Community Ambassador Northeast Washington, Conservation Northwest

Spokane, WA

Organization: Conservation Northwest

Duties:

  • Manage outreach operations supporting conservation program objectives;
  • Maintain contacts with public officials, tribal representatives, and the press;
  • Represent Conservation Northwest on the Northeast Washington Forestry Coalition, and other forums;
  • Build relationships and maintain communications at local levels to enhance public awareness and support;
  • Develop materials (fact sheets, website content, articles, alerts, talking points);
  • Organize and manage events, hikes, fundraisers, and other activities;
  • Mobilize supporters in northeast Washington as needed;
  • Supervise and manage interns and volunteers.

Desired qualifications:

Applicants must be locally-based. The ideal candidate will be organized and a resourceful self-starter with professional experience with campaigning, organizing, or outreach, a strong passion for wildlife conservation, and familiarity with NE Washington’s people, landscapes, culture, and critters.

Commitment to Conservation Northwest issues and values, ability to get along well with people from diverse backgrounds, strong networking and communication skills, ability to travel and very occasionally be away overnight, willingness to work long hours when needed are strong points. Experience (either as a volunteer or staffer) with a nonprofit organization working for social change or on environmental issues, experience in a political campaign, general familiarity with the workings of legislative bodies and public agencies, familiarity with conservation and agriculture issues, and experience with the media.

Salary/pay: $35-45,000 DOE

Link to more information: See the job description

How to apply: Send resume and one-page cover letter detailing interest and qualifications to Dave Werntz, Science and Conservation Director, at dwerntz@conservationnw.org. Finalists will be expected to provide references and writing samples.

 

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