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Now Hiring! Development Amplifier- Apply by May 22nd 

Click here to download the announcement as a separate file: Development Amplifier Announcement Final May 2017

The Alaska Marine Conservation Council (AMCC), an innovative nonprofit founded in 1994 dedicated to healthy fisheries, is seeking a talented, motivated, and experienced individual to amplify and enhance our fundraising approach. AMCC has a successful grants program and social enterprise in place, and needs robust individual and business giving programs to complement these. The Development Amplifier will tap into the potential of current/past AMCC supporters as well as coastal businesses that identify with our mission. This part-time position reports to and will work closely with the Executive Director on creation and implementation of these strategies. A part-time Development/Operations Associate also supports this position and the ED in carrying out an array of fundraising and membership tasks.

Duties include, but are not limited to: 

  • Strengthen and expand AMCC’s individual giving, major donor, and business membership programs. This includes analyzing the potential of our current/past donors, assessing business giving potential, setting goals, and creating appropriate strategies to meet them. Strategies are envisioned to include working with the Executive Director on developing relationships with donors and business partners, renewal mailings, annual and special appeals, developing a planned giving program, increasing online giving opportunities, and ensuring appropriate acknowledgment systems are in place.
  • Advise on donor data management strategies including continued use of GiftWorks database, how data is gathered and input, and the use of other organizational data for engagement and fundraising. Oversee changes and cleanup to donor database as needed.
  • Work with the Communications Manager and program staff to implement strategies to effectively communicate about AMCC’s work, more authentically engage supporters in our efforts, raise awareness for our programs, and cultivate financial and other types of support.
  • Support the success of AMCC’s annual cash raffle including developing strategies to ensure tickets are sold and staff time is minimized.
  • Work with Executive Director to support the Board of Directors Fundraising Committee and support Board-related fundraising.

Position Requirements include:

  • More than 7 years of experience in non-profit fundraising and development. This must include demonstrated experience and success building individual giving programs and developing workable fundraising goals and plans. Communications, organizing, marketing experience a plus.

Experience and knowledge of various donor databases, ideally with GiftWorks (our current donor database).

  • Demonstrated leadership experience and the ability to oversee and work collaboratively with other staff, board members.
  • High level of energy, motivation and dedication to creativity and innovation.
  • Extremely well-organized and detail-oriented.
  • Superb writing and editing skills.
  • Passion and commitment to AMCC’s mission, vision and approach.

Compensation, Location, and Term:

This position could be a part-time staff or contract position depending on the candidate. The compensation range is $30-$50 per hour depending on experience (and depending on if structured as a staff or contract position) with 15-20 hrs. per week on average anticipated. The position starts no later than mid-June 2017 and continues through January 31, 2018. AMCC has a strong interest in sustaining this role on a part-time or full-time basis after the term is up depending on success of the individual in this role, the fit of the individual with the organization, and financial capacity.

This position does not have to be located in Anchorage, but should have the ability to travel to Anchorage regularly (once every 1-2 months) for meetings if not located in the area. The cost of the trip, with the exception of airfare, would be covered by the Consultant in such circumstances (i.e. lodging, per diem, and ground transport not covered).

To Apply:

Send a resume and cover letter detailing interest and qualifications for the role to Kelly Harrell, Executive Director at no later than Monday, May 22nd. Any questions may also be sent to Kelly via email.

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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.

Paid summer internships:

Alaska Conservation Foundation sponsors paid summer internships at a variety of Alaska-based organizations that support conservation efforts. AMCC will once again be hosting an ACF intern in 2017. Applications are processed through ACF. Click here for details on the 2017 summer internship program.

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

General volunteering

We are always looking for volunteers to help with events, outreach, and general duties around our office. If you are interested in volunteering with us, check out our volunteer page.

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:

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: Leslie Cornick at or Shannon Carroll at

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