We’re Hiring!

Available Positions:

State Campaigns Manager

Development Director or Associate

Full description(s) below. To apply, please see specific instructions per position.

Who we are:

The Southeast Alaska Conservation Council (SEACC) is a small grassroots nonprofit based out of Juneau, Alaska, in the Tongass National Forest. For more than 50 years SEACC has been a regional conservation watchdog defending the remaining intact old-growth stands of the Tongass National Forest and the waters of the Inside Passage.

We partner with local communities, Tribes, fishermen, businesses, and visitors to advocate for the conservation and sustainable use of our region’s natural resources, and preserve a uniquely Southeast Alaskan way of life. We mix policy and technical expertise with grassroots organizing and communication skills to engage the public, advance new policy, and maintain existing protections, so that we ensure the interconnected whole of Southeast Alaska exists for future generations.

SEACC is committed to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. Our commitment to these priorities is being developed and elaborated by both staff and board on an ongoing, sustained basis, and our work towards living these values is interwoven across all our programs and departments, as well as into our day-to-day work practices. Any future team member should share these values and priorities.

More about Juneau, Alaska:

Áak’w Ḵwáan Area/Juneau is the ancestral home of the Áak’w Ḵwáan and Taku Ḵwáan peoples. It is also the state’s capital city. Áak’w Ḵwáan Area/Juneau is surrounded by the Tongass National Forest and is rich with access to the outdoors, including fishing, hunting, foraging, kayaking, biking, hiking, and skiing, among other activities. We have two public swimming pools, multiple fitness clubs, a city-owned ski mountain, many city parks and libraries, and a variety of educational options for families of all ages.

Juneau also has a vibrant arts community with numerous visual artists, dance troupes, theatre companies, two opera companies, chamber and symphony orchestras, a jazz and classics festival, and an annual folk music festival, as well as the Alaska State Museum and Sealaska Heritage Institute. Juneau has robust and growing Indigenous art and culture scene, and the biennial Alaska Native cultural event Celebration is held every two years in Juneau and is a major social and cultural event, with the next slated to occur in the summer of 2024.

Our city is famous for its rainy and often gray coastal climate and is only accessible by air travel or by boat, including the state ferry system.

State Campaigns Manager

Do you check #akleg before coffee? Watch the formation of caucuses or appointment of new commissioners as raptly as some people watch Game of Thrones? Are Alaska statutes, mine permits and timber sale announcements borderline beach reads? Does civic engagement give you a thrill? Do you have a passion for environmental conservation and want to help ensure a sustainable future for Southeast Alaska? We’re looking for you.

The Southeast Alaska Conservation Council (SEACC) is seeking a State Campaigns Manager to coordinate and lead our state level conservation work. The State Campaigns Manager reports to the Executive Director and manages SEACC’s work on all Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and Department of Natural Resources regulations and processes and tracks proposed state legislation. The State Campaigns Manager will work closely and collaboratively with other campaign and communications staff at SEACC to accomplish our goals.

What you’ll do:

In coordination and collaboration with the SEACC team you’ll work to further SEACC’s mission and vision in these key areas:

  • Provide expertise on State regulations, environmental permits, timber sales, and management plans:
  • Track and analyze rulemaking and proposed regulations, and develop policy positions;
  • Research and understand Alaska statutes and the Administrative Code related to SEACC priorities;
  • Track State of Alaska permits, land and timber sales, and plans;
  • Provide technical analysis of impacts of proposed sales, permits, and plans;
  • Develop policy and advocacy positions.

Provide legislative subject matter expertise:

  • Act as SEACC’s subject matter expert for Alaska’s legislative process;
  • Track, monitor, and provide technical analysis of proposed legislation;
  • Prepare and present policy briefings for legislators and/or staff, including handout materials, and sectional or bill analysis as needed;
  • Advocate for key legislative priorities, including preparing written testimony and preparing and providing verbal testimony;
  • Build positive and productive relationships with legislators, staff, and key parties involved in SEACC priority legislation;
  • Prepare for the legislative session by identifying priorities and partners well in advance.

Coordinate with partners:

  • Coordinate and/or participate in and help lead local, regional, and statewide, coalition and partnership efforts to protect Southeast Alaska, coordinate state legislative priorities with partner groups, and help develop a new vision for the future of our region;
  • Work with SEACC staff to further improve and grow SEACC efforts around Indigenous engagement and outreach;
  • Coordinate with local communities, Tribal governments and grassroots groups to address state management concerns;
  • Work with community, Tribes, and partners to minimize negative impacts from state timber and mining developments.

Public outreach and organizing:

  • Engage with the public, elected officials and Tribal communities on SEACC’s priorities and organize them to take collective action;
  • Inform the public about the impacts of State permits, sales, management plans, and proposed legislation, and promote public comment opportunities;
  • Organize and facilitate various community sign-on letters in conjunction with seeking passage of resolutions from Tribes and municipalities with relevant Campaign staff when necessary;
  • Actively cultivate relationships and contacts to further broad organizing efforts throughout communities in Southeast;
  • Support grassroots activists by helping them to understand and effectively engage in legislative advocacy.

