Southeast Alaska Outreach Coordinator

About Trout Unlimited

Trout Unlimited (TU) is a national organization with more than 150,000 volunteers organized into 400 chapters nationwide. This dedicated grassroots force is supported by a respected staff of organizers, lawyers, policy experts and scientists, who work out of more than 30 offices, two right here in Alaska. Our mission is to conserve, protect and restore Alaska's trout, salmon and other cold-water fisheries and their watersheds.

Position Summary

Trout Unlimited's Alaska Program seeks an energetic, reliable self-starter with strong outreach and communication skills to build a broad community of southeast Alaskans ready to speak up for trout and salmon habitat conservation. The ideal candidate has a love for and knowledge of Southeast Alaska, an interest in fishing and/or hunting, a strong background in public outreach and grassroots organizing, and demonstrated skills in using communication tools and tactics to educate and involve stakeholders. The right person will work well both independently and as part of a team, including staff, volunteers and partner organizations across the state. He or she will thrive in a rapid-fire environment with hard-working colleagues. We are looking for someone who is innovative, creative, and passionate about Alaska's wild salmon resources and has the ability to translate complex policy and science issues into messages that resonate with a broad range of Alaskans. This person will work closely with the core team of Trout Unlimited staff in Juneau and Anchorage and in close coordination with other organizations sharing our vision.
$40k-$50k DOE plus benefits.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Understand and be well versed in all of Trout Unlimited’s major activities and priorities in Southeast Alaska and be able to creatively work with staff to tell our story to broad audiences in person and through written formats
  • Coordinate with campaign leaders on the implementation of grassroots organizing and communication plans for our transboundary rivers campaign, collaborating frequently with TU staff and partners, and assist with other outreach activities for our other southeast Alaska work as necessary. This includes but is not limited to event planning, recruiting spokespeople and volunteers, managing action opportunities, assisting with earned media tasks, running booths at events, generating regular social media, blog and website content and adhering to data management best practices
  • Assist the communications director, in coordination with campaign staff, with drafting press releases and other communications pieces while helping to monitor and adjust communication tactics to accomplish campaign goals
  • Participate in relevant conference calls and meetings to coordinate TU and partners' communications and organizing efforts


  • Bachelor's degree, advanced degree or at least 3-5 years of experience, preferably in the fields of natural resource management, grassroots organizing, public relations or traditional/digital media and communications, volunteer coordination, or campaign advocacy
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including ability to reach audiences through a conversational and engaging style, and the ability to translate complex policy and science issues into messages that resonate with supporters, the public, and the media
  • Experience working with and motivating other people, including volunteers and an understanding of cutting-edge communications and organizing practices; including data-driven organizing
  • Familiarity with Southeast Alaska, and commitment to being in the region for a while, as well as a basic understanding of and water, salmon conservation, sport, subsistence and commercial fishing, land use and conservation issues
  • Highly organized with ability to balance competing deadlines and priorities, as well as working with a wide range of partners, a spirit of collaboration, a sense of humor, and a passion for conserving Alaska trout, salmon and rivers for future generations are musts
  • Proficiency using Associated Press writing style, Microsoft software, and online project management systems
  • This position requires a willingness to travel throughout Southeast Alaska, occasionally in small aircraft and boats, and to work weekend and evening hours when necessary
  • Familiarity with local recreational or commercial fishing businesses.
  • Online engagement skills, including an understanding of social media outreach, blogging, WYSIWYG editing ability and web-writing ability
  • Experience with managing supporter data with systems such as the Voter Activation Network and/or political campaign experience is a plus
  • Photography and videography experience is helpful and ability to edit photos and video, or basic page layout skills is also a plus

How to Apply

Please send a letter of interest, resume, two writing samples, and three professional references to no later than February 27, 2017 and include "SE AK Position" in the subject line. This is a full-time salaried position. The position is open until filled and we will begin interviews the week of February 13th. Interested persons are encouraged to submit requested application materials as soon as possible.

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

Please fill out this voluntary form and submit it as an attachment to this email address.

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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