Alaska Fellows Program position description
Campion Advocacy Fund
This position is part of the Alaska Fellows Program. All fellows live together, “in community,” in their respective host site. Each host site is unique and remarkable.
Fellows receive housing, wages, and a modest relocation stipend. The fellowship includes facilitated and funded opening and closing retreats.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. If you are applying to a position in Juneau, please note that the program will last seven months (October-April) while other programs will run nine months (September-May).
For other questions about the application process, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Work Term: September 2021 – May 2022
Employer: Campion Advocacy Fund
Contact: Shannon Murphy
Title: Alaska Public Lands & Climate Advocacy Fellow
Location: Remote, based in Sitka
Headquartered in Seattle, the Campion Advocacy Fund works to end homelessness in the United States and protect public lands across Alaska and the American West. The sister organization, the Campion Foundation, was founded by Tom and Sonya Campion in 2005 after the successful public offering of Zumiez, the action-sports retailer, which was co-founded by Tom Campion. In 2013, the Campion Advocacy Fund was launched to strengthen the Campion team’s ability to support advocacy and political engagement.
The fellow will be a temporary employee and will work with our Public Lands and Climate Program. In the coming year, Campion Advocacy Fund will be working on campaigns to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Western Arctic, Tongass National Forest, and Bristol Bay.
The fellow will:
Support research and outreach for issue advocacy on a broad range of public land and climate issues, which may include campaigns to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Western Arctic, Tongass National Forest, and Bristol Bay.
Support research on elected offices and policy positions that have an impact on public lands and conservation in Alaska.
Compile research on Alaskan voting demographics including Alaska Natives, people of color, and young people.
Compile relevant research on climate impacts and climate solutions in Alaska and the connection to public lands.
Support partner and grantee organizations with their grassroots advocacy outreach as needed.
Help with Campion Advocacy Fund’s communications efforts, including updating our organizational website and other materials with new branding and messaging.
Help with other various tasks that support Campion Advocacy Fund or our grantees in their advocacy programs to protect Alaskan public lands.
We are seeking a self-starter with experience or interest in protecting Alaskan public lands and climate action. A successful candidate will have many of the following attributes listed below:
Experience and/or passion for environmental issues, public lands, or climate change.
Experience and/or passion for issue-based advocacy or political campaigns.
Demonstrated knowledge or experience in Alaska Native land, values, and traditions.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to conduct research independently and present it in written and oral form in a concise and easy-to-read way.
Organized, self-motivated, and attentive to detail.
Ability to travel to Seattle once to meet the Campion Advocacy Fund team if both the fellow and Campion Advocacy Fund believe it is safe to do so given the COVID-19 pandemic.
Proficient in basic computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook.
Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and two references to Public Lands & Climate Program Director Shannon Murphy at email@example.com. The first round of applications will be reviewed on April 12th. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. When submitting your application, please also copy firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Campion Advocacy Fund is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create an inclusive and equitable workplace and encourage people from underrepresented communities to apply.
We encourage applications from Alaska Natives, especially those who are from the areas we are working to protect. However, Alaskan Native background is not a job requirement, and no hiring preference will be given based on any race or ethnic background.
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, marital status, change in marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, or other status protected by federal, state, or local law.