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Tribal Liaison Director About Alaska Institute for Justice

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Anchorage, AK

The Alaska Institute for Justice is a non-profit organization headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska. Our mission is to protect the human rights of Alaskans. The Alaska Institute for Justice includes three programs: Alaska Immigration Justice Project dedicated to providing legal representation to Alaska’s immigrant and refugee communities; Language Interpreter Center dedicated to training bilingual Alaskans to work as interpreters in the medical, legal and social service professions and providing an interpreter referral service for state and federal government agencies and non-profit organizations; and Research and Policy Institute focused on social and climate justice issues. As an agency we uphold certain basic values.

The successful candidate plays a critical role in leading AIJ’s effort to forge meaningful, sustainable relationships with Alaska Native communities. The Research and Policy Institute Tribal Liaison Director will be supervised by the Executive Director of the Alaska Institute for Justice and located in AIJ’s Anchorage office. The successful candidate will work with tribal communities across Alaska to improve their capacity to prepare for and respond to climate-related environmental impacts. This involves elevating Alaska Native voices, values, and priorities throughout ongoing community-based environmental monitoring and climate adaptation policy development. This is an excellent role for a person who enjoys meeting new people, planning exciting events, nurturing authentic relationships and meaningful partnerships, is passionate about our work, and can lead innovative opportunities and administrative aspects of the work.