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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 and provide an interpreter referral service; and Social and Climate Justice Research and Policy Institute focused on social and climate justice issues. As an agency we are committed to equity and justice and fostering a team work environment.
About the Social and Climate Justice Research and Policy Institute
The Research and Policy Institute includes a small team of people dedicated to social and climate justice to inform public policy at the local, national and international level.
Chief Financial & Grants Officer
- Commitment to AIJ’s mission to protect the human rights of all Alaskans;
- 5+ years of experience with federal grants and contract acquisition and management;
- 5+ years of experience overseeing a nonprofit organization’s accounting function, other relevant experience may substitute for a portion of this required experience;
- Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, accounting, non-profit management or a closely related field is ideal but not required;
- Advanced graduate degree in one of the above fields is preferred;
- Working knowledge of non-profit accounting and federal uniform (grants) administrative requirements;
- Advanced skill and experience using QuickBooks and Excel;
- Hard working and highly organized with superior attention to detail.
This new, senior level position will work closely with AIJ’s management level staff and perform the following tasks: Oversee management of grants and contracts to ensure compliance with funder requirements; Maintain positive relationships & communications with funders, including government agency representatives; Create a database of all grants and contracts in order to monitor and track them; Manage invoicing and billing of AIJ contracts and oversee federal grant drawdowns to ensure full payment is received and financial documentation is maintained; Update and manage monthly grant budget to actual charts; Project grant expenditures for staff coding and planning of work activities; Prepare grant application budgets; Review and prepare contracts with outside agencies and contractors as needed; Assist with human resources, agency insurance renewal and benefits management; Assist senior level management staff with ACH approval process, payroll and check runs; Maintain adequate accounting controls by reviewing, preparing and recommending needed financial policies and procedures; Monitor agency cash flow, unrestricted funds, and balance sheets; Project agency revenue, expenditures and work to grow unrestricted revenue sources; Provide oversight and back-up to ensure accounts payable and receivables are coded and prepared correctly; Work with outside auditors and CPA firm to furnish requisite data to ensure timely completion of annual audits and tax filings; Complete annual and any special audit preparation activities; Work closely with the Executive Director to prepare budgets and financial reports; and track expenditures and income of various programs to ensure financial sustainability.
Position open immediately until filled.
To apply please submit a cover letter referencing this position, a resume, writing sample, and the names and contact information for three professional-related references electronically to:
Kari Robinson, Deputy Director
Alaska Institute for Justice
Climate Justice Tribal Liaison Coordinator
The successful candidate plays a critical role in working with AIJ’s Climate Justice Tribal Liaison Director to lead AIJ’s effort to forge meaningful, sustainable relationships with Alaska Native communities to advocate for climate justice. The successful candidate will work with tribal communities to elevate Alaska Native voices, values, and priorities through community-based environmental monitoring of permafrost thaw and flooding and development of climate justice policy. 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.
This position has both external and internal-facing leadership responsibilities. Externally, the successful candidate will work with AIJ’s Climate Justice Tribal Liaison Director to represent the Alaska Institute for Justice as liaison to Alaska Native communities, and state and federal government agencies and international working groups. The successful candidate must possess the ability to effectively work and advocate with Alaska Native communities. Internally, the candidate will work with AIJ’s Climate Justice Tribal Liaison Director on climate justice with Alaska Native communities, such as implementing community-based environmental monitoring and co-developing climate justice advocacy strategies with Alaska Native communities.
Position Required Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree in ethnic studies, Alaska Native studies, Alaska Native governance, environmental studies, social psychology, or a related field that includes coursework and/or experience communicating and working with Alaska Native communities.
- Strong written and oral communication skills. • Ability to build lasting relationships.
- Strong knowledge of Alaska Native policy, cultures, histories and government relations, including concepts of sovereignty and self-determination.
- Minimum two years of experience working with Alaska Native communities.
- Ability to communicate across cultural lines to include interpretation of policy between tribal, federal and Alaska state governments.
- Able to work independently, collaboratively and creatively to find solutions to challenges.
- Experience and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.
- Strong interest in coordinating policy activities with Arctic Indigenous peoples.
- Facilitate meetings with Alaska Native communities.
- Draft reports.
Salary: DOE with a generous benefits package. The Alaska Institute for Justice is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Position open until filled
To apply pleased 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
Executive Director Alaska Institute for Justice
Climate Justice Policy Attorney
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. The Alaska Institute for Justice’s (AIJ) mission is to protect the human and civil rights of Alaskans. AIJ’s Research and Policy Institute is dedicated to social and environmental justice research and litigation to inform public policy at the local, national and international level.
Work with AIJ staff on public policy and advocacy issues to support Alaska Native communities to receive the funding and technical assistance they need
Identify ongoing opportunities to improve recognition of climate-forced population displacement among policy decision-makers and advocate for strengthened national – international policies to address the issue;
Monitor, analyze, and recommend appropriate responses to legislative and regulatory developments that have implications for Alaska Native communities
Work with the AIJ team to draft legislative analysis, position statements, white papers, reports, articles, fact sheets, issue briefs, and other resources
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
Understanding of how climate change is impacting Arctic regions is advantageous, but not required.
Demonstrated commitment to social and environmental issues. Minimum two years public policy, litigation or legal work experience. J.D., B.A. or B.S. degree in public policy. Previous work experience with Alaska Native communities. Computer keyboarding and office skills required. Knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel required.
Generous benefits package
The Alaska Institute for Justice is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Position open until filled
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:
- Robin Bronen, Executive Director
- Alaska Institute for Justice
- robin.bronen (at) akijp.org
- Position open until filled