The Executive Director is responsible for executing and directing Spruce Root’s operations and carrying out the mission of the organization. The Executive Director is fully responsible for financial (P&L) oversight of the organization, maintaining a strong and growing balance sheet, and capitalization of the CDFI to meet strategic growth goals. The position reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for carrying out the initiatives and policies of the organization.
Spruce Root helps entrepreneurs overcome barriers to financial services and develop local capacity within our Southeast Alaskan communities. Headquartered in Juneau, Alaska Spruce Root was founded by Haa Aaní, LLC, a subsidiary of Sealaska Corporation, in 2012 under the name Haa Aaní Community Development Fund, Inc. with the goal of improving entrepreneurial capacity and access to capital for entrepreneurs in Southeast Alaska. As an emerging Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), we spent our infancy learning about CDFI best practices, building community relationships, raising capital to lend. In early 2017 we underwent a name change and re-branded as Spruce Root, Inc. This signified our own transformation from an emerging CDFI to an established organization with the governance, staffing, and resources necessary to operate as an autonomous entity. By 2018 we had 13 loans originated/in our portfolio and $3.5 million in lending capital.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Position is subject to satisfactory completion of a background check, and reference check. A valid driver’s license is also required for this position.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The physical and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills or working conditions associated with the position. It is intended to accurately reflect the activities and requirements of the position, but duties may be added, deleted, or modified as necessary. This description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.
To apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter by email describing your qualifications and interest in the position at Spruce Root to:
Subject line: Attention: Hiring Committee