PBC Seeks Part Time Program Development Coordinator

Posted On:         Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Location:            Anchorage, AK

Job Type:            Part Time

Education:          4-year college degree or a combination of experience and college preferred.

Pay Range:         $25.00/hr

Travel:                 Occasional

Duration:             Open Until Filled

Apply to:              info@pedrobaycorp.com



JOB SUMMARY:  The Program Development Coordinator facilitates communication among Shareholders and various agencies, providing assistance in person, by phone and through written correspondence.  Additionally, the incumbent in the position processes shareholder record changes and coordinates with the President/CEO in oversight of charitable functions of PBC.  The Program Development Coordinator will also assist in researching, writing and coordinating grant applications as assigned.

REPORTS TO:  Corporate Affairs Manager


Shareholder Relations:

·         Serves as first point of contact for the Shareholder relations at PBC.

·         Coordinates with the President/CEO on charitable contributions.

·         Assists Shareholders regarding their records and responds to other routine inquiries regarding Shareholder related matters.

·         Shareholder maintenance: corresponds with Shareholders, families, agencies, and other Native Corporations.

·         Shareholder record maintenance: makes changes in addresses, reissues shares to heirs from deceased Shareholders and gifting.

·         Prepares Shareholder information for newsletter.

Grant Writing/Fundraising Support:

·         Assist in writing high-quality grant proposal narratives, applications, and supporting documents.

·         Manage the proposal submission process to ensure timely submission of all required materials.

·         Develops and maintains a proposal calendar,

·         Coordinate and follow-up on the progress of submitted proposals.

·         Conduct prospect research to identify, cultivate and solicit new grants.

·         Works with Corporate Affairs Manager on special projects and performs other duties as assigned.


1.      4 year college degree or a combination of experience and college preferred.

2.      Knowledge of business office operations of filing and administrative clerical operations.

3.      Demonstrated ability to write successful grant proposals.

4.      Must possess good oral and written communication skills, including thorough knowledge of proper grammar, advanced vocabulary, spelling, editing, and proofreading skills.

5.      Must be organized, efficient, accurate and able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously with attention to detail and accuracy.

6.      Proficient with MS Office Programs.

7.      Must maintain confidentiality in daily operations.

8.      Must possess working knowledge of ANCSA.

PBC Responds to PLP's Announcement in Contracting with ASRC Energy Services

Pebble Limited Partnership (PLP) recently announced in the Alaska Dispatch News (ADN) that it has teamed up with ASRC Energy Services (AES), an Alaska Native Regional Corporation subsidiary, in the hopes of reviving business opportunities for local village corporations with land holdings closest to the project in the Bristol Bay region. This business tactic is not a surprise to Pedro Bay Corporation (PBC) as we have seen this before. The manner in which Pebble chose to include Pedro Bay in the article is disrespectful and unsuitable to the administration at PBC. Our Shareholders should be aware that the PBC board is committed to our unanimous stance on opposing the Pebble Mine and will not be participating in the business development or contracting opportunities as mentioned by PLP representatives.

Pedro Bay Corporation has come a long way since PLP’s first attempt to divide our corporation and similar communities throughout the region.  We will not allow a foreign mining company or a separate regional corporation tell us which business should be in our best interest as it did not end well for PBC on their first attempt. We have learned our lesson and are listening to our Shareholders; PBC stands with the majority of the Bristol Bay Region by saying NO PEBBLE MINE.


About PBC: Pedro Bay Corporation is an Alaska Native Village Corporation that prudently manages 92,000 acres of land and provides benefits to approximately 200 shareholders. PBC is dedicated to our mission of “Connecting to Our Past and Sustaining Our Future”.

2017 Annual Meeting Results

We are proud to say that Pedro Bay Corporation’s (PBC) 2017 Annual Meeting of Shareholders was a very successful one!  Thank you to all the Shareholders who were able to attend the meeting.  Support on the future strategic direction for which PBC is moving is something we were proud to see by the Shareholders.   

Election Results

We are excited to announce and congratulate the following candidates on their appointment to the PBC Board of Directors for a 3-year term ending in 2020:

Thomas “Tinny” Hedlund                 (6,076.7220 Votes)
S. Chris Osolnik                                (5,165.5554 Votes)
Laura Aaberg                                     (3,969.2781 Votes)


New Board Appointments

Following the Annual Meeting, the new board met to address the new appointments for all directors.  Below are the new appointments for the current board:

Thomas “Tinny” Hedlund                    Chairman
Laura Aaberg                                      Vice Chair
Sarah Thiele                                       Treasurer
Sherlie Taylor                                     Secretary
S. Chris Osolnik                                 Director
Beverly Cloud                                    Director
Amy Rogde                                        Director

Again, a special thank you to all Shareholders and descendants that participated and to those that were able to be present at this year’s Annual Meeting.

Native American 40 Under 40 Awards: Rayn Aaberg and Raina Thiele

The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) has recently announced the 2017 “Native American 40 Under 40” award recipients. This award is given to individuals under the age of 40, nominated by members of their communities, who have demonstrated leadership, initiative, and dedication and made significant contributions in business and their community.

On August 9th, 2017 Pedro Bay Corporation’s (PBC) President/CEO Rayn Aaberg was named one of the recipients of this award along with PBC Shareholder Descendant Raina Thiele.  Both Mr. Aaberg and Ms. Thiele will be honored during the inaugural Northwest Enterprise Development Conference at the Tulalip Resort Casino in Tulalip, WA on Wednesday, September 6th.

Rayn and Raina – Congratulations on your accomplishments!


Udall Foundation Scholarship Opportunity

Udall Foundation
Established by the U.S. Congress in 1992, the Udall Foundation awards scholarships, fellowships, and internships for study in fields related to the environment and to American Indians and Alaska Natives in fields related to health care and tribal public policy.

The Udall Foundation recently announced that they are accepting applications for their 2018 Udall Undergraduate Scholarship Program; the Foundation anticipates awarding 50 scholarships of up to $7,000 each.

The deadline to apply for this scholarship is March 8, 2018.

Learn more at https://www.udall.gov/