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Winter/Spring 2015: Clean Water Campaigner

SEACC's Inside Passage Waterkeeper program seeks a skilled community organizer to assist with our collaborative campaign to protect Southeast Alaska' transboundary rivers. With new mines opening on the Canadian headwaters of Southeast Alaska’s salmon rivers, grassroots action is needed to protect Alaskan resources from risk-laden development.

The Clean Water Campaigner will engage local people in speaking up for clean water in Southeast Alaska’s transboundary rivers; communicate regularly with our Tribal, fishing, and nonprofit allies; and coordinate our outreach to partner groups in British Columbia.  The Campaigner may organize and/or attend events throughout Southeast Alaska, the lower 48 and British Columbia. The position may be based in our Juneau office or work remotely. The position is temporary and part-time (15-20 hours per week) with the potential to grow into full-time and longer term as funding allows. Position to start immediately.

About IPWK:

The Inside Passage Waterkeeper is a locally-led group with the mission to keep Southeast Alaska’s clean water clean. Affiliated with the International Waterkeeper Alliance, IPWK uses grassroots community organizing and advocacy to protect the clean waters and wild rainforests that support our economy, subsistence opportunities, and way of life in Southeast Alaska. Inside Passage Waterkeeper is an independent program housed with the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, the local, grassroots voice for Southeast Alaska’s rainforest, waters, and communities. Find us at facebook.com/insidepassagewaterkeeper.

Desired Qualifications:

  • A passion for solutions-based community organizing.
  • 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.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, a team-focused approach to projects, and track record of success with colleague and community relationships.
  • Commitment to diversity, and ability to connect with Tribal, fishing and other rural community members.
  • Working knowledge of Southeast Alaskan or British Columbian communities is preferred.
  • Experience with or demonstrated aptitude for learning database and online grassroots engagement software.
  • An eye for strong visual communications and experience with image editing, photography, and/or graphic design skills would be a plus.

Benefits and Compensation:

Compensation is hourly and commensurate with experience.

Please send a single PDF labeled with your name that includes resume and cover letter to info@insidepassagewaterkeeper.org.  Applications accepted until position is filled, with preference given to applications arriving before Feb. 20th.

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