Communications Director – Alaska Chamber

Nov 22, 2022 | Careers

The Communications Director of the Alaska Chamber is responsible for a wide range of duties and responsibilities including, but not limited to:


  • Develops and manages the Chamber’s communications plan both internally and externally using various forms of communication methods.
  • Prepares talking points, presentations and statements for the President and CEO.
  • Responsible for the overall marketing and public relations of the Chamber.
  • Manage and expand the Chamber’s presence on appropriate social media channels.
  • Directly responsible for writing, editing, and distributing monthly e-newsletter to membership.
  • Serves as the website manager.
  • Prepares and distributes news releases, media alerts and other announcements to gain positive media attention for the Chamber, chamber programs and the community.
  • Development of collateral materials such as membership and event materials.
  • Provides proofreading support and input regarding written materials prepared by other Chamber staff members.
  • Writes weekly Capitol Notes during session and provide written updates to the legislative affairs committee on a regular basis throughout session and on an as-needed basis outside of session.
  • Works with Chamber staff to develop new board member training documents.


  • Assist the President/CEO on legislative matters.
  • Monitor and analyze relevant legislative activity as it pertains to the Chamber.
  • Assist in developing and implementing strategy for advancing the Chamber’s policy goals.
  • Draft correspondence related to legislation, regulations, and actions taken by the federal and state government.
  • Testify in committee hearings representing the position of the Alaska Chamber when necessary.
  • Lead in developing communication strategies in relation to advocacy issues.


  • Provide administrative support for the legislative affairs committees including taking minutes, preparing and sending meeting materials as assigned.
  • Assist the Alaska Chamber team when preparing and sending meeting materials for the executive committee and board.
  • Serve as the staff liaison and point of contact for the legislative affairs committee.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Three years’ experience in communications (may be inclusive of a communications or similar degree).
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, and WordPress.
  • Experience and working knowledge in Canva or other graphic design software.
  • Experience managing various social media channels.
  • Proven strong writing and oratory skills appropriate for advocacy and all communications.
  • Preferred legislative experience at the state or federal level.
  • Excellent organization skills with minimal day-to-day oversight.
  • Ability to express ideas confidently, clearly and concisely while speaking publicly.
  • Able to provide motivation, support and direction to staff and volunteers.
  • Creative problem-solving ability is essential.
  • Must be able to travel to attend meetings and Alaska Chamber functions as required.
  • Ability to perform tasks diligently with minimal guidance or supervision.
  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs.

Please submit two writing samples, one graphic design and/or social media content example, and three professional references.

Application window will remain open until the position is filled.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $75,000.00 – $90,000.00 per year

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