Climate Adaptation Specialist, Alaska Wildlife Alliance

Post Date: 5/31/2023
Opportunity Type: Job
Organization/Grantor: Climate Adaptation Specialist, Alaska Wildlife Alliance
Position/Title/Fund: Climate Adaptation Specialist - Contract 20-40 hr/wk
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Deadline: Open until filled
Contact Info:

Alaska Wildlife Alliance is a small, nonprofit organization with a mission to advocate for healthy ecosystems, scientifically and ethically managed to protect our wildlife for present and future generations. We are seeking a Climate Adaptation Specialist to assist with developing our Climate Adaptation Program, particularly in the development of a Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment for four Yup’ik villages on the Bering Sea coast.  The ideal candidate will have a graduate degree in conservation biology or similar field, GIS and spatial modeling skills, knowledge of climate change adaptation, good verbal and written communication skills, and familiarity with Alaska. Alaska Native and rural residents are especially encouraged to apply.

This position is remote, 20–40 hours per week, and is funded for two years with a negotiable start date in 2023. There is flexibility in establishing this as a contract or salaried role depending on candidate preference. Pay depends on experience, but ranges around $50,000. There is a high likelihood that this position will continue beyond this project, contingent on funding.

How to Apply:

Please submit a resume, cover letter outlining your experience and interest in climate adaptation, and the contact information for two references to with the subject line “Climate Adaptation Specialist [last name]”. Position open until filled.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Alaska Wildlife Alliance is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.