Staff Attorney

Date Posted: 
Tue, February 11, 2020
Job Type: 
Job Category: 
Anchorage, AK
Company Name: 
Trustees for Alaska
Company Information: 

Trustees for Alaska is the only Alaska-based nonprofit public-interest environmental law firm, and is essential to the protection and defense of Alaska’s lands, waters, wildlife, and people. Alaska is an amazing place — and it needs guardians to ensure it remains that way. For over 45 years, Trustees has provided free legal services, policy advice, and strategic counsel to Alaska Native organizations and tribes, community groups, and local and national conservation groups. Trustees for Alaska addresses environmental problems proactively and collaboratively with our partners. For more information, see

Job Description: 

Trustees for Alaska seeks a full-time Staff Attorney in Anchorage, Alaska to join our team of lawyers working to protect a wild and vibrant Alaska where fish, wildlife, and people thrive. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting on January 15, until the position is filled.

The ideal candidate has 4-6 years of litigation experience and a proven ability to foster coordination and cooperation among diverse groups to achieve conservation goals in Alaska. This position is an opportunity to achieve environmental protection while working closely with clients, policymakers, and administrative agency staff.

The Staff Attorney reports to the Legal Director and is responsible for the following:
• Managing a diverse caseload that may include coalition-based administrative, legislative, and judicial work
• Working with program staff, clients, and partners to develop and implement legal, political, outreach, communications, and other strategies
• Representing Trustees for Alaska and clients in public forums and with the press
• Delegating and supervising projects for our paralegal and legal interns
• Assisting with administrative, communications, and fundraising as needed

We work a 40-hour week, with occasional additional night and weekend hours, in a supportive, dog-friendly office. We occasionally travel, including to remote areas by small plane, boat, or snow machine. The position is based in Anchorage, Alaska.


We seek candidates who have excellent legal, relationship building, and project management skills, and are results-oriented. Strong candidates will have:
• Excellent writing, research, analytical, and interpersonal skills
• A demonstrated ability to think creatively
• A track record of managing judicial, legislative, or administrative projects
• Admitted to practice law in Alaska, eligible for reciprocity, or willing to sit for the next available bar exam
• The ability to work in a collaborative, team-based environment, including within large and diverse coalitions
• A demonstrated commitment to environmental conservation and public interest advocacy

Knowledge of Alaska, scientific experience, knowledge of environmental and administrative law are all plusses. Competitive non-profit salary based on experience, plus medical, dental, life, long-term disability, and retirement benefits, generous leave policy, and supportive co-workers. Trustees for Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.

How to apply: 

E-mail cover letter and resume to Ashley Boyd, Office Manager, at