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Conservation Associate: Position Summary

Alaska Wilderness League is seeking a Conservation Associate to provide campaign and lobbying support for the League’s federal land and water protection campaigns. This person will work on the Arctic Ocean and Western Arctic campaigns and will help execute campaign activities, including coordinating coalition efforts, educating congressional and administrative targets, researching and developing important campaign and advocacy materials, and providing other general support. The Conservation Associate reports to the Senior Campaign Director for Arctic Ocean and Western Arctic campaigns and will be based in Washington, DC. Some travel is required.

Responsibilities

  • Provide Campaign Support – Must have a working knowledge of all League issues and in-depth knowledge on Arctic Ocean and Western Arctic campaigns. Continually engage in and monitor relevant issues, develop campaign materials and assist in executing campaign activities across the country.
  • Coordinate Hill and Administration Advocacy – Work with the Senior Campaign Director to manage targeting, do regular outreach to the Hill, coordinate coalition outreach and attend meetings as a League spokesperson in DC.
  • Coordinate Coalition Communication – Assist in coordinating coalition facilitation by running calls, sharing information, managing emails lists and maintaining relationships with coalition partners.

Primary Qualifications/Skills/Expertise/Experience Requires:

Technical skills – BA or BS, 3-plus years of experience participating in multi-dimensional advocacy or political campaigns with working knowledge of direct advocacy, lobbying, media, grassroots, collaboration and coalition-building. Proficiency in data and analytics. Knowledge of the legislative and administrative process.

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.
  • Strong interpersonal skills: ability to work with colleagues, volunteers/interns, coalition partners, hill staff and others. Ability to work and react in a busy, fast-paced atmosphere.

To Apply
Send resume and cover letter, including salary history to jobs@alaskawild.org, by March 6. 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.

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