Position Announcement

The Alaska Addiction Rehabilitation Services, Inc. (AARS) Board of Directors is seeking candidates for the position of Executive Director. This is an opportunity for a nonprofit leader with solid experience in the field of addiction and rehabilitation services to work in partnership with the board in continuing to strengthen AARS as a critical player in Alaska’s continuum of substance use treatment.

The ideal candidate will be a compassionate leader who is skilled at building fiscal stability and recruiting and retaining high quality staff through a transitional period and has demonstrated success at building and maintaining strong community partnerships.

A full position description and application instructions can be found on this site: https://www.forakergroup.org/site/index.cfm/cboard-view/7517


About Alaska Addiction Rehabilitation Services, Inc.

Alaska Addiction Rehabilitation Services, Inc. is located in the outskirts of Wasilla, Alaska where for nearly forty years it has been the only agency in the state to offer long-term residential and work-based substance use treatment. AARS operates a 116-acre working farm that grows and sells hay, vegetables, flowers, and pigs. The farm provides residents opportunities through work therapy to learn life skills and habits that help gain new skills for staying sober and develop habits that support them in remaining substance-free for the rest of their lives. AARS is known for its low recidivism rate (approximately 50% remain substance free for two years after leaving); it has a strong partnership with Alaska’s court system, and judges routinely send individuals to AARS who have not been successful in previous treatment programs.