Job: Tribal Liaison

Position Summary
Alaska Wilderness League is seeking a Tribal Liaison to educate and engage local communities and key tribal voices in Arctic oil and gas decisionmaking processes, as well as to build support for the protection of the special and wild places in Alaska to safeguard tribal health and way of life. The Tribal Liaison reports to the Alaska State Director and will be based in Alaska, location to be determined. Travel is required.

Responsibilities

  • Work in a team with the Environmental Justice Coordinator and other staff to develop outreach plans for educating Arctic communities about League issues.
  • Be an advocate in the native community for Arctic protection, tribal health, and tribal involvement in oil and gas decisionmaking processes.
  • Educate and engage Arctic communities in Arctic oil and gas issues.
  • Travel to communities for meetings, presentations, and hearings.
  • Work with tribal governments and native organizations to pass resolutions supporting Arctic protection.
  • Help build a diverse and broad network of local stakeholders, leaders, and youth to protect the Arctic.
  • Be a spokesperson in the media and at regional, statewide, and national events.

Primary Qualifications/Skills/Expertise/Experience Required:

  • A significant understanding of Alaska Native cultures and experience working with tribal communities as well as a passion for and interest in tribal health and subsistence issues related to industrial development.

Technical skills

  • High school diploma, experience working in an office and working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, or any equivalent combination of related education and experience.
    Strong communications, leadership and motivational skills. Ability to work and react in a busy, fast-paced atmosphere.
  • Approachable and Available Manner – Maintain effective working relationships with people internal and external to the organization.
  • Hard Working, Committed and Willing to Have Fun – Creative, innovative, opportunistic and persistent. Willing to perform your own administrative tasks such as copying, filing, etc. Interested in exploring ways to do things better. Strong preference to work in a team.

To Apply
Send resume and cover letter, including salary history to jobs@alaskawild.org by July 24. 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?
Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Health and retirement benefits.
Alaska Wilderness League is an equal opportunity employer.

Job: Alaska State Director

Position Summary
Alaska Wilderness League is seeking an Alaska State Director to lead the League’s efforts to harness the energy and passion of Alaskans to protect the lands and waters they care about and depend upon. The Alaska State Director reports to the Conservation Director, and can be based in Anchorage or Fairbanks. Travel is required.

Responsibilities

  • Work in coordination with key staff to advance the League’s conservation priorities.
  • Help build a diverse and broad network of stakeholders, activists, leaders and youth across the state to show support for wild places in Alaska and for Alaska Wilderness League.
  • Be a spokesperson in the media and at regional, statewide, and national events.
  • Provide leadership and mentoring to the League’s three Alaska-based staff and work in a team with League staff across the country on all League issues.

Primary Qualifications/Skills/Expertise/Experience Requires:

  • An understanding of federal agencies and processes, nongovernmental organizations and Native government structures.
  • Strong communications, leadership and motivational skills. Ability to work and react in a busy, fast-paced atmosphere.
  • Approachable and Available Manner – Maintain effective working relationships with people internal and external to the organization. Experience working in cross cultural settings, with diverse coalition partners, and with remote staff and colleagues.
  • Hard Working, Committed and Willing to Have Fun – Creative, innovative, opportunistic and persistent. Willing to perform your own administrative tasks such as copying, filing, etc. Interested in exploring ways to do things better. Strong preference to work in a team.
  • Experience managing a budget and staff.
  • Experience with membership services and member development.

Technical skills

  • BA or BS, 10-plus years of experience participating in and/or leading multi-dimensional advocacy or political campaigns with working knowledge of direct advocacy, media, grassroots, collaboration, coalition-building and development.

To Apply
Send resume and cover letter, including salary history to jobs@alaskawild.org, by August 14. 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?
Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Health and retirement benefits.
Alaska Wilderness League is an equal opportunity employer.

Internship: 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

Internship: 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