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 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, that we ensure the interconnected whole of Southeast Alaska exists for future generations.
SEACC is committed to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion and is currently developing an organizational statement jointly developed by board and staff that expresses our internal commitments, priorities, and pathways for advancing this work. This work is being undertaken by the organization as a whole and the effort around it is interwoven in all our programs and departments. Any future team member should share these values and priorities and be willing and interested in contributing to this ongoing internal work.
More about Juneau, Alaska:
Juneau is the ancestral home of the Áakʼw Ḵwáan. It is also the state’s capital city. The greater Juneau borough is surrounded by the Tongass National Forest and is therefore rich with access to the outdoors, including fishing, hunting, foraging, kayaking, hiking, and skiing, among other activities. We have two public swimming pools, multiple fitness clubs, many city parks and libraries, and a variety of educational options for families of all ages. The community also has a vibrant arts community with numerous visual artists, dance troupes, theater companies, two opera companies, chamber and symphony orchestras, a jazz and classics festival, and an annual folk music festival, as well as the State Museum and Sealaska Heritage Institute. The biennial Alaska Native cultural event ‘Celebration’ is held every two years in Juneau, Alaska, and is a major social and cultural event, with the next slated to occur in summer 2022.
Our city is famous for its rainy and sometimes gray coastal climate and is only accessible by air travel or the state ferry system, which are considerations for those contemplating a relocation from the Lower 48.
Development and Outreach Associate
The Development and Outreach Associate works closely with SEACC’s Deputy Director to coordinate and implement SEACC’s Development Plan and ensure SEACC reaches its membership goals. The Development and Outreach Associate is also lead on general membership, SEACC’s database, online giving, outreach and community engagement in coordination with program teams, and events planning and logistics. This includes managing digital outreach tools such as NationBuilder, WPGive, New/Mode, and SimpleTexting.
The Development and Outreach Associate is a full-time non-exempt position. The salary range will be between $40,000 to $46,000 depending on experience and skill. SEACC offers healthcare, three weeks paid leave annually for new hires and four weeks after the first year, 12 days paid medical leave annually, and a 401K plan with 5% employer match contributions after the first year.
Who you are:
A successful Development and Outreach Associate will be self-motivated, a true “people person” who enjoys being part of a team and supporting their co-workers in achieving their personal and
organizational work goals. This role works closely with all members of the SEACC team and often supports projects across the organization. They will be skilled at prioritization and staying on top of multiple tasks and deadlines with decreasing oversight over time. They will have a genuine interest in working with SEACC supporters and helping connect members of the public to our mission.
- Database Management — Act as SEACC’s database expert and implement and oversee all database data entry and membership information. Train and support staff in the use of databases.
- Fundraising and Donor Event Management — Help design, plan, coordinate, and implement all fundraising and donor events. Make sure fundraising and membership are ever-present at all SEACC events even those that are not direct fundraisers.
- Donor Relationship Management — Help implement SEACC’s donor appreciation activities and make sure SEACC is following best practices for donor relationships, outreach, and follow-up.
- Business Partner Program — Lead SEACC’s business partner program push.
- Special Projects/Campaigns — Lead annual fundraising projects such as Giving Tuesday and Pick.Click.Give campaign.
- Event Management — Oversee and implement planning and logistics in support of program staff for all SEACC events. Work closely with program teams on their events and provide support.
- Online Engagement — Manage and train organizers on New/Mode, SimpleTexting for use in their organizing efforts.
- Merchandise Management — Track and order merchandise. Including pursuing new merchandise ideas. Train staff in merchandise sales before events.
- Social Media — Coordinate and manage SEACC’s social media presence for events and fundraising.
The ideal candidate:
- Thrives in a fast-paced office environment and can manage a high volume of work efficiently without sacrificing quality.
- Has experience with manage donor relations or relevant customer services experience.
- Enjoys interacting with members of the public and solving problems.
- Has excellent interpersonal and communication skills, a team-focused approach to projects, and a track record of success with colleague and community relationships.
- Is relentlessly positive and flexible.
- Experience with running social media accounts; experience with database management, especially NationBuilder, is a bonus.
- Strong writer and communicator, experience with donor communications a plus. Good with grammar, editing, and has an eye for detail.
- Has excellent problem-solving skills and a strong sense of ownership over tasks, including follow-through, and is willing to do what it takes to get the job done.
Additional desired skills:
- Professional experience with website development and online grassroots engagement software.
- A strong eye for visual communications and proficiency with graphic design and image editing software.
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 gap in your strengths for this role stop you from applying or reaching out.
Compensation: This role is a full-time non-exempt position, and the salary range for this role is between $40,000 to $46,000, with exact salary dependent upon experience. We also offer excellent benefits, including:
- Three weeks of paid leave your first year and four 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
- Two days of community service or participation leave, plus
- A 401K plan with a 5% match after just one year of employment, and
- Our 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 main office and this position is located in Juneau, Alaska. During the pandemic, the majority of staff are working remotely at least part-time. The Development and Outreach Associate is a critical support role and is required to work from the office (pandemic conditions allowing). SEACC has a covid policy responsive to the changing pandemic conditions that may impact the in-office work status of this role.
Application Process: SEACC is accepting rolling applications and will continue to accept applications until the role is filled. Applications received before October 12, 2021, will be considered for the first round of review.
Our ideal candidate will begin working with SEACC by November 8 or no later than November 29.
To Apply: Please submit your resume, a cover letter, and a short professional writing sample as PDFs to Office Manager Raylynn Lawless at [email protected] and include your last name, Development and Outreach Associate in the subject line of the email. Fundraising-related writing samples are preferred but not required.
Candidates selected for a second interview will be asked to supply three professional references at least one of which must be a past supervisor of the candidate.