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Executive Director

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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.

Executive Director

The Southeast Alaska Conservation Council has partnered with The Moran Company to conduct a national search for the organization’s next Executive Director. The updated deadline to apply is April 21.

Position Summary

SEACC seeks a strategic, dynamic leader to serve in this exciting, high-profile position. For over 50 years SEACC has been the premier conservation organization safeguarding the extraordinary lands and waters of Southeast Alaska, a magnificent temperate rainforest ecosystem, teeming with life, unique in the world. SEACC works toward protecting special places, promoting conservation, and advocating for sustainability in Southeast Alaska. Our work centers on reforming management of federal and state public lands and waters, particularly the  vast Tongass National Forest. And in everything we do, SEACC seeks to honor and support the conservation and stewardship initiatives of the Lingít, Haida and Tsimshian peoples, the rightful owners and protectors of the region since before recorded time, who have for too long been denied justice.

SEACC is led by a diverse, deeply committed Board of Directors and currently has nine staff. The combined operating budget is approximately $1.3M, with ample reserves. Our Executive Director position is located in Juneau, though occasional long hours and extensive travel in Southeast Alaska, as well as occasional trips to the East and West Coasts, will be required. But your hard work will be rewarded with an unparalleled opportunity to defend nature and advance justice.

Leadership and administrative responsibilities

The Executive Director, working for and with the Board, is responsible for the following:

  • Developing and implementing our mission, vision, goals, and strategic plans.
  • Managing the organization’s finances and budget.
  • Leading and supervising our talented staff.
  • Managing donor relations and fundraising.
  • Strengthening relationships with Alaska Native Tribes, organizations, and leaders.
  • Advancing justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in all organizational activities.
  • Representing SEACC at public events and promoting its mission with partners, donors, and the public.

Specific knowledge, skills, and attributes 

The Executive Director position requires outstanding professional capacity, including:

  • High energy, enthusiasm, empathy and people skills.
  • Excellent communications skills, oral and written.
  • Outstanding personnel management abilities.
  • Strong fundraising background and record of success.
  • Envision cross-cultural perspectives and sensitivities.
  • Political, legislative, regulatory, and/or legal knowledge.
  • Capacity to calmly and creatively manage controversial public policy issues.

Professional qualifications and experience

The Executive Director role requires significant expertise.  The successful candidate will need:

  • At least five years of organizational leadership experience at the senior level (nonprofit background is strongly preferred).
  • Academic degree in public policy, conservation, science or law, or equivalent on-the-job training.
  • Demonstrated achievements in environmental or social justice issue advocacy. 

Beneficial skills and experience

The Executive Director is not required to have, but would benefit from:

  • Knowledge of Alaska Native Tribes and Indigenous cultures.
  • Knowledge of ANCSA and ANILCA.
  • Experience with lobbying, grassroots organizing, or campaign development.
  • Knowledge of forest conservation and clean water campaign work.


The salary range for this position is $115,000 – $130,000, commensurate with

qualifications. For candidates located outside the region, moving expenses can be negotiated. This position is located in Juneau, AK. Applicants not already here are expected to relocate.

SEACC offers excellent benefits, including: four weeks of paid vacation in addition to closing the office for paid time off between Christmas and New Years, 11 paid federal and state holidays, fully paid healthcare premium for the employee, annual employer contribution to a Health Savings Account, 12 days of paid medical leave annually, two days of paid community service or participation leave, and a 401K plan with a 5% match after one year of employment. A three month paid sabbatical leave is provided following five years of consecutive, full-time employment.

Statement of non-discrimination

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.

Application process

The Moran Company is assisting SEACC in our search for an Executive Director. You may apply online at morancompany.com. For more information please contact Jon Rosell, Senior Search Consultant, The Moran Company.