Alaska Organizer

TITLE: Alaska Organizer

DEPARTMENT: Western Conservation

REPORTS TO:Nelli Williams

POSITION TYPE/HOURS: full time/40 hours

ABOUT TROUT UNLIMITED

Trout Unlimited is a national organization with 300,000 members and supporters organized into over 400 chapters and councils nationwide. These dedicated grassroots volunteers are matched by a respected staff of organizers, lawyers, policy experts, and scientists, who work out of more than 45 offices across the country. Our mission is to conserve, protect, and restore North America’s cold-water fisheries and their watersheds.

POSITION SUMMARY

This is an exciting opportunity to join Trout Unlimited in its Anchorage, Alaska office. The Alaska Organizer will work to protect the freshwater ecosystem in Bristol Bay, one of the most important and prized wild salmon strongholds left on the planet.

As the Alaska Organizer, you will be responsible for mobilizing anglers, hunters, and other key partners to protect Bristol Bay. Working with TU’s Alaska Program staff, local chapter members, volunteers and partner organizations, you will be responsible for managing and carrying out a wide variety of public education and grassroots organizing activities including:

  • Sharing information about the proposed Pebble Mine and its threat to Bristol Bay via events, in-person meetings, social media, one-on-one phone calls and mass-email.
  • Inspiring and mobilizing anglers, hunters, outdoor enthusiasts, fishing businesses and other partners to take action to protect Bristol Bay.

The ideal candidate will have substantial experience conducting public outreach and using communication tools and tactics to inspire action. S/he will work effectively both independently and as part of a team and will thrive in a fast-paced environment with hard-working colleagues and partners. S/he will develop creative ways to tell our story and inspire anglers and hunters and other target audiences to act. We are looking for someone who is innovative and can creatively brainstorm while keeping daily priorities focused on the ultimate goal of protecting Bristol Bay. Further, a knowledge of Alaska’s various cultures, history, hunting and fishing opportunities and political landscape are all important skills to bring to the job.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with TU’s nationwide network of staff, volunteers, partners and members to grow and engage our base of more than 300,000 members and supporters to take action against Pebble via online, in-person, and phone contact.
  • Work with tribal, business and commercial fishing partners to amplify local efforts to the national level and present a united front against the Pebble Mine.
  • Staff booths at key L-48 sport shows during the winter/spring of 2019 to collect comments and increase visibility of the issue.
  • Use best practices and available tools, as well as test new creative ideas, to achieve high rates of online and in-person action.
  • Recruit and work with volunteers and influencers to help spread the word about the proposed Pebble Mine and its threat to Bristol Bay.
  • Organize public events in key lower-48 cities to bring attention to the ongoing Pebble Mine issue and activate anglers and hunters to act.
  • Actively collaborate with other organizers who are pursuing similar objectives.

This is not an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience
  • Passion for protecting the Bristol Bay region and its fish and wildlife resources
  • Minimum of two years of experience in grassroots organizing and understanding of best organizing practices
  • Desire and ability to relate to and motivate anglers and hunters
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and engage volunteers; experience working in rural areas and experience using online grassroots engagement tools and tracking platforms preferred
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work with a wide range of people and partners
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and to work independently
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to travel frequently within Alaska and occasionally to the lower 48 states, sometimes for extended periods of time and over weekends
  • Ability to occasionally lift 25 pounds
  • Understanding of Alaska politics and key Bristol Bay stakeholders a plus

This is not an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities. This is a one-year position with the possibility of extension dependent on funding and performance. Compensation competitive and dependent on experience.

The Alaska Organizer will be based in Anchorage and will report directly to the Alaska Program Director.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send resume, cover letter, a relevant writing sample, salary requirements, and the names and contact information for three references to tina.kim@tu.org and include “Alaska Organizer” in the subject line. Position is open until filled. No phone calls please.

TU is an Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action Employer pursuant to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act & Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistant Act.

TU hires staff without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status or disability.

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