Employment: Trustees for Alaska
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Trustees for Alaska is a nonprofit public interest law firm based in Anchorage, Alaska, that provides legal services to help protect the health of Alaska’s lands, waters, people, and animals. We make gratitude, kindness, and a supportive work environment central to the way we work, and we value the varied life experiences, perspectives, knowled

At the courthouse in Anchorage when a Trustees’ legal fellow was sworn in: Tracy, Geoff, Lydia, Vicki, Lang in back; Bridget, Rachel and Joanne in front. Dawnell taking the photo.

ge, and skills all people can bring to our work. SUBSCRIBE to our newsletter for updates on employment opportunities, litigation, issue updates, and more.

We’re hiring a staff attorney/senior staff attorney now

We’re looking for someone to fill a staff attorney or senior staff attorney position now. The ideal staff attorney candidate has at least 3 years of legal experience, with at least 2 years in environmental law; the ideal senior staff attorney candidate has at least 7 years of legal experience, with at least 5 years in environmental law.

We encourage all candidates who qualify for either role to apply. The work requires coordinating and collaborating with diverse clients and partners, and the ability to work on and manage a case load that includes coalition-based administrative, judicial, and legislative work.  Attorneys develop and implement legal, political, outreach, communications, and other strategies, support clients and partners in their work, and represent Trustees for Alaska and clients in public forums and with the press.

The entire Trustees teams assists in building organizational resilience and assists with administrative, communications, and fundraising. Find out more about our work and legal team in our newsletters. To apply for the position, email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Vicki Clark at vclark@trustees.org, with “Staff Attorney Application” in the subject line. Please remove all named academic institutions from resumes. We’ll ask for references during interviews.

Join our board!

If you’re interested in our work and want to join our board of dedicated volunteers, reach out to us by contacting Ashley at aboyd@trustees.org and checking out our information packet and application here.

Our board members provide vital leadership and support Trustees by supporting our executive director, serving as a spokesperson about our mission, vision and work, and overseeing organizational health. We’d love to hear from you!

You can find out more about working with Trustees on our website. Here are a few places to start.

Legal follow Lydia Heye talks about her quarter-life crisis.
Staff attorney Rachel Briggs makes a case for shiny red shoes.
Senior staff attorney Bridget Psarianos talks about doing good and paying the bills.
Former legal director Brian Litmans talks about his 15 years fighting to protect Bristol Bay and other places


Trustees for Alaska is an equal-opportunity employer. We commit to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and are an equal-opportunity employer. We value the varied life experiences all people can bring to our work. We make employment decisions based on organizational needs, job requirements, and individual skills and qualifications. We prohibit harassment and discrimination of any kind, including related to race, sex, age, culture, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, languages spoken, parental status, veteran’s status, color, education, religion, medical history, disability, and sexual orientation. Respecting each other is an integral part of our organizational culture, and we cultivate a work environment that recognizes the strength of diversity and the contributions everyone can bring to our mission. We make gratitude, kindness, and a supportive work environment central to the way we work together.