Who you are:

The strongest candidates will have many of the following qualifications:

  • A background in environmental policy, and/or grassroots or grasstops campaigns;
  • Thorough understanding of the Alaska legislative process;
  • Familiarity with use of BASIS and the akleg.gov website;
  • Familiarity with Department of Environmental Conservation and Department of Natural Resources  permitting and public processes;
  • Professional experience or study in environmental science, natural resource management, ecology or related fields;
  • Effective communication skills (written and oral), ability to quickly understand, translate, and communicate problems and policy solutions the general public can understand and engage in;
  • This includes a background, comfort, or interest in learning to communicate with the media, including as an occasional spokesperson;
  • Proactive problem solving skills,  demonstrated people skills, and experience untangling tough social issues and working to bring people together to effectively advocate for shared conservation objectives;
  • Commitment to the principles of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion, with demonstrated successes in previous work and self-awareness of growth areas, and demonstrated experience working effectively with a diverse team and partners, and ability to spot issues and develop practical solutions;
  • Excellent time management and  comfort with planning, prioritizing, troubleshooting, and moving tasks forward while coordinating in all directions, especially across lines of difference (by building trust and rapport through warmth, humility, optimism, humor, etc.);
  • Interest in and desire to work with a wide variety of people, a genuine interest in the people and places of Southeast Alaska, and an ability to sustain a high level of energy and engagement over community visits lasting several days;
  • Knowledge of and interest in learning Southeast Alaska Indigenous languages, culture, cultural protocols, and knowledge systems to support the outcomes that best fit our region, and capacity to connect and build relationships with Native groups, Tribal representatives, and Indigenous community members and leaders to further conservation and equity objectives.

We know there is not one ideal candidate who has all of these traits — if you have a mix of interests, skills, and experience related to the above,  and a passion for this work — please don’t let a gap in your strengths for this role stop you from applying or reaching out.

What else you should know:

Compensation:

This role is a full-time position, and the salary range for this role is between $68,000 – $75,000 with exact salary dependent upon experience.

Benefits include:

  • 3 weeks of paid leave your first year and 4 weeks of paid leave after one year, plus
  • 11 federal and state holidays, plus
  • fully paid healthcare, plus
  • 12 days of medical leave annually, plus
  • 2 days of community service or participation leave, plus
  • a 401K plan with a 5% match that begins after just one year of employment, and
  • In addition, the Executive Director closes the office between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day each year as a thank you to the staff!

Where you’ll work:

SEACC’s office is located in Juneau, Alaska. The political nature of this role requires the candidate to be located in Juneau. While we expect this role to work out of the SEACC office, we do have a flexible hybrid work policy that could be utilized.

Desired Start Date:

Mid August, 2024

Application process:

Applications submitted by end of day on Wednesday, June 12 will be considered in the first round of review. SEACC will continue to accept and review applications on a rolling basis thereafter until the role is filled. If the role is still posted on our website, then we are still accepting applications.

Please submit your cover letter, resume and a short professional writing sample of not more than 1,000 words (excerpts are fine) to admin@seacc.org. Please put ‘Job Application – State Campaigns Manager’ and your last name in the email subject line. Three professional references, including one from a former or current direct supervisor will be requested from those selected for interviews.

Statement of non-discrimination:

SEACC recognizes, supports, and values all forms of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

SEACC is an equal opportunity employer to all, without discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Development Director or Associate

Position Summary

The Southeast Alaska Conservation Council (SEACC) is looking for a talented and passionate individual to lead our fundraising efforts in support of our work to protect the lands and waters of Southeast Alaska. They must be a team player — a goal and achievement-oriented individual with a drive to find creative solutions, who gives attention to detail and has a passion for helping SEACC build lasting individual and community relationships. This position will lead and support our staff and board in strategically engaging in fundraising. They will work closely with and report to the Executive Director but this is the only fundraising focused role, so duties are comprehensive. 

Our ideal candidate will have a proven track record of success in donor stewardship and engagement, fundraising, grant writing and management, and event planning. SEACC seeks an experienced fundraiser with a thorough understanding of a wide range of fundraising techniques, deep knowledge of Southeast Alaska and a passion for SEACC’s mission and work. We’re also looking for someone with experience advancing justice, equity, diversity and inclusion within fundraising principles. This position will report directly to the Executive Director.

**SEACC will consider earlier career candidates for an Associate level role to grow into the Director role. This job description is written for the Director level. The salary range is inclusive of Associate and Director level, with Associate eligible for the lower end of the range and Director for the higher end. 

