Advocacy Coordinator – Outdoor Industry Association

Boulder, CO

Organization: Outdoor Industry Association

Duties: 

  • Develop action alerts and issue briefs, position statements and other communication materials.
  • Support ongoing grassroots organizing and coalition building in support of OIA’s state and local advocacy goals.
  • Participate in and help plan industry and OIA events such as Outdoor Retailer, Capitol Summit and smaller regional events around the country, including at multiple state capitols during upcoming legislative sessions.
  • Assist with the development of a suite of educational tools and resources for our members and partners, which will be hosted on outdoorindustry.org/advocacy.
  • Monitor state legislation and local initiatives across the country that are relevant to OIA’s policy agenda and develop communications around them as appropriate.
  • Represent OIA at industry trade shows and other events that OIA hosts or sponsors

Desired qualifications:

  • At least 1 year of work or volunteer experience in state or local public policy work, campaigns or government affairs, preferably including experience working on public lands and recreation policy
  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, environmental studies or a related field
  • Self-motivated, energetic, disciplined and a fast learner
  • Well-organized and detail-oriented with an ability to prioritize and work independently as you grow into this role
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills
  • Exposure to land management agencies and the policymaking process
  • Communications, community-organizing and policy or legislative experience
  • Competence with basic online collaboration and workflow tools and an interest in learning more: Salesforce, WordPress, bill-tracking and advocacy software
  • An avid interest in conservation and a personal connection to the outdoors

Start and end dates: January 2018

Salary/pay: $45,000 annual stipend plus OIA’s excellent benefits package.

How to apply: Please submit a cover letter explaining your interest in the position, a resume and references to Cailin O’Brien-Feeney, State & Local Policy Manager, at hr@outdoorindustry.org. The subject line of the email should read “Advocacy Coordinator.”

Application deadline: October 27, 2017

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