Serving as a Board or Committee Member
The Disability Law Center of Alaska (DLC) has openings on its volunteer Board of Directors and also on its Committee on Mental Health Rights.
DLC provides legal representation, education, and strategic advocacy to Alaskans with disabilities and has offices in Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau.
We are seeking board members to assist in overseeing and supporting the mission of the organization and providing strategic guidance to it. Our vision is a board that reflects Alaska's disability community and the state's ethnic and cultural diversity.
Members will attend in-person board meetings up to three times per year, serve on committees, and participate in teleconferences related to the work of the board. (View the board member job description here.)
DLC currently has a particular need for board members with fundraising experience, and for members with developmental disabilities or family members of individuals with developmental disabilities. Additionally, DLC is always looking for members with financial and accounting experience and members from Southwest Alaska, Northern Alaska, or other rural areas.
If you would like to serve on the Disability Law Center of Alaska's Board of Directors, you may do one of the following:
- Fill out our online application (Click here to continue);
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- Download a PDF or MicroSoft Word form to fill out and send the completed application to:
Disability Law Center of Alaska
Attn: Executive Director
3330 Arctic Blvd., Suite 103
Anchorage, AK 99503
Or via fax: 907-565-1000
Or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Committee on Mental Health Rights
Federal law also mandates that the Disability Law Center of Alaska have an Advisory Committee that assists the agency in developing the mental health program policies and required annual priorities. At least sixty percent (60%) of the membership of the Committee must be comprised of individuals who have received or are receiving mental health services, or who are family members of such individuals.
If you would like additional information on either of these opportunities, please contact Dave Fleurant, Executive Director or Karen Tessandore, Development Coordinator at 907-565-1002 (in Anchorage) or toll-free statewide at 1-800-478-1234.