We're Hiring! Conservation Coordinator position is now open
We are seeking a highly motivated, goal oriented self-starter with experience in environmental campaign execution and a proven track record of innovation and success with previous organizing experience. We believe passion for our mission is the most important attribute of a candidate, and are willing to train the appointee regarding specific aspects of the job, although general technical competency is required.
Conservation Coordinator | Full-time, non-exempt
About the Conservation Program
The Conservation Program oversees Arctic lands that fall under NEPA guidelines in Interior and northern Alaska. This position works at the community level, and in broader regional, state, and national coalitions—as well as with internal staff—to implement educational and grassroots advocacy strategies to prevent or mitigate the loss of intact ecosystem or subsistence resources and to keep priority wildlands free of industrial intrusion. This includes the protection of Indigenous subsistence and cultural resource rights on wildlands.
We are seeking a highly motivated, goal oriented self-starter with experience in environmental campaign execution and a proven track record of innovation and success with previous organizing experience. We believe passion for our mission is the most important attribute of a candidate, and are willing to train the appointee regarding specific aspects of the job, although general technical competency is required. This is a non-exempt, full-time position with health insurance and leave package benefits located in Fairbanks, Alaska. Salary commiserate with experience ranging from $35,360 – $37,440.
Campaign advancement. Carry-on priority campaigns, expanding outreach into local communities, constituent groups, and statewide coalitions by developing grassroots deliverables. Perform grassroots lobbying at the state and federal level, generate earned media, and curate and create campaign content for Northern Center communication and social media channels.
Land use planning, policy advocacy, and legal cooperation. Research and organize around pending land use management plans, state and federal legislation that affect program goals, and regulatory changes made by various enforcement agencies.
Exploratory project monitoring. Keep the Northern Center and relevant stakeholders informed of the advancement of development projects that pose, or may pose conflicts with our mission in interior and northern Alaska.
Existing landscape monitoring. Monitor the environmental performance of existing development sites and be a local, trusted watchdog to inform Northern Center members, local stakeholders, and coalition partners about issues as they arise.
Outreach planning, implementation, and reporting. Coordinate volunteers, develop outreach and advocacy materials (petitions, sign on letters, print collateral), develop goals and objectives for tabling efforts, attend tabling events, and report performance metrics for outreach and advocacy activities.
Communications. Develop and maintain social media channel(s) for conservation program, create photo database of community and landscape impacts from development, participate in coalition calls, and inform membership of actionable items.
● Bachelor’s degree in environmental science/policy, political science, history, natural resource management, Indigenous studies, or related field, or at least two years of relevant experience.
● An understanding of environmental and resource issues, sustainability, and experience with previous campaign work.
● Working knowledge of the National Environmental Policy Act and Environmental Justice,
● Working knowledge of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA) and the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act is highly desired.
● Familiarity with large, onshore oil and gas operations is highly desired.
● Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Preference will be given to candidates with significant writing experience (newsletters, features, editorials, press releases, journals, etc.) and public speaking skills.
● Ability to manage and edit websites, brochures, and paid advertising products.
● Must be a team player with experience working on collaborative projects.
● Experience with Alaska and working with Indigenous communities is strongly desired.
● For candidates not familiar with Alaska, the realities of living in Interior Alaska (especially in winter) should be understood and embraced.
● Annual salary is commensurate with experience ranging from $35,360 – $37,440.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, three professional references, and a writing sample by April 14, 2017 at 5:00 pm to:
Jessica J. Girard
830 College Road
Fairbanks, AK 99701