Communications Specialist

Position: Communications Specialist

Status: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week, non-exempt

Location: Anchorage

Rate of Pay: $32.31 to $36.37 DOE

Closing date: Open until filled        

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS – Work with Departments and Oversee:   

  1. APIA’s website including reviewing, proofing, and editing current and future content, ensuring details are consistent, user-friendly and intuitive; make recommendations for website content; work with departments, staff, and Media Review Committee to make program updates and revisions; and, route all updates and revisions for approval before publishing. 
  2. Edit, proofread and assist with the layout and design of printed and online material, including but not limited to annual e-brochures, newsletters, social media posts, documents, fliers, and forms. 
  3. Gather updated program information and activities from each department to prepare monthly scripts and distribute accordingly as Public Notices and radio announcements throughout the region.   
  4. Publication and dissemination of APIA’s quarterly newsletter which includes gathering program information from each department, editing as needed, write articles relevant to region, share information about region, and create and implement new content (for example, In Memory of, Elder Highlights, Graduates, Regional History highlights, Community highlights, etc.)
  5. Materials for promotions, events, and project initiatives and ensure packets are informative and culturally appropriate.
  6. Gather prior year accomplishments and current year goals from departments to correlate, design, prepare and produce annual reports.
  7. Post e-Letters from the President/CEO, as submitted by the Administrative Operations Manager.
  8. Create social media audio/visual or written greetings, holiday greetings, and similar messages from the President/CEO and post as appropriate.
  9. Ensure monthly radio spots run throughout the region. Use the pre-recorded intro and closing message of the President/CEO and rotating through all departmental programs. 
  10. Collaborate with the Cultural Heritage Department to incorporate Unangam tunuu (Aleut language) into website, social media posts, and other published content which may include recording and editing video and audio content.
  11. Review and update all agency forms and applications to ensure consistency of APIA branding. Coordinate with management and other staff to create fillable, signable electronic applications and forms and make accessible on agency website.
  12. Facilitate media inquiries and arrange interviews, statements etc.
  13. Monitor organization’s social media communications, including responding to comments made on agency social media accounts.
  14. Maintain current job postings on website per Human Resources Directors instruction.
  15. Maintain and keep up to date Kronos to ensure online recruitment forms and content correspond with agency employment application and recruitment guidelines, are accessible and work properly.
  16. Promote services and products including sales and distribution of APIA publications.
  17. Compile and maintain agency’s region-wide organizational rosters and directories and distribute to management, staff or both as appropriate on a quarterly basis.


1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in communications, computer science, business, journalism, English, public relations or similar field with two years of relevant experience, or a combination of education and advanced technical skills and experience in publications, communications, web-development and related skills.

2. Working knowledge of MS Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress, and social media platforms. 

3. Strong written and verbal communication skills with meticulous attention to detail.

4. Demonstrated maturity, dependability, professionalism, efficiency and competency in performance of assigned duties.

5. Provide a portfolio of work available for review.

6. Must be organized with the ability to plan, evaluate, and prioritize workload as assignments are given.

7. Must be self-initiating with the ability to work independently.

8. Ability to work in cooperation with colleagues from a variety of cultures and communities in a service-oriented, collaborative environment.

9. Must be neat in personal appearance and attire.

11. Must be willing and able to travel to the Aleutian Pribilof Islands regional communities and other places when requested.

12. Possession of a valid Alaska Driver’s license preferred.

13. Native preference will be given.

Apply online at or email resume and application to:

Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association, Inc.
Attn: Human Resources Director
1131 E. International Airport Road
Anchorage, Alaska  99518-1408
Phone: (907) 276-2700 / Fax: (907) 279-4351

Native preference will be given to qualified applicant pursuant to P.L. 93-638.