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SEACC is hiring for two part-time Indigenous Outreach Coordinators

 

The Southeast Alaska Conservation Council is hiring for two part-time Indigenous Outreach Coordinators to work with SEACC and interested Indigenous communities on transboundary mining, water quality, and natural resource development related issues. To download a PDF version of this position, click here.

Position Description:

SEACC is seeking two Indigenous Outreach Coordinators to organize in and provide support to communities associated with each of four major transboundary rivers that cross the border between Canada and Alaska.  These Coordinators will provide and/or be a conduit for communities to access additional logistical and technical support in the areas of water quality and forestry, provide support for communities engaging in advocacy around protection of their water resources, and will work with community members or Tribal leaders to identify other opportunities to organize or take action on water quality and land-use-related issues.

In addition, the Coordinators will be available to support members of communities potentially at risk from transboundary mines that they can meet with other affected communities and engage in advocacy and communications outreach as/if desired. The Indigenous Engagement Coordinators will help create opportunities for members of Indigenous communities to engage with SEACC’s ongoing campaign work around specific transboundary and regional mines.

SEACC’s Indigenous Outreach Coordinators will also work to provide support to communities on other issues of concern, including but not limited to as relates to land-use, development of alternatives to logging, subsistence issues, and fisheries.

The transboundary rivers and communities this role will work in and with include those along or downstream from the Alsek (Yakutat area), the Taku River (Juneau-Douglas area), the Stikine River (Wrangell area) and the Unuk River (in the Ketchikan/Saxman and Petersburg area). Candidates who already live and work in these communities are strongly preferred.

The Coordinators will work closely with SEACC’s Staff Scientist, Inside Passage Waters Program Manager, and Tongass Forest Program Manager and Indigenous Engagement Lead. 

These positions are new for SEACC and are funded for one year at present, with possible extension contingent on a successful first year and on the organization’s ability to continue to identify and obtain funding to support this work.

This position does not require a relocation to Juneau. The Indigenous Engagement Coordinators will be required to work from Juneau for a few days each month, with housing support provided. Travel to communities throughout Southeast Alaska will be required 1-2 times per month, and travel to British Columbia or the lower 48 is a possibility. Working with SEACC periodically involves work before and after traditional 9-to-5 workdays, and/or on weekends.

As these positions are part-time for this first year, no benefits are available for these two roles, although the part-time nature of the position allows for flexible scheduling.

Desired Qualifications:

  • At least two years of experience or academic study in natural resources, water conservation, aquatic science, fisheries, forest conservation, forest science, rural development, traditional ecological knowledge, or a related field. A degree is specifically not required for this position in order to solicit candidates with a diversity of experiences and background;
  • Knowledge of natural resource and development issues related to water quality, mining, fish/fisheries, the Tongass National Forest, land use, and logging;
  • Interest in taking on an advocacy and organizer role in conservation in Southeast Alaska;
  • Knowledge of Traditional/Cultural values, traditions, and practices;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Background in or interest learning to arrange, coordinate, and do media interviews;
  • Experience working with social media.

To Apply:

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until filled.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and two references to apply. Applications should be submitted to SEACC’s Office & Operations Manager Thomasina Andersen at thomasina@seacc.org.

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


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