Job opening: Campaign Manager

Background
Alaska Wilderness League is the only Washington, DC‐based environmental group devoted full-time to protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and other wilderness quality lands and waters offshore in Alaska. Founded in 1993, the League is a 501(c)(3) organization that works at the federal level on a variety of issues affecting Alaska’s wild lands and waters. With headquarters in DC and staff in offices in Alaska and across the country, the League’s mission is to lead the effort to preserve Alaska’s wild lands and waters by engaging citizens and decision makers with a courageous, constant, victorious voice for Alaska.

Position Summary
Alaska Wilderness League is seeking a Campaign Manager/Legislative Assistant to manage the League’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge campaign and to support the League’s Rainforest Campaigns. Campaign manager will help develop, coordinate, and implement campaign strategy for the Arctic Refuge and will provide legislative and other DC-based support for the effort to protect the Tongass and Chugach National Forests. The Campaign manager reports to the legislative and campaign directors.

Responsibilities
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge campaign:

  • Assist campaign director in developing and implementing campaign strategies.
  • Work in coordination with internal Refuge team to ensure internal strategy cohesiveness, run internal calls
  • Assist legislative director in implementing hill strategy, lobbying
  • Serve as coalition facilitator –work to engage and maintain a diverse and broad network of stakeholders in the
  • Arctic Refuge campaign, run weekly calls

Rainforest Campaigns:

  • Work with internal rainforest team to provide DC support for campaign strategies
  • Assist legislative director in implementing hill strategy, lobbying

Other League Campaigns:
Assist as needed

Primary Qualifications/Skills/Expertise/Experience Requires:

  • A significant understanding of federal agencies and processes, nongovernmental organizations and Native government structure.
  • 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.
  • Technical skills – BA or BS, 3-5-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 January 16, 2017. 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.

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