Climate Justice Program Assistant, 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 Program Assistant
Type/Term: Full-time, Permanent
Location: Alaska
Salary: $50,000-$60,000 annually
Deadline: Open until filled

The successful candidate plays a critical role to help coordinate AIJ’s work to forge meaningful relationships with Alaska Native communities and advocate for climate justice. The successful candidate will help coordinate the work of a small team of AIJ staff working with tribal communities to elevate Alaska Native voices and priorities through community-based environmental monitoring of permafrost thaw and flooding and climate justice policy development. This is an excellent role for a person who is passionate about justice, equity and decolonizing the systems that are responsible for the climate crisis.  


  •  Work with Climate Justice Program Coordinator to coordinate culturally-appropriate community meetings, workshops, and trainings with partnering Alaska Native communities, including arranging travel and workshop logistics.
  • Conduct research and assist with writing reports and developing presentations with Alaska Native communities to document environmental change and climate adaptation work.
  • Work with Climate Justice Program Coordinator to produce visually attractive project information and summaries.


  • Bachelor’s degree in ethnic studies, environmental studies, or a related field that includes experience working with Alaska Native communities.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong knowledge of Alaska Native cultures, histories and government relations, including concepts of sovereignty and self-determination.
  • Able to work independently, collaboratively and creatively to find solutions to challenges.
  • Highly organized, attentive to detail, and results-oriented.
How to Apply:

To apply submit a cover letter referencing this position and the applicant’s philosophy about climate justice and Alaska Native tribal sovereignty, a resume, a writing sample and the names and contact numbers for three professional-related references electronically to: