Alaska Wilderness League is the only national conservation group devoted full-time to protecting Alaska’s public lands and waters including the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and Tongass National Forest. For nearly three decades the League has worked to protect millions of acres of some of the wildest and most iconic landscapes left on the planet, safeguarding wildlife, outdoor recreation and standing in solidarity with indigenous peoples while fighting to prevent exploitation of these lands.
With more than 100,000 members and supporters all across the country and offices in Washington, DC and Anchorage, the League gives voice to those who care about the fate of these national treasures, advocating with federal decision-makers and working closely with a diversity of partners on our shared goal of protecting Alaska's wildest places for generations to come.
Manager of Alaska Campaigns
Position Goals Include: This position has a critical role in managing strategies and implementing tactics that elevate the voices of pro-conservation Alaskans, whose voices are too often neglected by Alaska’s politicians. One of the challenges is bringing together different in-Alaska perspectives with those of national coalition partners, ensuring that Alaskan advocates are heard and able to make their case directly to members of Congress or the incoming Biden administration. This position also plays an important role in ensuring that indigenous partners are at the decision-making table and in supporting their leadership, often helping center and elevate their voices in federal advocacy and communications efforts.
The League works to bridge the gap between Alaska and Washington DC in part through a variety of in-Alaska projects that support League campaigns, executed in coordination with partners throughout the state. This position will manage and execute these projects - like our recently launched Alaskans for Public Lands effort – from start to finish, with the input, assistance, and oversight of the Alaska State Director. An applicant must be enthusiastic and proactive in co-creating engagement strategies with partners, and following through on plan implementation. Other responsibilities include drafting campaign materials and supporting Alaskans in interacting with decisionmakers in Washington DC, testifying at agency hearings, or writing op-eds/LTEs to be published statewide.
Job Duties include:
The ideal candidate will have experience managing campaigns/projects from start to finish, including experience with completing tasks – big and small – for successful project implementation. They will also have proven communications or marketing experience that demonstrates the ability to boil down complex topics when communicating with a variety of constituencies.
Specific job duties include:
- Refining the organization’s approach to engaging a diversity of Alaskans in advocacy efforts and developing a campaign plan – with metrics – to be implemented and tracked in the years ahead.
- Tracking and understanding policies that could impact Alaska’s public lands and waters.
- Developing and implementing communications tactics to highlight policy threats and opportunities. This will include crafting talking points, writing bulk emails/website copy, packaging and posting social media content, overseeing graphic design contractors, placing paid ads, and assisting with media strategies.
- Forging partnerships with indigenous, conservation, outdoor recreation, small business and other allies to implement joint strategies.
- Tracking metrics and implementation, with an eye towards evolving goals to increase the impact of future efforts.
- Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor, in a small dynamic Alaska office.
Preferred Candidate Background:
- Project or campaign management experience.
- Track-record of successful communications or marketing work.
- Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously.
- Cultural competency to work with a diverse range of people.
- Excellent listening and retention skills.
- A self-starter, with a demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a team or independently depending on the project.
- Motivated to press for social and environmental change.
- An interest in public speaking and storytelling, with an eye towards supporting others in their quest to tell their authentic story.
- A demonstrated commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity Inclusion work.
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 Alaska Wilderness League is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.
Salary & Benefits:
Salary commensurate with experience, health & retirement benefits.
Please send resume, cover letter, a relevant writing sample, salary requirements, and the names and contact information for three references to email@example.com. Position open until filled; application review will begin on January 4th.