Seafood Harvesters of America put the word out this week, asking interested parties with plenty of background in the fisheries industry to read the job description at www.seafoodharvesters.org/harvesters-recruit-for-new-executive-director/.
The application deadline is Sept. 8. Anyone interested is asked to send a cover letter and resume to Recruitment@AssociationOptions.com.
The organization is hoping to attract candidates very well informed about the seafood industry who also have skills in communications, non-profit management, government relations and sustainable seafood.
Current Harvester board members include two with plenty of experience in Alaska’s commercial fisheries, Buck Laukitis of Homer and Brent Paine of Seattle. Laukitis is a veteran harvester who also serves on the board of the Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation. Paine has served as the executive director of United Catcher Boats since that organization was formed in 1994.