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About AIJ

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.

Climate Justice Policy Attorney

Job Summary:

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.

Specific Duties:

  • 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

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.

Salary:             75,000-95,000

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