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2023-114 Indigenous Stewardship Fellow


Ocean Conservancy works to protect the ocean from today’s greatest global challenges. Together with our partners, we create evidence-based solutions for a healthy ocean and the wildlife and communities that depend on it.


The Indigenous Stewardship Fellowship is a two-year position designed to advance Ocean Conservancy’s growing body of work supporting and advocating for Indigenous-led conservation in Alaska. The Fellow will strengthen and support Ocean Conservancy’s partnerships in Alaska. Working with the Director of Arctic Indigenous-led Conservation and the Arctic Team, the Fellow will also explore new partnerships for Ocean Conservancy while building writing, research, advocacy, communications and other skills.

The ideal candidate will be based in Alaska, or willing to relocate to Alaska, and will have access to reliable high-speed internet. Ocean Conservancy provides financial support for internet connectivity. This is a full-time position for a two-year term with flexible hours.


  • Support Ocean Conservancy partnerships throughout Alaska, including in the Pribilof Islands, Northern Bering Sea, Yakutat, and Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim regions, by drafting written materials, participating in development of strategies and conducting research and other tasks as needed.
  • Build and maintain cooperative relationships with Fellows at the First Alaskans Institute (FAI) to further shared objectives among Ocean Conservancy and FAI.
  • Conduct research and writing to help inform and advance Ocean Conservancy’s Arctic Team priorities.
  • Participate in the development of internal and external communications materials and strategies.
  • Work with the Director of Arctic Indigenous-led Conservation and Conservancy’s Ocean Justice program to support Indigenous-led conservation efforts outside of Alaska.
  • Other duties as assigned by Director of Arctic Indigenous-led Conservation.


  • BA/BS degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of and experience working with Alaska Native peoples and rural communities

Ocean Conservancy is committed to equity in its pay practices and posts expected hiring ranges for each of its positions. This full-time, non-exempt position pays a rate of $25 an hour plus benefits.


If you think you’d be a great fit for the job and are interested in joining Ocean Conservancy’s team, please apply here.


You will be required to provide proof of full vaccination status or submit to regular masking and testing as a condition of employment at Ocean Conservancy’s meetings, gatherings, and offices. You may request accommodation for medical or religious reasons.


Ocean Conservancy provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

We encourage applicants who have a diverse level and range of relevant skills and experiences to apply. A 100% match is not required. We want to support employees’ career growth and in return, our employees help Ocean Conservancy grow into a stronger, more inclusive organization.

Ocean Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer.

  • Flexible location within Alaska
  • Arctic
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  • Director of Arctic Indigenous-led Conservation
  • Full Time

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