Position Announcement: Coastal Monitoring Community Outreach Manager - Inuit Circumpolar Council Alaska

Date: 
13 January 2022

Position Announcement
Coastal Monitoring Community Outreach Manager

Inuit Circumpolar Council Alaska
Anchorage, Alaska

Application Review Begins: 25 January 2022

For more information, go to:
https://iccalaska.org/icc-alaska/


The Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) Alaska invites applications for a Coastal Monitoring Community Outreach Manager. This full-time position, located in Anchorage, Alaska, is a grant-funded position for two years, but may be extended if additional resources are secured.

The position will coordinate community outreach and ICC’s participation within the Coastal Expert Monitoring Group (CEMG) work conducted under the Arctic Council. The position will focus on the implementation of the CEMG plan within Alaska through direct engagement with the regions that ICC advocates on behalf of and will represent ICC on the international Coastal Expert Monitoring Group Steering Committee. Under this position, high emphasis will be placed on relationship building to aid in bringing forward Inuit-driven monitoring programs and guiding a co-production of knowledge approach within this initiative. The position will work in close cooperation with the Indigenous Knowledge/Science Advisor and report to the Executive Director.

General job functions include, but are not limited to:

  • Represent the ICC and participate in the Coastal Expert Monitoring Group as a steering committee member to bring forward Inuit collective positions, provide guidance and input from an Indigenous Knowledge understanding, provide guidance and leadership on the application of a co-production of knowledge approach;
  • Coordinate with all ICC offices to develop positions and share information that is put forward as the ICC representative on the Coastal Expert Monitoring Group steering committee;
  • Work in collaboration with U.S. Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) Head of Delegation, the U.S. Coastal Expert Monitoring Group Head of Delegation, and the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Plan leads to aid in the work informing CBMP groups;
  • Seek and acquire sustainable funding to support this position after the initial two-year funding period ends and explore fiscal support opportunities to support projects that are identified as needed to aid in the implementation of the Coastal Expert Monitoring plan and to further advance Inuit interests within this work; and
  • Represent ICC Alaska, work with the U.S. representatives, including Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) experts, engaged in the Coastal Expert Monitoring Group work and the national implementation of the Coastal Expert Monitoring Group plan to bring forward Inuit positions, understandings, and knowledge; provide guidance and input from an Indigenous Knowledge understanding; and provide guidance and leadership on the application of a co-production of knowledge approach.

A Bachelor’s degree in a related field and five years of experience related to working in coastal biodiversity, community-driven research and/or monitoring, co-production of knowledge, application, and/or understanding of Indigenous methodologies is required. A Master’s degree in a related field is preferred. Relevant work experience may substitute for the degree requirement.

Additional experience requirements include:

  • Experience with bringing people together from multiple knowledge systems, facilitation, community outreach, working with Indigenous Knowledge holders, knowledge about the Arctic and Inuit homelands, and conducting independent desk research and report writing;
  • Knowledge of applying a food security lens to monitoring and culturally appropriate approaches to holding discussions, knowledge sharing, project development, and other related activities;
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate engagement and relationship building with excellent communications skills across multiple audiences and platforms (at a community, national, and international scale);
  • Demonstrated strong analytical skills, attention to detail, and oral and written communication skills are required; communication skills include the ability to develop and foster professional relationships and to maintain a courteous and professional demeanor with member and affiliate organizations;
  • Self-motivated, ability to learn, work independently, implement direction and feedback, organize, and prioritize work, and meet deadlines;
  • Problem-solving abilities with high attention to detail and accuracy are a must;
  • Experience with researching, building relationships with funders, and applying for grants;
  • A U.S. passport is required and willingness to travel to rural Alaska and internationally; and
  • Experience with Inuit or Alaska Native non-profit organizations preferred.

This position requires a high amount of regional travel within Alaska. All candidates should have a strong level of comfort in organizing and traveling independently.

Applications must include a resume, a letter of interest that explains your experiences and qualifications for the position, three references, and a recent writing sample relevant to the position. All application materials should be submitted via email to icc [at] iccalaska.org. Application materials may also be mailed to or dropped off at the ICC Alaska office at 3900 Arctic Blvd. Suite #203 Anchorage, Alaska.

Application Review Begins: 25 January 2022

For more information, go to:
https://iccalaska.org/icc-alaska/

For questions, contact:
Inuit Circumpolar Council
Email: icc [at] iccalaska.org
Phone: 907-274-9058