What You’ll Do

  1. Individual Donor Engagement
    • Develop, implement, and monitor strategies aimed at growing the base of annual individual donors;
    • Identify, cultivate, and solicit potential donors for major gifts;
    • Maintain and enhance relationships with existing donors, ensuring they are informed, valued, and engaged;
    • Cultivate relationships with existing donors and increase donor loyalty;
    • Coordinate with campaign and communications staff to ensure alignment between campaign needs and donor interests.
  2. Fundraising and Campaigns
    • Plan and execute fundraising campaigns tailored to individual donors, including annual giving, endowment, legacy, and major gift campaigns;
    • Collaborate with the communications team to create effective promotional materials and fundraising messages;
    • In partnership with the Executive Director and campaign staff, organize and manage events specifically designed to attract and engage individual donors and move supporters up the ladder of engagement;
    • Conduct all post-event analysis and evaluation, maintaining lessons learned for events;
    • Build and manage SEACC’s fundraising budget, ensuring that expenditure is effectively controlled and revenue goals are met.
  3. Donor Stewardship
    • Implement a comprehensive donor stewardship program that regularly acknowledges, recognizes, and reports back to individual donors;
    • Ensure personalized communication with donors, including thank you letters, updates on the impact of their donations, and invitations to special events;
    • Regularly review donor data to enhance the personalization of outreach and acknowledgment strategies.
  4. Database Management
    • Manage and maintain SEACC’s donor database, NationBuilder;
    • Perform data entry, maintenance, and updating of the database; create and run reports to analyze data, metrics, and related information on development tracking and goal setting, maintain accurate tracking of donor contact information and communications;
    • Ensure data integrity and quality of information from which data and metrics are drawn.
  5. Grants Administration
    • Research potential grants and funding opportunities and help vet grant opportunities and other fundraising proposals;
    • Gather required data from the Executive Director and campaign staff to assemble and complete grant applications;
    • Support the Executive Director with the management of internal grants tracking and reporting systems to ensure grants submission of all required reporting in accordance with funder timelines.

Performs other duties as needed and assigned.

Education & Experience

  • Minimum of three years work experience in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Fundraising, or related field for Director level;
  • Minimum of five years direct experience in fundraising or sales;
  • Familiarity with working in a non-profit (501(c)(3)) environment;
  • Familiarity with SEACC’s work and mission and love of living and working in Southeast Alaska.

Skills & Abilities

  • Account Management, Customer Service, Community Relations and/or, Project Management experience;
  • Cultural sensitivity and management of culturally diverse groups;
  • High degree of integrity, honesty, confidentiality, and maturity;
  • Ability to develop presentations and deliver presentations with excellent public speaking skills;
  • Strong writing skills, ideal with grants writing and/or fundraising writing in particular;
  • Proficient in Excel and adept using and building complex spreadsheets;
  • Exhibits polite and professional communication via phone, email, and mail;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Proficient in utilizing and managing databases/CRM systems (i.e., NationBuilder, NewMode);
  • Demonstrated experience in being creative and innovative;
  • Ability to make decisions, engage in critical thought and problem solve;
  • Polite and professional listening, verbal, and written communication skills;
  • Excellent analytical and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently manage multiple, simultaneous, complex tasks;
  • Willingness to travel including within Alaska and its rural regions.

We know there is not one ideal candidate who has all of these traits, so if you have a mix of interests, skills, and experience related to the above – and a passion for this work – please don’t let a specific gap in your strengths for this role stop you from applying or reaching out. We are open to considering candidates who are earlier career and might be better suited to a Development Associate position and the wide salary range reflects that.

What Else You Should Know:

SEACC recognizes, supports, and values all forms of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Compensation: This role is a full-time position and the salary range for this role is $65,000-80,000 with exact salary dependent upon experience. The lower end of this range would be for a candidate more suited to a Development Associate role, which would adjust some of the responsibilities as well. 

We also offer excellent benefits, including:

  • 3 weeks of paid leave your first year and 4 weeks of paid leave after one year, plus
  • 11 federal and state holidays, plus
  • fully paid healthcare, plus
  • 12 days of medical leave annually, plus
  • 2 days of community service or participation leave, plus
  • a 401K plan with a 5% match that begins after just one year of employment, and
  • In addition, the Executive Director closes the office between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day each year as a thank you to the staff!

Where you will work: SEACC’s office is located in Juneau, Alaska. While we expect this role to work out of the SEACC office in Juneau, we do have a flexible hybrid work policy that could be utilized.

Desired Start Date: Mid August.

Application Process: Applications submitted by end of day on Wednesday, June 12 will be considered in the first round of review. SEACC will continue to accept and review applications on a rolling basis thereafter until the role is filled. If the role is still posted on our website, then we are still accepting applications.

To Apply: Please submit your cover letter, resume and a short professional writing sample of not more than 1,000 words (excerpts are fine, fundraising or grant writing samples ideal but not required) to Admin@SEACC.org. Please put ‘Job Application – Development Director’ or ‘Job Application – Development Associate’ and your last name in the email subject line and please specify Director or Associate in your cover letter. Three professional references, including one from a former or current direct supervisor will be requested from those selected for interviews.