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Environmental Campaign Associate

Environment America

Anchorage, Alaska

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details The target annual compensation for this position is $32,500 in the first year.
Deadline Jul 05, 2024

Campaign Associate

Alaska Environment

Anchorage, Alaska

Alaska Environment is hiring a campaign associate to help increase the adoption of renewable energy, clean energy technologies, and energy efficiency in Alaska. Right now, our energy sources are polluting our air and water, warming our climate and oceans, and putting important habitats and wildlife at risk. Adopting renewable energy will help protect everything from our children’s lungs to the fish that fill our freezers and the beautiful landscapes we call home.

The Alaska Environment Associate will work with Alaska Environment’s director and our national program team as well as with our organizers, stakeholders and key coalition allies to build momentum and expand support for Alaska’s clean, renewable energy future. The associate may also have the opportunity to work on other important environmental issues that fall under the Alaska Environment mission.  

Key responsibilities

  • Build powerful coalitions: Reach out to and engage organizations, businesses and affected constituency groups with common ground on relevant issues to demonstrate support for our campaign goals.
  • Public outreach and education: Attend events to educate Alaskans on issues, recruit them to take action, and build widespread support for our campaigns. 
  • Earn traditional media and social media attention: Organize news conferences and write opinion pieces. Build a following on social media platforms for our campaigns.
  • Lobby elected officials: Meet with decision makers - from city officials to state legislators - to make the case for our campaign goals. When a critical vote is happening on your campaign, work to demonstrate the support you’ve been building on the ground to help line up the votes needed to win.
  • Research and write reports and articles: Catalog and analyze data relevant to the issue and our policy proposals to help influence public debate and earn media attention for our cause.
  • Identify and cultivate donors: Reach out to foundations and major donors and ask them to fund our campaigns.
  • Recruit new people to your team: Help build your team by recruiting volunteers, interns and full-time staff.
  • Run a grassroots campaign office each summer: Run a campaign office for the summer to raise money to support our campaigns, build our organization and membership, and help build critical and timely grassroots support to win key campaigns while honing your organizing and management skills. You may be assigned to a different office location for the summer and should be flexible to move.

Qualifications

Entry-level candidates are encouraged to apply; we provide training on advocacy and organizing skills, as well as oversight and on-the-ground training by an experienced advocate. 

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Passion for the environment and using the power of grassroots organizing to win campaigns
  • Leadership experience 
  • Top-notch writing and public speaking skills 
  • Good listening skills
  • An eagerness to learn
  • Organizing experience, including building campus or community groups
  • The ideal candidate will also be from, live in or have other deep ties to Alaska 

Compensation and Benefits

The target annual compensation for this position is $32,500 in the first year. Alaska Environment offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.

Location: Anchorage, AK (Open to other Alaska locations for more experienced candidates)

About Alaska Environment

Alaska Environment is a state environmental group and part of Environment America. Environment America tackles the most profound problem of our time: a way of living that is destroying the natural world. 

We’re proponents for energy conservation and renewable power because it helps keep our air and water clean, and our climate livable. We’re champions of waste reduction, so nothing we use for a few minutes pollutes our oceans or land for centuries. We’re also advocates for wildlife and healthy ecosystems, both for their own sake as well as everything they bring to our lives. 

Environment America’s national network of 30 state environmental groups work to improve our quality of life by reducing the pollution and other harms coming from how we produce, consume and dispose of more and more stuff. We do it one step at a time, by winning results for clean air, clean water, clean energy, wildlife, open spaces, and a livable climate that make a tangible difference in people's lives and our environment.

Our Mission and Values

Alaska Environment and our national partner Environment America are part of The Public Interest Network, which operates and supports organizations committed to a shared vision of a better world and a strategic approach to social change. Visit our website for things you should know about our network when you apply.

Why work with Alaska Environment and Environment America? Check out 10 reasons on our website.

Alaska Environment is an equal opportunity employer.

COVID-19: We take COVID-19 safety very seriously. Employees must follow our COVID safety protocols and be fully vaccinated and boosted. Accommodations are provided to the extent required by law.

HOW TO APPLY

Apply online on our website.

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Category Admin & Leadership, Policy And Law
Tags Outreach