goodbye to an amazing organization and membership.  I can’t tell you how much I’ve enjoyed our time working together; and how much I value the opportunities and learning curve that you’ve shown me over the past few years.   I will always have such fond memories with all of the rich experiences from such a beautiful state and its culture. 

NASW Missouri and Alaska Chapters have begun the transition to separate services which will be completed over the course of the next few months.  Be reassured that the transition will go as smoothly as possible and that all membership services will continue during that time.  NASW Alaska Chapter has a very dedicated and competent board of directors to make this transition as well as the national office in Washington DC who will assist with guidance and oversight so that best decisions are made to serve the members of Alaska. 

All the Best,

Tamitha R. Ague, ACSW
NASW Alaska Chapter Executive Director     

Happy 90th Anniversary—VA Social Workers!


NASW Alaska Chapter would like to salute our social workers working for or connected to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.  Veterans Bureau General Order dated June 16, 1926, established the social work program in the Veterans Bureau, outlining its organization and functions.  The VA began with fourteen social workers in psychiatric hospitals and twenty-two in regional offices throughout the country.  As health care moves from a traditional inpatient model to a primary care outpatient based model, Social Work continues to play a pivotal role in the delivery of service. Social Work, because of its leadership, flexibility, and commitment to "Putting Veterans First", continues to thrive as a profession in the current health care environment.  The mission of VA Social Work is to maximize health and well-being, through the use of psychosocial interventions for Veterans, Families and Caregivers.  VA Social work will be the preeminent leader, setting standards for innovative psychosocial care and treatment. This will be accomplished by developing and maintaining integrated quality programs in patient centered care, informed and evidence based practices, community partnerships, research, education, health promotion and disease prevention.





Take Action and read more with the link below:

Ask your Senators and Representative to Cosponsor the Improving Access to Mental Health Act of 2015

NASW worked with social work champions in Congress who introduced the Improving Access to Mental Health Act of 2015. 
 We need bipartisan support for the Improving Access to Mental Health Act of 2015, S. 2173/H.R. 3712

Special Announcement from the Board

The NASW-AK Board of Directors would like the membership to be aware that we are in a period of transition in management. Until this period of transition has been resolved, the office will not be staffed on a regular basis.

Email and postal mail are being monitored by volunteer board members as they are able. While we are not currently able to answer all correspondence as promptly as we would like, your concerns are important to us, and messages will be returned as soon as we are able.

CEUs will be processed as quickly as possible. Please email the CEU coordinator, Jennifer Engelby, at profdev.nasw-mo@socialworkers.org for any CEU related issues.

NASW-AK is your organization, and in the interest of promptly bringing it through this transition and back to a full level of service, we encourage members to participate in the conference and other committees. To get involved, contact your regional representative.

We thank you for your patience and your service to the communities of Alaska.

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