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Southeast Alaska Conservation Council is hiring!

Tongass Community Organizer

Want to travel the Alaskan rainforest working for positive social change? We’re looking for an adventurous organizer to promote a community-driven vision for the future of Alaska’s Tongass rainforest.

Spanning over 17 million acres of remote, forested islands, fjords, glaciers, and mountains, the Tongass is the crown jewel of America’s national forest system. Its old-growth rainforests also support hunting and fishing opportunities for rural communities, the most lucrative salmon fishery in all of Alaska, and a globally significant carbon storage reserve. As the Tongass Community Organizer, you will travel by plane and ferry throughout rural Southeast to make sure local people have a say in the forest policies that impact their lives. In collaboration with local communities, you’ll promote a blueprint for forest management that saves salmon strongholds, preserves habitat for hunting, ends old-growth clearcuts and round log exports, and supports local woodworkers and community-scale sawmills.

This is a full-time position and may be based in our downtown Juneau office or remotely in Southeast Alaska. SEACC prioritizes a balanced work environment and offers health insurance, 4 weeks paid vacation and flexible scheduling. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Responsibilities:

  • Engage a diverse cross-section of Southeast Alaskans in shaping the future of the Tongass by traveling extensively in the region, tabling at events, offering dynamic presentations, and meeting with community members.
  • Work with the media, collaborate with campaign partners, and assist with development of online and print factsheets and campaign materials.
  • Help build campaign contact database and work with other staff to track progress of the campaign qualitatively and quantitatively.
  • Contribute to multi-media storytelling efforts including video production.
  • Help connect local people to the decision makers and larger policy processes that impact their communities.

Desired Qualifications:

  • A passion for social change, working with people, and/or helping rural communities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills (provide examples if you have them!).
  • Ability to translate complex science and economics to rural, Alaskan audiences.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, a team-focused approach to projects, and track record of success with colleague and community relationships.
  • Willingness to connect with Tribal, fishing, logging, and other rural community members.
  • Background with Southeast Alaskan communities and/or Tongass issues desired but not required.
  • An eye for strong visual communications desired but not required.
  • Ability to use spreadsheets and online databases to manage contacts and grow our campaign.
  • Sense of humor and adventurous spirit required!

 

Please send a single PDF labeled with your name that includes resume and cover letter to danielle@seacc.org.  Applications accepted until position is filled, with preference given to applications arriving before May 21st.

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