Executive Director – Southeast Alaska Conservation Council & Inside Passage Waterkeeper – Juneau, AK

The Southeast Alaska Conservation Council seeks a spirited and enthusiastic new Executive Director to provide inspired leadership for our organization. The Executive Director leads a seven member staff in implementing SEACC’s strategic vision and values, creating innovative campaigns and programs, and acting as a conservation leader for Southeast Alaska’s diverse, rural communities. Successful candidates will have a passion for people-powered community organizing, relevant leadership and nonprofit management experience, a commitment to conservation and social justice values, and impeccable communication skills. The Executive Director reports to SEACC’s Board of Directors. The position involves travel throughout the islands and communities of Southeast Alaska, as well as the state of Alaska, lower 48, and Washington, DC.

Compensation & Benefits:

This is a full-time position based in our downtown Juneau office. SEACC prioritizes a healthy and balanced work environment and offers health insurance, 4 weeks paid vacation and flexible scheduling. Salary dependent on experience.

Primary Responsibilities:

Provide vibrant and positive leadership for Southeast Alaska that exemplifies love of place, and a commitment to partnering with local people to protect the world-class ecosystems that form the foundation of our region’s culture and economy.
Lead, track, and refine the implementation of SEACC’s innovative strategic vision, values, and programs.
Oversee and participate in a multi-faceted fundraising plan that includes traditional (membership, major donor, grant) and nontraditional (for profit or business income) elements.
Report to, collaborate with, and help further develop a visionary Board of Directors representative of the beautiful human diversity of our region.
Work with program staff to craft and implement creative and successful projects and campaigns that fulfill our conservation goals while building organizational and community capacity.
Facilitate a talented, motivated, and unique team of employees and contractors. Ensure staff evaluation is thoughtful and regular, provide clear and consistent leadership based on strategic vision, and prioritize skill-building for modern and creative grassroots organizing. Model a positive and balanced work environment for employees.
Provide sound fiscal oversight and management. Work with staff to craft and monitor budgets and direct accounting and bookkeeping services.
Build and prioritize meaningful relationships with members, partners, funders, the media, local communities and tribes.
Sustain a professional and respectful organizational culture that is inclusive of all forms of diversity, and characterized by high quality work products and strong integrity of communication and relationships

Desired Qualifications:

Keen interpersonal communication skills, experience with group facilitation, grassroots organizing, and a track record of meaningful and successful professional relationships.
Experience with or demonstrated ability to learn nonprofit management skills including hiring and overseeing staff, fiscal oversight, and fundraising.
Strong commitment to creating a socially just and environmentally resilient world.
Impeccable writing and editorial skills, strong attention to detail, and total commitment to quality work products.
A fierce love and commitment to Southeast Alaska and Southeast Alaskans and/or strong track record of success implementing grassroots programs in diverse, rural communities.
Entrepreneurial spirit and ability to coordinate dynamic projects that integrate grassroots organizing and advocacy with creative storytelling and graphic design.
Demonstrated ability to maintain and model a healthy and sustainable work/life balance.

How to apply

To apply, please send an email with the subject line “Executive Director Application” that includes a single PDF document labeled with your name. Application should include a cover letter, resume, references, salary history and relevant work samples, and be sent to hannah@seacc.org. Questions about the position and organization may be directed to Malena Marvin at malena@seacc.org.

Applications accepted until position is filled, with preference given to early applications.

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