Jobs in the conservation community

Executive Director, Northern Alaska Environmental Center
The Northern Alaska Environmental Center (NAEC), a nonprofit organization located in Fairbanks, Alaska, seeks an energetic leader and experienced manager with political acumen and broad familiarity with environmental issues. This individual will take a strong organization to the next level of excellence through her/his vision and strategic response to current and emerging issues. The successful candidate will demonstrate a solid and long-standing conservation ethic and an ability to inspire, collaborate with and supervise a staff of seven; fundraise successfully in a variety of contexts; and communicate effectively with donors, members and the media. Excellent oral and written skills are a prerequisite, as is an ability to develop collaborative, solutions-based outcomes within our local community and with state and national conservation partners.

To apply, send resume, cover letter, and complete contact information for three professional references to with subject line: NAEC ED application_Last name_First name.  Please convert all attachments to PDF format. Include in your cover letter your qualifications for this position and a statement (1,000 words max) on the following topic: NAEC’s organizational vision states, “We envision a naturally thriving, biologically and culturally diverse, wildlands-rich, sustainable, inspiring and thoughtfully protected northern Alaska, forever.” This vision leaves considerable room for a strong leader, working with the board and staff, to create effective strategies for addressing opportunities and challenges in northern Alaska.  What makes you this leader?

Review of applications will begin Feb 13, 2012 but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Manager of External Affairs, WWF Arctic Field Office
WWF has been working in the Arctic for twenty years, and has had a field office in Alaska for over a decade. WWF’s program is focused on Arctic oceans protection, sustainable fisheries, and conserving trans-boundary species and ecosystems in the face of rapid climate change. Effective communications are integral to delivering results in WWF’s conservation efforts.  The Manager of External Relations will play a key role in the Alaska team by developing innovative approaches in communications and development.

To apply or to learn more, please click here for the position description.