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Environmental Justice Coordinator

Position Summary: The Environmental Justice Coordinator will lead outreach and coordination with tribal governments and Alaska Native peoples in conjunction with the League’s campaign work.  Working closely with the Alaska State Director, Campaign Directors and the Environmental Justice Team, the Coordinator will identify and develop culturally appropriate strategies to work with communities. This person will work to gain insight and understanding from Alaska communities about their strengths as well as opportunities to protect lands and waters. The Environmental Justice Coordinator reports to the Alaska State Director and will be based in Anchorage, AK. Travel within Alaska and to Washington DC is required.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate – Communicate with and organize individuals, tribal governments and tribal organizations, including non-profit native corporations, indigenous non-profits, and regional tribal governments.  Develop and maintain connections with indigenous groups and allies in the Lower-48.  Lead outreach and recruitment for advocacy trips to Juneau and Washington, DC.  Act as representative and spokesperson for League’s Environmental Justice program with tribes, within the broader conservation community, on the Hill, with the administration and with the media.
  • Organizational Leadership – Be versed on and a champion of all League campaigns and policies. Coordinate with Campaign Directors, State Director and Environmental Justice Team.   Maintain League’s Anchorage office and local presence.

Qualifications:

  • General Skills –Understanding of Alaska native cultures.  Knowledge of Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA), Statehood Act and Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA). Knowledge of Congress and administrative agencies; knowledge of Alaska state government and relevant agencies.  Strong oral communications skills; confident public speaker; strong leadership and motivational abilities. Social media experience.
  • Approachable & Available Manner – Experience working with a team, independently and experience working in cross cultural settings.
  • Hard WorkingCommitted and Willing to Have Fun – Creative, innovative, opportunistic and persistent.  Interested in exploring ways to do things better.  Strong preference to work in a team. Willing to perform your own administrative tasks such as photocopying, filing, data entry, etc.

To apply: Send resume and cover letter, including salary history, to jobs@alaskawild.org. Please send two examples of your work that we might find useful.

Your cover letter should answer the following questions:

1. What are the strengths that you bring to this job and evidence of them?
2. Describe a challenge you have overcome.
3. Why is this the ideal job for you?

Applications must be submitted by April 17, 2014.

Salary & Benefits: salary commensurate with experience; health & retirement benefits.

Alaska Wilderness League is an equal opportunity employer. 

Internships

Communications Intern

Alaska Wilderness League is looking for an unpaid communications intern for the summer to assist our communications team in Washington, DC. Interns can expect to gain a comprehensive introduction into the communications of political advocacy at the federal level. Specific tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Generating and updating online content
  • Keeping the League’s social media outlets up-to-date and engaging with members
  • Organizing the League’s media libraries, including online and hard copy resources
  • Assisting with public relations, correspondence, and general office tasks as they arise
  • Some administrative tasks including database updating and printing outreach materials

Qualifications:
Upperclassmen or recent college graduates with degrees in Political Science, Communications, Environmental Science, Environmental Policy, or other relevant fields are encouraged to apply. Graduate students are also strongly encouraged to apply. Flexible scheduling is available.

Application Instructions:
Candidates should e-mail resume and writing sample to Brian McLane at Brian[at]alaskawild.org

Government Affairs Intern

Alaska Wilderness League is looking for unpaid government affairs interns for both spring and fall semesters as well as the summer to assist our government relations team in Washington. Interns can expect to gain a comprehensive introduction into political advocacy at the federal level. Specific tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Conduct research on and analyze federal legislation, state and federal public law and conservation strategies
  • Prepare written memos and other documents
  • Attend weekly strategy meetings
  • Attend meetings and hearings on Capitol Hill
  • Congressional outreach through information drops, phone calls, and e-mails
  • Prepare weekly newsletters on upcoming Hill activities
  • Some administrative tasks including database updating and printing outreach materials
  • Additionally, interns are encouraged to attend Senate and House committee hearings of interest.

Qualifications:
Upperclassmen or recent college graduates with degrees in Political Science, Communications, Environmental Science, Environmental Policy, or other relevant fields are encouraged to apply. Graduate students and law students are also strongly encouraged to apply. Flexible scheduling is available.

Application Instructions:
Candidates should e-mail resume to Brian McLane at Brian[at]alaskawild.org