2013-2014 State Officer Team

Alaska FFA is excited to announce the job posting for the Alaska FFA State Director!

City Location: Palmer, Anchorage, Fairbanks, or Kenai/Soldotna

Education: Bachelor’s degree.  Preferred degree in Agriculture or Natural Resource related field.

Secondary or Post-secondary experience and/or agriculture industry experience desired.

Months of Experience:  Must have at least three years experience as a member or alumni member of the National FFA organization.

Job Description:

The Alaska FFA program will have one employee, the Alaska FFA State Director. This person will organize and run all state FFA events, including contests, trainings, conferences and business and industry visits. They will be responsible for developing existing chapters including training teachers, educating administrators, and promoting agriculture in communities. They will be responsible for chartering new chapters across the state, developing relationships with new teachers and administrators and recruiting new FFA members. They will be responsible for providing leadership training to state officers including teaching workshops, practicing speakers, taking them on business and industry visits, and helping them present to chapters and at state convention. This person will also be in-charge of the state operations budget including all operational spending. They will also be responsible for acquiring business and industry sponsorships for state convention and other state events.

Must be willing to live and work in Alaska and travel 40 days per year including to remote locations by various means of transportation including car, plane, & boat.

Alaska FFA is looking for someone to build a small program that has a LOT of potential.  The State Director must be willing to work with and teach students, teachers, administrators, legislators, general public, parents, alumni, sponsors, and business and industry.  The State Director will work closely with Alaska’s Team AgEd, as they direct the work of the Alaska FFA Association.

Job Posting Number:0068948

To view the full announcement, qualifications and to apply on-line, please visit <https://www.uakjobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=84735>, or you may view all positions at the University of Alaska at http://www.uakjobs.com.

Pay: $24.33, DOE plus benefits

Hours: Part-time   (30 per week) Additional 10 hour per week to be paid by the Alaska FFA Foundation.  Coordinator will be paid 25% of all sponsorship and grant money awarded to the Alaska FFA Association through their efforts.  This contract will be offered by the Alaska FFA Foundation upon hire.

Please contact Amy Harmon with any questions you might have.


(907) 982-2310

The National FFA Organization (formerly Future Farmers of America) envisions a future in wh​ich all agricultural education students will discover their passion in life and build on that insight to chart the course for their educations, career and personal future. (Courtesy of the National FFA Organization)

The Alaska FFA Association consists of chapters across the state in Fairbanks, North Pole, Delta Junction, Palmer, Homer, Kodiak, and rural home schooled students.  Our students are motivated and incorporate what they learn in the classroom with an individual project (SAE), which requires students to earn money, dedicate service to their community, keep records and learn new skills.  Our chapters are active in their communities, they consistently create, develop, and complete community service projects, and  educate the public about Alaskan agriculture and natural resources.

Alaska FFA has over 150 active members and we are constantly looking for ways to grow and spread our mission throughout Alaska.  We believe Alaska FFA plays an integral part in Alaska’s continued growth in natural resource and agricultural fields.  If you are interested in starting an FFA chapter in your community, be sure to contact one of our state staff under the “Contact Us” tab.

Our Mission

Alaska FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.  We strive to find ways to educate the next generation of young Alaskans so that they may be prepared with the tools to feed, fuel, and finance Alaska’s future.

To accomplish its mission, FFA:

  • Develops competent and assertive agricultural leadership.
  • Increases awareness of the global and technological importance of agriculture and its contribution to our well-being.
  • Strengthens the confidence of agriculture students in themselves and their work.
  • Promotes the intelligent choice and establishment of an agricultural career.
  • Encourages achievement in supervised agricultural experience programs.
  • Encourages wise management of economic, environmental and human resources of the community.
  • Develops interpersonal skills in teamwork, communications, human relations and social interaction.
  • Builds character and promotes citizenship, volunteerism and patriotism.
  • Promotes cooperation and cooperative attitudes among all people.
  • Promotes healthy lifestyles.
  • Encourages excellence in scholarship


The FFA motto gives members twelve short words to live by as they experience the opportunities in the organization:

Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve.