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Local Seafood Sales Coordinator

The Alaska Marine Conservation Council (AMCC) is seeking a fish-loving individual to serve as our Local Seafood Sales Coordinator. This part-time position is responsible for helping to scale up AMCC’s local seafood sales programs and promoting AMCC’s branded seafood hub (Catch 49). This position works closely with an array of fishing and processing partners, chefs, restaurants/breweries, other staff members, as well as marketing contractors.

Position Requirements include:

  • Experience with e-commerce sales software such as Shopify and email marketing programs such as Constant Contact.
  • More than 5 years of work experience (or educational equivalent) in sales preferably in the food or seafood business.  
  • Experience and comfort working with spreadsheets and developing financial projections.
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills.
  • A self-starter with the ability to determine meaningful and achievable goals and meet them.
  • High level of energy, motivation and dedication to creativity and innovation.
  • Extremely well-organized and detail-oriented and able to successfully and efficiently manage a significant workload.
  • Passion and commitment to AMCC’s mission, vision and approach as well as to the vision and mission of our seafood sales programs.  
  • Ability to operate the AMCC vehicle (acceptable driving record) and lift objects up to 60 lbs.
  • Ability to travel within and out of state and work on some evenings and weekends when needed.  

This is a part-time, hourly position, averaging 15-20 hrs per week with competitive compensation dependent on experience. There is potential for growth into a full-time position if funding becomes available. The position is based out of AMCC’s Anchorage office and the start date is as soon as possible.

Essential functions and responsibilities:  

  • Responsible for executing all sales translations from online order to pick up.
  • Retail/community supported fishery: Work closely with the marketing consultant to implement strategies to expand the number of communities served and increase subscribers, as well as retain current subscribers.
  • Collaborate with marketing consultant on all aspects of sales, marketing, and logistical operations to successfully carry out retail and wholesale sales.
  • Forecast and monitor financial performance of seafood sales to meet or exceed targets.
  • Maintain the growth of the new Catch 49 brand consistent with its brand identity and tie to AMCC.
  • Develop and track meaningful social, environmental, and financial growth goals for the program.
  • Oversee and put in place systems to ensure high product quality standards and manage any issues as they arise.
  • Serve as a spokesperson with the media and promote the program through local events, speaking engagements, etc.
  • Oversee and delegate tasks to a support staff member and contractors.

To apply: send a cover letter and resume to Position will remain open until filled.

Executive Director – Reopened

The Alaska Marine Conservation Council (AMCC) is seeking a dynamic and experienced professional to serve as Executive Director (ED). The ED will lead a team of dedicated and seasoned staff to capitalize on recent accomplishments and ongoing successful programs.

Background on the Organization:

Formed in 1994, AMCC is dedicated to advancing an approach to conservation that recognizes that healthy ecosystems are the foundation of strong local economies and lasting cultural traditions in coastal Alaska. AMCC focuses on key fishery conservation challenges in Alaska like bycatch and ocean acidification, but also the intertwined socio-economic challenges related to sustaining low-impact fishing businesses in coastal Alaska through policy advocacy, research, and applied solutions. Underlying all of our work is education and outreach to catalyze the ability of fishermen and coastal residents to be strong stewards of the resources that they depend on. In the last six years, we have added a focus on market and seafood supply chain innovations. This includes an award-winning community supported fishery that also functions as a social enterprise.

AMCC’s approach utilizes effective collaboration with diverse interests, including commercial, sports and subsistence fishing interests, community and Alaska Native partners, as well as other conservation groups. In all of our program areas, our partners bring added capacity, needed expertise, and in the case of many community partners, an effective political voice.

AMCC’s Board and staff work together closely and are guided by effective strategic and annual planning and budgeting. The organization has seven talented and experienced staff that work from a main office in Anchorage as well as from field locations in Kodiak, Homer, and Seward. AMCC’s Board of Directors represent various regions of the state and possess a wide array of fisheries and organizational experience, and include several active fishermen.

Position Overview:

The ED is the chief executive officer of AMCC with responsibility for directing the critical functions of the organization: fundraising, operations, financial management, impact evaluation, staff development, partnership cultivation, strategic communications, and programmatic innovation. The ED is hired by and reports to the Board of Directors and has a clear commitment to AMCC’s mission and guiding principles.

