State Director Position Available: Wilderness Society Alaska

Date: 
14 January 2019

State Director Position Available
Wilderness Society Alaska
Anchorage, Alaska

Application deadline: Open until filled

For more information and to apply, go to:
https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment....

For questions, contact:
Julie Shackett
Email: Julie_shackett [at] tws.org
Phone: 202-429-2649


The Wilderness Society (TWS) invites applications for an Alaska State Director. This full-time, permanent position will be located in Anchorage, Alaska.

The successful candidate will develop and lead the organization’s work in Alaska and is responsible for developing partnerships, fundraising, directing and/or implementing campaigns, and managing staff and budgets.

Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and execute strategic program priorities for the state in furtherance of TWS’ overarching goals and vision;
  • Lead and oversee implementation of campaigns in Alaska;
  • Manage Alaska program staff and provide leadership to multidisciplinary teams of TWS staff contributing to Arctic and Alaska work;
  • Cultivate existing relationships and further build a network to educate and influence Alaska decision makers and opinion leaders on TWS’ state and national conservation priorities;
  • Help secure major gifts from philanthropic foundations and major donors in close coordination with philanthropy staff;
  • Ensure program plans effectively incorporate national and Alaska perspectives and insights, with effective coordination between staff in Alaska and elsewhere in the organization;
  • Responsible for day-to-day management of the Alaska conservation budget;
  • Interact with and inform senior management on Alaska-specific issues; and
  • Act as a spokesperson for the organization with the media and other audiences.

Required experience and education include:

  • Extensive experience working on or leading issue advocacy or political campaigns, and/or work to advance public policy changes at the local, state, or federal level;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Strong staff management experience and competency in cross-organizational collaboration;
  • Experience leading and managing teams, including successful recruitment, cultivation, and retention of highly skilled staff;
  • Experience building and maintaining relationships and networks among key stakeholders, government officials, donors, and partner organizations;
  • Strategic thinking and demonstrated ability to craft a vision and set goals and priorities;
  • Ability to aptly balance short- and long-term demands;
  • Strong writing skills; and
  • Ability to speak effectively in public, with donors, partners, elected officials, and the media.

Applications must include a resume and cover letter.

Application deadline: Open until filled

For more information and to apply, go to:
https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment....

For questions, contact:
Julie Shackett
Email: Julie_shackett [at] tws.org
Phone: 202-429-2649