Current Opportunities

*Now Recruiting: Chief Financial Officer*

The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) has an exciting opportunity for a Chief Financial Officer (CFO). This is a key position which will play a significant role in the continued growth and success of our organization. This position is responsible for the overall management, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the fiscal, grant management, and budgetary operations of the Alaska SeaLife Center including all related activities with regard to ASLC’s fiscal agent role with the North Pacific Research Board (NPRB) and the Alaska Ocean Observing System (AOOS).

What is required besides being highly motivated, creative and able to work in a collaborative environment?  A demonstrated track record of leadership, management and vision for the future to ensure proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures and efficient and effective people systems are in place. The ideal candidate demonstrates the ability to work independently while creating a positive and supportive work culture within the department. They will not just embrace the Alaska SeaLife Center’s scientific and educational mission but demonstrate a love of financial analysis and the ability communicate the organization’s fiscal condition when requested.

The successful candidate should have an undergraduate degree or equivalent experience in finance, accounting or a related discipline. A CPA, MBA or other master’s degree is a plus. You must also have a least 10 years progressively responsible experience in fiscal administration with seven years at a supervisory level. Strong skills and experience in advanced Microsoft Excel functions and computerized accounting systems is required.  Experience with non-profit accounting, federal grant compliance, enterprise resource planning (ERP) accounting systems, Microsoft Dynamics SL (SOLOMON), FRx Reporting, and relational databases is preferred.

This position is based in Seward, Alaska. We offer a comprehensive total rewards package, inclusive of a competitive benefits package, including a 401(k)plan offering.

If you meet these qualifications and have a desire to be a contributing partner of the ASLC and our community, review the full position description and apply at  

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Due to the high volume of applicants, we are unable to provide individual feedback on the progress of an application. Applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted by Human Resources. 

The Alaska SeaLife Center has an attractive benefits package for regular full-time employees, including: up to 240 hours of paid annual leave, health insurance (medical, dental, and vision benefits), and a 401k retirement plan. For more information, please contact

The Alaska SeaLife Center is an EO/AA Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.