The Gwich’in Steering Committee is looking for an Executive Assistant and an Outreach Coordinator

April 19, 2021

Executive Assistant Job Announcement

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The Gwich’in Steering Committee seeks a full-time executive assistant to support our team in Fairbanks, Alaska. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

The ideal candidate has excellent office and computer skills and a proven ability to work well with coworkers and outside partners.

Job Responsibilities

The executive assistant reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for general office duties, including: (1) answering phones; (2) filing and retrieving records, documents, and reports; (3) making travel arrangements for staff and board; and (4) processing correspondence. This person will also serve as a point of communication with our partners to restore protections to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, while also tracking latest developments towards that broader goal. The executive assistant must also be able to lift up to 30 lbs. and deliver and pick up documents in Fairbanks.

Qualifications

We seek candidates who have knowledge of general office practices and procedures. Strong candidates will have:

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite—Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint.
  • Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced, quickly changing environment.
  • Proactive approach to problem-solving.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to make appropriate decisions quickly and under pressure.
  • Quick and enthusiastic learner.
  • Humility, good humor, and ability to foster and work within an environment of kindness and respect.

Hourly wage of $17 – $20 per hour, depending on experience. The Gwich’in Steering Committee is an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply

Email cover letter, resume, and references to Ashley Boyd at aboyd@trustees.org. Include the subject line: GSC EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT.


 

Outreach Coordinator Job Announcement

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The Gwich’in Steering Committee seeks a full-time outreach coordinator to support our team in Fairbanks, Alaska.

The ideal candidate is Gwich’in and has excellent communication and diplomacy skills and a proven ability to work well with coworkers and outside partners.

Job Responsibilities

The outreach coordinator reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for:

  • Travel to Gwich’in Nation villages and build relationships with local partners.
  • Provide training to Gwich’in People to be ambassadors to others about the Gwich’in way of life.
  • Undertake social media advocacy for Gwich’in Steering Committee platforms and website.
  • Outreach to Indigenous partners and potential partners in the Lower 48.
  • Travel to Lower 48 Indigenous partners to build and strengthen reciprocal relationships with and educate them about Gwich’in issues.
  • Travel to Washington, D.C. with the Executive Director to meet with congressional allies about legislation and Gwich’in issues.

Qualifications

We seek candidates who have excellent outreach, education, and relationship-building skills. Strong candidates will have:

    • In-depth understanding of the Gwich’in Steering Committee fight to protect their way of life and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and commitment to this work.
    • Courtesy and diplomacy in all communications.
    • Proven ability in public speaking and educating partners.
    • Proactive approach to problem-solving.
    • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

Hourly wage of $20-24 per hour depending on experience. The Gwich’in Steering Committee is an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply

Email cover letter, resume, and references to Ashley Boyd at aboyd@trustees.org. Include the subject line: GSC OUTREACH COORDINATOR. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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