Bridger-Teton Community Organizer, Wyoming Wilderness Association

Jackson, Wyoming

Organization: Wyoming Wilderness Association

Type of opportunity: Full time, benefited, permanent

Contact: Carolyn Schroth, Executive Director

Duties:

  • Identify and monitor threats to key public lands related to the Bridger-Teton National Forest
  • Meet and communicate regularly with agencies and other conservation groups
  • Execute field tours and outings in WWA priority landscapes for local decision-makers and public officials, the media, the general public, and other relevant individuals or groups
  • Have a thorough knowledge of the NEPA process with the ability to research and write comments on issues related to achieving land protections
  • Organize and host community events, including speakers, public celebrations, fundraisers and other outreach events, including but not limited to EcoFair, Shift, and Old Bill’s Fun Run
  • Work closely with WWA’s Development Director and local board members to plan, coordinate, and implement the Bridger-Teton campaign’s fundraising strategy
  • Develop press releases, email action alerts, social media posts, and other communications to inform and engage the public in the Bridger-Teton planning processes
  • Other duties as assigned to support the objectives of the Bridger-Teton campaign and WWA’s mission to protect Wyoming’s wild public lands
  • Communicate on a regular basis with the ED, colleagues, and Jackson governing council members.
  • Be available for weekly staff meetings
  • Be receptive to constructive criticism from colleagues and board members and reach out to WWA staff when necessary
  • Be physically present in office at least three days per week
  • Have an outgoing personality and be eager to meet our donors in the Jackson area and work to cultivate new donors

Desired qualifications:

  • A master’s degree in natural resources, environmental sciences or policy, public lands policy, wildlife biology, range science, forestry, geography, or a related field plus one year of related experience OR an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • General knowledge of public land use issues and familiarity with Wyoming conservation politics
  • Familiarity with standard B-T forest management priorities and protocols relating to recreation, grazing, logging, thinning, prescribed burning, and travel in Wilderness and Wilderness Study Areas
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, administration, and management skills
  • Excellent hiking and camping skills
  • Ability to effectively work both as part of a team and independently with little supervision
  • Strong technical and descriptive writing skills
  • Strong public speaking and effective communication skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and ability to quickly learn new technology
  • A thorough knowledge of the Jackson non-profit and conservation community and a willingness to establish and maintain personal relationships with key players

Salary/pay: Salary plus medical, vision, dental benefits; sick and vacation leave. Competitive salary commensurate with experience.

Link to more information: Download full job description

How to apply: Email a cover letter, resume and three references to Carolyn Schroth

Application deadline: Open until filled [[This position filled in September 2016 and is no longer open.]]

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