Youth Catalyst Specialist

Native Lands & Resources · Juneau, Alaska
Department Native Lands & Resources
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $24.45 - $31.19


Youth Catalyst Specialist



Job Class: Specialist

Department: Native Lands & Resources

Type of Position: Non-Exempt

Location of Work: Juneau, AK

Covered Position: Yes

Salary Grade(s): 8/9

Prepared by: R. Paddock/J. Wise

Hours of Work: M-F, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Employment Category: Regular, Full-Time

Effective Date: 11.01.2021



The Youth Catalyst Specialist will support the growth and development of youth programs. The incumbent will ensure local voices and entities lead the direction of youth stewardship and activities.


Reports To: Environmental Coordinator

Supervises: N/A

Liaison To: Community and regional partners



  • Identify and pursue funding opportunities, including approaches such as philanthropy and federal/state partnerships
  • Collaborate with Grants and Resources department regarding fundraising, grant writing and management, budget management, and in-kind support development
  • Develop youth stewardship partnerships
  • Maintain safety plans, trainings, and evaluations of partner projects
  • Support communities and Tribes in developing youth environmental stewardship and conservation activities
  • Pool and share resources with partnering youth projects
  • Develop relationships and facilitate communication between crew leaders
  • Provide logistical, technical, and social support for crew leads in the field
  • Coordinate and facilitate meetings
  • Coordinate with Guardians Program to support youth employment, vocational skill building, and higher education mentorship/placement
  • Assist youth in applying for scholarships, conferences, and professional development opportunities
  • Collaborate with community, regional partners, and the Indigenous Guardians Network
  • Identify and develop future youth programs with existing partners
  • Other duties as assigned


Spending Authority: N/A

Other Authority: N/A


  • Familiarity with Tlingit and Haida cultures: contemporary, traditional, political, and social
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Strong relationship-building skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, including managing budgets and coordinating the work of others across multiple disciplines
  • Ability to collaborate and work with individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds with varying goals and practices
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (education, experience, skills)

  • Associate’s degree
  • 2 years related experience
  • Valid Driver’s license


Substitution for degree

  • High school diploma and
  • 4 years’ related experience

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (education, experience, skills)

  • One year experience in grants management


The majority of work is performed in a professional office setting and is generally sedentary, requiring routine walking, standing, bending, and carrying of items weighing less than 40 lbs.  Travel on small aircraft or ferry may be required.



• All employment at Tlingit & Haida is “at will”. This means that the employee or Tlingit & Haida may terminate employment at any time and for any reason. Unless specified in writing, no term of employment is expressed or implied for this position.
• Tlingit & Haida is a no tolerance workplace. All regular employees may be required to pass a pre-employment and subsequent random drug and alcohol screening to be eligible for and maintain employment.
• Tlingit & Haida requires a criminal background check be conducted on all employees. All employment offers are conditional until federal criminal background check results verify your eligibility to work for Tlingit & Haida.

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  • Location
    Juneau, Alaska
  • Department
    Native Lands & Resources
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $24.45 - $31.19