The Executive Director will be expected to:

  • Provide organizational and staff leadership and engage key stakeholders and partners in undertaking AMCC’s mission.
  • Develop and implement a robust revenue generation strategy that diversifies income, strengthens organizational resilience, and increases programmatic delivery capacity.
  • Lead AMCC’s fundraising efforts, with a focus on expanding individual donor giving and business support, while maintaining and expanding foundation and government funding.
  • Ensure that AMCC is well-managed and staffed for the appropriate mix of skills and talents necessary for its mission, with a highly collaborative culture that connects and nurtures staff across four coastal communities.
  • Ensure sound and responsible fiscal management of the organization’s resources and operations across organization systems and functions.
  • Work closely in a partnership with and support the Board of Directors to enhance Board engagement around the principles of good governance, organizational stewardship, and financial sustainability.
  • Lead creative and adaptive program growth.
  • Implement effective systems for monitoring and measuring organizational impact.
  • Continue AMCC’s development of strong relationships with communities throughout Alaska.


Qualified applicants are expected to have the following experience, skills or attributes:

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree; and more than 5 years of relevant work experience.
  • Ability to manage a professional and experienced staff team.
  • Commitment to the principles, mission and vision of AMCC.
  • Demonstrated experience and success in fundraising, including individual giving and grants.
  • Demonstrated experience in nonprofit financial management, strategic initiative development, and impact assessment.
  • Ability to determine meaningful and achievable goals and meet them.
  • High level of energy, motivation and dedication.
  • Extremely well organized and detail-oriented and able to successfully and efficiently manage a significant workload.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of fisheries and marine conservation policy and the dynamics of Alaska’s fisheries and coastal communities desired.
  • Ability to travel frequently inside and outside of Alaska.

Compensation Package: The salary range for this exempt full-time position is $70-$80,000 and dependent on experience. Compensation includes a benefits package with generous vacation leave, flex holidays, retirement match, dental coverage, and individual medical coverage. AMCC is an organization that seeks to nurture a healthy work-life balance.

Location and Start Date: This position is based out of AMCC’s main office in Anchorage. Start date is flexible based on the candidate. 

To Apply: Interested applicants should send a cover letter no longer than 2 pages describing interest and qualifications for the position, a resume with three professional references, and two writing samples, one that is at least 750 words in length. The letter should highlight fundraising results in past positions, leadership experience, any fisheries knowledge, and available start date.

Applications should be sent to:, with “ED Position Application” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed as received and interviews scheduled. No telephone inquiries please.


Jobs and Interns

AMCC offers internships to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students, as well as recently graduated students. Internships can cover a variety of subjects such as fisheries biology, anthropology, local food, environmental organizing, policy, communications, fundraising, and more. Interns work closely with AMCC staff members and have other educational opportunities to learn about the inner workings of a marine conservation nonprofit and about fisheries policy in Alaska.

Unpaid internships

For students studying locally or willing to travel to Alaska, AMCC considers hosting unpaid interns for credit or experience. We love engaging with local students and often work with students from the University of Alaska and Alaska Pacific University to help them fulfill internship requirements. Internships can cover a range of topics, and AMCC often has a wide range of needs. If you have an idea or need to complete an internship, get in touch with us! Send a cover letter and resume to We accept unpaid internship applications on a rolling basis.

Volunteer Positions

Science Advisory Committee

Alaska Marine Conservation Council (AMCC) seeks applicants for a new Scientific Advisory Committee (Committee). The Committee is being created to help provide AMCC with scientific expertise and guidance in support of its mission to protect the health and integrity of Alaska’s marine ecosystems and support thriving coastal communities. Click here for a full description.

Scope of Work:

  • Support AMCC’s mission to protect the integrity of Alaska’s marine ecosystems and promote healthy, ocean-dependent coastal communities;
  • Provide scientific expertise, in consultation with the Committee Chair, related to AMCC programs, initiatives, and desired outcomes;
  • Assist the Fisheries Policy Director and staff in crafting policy positions, outreach materials, and public comment letters based on the best available science;
  • Work collaboratively with the Committee Chair to ensure that AMCC positions are based on the best available science;
  • Attend quarterly meetings and provide input for quarterly reports.
  • Estimated time per quarter is approximately 8-12 hours.

How to Apply:

Applications are being accepted now and the next review will be December 10, 2017, and considered until the position is filled as they are received thereafter. Please submit a brief letter of interest, including qualifications for the committee and any potential conflicts of interest. A CV should be attached to the letter. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible via email to Shannon Carroll at


You may direct questions to: Shannon Carroll at

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