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Alaska Just Transition Collective Director

Website Alaska Just Transition Collective

Remembering Forward.

Job Title: Alaska Just Transition Collective Director

Hours: Full-Time Position (40 hours/week)

Compensation:  $62,000-$81,000 annually depending on experience

Location: Alaska

Work Term: Full time at-will employment

The position will remain posted until January 6, 2023


Job Description

The Just Transition Collective (JTC) seeks a dynamic and highly motivated individual to advance the JTC’s commitment to growing the Just Transition movement in Alaska. The JTC Director will focus on the areas of partner coordination, strategy development, fundraising, partnership building, and structural development in order to build a shared visionary path for Alaska by addressing the growing political, economic, and ecological crises we face.

The position works closely with all members of the JTC. The Director is supervised by 3 of the Just Transition Collective partner organizations and is accountable to all the JTC organizations. Currently, the Collective is Fairbanks Climate Action Coalition, Native Movement, AKPIRG, The Alaska Center, Native Conservancy, and Alaska Community Action On Toxics. The goals of this Collective are to inspire and catalyze action, connect and elevate partnerships, amplify the immediate needs of our communities, and create a shared narrative to transition from an extractive economy to regenerative, place-based economies in Alaska. JTC uses the phrase Kohtr’elneyh, “Remembering Forward,” to recognize that the solutions we seek already exist within the foundation of Indigenous cultures.


Work Environment / Benefits

Physical office space is available in Anchorage and Fairbanks. This position is able to work from home, and candidates from rural Alaska are encouraged to apply. The Director is expected to attend frequent Zoom meetings and attend occasional events in person throughout Alaska.

This position will be managed by several partners of the Just Transition Collective from across the Collective. Pay, benefits, and other administrative functions will be housed at Native Movement, which provides greater than average Paid Time Off (PTO), as well as “Harvest” and “Ceremony/Spiritual” leave and ample paid holidays. Additionally, Native Movement’s standard work week is four days – Monday through Thursday – and Fridays are paid “wellness” days.


Responsibilities

Below are the main activities of this position; however, the JTC is adaptable and focused on responding to current events, and candidates willing to be flexible in their work are preferred.

  • Fundraise in partnership with JTC member executive directors, manage JTC budget, and act as signatory for JTC expenditures and check requests.
  • Coordinate regular meetings among JTC members, and relay notes and action items in organized and digestible ways.
  • Track, support, and regularly check in with JTC working groups, JTC tables including the Alaska Climate Alliance, and JTC-aligned member organizations.
  • Present and train community members to build a shared understanding of the Just Transition framework.
  • Support the creation of strategic documents for the JTC, including protocols, membership applications, and systems of accountability.
  • Add new members to the Collective and advance new membership and onboarding processes.
  • Lead the coordination of large events, such as the biannual Just Transition Summit and regional meetup events.
  • Ensure the JTC hosts monthly virtual town halls, listening sessions, community conversations, and webinars with partner organizations and the JTC Communications Coordinator.
  • Represent the JTC in national Green New Deal Network meetings as staff of the Alaska State Table.
  • Supervise JTC staff, including the JTC Communications Coordinator, and ensure accountability of JTC members’ staff to agreed-upon tasks and commitments.

Desired Experience and Skills

  • At least three years of experience in both leadership and fundraising at movement organizations or networks.
  • Identifies as an Alaskan.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and relevant experience in administrative detail, organization, project management, and facilitation.
  • Some experience with non-profit budgeting, fundraising, reporting, and executing contracts.
  • Strong time-management skills, with the ability to meet goals and deadlines while working independently.
  • Strong ability to take initiative and commitment to systems change.
  • Highly communicative, interested in working with many people, and experienced managing relationships with conflict resolution & transformative justice.
  • Basic understanding of Alaska Native history and Alaskan governance structures.
  • Able to communicate complex ideas, economic terms, and justice frameworks engaging Alaskans across diverse audiences.
  • Proficiency in Zoom and Google Workspace.
  • Willing to learn and unlearn in community.
  • Committed to addressing root causes of inequity while building grassroots movements for justice.
  • Familiarity with the concepts of decolonization, Just Transition, and the Jemez Principles.

TO APPLY

Please submit:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Contact information for three references

Application materials are accepted by email at info@justtransitionak.org. No phone calls please. Direct any questions about the position or application process to info@justtransitionak.org.

Indigenous, Black, People of Color, single parents, trans and gender-expansive people, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

To apply for this job please visit www.justtransitionak.org.

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