• Non-exempt, temporary part-time (15-20 hr/wk) position starting Fall 2023, ending TBD.
  • $24/hr
  • We strongly prefer the position to be based in Fairbanks, Alaska, but other locations in Alaska may be considered.

Open until filled.

This part-time, temporary position will work with the Northern Center’s Mining Impacts and Energy Program Manager, local community groups, tribes, and citizens to organize, communicate, and build engagement on mining issues local to Fairbanks, including the Manh Choh ore haul proposal and mineral exploration and development projects. This position would increase capacity for tracking permitting processes, expanding community advocacy, building communication and organizational networks, and mobilizing local residents to prevent precedent setting transportation and extraction projects that will risk the health and safety of Interior communities and landscapes.

Scope of Responsibilities

  • Serve as coordinator to convene and organize a coalition in response to the Manh Choh transportation plan, including facilitating meetings, and maintaining and updating a coalition listserv.
  • Track comment periods and opportunities for response through federal, state, and corporate public engagement processes. 
  • Develop and rollout outreach and advocacy materials for the public and organize cohesive and strategic responses from stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with local community groups to find shared narratives, address issues collectively, and collaborate with a statewide network of advocates.

Qualifications, Experience, and Personal Attributes

  • A passion to advance social and environmental justice and uphold Northern Center’s mission of protecting Interior lands and waters for future generations.
  • Proven ability to work and communicate effectively and respectfully with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Outstanding research, written, and oral communication skills (e.g. writing informational material, giving public testimony, creating social media posts).
  • Flexibility in working both independently and collaboratively with staff and larger community groups.
  • Accountability, creativity, diplomacy, humility, and a sense of humor.
  • Familiarity with or willingness to learn about and engage with federal and state permitting processes (e.g. NEPA) related to hard-rock mining, transportation, and environmental quality.
  • At least one (1) year of relevant work experience in community organizing, campaign or program management, and team leadership in one or more contexts (e.g. nonprofit, academic, government, tribal, or private sectors).

Application deadline
Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis.

We strongly prefer the position to be based in Fairbanks, Alaska, but other locations in Alaska may be considered.

How to apply
Please submit your resume and a cover letter to officemanager(at)northern.org and include your last name and “Mining Impacts Response Coordinator” in the subject line of the email. Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to supply 3 professional references at least one of which must be a past supervisor of the candidate.