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Work with us! Whether you're looking to get your start in environmental work with an internship, or to continue a career in environmental advocacy or nonprofit administration, this page lists all of our open positions.


Kamchatka Field Officer

We believe in a communities-first approach that gives local people and grassroots organizations the tools they need to solve environmental problems and protect the Pacific Rim’s wild places and wild life. We prioritize community decision-making, development of local leadership, and the value of strong networks among our local partners. Pacific Environment’s work on the Kamchatka Peninsula is focused on protecting wild salmon populations by building coalitions of diverse stakeholders including local communities, commercial fisheries, and local and regional government to protect wild salmon. Together with our partners, Pacific Environment focuses on preventing poaching, educating the public about the value of wild salmon, and engaging local businesses to improve sustainability.

The Position

Pacific Environment is seeking an experienced and energetic Kamchatka Field Officer to build and implement sustainable community-led strategies to stop on-river salmon poaching in southern Kamchatka. The Field Officer will assess and improve existing anti-poaching initiatives and scale successful models to new geographies on Kamchatka while facilitating a coordinated stakeholder network to ensure long-term sustainability of conservation initiatives. The Field Officer will work closely with program and communications staff to develop media and outreach materials for local and international audiences. The Field Officer will report to the Russia Program Director and work closely with the entire Russia team.

Location: Kamchatka, Russia

Duties and Responsibilities

1.Build and facilitate a coordinated network of stakeholders to implement sustainable community-led strategies to stop on-river salmon poaching in southern Kamchatka’s rivers

2.Grow local investment in salmon protection activities

3.Support Russian and Kamchatka NGOs to undertake salmon conservation projects; you are Pacific Environment’s representative on Kamchatka and responsible for facilitating timely completion of project deliverables

4.Craft a narrative about salmon conservation successes on Kamchatka and develop and lead a public information campaign to build support for local anti-poaching efforts both in Russia and abroad

Key Qualifications

• At least 3-5 years of experience working in project management, non-profit campaigning, environmental conservation, or other relevant field

• B.A./B.S. degree

• Fluent reading, writing, and speaking skills in Russian; professional written and spoken English a big plus

• Demonstrated ability to define and promote a clear vision to diverse audiences; marketing and communications experience is a major plus

• Leadership skills and experience building consensus among diverse groups, including conservation and indigenous groups, businesses, and government agencies

• Experience working in Russia or the former Soviet Union, ideally in the Russian Far East; able to live and work full-time in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (or nearby town) and travel 8-10 weeks each year

• A great sense of humor and a desire for adventure


• Salary commensurate with experience

• Flexible working environment with dedicated, diverse group of colleagues

• Interesting work in interesting places

To Apply: Please send a CV, cover letter, references, and a writing sample of no more than 500 words in Russian answering the question below to hr@pacificenvironment.org:

• Describe a time when your leadership facilitated two parties to reach a consensus.

This position will remain open until filled. All applications received by January 31 will be guaranteed to be reviewed.

Pacific Environment is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates regardless of age, class, disability status, ethnicity, gender, race and sexual orientation.


We're always looking for enthusiastic interns. You'd be a great match for us if you're interested in environmental advocacy and have one or more of the following skills: you speak Chinese or Russian, you're a social media and web wiz, you're interested in gaining some hands-on experience in fundraising, or you want to participate in the daily operations of a small nonprofit.

If you'd like to intern with us, please send an email to Caroline at cdezendorf@pacificenvironment.org. Be sure to include your resume and a cover note in which you indicate what areas of our work you're interested in and why.