Job: Alaska Regional Representative

Reports to: Senior Director of Response Services

Status: 50% FTE, Non-Exempt

Location: Anchorage, Alaska

About International Bird Rescue – www.birdrescue.org

International Bird Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that specializes in the rescue and rehabilitation of sick, injured, and contaminated aquatic birds. Our mission is to inspire people to act towards balance with the natural world by rescuing waterbirds in crisis. Between our two California centers, we treat approximately 3,500 patients per year. Additionally, we operate a turn-key facility in Anchorage, the Alaska Wildlife Response Center (AWRC), which is staffed when Bird Rescue is activated for an emergency wildlife response or special event. We are currently looking for someone to join our team as our Alaska Regional Representative, on a half-time basis.

About the Position

The Alaska Regional Representative is based in Anchorage and has the responsibility to support, represent, and increase the organization’s Response Services profile and capabilities in Alaska, and provide on-site support in the event of a wildlife emergency response. Successful candidate has the potential to grow this position into a regular employee role.

The Opportunity

  • Account Management, Marketing and Outreach:
    • Represents International Bird Rescue in Alaska to industry, trustees, current and future retainer holders and other potential clients by attending periodic meetings, exercises, conferences and other in-person or virtual opportunities.
    • Works closely with management staff to identify new business opportunities, within the oil industry sector as well as outside of it.
    • Assists in identifying potential new responders.
  • Regional Expertise: Maintains situational awareness of significant local incidents and events and reports to management. Attends local and regional regulatory and industry events.
  • Wildlife Response: Support Bird Rescue’s wildlife response activities in Alaska.
    • Makes every effort to be able to attend emergency responses in Alaska on limited notice.
    • Provides medical stabilization, if needed, before the response team arrives.
  • Facilities: Is available to give Alaska Wildlife Response Center (AWRC) tours, as well as open the center for immediate use in the event of an oil spill activation.
    • Works in partnership with the Senior Director of Response Services/Response Manager in keeping the facility ready at all times for an oil spill response.
    • Coordinates routine facility and equipment maintenance, including hazardous waste removal, waste removal, HVAC and water treatment systems.
  • Other tasks as needed in support of Response Services.

Qualifications

  • Maintains a professional demeanor at all times.
  • Possesses excellent communication, marketing, and outreach skills.
  • Exhibits a strong commitment to safety in all actions.
  • Works well without direct supervision.
  • Works efficiently and calmly under stressful situations.
  • Available to work, as necessary, during crisis situations, i.e., oil spills, which may mean putting in long hours and overtime with short notice.
  • Must have a valid Alaska driver’s license and have a vehicle.
  • Able and willing to attain and maintain 24-hour HAZWOPER certification and TWIC card credentials.
  • Able and willing to complete ICS-100 and ICS-200.
  • Has or willing to attain knowledge of Alaska Wildlife Protection Guidelines and other applicable regulations.

Experience

  • Prior experience required with wildlife, emergency response, oil spill response, and/or working knowledge of the oil industry.

Education

  • High School diploma or equivalent

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

  • Must be able to complete a heavy workload within reasonably established time frames without fatigue.
  • Must be able to work in an office environment with proficiency with computer, telephone, and other office equipment as needed to perform duties, as well as work with and interact with volunteers and staff within our response center.
  • Must have a reliable means of transportation and be willing to travel as required.
  • Must be able to work in challenging and changing environments indoors, outdoors, and in field situations.
  • Employee will have contact with the public, as well as with wild birds and other animals, and may risk exposure to contagious diseases.

Additional Provisions

In the event of an oil spill, the Alaska Regional Representative may be asked to take on oil spill response-related duties outside of general office business, including travel.

Work Environment

This is a position within an animal care facility. While performing some duties of this position the employee may be exposed to odors, noise, and in the vicinity of a variety of wild birds and potentially other wildlife and hazardous material (such as petroleum products during an oil spill).

Location

Most of the work for this position can be done remotely during COVID-19, with occasional work being done on-site at our Alaska Wildlife Response Center (AWRC).

Compensation, Benefits, and Start Date

This is a 50% FTE position, variable depending on meetings and current needs, no less than 20 hours per week. When activated during an emergency response, position converts to short-term, full-time employment.

This position offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, flexible work hours, a collaborative work environment, and a benefits package that includes generous vacation, and other benefits. The position is open immediately.

To Apply

Principals only. Please submit a resume and cover letter via Indeed: https://www.indeed.com/job/alaska-regional-representative-084f024be731fa6a or LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2368098489/.

Please DO NOT call the clinics or International Bird Rescue employees in reference to this job.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, due to the high number of applicants, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.