Climate Justice Policy Attorney, Alaska Institute for Justice

Posted by: CAKE Team
Post Date: 12/21/2023
Opportunity Type: Job
Organization/Grantor: Alaska Institute for Justice
Position/Title/Fund: Climate Justice Policy Attorney
Type/Term: Full-time, Permanent
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Salary: $80,000-$95,000 annually
Deadline: Open until filled
Description:

Join an exciting non-profit transforming lives, strengthening communities and protecting the human rights of all Alaskans. The Alaska Institute for Justice (AIJ) is a nonprofit organization. Since opening our office in 2005, AIJ’s three programs protect, defend, and advance the rights of some of Alaska’s most underserved communities including: 1) Immigration Legal Program; 2) Language Interpreter Center; and 3) Climate Justice Institute.

AIJ’s Climate Justice Institute is dedicated to social and environmental justice research and litigation to inform public policy at the local, national and international level.  This position has several major job responsibilities, including working with Tribes and state and federal government agencies, preparing written reports and legal analysis, reviewing legislation related to disaster relief and response, land use planning and hazard mitigation.  Demonstrated commitment to environmental and social justice is critical. 

Responsibilities:

  • Work with AIJ staff and Alaska Native Tribes on public policy and advocacy issues to support Alaska Native communities to respond to the climate crisis
  • Work with Alaska Native Tribes and federal and state government agencies to advance climate justice and access to funding and technical assistance
  • Work with the AIJ team and Alaska Native Tribes to draft legislative analysis, position statements, white papers, reports, articles, fact sheets and issue briefs
  • Collaborate in planning and implementing AIJ Research and Policy Institute events and meetings with government and non-profit agencies
  • Represent the project team and participate in relevant Arctic and climate policy meetings and working groups;
  • Travel to Alaska Native communities

Qualifications:

  • J.D., preference for Alaska Bar license
  • Demonstrated commitment to human rights and climate justice
  • Minimum two years public policy, litigation or legal work experience
  • Preferred previous work experience with Alaska Native communities
How to Apply:

To apply please submit a cover letter referencing this position, a resume, a writing sample and the names and contact numbers for three professional-related references electronically to: