Wyoming Public Lands & Energy Associate, The Wilderness Society

Lander, Rock Springs, or Laramie, WY

Organization: The Wilderness Society

Duties: 

  • Coordinating activities within TWS and with other activists and networks of conservation groups to stop efforts to sell off our public lands, and to improve protection of wildlands in Wyoming.
  • Tracking energy development proposals on federal lands in Wyoming building coalitions and developing strategic, coordinated responses for those proposals TWS prioritizes.
  • Engaging in TWS’ priority defense efforts around land use and energy policy, providing Wyoming examples and spokespeople for the organization’s larger national advocacy and communications efforts.
  • Working effectively with a wide range of individual and organizations, from lawyers, scientists, and policy specialists to grassroots activists to ranchers, hunters/anglers, local elected officials, members of industry and other public land users. Identifying and cultivating local community members and other voices to speak out in community settings and the media, and build agency, oil and gas industry, and community support for TWS proposals.
  • Facilitate coalition and agency meetings, ensuring frequent communication and strategic coordination with other staff across TWS, as well as with partner groups.

Desired qualifications:

  • Minimum 1-3 years experience in grassroots organizing, environmental or other issue advocacy, campaign work, public policy and/or public lands or natural resources. Past experience with conservation or social issues in Wyoming is desired but not critical.
  • Ability to think and act strategically to achieve advocacy, policy or campaign goals.
  • Excellent communication skills, including writing, editing and speaking.
  • Ability to work constructively with diverse constituencies and effectively in a coalition setting, including rural communities in the West.
  • Knowledge of Forest Service and BLM land management planning processes and the federal legislative process helpful.
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field preferred but not required; additional education and/or work experience in public lands or natural resources issues helpful.

Salary/pay: 45,000.00 To 55,000.00 (USD) Annually

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