Job: Environmental Justice Coordinator

Primary Role

The Environmental Justice Coordinator (EJC) will lead outreach and coordination with tribal governments and Alaska Native peoples.  Working closely with the Alaska State Director, Campaign Directors and the Tribal Liaison, the EJC will identify and develop culturally appropriate strategies to work with communities across Alaska Wilderness League campaigns. This person will work to gain insight and understanding from Alaska communities about their strengths and opportunities to protect lands and waters, engaging people to create lasting change.

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Communicate with campaign directors regularly to effectively work towards conservation goals
  • Communicate and organize with tribal governments and tribal organizations including non-profit native corporations, indigenous non-profits, regional tribal governments, etc.
  • Take lead in outreach and recruitment for Fly-Ins to Juneau and Washington DC
  • Coordinate with Campaign Directors, State Director, Tribal Liaison and EJ Advisors to provide technical and other support as requested to communities during comment periods
  • Manage contacts with communities and organizations throughout Alaska and the rest of the country
  • Participate in conservation coalitions and coordinate Alaska community outreach with these groups
  • Supervise and support Tribal Liaison and Tribal Contractors
  • Effectively communicate and share EJ priorities and perspectives with all League staff to foster an inclusive work environment

Qualification Requirements

  • Understanding of Alaska native cultures and cross-cultural communications
  • Ability to navigate the layers and intricacies of governments and native corporations in Alaska
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to respond in high stress situations
  • Ability to identify and anticipate organizational issues
  • Speak publicly about League issues
  • Contribute willingly to all League activities no matter how big or small
  • Ability to manage competing priorities
  • Sense of humor
  • Creative problem solving
  • Passion for mission
  • Willingness to participate in fundraising

Preferred Qualifications

  • A background in community organizing/mobilization
  • Knowledge of Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA), Statehood Act, Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA)
  • Experience with shaping public policy, whether inside or outside of government
  • Social media communications: Facebook posting, website updates
  • Experience in Rural Alaska communities

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 25 pounds.

Salary & Benefits

Salary commensurate with experience, health & retirement benefits. Alaska Wilderness League is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply

Please send resume, cover letter, a relevant writing sample, salary requirements, and the names and contact information for three references to jobs@alaskawild.org BY AUGUST 5.

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 Basia Sikora at Basia[at]alaskawild.org