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Communications Director

The Southeast Alaska Conservation Council seeks a dynamic and talented, place-based storyteller to expand and direct our campaign and organizational communications. The Communications Director will work full-time to support SEACC’s programs and campaigns through coordinating or assisting with publications, media, action alerts, community partnerships, and grassroots engagement. The Communications Director will work with other staff to continually refine and implement our comprehensive strategic plan for communications. She/he will also work with our partners to align SEACC with statewide and national organizing efforts.

The Communications Director will strongly and clearly articulate SEACC’s core vision with compelling stories that connect the dots between our programs, local people, and our place. A commitment to creativity, positivity, and the dynamic nature of our conservation and sustainability work is essential. We seek someone who is excited about grassroots organizing with diverse, rural communities in Southeast Alaska, and who will bring unique skills, project ideas, and energy to our team.

About SEACC:

For 40+ years SEACC has been the local, grassroots voice for Southeast Alaska’s rainforest, waters, and communities, working alongside local people to win key conservation victories for the Tongass. Under new Executive Director leadership in 2014, SEACC is excited to be re-envisioning its communications and campaigns to reflect a changing conservation landscape in Southeast Alaska, and around the world. We’re currently jumpstarting a modern and effective grassroots program that prioritizes authentic community relationships with the individuals, businesses, Tribes, and organizations who live within the Tongass’s working landscapes. Programmatically, we’re establishing new emphases on clean water, climate change, and community resiliency.  As the primary regional conservation organization for Southeast Alaska, SEACC continues to use legal action, policy advocacy, and grassroots organizing to stand up for our region’s waters, forests, and the ways of life that rely on them for survival.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills with demonstrated ability to understand tone and voice as it pertains to rural, grassroots organizing and inclusive conservation messaging.
  • Experience hiring and managing other staff, interns, contractors, and/or volunteers in a manner that empowers, engages, and inspires.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, a team-focused approach to projects, and track record of success with colleague and community relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to connect with Tribal, fishing, and other rural community members.
  • Experience with media relations, as well as working strategically with decision-makers and community leaders.
  • An eye for strong visual communications and experience with or willingness to learn image editing, photography, and/or graphic design skills.
  • Experience with or demonstrated aptitude for learning database and online grassroots engagement software.
  • Experience with or willingness to develop strong skills in marketing and branding for the nonprofit sector.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a highly organized fashion to meet deadlines, work cooperatively, and manage multiple projects.

Benefits and Compensation:

Competitive salary dependent on experience with health, dental, and vacation. An annual workplan that includes some flex location work and unpaid leave is possible.

Please send a single PDF labeled with your name that includes resume and cover letter, as well as 1-3 relevant work samples to malena@seacc.org.  Deadline for applications is June 1 with priority given to earlier applications.

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