EXTERNAL AFFAIRS MANAGER for the WORLD WILDLIFE FUND (WWF) to be located in Anchorage. Full time position to provide key support for the Arctic Field Program’s conservation strategy through communications and development. The ideal candidate is a skilled communications and/or fundraising professional, with experience working in Alaska on natural resource use issues, creativity, and passion for conservation. The Manager will work in a variety of media and with a diverse array of private and public sector stakeholders. The Manager will report to the Managing Director of the WWF-US Arctic Field Program and will work closely with the WWF-US communications and development teams. Primary Duties and Responsibilities: Develop local and regional communications strategies for Alaska’s Arctic Field Program. Identify opportunities to communicate externally about global Arctic issues/events to bolster WWF’s conservation and fundraising efforts in Alaska. Work with the Alaska team to identify key opinion leaders in Alaska on selected issues and develop a strategy to influence those individuals. Develop annual communication plans for WWF projects in the Arctic (including Beaufort-Bering-Chukchi and Kamchatka). Work closely with senior Alaska team members to plan events, timelines, and decision-making processes relative to OCS leasing, Pebble Mine, species, and fisheries management processes. Assist with fundraising and donor communications. Oversee the preparation of special donor reports. Qualifications: 8+ years of experience working in senior-level communications or similar positions; Experience developing and successfully implementing external linecommunications plans; Deep familiarity with environment/natural resources issues in the north Pacific and Arctic; Knowledge of Alaska and experience in community-level education preferred; Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with a diverse array of funders and colleagues; Excellent oral communication and writing skills, and a polished and diplomatic style; Ability to thrive in a team setting; Fiscal/budget management skills; Attention to detail and strong organizational skills; Creativity, flexibility, and innovation; Ability to analyze, prioritize, and complete work with minimal supervision; Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines; Willingness to travel occasionally (within the eco-region and to Washington, DC); Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. To Apply, please go to http://www.ceaconsulting.com/what/position_details.aspx?client=CEA&jobId=179 to submit a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements. Please direct all applications and inquiries to CEA Recruiting. This position will remain open until filled. For more information, visit www.cearecruiting.com.
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT for OCEAN RENEWABLE POWER COMPANY(www.orpc.co) to support the Anchorage office and coordinate with the corporate and other development offices, currently in Portland and Eastport, Maine, respectively. Responsibilities: Establish and maintain office organizational systems, general administrative support, word processing, and the willingness to tackle new tasks, learn new skills, and take on new responsibilities as needed in a growing company. Qualifications: §Professional demeanor, demonstrates good communication skills (written and verbal), § Knowledge of office technologies and software, experience with databases, §Experience coordinating meetings and travel arrangements, §Attention to detail and accuracy, §Excellent organizational skills, and §A bachelor’s degree is desirable. Hours and Compensation (may vary according to applicants’ situations): Ideal candidate will be hired at part time, or 20-30 hours/week, High potential for full time as early as 3 months after date of hire. Benefits: Vacation, Sick, Holidays, Medical, Dental and 401K (varies from part time to full time status). Please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (907)-339-7939 between 8am and Noon with any questions.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTORfor the NORTHERN ALASKA ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER (NAEC) location: Fairbanks seeds an energetic leader and experienced manager with political acumen and broad familiarity with environmental issues. The successful candidate will demonstrate a solid and long-standing conservation ethic and an ability to inspire, collaborate with and supervise a staff of seven; fundraise successfully in a variety of contexts; and communicate effectively with donors, members and the media. Excellent oral and written skills are a prerequisite, as is an ability to develop collaborative, solutions-based outcomes within our local community and with state and national conservation partners. Compensation: Salary: $56,000 - $70,000 per year DOE. Benefits: health insurance, paid vacation and sick leave (after probationary period); exempt status. Negotiable incentives for outstanding performance and/or longevity. Application process: Send resume, cover letter, and complete contact information for three professional references to email@example.com with subject line: NAEC ED application_Last name_First name. Please convert all attachments to PDF format. Include in your cover letter your qualifications for this position and a statement (1,000 words max) on the following topic: NAEC’s organizational vision states, “We envision a naturally thriving, biologically and culturally diverse, wildlands-rich, sustainable, inspiring and thoughtfully protected northern Alaska, forever.” This vision leaves considerable room for a strong leader, working with the board and staff, to create effective strategies for addressing opportunities and challenges in northern Alaska. What makes you this leader? Start date: May 1, 2012. Review of applications will begin Feb 13, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. In addition to references provided by the applicant, NAEC reserves the right to make additional inquiries or to contact any person listed on the applicant’s resume for a reference. To see the full description and apply here go to http://northern.org/about-us/job-opportunities/executive-director-job-opening.
MANAGER, WESTERN LANDS INITIATIVEfor the PEW ENVIRONMENT GROUP to be located in Anchorage to promote policies and practices that protect the global environment, preserve healthy forests and marine ecosystems. Responsibilities: To oversee all aspects of the Western Lands Initiative project including: Collaborate with and assist local, state, and national conservation groups and other stakeholders to formulate and implement strategic land protection campaign plans, strategy and tactics; Advise partner groups on appropriate actions to take in the public policy arena. Coordinate with Pew grassroots outreach, communications, and policy staff, including making tactical judgments and taking appropriate initiative as necessary; Develop, manage and maintain the campaign plan for Pew's engagement in the Integrated Activity Planning process for the National Petroleum Reserve - Alaska (NPRB) which will involve close coordination with Pew's Oceans North Campaign; Identify and implement other strategies to accord long-term protections to NPRB-A lands while ensuring subsistence needs are met; Develop, manage and maintain the campaign plan for non-NPRB-A BLM lands; Ensure that Pew, along with its partner groups, are fully engaged in any BLM planning processes and other agency planning processes in Alaska through which we may gain protection for key areas; Represent Pew and partner groups to the Bureau of Land Management leadership and staff in Alaska and Washington, D.C. about Alaska BLM lands protection; Identify and implement other strategies to accord long-term protections to Alaska BLM lands; and Develop a budget and write PAS and contracts to implement our Alaska BLM plan. Requirements: Bachelor's degree with advanced degree preferred; Strong background and experience in grassroots advocacy; Working knowledge and experience with federal public lands issue; Understanding of the policy making process; A minimum of ten years of experience in public education and outreach campaigns in ever increasing positions of responsibility; Available outside normal business hours when essential to organizational priorities; Demonstrated strong analytical skills. Ability to synthesize information and to focus quickly on the essence of an issue/problem, determine whether it is ripe for intervention and identify the means to address it. A strong commitment to producing measurable results; Excellent written and oral communications skills, including demonstrated ability to summarize issues and means to address them. Strong oral, presentation, facilitation, and written communication skills such that complex ideas, thoughts and concepts are clearly articulated for a general audience. Clear, effective writing style. Travel: Frequent travel for site visits with partner organizations is required for this position. For more information, go to https://jobs-pct.icims.com/jobs/2735/job or contact Christine Dalpino, Manager, Talent Acquisition, at 202.540.6614 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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