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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, knowledge 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 looking for a legal director who can bring collaborative leadership, mentorship, supervision, and management skills to our team. This role provides vital guidance to the organization and works closely with the executive director and legal staff.
The work includes providing strategic legal advice and perspectives within campaigns and coalitions, and works closely with a Trustees’ team committed to playing a key role in protecting land, water, animals, and communities from government decisions and industrial projects that would do environmental, climate, and public health harm.
Candidates should have a law degree and significant experience in legal practice, demonstrated litigation experience, and experience working within coalitions or other collaborative spaces where a range of stakeholders share common goals. Candidates should also demonstrate independent thinking and the ability to cultivate a healthy, collaborative team-based environment.
You can find the full job description here.
To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Ashley Boyd with “Legal Director Application” in the subject line. Please remove all named academic institutions from your resume. You can find out more about working with Trustees below. We look forward to hearing from you!
Staff attorney or senior staff attorney
Qualified candidates for the attorney position will have strong legal and collaborative skills and experience managing judicial, legislative or administrative projects. The position requires effective writing, research, and interpersonal skills, along with the ability to work with colleagues, clients and partners in creating and implementing strategic plans.
Candidates with at least three years of legal experience qualify for the staff attorney position (click link for full job description) and those with at least seven years of legal experience qualify for the senior staff attorney position.
To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Ashley Boyd with “Staff Attorney Position” in the subject line. Please remove all named academic institutions from your resume.
You can find out more about working with Trustees on our website. Here are a few places to start.
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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.