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Job Description: Manager, Tongass Forest Campaign

Job Description: Communications and Online Coordinator


 

 Manager, Tongass Forest Campaign

IMG_20160709_194027655.jpgThe Southeast Alaska Conservation Council is hiring for a Tongass Forest Campaign Manager (“campaigner”) to oversee our work to protect the integrity of the Tongass National Forest, America’s largest, and the largest intact temperate forest in the world.

Job Description: The Tongass Forest Campaign Manager is responsible for overseeing all of the forest and forestry-related campaign work at SEACC, including campaign planning, partnership development and management, grassroots organizing, volunteer participation, strategic event coordination, liaising with state and federal government, and building relationships with Native community and local leaders, the Forest Service, and other ENGOs. Experience with project or campaign management, and background in forestry, forest ecology, management or economics are desirable for this role.

The Tongass Forest Campaign Manager will lead SEACC’s Forest Campaigns program, including working with the Executive Director to develop our strategy to address export of unprocessed old-growth round logs, and to expedite our work to end old-growth clearcut logging in Southeast Alaska. She/He will also play a role in organizing against threats to Tongass wildlands including damaging timber sales, compromising legislation, and other projects that could compromise the Tongass.

The Tongass Forest Campaigner will ultimately be responsible for campaign outcomes on the Tongass Forest land-base, but will work in conjunction with SEACC’s E.D., Staff Scientist, Grassroots Attorney, and the Communications and Engagement coordinator, as needed. This position reports to the E.D.

The successful candidate for campaigner will be a friendly and engaging self-starter, creative strategist, and passionate about forests and forest conservation. SEACC is a small, regional nonprofit operating in what resembles a busy start-up environment, so an ideal candidate will thrive on keeping a cool head while managing multiple projects at once. The campaigner role offers the opportunity both to dig in on the policy side of forest management and also regularly travel by ferry or plane to communities spread across the islands of the Southeast Alaska Archipelago to organize support for campaign objectives. Experience coordinating volunteers or interns will be beneficial, as will experience working in support of or with Native communities in northern regions. Background using or doing outreach or advertising on social media is a bonus, as is experience writing and issuing press releases, or doing media interviews.

SEACC is a small but mighty legacy nonprofit nestled amongst the Tongass National Forest in Juneau, Alaska. Our growing, 6-person office is a cozy former residence in downtown Juneau, a short walk from downtown amenities. The greater Juneau region is rich with access to the outdoors, including fishing, hunting, foraging and subsistence activities, and skiing and winter sports in the wintertime. The city is famous for its rainy and dark winters (pre-ski-season), which is a consideration for those contemplating a relocation. SEACC’s compensation package is consistent with those of small, regional nonprofits. A small relocation benefit may be negotiable for those relocating from outside of Southeast Alaska.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of professional experience, including work or study in or related to Forestry, Forest Management, or Forest Conservation
  • Campaign or Project Management experience
  • Ability to coordinate and advance multiple projects concurrently
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience coordinating or managing volunteers or interns
  • Comfort doing outreach with a wide variety of stakeholders – phone-calling, emailing, in-person meetings
  • Willingness to travel throughout Southeast Alaska to meet with supporters and work with stakeholders

Desired Qualifications:

  • Strategic planning
  • Experience doing outreach through and advertising using social media, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
  • Background in communications, including writing and issuing press releases, and working with the media

Applications should be submitted by October 31st 2016, but will be considered on a rolling basis beginning October 15th. Please submit a cover letter, resume, three references, and a short writing sample or excerpt (less than five pages; a single page is fine) that emphasizes public outreach and engagement, press work or communications, or forest-related background and conversance.

Submit applications or direct any questions to our Office & Operations Manager, Thomasina Andersen, at thomasina@seacc.org, or call (907) 586-6942 for more information.

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Communications and Online Coordinator

communications_tree.pngThe Southeast Alaska Conservation Council (SEACC) seeks a talented professional to coordinate our communications and build grassroots support for our campaigns. The Communications and Online Engagement Coordinator will create, implement, and track online engagement components of our strategic plans, and manage our digital platforms, supporter database, and communications and media work. He/she will report to the Executive Director and will work closely with campaign and development staff as well as partner organizations to grow critical support for collaborative campaign goals to protect wild lands and clean water in Southeast Alaska.

SEACC is a small but mighty legacy nonprofit in the Tongass National Forest in Juneau, Alaska. Our growing, 6-person office is a cozy former residence in downtown Juneau, a short walk from downtown amenities. The greater Juneau region is rich with access to the outdoors, including fishing, hunting, foraging and subsistence activities, and skiing and winter sports in the wintertime. The city is famous for its rainy and dark winters (pre-ski-season), which is a consideration for those contemplating a relocation. SEACC’s compensation package is consistent with those of small, regional nonprofits. This position may be full or part-time.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage communications – oversee the coordinated, sustained, and creative use of SEACC’s website, social media, and earned media presence. Ensure consistent messaging and high-quality products, with particular emphasis on liaising with the media to ensure robust coverage of SEACC’s program work and the issues we work on.
  • Grow SEACC’s base of support – Use our NationBuilder database and other online organizing tools to analyze, track and grow online support for SEACC’s campaigns. Maintain an organized and effective database.

Qualifications:

  • Professional experience with web development, database management, and online grassroots engagement software.
  • Experience with or demonstrated aptitude for leading data-driven engagement organizing or other strategic campaign efforts. Ability to work toward big-picture objectives while staying on top of deadlines.
  • Impeccable written communication and editorial skills.
  • A strong eye for visual communications and proficiency with graphic design and image editing software.
  • Strong attention to detail, commitment to quality work products, and attention to current best practices in online communications.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, a team-focused approach to projects, and a track record of success with colleague and community relationships.
  • Experience working with the press and generating earned media

Please send a single PDF labeled with your name that includes a cover letter, resume, three references, and relevant work samples, to our Office & Operations Manager, Thomasina Andersen, at thomasina@seacc.org, or call (907) 586-6942.

Applications accepted until position is filled, with preference given to applications arriving before October 31st. Contract work may be available before final hire, and could be done remotely, but relocation will be required by January 2017. Position start date is ASAP.

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